Thursday area prep basketball summary — Jan. 28

BOYS New Mexico Military 59, Fort Sumner 51 Fort Sumner (11-9) — Brant West 4, Raymond Drake 5, Francisco Chavez 2, Jude Segura 11, Moah Maxwell 1, Hunter Sparks 12, Hunter Sturgeon 6, Kreston Butterfield 10. Totals 16 13-29 51. New Mexico Military (5-9) — Fausto Baranzini 6, Randall Major 1, Daniel Sanchez 12, Carlos […]

Cass, Jurek placed on regional team

Staff report A pair of ENMU football players were named to the NCAA Division II All-Super Region IV Team Wednesday morning. Sophomore running back Kamal Cass and senior offensive linemen William Jurek were selected by the Don Hansen Football Committee. Cass garnered first team honors, while Jurek was chosen to the second team. The duo […]

West Texas gets top spot in softball poll

Staff report Defending Lone Star Conference softbal champion West Texas A&M was a comfortable choice to repeat in the conference’s annual preseason poll. The Buffs, who went 22-6 in LSC play and claimed both the regular season and tournament titles, claimed 17 first-place votes from a mix of 25 LSC coaches, sports information directors and […]

Carlsbad routs Cats in district opener

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Clovis High senior David Griego goes up strong at the basket over a Carlsbad defender during the first half of Tuesday’s District 4-6A opener at The Rock. Carlsbad improved to 15-6 for the season with a 66-30 victory over the Wildcats.

By Kevin Wilson Deputy editor kwilson@cnjonline.com When 6-foot-9 Brenden Boatwright returns to the Carlsbad lineup sometime in February, he might make the Cavemen state title contenders in Class 6A. Even without him, or 6-foot-6 junior Bryce McCalister who is out for the year, the Cavemen showed they’re already formidable in District 4-6A with a 66-30 […]

Cavegirls coast past Lady Cats

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Clovis sophomore guard Jada Gillespie puts up a shot against Carlsbad’s Katelyn Clarkston during Tuesday’s District 4-6A girls opener at Carlsbad.

By Matt Hollinshead Carlsbad Current-Argus CARLSBAD — Carlsbad girls basketball coach John Zumbrun spoke of one gigantic “mountain” his team’s had difficulty climbing over in years past: Clovis. Over the past 20-plus years, the Cavegirls have beaten the Lady Wildcats just once — the 2011 District 4-5A tournament. Make it two, as the Cavegirls’ offense […]

Tuesday area prep basketball summaries — Jan. 26

BOYS Non-district Lubbock Christian 55, Texico 52 Lubbock Christian (24-6) — Hays 17, Lowe 2, Ketcherside 1, Brown 15, Gomez 12, Burrington 8. Totals 20 8-11 55. Texico (11-5) — Tanner Dickerman 3, Brannon Karger 14, Dalton Thatcher 13, Lance Myers 2, Braden Fraze 14, Nathan Phipps 6. Totals 16 14-20 52. Lubb. Christian    15   […]

Buffs tabbed to repeat at LSC baseball champs

STAFF REPORT RICHARDSON, Texas — West Texas A&M was selected to repeat as Lone Star Conference baseball champions, but it should expect some competition if the LSC’s preseason poll holds any merit. The Buffaloes narrowly edged out Texas A&M-Kingsville for the top spot with nine of the 18 first-place votes and 94 total points. Both […]

CHS basketball capsules — Jan. 26

BOYS Carlsbad at Clovis • When: 7 p.m. today at Rock Staubus Gym in the District 4-6A opener for both teams. • Records: Carlsbad 14-6, Clovis 3-14 • Last meeting: February 2015, Carlsbad beat the Wildcats 66-31 at Carlsbad. • Last time out: Carlsbad edged Roswell High at home 49-48 on Saturday. Clovis defeated Lovington […]

CHS teams cruise in Artesia Invite

Staff report CARLSBAD — Clovis High’s swim teams got an inkling of what their district meets might be like in a couple of weeks. Everybody in the district participated in Saturday’ Artesia Invitational, contested at the district meet site at Carlsbad High School, except for Las Cruces. The Las Cruces team, made up of the […]

Monday area prep basketball summaries — Jan. 25

BOYS At House Fort Sumner 45, Grady 42 Fort Sumner (11-8) — Brant West 10, Kyle Idtensohn 4, Raymond Drake 2, Jude Segura 15, Noah Maxwell 4, Hunter Sparks 10. Totals 17 7-12 45. Grady (12-5) — Koby Valentine 16, Ryan Bone 4, Trenton Lee 6, Lucas Whitehead 2, Tucker Northcutt 14. Totals 14 10-15 […]

ENMU track squads open indoor season

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — Eastern New Mexico University’s track teams opened their indoor schedule on Friday and Saturday in the Univesity of New Mexico’s Cherry & Silver Invitational. For the men, freshman Julian Clark-Coronado was fifth in the 60-meter semifinals in 6.91 seconds, Victor Cruz and Scott Wesselink were first in their seconds of the […]

Lady Coyotes top CHS

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Clovis sophomore Mimi Coleman tries to get inside positioning on Roswell High defender Valeria Bonilla during the first half of Saturday’s game at Rock Staubus Gym. The Lady Coyotes handed CHS a 63-31 setback.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Joe Carpenter, in his 17th season as Roswell High girls basketball coach, is still looking for his first state title, despite reaching the semifinals 13 times and the championship game in three of those years. If the Lady Coyotes can find a couple of scoring threats to go with […]

ENMU men earn first LSC win under Carter

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Eastern New Mexico University center Chaunce Hil pulls down an offensive rebound against Texas A&M-Commerce’s Ronnie White during the first half of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference game at Greyhound Arena. ENMU ended a 20-game losing streak against LSC competition with a 72-60 win over the Lions.

By Kevin Wilson Deputy editor kwilson@cnjonline.com PORTALES — Kevin Saiz hit some big 3-pointers Saturday afternoon, but it was the plays nobody noticed that gave Eastern New Mexico University a win nearly everybody noticed. Javaan Mumtaz scored 23 points to lead all scorers, and Saiz had nine points and a big pair of second-half treys […]

Saturday area prep basketball summary — Jan. 23

BOYS Fort Sumner 84, Clovis JV 80 Clovis JV — Jakeem Wynn 17, LeRoy Wilson 14, Brandon Romero 11, Taitt Kuchta 9, Teddy Wiseman 9, Ethan Davis 8, Jonathan Williams 5, Alex Santarosa 5, Isaiah Knight 2. Totals 28 22-36 80. Fort Sumner (10-8) — Brant West 24, Hunter Sparks 19, Raymond Drake 14, Jude […]

ENMU women post victory over Commerce

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s women had been in this position before. This time, the Greyhounds were able to finish. Junior post Kassandra Harris led four players in double figures with 20 points and ENMU used a 47-point second half to turn back Texas A&M-Commerce 73-65 in Lone […]

Cats snap skid

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Clovis junior Micah Gray drives the baseline against Lovington defender Gary Ornelas in the second half of Friday’s game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Gray scored three points in Clovis’ 58-52 win.

By Kevin Wilson Deputy editor kwilson@cnjonline.com Tucker Dobbs is making up for some lost time. He found a way to pick up six fouls, when you foul out at five. But more importantly, he found a way to shoot just 3-of-8 and still be the biggest reason Clovis ends its predistrict schedule with a 58-52 […]

Lady Cats turn back Lovington

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Clovis High sophomore guard Teya Morris pulls up for a first-half jump shot during Friday’s girls matchup against Lovington at The Rock. Morris scored a career-best 19 points, including three 3-pointers, to help the Lady Wildcats register a 48-35 victory and improve to 7-10 for the season.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com What started out like it might be a runaway for the Clovis Lady Wildcats on Friday night turned into a struggle. But after riding two 3-pointers from sophomore guard Teya Morris and one from sophomore guard Sydni Hill to a 13-1 lead late in the opening quarter, the Lady […]

Portales edges Wolverines

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Portales’ Tyrese Dawson takes a contested jump shot in the first half of the Portales game against Texico on Friday night. Dawson finished with three points and the Rams beat the Wolverines 69-62.

By Matthew Asher Staff writer masher@pntonline.com PORTALES — Coming into Friday’s game against Texico, Portales coach Rickie McBroom mentioned how close these two teams always play each other. Once again, the scoring margin was in the single digits as the Portales Rams had to fight back in the fourth quarter to beat the Texico Wolverines […]

Lady Rams top Texico

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Portales’ Zamorye Cox dribbles the ball in the first quarter of the Lady Rams game against Texico Friday night. Cox scored four points and Portales won 49-32.

By Matthew Asher Staff writer masher@pntonline.com PORTALES — Basketball is a game of momentum. The Portales Lady Rams were able to utilize theirs in the second half for a relatively easy 49-32 victory over Texico Friday night. Leading 21-20 after halftime, Portales (13-3) went on an 18-0 run to put the game out of question […]

Friday area prep basketball summaries — Jan. 22

BOYS Fort Sumner 52, Cloudcroft 42 Cloudcroft (7-11) — Zach Comino 13, Tyson Hughes 2, Rodrigo Rodarte 5, Lathan Green 14, Alix Miller 6, Joy Montoya 2. Totals 17 6-9 42. Fort Sumner (9-8) — Brant West 7, Kyle Idtensohn 5, Raymond Drake 3, Jude Segura 10, Noah Maxwell 7, Hunter Sparks 9, Kreston Butterfield […]