CAT TRACKS: Cats still losing turnover battle

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Clovis senior receiver Christian Caldwell hauls in a fourth-quarter pass. Caldwell had a 14-yard touchdown reception, his second of the season, in the 35-13 defeat.

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer RIO RANCHO — When you don’t win the turnover battle, it’s tough to win football games. And so far this season, the Clovis Wildcats are winless in four battles. Friday night was the first tie, with each team losing a fumble as Cleveland defeated Clovis 35-13. The Wildcats are […]

Mustangs turn back Hounds

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ENMU senior linebacker Julian Yearwood wraps up Midwestern State running back Dante Taylor during the first half of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference football game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The game was part of the LSC’s “Football Festival.”

Staff report ARLINGTON, Texas — Big plays did in Eastern New Mexico University’s football team on Saturday night. The Greyhounds dominated early against 23rd-ranked Midwestern State, holding the Mustangs without a first down until early in the second quarter in building a 10-0 lead. Then Drew Ashley returned an interception 55 yards for a score […]

ENMU finishes off rodeo

By Derek Major Staff writer PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University “College Daze” Rodeo wrapped up Saturday after three consecutive nights of events, food and fun and for the ENMU Rodeo team. The weekend was part work, part play, but all fun. “It was a great weekend,” said sophomore and Portales High School […]

Zias score late to edge A&M International

Staff report PORTALES — Trailing 2-1 after a pair of Texas A&M International goals in a span of just over a minute early in the second half, Eastern New Mexico University senior defender Victoria Perez took matters into her own hands. Perez scored a pair of goals later in the period, one to tie and […]

Lady Cats cruise in Carlsbad meet

Staff report CARLSBAD — Clovis High’s girls are pretty much running in midseason form. The Lady Wildcats put their first five runners in the top 12 on Saturday and ran away with team honors in the Ron Singleton Invitaitonal cross country meet. CHS finished with 24 points to 68 for runnerup Odessa High. Meantime, the […]

Clovis taken by Storm

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Clovis senior Jordan Holguin does just enough to trip up Cleveland receiver Adam Cook in the first quarter of Friday night's game at Cleveland High School. The Storm defeated Clovis 35-13.

By Kevin Wilson RIO RANCHO — With what will likely be the No. 1 team in the state coming in next week, it only gets harder from here for the Clovis Wildcats. Not that it was especially easy this week, as Clovis ran into a buzzsaw Friday night at Cleveland and went home with […]

Rams rout Eunice for first win

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Portales sophomore Jeremie Karngbaye sacks Eunice quarterback Ivan Zamora during the second quarter of Friday night game’s game at Greyhound Stadium.

By Derek Major The Portales Rams won their homecoming game Friday night against the Eunice Cardinals, using a 27-point first quarter to lead them to a 54-22 victory. Both teams came into the game without a win, but the Rams wasted no time getting the lead as Bronte Stauggard scored on a 24-yard run […]

Friday area prep summaries — Sept. 19

Logan 47, Melrose 38 Records: Melrose 2-1, Logan 4-0 Difference: Logan overcame a five-point deficit with two touchdowns in the final two minutes to win in a battle of unbeatens. Trailing 38-33, senior QB Wyatt Strand threw a 96-yard TD pass to junior WR Laramie Roberts with 1:50 left, then Strand scored on a 25-yard […]

Hounds, Mustangs collide in ‘Festival’

By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University tight end Evan Tooley doesn’t expect to catch many passes, and he’s OK with that. The senior from Truth or Consequences was on the receiving end of a surprise 2-point conversion pass from kicker Mitchell Cox last week after the Greyhounds’ first touchdown in a 42-14 win […]

Prep football scoreboard

Area Cleveland 35, Clovis 13 Lazbuddie 62, Clovis Christian 41 Portales 54, Eunice 22 Logan 47, Melrose 38 Clayton 45, Texico 7 Farwell 27, New Deal 14 Crosbyton 59, Bovina 41 Perryton 32, Muleshoe 21 Dora 54, Mountainair 0 New Mexico Artesia 53, Deming 15 Atrisco Heritage 45, Highland 16 Aztec 29, Del Norte 6 Belen […]

Cats visit Cleveland

By Kevin Wilson CNJ staff writer If everything holds to form, the next three weeks are the most difficult of the regular season for the Clovis Wildcats. Clovis coach Eric Roanhaus said there are two things to know heading into tonight’s game against Cleveland in Rio Rancho. The first is that the Storm are […]

CHS soccer girls post win; boys fall

Staff report ROSWELL — The Clovis High girls soccer team scored three times in a span of about four minutes in the second half on Thursday night and went on to post a 4-2 victory over Roswell High. Sophomore midfielder Jaci Sievers gave the Lady Wildcats (8-2-1) a 2-1 lead about four minutes into the […]

ENMU’s ‘College Daze’ rodeo begins

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Participants watch as Tarleton State University’s Courtney McConnell ropes a calf during Thursday’s Eastern New Mexico University College “Daze” Rodeo breakaway calf roping at Lewis Cooper Arena.

By Derek Major Staff writer PORTALES — Despite the rain from tropical storm Odlie, the Eastern New Mexico University “College Daze” Rodeo kicked off Thursday with the bareback riding, calf roping, breakaway roping and steer wrestling events. While most of the ENMU team will participate later in the weekend, it didn’t stop them from […]

Lady Cats edged out in 5 sets

Staff report ROSWELL — Clovis High’s volleyball team was on the verge of avenging an earlier sweep by Roswell High, but the Lady Wildcats just weren’t able to finish it off. Clovis jumped out to a two-set lead on the Lady Coyotes before falling 26-28, 17-25, 25-16, 25-16, 15-9 on Thursday night. Roswell High had […]

Area prep volleyball summaries — Sept. 18

Thursday Texico 3, Fort Sumner 0 Fort Sumner    11    20    23 Texico    25    25    25 Texico individual statistics Kills — Brianna Reyna 11, Jasmine Gannon 9. Blocks — Melissa Davalos 2, Gannon 1, McKenzee Thatcher 1. Digs — Texico, Chyanne Scarborough 13, Reyna 8, Jada Stephens 5. Aces — Madison Haakma 4, Reyna 3, Scarborough […]

Weekend area prep football capsules — Sept. 19

Clayton (3-0) at Texico (2-1) • When: 7 p.m. today • Last week: Clayton topped Sunray (Texas) 35-13 at home. The Wolverines won on the road over Portales 49-32. • Last year: The Yellowjackets routed Texico 50-0 at Clayton. • Of note: Texico hopes to make amends for last year’s thrashing against its former district […]

Tuesday prep volleyball — Sept. 16

Fort Sumner 3, Dexter 0 Dexter    18    14    17 Fort Sumner    25    25    25 Individual statistics Kills — Dexter, Madison Bogle 3, Brenda Granado 3. Fort Sumner, Paris Allred 10, Brianna Carroll 10, Codi Scovel-Wood 6, Johni West 5. Blocks — Dexter, none. Fort Sumner, Allred 4, Ariana Lucero 2. Digs — Dexter, n/a. Fort Sumner, […]

LSC football roundup — Sept. 13 CANYON, Texas — Playing its season opener, No. 16 Tarleton State posted its first win at Canyon in 10 years by beating No. 22 West Texas A&M 31-27 on Saturday in the Lone Star Conference opener for both teams. It was the Texans’ first road win over a ranked opponent since beating then-No. 13 […]

News, notes and numbers: Three unbeatens left

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Bovina senior Joseph Casas looks to pass to a receiver, while sophomore Emilio Espinoza provides pass protection in the first quarter of Friday night’s game against Ralls.

Three weeks into the season, there are three undefeated area football teams left — Bovina, Melrose and Clovis Christian. All three figure to face stiff tests this week. Bovina (3-0) faces undefeated Crosbyton (3-0), which is averaging 40 points game. Melrose (2-0) also faces an unbeaten foe in former district rival Logan (3-0). Melrose hasn’t […]

Honor roll — Week 3

Top area performaces for Week 3 Passing Player, team Com-att-int-yards Daniel Campos, Muleshoe 15-30-1-224 Joe Casas, Bovina 11-15-2-186 Will Ramsey, Clovis Christian 11-13-0-106 Daulton Hatley, Clovis 8-18-2-58 Justin Rucker, Texico 4-5-0-48 Rushing Player, team Att-yards Kyle Idtensohn, Fort Sumner 39-372 Mason Golden, Texico 36-219 Juan San Juan, Clovis 30-170 Jacob Lopez, Muleshoe 12-163 Charley Rodriguez, […]