CHS GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Cats try to get back to glory days

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Clovis High junior Teya Morris, right, looks to make a pass over junior Azzianna Smith, left, and freshman Madison Golden during Tuesday’s practice at Rock Staubus Gym. Morris was the leading scorer last season for the Lady Wildcats, who open the 2016-17 campaign tonight at Lubbock Cooper.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com It’s quite a ways back from the recent glory days of Clovis High girls basketball. Ninth-year coach Jeff Reed thinks the Lady Wildcats may be starting to trend upward. After a rough 2015-16 campaign that ended with a 9-17 record and a 53-18 loss at Carlsbad in a first-round […]

Frye named LSC’s top offensive player

STAFF REPORT Senior Lauren Frye shined the brightest among the Greyhound volleyball team, claiming Lone Star Conference Offensive Player of the Year. She joins five other Greyhounds on the all-conference teams, announced by the conference following the postseason banquet at Angelo State University. Frye was the lone first-team selection for the Greyhounds, who enter today’s […]

ENMU’s Rotich ready for Division II nationals

By David Norton STAFF WRITER dnorton@pntonline.com PORTALES — Mercy Rotich, the NCAA Division II South Central Regional Athlete of the Year, is all set for her trip to the Division II National Championships Saturday, where she will complete her historic year at Eastern New Mexico University. As the school’s first female to reach cross country […]

CHS swim squads third in opener

Staff report LUBBOCK — The Clovis High swim team opened its 2016-17 schedule in an invitational hosted by Lubbock High on Saturday, and both CHS squads finished third. The Wildcats collected 595 points in the 18-team boys competition, finishing behind the host school (933) and El Paso High (765). The Lady Cats had 800 points […]

Weekly New Mexico fishing report — Nov. 15

New Mexico report 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 Cimarron River — Stream […]

ENMU’s Rotich honored

Staff report PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University junior Mercy Rotich, the recent South Central Regional women’s cross country champion, has been selected the region’s women’s athlete of the year. Rotich, who is from Kenya and a transfer from El Paso CC, ran a 6-kilometer time of 21 minutes, 46.5 seconds in the regional meet […]

Fort Lewis edges ENMU men

Staff report CANYON, Texas — A last-second shot was off the mark and the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team dropped an 88-87 decision to 15th-ranked Fort Lewis on Saturday in the finale of a four-team weekend classic hosted by West Texas A&M. Junior guard Marquise Harris made four 3-pointers and shot 11-of-17 from […]

STATE VOLLEYBALL: Lady Wolverines beat Dexter in 3A finals

Staff report RIO RANCHO — The Texico Lady Wolverines have done it again. Senior Jasmine Gannon collected 19 kills and 13 digs on Saturday, and Texico notched a hard-fought 25-23, 19-25, 25-19, 25-19 victory over Dexter in the Class 3A state final at Santa Ana Star Center. The title was the 13th for Texico (21-3). […]

Foxes’ Class 2A bid falls short

De Baca County News: Scot Stinnett
Sophomore quarterback Jude Segura delivers the ball from the pocket during Saturday’s Class 2A state football championship at Fort Sumner. Protecting for Segura are Brandan Duke (55) and Hunter Sturgeon (62), while applying pressure for the Mavericks are Jonathan Saucedo (55) and Luke De la Garza. Lordsburg held off the Foxes and took the title with a 34-26 victory.

Staff report FORT SUMNER — Bidding for its first state championship in six years, Fort Sumner found itself in trouble early. Third-seeded Lordsburg scored twice in the first six minutes, and the Mavericks were able to hold on the rest of the way in registering a 34-26 win in Saturday’s Class 2A state final. Fort […]

TEXAS PREP PLAYOFFS: Mustangs lose heartbreaker; Steers, Mules post wins

Staff report DENVER CITY — Bovina’s season came to a sudden end on Thursday night in a topsy-turvy Class 2A Division II playoff game. The Mustangs built a 20-7 first-quarter lead, trailed by nine points twice in the second half, then rallied back to take the lead only to lose to Seagraves 52-49 when quarterback […]

Clovis rallies to top Eldorado

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Clovis senior Fernando Acosta finishes off a first-quarter sack of Eldorado’s Matt Denis in Friday’s Class 6A first-round playoff game at Leon Williams Stadium.

By David Norton SPORTS EDITOR dnorton@pntonline.com Behind the legs, and occasional arm, of Micah Gray, the Clovis High football team handed Eldorado a 31-28 loss Friday night, advancing to the second round of the New Mexico class 6A state tournament. Gray finished with upward of 40 carries for 263 yards and three touchdowns. The senior […]

Texico one step closer to three-peat

STAFF REPORT RIO RANCHO — Senior Jasmine Gannon collected 26 kills and 23 digs on Friday and Texico cruised into the Class 3A state volleyball finals with a 25-12, 25-19, 25-18 victory over District 5-3A rival Santa Rosa at Santa Ana Star Center. The win boost s the Lady Wolverines (20-3) into today’s 1 p.m. […]

Buffs shake off rust, rout Cloudcroft

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com MELROSE — Since it quite likely has never happened in the history of the sport, one wondered how the Melrose Buffaloes might come out Friday night since they were playing their first game in four weeks. A tad bit shaky at the start, the two-time defending 8-man champions eventually […]

TEXAS PLAYOFFS: Farwell, Bovina begin playoff bids tonight

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Farwell and Bovina, which finished 1-2 this season in District 3-2A Division II football, now hope to parlay that success into postseason glory. Tonight, the Steers and Mustangs, both 9-1 in the regular season, take on District 4’s No. 4 and No. 3 seeds, respectively. Farwell faces Tahoka (5-5) […]

CHS senior a finalist for national award

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Principal Jay Brady congratulates Clovis High’s Rohan Angadi on Tuesday morning after making the anouncement over the school’s public address system that the senior is a national finalist for the Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship award.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Roland Angadi was about to do what he does most days in the morning at Clovis High — read announcements over the intercom. What followed was a major surprise. Principal Jay Brady grabbed the microphone and informed the school Angadi is a national finalist for the Wendy’s High School […]

Hounds get past WNMU in 4

Staff report SILVER CITY — Senior outside hitter Courtney Lawson had just seven kills on Tuesday night, but three of them came late in Game 4 and helped Eastern New Mexico University get past Western New Mexico 25-23, 25-18, 15-25, 26-24 in Lone Star Conference volleyball on Tuesday. Senior outside hitter Lauren Frey had 23 […]

Weekly New Mexico fishing report — Nov. 8

New Mexico report 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 Cimarron River — Stream […]

Cats to host Eldorado in opening round of 6A playoffs

Staff report The New Mexico state football playoffs have arrived and Clovis High has earned the No. 6 seed in Class 6A heading into the postseason, pitting the Wildcats against a familiar opponent in No. 11 Eldorado. The seed gives Clovis (7-3) a home game this Friday against the District 2-6A rival Eagles (6-4), with […]

AREA ROUNDUP: Four teams qualify for state volleyball meet

Staff report Four area high school volleyball teams have qualified for state competition this week in Rio Rancho — all seeded fifth or better in their respective 12-team brackets. Defending champion Texico is seeded No. 1 in Class 3A, and the Lady Wolverines (18-3) will be seeking a ninth title in the past 11 seasons. […]

Texico sweeps in district finals

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Texico junior Maryelle Dickerman goes on the attack at the net against Santa Rosa junior Nicolette Gonzales during Saturday’s District 5-3A volleyball tournament championship match at Texico. The Lady Wolverine added the tournament title to their regular-season crown with a 25-11, 25-21, 25-18 victory over the Lady Lions.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com TEXICO — There never was really a lot of doubt about Saturday’s District 3-5A volleyball tournament final between Texico and Santa Rosa, although the visiting Lady Lions made things interesting from time to time. Whenever it got too tight, Lady Wolverines senior Jasmine Gannon provided the necessary punch. Gannon […]