Tort claim alleges jail assault

STAFF REPORT A tort claim has been filed against Curry County, claiming an inmate at the Adult Detention Center was injured in a beating while he was awaiting trial. Portales attorney Eric Dixon made the claim on behalf of Arthur Ferro, 46, who says he was attacked by an inmate the morning of April 8 […]

Lady Cats get sixth golfer qualified for state

Staff report ROSWELL — Clovis High’s girls went to Thursday’s Last Chance Invite at the New Mexico Military golf course specifically hoping to get a sixth player qualified for Class 6A state competition. Mission accomplished, as senior Marissa Waters earned her third leg with a score of 43-45 — 88. “We wanted to get Marissa […]

Clovis girls golf finishes second at Hobbs

STAFF REPORT The bad news is Clovis High’s girls golf team didn’t have anybody finish in the top five Wednesday at the Eagle Invite in Hobbs. The good news? The Lady Cats still finished three shots from the win, firing a 362 to tie for second place with Artesia behind Goddard’s 359. “We really didn’t […]

Cats, Hobbs split baseball doubleheader

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Either side could easily have swept Tuesday’s District 4-6A baseball doubleheader at Bell Park. Instead, after nearly six hours, the teams settled for a split. Stunningly, Clovis High let a nine-run lead get away late in the opener and lost 11-10 in eight innings. Hobbs stranded 27 baserunners, including […]

Tuesday area prep baseball linescore — April 26

District 4-3A Texico 14, Dexter 11 Texico    500  450  0 —14    12    5 Dexter    500  012  3 —11    12    4 Rafael Maldonado, Dalton Thatcher (7) and Brock Thompson; David Miramontes, Dominic Lomeli (3) and Jarren Amaro. W — Maldonado. L — Miramontes. Top hitters — Texico: Maldonado 2-4, 2B, 3B, RBI, 3 runs; Thatcher 3-4, […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Filippini wins steer wrestling

Staff report STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Senior Hank Filippini took first place in steer wrestling to lead Eastern New Mexico University’s men to an eighth-place team finish with 140 points in the Tarleton State rodeo over the weekend. Filippini earned 50 points in the event, scoring 5.3 in the fi rst round and 5.8 in the […]

Clovis boys finish second at Hobbs

CNJ STAFF The Clovis High boys golf team, in the start of a busy stretch, finished second at the Brandon Branch Invite at Hobbs. The host Eagles won both the boys and girls events, taking the boys by 314 — 22 shots better than Clovis’ 336, and edged Artesia by a single stroke in girls competition […]

Saturday area prep baseball linescores — April 23

District 4-3A First game Texico 12, Loving 1 Texico    610  50 —12    10    0 Loving    000  10 —  1    5    4 Rafael Maldonado (5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 W, 6 SO) and Brock Thompson; Timothy Porras, Freddy Chacon (1) and Sonny Granado. W — Maldonado. L — Porras. Top hitters — […]

ENMU swept at Kingsville

Staff report KINGSVILLE, Texas — Texas A&M-Kingsville took advantage of three walks and a hit batsman to set the stage for a go-ahead, two-run single by right fielder Pablo Hernandez in a three-run eighth to edge Eastern New Mexico University 8-6 and complete a three-game Lone Star Conference baseball series sweep on Saturday. The league-league […]

Hounds capture softball finale

Staff report STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Junior Erikka Burke capped a five-run second with a two-run double and sophomore Kiana Zerr, who had already pitched two solid games in the series, managed to make it stand up as Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team closed out its season on Saturday with a 9-7 Lone Star Conference […]

Cats take 2nd, Lady Cats 3rd at Alamo meet

Staff report ALAMOGORDO — Alamogordo is looking like it might dominate the District 4-6A track meet on May 6 at Hobbs. Still, Clovis High’s squads are feeling pretty good about things heading into that event. The Wildcats finished second and the Lady Wildcats were third in Friday’s seven-team Bob Sepulveda Invite, with both divisions won […]

Carlsbad claims sweep in pair of pitchers’ duels

Carlsbad Current-Argus: Matt Hollinshead
 Clovis’ Gabriel Montoya throws out Carlsbad’s Will Fiala at first base in the first game of Friday's 4-6A doubleheader.

By Matt Hollinshead Carlsbad Current-Argus CARLSBAD – Carlsbad and Clovis engaged in two gritty pitchers’ duels Friday, but the Cavemen found a way to garner the edge. Carlsbad delivered some key base hits to ensure its 1-2 punch, Trevor Rogers and Josh Chavarria, would come through on the winning end – and they were victorious, […]

Big seventh innings help Carlsbad put away Lady Cats

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Clovis High catcher Alyssa Turbeville drops down a sacrifice bunt during the first game of Friday’s Distirct 4-6A softball doubleheader at Lady Wildcat Field.

By Kevin Wilson MANAGING EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com For a team that outscored its opposition by 17 runs, the Carlsbad Cavegirls weren’t often in relax mode. Carlsbad kept its District 4-6A title hopes alive Friday night, putting away close games in the seventh innings to take a 6-0, 11-0 doubleheader sweep Friday night at Lady Wildcat Softball […]

CHS splits with Alamo in district tennis

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Two hungry programs met in the District 4-6A tennis finales for both schools on Friday at the Clovis High tennis courts, and came away with a split. The CHS boys posted a 6-3 victory over Alamogordo, while the Lady Tigers handed CHS a 7-2 loss in the other dual. […]

Thursday area prep track summary — April 21

Barbara George Relays At Portales BOYS Team standings: 1. Portales 130; 2. West Las Vegas 93 1/3; 3. Fort Sumner 58 1/3; 4. Hobbs JV 47 2/3; 5. Melrose 33 1/3; 6. Lovington 31 1/3; 7. Dexter 24; 8. Tatum 16; 9. Clovis JV 12; 10. Clovis Christian 3. Field events High jump: 1. Jordan […]

ENMU reverts to previous softball series schedule

Staff report Eastern New Mexico University has issued a second time change for its Lone Star Conference softball seires at Tarleton State. The series will be played as originally planned, with doubleheaders 5 p.m. (CDT) Friday and 1 p.m. (CDT) Saturday. The series was originally delayed a day with concerns over inclement weather.

ENMU nearing finalists for athletic director position

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com Eastern New Mexico has received about 50 applications for its upcoming athletic director vacancy, and hopes to get one in place in Jeff Geiser’s final weeks before his July 1 retirement. Jeff Long, ENMU’s Vice President of Student Affairs, chairs of the athletic director search committee made up of […]

ENMU softball adds eight for 2017

STAFF REPORT Just before it ends its 2016 season, the Eastern New Mexico University softball team has eight players signed to national letters of intent for the 2017 season. The announcement, made by university release, includes six junior college transfers and two high school players. Transfers include Trinidad State catcher Courtney Vigil and infielder Samantha […]

Hounds push softball series back one day

Staff report Due to inclement weather, Eastern New Mexico and Tarleton State have agreed to move their four-game Lone Star Conference softball series one day. Doubleheaders will now be noon (CDT) Saturday and Sunday. ENMU, in its first season under Katie Welborn, is 13-39 with a 4-24 mark in the LSC.

Saturday area prep track results — April 16

Fox-Vixen Relays At Fort Sumner Boys High-point athlete: Sam Brown, Corona 15. Team standings: 1. Pecos 82; 2. Logan 53 1/2; 3. Estancia 48; 4. Fort Sumner 36 1/2; 5. Santa Rosa 35; 6. Tucumcari 28; 7. Melrose 26; 8. Desert Academy 22; 9. Portales JV 18; 10. Texico 17; 11. Clayton 16; 12. Corona […]