Hounds carve up Bacone

Staff photo: Matthew Asher
ENMU quarterback Wyatt Strand, center, dives into the end zone for the first touchdown of Saturday’s nonconference football game against Bacone at Greyhound Stadium. Many scores followed, and the Greyhounds won 62-0 over the Warriors.

By David Norton Sports editor dnorton@pntonline.com PORTALES — While no scoring records were set and no team ran for more than 500 yards, Eastern New Mexico University’s football team still walked all over Bacone in a 62-0 non-conference drumming Saturday. The shutout was the first at home for the Greyhounds (5-3) since 2004. While the […]

Lady Demons turn back Clovis in 5


Staff report In danger of a straight-sets sweep, the Clovis volleyball team forced a fifth set against Santa Fe High, but ultimately lost 25-21, 25-20, 16-25, 20-25, 15-8 in a District 2-6A match on Saturday at Rock Staubus Gym. The Lady Wildcats (8-11, 3-5 district) were led on the night by Makinzie Johnson and Sarah […]

CHS SOCCER: Bears down Cats, Lady Cats

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Clovis High freshman Madeline Howalt races down the sideline against La Cueva midfielder Lauren Koch during Saturday’s District 2-6A girls soccer match at Leon Williams Stadium. The Bears defeated the Lady Wildcats 2-0.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Traci Sievers hopes her Clovis High girls soccer squad has done enough to get into the Class 6A state tournament. The Lady Wildcats are squarely on the bubble after losing to top-ranked La Cueva 2-0 in the District 2-6A and regular-season finale for both teams on Saturday at Leon […]

ENMU posts upset of Kingsville

Staff report PORTALES — Matching up against the Lone Star Conference’s No. 3 team, Texas A&M-Kingsville, the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball squad handed the Javelinas a straight-sets sweep 25-18, 27-25, 25-22 on Saturday night at Greyhound Arena. The Greyhounds (12-10, 7-5 LSC) are setting up to finish the season with one of their best […]

Saturday area prep volleyball summary — Oct. 22

District 5-3A Texico 3, Clayton 0 Texico    25    25    25 Clayton    9    6    8 Individual statistics Kills — Jasmine Gannon 16, Mel Davalos 6. Blocks — Davalos 3, Cynthia Reynoso 1. Digs — Gannon 3, Kaylee Miller 3. Aces — Riley Thompson 7, Micah Pinnell 2, Reynoso 2. Assists — Miller 19. Records — Texico […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Hounds place second, fourth in LSC meet

Staff report COMMERCE, Texas — Junior Mercy Rotich and sophomore Melina Gryschka finished second and third, respectively, to lead Eastern New Mexico University’s women to a second-place team finish in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference cross country championships. Rotich ran a time of 5 minutes, 56.0 seconds over the 6K course, trailing only West Texas A&M […]

CHS boys win Ruidoso Invitational

Staff report RUIDOSO — Clovis High’s boys took their second consecutive team title and third of the season on Saturday, winning the Ruidoso Invitational with 59 points to 71 for Lovington in a 17-team field. Sophomores Jon Fuentes and Bailey Goodgame ran 1-2 for the Wildcats, posting respective times of 17 minutes, 46 seconds and […]

Clovis whips Santa Fe for second district win


By David Norton SPORTS EDITOR dnorton@pntonline.com To say the Clovis High football team put it on Santa Fe Friday night would be a huge understatement, with Clovis ending the game a minute into the second half and holding the Demons to negative-24 yards on offense. Seth Lopez led the way for the Wildcats (5-3, 2-1 […]

Rams thump Warriors, improve to 7-1

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com The Portales Rams made good use of their bye week as they utterly dominated their Class 4-4A opponent Ruidoso 58-23 Friday night. Last year, the Rams mercy-ruled the Warriors 54-0 with the game ending in the third quarter. This year the result wasn’t much different as Portales (7-1, 2-0 […]

ENMU women fall to Pioneers

Staff report PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team hung in defensively, but could get little going on offense on Friday night and the Greyhounds dropped a 1-0 Lone Star Conference decision to Texas Woman’s at Greyhound Stadium. With the victory, the Pioneers (8-6-1, 4-5-0 LSC) stayed ahead of the Hounds in […]

Cats face Demons

By David Norton Sports editor dnorton@pntonline.com The theme of this year’s Clovis High football team has been overcoming adversity and according to coaches and players, ‘getting off the bus’ is one adversity the team must overcome if they hope to have any success moving forward. Playing host to Santa Fe tonight, the Wildcats (4-3, 1-1 […]

Rams set to battle Warriors

By Matthew Asher Staff writer masher@pntonline.com PORTALES — Coming off a bye week, the Portales Rams look to finish off their District 4-4A schedule on a strong note as they travel to Ruidoso tonight. Portales (6-1, 1-0 district) finished off its previous game with an emphatic 48-10 win over Hope Christian two weeks ago and […]

UTPB thumps Hounds

Staff report ODESSA, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico men’s soccer team fell Texas-Permian Basin 4-1 in Heartland Conference soccer on Thursday. The Falcons (4-8-2(4-5-2 Heartland) scored in the 48th minute, then proceeded to really hammer the Greyhounds (5-6-4, 3-5-3) offensively, finishing the match with 15 shots. ENMU scored its lone goal in the 80th […]

Thursday area prep volleyball summaries — Oct. 21

District 2-6A Fort Sumner 3, Mountainair 0 Mountainair    18    20    24 Fort Sumner    25    25    26 Fort Sumner individual statistics Kills — Mountainair, Alicia Kayser 7, Jentry Kayser 7, Lynna Turner 6. Fort Sumner, Claudia Torres 10, Jordyn Stowe 7, Abby Wilton 7, Paige Burney 5. Blocks — Mountainair, Turner 2. Fort Sumner, Wilton 3, […]

Friday area prep football capsules — Oct. 21

Texico (1-5, 0-1) at Raton (5-3, 1-1) When: 7 p.m. in a District 5-3A game. Last week: Texico had an open date; the Tigers lost a district game at Santa Rosa 42-21. Last meeting: The teams have never played each other. Of note: The Tigers have more wins than the rest of the district combined […]

Tuesday area prep volleyball summary — Oct. 18

District 4-1A Melrose 3, Floyd 0 Melrose    25    25    25 Floyd    19    23    29 Melrose individual statistics Kills — Hannah Wofford 16, Brette DeVaney 14, Natalie Mondragon 8, Hailey Martin 4. Blocks — none. Digs — LaKasey Mondragon 25, Jayden Beard 6, Wofford 6. Aces — L. Mondragon 5, Landry Widner 3, DeVaney 2, Wofford […]

Matadors down Cats

Clovis High senior Isaac Cordova heads the ball away from the goal during Tuesday’s District 2-6A boys soccer match against Sandia at Leon Williams Stadium, while Wildcats senior Michael Bodine and Sandia freshman Will Maclay look on at Leon Williams Stadium. The Matadors blanked the Wildcats 2-0.

Staff report Clovis High’s boys hung in most of the way. The Wildcats just couldn’t get the equalizer. Sandia senior Victor Gallardo scored early and late on Tuesday night and the Matadors claimed a 2-0 District 2-6A boys soccer victory over the Cats at Leon Williams Stadium. The loss drops CHS (8-10, 4-5 district) under […]

ENMU sweeps Lady Buffs

By David Norton Sports editor dnorton@pntonline.com PORTALES — It wasn’t easy, but despite trailing by as many as five points in two separate sets, the Eastern New Mexico volleyball team beat West Texas A&M in straight sets Tuesday night, 25-20, 26-24, 26-24. Senior outside hitter Lauren Frye had a stellar night, turning in one of […]

Clovis sweeps Manzano for third district win

STAFF REPORT Clovis High had little problem on the road Tuesday, using a balanced effort to sweep Manzano. Junior Lexi Cole had six kills to help Clovis (7-10, 3-5) snap a four-match losing streak. “The girls played pretty well, really relaxed,” Clovis coach Gabe Apodaca said. “We definitely looked more relaxed than we did against […]

Lady Cats post 2-1 victory over Sandia

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — Senior Taylor Smith waited until the 18th match of the season to score her first goal. Suffice it to say, it couldn’t have come at a better time. Smith scored off a corner kick by senior defender Kileigh Dlouhy and a pass from senior defender Dani Rodriguez in the 76th minute […]