NMMI stuns CHS 2-0

Staff report Coming off a big overtime win over Eldorado on Tuesday in their District 2-6A opener at Leon Williams Stadium, the Clovis High boys soccer team wasn’t ready for what hit it on Thursday. New Mexico Military, which came to town with only one win for the season, took advantage of the sluggish Wildcats […]

Thursday area prep volleyball summary — Sept. 22

Dexter 3, Melrose 0 Dexter    25    25    25 Melrose    23    23    12 Melrose individual statistics Kills — Hannah Wofford 16, Brette DeVaney 9, Hailey Martin 5, Natalie Mondragon 5. Digs — LaKasey Mondragon 19, Kiki Roybal 13, Wofford 9. Aces — Landry Widner 2, Jaden Beard 1, Roybal 1. Assists — Widner 13. Records — […]

Lady Cats fall to Hobbs in four

Staff report The Clovis High volleyball team fell to Hobbs Thursday, losing in four sets 25-16, 27-25, 21-25, 25-21. After the Lady Eagles (9-1) came rushing out of the gates taking an early 4-0 lead, the Lady WIldcats (3-5) managed to hang around, but could never quite get back in to the set. Eventually Hobbs […]

Friday area prep football capsults — Sept. 23

Tucumcari (0-4) at Fort Sumner (4-0) When: 7 p.m. today Last week: Tucumcari lost at Dexter 56-6, while the Foxes cruised past Hagerman 60-21 at home. Last meeting: 2015, the Rattlers edged Fort Sumner 28-27 at Tucumcari. Of note: The game against the Class 3A Rattlers marks the fourth time Class 2A Fort Sumner has […]

Fishing report — Sept. 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. Ute Lake: Fishing slow to fair using bottom […]

Cats beat Eldorado in OT to open district play

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Clovis High midfielder Markus Baumann heads the ball to try to gain an advantage on Eldorado defender Brandon Dodds in the first half of Tuesday’s District 2-6A boys soccer match against Eldorado. The Wildcats won 2-1 in overtime.

Staff report Clovis High’s boys got off to a fine start in District 2-6A play on Tuesday night. Senior forward Michael Bodine found sophomore forward Kade Jones on a break down the right side with just over a minute left in the first sudden-death overtime, and the Wildcats claimed a 2-1 victory over Eldorado in […]

ENMU women win College ‘Daze’ rodeo

Staff report PORTALES — Last weekend saw the Eastern New Mexico University rodeo teams get off to a strong start with the annual College “Daze” Rodeo at Lewis-Cooper Arena. The women’s team scored 320 points and won the event for the second straight year, with Bailey Harwell and Lindsey Adcock leading the way with second-place […]

Former ENMU rodeo coach honored

By David Norton Sports editor dnorton@pntonline.com PORTALES — Saturday was a special day for the Eastern New Mexico University rodeo team and surrounding community, not only because the girls team won the overall event at the College “Daze” Rodeo for the second straight year, but because former rodeo coach Charles Chambers was honored throughout the […]

Hounds beat Highland in four sets

Staff report PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University used several significant runs  on Tuesday to open its home schedule with a 25-20, 25-16, 22-25, 25-21 non-league win over rival New Mexico Highlands at Greyhound Arena. Senior outside hitter Lauren Frye led the Greyhounds (5-5) with 25 kills, including five in a row to close out […]

Tuesday area prep volleyball summaries — Sept. 20

Texico 3, Dexter 1 Texico    25    16    25    25 Dexter    11    25    19    18 Texico individual statistics Kills — Jasmine Gannon 24, Mel Davalos 10, Cynthia Reynoso 8. Blocks — Gannon 4, Davalos 1, Maryelle Dickerman 1. Digs — Micah Pinnell 18, Miller 10, Gannon 10, Reynoso 9. Aces — Pinnell 3, Gannon 2, four […]

ENMU women blank Mustangs 11-0

Staff report PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team shut out University of the South West Monday night, throttling the Mustangs 11-0. Alexys Andaya, Mirka Zamarripa, Anniah Galdean and Tori Hendrickson all scored two goals, while Valeria Jaramillo, Courtney Pittman and Janet Ponce each scored one. ENMU (1-3-1) took a staggering 46 […]

Saturday area prep volleyball summaries — Sept. 17

Melrose 3, Santa Rosa 1 Santa Rosa    19    23    25    23 Melrose    25    25    19    25 Melrose individual statistics Kills — Brette DeVaney 18, Hannah Wofford 17, Natalie Mondragon 11. Blocks — four tied with 1. Digs — Lakasey Mondragon 42, Jayden Beard 19, Kiki Roybal 17, Wofford 17. Aces — four tied with 2. […]

Lions overwhelm ENMU

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Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Kamal Cass tries to cut inside on a first-quarter run in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference matchup against Texas A&M-Commerce at Greyhound Stadium. Cass was held in relative check by the No. 7 Lions, who cruised to a 49-10 victory over the Greyhounds.

By David Norton Sports editor dnorton@pntonline.com PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico football team ran up against the Lone Star Conference’s best on Saturday afternoon and when all was said and done, No. 7 Texas A&M-Commerce walked off the field with a 49-10 drumming of the Greyhounds. Physically outmatched at nearly every position, the Greyhounds […]

CHS CROSS COUNTRY: Cats place second at Carlsbad

Staff report CARLSBAD — Facing their stiffest competition of the season, Clovis High’s boys pulled off a second-place finish on Saturday in the Ron Singleton Invitational cross country meet. Granted, it was a distant second — the Wildcats finished with 78 points to 26 for defending Class 6A state champion Hobbs, which earned four of […]

PREP FOOTBALL: Mustangs post win at Olton

Staff report OLTON — Marco Sanchez ran for 188 yards and two tourndowns and Bovina held off Olton 37-31 on Friday night. Sanchez gave the Mustangs (3-0) the lead for good at 7-3 with a 3-yard run midway through the first quarter, then added a 5-yard TD run late in the half to push the […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Volleyball, men’s soccer teams fall on road

Staff report KINGSVILLE, Texas — Texas A&M-Kingsville rode 10 kills, four total blocks and two aces from junior middle blocker Lexi Wick and nine kills and four blocks from sophomore middle blocker Haley Hutchinson to a 25-20, 25-14, 25-14 Lone Star Conference volleyball victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday. Kingsville (10-1, 2-0 LSC) […]

FRIDAY ROUNDUP: Buffs thump Tatum for third win in row

Staff report TATUM — The Melrose Buffaloes continued to roll on Friday night, beating winless Tatum 50-0 in a game called midway through the third quarter on the 50-point mercy rule. Junior Carson Fraze ran for four touchdowns for the Buffaloes (3-1), including the game-ender from 10 yards out. He also scored on runs of […]

Wildcats rally to top Goddard, move to 3-1

By David Norton SPORTS EDITOR dnorton@pntonline.com ROSWELL — After a shaky first half where they were down by eight, the Clovis High Wildcats bounced back heading out of the locker room, shutting out Goddard the rest of the way and winning 27-14 Friday behind an opportunistic defense. While the first half saw few gains offensively […]

Rams rip St. Mike’s to improve to 4-0

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com The Portales Rams finally got to play their first full home football game of the season on Friday night. After dispatching the St. Michael’s Horsemen 41-13 at Greyhound Stadium, the Rams showed they should be considered one of the elite teams in Class 4A. In order to make sure […]

Hounds host No. 7 Lions

By David Norton Sports editor dnorton@pntonline.com The Eastern New Mexico University football team will take on the Lone Star Conference’s preseason favorite today in the form of the high-powered No. 7 Texas A&M-Commerce Lions, with kickoff scheduled for 1 p.m. at Greyhound Stadium. The Greyhounds (1-1, 1-0 LSC) are coming off their first win, beating […]