CHS GIRLS SOCCER: Hobbs blanks Lady Cats

CNJ staff HOBBS — Goals by Maria Lopez and Kathy Hiser lifted the Hobbs Lady Eagles past Clovis High 2-0 on Saturday in a District 4-5A girls soccer match. CHS coach Shane Leatherwood said it was a competitive match and the Lady Wildcats (4-8-2, 0-1 district) didn’t play badly. “I think we played well on […]

Texico subdues Estancia

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Sophomore Jarysse Harris of Texico goes for a kill against Estancia sophomore Victoria Barner on Thursday at Texico. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent TEXICO — As the Texico players came back into the gym for Game 5 of a showdown between the top two teams in Class 2A, one Lady […]

ENMU men’s soccer team falls to Mountain Lions

CNJ staff COLORADO SPRINGS — Bryan Stoeber’s second goal of the match, coming early in the second half, gave Colorado-Colorado Springs the lead for good in a 2-1 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in men’s soccer on Friday night. Stroeber scored from close range for the Mountain Lions (5-7-1) with just 1:45 gone in […]

CHS VOLLEYBALL: Lady Cats can’t stop Goddard

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Clovis freshman Antiesha Brown hits around the block of Roswell Goddard’s Laura Fry (10) and Jamie Edgett during Thursday’s match at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Nobody celebrates a kill shot quite like Clovis’ Siobhan Flatow. But even her fist-pumping was noticeably muted after she hit one […]

Tarleton State defeats Zias

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Tarleton State got 12 kills from sophomore outside hitter Missy Davis-Castro and 10 from senior middle blocker Julie Hamilton on Thursday night in handing Eastern New Mexico University a 30-25, 26-30, 30-16, 30-14 Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball loss. The match was the South opener for the Zias (4-12 […]

Zias break losing streak with win over Pioneers

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ENMU junior Randi Egley (6) collected 18 kills and 13 digs in the Zias’ four-game win over Wayland Baptist on Monday night at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Whatever Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team did Monday night, junior Randi Egley hopes the Zias can […]

ENMU women’s soccer team blanks Highlands

CNJ staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Freshman forward Samantha Lawrence scored on a rebound of senior forward Megan Dozier’s shot in the 78th minute on Tuesday, lifting the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team past New Mexico Highlands 1-0. The Zias (4-4), who snapped a three-match losing streak, won despite Highlands’ 18-5 advantage in […]

CHS BOYS SOCCER: Cats beat Carlsbad for title

CNJ staff ROSWELL — Junior Luis Esparza scored early in the second half off an assist by Scott Elliott, and Clovis High’s boys made the goal stand up for a 1-0 victory over Carlsbad on Saturday night in the championship match of the Roswell tournament. In Saturday morning’s semifinals, Esparza scored a pair of goals […]

Permian Basin edges ENMU in five games

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ENMU outside hitter Marcie LeGrand goes up for a kill against Texas-Permian Basin in Thursday’s matchup at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team couldn’t end its early-season slide Thursday night. The Zias went five games with Texas-Permian Basin before dropping a […]

Zias fall to Midwestern in double OT

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Midwestern State’s Ashley Hornisher scored off a penalty kick early in the second overtime Thursday to lift the Mustangs to a 2-1 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in a Lone Star Conference women’s soccer match. Hornisher took a pass inside the penalty box from teammate Kari Bristow and […]

ENMU soccer team routed in conference opener

CNJ Staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Sun Potter’s hat trick and stingy defense helped Midwestern State roll past Eastern New Mexico University 6-0 on Sunday in a Southwest Soccer Conference men’s soccer match. Potter put the Indians (3-1, 2-0 SSC) ahead with his first goal less than three minutes into the match. His third goal […]

CHS SOCCER: Lady Cats finish sixth in tourney

CNJ staff ROSWELL — Socorro outscored Clovis High 3-2 in penalty kicks and the Lady Warriors captured a 3-2 victory over CHS on Saturday in the fifth-place match of the Goddard Invitational girls soccer tournament. Both teams scored twice in the first half — seniors Patrice Dykes and Jordan Garrett had the Lady Wildcats’s goals […]

Zias finish 0-4 in tournament

CNJ staff DURANGO, Colo. — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team finished 0-4 in a weekend tournament hosted by Fort Lewis after losses on Saturday to Dixie State and the host Skyhawks. Dixie State, a former junior college playing its first season in NCAA Division II, outlasted the Zias 30-25, 30-25, 28-30, 27-30, 15-10 […]

Zias suffer first loss of soccer season

Freedom Newspapers The Montana State-Billings women’s soccer team had already earned two wins on a season-opening three-match road trip, although neither was a cakewalk. After consecutive 1-0 victories at Colorado School of Mines on Thursday and over Fort Lewis in overtime on Saturday in a match played at Eastern New Mexico University, the Lady Yellowjackets […]

Clovis figures out Tatum to win invitational

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Clovis High setter Britni Montague, left, sets the ball for middle hitter Lainey Flatow against Tatum during Saturday’s championship match of the Clovis Invitational volleyball tournament at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Twenty-seven times last year, little Tatum dominated volleyball match after match with experience, solid defense […]

Portales finishes third at invite

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Portales junior Jordan Roehl spikes the ball past Tatum’s Beatriz Castro in a semifinal match on Saturday in the Clovis Invitational volleyball tournament at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Success or disappointment? For the Portales volleyball players, a third-place finish at the 16-team Wildcat Invitational was a […]

ENMU women improve to 2-0 in soccer

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s improved to 2-0 on Saturday with a 2-0 victory over NAIA member Embry-Riddle at the ENMU soccer pitch. Senior forward Megan Dozier broke a scorless tie, taking a through pass from Kara Henderson and punching in her second goal of the season with 26 1/2 […]

CHS BOYS SOCCER: Cats play to tie with Los Lunas

CNJ staff LOS LUNAS — Angel Fernandez scored with the help of an assist from Luis Esparza in the 30th minute on Thursday and the Clovis High boys soccer team managed a 1-1 tie with Los Lunas. The match was halted with about 14 minutes left due to rain and lightning in the area. The […]

Texico’s Richardson helps South win 1A-2A all-star volleyball match

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ALBUQUERQUE — Hitters Lori Richardson and Becki Carr helped the South to a 25-23, 25-14, 25-19 win over the North in the 1A-2A high school All-Star volleyball game Tuesday. Texico’s Richardson and Carr, who attends Mesilla Valley Christian in Las Cruces, each finished with eight kills. Carr’s teammate, Jocelyn Adams, helped the […]

Portales sends boys, girls doubles to semifinals

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Portales junior Kyle Adams (above) teamed with senior Matt Tucker on Friday to reach today’s boys doubles semifinals in the Class 1A-3A state individual tennis tournament in Albuquerque. (Freedom Newspapers photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Portales High’s Ella Erf and Bethany Self are right where they expected to be after Friday’s play in […]