ENMU has four finalists for athletic director position

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com The pool of finalist candidates to replace Jeff Geiser as Eastern New Mexico University’s athletic director has been set. Jeff Long, ENMU’s Vice President of Student Affairs, and the head of the athletic director search committee,  said there are four finalists who are expected to make campus visits over […]

ENMU adds Division-I transfer for 2016-17 women’s hoops

Staff report The Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team added a Division-I transfer for its 2016-17 campaign, according to a release from the college. Daeshianna McCants, a 6-foot-1 post who played last season at Texas-El Paso, will be a junior next year for the Greyhounds. McCants is a Las Cruces native who helped Mayfield […]

Two ENMU track athletes named to LSC academic team

Staff report Two members of Eastern New Mexico University’s women’s track team were named to the Lone Star Conference’s all-academic team, according to a release from the school. Amber Saiz and Alexis Aguirre were two of a dozen female athletes honored by the conference, along with 11 male athletes. Student-athletes must carry a grade point […]

Clovis’ Jones to join ENMU hoops squad

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Shelby Jones, who helped Clovis win the 2013 Class 5A championship as a sophomore, will join ENMU’s women’s basketball team next season.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com Current ENMU freshman and Clovis High graduate Shelby Jones will join the Greyhounds women’s basketball team for the 2016-17 season. The 6-foot-1 Jones will probably play either power forward or center for the Hounds. She is also a member of the ENMU track team. As a CHS student, Jones […]

Q&A: Crockett basketball tour continues overseas

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A series of photos from Jaye Crockett's Instagram account shows a dunk for Massagno, the Switzerland team he played for this season.

The worldwide Jaye Crockett basketball tour has just finished up its most recent stop, and the 2010 Clovis High graduate has no plans to stop it. Crockett, who played in Italy in his first season after graduating from Texas Tech, just finished up his season with Switzerland-based Massagno, averaging 21 points, 10.8 rebounds and 1.7 […]

Lady Cats win district golf title; Cats second

Staff report RUIDOSO — Clovis High’s girls held off Hobbs and Alamogordo to capture the District 4-6A golf title on Monday, their first crown since 2011. Sophomores Sydni Hill and Raquel Anaya shot scores of 83 and 86, respectively, as the Lady Wildcats finished at 349, four strokes ahead of the Lady Eagles and seven […]

Clovis baseball team misses 6A tournament

STAFF REPORT Three of the four District 4-6A teams made both the state baseball and state softball tournament. The Clovis Wildcats were the other in both cases, as a slew of close games cost the baseball team a berth in the brackets released Sunday. In baseball Carlsbad is the No. 2 seed and will host […]

Wolverines receive top seed in 3A

STAFF REPORT The Texico Wolverines have been named the No. 1 seed in the Class 3A state baseball tournament. The Wolverines (21-4) will host a 6 p.m. Wednesday first-round game against 16th-seeded Tohatchi. Of Texico’s four losses, two have been inside Class 3A and the other came to Class 4A New Mexico Military Institute. The […]

Saturday area district track results — April 30

At Fort Sumner DISTRICT 6-2A Boys High-point individual: Damien Lowry, Logan 27 1/2. Team standings: 1. Fort Sumner 168 1/2; 2. Logan 129 1/2; 3. Melrose 64; 4. Dora 24. Area results Field events Shot put: 3. Caleb Terrell, Fort Sumner 37-7 3/4; 4. Calin Wood 37-7 1/2.; 5. Hunter Sparks, Fort Sumner 35-2 1/4; […]

Vixens’ guard tabs OPSU

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Fort Sumner’s Kylie Daughtery has signed a letter of intent to play basketball next season at Oklahoma Panhandle State University.

By Kevin Wilson Managing editor kwilson@cnjonline.com There wasn’t a moment when Kylie Daugherty first realized she could play basketball at the college level. Rather, no moment ever convinced her she didn’t have that shot. “I’ve always liked basketball, and my brothers were really good athletes,” said the Fort Sumner senior. “I never really counted myself […]

WT notches series sweep against ENMU

Staff report CANYON, Texas — The struggling Eastern New Mexico University baseball team held West Texas A&M in relative check on Saturday, but the Greyhounds couldn’t get much going with the bats and dropped 5-3 and 3-0 Lone Star Conference decisions to the Buffaloes as WT completed a three-game sweep. In Friday’s series opener, WT […]

Saturday area prep baseball linescores — April 30

First game New Mexico Military 2, Texico 1 NMMI    000  200  0 — 2    2    1 Texico    001  000  0 — 1    5    2 Eli Aguilar and Jake Guerrero; Dalton Thatcher, Ben Crist (5) and Brock Thompson. W — Aguilar. L — Thatcher. Top hitters — New Mexico Military: Frank Marchi 1-3; Danny Jaramillo 1-3. […]

ENMU softball players honored by LSC

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Three members of the Eastern New Mexico University softball team were named to All-Lone Star Conference squads during a banquet on Thursday prior to the start of the league’s postseason tournament. Junior second baseman Audrey Velasquez and junior shortstop Susannah Chandler were named to the second team, while senior catcher […]

Alamo blanks Lady Cats twice

Staff report ALAMOGORDO — To put it mildly, it’s been a nightmarish run through District 4-6A play for the Clovis High softball team. On Friday, it ended on another rough note. Senior Sierra Gentry tossed a one-hitter in the first game and a four-hitter in the nightcap as Alamogordo ran past the Lady Wildcats 9-0 […]

CHS squads sweep Ross Black Relays

Staff report LOVINGTON — Clovis High’s track teams tuned up for District 4-6A competition this week with team victories in Friday’s Ross Black Relays. The Wildcats easily won the boys team title, their third of the spring, with 99 points to 68 for host Lovington. Meantime, the Lady Wildcats notched their first team victory of […]

Cats await postseason fate after split

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Clovis senior Austin Adams retreats to first base on a pickoff attempt during the third inning of Friday’s District 4-6A doubleheader opener against Alamogordo at Bell Park. The Wildcats split with the Tigers, winning the nighcap 10-0 on senior Daniel Gallegos’ five-inning no-hitter after dropping the opener 9-6.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Clovis High’s baseball team came up short by a run of ending senior Daniel Gallegos’ shutout bid against Hobbs in the fifth inning on the 10-run rule on Tuesday, and the Wildcats paid for it with a demoralizing 11-10, eight-inning loss. On Friday, after a 9-6 District 4-6A setback […]

Buffaloes rout Hounds in series opener

STAFF REPORT CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M teed off on Eastern New Mexico pitching early and often, and the Buffs snapped a season-high four-game skid with a 15-5 victory over the Greyhounds to start a three-game Lone Star Conference’s series Friday night. The teams face each other again in a noon doubleheader. Shortstop Jake Fuller […]

Santa Rosa rallies to top Dora softball

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com DORA — The Dora Coyotes softball team just learned the hard way that no lead is ever safe, as the Santa Rosa Lady Lions scored six in the final two innings for an 11-10 comeback win Friday. After a seven-run third inning, Dora (2-8) built a 9-5 lead that […]

Tort claim alleges jail assault

STAFF REPORT A tort claim has been filed against Curry County, claiming an inmate at the Adult Detention Center was injured in a beating while he was awaiting trial. Portales attorney Eric Dixon made the claim on behalf of Arthur Ferro, 46, who says he was attacked by an inmate the morning of April 8 […]

Lady Cats get sixth golfer qualified for state

Staff report ROSWELL — Clovis High’s girls went to Thursday’s Last Chance Invite at the New Mexico Military golf course specifically hoping to get a sixth player qualified for Class 6A state competition. Mission accomplished, as senior Marissa Waters earned her third leg with a score of 43-45 — 88. “We wanted to get Marissa […]