Greyhounds move to 3-2 with win at NMHU

Staff report Miranda Moore scored 13 points to lead a balanced effort as Eastern New Mexico University staked out a 20-8 first quarter and never trailed over the final 36 minutes of an 80-69 victory Tuesday over New Mexico Highlands. Sarah Stinnett added 11 points and four assists, Briana White had 10 and three other […]

Area prep basketball summaries — Nov. 20-21

Saturday Boys Evangel Christian 71, CCS 46 Clovis Christian (0-3) — Josh Fly 9, Keith Dunton 12, Josh Rojas 1, isaac Lindo 8, Dev Cockrell 16. Totals 12 20-28 46. Evangel Christian (1-0) — Individuals n/a. Totals 27 5-15 71. Clovis Christian    10    4    10    22    —    46 Evangel Christian    9    12    25    25    —   […]

Tested, never bested: Melrose repeats as eight-man champ

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Melrose senior Wyatt Williams clinches the 8-man state championship for the Buffaloes with an interception in the final minute of Saturday’s game against Gateway Christian at Melrose.

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER MELROSE — For two teams with nothing approaching a close game all season, Melrose and Gateway Christian put on quite a show in Saturday’s state 8-man football championship. The top-ranked, unbeaten and defending champion Buffaloes pulled it out of the fire, though, driving 80 yards in 11 plays for […]

ENMU women hold on to beat Texas-Permian Basin

STAFF REPORT LUBBOCK — Eastern New Mexico University’s women opened a 17-point lead midway through the third quarter on Saturday, but it took a free throw by senior guard Miranda Moore with five seconds left to finally nail down a 69-65 victory over Texas-Permian Basin on Saturday. The Greyhounds (2-2), who lost to 14th-ranked host […]

ENMU men ride balanced effort to first victory

STAFF REPORT GUNNISON, Colo. — Senior guard John Gilliam scored 23 points and Eastern New Mexico University’s bench put three more players in double digits in outscoring Colorado Mesa’s reserves 48-15 on Saturday as the Greyhounds rallied in the second half for an 89-85 win over the Mavericks in the Comfort Inn Classic, hosted by […]

Friday area prep football summary — Nov. 20

Quanah 41, Farwell 14 Texas Class 2A Div. II area round At Amarillo Records: Farwell 6-5, Quanah 8-4 Difference: The Indians outscored Farwell 20-0 in the second half to break up what had been a relatively close game. Difference-makers: Quanah, senior WR Avery Fuqua and senior QB Mayson Leija combined for five touchdowns for Quanah, […]

Friday area prep basketball summaries — Nov. 20

Boys Bovina 88, Olton 60 Olton (0-1) — Zamora 6, Corpus 7, Valencia 9, Thetford 10, Ramage 9, McCall 9, Noack 2, Flores 2, Smith 12. Totals 24 16-34 66. Bovina (1-0) — Enrique Marez 26, Jose Rodriguez 7, David Lara 9, Bryan De La Torre 15, Andres Loera 9, Alex Lucero 12, Edgar Olvera […]

Buffs eye repeat 8-man title

By Dave Wagner Sports writer By almost any standard, the Gateway Christian football team has had a dominant season. It pales somewhat in comparison, though, to the season the Melrose Buffaloes have put together. One thing’s for certain — the top two teams in New Mexico 8-man football will compete for the state championship […]

ENMU teams absorb losses on road

Staff report GUNNISON, Colo. — Sophomore guard Will Duggan scored 13 points and had eight of Western State’s 22 assists as the host Mountaineers outlasted Eastern New Mexico University’s men 81-77 on Friday night in the Comfort Inn Classic. Sophomore guard Ben Beauchamp hit four of Western State’s eight 3-pointers and finished with 16 points […]

Mayfield ousts Clovis in 6A quarterfinals

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Mayfield senior Tyler Harrison breaks up a pass intended for Clovis’ Kurt Kelley during the first quarter of Friday’s Class 6A quarterfinal game at Leon Williams Stadium. The Trojans defeated Clovis 21-3.

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR Mayfield was heading home Friday night no matter what happened in its Class 6A quarterfinal game against Clovis at Leon Williams Stadium. Now the fifth-seeded Trojans know they’re bringing top-seeded Cleveland with them. Junior Isaac Vance ran 18 times for 147 yards and a touchdown, and sophomore quarterback Torry […]

Rams move on to 4A semifinals

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Portales senior Jake Weringa hauls in a pass for a short gain before being tackled by St. Michael’s sophomore Antonio Galbadon during the first half of Friday night’s Class 4A quarterfinal playoff game at Blackwater Draw. The top-ranked, unbeaten Rams advanced with a 41-7 victory over the Horsemen.

By Matthew Asher STAFF REPORTER BLACKWATER DRAW — Though it may be cliché to say “offense wins games, defense wins championships,” that doesn’t make it any less true. Top-ranked Portales Rams forced four turnovers on Friday night, propelling the Rams to the state Class 4A semifinals with a 41-7 win over St. Michael’s at […]

Cass earns first-team All-LSC berth at RB

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Eastern New Mexico University sophomore and Clovis High grad Kamal Cass, voted to the Lone Star Conference first team, is first in the LSC and ninth in NCAA Division II this season with 1,343 yards rushing.

Staff reports RICHARDSON, Texas — Following a breakout sophomore season where he led the Lone Star Conference in rushing, posted six consecutive 100-yard games and set a team record with 20 touchdowns, former Clovis High standout Kamal Cass was named one of four Eastern New Mexico University football players to garner All-LSC first-team selections. Cass, […]

Friday area prep football capsules — Nov. 20

Dexter at Texico When: 7 p.m. today in a Class 2A quarterfinal playoff game. Records (seeds): Texico 4-7 (8), Estancia 10-0 (1) Last week: Texico defeated Tucumcari 34-7 at home, while Estancia had a first-round bye. Last meeting: Oct. 19, 2012, the Wolverines edged the Bears 32-28 at Estancia. Of note: Coming off a big […]

ENMU baseball team adds 10 signees

By Kevin Wilson Deputy editor PORTALES — If the Portales Rams have had a tough baseball game over the last few years, they’ve most likely started Grant Wagner, who’s steadily improved on the mound since he first pitched for the Rams in 2012. The improvement hasn’t gone unnoticed, as the Portales senior is one […]

Top-seeded Tarleton ousts Hounds

Staff report STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Sophomore outside hitter Hailey Roberts had 15 kills Thursday night and top-seeded host Tarleton State notched a 25-19, 25-17, 23-25, 25-13 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in the quarterfinals of the Lone Star Conference volleyball tournament. The TexAnns (26-5) advanced to face fourth-seeded Cameron, which slipped past Texas A&M-Kingsville […]

Cats take on Mayfield in 6A opener

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Clovis High junior Gavin Petner, left, and senior Tyler Bonner work on onside kicks during Wildcats football practice on Wednesday at Leon Williams Stadium. Clovis, which hosts Mayfield tonight, has been off since receiving a first-round bye for the Class 6A playoffs.

By Kevin Wilson Deputy editor Following a regular season that took them to Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Lubbock, Hobbs and Alamogordo, the Clovis Wildcats will be at home for the third Friday night in a row. That’s a streak the fourth-seeded Wildcats hope to end, but they’ll need a win over Mayfield to do it. […]

Clovis senior Greenwalt signs with Lubbock Christian

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Keaton Greenwalt, shown in a game against Carlsbad during his junior season, signed a letter of intent to play baseball in the 2017 season at Lubbock Christian University.

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR Keaton Greenwalt traveled thousands of miles this summer figuring out he had the skills to play college baseball. Now, he’ll have his senior year to get those skills ready for a 100-mile trip east to Lubbock Christian University. The Clovis High senior signed his letter of intent with the […]

ENMU’s Frye named to LSC first team

STAFF REPORT Eastern New Mexico junior Lauren Frye, twice a Lone Star Conference second-team selection, got the callup to the first team Wednesday night. Frye, the LSC’s freshman of the year in 2013, was the Greyhounds’ lone first-team LSC selection this year, announced Wednesday night at the LSC volleyball awards banquet in Stephenville, Texas. The […]

CHS swimmers have strong showing in Pecos

STAFF REPORT PECOS, Texas — The Clovis High boys swim team was two members short for Saturday’s Pecos Invitational, and thus came up a bit short in the team standings. Meantime, the CHS girls might have left half their squad at home and still been able to take team honors. The CHS boys set meet […]

CHS playoff tickets on sale

Staff report Clovis High School is now selling tickets at the athletic office for its 7 p.m Friday Class 6A quarterfinal game, according to a release from the office. Tickets will also be sold at the gate when the Wildcats (7-3), seeded fourth in 6A, will host fifth-seeded Mayfield (8-3). Tickets are $8 each for […]