Arizona pulls away, tops ENMU

Staff report TUCSON, Ariz. — Eastern New Mexico University’s women hung around for a while against Arizona of the Pac-12 on Tuesday. The Wildcats, though, took complete control in the third quarter. Leading 39-29 after two free throws by ENMU’s Kassandra Harris with 7:46 left in the third quarter, the Wildcats went on a 22-2 […]

Clovis hopes to keep streak going at state

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Clovis coach Gabe Apodaca has a laugh with a player during Tuesday morning’s practice. Clovis enters the Class 6A tournament as the No. 12 seed.

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR Clovis senior Jaren Piepkorn, like probably every one of her teammates, had thoughts during a frustrating regular season that she wouldn’t be in practice gear Tuesday morning, still playing volleyball in the final week of the prep season. But yet, there was the 5-foot-11 middle hitter, working on jump […]

ENMU men’s soccer program to hold camp

Staff report The Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer program will host a Winter College ID camp on Dec. 13. The camp, scheduled for 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m., is for players from ninth grade to junior college to introduce themselves to the Greyhound staff. Various college coaches will run sessions throughout the day, and […]

Lady Cats dominate opening meet

Staff report LUBBOCK — Clovis High swim coach Vincent de Maio has a hard time containing himself when he talks about his young but talented girls squad. The Wildcats and Lady Wildcats opened the 2015 season on Saturday in a meet at Lubbock High, and the girls ran away with their team title with 186 […]

Midwestern beats ENMU to end undefeated regular season

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ENMU's Carlos Viveros battles for a ball in Sunday's match at Midwestern State. Viveros had a goal and an assist in the 4-2 defeat.

Staff report WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Midwestern State scored less than eight minutes into Sunday’s match and never looked back, scoring a 4-2 victory Sunday over Eastern New Mexico University. The Mustangs (16-0-1), ranked No. 2 in Division II, got a goal and two assists from Albert Rodriguez, and generally dominated every category to keep […]

Elida, Melrose, Texico claim top volleyball seeds; Clovis 12th in 6A

Staff report Curry and Roosevelt counties took the top seed in the Class 1A, 2A and 3A volleyball tournaments, scheduled for Thursday through Saturday in Rio Rancho. Seedings were announced Sunday afternoon in Albuquerque by the New Mexico Activities Association. Defending Class 1A champion and four-time Class B champion Elida is again the top seed […]

Lady Wolverines roll past Eunice in 4-3A title tilt

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Texico junior outside hitter Jasmine Gannon goes for one of her 20 kills in Saturday’s District 4-3A championship past Eunice middle blocker M’Lee Vinson. Texico defeated Eunice 25-18, 25-9, 25-13 to improve to 20-1 on the season.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer TEXICO — If Texico junior outside hitter Jasmine Gannon was nervous before Saturday’s District 4-3A volleyball tournament final against Eunice, she sure didn’t play like it. Gannon dominated from the start, compiling 20 kills as the Lady Wolverines made short work of Eunice in a 25-18, 25-11, 25-14 win. […]

Cat Tracks: Wildcats get No. 4 seed, first-round bye

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Sophomore Jace Piepkorn, left, celebrates with senior  Wes Lemke following Clovis’ 21-14 win over Carlsbad to claim the District 4-6A title. Clovis received the fourth seed in Class 6A, and will have a first-round bye. The Wildcats await the winner of No. 5 Mayfield and No. 12 Atrisco Heritage.

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR The Clovis Wildcats were confident a 7-3 record and a district championship would be enough to get them a home game. Turns out, it was enough to get them a first-round bye. Clovis, winners of four straight, are in the 12-team Class 6A field as the No. 4 seed. […]

Clovis wins district tournament, clinches state volleyball bid

STAFF REPORT HOBBS — Whoever the No. 12 team is in Class 6A state volleyball, it’s going to be a little upset at the Clovis Lady Wildcats. That’s because Clovis pulled off its third straight victory on Saturday, a 15-25, 25-16, 25-17, 25-17 over Hobbs to claim the District 4-6A tournament title and earn an […]

Midwestern State edges ENMU in LSC’s first round

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ENMU sophomore Ibrahim Maiga intercepts a pass in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference first-round playoff game Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Wichita Falls, Texas.

STAFF REPORT WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Sophomore running back Don Jerry scored a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns, including the game-winner from seven yards out with 1:20 left, and second-seeded Midwestern State edged Eastern New Mexico University 26-21 on Saturday night in a championship bracket semifinal game of the Lone Star Conference football playoffs before an […]

ENMU hopes for open-court game in 2015-16 men’s hoops season

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Lawrence Domingo, left, calls a play with Kevin Saiz defending him on Thursday afternoon’s practice at Greyhound Arena.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER Greyhounds as a breed are certainly known for their ability to run, but ENMU men’s basketball coach Stott Carter wants to see if they can jump as well. In his second season as the helm, Carter is instituting a new style of play, aptly named “run and jump.” It’s […]

Shorthanded CHS boys run 10th in 6A state meet

Staff report RIO RANCHO — Under the circumstances, the Clovis High boys cross country team had to feel pretty good about itself in Saturday’s Class 6A state meet at Rio Rancho H.S. On the other hand, the Lady Wildcats had hoped for a bit better finish. The CHS boys had hoped for a top-10 finish […]

Floyd upends San Jon/Grady

Staff report SAN JON — Senior Jesus Torres had touchdown runs of 45 and 70 yards in the second half, and Jose Torres kicked all five 2-point conversions on Saturday as fifth-seeded Floyd upended top-seeded and previously unbeaten San Jon/Grady 40-38 in a state 6-man semifinal game. The Broncos (5-3), who lost at San Jon […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Women 10th in cross country regional

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Led by senior Amber Saiz, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s team finished 10th in South Central Regional cross country competition on Saturday, hosted by West Texas A&M. Adams State captured both team titles, finishing with 55 points on the men’s side and 27 in women’s competition. Saiz ran the […]

ENMU volleyball team faces extremes in foes

Staff report WICHITA, Kansas — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball squad faced opposite ends of the Heartland Conference spectrum in matches on Friday hosted by Newman University. The Greyhounds (13-17) posted a 25-18, 25-20, 25-12 win over Oklahoma Panhandle State (1-28) in their first match of the day, then lost to 21-3 Arkansas-Fort Smith […]

Friday area prep volleyball summary — Nov. 6

District 4-1A tournament Championship Elida 3, Grady 0 Grady    15    13    15 Elida    25    25    25 Grady individual statistics Kills — Yara Sotelo 8, Sage Starbuck 7. Blocks — Jasmine Gonzales 2, Tamia Northcutt 1, Sotelo 1, Tayte Trice 1. Digs — Morgan Borden 8, Starbuck 8. Aces — Gonzales 1. Assists — Gonzales 14. […]

Friday area prep football roundup — Nov. 6

Fort Sumner 19, Hagerman 12 Class 2A semifinals Records: Hagerman 5-5, Fort Sumner 8-3 Difference: The second-seeded Foxes erased a 12-6 deficit on senior RB Kyle Idtensohn’s 1-yard run in the final minute of the third quarter and advanced to next week’s championship game against top-seeded and defending champion Escalante, which beat Questa 46-20 at […]

Rams are a perfect 10

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Portales junior quarterback Junior Ramirez prepares to launch a deep pass while senior tackle Adam Hernandez provides protection during Friday’s District 4-4A matchup against New Mexico Military at Blackwater Draw. The top-ranked, unbeaten Rams posted a 26-7 victory.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER BLACKWATER DRAW — In Portales’ quest for its first ever 10-0 regular season, it was the unexpected players who stepped up and allowed the Rams to defeat the NMMI Colts 26-7 on Friday night in the District 4-4A and regular-season finale for both teams. Seldom-used wide receiver Michael Fox […]

Clovis survives mistakes, beats Carlsbad to win district title

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Clovis seniors Jaron Gonzales, left, and Jason Freeman wrap up Carlsbad's Waylond Mendoza on a kickoff return in the second half of Friday's game at Leon Williams Stadium.

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR The Carlsbad Cavemen will go down as one of the best 1-9 teams in the history of New Mexico Class 6A football because they can move the ball and find ways to stop the run game. They won’t be 2-8 and bound for state, though, because they found ways […]

PREP VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: Elida tops Grady for 4-1A title

Staff report ELIDA — The Elida Lady Tigers have dominated New Mexico small-school volleyball for a number of years, but they got a bit of a battle from Grady in Friday’s District 4-1A tournament before subduing the Lady Bronchos 25-15, 25-13, 25-15. Elida, the five-time defending state champion — including all four years of Class […]