Tuesday area prep summaries — Jan. 20

BOYS Santa Rosa 70, Texico 62 Texico (10-6) — Justin Rucker 16, Brendan Clark 2, Rodrick Dean 12, Tanner Dickerman 3, Brannon Karger 14, Braden Fraze 9, Mason Golden 2, Mason Phipps 4, Totals 23 11-17 62. Santa Rosa (12-2) — Isaac Velasquez 10, Joaquin Lopez 4, Jacob Sanchez 5, Torello 10, Pryce Marez 2, […]

Big first half carries Lady Cats past Portales

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Clovis High senior Dee Briggins shoots from the lane and draws a foul from McKenzie Bucksath of Portales during the second half of Tuesday’s girls matchup at Portales. The Lady Wildcats improved to 16-2 with a 57-42 victory. over the Lady Rams.

Staff report PORTALES — Thank goodness for a good start, Clovis High girls basketball coach Jeff Reed said. That wasn’t the real Portales High squad in the first half, said his counterpart, Lady Rams coach Wade Fraze. Clovis jumped on PHS for a 28-9 halftime lead and played the Lady Rams even the rest of […]

ENMU basketball capsules — Jan. 21

MEN ENMU at Texas A&M-Commerce • When: 6:30 p.m. (MST) today in a Lone Star Conference game at Commerce, Texas • Records: ENMU 7-10 (0-4 LSC), Texas A&M-Commerce 13-3 (2-1) • Last year: The Lions went 2-1 against the Greyhounds last year, including a 74-73 win in the LSC tournament quarterfinals. During the regular season, […]

CHS basketball capsules — Jan. 20

BOYS Clovis at Lovington When: 7 p.m. today Records: Clovis 4-14, Lovington 9-7 Last meeting: The Wildcats lost to Lovington 54-49 at The Rock on Jan. 9. Last time out: Clovis dropped back-to-back games in the Albuquerque area over the weekend, losing at Class 6A top-ranked Rio Rancho Cleveland 72-56 on Friday and at Atrisco […]

Fast start lifts Jaguars to victory over Cats

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High’s boys simply dug themselves a hole on Saturday night that they couldn’t escape. Atrisco Heritage built a 28-12 first-quarter lead and coasted from there to a 79-56 victory over the Wildcats, completing a back-to-back for CHS to the Albuquerque metro area. Senior guard Johnny  Rodriguez led four Atrisco Heritage […]

CHS squads 3rd, 5th at Academy meet

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High’s swimming teams got to see some of the competition they’ll likely face in next month’s state meet in Saturday’s Albuquerque Academy Invitational. The CHS girls finished third while the boys were fifth in the meet, which also happens to be the site of the state competition Feb. 20-21. Host […]

Zias erase 22-point deficit, top Angelo

Staff report SAN ANGELO, Texas — Talk about being hopelessly out of it. Eastern New Mexico University’s women had just five field goals and were down by 22 points with less than 17 minutes left on Saturday. Then everything suddenly kicked in and the Zias went on a 41-11 run over the next 14 1/2 […]

Rams roll past Hounds

Staff report SAN ANGELO, Texas — Senior guard Marsell Holden scored a career-best 26 points and senior guard Raijon Kelly was perfect from the floor and the free throw line for a season-high 22 points as Angelo State rolled to a 112-91 Lone Star Conference men’s basketball victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday. […]

Friday area prep summaries — Jan. 16

BOYS Springer 62, Fort Sumner 57 Springer — Uriel Urquijo 12, Anthony Romero 21, Estevaqn Romero 15, Isaiah Garcia 5, Zac Caldwell 9. Totals 21 13-20 62. Fort Sumner (3-8) — Brett Marshall 1, Brant West 12, Kyle Idtensohn 3, Raymond Drake 8, Hunter Sparks 11, Garrett Hisel 22. Totals 18 16-29 57. Springer    16   […]

Lady Cat subs step up against Storm

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Clovis High freshman Teya Morris steals the ball from Rio Rancho Cleveland junior Megan Bass during Friday’s game at Rock Staubus Gym. Morris scored seven in the Lady Wildcats’ 65-32 win over the Storm.

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com Coming off their first home loss in nearly four years, Clovis High’s girls tried to start a new streak on Friday without two-time New Mexico player of the year Danni Williams. The senior guard sat out Friday’s game against Rio Rancho Cleveland at Rock Staubus Gym with a blister on her […]

Cleveland holds off Clovis boys

Staff report RIO RANCHO — Facing the top team in the state in Class 6A, Clovis High’s boys played well in long stretches on Friday. It was the bad stretches which got them. Rio Rancho Cleveland finished off a 29-point second quarter with a 7-0 run, then held the Wildcats to six points  in the […]

Dora teams sweep by Gateway Christian

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Dora senior Taylor Dillard goes up for a layup over Gateway Christian defenders during the first half of Dora’s Friday match against Gateway Christian.

By Derek Major dmajor@pntonline.com The Dora Coyotes played a doubleheader against Gateway Christian Friday night, and the host Coyotes got a big lift in each. Taylor Dillard outscored the visiting Warriors with a game-high 25 in just three quarters of the girls’ 53-24 win, while Dalton Privett had 27 points in the boys’ 66-47 victory. […]

Rams steal win with late 3-pointer

Staff report SANTA FE — Junior Ramirez hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with three seconds left off a Portales steal, helping the Rams steal a 40-39 win over Las Vegas Robertson on Friday at the St. Michael’s Shootout. It was Portales’ second victory over Robertson within a week. The Rams (6-8) notched a 59-50 win over […]

ENMU softball coach takes on compliance position

Eastern New Mexico University has named Kristen Soukop assistant athletic director for compliance and communications. Soukop will retain her duties as Zia softball coach, ENMU Athletic Director Jeff Geiser said in a release. Responsibilities include overseeing the monitoring of compliance issues and athletic department records, tracking funancial summary and assisting in academic athletic counseling. Soukop, […]

ENMU men’s, women’s basketball capsules — Jan. 17

MEN ENMU at Angelo State • When: 5 p.m. (MST) today in a Lone Star Conference game at San Angelo, Texas • Records: ENMU 7-9 (0-3 LSC), Angelo State 14-1 (2-0) • Last year: The teams split, with ENMU posting a 72-68 overtime win at Portales and ASU prevailing 77-75 at San Angelo. • Last […]

Clovis boys, girls weekend basketball capsules — Jan. 16-17

BOYS Clovis at Rio Rancho Cleveland, at Atrisco Heritage When: 7 p.m. today vs. Cleveland, 5 p.m. Saturday Atrisco Heritage Records: Clovis 4-12, Cleveland 15-1, Atrisco Heritage 9-5 Last meeting: Cleveland beat the Wildcats 58-48 last January at Rock Staubus Gym. The Cats and Jaguars have never met in basketball. Last time out: The Cats […]

Thursday area prep summary — Jan. 15

Girls Texico 74, Logan 45 Logan (10-4) — Kaylee Foote 2, Kippi Webb 3, Emily Collins 14, Brooke Rachor 13, Shana Sorrels 10, McKenna Stone 3. Totals 14 15-31 45. Texico (12-3) — Jaden Stephens 5, Tristen McDaniel 4, Jasmine Gannon 18, Audrey Wren 6, Kevyn Thompson 9, Maryelle Dickerman 2, Brianna Reyna 17, Shaylee […]

CHS swimmers 6th, 8th at Lubbock

Staff report LUBBOCK — Clovis High’s swim teams stepped up a level in competition over the weekend in the Lubbock Invitational and came away with some impressive marks. The Lady Wildcats finished sixth in a field of 19 teams, while the Wildcats were eighth out of 20 squads. Clovis was the only non-Texas school in […]

Local boxer competes in Silver Gloves

Luis Sandoval, an 11-year-old member of the Clovis boxing team, competed in the Region VIII Silver Gloves championship last week at Pasadena, Calif. Competing in the junior division (ages 10-11), Sandoval drew a first-round bye in the five-man competition. He took on Maxims Castor of Arizona, last year’s national champion in the division, on Saturday […]

Zias cruise by winless Kingsville

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Zias forward Brittany Gutierrez fights for a rebound against Texas A&M-Kingsville forward Kyra Bauer Wednesday during the Zias’ 77-58 win at Greyhound Arena.

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com PORTALES — Jordyn Cooper came into Wednesday’s Lone Star Conference women’s basketball game against Texas A&M-Kingsville shooting less than 30 percent for the season. The junior guard from Texico went off against the winless Javelinas, hitting 4-of-5 from 3-point range and 6-of-9 from the field overall for a season-high […]