Cats, Lady Cats set for tennis opener

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Senior Breanna Smith teamed with fellow senior Shaylee Warner as one of two Clovis High girls teams to reach then-Class 5A state tennis doubles competition last spring. Clovis squads open the 2015 season this weekend in the Carlsbad Invitational.

Staff report Brenna Silveira is looking to put a stamp on the Clovis High tennis program in her first year  as coach. Silveira, replacing Siobahn Liles at the helm, has followed the program for a few years. This is her first try as a coach, however. “We’re trying some new things,” she said Monday as […]

Monday area prep summary — Feb. 16

Girls Texas Class 3A playoffs Bi-district At Floydada Muleshoe 47, Childress 44 Muleshoe (14-13) — Sadie Sudduth 19, Sydnee Sudduth 4, Yvonne Diaz 3, Daniela Diaz 7, Shanice Rojas 2, Conley Niblett 12. Totals 17 11-21 47. Childress (21-6) — Lindsey Bishop 2, Janae Latimer 19, Kendra Spangler 18, Ashleigh Adams 4, Bailey Lambert 1. […]

ENMU women’s basketball capsule — Feb. 17

ENMU vs. Texas A&M-Commerce, vs. Texas Woman’s • When: 6 p.m. today vs. Texas A&M-Commerce and Thursday vs. Texas Woman’s in Lone Star Conference games at Greyhound Arena. • Records: ENMU 8-14 (4-8 LSC), Texas A&M-Commerce 13-9 (7-5), Texas Woman’s 13-11 (6-7) • Last meetings: The Zias lost on back-to-back nights (Jan. 21-22) at Commerce […]

Home run in seventh beats Zias

Staff report LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Junior Austin Wilkerson led off the top of the seventh with a go-ahead home run, and Central Washington held on for a 6-5 win over Eastern New Mexico University on Sunday in the Zias’ finale of the Desert Stinger Classic softball tournament. ENMU (5-3), which went 3-2 in the […]

Highlands takes series from Hounds

Staff report LAS VEGAS, N.M. — After a good start to the series, things got pretty rough for Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team over the weekend. The Greyhounds beat New Mexico Highlands 13-4 in Friday’s opener, and scored 30 runs over the final three games of the series. But they lost them all, including […]

Saturday area prep roundup — Feb. 14

SUMMARIES Boys Non-district Springer 87, Fort Sumner 53 Fort Sumner (4-15) — Brett Marshall 4, Brant West 10, Andreas Soliz 3, Hunter Sparks 10, Garrett Hisel 26. Totals 17 15-23 53. Springer (17-5) — Uriel Urquijio 11, Bryan Romero 3, Anthony Romero 23, Estevan Romero 25, Isaiah Garcia 16, Chris Casias 5, Zac Sanchez 4. […]

Zias freshman off to 5-0 start

Staff report LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Eastern New Mexico University freshman Aja Secheslingloff is certainly setting a torrid pace early in the season. The left-handed pitcher improved to 5-0 with a pair of wins in the Desert Stinger Classic on Saturday, including a 15-3 victory over Texas-Permian Basin. That makes her the first pitcher in […]

Hounds’ struggles continue in loss to MSU

Staff report WICHITA FALLS, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s struggles on offense continued on Saturday. The Greyhounds got off to an exceptionally slow start, falling behind 28-5 about 12 minutes into the game, rallying briefly and then struggling in a 64-42 Lone Star Conference loss to Midwestern State. Senior guard Bretson McNeal […]

Pitching struggles as Hounds drop pair

Staff report LAS VEGAS, N.M. — After getting a strong pitching performance from senior right-hander Cody Pope in Friday’s series opener, things went south for Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team on Saturday. The Greyhounds hit enough, scoring 22 runs on 28 hits in a pair of seven-inning games, but New Mexico Highlands joined the […]

Midwestern State runs roughshod over Zias

Staff report WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Coming off a tough loss to Lone Star Conference-leading West Texas A&M on Wednesday, Midwestern State’s women weren’t about to let Eastern New Mexico University sneak up on them. The Mustangs, ranked 14th in NCAA Division II, rolled to a 19-2 lead in the first six minutes on Saturday […]

Tigers notch win over Cats

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Clovis sophomore Sebastian Roanhaus scored a personal-best 11 points on Friday night in the Wildcats’ 76-60 District 4-6A loss to Alamogordo at Rock Staubus Gym.

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com Neither side could muster enough consistent play Friday to pull away — until the Alamogordo Tigers took control in the final period. Alamo broke away from a tie with an 8-0 run over a span of just under a minute early in the quarter, then pulled away with a 19-4 surge […]

Portales girls edge Frenship, boys trounce NMMI

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Portales senior Brooke Lopez gets a pass by a Frenship defender in Friday's non-district game at the Ram Athletic Center. Portales defeated the visiting Tigers 48-40.

By Derek Major dmajor@pntonline.com The Portales girls didn’t hit  a field goal in the third quarter, missed 14 free throws in the game and leading scorer Kambrey Blakey missed most of the second half with four fouls. However, the Lady Rams played solid defense and their offense came alive in the fourth quarter in a […]

Lady Cats ride Williams’ 33 at Alamo

Staff report ALAMOGORDO — If there were any doubts about Friday’s Clovis High-Alamogordo girls outcome, Lady Wildcats senior Danni Williams took care of them. Williams poured in four 3-pointers and 33 points, accounting for nearly half the scoring as the Lady Cats clinched the District 4-6A girls regular-season title with a 53-19 rout. Clovis (23-2, […]

Friday area prep summaries — Feb. 13

BOYS District 4-3A Texico 76, Loving 54 Loving (17-4, 3-1) — Joel Hernandez 10, Christian Rico 2, Daniel Yeager 2, Eric Espinosa 10, Christopher Pierce 2, Alex Gonzales 2, Timothy Porras 9, Cain Tiller 9, Miguel Arrieta 6, James Williams 4, Totals 18 13-22 54. Texico (13-9, 3-1) — Justin Rucker 22, Rodrick Dean 5, […]

Hounds cruise past Highlands

Staff report LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Senior right-hander Cody Pope threw seven efficient innings and Eastern New Mexico University pounded three home runs en route to a 13-4 win over New Mexico Highlands on Friday in the opener of a four-game weekend series. Pope (2-0) threw 90 pitches over seven five-hit innings, allowing two earned […]

ENMU men’s, women’s basketball capsules — Feb. 14

MEN ENMU at Midwestern State • When: 5 p.m. (MST) today in a Lone Star Conference game at Wichita Falls, Texas • Records: ENMU 7-16 (0-10 LSC), Midwestern State 18-6 (7-3) • Last meeting: The Mustangs beat ENMU 77-42 on Jan. 11 at Greyhound Arena. • Last time out: The Greyhounds lost to Cameron 55-47 […]

Hounds’ Burks turning heads

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Eastern New Mexico University’s Matthew Burks is drawing attention from pro scouts after a 2014 season in which he hit a team-high .384 and led the Lone Star Conference with 10 home runs.

By Rick White Correspondent PORTALES — When Matthew Burks homered in his first at-bat as an Eastern New Mexico University Greyhound last season, he doubled his career home run total. In all of his previous youth league, high school, junior college and summer league games combined, he had homered just once. Burks kept hitting home […]

CHS boys, girls basketball capsules — Feb. 13

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Clovis senior Tomas Acuna goes over Nick Lopez of Hobbs for a first-quarter shot in Tuesday’s District 4-6A boys matchup at Hobbs, won by the Eagles 88-37.

BOYS Alamogordo at Clovis When: 7 p.m. today in a District 4-6A game at The Rock Records: Alamogordo 8-16 (0-4 district), Clovis 5-19 (1-3) Last meeting: Jan. 30, the Wildcats edged the Tigers 65-64 at Alamo. Last time out: Clovis lost at Hobbs 88-37 and Alamo dropped a 77-42 decision at home to Carlsbad on […]

Thursday area prep summaries — Feb. 12

BOYS District 6-2A Logan 80, Fort Sumner 45 Logan (16-4, 2-1) — Mike Estrada 6, Wyatt Strand 26, Brinton Roach 17, Wesley Gudgell 21, Jared Lubera 3, Larramy Roberts 3, Coltin Roach 4. Totals 34 2-2 80. Fort Sumner (4-14, 0-4) — Brett Marshall 4, Brant West 6, Raymond Drake 10, Hunter Sparks 12, Garrett […]

Cameron keeps Hounds winless in LSC with late run

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ENMU junior guard John Gilliam pushes past Cameron University senior Desmond Henry during the Greyhounds’ Wednesday night game at Greyhound Arena. Gilliam scored a team-high 17 points in the 55-47 setback.

Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com With five minutes to go in the second half on Wednesday, Eastern New Mexico University looked like they could get their first Lone Star Conference win of the season with the game knotted. Then Cameron went on an 11-0 run, and by the time the host Greyhounds scored again it […]