ENMU women’s basketball capsule — Feb. 9

ENMU AT TEXAS WOMAN’S • When: 6 p.m. (MST) at Denton, Texas • Records: ENMU 8-12 (3-7 Lone Star Conference), Texas Woman’s 17-6 (7-4) • Last meeting: The Pioneers outlasted ENMU 59-54 on Jan. 5 at Greyhound Arena. • Last time out: Both teams lost on the road in conference play on Saturday, the Greyhounds […]

Monday area prep basketball summary — Feb. 8

GIRLS Non-district Melrose 46, Elida 44 Elida (19-3) — Lacy Ferguson 5, Bonnie Bennett 10, Taylor Epps 10, Kynzi Creighton 2, Brianna Bargas 2, Kasyn Creighton 8, Lauren Stone 7. Totals 17 8-10 44. Melrose (16-5) — Jaydan Beard 5, Kiki Roybal 1, Landry Widner 4, Reagan Carthel 14, Taylor Bostwick 16, Brette Devaney 2, […]

Szych earns provisional qualifying mark

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — Eastern New Mexico University senior Klaudia Szych posted a time of 2 minutes, 12.02 seconds, good for fourth place and a provisional NCAA Division II qualifying berth on Saturday in the University of New Mexico Classic indoor track meet. Szych, from Sczcecin, Poland, posted the eighth-best time in Division II so […]

CHS boys, girls basketball capsules — Feb. 9

BOYS Clovis at Carlsbad • When: 7 p.m. today in a District 4-6A game • Records: Clovis 3-18 (0-3), Carlsbad 16-7 (2-1) • Radio: KCLV-AM 1240, and streaming on kclvsports.com. • Last time out: The Wildcats are coming off a weekend back-to-back, losing at home on Friday to Alamogordo 62-60 in district play and dropping […]

ENMU women’s basketball capsule — Feb. 9

ENMU AT TEXAS WOMAN’S • When: 6 p.m. (MST) at Denton, Texas • Records: ENMU 8-12 (3-7 Lone Star Conference), Texas Woman’s 17-6 (7-4) • Last meeting: The Pioneers outlasted ENMU 59-54 on Jan. 5 at Greyhound Arena. • Last time out: Both teams lost on the road in conference play on Saturday, the Greyhounds […]

Walks, errors prevent Hounds from season-opening series sweep

Staff report GOODWELL, Okla. — Freshman catcher Daniel Blake drove in six runs with two singles, a double and a sacrifice fly and Oklahoma Panhandle State salvaged the finale of a season-opening three-game series on Sunday with an 11-7 win over Eastern New Mexico University. The Aggies took advantage of eight walks, a hit batsman […]

Area coaches like Broncos, pick Panthers

Staff report The Super Bowl is upon us again. That means time-honored traditions like eating too much, watching every commercial and wondering how we got every prop bet wrong (yes, hoping to win the 10-to-1 “there will be an earthquake” bet makes you a bad person). Wait, we forgot one: Second-guessing coaches. Here is your […]

CHS teams first, second at district

Staff report CARLSBAD — Clovis High’s girls took first place while the boys were second in Saturday’s District 3 swimming competition. The Lady Wildcats captured eight first-place finishes and added nine state-qualifying marks to their ledger. They have now qualified 11 of their 12 swimmers — all eighth-graders through sophomores — for state competition Feb. […]

Cold Cats no match for Hope

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — On defense, the Clovis Wildcats did plenty to give themselves a chance to pull a big upset against defending Class 4A champion Hope Christian. The problem was the Wildcats couldn’t finish what they started offensively, and suffered a 59-29 loss Saturday night. “We just couldn’t throw it in the ocean,” Clovis […]

ENMU softball rebuilding

By Matthew Asher Staff writer masher@pntonline.com First-year Eastern New Mexico University softball coach Katie Welborn has her work cut out in trying to rebuild the program. Last season, the then-Zias finished 16-34 overall, with a 3-25 Lone Star Conference record. They lost their final 16 games of the season. While this is her first season […]

Saturday area prep basketball summaries — Feb. 6

BOYS Non-district Melrose 64, Springer 55 Melrose (18-3) — Cade Barnard 30, Chris Fisher 5, Jordan Jasso 1, Braden Hemminger 8, Carson Fraze 2, Jared Lee 16, Blake Devaney 2. Totals 22 17-24 64. Springer (18-5) — Jacob Quintana 2, Damien Blahbach 11, Estevan Romero 15, Isaiah Garcia 22, Chris Casias 3, Zac Caldwell 2. […]

Hounds add fourth signee in women’s soccer

Staff report PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer coach Omar Morales has added a fourth signee for the upcoming season in Samantha Fabela of El Paso Chapin. Fabela was named first team all-district three straight years, including the last two years winning offensive MVP. “Sam is a special player, she eats sleeps and […]

Angelo State notches easy win over ENMU

Staff report SAN ANGELO, Texas — Senior forward Stedman Allen scored 21 points to lead five players in double figures, and Angelo State never trailed in a 100-67 Lone Star Conference men’s basketball drubbing of Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday. Thomas Tshikaya added 15 points while the Rams (17-4, 5-4 LSC) also got 13 […]

CHS, Hank Baskett honored with gold football

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
A gold football bearing Hank Baskett’s name was sent to Clovis High School as part of the National Football League’s High School Honor Roll. The league sent more than 3,000 balls to high schools for each graduate who either coached or appeared on the roster in one of the previous 49 Super Bowls.

Staff report With Santa Clara, California, set to host Super Bowl 50 today, the National Football League has wasted no opportunity to put a golden touch on the game. One small part of that touch is now enshrined at Clovis High School. The school, and 2001 graduate Hank Baskett, were honored with a gold football […]

Friday area prep basketball summaries — Feb. 5

BOYS District 4-3A Texico 51, Dexter 30 Texico (12-5, 1-0) — Tanner Dickerman 2, Brannon Karger 8, Dalton Thatcher 17, Brock Thompson 2, Braden Fraze 11, Mason Golden 3, Nathan Phipps 6, Paden McDermid 2. Totals 18 10-16 51. Dexter (10-11, 1-0) — Greg Gabaldon 12, David Morales 3, Jonah Chavez 7, Brandon Silvas 6, […]

Clovis girls grab first district win

Alamogordo News photo: Peter Dindinger
Clovis sophomore Teya Morris takes a baseline jumper in Friday’s District 4-6A game at Alamogordo High School. Morris scored nine points in Clovis’ 48-34 victory.

Staff report ALAMOGORDO — It’s not very often this season that the free throw line has been a friend for the Clovis High girls basketball team. Friday night against District 4-6A foe Alamogordo, though, it certainly was. The Lady Wildcats converted 20-of-28 from the line, including 18-of-22 in the final period to help seal a […]

Alamogordo edges Clovis for first district win

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Clovis senior David Griego looks for the shot against the defense of Alamogordo sophomore Dee Smith of Friday night’s District 4-6A game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Griego had three points in Clovis’ 62-60 loss to Alamogordo.

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com With less than 12 seconds to play, the Alamogordo Tigers gave a glimpse into why they had a nine-game losing skid coming into Rock Staubus Gymnasium. But over the last few ticks, the Tigers rode a combination of key defensive plays and missed Clovis opportunities into a 62-60 win […]

ENMU basketball capsules, Feb. 6

ENMU at Angelo State Men • When: 4 p.m. today at San Angelo, Texas • Records: ENMU 6-14 (2-6 Lone Star Conference), Angelo State 16-4 (4-4) • Last meeting: Jan. 16, the Rams rallied from 16 points down with 11 minutes left and eight down in the final minute to beat ENMU 70-68 at Greyhound […]

Portales teams roll over East Mountain

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com SANDIA PARK — Another district game, another win for both basketball teams from Portales. This time the Rams and Lady Rams defeated their District 4-4A rival East Mountain in impressive fashion. The first was a 72-13 shellacking by the Lady Rams while the boys dominated the Timberwolves in an […]

ENMU baseball team looks to improve

By Matthew Asher Staff writer masher@pntonline.com PORTALES — On Saturday, the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team begins its 2016 campaign with a trip to Goodwell, Okla. to take on the Oklahoma Panhandle State Aggies for three games. Last year, ENMU finished 16-30 overall and 11-21 in the Lone Star Conference, but the Hounds still […]