Cats notch leg at own invitational

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Clovis sophomore David Maldonado tees off Friday morning at the Clovis Invitational Golf Tournament at Colonial Park Golf Course.

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com One down, two to go. Clovis High’s boys didn’t exactly dominate the Wildcats’ golf invitational on Friday at Colonial Park Golf Course, but they did accomplish one thing. The Cats earned their first team leg of the season towards Class 6A state competition, shooting a four-man total of 319 […]

Portales, Hope Christian split softball twin bill

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com PORTALES — Coach Robbie Crowley might make a habit out of yelling at Portales’ bats. Coming into the first game of a doubleheader against Hope Christian, the Portales Lady Rams had  managed just one hit through the first five innings of a scoreless game. Crowley asked her team if […]

Angelo State shuts out Greyhounds, 7-0

STAFF REPORT SAN ANGELO, Texas — Angelo State started its second Lone Star Conference baseball series against Eastern New Mexico the way the first one ended — with a shutout. The host Rams increased its current shutout streak over the Greyhounds to 21 innings, as Matt Shannon scattered three hits over seven innings of a […]

No. 2 West Texas A&M cruises by Hounds

STAFF REPORT CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M let the bats explain why it’s the No. 2 ranked team in Division II. They spoke loudly Friday, as the host Lady Buffs took a 9-1, 13-5 Lone Star Conference sweep over visiting Eastern New Mexico. Rightfielder Brittany Cruz hit for a combined cycle in both games, going […]

ENMU closing in on men’s basketball coach

By Kevin Wilson MANAGING EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com Eastern New Mexico University officials hope to have a new men’s basketball coach in place within a week. The college has two positions posted on the NCAA job market — the hoops coach and an athletic director to replace the retiring Jeff Geiser. Geiser is the chair of the […]

Athletic physicals offered by CHS April 30

Staff report Area students planning to participate in athletics during the 2016-17 school year can get physicals April 30 at the Clovis High School north gym. The physicals are $5 and available for students in Clovis Municipal Schools, Clovis Christian Schools, Melrose, Texico, Floyd, House, Portales and Grady. Students must complete a physical evaluation form, […]

Tuesday area prep baseball linescores — April 5

First game Texico 11, Santa Rosa 0 Texico    212  33 —11    7    0 Santa Rosa    000  00 —  0    3    2 Rafael Maldonado and Brock Thompson; Joaquin Lopez, B. Rael (3), Joaquin Sanchez (5) and Sanchez, Kiki Bachicha (3). W — Maldonado. L — Lopez. Top hitters — Texico: Braden Wines 1-1, 2 RBIs, 2 […]

Lady Cats take second at Artesia

Staff report ARTESIA — All five players earned a leg towards Class 6A state competition and Clovis High’s girls earned a team leg on Monday as the Lady Wildcats finished second to host Artesia in the Eddy County Invitational golf tournament. The Lady Wildcats, needing a 395 score as a team to earn their second […]

Monday area prep baseball linescores — April 4

First game Texico 8, Pecos 3 Texico    101  050  1 — 8    10    3 Pecos    000  030  0 — 3    6    4 Ben Crist, Luke Phipps (6A) and Brock Thompson; Arturo Archuleta, T. Duran (6) and Ricardo Teran. W — Crist. L — A. Archuleta. Top hitters — Texico: Brayden Wines 3-4, 3 runs; Nathan […]

ENMU women second in Western Texas College rodeo

Staff report SNYDER, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s rodeo team finished second to Tarleton State over the weekend in the Western Texas College rodeo. The Greyhounds totaled 195 points to 220 for the TexAnns. Texas Tech was third at 170. Senior Macy Davenport and junior Tawny Berry led the way for the […]

Cats slip past Randall for second at Hereford Invite

Staff report HEREFORD — Senior Roland Chavez took a pair of firsts and Clovis High’s boys  won a pair of relays and finished second in another on Saturday to edge Canyon Randall for second place in the Hereford Invitational track meet. The Wildcats finished with 143 points to 142 for Randall in the eight-team competition. […]

Saturday area prep baseball linescores — April 2

At Capitan Texico 14, Capitan 7 Texico    114  107  0 —14    14    3 Capitan    102  021  1 —  7    7    4 Tanner Dickerman, Luke Phipps (4) and Brock Thompson; Ethan Dunn, Brenden Usrey (6) and Caleb Hightower, Price Bowen (6). W — Dickerman. L — Dunn. Sv — Phipps. Top hitters — Texico: Cole Rohrbach […]

QB spot still up for grabs for ENMU

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ENMU senior and Silver defensive back Charles Stevens intercepts a pass in the end zone intended for Green’s Aaron Johnson on the final play of the first half of Saturday’s Green & Silver game at Blackwater Draw.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com BLACKWATER DRAW — After wrapping up spring drills with Saturday’s Green & Silver Game at Greyhound Stadium, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Josh Lynn said he and his staff wanted to use the scrimmage to get a long look at different players. Mission accomplished. As for the Greyhounds’ […]

Hounds split softball twin bill, end losing streak

Staff report OKLAHOMA CITY — Eastern New Mexico University took advantage of two Oklahoma Christian errors to score three runs in the top of the eighth and edge the Lady Eagles 6-3 in the first game of a softball doubleheader on Saturday, snapping a 12-game losing streak. In the nightcap, Oklahoma Christian’s Madison Nordyke tossed […]

Cameron notches pair of lopsided wins over ENMU

Staff report LAWTON, Oklahoma — The Lone Star Conference season struggles continued for Eastern New Mexico Saturday, as the Greyhounds managed just eight hits in a 9-0, 10-1 sweep by host Cameron. Designated hitter Tyler Cook went 2-for-3 in the opener with a pair of singles in a seven-run fourth, while rightfielder Brandon Wright went 2-of-3 […]

FRIDAY AREA PREP BASEBALL: Dora tops Grady again

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Grady sophomore Chance Shaw hits an RBI double in the third inning of Friday’s game against Dora. Shaw had a pair of doubles in the game, but Dora won 4-3.

By Matthew Asher Staff writer masher@pntonline.com FLOYD — The third time didn’t prove to be the charm for the Grady Bronchos. Already having lost twice to Dora, Grady was unable to best the Coyotes in their third meeting of the season on Friday. Grady is still looking for its first win of the season after […]

Walks help Aggies beat Hounds

Staff report LAWTON, Okla. — Cameron senior Dirk Masters struck out 10 batters in six innings and the Aggies took just enough advantage of 14 walks by Eastern New Mexico University pitchers to beat the Greyhounds 6-3 on Friday in the opener of a four-game Lone Star Conference baseball series. Masters (2-3) allowed just three […]

Tigers jump on Cats early, win 7-3

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Clovis High senior Keaton Greenwalt has the ball waiting for the tag on Frenship’s Landon Everett to complete a 3-6 double play in the second inning of Thursday’s baseball game at Bell Park. The Tigers scored four runs in the top of the first and went on to a 7-3 victory over the Wildcats.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Frenship baseball coach Chad Reynolds remembered Clovis High played the Tigers tough in a 5-4 loss last year at Wolfforth, Texas, so he expected more of the same in Thursday’s rematch at Bell Park. It might have happened, too, except the Tigers took advantage of three Wildcats errors for […]

Lady Cats post split at Moriarty

Staff report MORIARTY —Clovis High’s softball team hit its way past Moriarty in the first game of Thursday’s doubleheader. In the second game, the Lady Wildcats simply couldn’t get the big hit. Senior Mariah Chavez hit a leadoff home run to start a game-breaking four-run sixth in Clovis’ 13-7 first game win, but the Lady […]

Thursday area prep baseball linescores — March 31

Lion Baseball Classic At Santa Rosa Quarterfinals Dexter 6, Melrose 0 Melrose    000  000  0 — 0    4    2 Dexter    000  501  x — 6    7    1 Wyatt Williams, Chris Fisher (6) and Braden Hemminger; Dominic Lomeli and Izak Aguilar. W — Lomeli. L — Williams. Top hitters — Dexter: Sergio Ramirez 1-3, 2-run 2B, […]