Eagles blank Cats

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Apparently headed into halftime scoreless, the Hobbs Eagles stole Clovis High’s thunder on Tuesday night. Senior defender Arturo Miranda broke down the middle and pushed a shot into the right corner of the net with 10 seconds left in the half, and that stood up for a 1-0 Eagles […]

Zias sweep Lady Mustangs to move above .500 mark

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ENMU freshman Andrea Aguilar of Clovis gets one of her 10 digs during Tuesday’s matchup against University of the Southwest at Greyhound Arena. ENMU improved to 7-6 for the season with a 25-17, 25-16, 25-18 win over the Mustangs.

Staff report PORTALES — It’s not much, but the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team has a winning record 13 matches into the season. The Zias (7-6) swept University of the Southwest 25-17, 25-16, 25-18 on Tuesday night at Greyhound Arena, marking the latest they’ve been over the .500 mark in a season since 2010, […]

Lady Cats remain winless in district

Staff report HOBBS — The bad news? The Clovis High girls soccer team is still looking for its first district win in three-plus seasons under coach Traci Sievers. The good news is it was the District 4-6A opener — a competitive 2-0 loss Tuesday at Hobbs — and the Lady Wildcats still have five district […]

Hounds blank USW

Staff report HOBBS — Freshman James Gutierrez made four saves and Eastern New Mexico University earned its first shutout win of the season on Tuesday, defeating University of the Southwest 2-0. The Hounds (3-5-1) have never gone nine matches into a season to collect a shutout. Redshirt freshman Daniel Sanchez scored on a free kick […]

District soccer to begin

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com The Clovis High girls soccer team has been here before. In recent years, the Lady Wildcats have done well and built a good record early in the season, only to come up short when district play gets under way. Fourth-year coach Traci Sievers is looking for her first win […]

MSU, Commerce nab share of lead in LSC

Lonestarconference.org RICHARDSON, Texas — Midwestern State and Texas A&M-Commerce each won on the road Saturday and are tied for the early Lone Star Conference lead. MSU (3-0, 2-0 LSC), the only remaining unbeaten in the conference, overcame a fumble in the red zone and an interception in the end zone to post a 27-23 win […]

Lady Cats take consolation bracket

Staff report RIO RANCHO — Clovis High’s volleyball team lost a three-way tiebreaker for second in pool play on Friday in the Rio Rancho Volleyball Bash, thus relegating the Lady Wildcats to the consolation bracket on Saturday. That’s OK, coach Gabe Apodaca said. CHS swept its two matches in bracket play, thus improving to 4-6 […]

ENMU women 2nd at Sul Ross rodeo

Staff report ALPINE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s women notched their second consecutive runnerup finish in rodeo competition hosted by Sul Ross State over the weekend. The Zias posted 145 points to finish five behind Odessa College. ENMU’s men finished with 60 points, but final results were not available on Monday to determine their […]

Zias pull out OT win at TWU

Staff report DENTON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s women got outshot big-time in Sunday’s Lone Star Conference soccer match against Texas Woman’s, but they got the one that counted. Senior midfielder Alyssa Prince scored with 13 seconds left in the first sudden-death overtime to give the Zias a 2-1 win over the Pioneers. They […]

Zias roll to sweep of Tarleton

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University Zias bounced back from their three-game loss to Angelo State on Friday, taking out their frustrations on Tarleton State on Saturday night by beating the TexAnns 25-15, 25-23 , 25-16 at Greyhound Arena. The Zias (6-6, 2-3 Lone Star Conference) came out […]

Mistakes costly in Hounds’ loss to Lions

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Eastern New Mexico University senior wide receiver Jacob Johnson snags a long pass between a pair of Texas A&M-Commerce defenders during the second quarter of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference game at Greyhound Stadium. Johnson caught eight passes for 159 yards and two touchdowns in a 48-32 loss to the Lions.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner @cnjonline.com BLACKWATER DRAW — From the opening kickoff, it was evident Eastern New Mexico University’s football team was going to have its hands full with Texas A&M-Commerce. Any help the Lions might have needed from the Greyhounds, though, they received. ENMU gave away 17 points on a blocked punt, […]

Hounds clip Oklahoma Christian

Staff report PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University gave itself some breathing room with two late goals in a dominant first half, and the Greyhounds notched a 3-1 win over Oklahoma Christian on Saturday at the ENMU pitch. Leading just 1-0 despite a wide margin in shots against OCU (1-4-1), the Hounds (2-5-1) closed out […]

Saturday area prep volleyball summary — Sept. 28

San Jon 3, Clovis Christian 0 San Jon    25    25    25 Clovis Christian    20    14    21 CCS individual statistics Kills — Maleikah Wofford 9. Blocks — Wofford 2. Digs — Jadyn Barnett 7, Wofford 6. Aces — Jaclyn Beaman 6. Assists — Barnett 5, Beaman 5. Record — Clovis Christian 0-6. Middle school — Clovis […]

Lady Cats capture Lubbock Invitational title

Staff report LUBBOCK — Clovis High’s girls waded through 14 other teams and put five runners in the top 20 on Saturday to win the large-school division of the Lubbock Invitational cross country meet. The Lady Wildcats had 62 points to finish 12 ahead of runnerup Coppell, Texas. CHS coach Mark Bussen said it’s the […]

Cat tracks: Rio Rancho wins guessing game

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Clovis’ Garren Bass and Estevan Romero Bring down Rio Rancho running back Angelo Lujan.

By Kevin Wilson CNJ STAFF WRITER kwilson@cnjonline.com In another contest against one of Class 6A’s elite teams, there wasn’t much positive for the Clovis Wildcats. On one hand, the Rio Rancho Rams scored 20 fewer points in this year’s game, a 42-14 win, than in last year’s 62-59 overtime triumph. But many of the same […]

ENMU teams third, fourth at Cowboy Jamboree

Staff report STILLWATER, Okla. — Competing in the small-university division of the meet, Eastern New Mexico University’s women finished third out of four teams while the men were sixth out of seven in Saturday’s Cowboy Jamboree cross country meet, hosted by Oklahoma State. Junior Amber Saiz led the Zias, placing eighth individually in 19:12.87 over […]

Rio Rancho dismantles Cats with passing game

By Kevin Wilson kwilson@cnjonline.com With mind-numbing efficiency, the Rio Rancho Rams found it quite easy to spoil homecoming for the Clovis Wildcats. The visiting Rams made it four in a row and five of the last six over Clovis with a 42-14 win Friday night at Leon Williams Stadium. Senior Easton Bruere picked the Wildcat […]

Staugaard, Rams run past Demons

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Portales junior running back Bronte Staugaard outruns the Eunice defense on his way to a touchdown during the second quarter of Friday’s game at Greyhound Stadium.

By Derek Major dmajor@pntonline.com BLACKWATER DRAW — On Thursday, Portales High coach Jamie Ramirez said that in order for his team to defeat Dexter, the Rams would have to control both sides of the line of scrimmage and win on the perimeter on offense. They did just that as junior Bronte Staugaard ran for 231 […]

Friday area prep volleyball summary – Sept. 26

Lubbock All Saints 3, Clovis Christian 0 Clovis Christian    9    11    12 All Saints    25    25    25 CCS individual statistics Kills — Maleikah Wofford 1. Digs — Jaclyn Seaman 3. Aces — Wofford 2. Assists — Jadyn Barnett 7. Record — Clovis Christian 0-5.

Big first half propels Farwell past Texico

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Farwell senior Curt Langford gets past Texico senior Hayden Spears on a 53-yard touchdown reception during the second quarter of Friday night’s game at Texico. Langford had a pair of TD catches as the Steers rolled to a 31-0 victory over the Wolverines.

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com TEXICO — The first meeting in football between border rivals Texico and Farwell in at least 60 years — and perhaps ever, as far as anyone knows — turned out to be pretty one-sided. The Steers turned the ball over on their first possession — an interception on the game’s third […]