Cavemen keep Cats in check, win 46-25

Carlsbad Current-Argus: Matt Hollinshead
Clovis sophomore Jakeem Wynn puts up a shot against Carlsbad’s Chris Johnson, left, and Gage Shoup during the third quarter of Tuesday’s District 4-6A boys matchup at Carlsbad. The Cavemen turned back the Wildcats 46-25.

Staff report CARLSBAD — In a Clovis season where there have been many concerns, the defense hasn’t recently been one of them. But the Wildcats continue to have scoring problems, as a shorthanded Clovis squad trailed by 20 for most of the second half in a 46-25 loss to Carlsbad. Junior forward Chris Johnson had […]

Tuesday area prep basketball summaries – Feb. 9

BOYS District 4-3A Texico 73, Eunice 36 Eunice (4-16, 0-3) — Tari York 2, Kari York 8, Donovan Nichols 4, Brandyn Miller 2, Blane Ferbrache 3, Bryce Jenkins 4, Brandon Buttery 6, Cristian Larrea 7. Totals 12 10-19 36. Texico (14-5, 3-0) — Rafael Maldonado 11, Cayd Bilbrey 1, Tanner Dickerman 4, Brannon Karger 21, […]

Hounds thump OPSU twice in opener

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
ENMU softball coach Katie Wellborn gives batting instructions to sophomore Simone Laurenz, left, and shortstop Susannah Chandler during the sixth inning of Tuesday’s first game against Oklahoma Panhandle State first game at the ENMU softball field. The Greyhounds opened their season with an 11-6, 13-2 sweep over the Aggies.

By Kevin Wilson Managing editor PORTALES — Two pitches into the Katie Welborn era at Eastern New Mexico University, and the Greyhounds found themselves trailing. But they saw zero reason to get down on themselves, and made the most of their chances late to bust open a nailbiter and come out with an 11-6 […]

ENMU women erase deficit, fall late to TWU

Staff report DENTON, Texas — Kara Mitchell scored a game-high 16 points, and Texas Woman’s held off a furious comeback by Eastern New Mexico University to secure a 66-48 Lone Star Conference women’s basketball victory over the Greyhounds on Tuesday night. Emily Spector added 12 points for the Pioneers (18-6, 8-4 LSC), who built a […]

ENMU women’s basketball capsule — Feb. 9

ENMU AT TEXAS WOMAN’S • When: 6 p.m. (MST) at Denton, Texas • Records: ENMU 8-12 (3-7 Lone Star Conference), Texas Woman’s 17-6 (7-4) • Last meeting: The Pioneers outlasted ENMU 59-54 on Jan. 5 at Greyhound Arena. • Last time out: Both teams lost on the road in conference play on Saturday, the Greyhounds […]

Monday area prep basketball summary — Feb. 8

GIRLS Non-district Melrose 46, Elida 44 Elida (19-3) — Lacy Ferguson 5, Bonnie Bennett 10, Taylor Epps 10, Kynzi Creighton 2, Brianna Bargas 2, Kasyn Creighton 8, Lauren Stone 7. Totals 17 8-10 44. Melrose (16-5) — Jaydan Beard 5, Kiki Roybal 1, Landry Widner 4, Reagan Carthel 14, Taylor Bostwick 16, Brette Devaney 2, […]

Szych earns provisional qualifying mark

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — Eastern New Mexico University senior Klaudia Szych posted a time of 2 minutes, 12.02 seconds, good for fourth place and a provisional NCAA Division II qualifying berth on Saturday in the University of New Mexico Classic indoor track meet. Szych, from Sczcecin, Poland, posted the eighth-best time in Division II so […]

CHS boys, girls basketball capsules — Feb. 9

BOYS Clovis at Carlsbad • When: 7 p.m. today in a District 4-6A game • Records: Clovis 3-18 (0-3), Carlsbad 16-7 (2-1) • Radio: KCLV-AM 1240, and streaming on • Last time out: The Wildcats are coming off a weekend back-to-back, losing at home on Friday to Alamogordo 62-60 in district play and dropping […]

ENMU women’s basketball capsule — Feb. 9

ENMU AT TEXAS WOMAN’S • When: 6 p.m. (MST) at Denton, Texas • Records: ENMU 8-12 (3-7 Lone Star Conference), Texas Woman’s 17-6 (7-4) • Last meeting: The Pioneers outlasted ENMU 59-54 on Jan. 5 at Greyhound Arena. • Last time out: Both teams lost on the road in conference play on Saturday, the Greyhounds […]

Walks, errors prevent Hounds from season-opening series sweep

Staff report GOODWELL, Okla. — Freshman catcher Daniel Blake drove in six runs with two singles, a double and a sacrifice fly and Oklahoma Panhandle State salvaged the finale of a season-opening three-game series on Sunday with an 11-7 win over Eastern New Mexico University. The Aggies took advantage of eight walks, a hit batsman […]

Area coaches like Broncos, pick Panthers

Staff report The Super Bowl is upon us again. That means time-honored traditions like eating too much, watching every commercial and wondering how we got every prop bet wrong (yes, hoping to win the 10-to-1 “there will be an earthquake” bet makes you a bad person). Wait, we forgot one: Second-guessing coaches. Here is your […]

CHS teams first, second at district

Staff report CARLSBAD — Clovis High’s girls took first place while the boys were second in Saturday’s District 3 swimming competition. The Lady Wildcats captured eight first-place finishes and added nine state-qualifying marks to their ledger. They have now qualified 11 of their 12 swimmers — all eighth-graders through sophomores — for state competition Feb. […]

Cold Cats no match for Hope

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — On defense, the Clovis Wildcats did plenty to give themselves a chance to pull a big upset against defending Class 4A champion Hope Christian. The problem was the Wildcats couldn’t finish what they started offensively, and suffered a 59-29 loss Saturday night. “We just couldn’t throw it in the ocean,” Clovis […]

ENMU softball rebuilding

By Matthew Asher Staff writer First-year Eastern New Mexico University softball coach Katie Welborn has her work cut out in trying to rebuild the program. Last season, the then-Zias finished 16-34 overall, with a 3-25 Lone Star Conference record. They lost their final 16 games of the season. While this is her first season […]

Saturday area prep basketball summaries — Feb. 6

BOYS Non-district Melrose 64, Springer 55 Melrose (18-3) — Cade Barnard 30, Chris Fisher 5, Jordan Jasso 1, Braden Hemminger 8, Carson Fraze 2, Jared Lee 16, Blake Devaney 2. Totals 22 17-24 64. Springer (18-5) — Jacob Quintana 2, Damien Blahbach 11, Estevan Romero 15, Isaiah Garcia 22, Chris Casias 3, Zac Caldwell 2. […]

Hounds add fourth signee in women’s soccer

Staff report PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer coach Omar Morales has added a fourth signee for the upcoming season in Samantha Fabela of El Paso Chapin. Fabela was named first team all-district three straight years, including the last two years winning offensive MVP. “Sam is a special player, she eats sleeps and […]

Angelo State notches easy win over ENMU

Staff report SAN ANGELO, Texas — Senior forward Stedman Allen scored 21 points to lead five players in double figures, and Angelo State never trailed in a 100-67 Lone Star Conference men’s basketball drubbing of Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday. Thomas Tshikaya added 15 points while the Rams (17-4, 5-4 LSC) also got 13 […]

CHS, Hank Baskett honored with gold football

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
A gold football bearing Hank Baskett’s name was sent to Clovis High School as part of the National Football League’s High School Honor Roll. The league sent more than 3,000 balls to high schools for each graduate who either coached or appeared on the roster in one of the previous 49 Super Bowls.

Staff report With Santa Clara, California, set to host Super Bowl 50 today, the National Football League has wasted no opportunity to put a golden touch on the game. One small part of that touch is now enshrined at Clovis High School. The school, and 2001 graduate Hank Baskett, were honored with a gold football […]

Friday area prep basketball summaries — Feb. 5

BOYS District 4-3A Texico 51, Dexter 30 Texico (12-5, 1-0) — Tanner Dickerman 2, Brannon Karger 8, Dalton Thatcher 17, Brock Thompson 2, Braden Fraze 11, Mason Golden 3, Nathan Phipps 6, Paden McDermid 2. Totals 18 10-16 51. Dexter (10-11, 1-0) — Greg Gabaldon 12, David Morales 3, Jonah Chavez 7, Brandon Silvas 6, […]

Clovis girls grab first district win

Alamogordo News photo: Peter Dindinger
Clovis sophomore Teya Morris takes a baseline jumper in Friday’s District 4-6A game at Alamogordo High School. Morris scored nine points in Clovis’ 48-34 victory.

Staff report ALAMOGORDO — It’s not very often this season that the free throw line has been a friend for the Clovis High girls basketball team. Friday night against District 4-6A foe Alamogordo, though, it certainly was. The Lady Wildcats converted 20-of-28 from the line, including 18-of-22 in the final period to help seal a […]