Hounds have work cut out

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com When Harold Munoz left his position as the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer coach in late July, Tyler Hart’s life quickly changed. Hart, who played soccer for the Greyhounds from 2006-09 before serving under Munoz as a student assistant in 2010 and a grad assistant last year, was […]

Weekly New Mexico fishing report — Sept. 2

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, 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 activities. Northeast Charette Lakes — We had no reports this week. […]

Cats outlast Goddard

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Clovis sophomore Carl Michael battles for control of the ball against Roswell Goddard sophomore Jonathan Sanchez during the first half of Tuesday’s boys soccer match at Leon Williams Stadium. The Wildcats posted a 3-1 victory over the Rockets.

Staff report It took the Clovis High boys soccer team a while to break through Tuesday night. The Wildcats scored twice midway through the second half and held on for a 3-1 win over Roswell Goddard at Leon Williams Stadium. Goddard (1-3) didn’t score until Jonathan Sanchez found the net with less than four minutes […]

Goddard hands Lady Cats first setback

Staff report ROSWELL — Danielle Hubbard scored a pair of goals for Roswell Goddard and the Lady Rockets beat Clovis High 5-2 on Tuesday night, handing the Lady Wildcats their first loss of the season. Hubbard broke the scoring ice in the 11th minute and then added a goal early in the second half to […]

Lady Rockets down Clovis in three

Staff report ROSWELL — Clovis High volleyball coach Gabe Apodaca thinks his squad may have been looking at the next Class 5A state champion on Tuesday night. Roswell Goddard certainly played like it, jumping on the Lady Wildcats for the first eight points of the match en route to a 25-12, 25-15, 26-24 victory. The […]

Tuesday area prep volleyball summaries — Sept. 2

Santa Rosa 3, Fort Sumner 2 Santa Rosa    25    15    27    19    15 Fort Sumner    22    25    25    25    13 Individual statistics Kills — Santa Rosa, Yvonne Gutierrez 10, Mikayla Garnand 9, Chandelle Sisneros 8. Fort Sumner, Codi Scovel-Wood 18, Paris Allred 9, Kylie Daugherty 8. Blocks — Santa Rosa, Gutierrez 5. Fort Sumner, Scovel-Wood […]

New Zias soccer coach looks to change mindset

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com PORTALES — After 12 years at West Texas A&M, new Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer coach Omar Morales will see the WT/ENMU rivalry from the other side this season. Morales, who replaces Todd Padgett, played for the WT men’s team for four years (2002-05) and since has been […]

Prep football polls — Sept. 3

Maxpreps.com Class 6A 1. Las Cruces High 1-0; 2. Mayfield 1-0; 3. Rio Rancho Cleveland 1-0; 4. Rio Rancho 1-0; 5. La Cueva 1-0; 6. Volcano Vista 1-0; 7. Eldorado 1-0; 8. Sandia 0-1; 9. Cibola 1-0; 10. Valley 0-1. Class 5A 1. Roswell Goddard 1-0; 2. Farmington 1-0; 3. Artesia 1-0; 4. Centennial 1-0; […]

Cat Tracks: Clovis stuck in neutral

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The Clovis offensive line looks on as line coach Chuck Jordan diagrams plays after a series Saturday at the Wool Bowl in Roswell.

By Kevin Wilson CNJ STAFF WRITER kwilson@cnjonline.com For a few drives, the Clovis Wildcats were in high gear. Junior Daulton Hatley getting excellent protection, flipping the ball between numerous targets. His receivers making catches, grabbing extra yards after the catch. The running backs finding holes with Goddard expecting the pass. But the Wildcats were mostly […]

Rockets hand Cats 34-14 loss

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Clovis senior running back Juan San Juan carried the ball 21 times for 104 yards and caught an 18-yard touchdown pass in Saturday’s season opener at the Wool Bowl in Roswell, but the Wildcats absorbed a 34-14 loss from the Rockets.

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com ROSWELL — The Clovis Wildcats and Goddard Rockets got off to one of the latest starts in New Mexico’s prep football season with a 7 p.m. Saturday kickoff. The Wildcats started even later, probably too late for their own good. Goddard dodged an early bullet when the Wildcats failed […]

Cats bow in fifth-place match

Staff report LOS ALAMOS — Santa Fe Prep got the go-ahead goal about midway through the second half on Saturday and the Blue Griffins turned back Clovis High 4-2 in the fifth-place match of the Los Alamos Invite boys soccer tournament. Senior midfielder Ben Perrillo scored on a penalty kick in the 59th minute to […]

Lady Cats rally past Bosque

Staff report TAOS — Clovis High girls soccer team overcame an early two-goal deficit to edge Bosque 3-2 on Saturday night and finish second in four-team Pool B of the Taos Invitational girls soccer tournament. Senior Angel Lefevre got the deciding goal early in the second half, punching in a shot on a deflection off […]

Saturday area prep volleyball summaries — Aug. 30

Logan tournament Championship semifinals Melrose 3, Springer 0 Melrose    25    25    25 Springer    8    11    19 Melrose individual statistics Kills — Caley Barnard 9, Reagan Carthel 6, Ember Woods 4. Blocks — Barnard 3, Sadie Rush 2. Digs — Barnard 8, Carthel 6, Amber Gordon 6. Aces — Taylor Bostwick 3, Cailey Payne 3, Carthel […]

Goddard leads Cats at halftime

Staff report ROSWELL — Roswell Goddard quarterback Cameron Neff ran for one touchdown and threw for another to help stake the Rockets to a 14-0 halftime lead over Clovis High in Saturday’s season opener for both teams at the Wool Bowl. Neff broke off an 88-yard touchdown run with just over four minutes gone to […]

Cats fall to Santa Fe Prep in fifth-place match

Staff report LOS ALAMOS — Santa Fe Prep got the go-ahead goal about midway through the second half on Saturday and the Blue Griffins turned back Clovis High 4-2 in the fifth-place match of the Los Alamos Invite boys soccer tournament. Senior midfielder Ben Perrillo scored on a penalty kick in the 59th minute to […]

Big plays lift Santa Rosa past Wolverines

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Texico junior Tanner Dickerman holds onto the ball as he is brought down by Santa Rosa defender Isaac Velasquez in the second half of Friday’s game at Texico.

By Kevin Wilson kwilson@cnjonline.com TEXICO — The Texico Wolverines dominated most of the night against the rival Santa Rosa Lions. With one gigantic exception. Lions senior Isaac Velasquez pulled football’s equivalent of hitting for the cycle, with a kickoff return touchdown, a rushing touchdown, a receiving touchdown and a defensive touchdown as the Lions left […]

Friday area prep football capsules — Aug. 29

Melrose 50, Mescalero 0 Records: Mescalero 0-1, Melrose 1-0. Difference: The Buffaloes scored four touchdowns in the first quarter and made short work of the Chiefs. The game ended at halftime on the 50-point mercy rule. Go figure: 3 — punt returns for touchdowns by Melrose. Junior Rowdy Allen had TD returns of 54 and […]

Lady Cats lose on PKs after scoreless tie

Staff report TAOS — Clovis High’s girls blasted Silver 9-0 before playing to a scoreless tie with Farmington and losing on penalty kicks on Friday in Pool B of an eight-team tournament hosted by Taos. Penalty kicks no longer decide high school matches in New Mexico, but are used in tournament play to determine advancement, […]

Lady Cats post easy win in season-opening invite

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Clovis High freshman Kelsey McNaughton placed first in varsity girls competition of Friday’s Clovis Invitational cross country meet at Ned Houk Park with a time of 20 minutes, 9.73 seconds.

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com Clovis High freshman Kelsey McNaughton was a bit stunned at how the girls race turned out in Friday’s season-opening Clovis Invitational at Ned Houk Park. Coach Mark Bussen, on the other hand, was not. McNaughton ran away from the field to win the three-mile event in a time of 20 minutes, […]

Cardinals notch win over PHS

Staff report LAS VEGAS, N.M. — The Portales Rams hung with Class 4A top-ranked Las Vegas Robertson for a half on Friday night. The Cardinals got away in the third quarter, though, scoring three touchdowns to pull away for a season-opening 33-20 victory. Coach Jaime Ramirez said the Rams found out shortly before the game […]