CHS boys, girls basketball capsules — Jan. 6

Boys Clovis at Canyon When: 7 p.m. (MST) today Records: Clovis 3-8, Canyon 4-8 Last meeting: Clovis edged the Eagles 72-65 in overtime last January at The Rock. Last time out: The Wildcats lost at home to Centennial 74-44 on Friday. The Eagles lost to Mansfield Timbercreek 59-35 on Monday in a tournament at Aledo […]

Hounds go over .500 with win

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ENMU senior guard Darrelyn McCloud stares South Dakota School of Mines & Technology’s Jaisean Jackson during Friday’s men’s basketball matchup against South Dakota School of Mines & Technology at Greyhound Arena. ENMU avenged an earlier loss to the Hardrockers with an 80-74 victory.

Staff report PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s men were in danger of losing a second game this season to South Dakota School of Mines & Technology on Friday night at Greyhound Arena. Down by nine with less than eight minutes left, the Greyhounds rallied for an 80-74 win over the Hardrockers to finish the […]

Lady Cats game ppd. at Trinity Christian

Staff report With Friday night’s heavy snow, tonight’s Clovis High girls basketball game at Lubbock Christian has been postponed. The Lady Wildcats (12-1) beat Gallup 72-70 on Wednesday for their fifth consecutive title in the Plateau Holiday Classic at Rock Staubus Gym. Meantime, the Lady Lions (15-9) won the championship of the Lubbock Caprock Holiday […]

Centennial overpowers Clovis in second half

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Clovis senior forward Logan Cole draws contact from Centennial’s Darren Smith on a second-quarter drive.

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com Clovis High’s boys continued to make life hard on their opponents on Friday night at the Rock. The Wildcats are simply having a tough time generating offense. The Cats hung with a quality Class 5A Centennial squad for most of three quarters, but the Hawks ran away in the final period […]

Area prep basketball summaries — Jan. 1

Boys Grady 46, Fort Sumner 36 Fort Sumner (2-5) — Brett Marshall 2, Brant West 4, Hunter Sparks 15, Tyler Riggins 2, Garrett Hisel 11, Hunter Sturgen 2. Totals 15 6-8 36. Grady (6-4) — Koby Valentine 22, Gunner Burrage 2, Ryan Bone 2, Jordan Provencio 2, Tucker Northcutt 18. Totals 16 11-12 46. Fort […]

Cats play at home this weekend

Staff report Clovis High’s boys, coming off two tough losses earlier this week in the Big XII Holiday Classic at Rock Staubus Gym, will play twice this weekend at Rock Staubus Gym. The Wildcats (3-7) host Centennial (8-3) in a 7 p.m. game today, then take on Las Cruces High (8-5) at 5 p.m. on […]

ENMU basketball capsule — Jan. 2

Men South Dakota School of Mines & Technology at ENMU • When: 7 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena • Records: Mines 3-11, ENMU 6-5 • Previous meeting: Dec. 19, the Hardrockers handed the Greyhounds a 97-71 loss at Sioux Falls, S.D. • Last time out: Both teams played on New Year’s Eve. The Hardrockers lost […]

Clovis girls outlast Gallup

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Clovis senior Nichele Hyman gets free from a Gallup trap near the corner in the first half of Wednesday’s game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Hyman had 17 points in Clovis’ 72-70 win.

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com Tuesday’s Clovis High-Gallup girls final in the Plateau Holiday Classic could benefit both teams as the season progresses. Playing a game with the energy and intensity of a state tournament final, the Lady Wildcats had just enough at the end to hang on for a 72-70 win and their […]

Late miscues haunt Wildcats

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Clovis junior Roland Chavez puts the up-and-under on Volcano Vista’s David Cormier and scores in the second half of Wednesday’s game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium.

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com Clovis High’s boys keep getting close. They just can’t get over the hump. After falling to St. Michael’s 45-36 on Tuesday night in the Big XII Classic at Rock Staubus Gym when the Horsemen finished the game on a 10-0 run, the Wildcats led Volcano Vista 36-31 lead with […]

CSU-Pueblo routs Hounds

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com As far as 2014 went for the Greyhound basketball team? Could’ve ended better. There wasn’t much positive for the Greyhounds Wednesday night, as they were dominated from start to finish in a 105-65 loss to Colorado State University Pueblo. “From every position we didn’t play well, that’s all it […]

Prep summaries — Dec. 31

Tuesday Boys Citizens Bank tournament At Texico Consolation semifinals Muleshoe 56, Eunice 37 Muleshoe (6-8) — Wesley Clarkson 6, Josh Lopez 4, Tony Castillo 6, Jason Florez 16, Grey Johnson 2, J.J. Gandara 3, Blayne Shipman 2, Danny Campos 9, Dagen Dunham 8. Totals 19 14-25 56. Eunice (5-3) — Juan Zamora 6, Armando Rordiguez […]

College basketball capsule — Dec. 31

Men Colorado State-Pueblo at ENMU 5 p.m. Wednesday, Greyhound Arena • Records: Colorado State-Pueblo 7-4, ENMU 6-5 • Last time out: Colorado State-Pueblo beat New Mexico Highlands 89-68. The Greyhounds lost at South Dakota School of Mines 97-71. • Last meeting: CSU-Pueblo beat ENMU 108-81 on Nov. 18 in Pueblo. • Notes: Josh Smith scored  […]

Cats can’t hold lead

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Clovis junior Elighio Rodriguez 
splits a pair of St. Michael’s defenders on a layup attempt in the first half of Tuesday’s night game at the Rock.

t a 45-36 victory. The six-team field, which was to have included the CHS junior varsity squad, became a four-team grouping on Tuesday when Lovington was unable to make the trip back to Clovis due to icy roads. The schedule for today was adjusted again with St. Mike’s (5-5) facing Clayton for the second time […]

Lady Cats push home win streak to 43 games

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com Plucky Dumas did what it could to stay with Clovis High’s girls in Tuesday’s Plateau Holiday Classic semifinals. In the end, the Lady Demons didn’t have enough firepower as Clovis extended its homecourt winning streak to 43 games and pulled away to a 72-53 win at Rock Staubus Gym. […]

Citizens Bank tournament

At Texico BOYS Monday’s quarterfinals Tucumcari 61, Muleshoe 45 Farwel 57, Eunice 54 Friona 57, Navajo Prep 45 Texico 74, Capitan 41 Tuesday’s semifinals Consolation Muleshoe vs. Eunice 3:45 p.m., Wolverine Navajo Prep vs. Capitan, 5:30 p.m., Wolverine Championship Tucumcari vs. Farwell, 3:45 p.m., Sports Arena Friona vs. Texico, 7:15 p.m., Sports Arena Wednesday’s finals […]

Lady Cats run away from Espanola Valley

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By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Clovis High’s girls struggled in Monday’s quarterfinal matchup against Espanola Valley in the Plateau Holiday Classic, but only after the game got out of hand. Senior Danni Williams matched her season best with 33 points and the Lady Wildcats built a 33-point lead early in the final period before […]

Lady Cats expecting challenge

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Senior guard Danni Williams leads Clovis High in scoring, rebounds and assists so far this season. The Lady Cats face Espanola Valley on Monday in the Plateau Holiday Classic at The Rock.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com So far, so good for Clovis High’s girls this season, who are off to a 9-1 start. Coach Jeff Reed thinks the Lady Wildcats should see some good competition this week in the Plateau Holiday Classic at Rock Staubus Gym, beginning with Monday’s 7:30 p.m. quarterfinal matchup against Class […]

Cats ride some momentum

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Clovis coach Scott Robinson fires the ball up for a rebounding drill Saturday afternoon at Rock Staubus Gym. The Cats take on Volcano Vista on Tuesday and St. Michael’s on Wednesday in the Big XII Classic at The Rock.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Coming off a slow start, Clovis High’s boys are enjoying a mini-winning streak. The Wildcats won twice last weekend to improve to 3-5 heading into the Big XII Holiday Classic, beginning Monday at Rock Staubus Gym. Since the six-team field includes Clovis and the CHS junior varsity, the local […]

N.M. Fishing Report — 12-25

his fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and NMDGF, 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. Northwest Abiquiu Lake: Fishing pressure was very light and fishing was slow for […]

Cooper twins enjoying time together at ENMU

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com PORTALES — Twin sisters Jordyn and Jaylyn Cooper have had a bond since birth most people don’t have with their siblings. Early tragedy strengthened it. “We lost our mom to breast cancer when we were five,” Jaylyn said. “It brought us a lot closer.” The twins became so close […]