Cats sweep Coyotes

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Clovis High sophomore third baseball Connor Langrell throws out Roswell High’s Ty Jordan on a bunt attempt during Tuesday’s openeer at Bell Park. The Cats improved to 9-3 for the season with 10-0 and 2-1 victories over the Coyotes.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com While their bats have been hot for most of the season, occasionally Clovis High’s baseball team has been faced with trying to win a low-scoring contest. It helps to have a pitching staff that goes several arms deep. The Wildcats used that to their advantage on Tuesday in posting […]

Lady Cats drop 6-0 decision to Roswell High

Staff report ROSWELL — Junior pitcher Mykaya Olivas hit a home run and pitched a six-hit shutout Tuesday night in Roswell High’s 6-0 softball victory over Clovis High. Olivas broke the scoring ice with a two-run homer in the second inning, and the Lady Coyotes (3-3) added four more in the fourth, highlighted by a […]

Hounds set to finish spring football drills

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com PORTALES — Josh Lynn admits he’ll miss Greyhound Stadium. Right next to the football fieldhouse on University Avenue, a new on-campus stadium is well under way and expected to be ready in plenty of time for Eastern New Mexico University’s 2016 home opener on Sept. 10 against Western New […]

Monday area prep baseball linescore — March 28

Texico 24, Tucumcari 1 Tucumcari    0   1 0  00 —  1    5    3 Texico    4(14)0  6x —24    21    2 Jesus Gamboa, Andrew Casteel (2), Joe Martinez (2) and Daniel Lopez; Dalton Thatcher, Cole Rohrbach (3) and Brock Thompson, Jesus Maldonado (5). W — Rohrbach. L — Gamboa. Top hitters — Tucumcari: George Gutierrez 2-2, 2B; […]

Area prep track summary — March 25

Logan track meet Friday Boys Team standings: 1. Fort Sumner 110; 2. Logan 94; 3. Boise City 68; 4. Tucumcari 42; 5. San Jon 38; 6. Springer 23; 7. Melrose 22; 8. Dora 18; 9. Grady 13; 10. House 9; 11. Elida 4. Area results Field events Javelin: 1. Hunter Sparks, FS 134-0 1/4; 5. […]

Saturday area prep baseball linescore — March 26

NMMI Colt Classic At Roswell Championship Texico 5, Capitan 4 Texico    400  000  1 — 5    8    4 Capitan    000  400  0 — 4    4    5 Ben Crist, Dalton Thatcher (7) and Brock Thompson; Evan Sabo, Price Bowen (2) and Caleb Hightower. W — Crist. L — Bowen. Top hitters — Texico: Nathan Phipps 2-3, […]

Buffs shut out Hounds twice

Staff photo: Matthew Asher
ENMU catchers Isaak Bustamante, left, and Marcus Martinez congratulate freshman pitcher Michael Holliday after he was taken out of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference doubleheader opener against West Texas A&M in the top of the seventh. Holliday scattered five hits in 6 1/3 scoreless innings, but the Buffaloes won 2-0 in nine innings. WT shut out ENMU 1-0 in the nightcap, scoring the lone run in the top of the first.

Staff report PORTALES — On a day when they finally got strong pitching, and from a couple of freshmen no less, Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team couldn’t find a way to scratch out a run. Strong outings by right-hander Michael Holliday and lefty Alec Lemmon went for naught as West Texas A&M — which […]

Cats beat La Cueva for tourney title

Staff report RIO RANCHO — If Clovis High’s baseball team wanted to see where it stands with this weekend’s Sal Puentes Invitational at Rio Rancho High School, the Wildcats had to like what they saw. Clovis got shutout pitching from senior Daniel Gallegos in a 5-0 win over Santa Fe High on Thursday, then won […]

Javelinas finish sweep of ENMU

Staff report PORTALES — Texas A&M-Kingsville scored 42 runs in a four-game Lone Star Conference weekend sweep of Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Softball Field. After being relatively quiet for three games, though, the Greyhounds at least joined the party in Saturday’s finale. It just wasn’t quite enough. Kingsville (14-19, 6-10 LSC) walloped six […]

Lady Cats split on final day of tourney

Staff report RIO RANCHO — A 15-3 advantage in hits should be plenty enough for a team to win. It was enough on Saturday, albeit just barely, for Clovis High’s softball team. The Lady Wildcats outhit Roswell Goddard by that seemingly overwhelming margin, but needed a four-run rally in the bottom of the sixth to […]

ENMU tracksters post two NCAA provisional qualifying marks

Staff report LUBBOCK — Eastern New Mexico University freshmen Julian Clark-Coronado and Gus Swanson earned provisional qualifying marks for NCAA Division II national outdoor track competition in Thursday’s Texas Tech Open. Clark-Coronado, from Houston, posted his second provisional qualifying mark in the men’s 200 with a season-best time of 21.24 seconds, good for fourth place. […]

Friday area prep baseball linescores — March 25

First game Melrose 13, Floyd 3 Floyd    003  00 —  3    3    1 Melrose    362  2x —13    11    2 Jose Torres, Brayan Navarro (4) and David Martinez; Wyatt Williams and Braden Hemminger. W — Williams. L — Torres. Top hitters — Floyd: Jarett East 1-3, 2B, run. Melrose: Hemminger 3-3, 2B, 3-run HR, 6 RBIs, […]

Friday area track summaries — March 25

Amarillo Relays Thursday, Friday Boys Team standings: 1. Amarillo Tascosa 173; 2. Amarillo Palo Duro 91; 3. Amarillo High 86; 4. El Paso Chapin 82; 5. Canyon 41; 6. Amarillo Caprock 39 1/2; 7. Bushland 26; 8. Clovis 24; 9. Canadian 23; 10. Canyon Randall 20 1/2; 11. Hereford 8; 12. Borger 4; 13. Vega […]

Wildcats reach title game

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
ENMU catcher Kyra Sirag and third baseman Morgan Greene have Texas A&M-Kingsville’s Alexei Gonzalez trapped in the beginning of a 4-2-5-1-2 putout in the fourth inning of the opener in Friday’s Lone Star Conference softball doubleheader at Greyhound Softball Field. The Javelinas swept the twin bill 8-5 and 4-1.

STAFF REPORT RIO RANCHO — Senior right-hander Austin Adams contributed an RBI double to a three-run first and made the runs stand up with a complete-game two-hitter on Friday night as Clovis High edged Artesia 3-2 in the championship semifinals of the Sal Puentes Invitational baseball tournament. The Wildcats (7-3) meet La Cueva an 11-2 […]

ENMU softball suffers sweep

STAFF REPORT PORTALES — In the midst of a Lone Star Conference season where runs haven’t come easily, Texas A&M-Kingsville found just enough to survive on Friday at Greyhound Softball Field. The Javelinas rallied back from a 3-0 first-inning deficit, outscoring Eastern New Mexico University 12-4 the rest of the afternoon to double their LSC […]

Early rally not enough for Hounds

STAFF REPORT Catcher John Baiada hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the third inning and finished 3-for-5 with five RBIs on Friday night as 20th-ranked West Texas A&M posted a 16-5 Lone Star Conference baseball victory over Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Field. Baiada’s second home run of the season put the Buffaloes (21-7, […]

Rams fall to Sandia Prep

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com PORTALES — The Portales Rams are still looking for their first home win of the season. Defending Class 4A champion Sandia Prep beat the Rams 8-2 in the first game of the Portales tournament on Friday morning at Ram Field. Portales (2-5) started off the game well as senior […]

Portales sweeps second day at Rio Rancho

STAFF REPORT RIO RANCHO — The second day of the Rio Rancho Cleveland tourney went well for the Lady Rams as they put up 29 runs in victories over Gallup (13-8) and Shiprock (16-1). Senior shortstop Kiersten Ramirez went 6-for-7 in the two games, scoring seven runs and driving in one. Meantime, eighth-grader Wendy Baeza […]

Valley hands Lady Cats 6-1 setback

Staff report RIO RANCHO — Valley put together three two-run innings, taking advantage of four Clovis High errors, en route to a 6-2 victory over the Lady Wildcats in Thursday’s first round of a softball tournament hosted by Cleveland H.S. The Vikings (7-3) scored twice in the second inning and added two each in the […]

Thursday area prep baseball linescore — March 24

Rio Rancho Invitational Quarterfinals Clovis 5, Santa Fe High 0 Santa Fe High    000  000  0 — 0    1    1 Clovis    103  010  x — 5    8    3 Izaiah Apodaca, James Catanach (6) and Gabe Valdez; Daniel Gallegos and Jakob Wimberly. W — Gallegos. L — Apodaca. Top hitters — Santa Fe High: Jake Romero […]