CHS boys, girls basketball capsules — Jan. 27

BOYS Hobbs at Clovis When: 7 p.m. today at The Rock in the District 4-6A opener for both teams Records: Hobbs 19-1, Clovis 4-16 Last meeting: February 2014, the Cats lost at Hobbs 77-52. Last time out: The Eagles notched an 88-44 win at home over Artesia on Saturday. The Wildcats lost to Hope Christian […]

Area prep basketball summary — Jan. 24

BOYS Floyd 58, Clovis Christian 19 Clovis Christian (1-15) — Juaquin Lopez 2, Will Ramsey 9, Dev Cockrell 8. totals 8 2-6 19. Floyd (9-8) — Wyatt Chandler 3, Jase Wallace 15, Weston Chandler 4, Javin Chandler 7, Jarett East 3, Josue Gonzales 5, Jonathon Diaz 7, Tanner Essary 9, Seth Chandler 2, Adam Alvarez […]

Lady Cats top Lovington

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Clovis High senior guard Nichele Hyman splits Lovington defenders Kamryn Cunningham, left, and Justice Perry during the fourth quarter of Saturday night’s matchup in the Edward Jones Shootout at The Rock. Clovis defeated Lovington 57-45.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Clovis High’s girls don’t always need a big scoring night from senior Danni Williams to win basketball games. Saturday night, though, it took that little extra push down the stretch to get the job done. The Lady Wildcats got a season-best 35 points from the two-time New Mexico player […]

Saturday area prep summary — Jan. 24

GIRLS Pecos 39, Fort Sumner 35 Pecos (13-4) — Jamie Varela 4, Megan Armijo 8, IdaValencia 16, Adelisha Ortiz 4, KeeAnna Trujillo 7. Totals 16 6-14 39. Fort Sumner (11-5) — Oriana Ortiz 13, Kurstin Webb 5, Autumn McMath 5, Codi Wood 10, Claudia Torres 2. Totals 13 9-22 35. Pecos    6    15    9    9   […]

ENMU track squads open indoor slate

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — The Eastern New Mexico University track team posted a few top-10 finishes, with several top-15 and top-20 marks in a crowd largely comprised of NCAA Division I schools at the New Mexico Lobo Collegiate Open indoor meet on Saturday at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Sabrina Huelga was tops for the Zias, […]

Texans too much for Hounds

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ENMU senior forward Iyke Akajiobi draws a shooting foul during Saturday’s Lone Star Conference men’s game at Greyhound Arena. The Texans kept the Hounds winless in LSC play, posting an 89-64 victory.

Staff report PORTALES — Say one thing for Tarleton State — the Texans were consistent on Saturday. As in consistently good. TSU shot 16-of-24 in each half to finish at 67 percent for the game in an 89-64 Lone Star Conference rout of Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Arena. Senior forward TaShawn Mabry led […]

TexAnns’ 3s down Zias

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ENMU senior Jasmine Johnson drives past a Tarleton State defender during the second half of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference women’s game at Greyhound Arena. The TexAnns defeated the Zias 71-56.

By Dave Wagner Staff Writer dwagner@cnjonline.com PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University women’s coach Josh Prock said he knew Tarleton State’s Bailey Wipff could shoot. In fact, he tried to recruit her last year from Howard College. Unfortunately for the Zias, the sophomore guard from Lubbock picked a bad time to have a career day, […]

Lady Cats pull away for victory

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Clovis High senior guard Nichele Hyman pulls up for a one-handed shot and basket from the lane  during the Edward Jones Shootout on Friday at The Rock.

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com The Lubbock Home School girls were hanging with Clovis High for a while, then all of a sudden they weren’t. The Lady Wildcats broke open a relatively close game with a 24-2 run, including the final 14 points of the first half, and notched a 73-56 win over the Lady Titans […]

Rams, Lady Rams top Texico

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Portales High junior Kambrey Blakey shoots over Texico’s Madison Gloyna during the second half of Friday’s girls matchup at Texico. Blakey scored 21 points in the Lady Rams’ 55-29 win.

Staff report TEXICO — The Portales boys used the free throw line to pull one out on Friday night. The Rams went 8-for-10 from the line in the final stanza, outscoring Texico 12-5 to edge the Wolverines 53-50. Portales also took the girls matchup, winning 55-29. Sophomore center Jeremie Karngbaye posted a double-double with 16 […]

Friday area prep summaries — Jan. 23

BOYS District 3-2A Panhandle 54, Farwell 37 Farwell (16-5, 2-1) — Jace Perkins 13, Angel Graxiola 11, Curt Langford 4, Chase Mitchell 4, Gerardo Martinez 4, Oscar Muniz 1. Totals 15 5-11 37. Panhandle (12-5, 3-0) — Josh Oliver 14, Clayton Wood 12, Bryce Cathey 9, Trehern McGill 6, Red Hughey 5, Jett Cates 5, […]

Hope Christian rides first-quarter run to win over Clovis

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Clovis junior Roland Chavez tries to get Hope Christian defender Caleb Meyer-Hagan with a fake in the second half of Friday night’s game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Chavez had 13 points and 12 rebounds in Clovis’ 64-49 setback.

By Kevin Wilson STAFF WRITER kwilson@cnjonline.com Put 21 first-half turnovers on one side, and Dedrick Milford on the other. The math isn’t too difficult. Milford scored a game-high 18 points in just 15 minutes of action, including 11 in an 18-2 first-quarter run that put things on ice early for Hope Christian in a 64-49 […]

ENMU basketball capsules — Jan. 24

MEN Tarleton State at ENMU • When: 4 p.m. today in a Lone Star Conference game at Greyhound Arena • Records: Tarleton State (15-2, 3-2 LSC), ENMU 7-11 (0-5) • Last year: The Texans beat the Greyhounds 86-64 at Stephenville, Texas, and 92-82 at Greyhound Arena. • Last time out: TSU edged West Texas A&M 76-71 at home […]

Late 3-point shot topples Zias

Staff report DENTON, Texas — Sophomore forward Emily Spector capped a 20-point, 10-rebound night off the bench by hitting a decisive 3-pointer with nine seconds left Thursday to give Texas Woman’s a 63-61 Lone Star Conference women’s basketball victory over Eastern New Mexico University. For the third consecutive game, the Zias (6-10, 2-4 LSC) tried […]

ENMU’s Burks tabbed LSC preseason player of the year

STAFF REPORT RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University senior outfielder Matthew Burks has been chosen the Lone Star Conference preseason player of the year in baseball. Burks led the LSC in slugging percentage (.627) and home runs (10) in 2014 while hitting .384 with 71 hits, 50 runs, 32 RBIs and 11 stolen bases. […]

Clovis basketball capsules

Boys Hope Christian at Clovis When: 7 p.m. today at The Rock Records: Clovis 4-15, Hope Christian 14-4 Last meeting: The Huskies beat the Wildcats 81-36 in the opening round of the Albuquerque Academy Invitational on Dec. 11. Last time out: The Huskies defeated Bosque 78-46 at home on Tuesday. Clovis dropped a 73-70 decision […]

New Mexico fishing report — Jan. 22

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Charette Lakes: Closed for the season. Cimarron […]

Commerce keeps Hounds winless in LSC

Staff report COMMERCE, Texas — The Texas A&M-Commerce Lions improved to 8-0 at home, as Darrell Williams had 26 points to lead four in double figures and also grabbed 14 rebounds in a 91-67 victory Wednesday night over Eastern New Mexico University. LaDon Carnegie scored 22 poins and dished out 11 assists for Commerce (14-3, 3-1), […]

Zia comeback falls short at Commerce

Staff report COMMERCE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico couldn’t quite dig its way out of two holes in a row. The Zias cut a 20-point second-half deficit to four with 100 seconds to play, but could get no closer as Texas A&M-Commerce survived with a 70-62 win in their Lone Star Conference game Wednesday night. […]

Akajiobi filling void for Hounds

CMI correspondent: Rick White
Iyke Akajiobi has averaged 4.3 points and five rebounds in four games since joining the Greyhounds in January.

By Rick White Correspondent Like most boys in Nigeria, Iyke Akajiobi grew up playing “football” — soccer to Americans. He’d seen a basketball game or two on television, but never had played it until he moved to the United States at age 15. His initiation was awkward. “I dribbled with two hands and I didn’t […]

Lovington overhauls Cats

Staff report LOVINGTON — After playing quite possibly their best quarter of the season in the third period on Tuesday, Clovis High’s boys just couldn’t quite hang on. Six-foot-8 senior Stephen Lennox took over down the stretch, scoring 15 of his game-high 28 points in the final period as Lovington rallied to beat the Wildcats […]