Texico takes on Portales

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Texico has played two former district rivals so far, and is showing signs of being a good football team. Portales has faced two quality foes so far, including longtime district rival Lovington, and the Rams are looking to get on track. The teams meet in a 7 p.m. contest […]

Zias rally in second half to beat Adams State

Staff report Eastern New Mexico University’s women’s soccer team rode a pair of second-half goals to pick up its first win of the season, 2-1 over Adams State at the ENMU soccer pitch. Maurissa Jones and Alyssa Prince scored for ENMU (1-2), which overcame a rough first half to notch the first win at the […]

N.M. fishing report — Sept. 11

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.   Northeast Charette Lakes: Trout fishing was rated […]

PHS tops Lady Cats

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Clovis High senior Danni Williams, far left, gets one over the net and past Portales defender McKenzie Bucksath during the first set of Tuesday’s volleyball matchup at Portales. Williams had a team-high 10 kills in the Lady Wildcats’ four-set loss.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com PORTALES — Clovis High’s volleyball team got on a nice little run in the first game of Tuesday’s match against Portales at the Ram Athletic Center. That carried over into the second set for a time before the Lady Rams turned it around, notching a 15-25, 25-17, 25-20, 25-21 […]

Lady Cats post fifth shutout; Cats fall

Staff report Jaci Sievers and Samantha Meza scored twice each as Clovis High’s girls pulled away in the second half for their third straight win, blanking Roswell High 4-0 on Tuesday night at Leon Williams Stadium. It was the Lady Wildcats’ fifth shutout of the season. Sievers’ header on a corner kick got Clovis on […]

Tuesday area prep volleyball summaries — Sept. 9

Fort Sumner 3, Floyd 0 Fort Sumner    25    25    25 Floyd    16    19    16 Fort Sumner individual statistics Kills — Codi Scovel-Wood 6, Paris Allred 2, Ariana Lucero 2, Johni West 2. Digs — Scovel-Wood 7. Aces — Scovel-Wood 9, Lucero 4, Autumn McMath 4,Brianna Terrell 2, Claudia Torres 2. Records  — Fort Sumner 2-1, […]

Wayland Baptist blanks Hounds

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ENMU senior midfielder Jehmaine Brooks boots the ball out of ENMU territory before it can be reached by a Wayland Baptist player during the second half of Tuesday’s men’s soccer match at the ENMU pitch.

Staff report PORTALES — Wayland Baptist’s Yago Xavier scored twice in a span of less than two minutes in the second half to break open a close game and give the Pioneers a 3-0 men’s soccer victory on Tuesday at the ENMU pitch. WBU (3-2) was nursing a 1-0 lead before Xavier chipped a crossing […]

Local golf results — Sept. 8

PCC 2-person scramble Saturday, Sunday At Portales C.C. Championship Flight: 1. Mark Foster/Sid Felan 58-58 — 116; 2. Charlie Maciel/Hunter McLemore 61-65 — 126; 3. Amit Bhakta/Keith Kiser 66-62 — 128-x; 4. Andy Reynolds/Clark Colson 63-65 — 128; 5. (tie) Bobby Crane/Clay Hawk 67-64 — 131 and Brad McConnel/John Gutierrez 65-66 — 131; 7. (tie) […]

State prep football polls — Sept. 8

Maxpreps.com Class 6A Team    Record 1. Las Cruces High    2-0 2. Mayfield    2-0 3. Rio Rancho    2-0 4. Eldorado    2-0 5. Rio Rancho Cleveland    1-1 6. La Cueva    1-1 7. Hobbs    1-1 8. Sandia    1-1 9. Manzano    1-1 10. Clovis    1-1 Class 5A Team    Record 1. Roswell Goddard    2-0 2. Centennial    2-0 3. Farmington    2-0 […]

Hounds survive late red cards to win; Zias edged

Staff report PORTALES — Sophomore forward Ryan McManus scored in the 12th minute on Sunday to give the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team the lead and the Greyhounds went on to a 3-1 win over Colorado-Colorado Springs in their home opener at the ENMU pitch. ENMU (1-1) improved to 6-3-2 all-time in home […]

LSC ROUNDUP: Commerce goes on record-setting spree

Lone Star Conference.org COMMERCE, Texas — Senior quarterback Tyrik Rollison broke three school records and tied another and Texas A&M-Commerce set a Lone Star Conference record for points in a season-opening 98-20 rout of NCAA Division III East Texas Baptist on Thursday night. The Lions broke the NCAA Division II record for total yards with […]

CAT TRACKS: Cats use luck, preparation in win

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Clovis defender Jashawn Balancier wraps up Cibola running back Oscar Chatman Friday night at Leon Williams Stadium. The Wildcats defeated Cibola 28-23 to even their record at 1-1.

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com It’s not decided, but certainly up for discussion that Clovis’ 28-23 victory over Cibola was one that turned on luck. A kickoff that bounced back towards Clovis for an easy recovery. A slow-developing running play by Cibola that ended up as a Clovis safety and a chance to score […]

Zias drop pair in WT tourney

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team finished 1-3 in the season-opening Lady Buff Classic, losing a pair of four-setters on Saturday. The Zias were beaten by Adams State 25-18, 10-25, 26-24, 25-16 before dropping an evening matchup with New Mexico Highlands 25-21,20-25, 25-13, 25-20. Adams State, winning for the first […]

RAMBLIN’ RICK COLUMN: Samoans fitting in at ENMU

Football is a physical game and Samoans are physical people. A natural fit, said Eastern New Mexico University senior Ben Pedro-Langford, who plays linebacker well enough to earn preseason all-America honors. Langford is among a tsunami of players from the tiny island of American Samoa who have swept into college football and the NFL in […]

ENMU beats Highlands 44-21

Staff report LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Senior wide receiver Jacob Johnson caught four passes for three touchdowns and a career 178 yards as Eastern New Mexico University opened its football season with a 44-21 victory over New Mexico Highlands on Saturday night. The win was the seventh in a row for ENMU, dating to its […]

Lady Cats breeze past Portales

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Clovis High forward Arianna Meza tries to hold off Portales defender Mireya Lopez durin the first half of Saturday’s match at PHS. The Lady Wildcats posted a 5-0 victory.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com PORTALES — The Clovis High girls soccer team is off to a nice start. Next week, the Lady Wildcats will start to see how they stack up at their own level. Junior forward-midfielder Samantha Meza posted a hat trick and the Lady Cats scored three times in a span […]

Hounds, Zias place third

Staff report ANAMOSA, Colo. — Eastern New Mexico University’s cross country teams opened the season with third-place team finishes in Saturday’s season-opening Joe Vigil Open, hosted by Adams State. The host Grizzlies were nearly perfect, taking the top five spots in men’s competition for a perfect score of 15 and just missing on the women’s […]

CHS meet at Plainview canceled

Staff report PLAINVIEW, Texas — Saturday’s Bulldog Invitational cross country meet, hosted by Plainview High, was canceled due to heavy rains on Friday night. Clovis High cross country coach Mark Bussen said 2-3 inches of rain fell on Friday evening in the Plainview area. “They said that whole (lower area) was just full of water,” […]

Saturday area prep volleyball summaries — Sept. 6

Moriarty Invitational Silver bracket Semifinals Santa Fe High 3, Texico 1 Santa Fe High    25    19    25    25 Texico    22    25    20    22 Texico individual statistics Kills — Jasmine Gannon 28, Brianna Reyna 13, Jessica Jorde 6. Blocks — Gannon 1. Digs — Chyanne Scarborough 25, Reyna 13. Aces — Gannon 2, Madison Haakma 2, […]

Wildcats rally to beat Cibola

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Clovis senior Christian Caldwell caught three passes for 63 yards and a score in Clovis’ 28-23 win over Cibola.

By Kevin Wilson kwilson@cnjonline.com Resiliency helps when you’re down two touchdowns, but a few lucky bounces don’t hurt either. The Clovis Wildcats turned a few surprising turns of fortune into 22 points over an eight-minute stretch between the second and third quarters, and their defense recovered from a rough first period to lead the way […]