Cats sweep weekend road games

CNJ STAFF ALAMOGORDO — The Clovis High baseball team enjoyed a relatively relaxing weekend away from home as it tuned up for the start of District 4-5A play. The Wildcats pounded out 43 hits in three games, routing Alamogordo 7-1 and 17-5 on Saturday after rolling over Levelland, Texas, 15-2 on Friday. Clovis (11-1) begins […]

Lady Cats lose in consolation finals

By Eric Butler RIO RANCHO — A troubled start on Saturday put Clovis in an early hole against Anthony Gadsden. And though the Lady Wildcats rallied to tie the Panthers, Gadsden held on for a 5-4 win. The loss kept Clovis (9-5) from grabbing the consolation championship trophy in the 16-team Kristin Griego Memorial softball […]

Texas Woman’s sweeps struggling Zias

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ENMU catcher Liz Navarro can’t handle the relay as Texas Woman’s Sarah White scores during the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader at Zia Softball Field. Photo by Kevin Wilson By Dave Wagner PORTALES — After losing extra-inning openers in back-to-back four-game division series at home against Angelo State and Texas Woman’s, both weekends took a […]

Hounds sweep St. Mary’s

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Eastern New Mexico University shortstop and Clovis High graduate Josh Kuchta rolls one of three double plays turned by the Greyhounds in Saturday’s opener against St. Mary’s at Greyhound Field. Photo by Kevin Wilson By Kevin Wilson PORTALES — Brett Scherer had a week to remember, and his teammates pitched well enough Saturday to wrap […]

Wildcats dominate own meet

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Clovis senior Ben Teconchuk swept the 100 and 200 meters. Photo by Eric Kluth By Rick White Clovis coach Darren Kelley knows winning Saturday’s Clovis Invitational was little more than a formality. He knows the quality of competition over the next three weeks will be greatly improved. It’s what he doesn’t know that keeps the […]

No. 8 Fort Hays knocks off Greyhounds

CNJ STAFF LIBERAL, Kan. — Fort Hays State jumped on Eastern New Mexico University starter Jimmy Wells early and took advantage of four Greyhounds errors for a 9-3 victory Thursday afternoon. The Hays, Kan.-based Tigers (21-5), ranked eighth this week in NCAA Division II, extended their winning streak to nine games in a contest played […]

Academy edges Lady Cats

By Eric Butler RIO RANCHO — The Clovis Lady Wildcats’ softball team was walking a thin line on Thursday. And, in such cases, the mere distance of a foot can be a big thing. That was the clearance margin for a bloop single from Academy’s Dylann Haas that just cleared the glove of Clovis second […]

Colorado connection continues with Young

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Clovis senior Mark Young battled back from a football knee injury and rejoined the Wildcats’ lineup. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner The Clovis High baseball program is quickly developing a connection with Trinidad State (Colo.) Junior College. First, CHS assistant coach Rich Loomis took an assistant’s job at the school two years […]

Purdy good start for Clovis senior

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Clovis senior Charles “Budda” Purdy had to change his early-season goals after breaking the school record in the shot put in the Wildcats’ first meet of the season. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner Charles Purdy thought he had a good throw left in him. He just wasn’t sure how good. The Clovis […]

Hounds sweep Panhandle State

CNJ staff The Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds rallied from two runs down with a six-run, seventh inning to defeat Oklahoma Panhandle State 11-8 Wednesday in the first game of a doubleheader. A fifth-inning triple play helped the Greyhounds cruise to a 13-1 victory in Game 2. Josh Sellers pitched six innings to earn the win […]