Hounds hit road for Angelo

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com It’s pretty simple for the Eastern New Mexico University football team — win the next two weeks and the Greyhounds should be in the championship half of the Lone Star Conference’s first postseason playoff. Lose one or both, and they’ll be in the bottom bracket. Their work is cut out, beginning […]

Broncos blank Coyotes to take district title

By Derek Major dmajor@pntonline.com FLOYD — The Floyd Broncos spent their 2013 campaign dealing with back-breaking injuries on their was to a 1-4 record. This year, the Broncos are 6-man District 1 champions. Floyd (6-1, 3-0 district) clinched the 6-man title on Friday afternoon with a 51-0 drubbing of San Jon/Grady. For senior running back […]

Zias lose at Angelo, drop out of LSC lead

Staff report SAN ANGELO, Texas — Ashley Exford scored early in the second half and Angelo State made it stand up for a 2-1 win over Eastern New Mexico University on Friday, dropping the Zias out of the Lone Star Conference women’s soccer lead. Senior defender Victoria Perez notched her fifth goal of the season […]

Warriors dominate Rams in district clash

Staff report RUIDOSO — Ruidoso jumped on top with two first-quarter touchdowns and never looked back on Friday night, handing the Portales Rams a 35-0 loss in a District 4-4A game. The Warriors (8-1, 3-0 district), ranked second in Class 4A, kept the Rams (4-4 (1-1), ranked fourth, at bay with the help of four […]

Thursday area prep volleyball summaries — Oct. 23

District 4-3A Texico 3, Dexter 0 Dexter    7    29    21 Texico    25    31    25 Texico individual statistics Kills — Brianna Reyna 17, Jasmine Gannon 15. Blocks — Mel Davalos 2, Gannon 1, McKenzee Thatcher 1. Digs — Chyanne Scarborouogh 22, Reyna 11, three tied with 8. Aces — Gannon 5, Jaden Stephens 7, Gannon 5, […]

PHS slips past Lady Cats

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Clovis senior Dakota Grummer sets the ball during the third set of Thursday’s match against Portales at Rock Staubus Gym. The Lady Rams held on for a five-set win over the Lady Wildcats.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Coming off a tough four-set loss to District 4-4A rival Ruidoso two nights earlier, the Portales Lady Rams were determined to make amends on Thursday night. Clovis High, meantime, nearly dealt PHS a second straight tough loss. Junior outside hitter Sheraya Cox notched five of her eight kills to […]

Friday area prep football capsules — Oct. 24

Texico at Dexter • When: 7 p.m. today in a District 4-3A game • Records: Texico 2-5 (0-0), Dexter 5-2 (0-0) • Last week: The Wolverines had an open date. Dexter won at home over Navajo Prep 46-16. • Last year: The Demons scored with less than two minutes left to edge Texico 7-0. • […]

Cats host Alamo in district opener

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Clovis senior Matt Lanier forces a fumble by Grants quarterback Brandon Hernandez during a 50-0 win on Oct. 10 at Grants. The Wildcats open District 4-6A play tonight against Alamogordo.

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com The Alamogordo Tigers and the Clovis Wildcats have both won by blowout, and lost by blowout, won by close game and lost by close game. The biggest difference heading into their District 4-6A opener for both teams tonight at Leon Williams Stadium is that the visiting Tigers have won […]

Lady Cats closing in on district title

Staff report HOBBS — Clovis High’s volleyball team moved closer to the District 4-6A regular-season championship on Tuesday night, cruising to a 25-16, 25-10, 25-17 victory over Hobbs. The Lady Wildcats (8-9, 4-0 district) also moved within a game of the .500 mark with only three matches left in the regular season, beginning with a […]

Zias move ahead of Aggies in LSC with four-set victory

Staff report PORTALES — Sophomore outside hitter Lauren Frye had 15 kills and senior middle blockers Agatha Gibbons and Bree Lucero each had seven total blocks Tuesday night as Eastern New Mexico University defeated Cameron 25-20, 22-25, 25-14, 25-16 in Lone Star Conference volleyball at Greyhound Arena. The win boosted the Zias (10-12, 4-8 LSC), […]

ENMU FOOTBALL NOTES: Hounds need wins in final two tilts

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ENMU quarterback Jeremy Buurma gets off a pass before Tarleton State defenders can reach him during the first half of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference football game at Greyhound Stadium. Buurma rushed for 58 yards and threw for 179 yards and two touchdowns, both to sophomore Aaron Johnson, in the Greyhounds’ 59-42 loss to the Texans.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com After Saturday’s 59-42 loss to Tarleton State at Greyhound Stadium, the Eastern New Mexico University football team is faced with having to win its final two games to make the championship bracket (top four) of the Lone Star Conference’s first postseason playoff. The top four teams in the LSC […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Hounds, WT play to scoreless draw

Staff report PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University and West Texas A&M played to a 0-0 tie in men’s soccer on Sunday at the ENMU pitch, giving the Greyhounds the season series against the Buffaloes for just the second time in the program’s 11-year history. ENMU (5-5-3) won at WT 1-0 earlier this season. The […]

New Mexico Prep football rankings — Oct. 20

Maxpreps.com Class 6A Team    Record 1. Rio Rancho    8-0 2. Mayfield    6-1 3. Eldorado    7-1 4. Rio Rancho Cleveland    5-2 5. Las Cruces High     5-3 6. La Cueva    5-2 7. Alamogordo    5-2 8. Onate    5-3 9. Sandia    5-3 10. Atrisco Heritage    5-3 14. Clovis    2-5 Class 5A Team    Record 1. Centennial    7-0 2. Artesia   […]

Texans jump on Hounds early

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ENMU running back D’Maujeric Tucker hauls in a pass, good for 27 yards, along the sideline during the second quarter of Saturday’s game against Tarleton State at Greyhound Stadium.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com BLACKWATER DRAW — Whatever it was that Tarleton State figured out about Eastern New Mexico University’s defense, the Texans exploited it to perfection early on in Saturday night’s Lone Star Conference matchup at Greyhound Stadium. Coming off an 80-14 blowout of Texas A&M-Kingsville in which they scored touchdowns on […]

Saturday area prep volleyball summary — Oct. 18

District 4-3A Texico 3, Loving 0 Loving    7    9    16 Texico    25    25    25 Texico individual statistics Kills — Jasmine Gannon 12, Brianna Reyna 11, Jessica Jorde 5, Mel Davalos 4. Blocks — Davalos 3, McKenzee Thatcher 2, Jorde 1, Reyna 1. Digs — Chyanne Scarborough 12. Aces — Reyna 8, Gannon 2, Scarborough 2. […]

Late goal lifts Lady Cats to second district win

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Clovis junior forward Samantha Meza, right ,slips what turned out to be the winning goal past Alamogordo senior goalkeeper Kayla Ross with 15 seconds left in Saturday’s 1-0 District 6-4A girls win at Leon Williams Stadium.

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com Now that they’ve broken through their district drought, Clovis High’s soccer girls have started a little winning streak. And the Lady Wildcats did it in dramatic fashion on Saturday, edging Alamogordo 1-0 on junior forward Samantha Meza’s tally with 15 seconds left. CHS (12-5-1, 2-3-0 District 4-6A) ended a […]

Cats drill Alamo to keep playoff hopes alive

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Clovis junior Luke Bussen heads the ball away from Alamogordo’s Tristan Scumaci during the first half of Saturday’s District 6-4A boys soccer match at Leon Williams Stadium. Bussen scored a pair of goals in the Wildcats’ 6-1 victory over the Tigers.

Staff report Clovis High’s boys struggled with Alamogordo when the teams played on Oct. 4, with the Wildcats escaping with a 2-1 victory at Alamo. They weren’t about to let that happen again, with senior midfielder Juan Ramos striking in the first 30 seconds and the Wildcats going on to a 6-1 District 4-6A victory […]

Halloween Howwwl draws 156 teams

Staff report The 21st annual Halloween Howwwl slo-pitch softball tournament has drawn a field of 156 teams, including 100 teams from outside Clovis, according to a news release from the Clovis Softball Association. The three-day tournament, which includes three men’s and three women’s divisions, is Friday through Sunday at Guy Leeder Softball Complex.

Steers rally past Bovina in second half

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Bovina’s Darius Armijo beat Farwell’s Curt Langford on a crossing pass in the end zone but the pass was just out of reach early in the third quarter of Friday’s district game in Farwell. Armijo had two catches for 28 yards in Bovina’s 38-20 loss.

By Derek Major dmajor@pntonline.com FARWELL — Farwell senior Chase Mitchell wouldn’t reveal what his coach said during halftime. Whatever it was, it worked. The Steers played a dominant second half, holding Parmer County rival Bovina scoreless in the half in a 38-20 comeback victory. Adrian Aleman rushed for 259 yards rushing and two first-half touchdowns […]

Zias take LSC soccer lead with OT win

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ENMU senior defender Renee Romero, who earlier prevented a West Texas A&M goal with a hustle play, heads a ball out of Zias territory during Friday’s Lone Star Conference women’s soccer match against the Lady Buffs at the ENMU pitch. The Zias won 1-0 in overtime and took over first place in the LSC standings.

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com PORTALES — With its 2-0 upset of previously unbeaten, eighth-ranked Lone Star Conference leader Angelo State on Sunday, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team made things a bit more interesting in the Lone Star Conference race. Don’t look now, but after pulling out a 1-0 overtime win over West […]