ENMU enters women’s soccer tournament as sixth seed

Staff report After an 0-10 regular season campaign in the Lone Star Conference, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer game will try to grab its first LSC win in the six-team playoffs. Top-seeded Angelo State (14-2-1) will host the single-elimination tournament. The Greyhounds (4-13-1) will visit third-seeded Texas Woman’s University in a 5 p.m. […]

Melrose top seed in eight-man playoffs

Staff report Undefeated Melrose will make its eight-man state title defense as the No. 1 seed, with the eight-team field announced Sunday by the New Mexico Activities Association. The entire four-team District 4 made the field, with Gateway Christian as the second seed, Dora fifth and Tatum seventh. The Buffaloes (10-0) will face Jemez Valley […]

Hat trick boosts Hounds

Staff report BETHANY, Okla. — Behind a hat trick from junior Ryan McManus, Eastern New Mexico University  kept alive hopes of a .500 season with a 4-1 victory over Southern Nazarene on Saturday. Roberto Zatarain scored the opening goal and had an assist for ENMU (6-7-2), which never trailed and got all three McManus goals in […]

ENMU volleyball team falls to LSC’s top two

Staff report PORTALES — Less than 24 hours after giving Lone Star Conference-leading Tarleton State a real run for its money, the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team tried to do the same thing in its home finale on Saturday against second-place Angelo State at Greyhound Arena. But the Rambelles were too much for them, […]

Buffs outlast ENMU 52-42

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ENMU sophomore running back Kamal Cass breaks into the secondary en route to a 56-yard gain, setting up a touchdown for the Greyhounds late in the first quarter of Saturday’s “Wagon Wheel” game against West Texas A&M at Canyon, Texas. Cass rushed for 184 yards and three touchdowns, but the Buffaloes posted a 52-42 Lone Star Conference win over the Greyhounds in the regular-season finale for both teams.

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Senior wide receiver Xavier Amey caught seven passes for 242 yards and two touchdowns and West Texas A&M fought off an Eastern New Mexico University rally to post a 52-42 Lone Star Conference win on Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams. The result in the annual “Wagon Wheel” […]

Friday area prep football roundup — Oct. 30

Dexter 32, Texico 8 Records: Dexter 6-3 (1-1 District 4-3A), Texico 3-6 (1-1) Difference: The Demons blanked the Wolverines until the fourth quarter in bouncing back from a district-opening loss to Eunice last week. Difference-makers: Dexter, junior RB Gabino Rodriguez had a rushing and a receiving touchdown, while senior QB Dominic Lomeli threw for a […]

CHS squads fall in 6A state soccer

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — Both of Clovis High’s soccer teams battled through rainy conditions and took their opponents deep into their first-round Class 6A state mates on Friday, only to come up short. The CHS boys, seeded 11th, lost to sixth-seeded Sandia 1-0 while the girls, seeded 10th, were beaten by seventh-seeded Volcano Vista 2-0. […]

Cats turn back Alamogordo 24-14


By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com ALAMOGORDO — It’s been 30 years, dating back to the 1985 Class 4A regular season, since the Alamogordo Tigers got the better of the Clovis Wildcats. The Wildcats showed just why Friday night at Tiger Stadium, using a ball-control offense to complement a bend-but-rarely-break defense in a 24-14 win […]

Lady Buffs rally past ENMU 3-1

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Freshman midfielder Baylee Hampton scored her first collegiate goal unassisted in the fourth minute and the lead held up for quite a while for Eastern New Mexico University on Friday night, but rival West Texas A&M scored three times in a span of less than 15 minutes early in the […]

Lady Cats notch fifth district cross country title in row

Staff report CARLSBAD — Led by sophomore Kelsey McNaughton, Clovis High’s girls managed to hold off Alamogordo in Friday’s District 4-6A cross country meet for their fifth consecutive district team title. Meantime, the CHS boys finished third behind Hobbs and the host Cavemen. Both Clovis squads will now prepare for Class 6A state competition on […]

Hounds seek to keep Wagon Wheel

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com It’s time once again for the Wagon Wheel Game. The ENMU football team will try to extend its four-game winning streak as the Greyhounds face Lone Star Conference rival West Texas A&M in an 11 a.m. start today at Canyon, Texas. Besides the rivalry, ENMU is looking to accomplish […]

Cavegirls turn back Lady Cats

Staff report CARLSBAD — The Carlsbad Cavegirls locked up the No. 2 seed in next week’s District 4-6A tournament on Thursday night with a 15-25, 25-21, 25-19, 19-25, 15-8 win over Clovis High in the regular-season finale for both teams. The Cavegirls (5-15, 3-3 district) overcame a 4-1 deficit in the fifth set to pull […]

Thursday area prep volleyball summaries — Oct. 29

District 4-3A Loving    8    15    4 Texico    25    25    25 Individual statistics Kills — Jasmine Gannon 19, Breanna Reyna 8, Mel Davalos 4, Makenzie Haakma 3. Blocks — three tied with 2. Digs — Reyna 10, Micah Pinnell 8. Aces — Kalley Tharp 4, Reyna 3, Jaden Stephens 2. Assists — Kaylee Miller 34. Records […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Hounds score late to beat Eagles

Staff report OKLAHOMA CITY — Eastern New Mexico University’s men scored twice in the last 10-plus minutes on Thursday night to record a 3-1 soccer victory over Oklahoma Christian. Senior midfielder Roberto Zatarain notched his seventh and eighth goals of the season, including one to break a 1-1 tie at the 79:57 mark off an […]

CHS teams begin bids on road in 6A state

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Clovis eighth-grader Sofia Rico and Alamogordo sophomore goalkeeper Reagan Dorman watch Rico’s shot, which bounced in off the left bar for the second goal of Saturday’s District 4-6A girls soccer match at Leon Williams Stadium. Clovis, which took a 4-0 victory and won the district title when Carlsbad beat Hobbs 2-0 later on Saturday, visits Volcano Vista in a 5 p.m. Class 6A first-round state match today.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com If they want to advance to next week’s Class 6A state soccer quarterfinals, Clovis High’s squads will have to do it on the road. The Wildcats (15-5), seeded 11th in the 12-team field, open the boys tourney with a 6 p.m. matchup today at sixth-seeded Sandia, while the 10th-seeded […]

Friday area prep football capsules — Oct. 30

Dexter at Texico When: 7 p.m. today Records: Dexter 5-3 (0-1 District 4-3A, Texico 3-4 (1-0 ) Last week: Dexter lost to Eunice 27-21 at home, while Texico thumped Loving 57-20 on the road. Last year: The Demons edged the Wolverines 19-18 at Dexter. Of note: All three of the Demons’ losses have been at […]

Cats seeking second district win

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Clovis High senior Jared Duncan locates the throw from senior Daulton Hatley during Wednesday’s Wildcats practice at Leon Williams Stadium. The Wildcats travel to Alamogordo tonight in District 4-6A play.

By Kevin Wilson Deputy editor kwilson@cnjonline.com Putting the entire Clovis offense on the shoulders of the 5-foot-6, 155-pound Seth Lopez might be a little much to ask, with star running back Micah Gray sidelined by a neck injury. But the Clovis sophomore insists he’s not shouldering it alone. “Trying to fill what Micah does in […]

Clovis’ Chavez commits to Northern Arizona

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Clovis senior Roland Chavez hauls in a pass during Wednesday’s Wildcat football practice. Chavez verbally committed this week to Division-I Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona.

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com The first time Roland Chavez got the ball as a Clovis Wildcat, he scored a 63-yard touchdown on a reception. It was evident the sophomore was bigger and faster than most. Not much has changed after two years, and that’s why Chavez has an opportunity with Division-I Northern Arizona […]

ENMU women’s hoops picked eighth in LSC

Staff report West Texas A&M is a clear favorite to win the Lone Star Conference women’s basketball title, while Eastern New Mexico University will hope to pull some upsets. The Greyhounds were picked to finish eighth in the nine-team conference, according to the preseason poll released Wednesday by the conference. The league’s preseason polls reflect […]

ENMU men’s basketball picked last in LSC

Staff report Tarleton State is nearly a consensus pick to finish first in the Lone Star Conference. Eastern New Mexico is picked just as clearly to finish last in the eight-team conference. The Texans, who set a school record with 31 wins and reached the NCAA Division II Final Four for the second time in […]