Tuesday area prep volleyball summaries — Sept. 22

Texico 3, Santa Rosa 0 Santa Rosa    15    17    19 Texico    25    25    25 Texico individual statistics Kills — Jasmine Gannon 17, Brianna Reyna 9, Mel Davalos 6. Blocks — Davalos 3, Gannon 3, three tied with 1. Digs — Jaden Stephens 12, Audrey Wren 10, Gannon 9, Reyna 9, Kaylee Miller 7, Micah Pinnell […]

Clovis edges Lovington in five

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Clovis High senior Skyler Sambrano tries to win a battle at the net against Lovington senior Sydney Saxton in Tuesday’s match at Rock Staubus Gymnasium.

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com On a night where nothing was going well for either Lady Wildcats team, be they Clovis in black and purple or Lovington in white and blue, it was the former that made just enough plays Tuesday night. About two hours after it had started, sophomore Lexi Cole’s eighth kill […]

Hounds sweep past USW

Staff report HOBBS — Junior outside hitter Lauren Frye and sophomore outside hitter Brooklyn Biel combined for 29 kills on Tuesday night, and Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team made short work of the University of the Southwest, winning the match 25-13, 25-12, 25-18. Frye collected 15 kills and Biel added 14 as ENMU (6-6) […]

Lady Cats drop 4-1 decision at Cruces

Staff report LAS CRUCES — The Clovis High girls soccer team held its own for a half on Tuesday, but Las Cruces High scored in the first minute of the second stanza and the Lady Bulldawgs pulled away to a 4-1 victory on Tuesday. Freshman forward-midfielder Taya Lopez posted a hat trick for Cruces (5-4-1), […]

ENMU women win in WT meet

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Led by winner Amber Saiz, Eastern New Mexico University’s women placed all six runners in the top 20 and took the team title on Saturday in the Buffalo Stampede cross country meet, hosted by West Texas A&M. ENMU finished with 32 points to 50 for New Mexico Highlands in the […]

Saturday area prep volleyball summaries — Sept. 19

Santa Rosa 3, Fort Sumner 1 Santa Rosa    15    25    25    25 Fort Sumner    25    16    23    20 Individual statistics Kills — Santa Rosa, Mikayla Garnand 11, Yvonne Gutierrez 11, Jayden Romero 6. Fort Sumner, Jordyn Stowe 13, Paris Allred 12, Angelica Torres 8, Ariana Lucero 7. Blocks — Santa Rosa, Gutierrez 1, Krista Perea […]

Cat tracks: Tough loss could help Clovis in long run

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com Happy you scored 50, furious you gave up 20. That’s the life of a coach. Following Cleveland’s 30-point win, Cleveland coach Heath Ridenour took extra time finding players and coaches he knew from his time as an assistant at the school. After improving his record to 30-12, Ridenour conceded […]

Late TD upends Hounds in LSC Football Festival

STAFF REPORT ARLINGTON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s football team got off to a great start, fell behind in midgame and then regained the lead down the stretch. Midwestern State, though, had the final say, driving 90 yards in 13 plays for a game-winning two-yard TD run by junior backup quarterback Quade Coward with […]

Commerce sweeps Greyhounds

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com The score doesn’t show it, but Texas A&M-Commerce volleyball coach Craig Case said he felt a bit fortunate to walk out of Greyhound Arena a winner on Saturday. The Lions, coming off a 3-1 win at West Texas A&M on Friday, controlled the first set against the Greyhounds, but […]

ENMU men’s soccer stays undefeated with overtime win

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Clovis defender Joe Rush, left, wraps up Cleveland running back Landry Hayes as Jared Duncan comes in to help finish the play during Friday’s game at Leon Williams Stadium.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com PORTALES — It took both overtime periods, but the Greyhounds continue their undefeated season as they defeated Dallas Baptist University 2-1 in their home opener. Despite ENMU (3-0-1) outshooting Dallas Baptist 24-6 throughout the game, goals were tough to come by thanks to numerous referee stoppages including five yellow […]

CHS roundup: Girls win meet at Carlsbad

STAFF REPORT CARLSBAD — Clovis High’s girls got a battle from District 4-6A rival Alamogordo on Saturday, but the Lady Wildcats came up with their second win of the season. Sophomore Kelsey McNaughton was the individual winner with a 5K time of 19 minutes, 50 seconds and the Lady Wildcats finished with 45 points to […]

Friday area prep football capsules — Sept. 18


Fort Sumner 47, McCurdy 0 Records: McCurdy 2-2, Fort Sumner 3-1 Difference: The Foxes got on the board twice late in the first quarter and maintained control behind a defense which limited the Bobcats to 124 total yards. Difference-makers: Senior RB Kyle Idtensohn scored five of Fort Sumner’s six touchdowns. His TDs came on runs […]

Cleveland tops Clovis

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Clovis senior Roland Chavez fights for extra yards against Cleveland linebacker Jordan Garcia in the second quarter of Friday’s game at Leon Williams Stadium. Chavez had two catches for 50 yards and a touchdown in the 50-20 loss.

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com A little more than nine minutes into the game, the Clovis Wildcats led 7-0 and it was clear their plan was long drives and winning the possession game. About two minutes later, the Cleveland Storm led 8-7 and it was clear they were going to run the quickest offense […]

TWU downs ENMU

By Matthew Asher Staff writer masher@pntonline.com It was a rough way for the ENMU volleyball team to open Lone Star Conference play on Friday night. Texas Woman’s, also beginning conference play, defeated ENMU 25-16, 25-18, 25-27, 25-22 at Greyhound Arena on Friday night. The Pioneers (7-2) spoiled the home opener for the Greyhounds (5-5). After […]

Hounds face Mustangs again in LSC Festival

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ENMU receiver Adrian Horton is pulled out of bounds by Adams State defensive back Dejon Scott just short of the pylon during the fourth quarter of Saturday’s game at Alamosa, Colo. Horton’s 16-yard reception set up the Greyhounds’ final touchdown, a 1-yard run by Jeremy Doucette, in a 44-30 victory. The Hounds will try to make it 3-0 when they face Midwestern State in the teams’ 10:30 a.m. (MDT) Lone Star Conference opener today, part of the LSC Football Festival at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

By Matthew Asher Staff writer masher@pntonline.com Both the ENMU Greyhounds and Midwestern State Mustangs are undefeated this season at 2-0. Today only one of them will stay perfect as the teams meet in the first of three games in the 2015 Lone Star Football Festival at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Kickoff is set for […]

Lady Cats blank Roswell High 4-0

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Clovis eighth-grader Sophia Rico fights for the ball between Roswell High defender Ana Fuentes and Lady Coyotes goalkeeper Carolina Maldonado during the first half of Thursday’s girls soccer match at Leon Williams Stadium. Rico scored a pair of goals to help the Lady Wildcats improve to 7-2-2 for the season with a 4-0 victory.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com So far this season, Clovis High’s girls have shown they have a number of players who can score goals. One of the most consistent has been eighth-grade midfielder Sofia Rico, who tallied a pair on Tuesday night as the Lady Wildcats blanked Roswell High 4-0 at Leon Williams Stadium […]

Unbeaten Roswell High tops CHS

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Kyli Osburn plays a ball during the second set of Thursday’s volleyball match against Roswell High at The Rock. The Lady Coyotes swept Clovis to improve to 9-0 this season.

By Kevin Wilson Deputy editor kwilson@cnjonline.com Roswell High wasn’t quite on its game Thursday night, but the Lady Coyotes still had enough to top a banged-up Clovis squad. Led by middle blocker Gali Sanchez’ 10 kills, two blocks and an ace, Roswell took control of tight games early before pulling away in the third set […]

Cats post win over NMMI

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Clovis High senior Kasai Brown battles for possession of the ball with New Mexico Military senior Everardo Ahumada Verdugo during the first half of Thursday’s boys soccer match at the Yucca complex. The Wildcats improved to 10-3 with a 3-1 victory over the Colts.

Staff report Freshman forward Elias Ortega scored a pair of first-half goals and Clovis High’s boys coasted to a 3-1 victory over New Mexico Military on Tuesday night in a match played at the Yucca complex. With District 4-6A play starting on Sept. 26 against Carlsbad at Leon Williams Stadium and only one non-district match […]

Thursday area prep volleyball summaries — Sept. 17

Texico 3, Logan 0 Texico    28    25    27 Logan    26    17    25 Texico individual statistics Kills — Jasmine Gannon 22, Brianna Reyna 11. Blocks — Gannon 2, Mel Davalos 1, Reyna 1. Digs — Micah Pinnell 9, Kaylee Miller 8, Aubrey Wren 7. Aces — Reyna 3, Gannon 1. Assists — Wren 18, Miller 15. […]

Clovis faces challenge in visiting Cleveland

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Clovis junior Micah Gray makes a red-zone carry while senior Jared Duncan blocks Atrisco Heritage defender Isaac Cadena in Friday’s 61-6 win over the Jaguars last week. Clovis hosts Cleveland Friday in a battle of 3-0 squads.

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com If the Cleveland Storm have a weakness, the educated guess is it’s their punt team. That’s the only thing that hasn’t been on the field this season, while everything else has been stellar so far for Cleveland. The Storm will try to improve to 4-0 in 2015 and 6-0 […]