Prep tournaments, summaries — Dec. 4

TOURNAMENTS All Times MST Boys American Heritage Tournament At Melrose Thursday’s quarterfinals Clovis JV 58, Melrose JV 51 Logan 69, Tucumcari 66, OT Floyd 77, Dexter 57 Melrose 69, Cloudcroft 55 Friday’s semifinals Consolation Melrose JV vs. Tucumcari, 2:30 p.m., new gym Dexter vs. Cloudcroft, 4:15 p.m., new gym Championship Clovis JV vs. Logan, 7:45 […]

Tucker scores 30 in Zias’ loss

Staff report LAS CRUCES — Junior guard Sasha Weber scored 23 points Thursday night and New Mexico State posted its 19th win in 19 outings all-time over Eastern New Mexico University, beating the Zias 79-51. It was the first win of the season for the Aggies (1-5), who are in the midst of a six-game […]

N.M. Fishing Report — Dec. 4

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 Charette Lakes: Closed for the season. […]

Spight makes all-super region team

STAFF REPORT Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds senior running back E’lon Spight became the first Greyhound to earn Daktronics First Team All-Super Region 4 honors in four seasons. ENMU senior linebacker Seth Bailey of Texico made the second team. Spight, a senior from St. Louis, Missouri, rushed for 1,611 yards and scored 19 touchdowns — both […]

Clovis leads way on 4-6A selections

STAFF REPORT Following a 3-0 run through District 4-6A, the Clovis Wildcats were well represented on the inaugural All-District 4-6A team, released this week. In all, the Wildcats had 26 selections and 11 first-teamers, both tops among all four members of the district. Wildcats seniors Jordan Holguin and Kaine Bender shared defensive player of the […]

Former Hound coach Scott dies at 85

Jack Scott

By Kevin Wilson STAFF WRITER kwilson@cnjonline.com Eastern New Mexico University lost a member of its coaching fraternity early Wednesday morning, as former football coach Jack Scott died in Lubbock of renal failure at the age of 85. Scott was the eighth coach in the history of the Greyhounds football program, Scott coached from 1970 to […]

Spight makes all-super region team

STAFF REPORT Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds senior running back E’lon Spight became the first Greyhound to earn Daktronics First Team All-Super Region 4 honors in four seasons. ENMU senior linebacker Seth Bailey of Texico made the second team. Spight, a senior from St. Louis, Missouri, rushed for 1,611 yards and scored 19 touchdowns — both […]

Falcons soar over Hounds

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ENMU junior guard John Gilliam slips past a Texas-Permian Basin defender on his way to a layup during the first half of Tuesday night's game at Greyhound Arena. Gilliams finished with nine points in the Greyhounds' 81-65 loss to UTPB.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s men got high-scoring Texas-Permian Basin slowed down some on Tuesday. The Greyhounds just couldn’t make enough shots. UTPB, averaging a South Central Region-leading 101.6 points coming in, finished with a season scoring low but still had control most of the way in an […]

Area prep basketball roundup — Dec. 2

BOYS Texico 60, Farwell 59 Farwell (1-1) — Lee Cervantes 13, Angel Graxiola 5, Brandon Galvan 3, Iziah Benoit 4, Jace Perkins 13, Pedro Ruiz 6, Chase Mitchell 10, Armando Arebalo 2, Gerardo Martinez 3. Totals 23 6-18 59. Texico (1-0) — Justin Rucker 17, Brendon Clark 3, Rodrick Dean 9, Tanner Dickerman 2, Brannon […]

Lady Cats survive season opener

Staff report AMARILLO — As first games go, it was about what Clovis girls coach Jeff Reed expected. “I’ll take a win,” Reed said after the Lady Wildcats held off Amarillo Palo Duro 51-45 Tuesday on the road. “We have a long ways to go and a lot to work on.” Danni Williams led Clovis […]

UTEP beats Zias in exhibition tilt

Staff report EL PASO — Eastern New Mexico University’s women kept Division I Texas-El Paso off the scoreboard for the first four minutes of Tuesday’s exhibition matchup. The Miners, though, responded with a 10-0 run to take the lead for good and went on to an 84-49 win over the Zias. Sophomore guard Sparkle Taylor  […]

ENMU basketball capsules — Dec. 2

MEN Texas-Permian Basin at ENMU • When: 7 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena • Records: UTPB 4-1, ENMU 4-3 • Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. • Last time out: The Falcons beat Sul Ross State 104-82 on Wednesday in their home opener at Odessa, Texas. The Hounds edged Harding 76-73 on Saturday in West Texas A&M’s Thanksgiving […]

Cats falter down stretch in opening loss

Staff report RIO RANCHO — For most of three quarters, Clovis High’s boys held their own in Saturday’s season-opening basketball game against Rio Rancho. The Rams got 3-pointers from senior forward Clay Patterson and sophomore guard Jeremy Snider early in the final period, though, and pulled away to a 72-58 victory. “That really got them […]

Red-hot LCU downs Zias

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ENMU junior guard Shayla Williams works her way around Lubbock Christian’s Ashton Meeks during Saturday’s women’s matchup at Lubbock. LCU handed the Zias a 101-49 setback.

Staff report LUBBOCK — Clearly, Tarleton State’s Kathy Thomas didn’t do Eastern New Mexico University’s women any favors on Friday night. Thomas went 7-for-7 from 3-point range, a school record, and the TexAnns ended Lubbock Christian’s 18-game home winning streak with a 73-71 overtime win. The Zias (1-5) paid a heavy price on Saturday night. […]

Gilliam’s 3-pointer at buzzer lifts Hounds

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Junior guard John Gilliam capped his first double-double of the season with a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer on Saturday, lifting Eastern New Mexico University’s men past Harding 76-73 in West Texas A&M’s Thanksgiving Classic. Gilliam’s shot came after junior forward Andraz Kavas tied the game for the ninth time […]

ENMU’s Bailey wraps up college grid career in style

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ENMU senior Seth Bailey scored two defensive touchdowns for the Greyhounds this season, including a 30-yard fumble return in the team’s Nov. 15 win over rival West Texas A&M in the Lone Star Conference’s fifth-place playoff game at Greyhound Stadium. Bailey, from Texico, was chosen the LSC’s linebacker of the year.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com PORTALES — It’s almost time for Eastern New Mexico University linebacker Seth Bailey to move on to the “real” world. Bailey capped his ENMU football career this month by earning the Lone Star Conference’s linebacker of the year award. Still, he’s not quite ready to give up sports. The […]

Veterans will carry Lady Cats

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Clovis senior guard Danni Williams is hoping to lead the Lady Wildcats on another run for a state championship, this year in Class 6A. under seventh-year coach Jeff Reed. Williams, who has committed to Texas A&M for next season, is the two-time New Mexico Gatorade Player of the Year.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com On paper, things look good for the potential of another deep run in state competition for the Clovis High Lady Wildcats. Four players have already signed with college programs for next season, including three with NCAA Division I programs led by two-time New Mexico Gatorade Player of the Year […]

UTPB notches 67-58 triumph over ENMU

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ENMU junior post Jasmine Johnson scored 13 points on 6-of-9 shooting on Friday, but the Zias came up short in a 67-58 loss to Texas-Permian Basin in the Lubbock Christian Thanksgiving Classic.

Staff report LUBBOCK — Texas-Permian Basin used a 10-0 run midway through the first half to take control, then hit nine consecutive free throws in the final two minutes on Friday to seal a 67-58 women’s basketball victory over Eastern New Mexico University in Lubbock Christian’s Thanksgiving Classic. Senior guard Giselle Loya had four 3-pointers […]

Hornets turn back Hounds

Staff report CANYON, Texas — The good news on Friday for the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team is that it posted a season-low in points allowed. Unfortunately for the Greyhounds, they also struggled to score, finishing with a season-low total in a 74-63 loss to Emporia State in West Texas A&M’s Thanksgiving Classic. […]

Young Cats looking for quick progress

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Clovis junior Luke Bussen looks for a teammate while senior Logan Cole provides pressure defense during Wildcats basketball practice on Wednesday morning at The Rock. Clovis opens the 2014-15 season on Saturday at Rio Rancho.

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com There’s no telling where the Clovis High boys basketball program will end up this season, but they hope to get there fast. New coach and longtime assistant Scott Robinson said a relatively inexperienced squad is getting clear instructions to pick up the pace. “We want to get back to […]