Rams romp in mismatch

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Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson Portales senior Phillip Danbom makes contact on a second-inning at-bat during Friday’s Class 3A regional game at Ram Field in Portales. Portales defeated Tohatchi 26-0. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers The Portales pitchers were perfect Friday afternoon — and the Ram hitters weren’t far behind. Portales’ offense erupted for 22 runs […]

CHS BASEBALL: Cats split pair at Portales

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Freedom Newspapers: Mickey Winfield Clovis senior Cade Wheeler pitched the first four innings of the opener, allowing three hits and two runs in the Wildcats’ 6-5 win. CNJ staff PORTALES — The Portales Rams scored eight runs in the second inning and went on to hand the Clovis High baseball team an 11-1 loss Tuesday […]

CHS BASEBALL: Hobbs takes advantage of Cats’ miscues

CNJ staff HOBBS — One bad inning cost Clovis High a game Tuesday night. The Wildcats committed four errors, leading to four unearned runs in a five-run second, and Hobbs went on to a 5-2 victory in the first game of a District 4-5A baseball doubleheader. The Eagles then had two big innings in the […]

Texans’ pitching stops Hounds

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Phil Clabaugh acknowledged there were good things about Sunday’s Lone Star Conference South Division baseball doubleheader, like solid starting pitching from Evan Courteau and Justin Sergeant. Still, his Eastern New Mexico University baseball team didn’t get what it needed — wins — if the Greyhounds hope to […]

Hounds erase 5-0 deficit to complete sweep of Texans

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University baseball team kept its postseason hopes alive, rallying in both games for a 16-12, 8-5 Lone Star Conference South Division sweep of Tarleton State on Saturday at Greyhound Field. ENMU (19-24, 4-4 South) overcame a 5-0 deficit to win the second game, scoring […]

Angelo takes twin bill from Hounds

CNJ sports SAN ANGELO, Texas — If nothing else, Angelo State’s offense was efficient on Sunday. The Rams scored 25 runs on 21 hits and stranded just six baserunners in posting a 14-9, 11-9 Lone Star Conference South Division baseball sweep of Eastern New Mexico University. By contrast, the Greyhounds left 18 runners on base […]

CHS SOFTBALL: Lady Cats take third at Artesia

CNJ staff ARTESIA — Sophomore third baseman Britteny Mascarenas compiled six hits in two games and helped the Clovis High softball team to a third-place finish in the Lady Dog Invitational on Saturday. Host Artesia did all its scoring in the first two innings to beat the Lady Wildcats 10-2 in a morning winners bracket […]

Hounds split South twin bill with Angelo

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Designated hitter Matt Lenderman doubled home two runs in the first inning and Michael Gunter made it stand up with a three-hit, 11-strikeout pitching performance as Angelo State edged Eastern New Mexico University 3-2 to salvage a split of the teams’ Lone Star Conference South Division doubleheader on Saturday. […]

CHS BASEBALL: Bulldogs hand Cats two losses

CNJ staff ARTESIA — Clovis High baseball coach Shane Shallenberger knew the Wildcats were facing a quality opponent in unbeaten Artesia on Saturday. He just wishes his team hadn’t helped the Bulldogs so much. The Wildcats committed 11 errors in the doubleheader and that, combined with 10 hits for extra bases by Artesia, proved to […]

Highlands crushes Hounds

CNJ staff LAS VEGAS, N.M — New Mexico Highlands had a run on the board before getting a hit on Tuesday against Eastern New Mexico University. That was certainly bad news for the Greyhounds. Once they started raking, the Cowboys pounded out 26 hits and rolled to a 24-5 rout in a non-conference clash. All […]

CHS SOFTBALL: Lady Cats sweep Roswell High

CNJ staff ROSWELL — Three extra-base hits produced ninth-inning runs Tuesday night as Clovis High’s softball team defeated Roswell High 8-5 in the first game of a twin bill. The Lady Wildcats then scored early and often in the nightcap, rolling to a sweep with a 12-7 victory. After the Lady Coyotes forced extra innings […]

Wayland waylays struggling Hounds

CNJ staff PORTALES — Third baseman Brett Cook went 3-for-4, scoring three runs and driving in two, and Wayland Baptist took control with a four-run third after the first two hitters were retired to beat Eastern New Mexico University 10-5 on Tuesday in a non-conference baseball game at Greyhound Field. The Pioneers (15-13) finished with […]

Elida downs Wolverines

CNJ staff DEXTER — The Texico Wolverines couldn’t overcome seven errors Saturday and lost to Elida 8-4 in the seventh-place game of the season opening Hal Bogle Invitational, hosted by Dexter. Texico built a 3-1 lead after two innings, but the Tigers rallied with three in the third and four in the fourth to take […]

CHS BASEBALL: Levelland rides bats to victory

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Clovis High’s Parker Wood delivers a pitch to Levelland’s Nathan Hinojosa during Friday’s game. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Levelland baseball coach John Bimmerle wasn’t ready for his team’s potent attack on Friday. Neither were the Clovis Wildcats. Levelland punished four CHS hurlers for 21 hits and rolled to […]

CHS BASEBALL: Errors costly at Tascosa

CNJ staff AMARILLO — Tascosa took advantage of Clovis fielding miscues to score four first-inning runs Tuesday en route to a 7-2 victory over the Wildcats. The game, originally scheduled for Clovis, was moved to Amarillo because of unplayable conditions at Bell Park. Tascosa’s first-inning outburst put the Wildcats (6-3) in a hole from which […]

Zias earn LSC split with Tarleton State

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University junior Valerie Villela went 4-for-8 from the plate and scored two runs as the Zias split a Saturday Lone Star Conference South doubleheader with Tarleton State at Zia Softball Field. The Zias (13-16, 2-6 LSC South) won the first game 3-1. Tarleton State, as the TexAnns […]

ENMU drops doubleheader

CNJ staff Cameron stretched Eastern New Mexico University’s losing streak to nine games, beating the Greyhounds 18-12 and a 7-6 loss Saturday in a Lone Star Conference Crossover doubleheader at McCord Field. After being down 4-0 in the first game, Cameron (11-10) exploded for 11 runs in the second inning on seven singles and a […]

Cameron quells Hounds’ late offensive power

CNJ staff The Eastern New Mexico baseball team dropped below the .500 mark after Cameron beat the Hounds 8-4 and 12-11 in a Lone Star Conference crossover doubleheader Friday at McCord Field. Cameron’s Bevon Anderson pitched six scoreless innings in the opener, scattering four hits, four walks and one strikeout. Meanwhile, Eastern’s Seth Clabaugh pitched […]

Clovis advances at invitational

CNJ staff RIO RANCHO — After jumping out to a 9-2 lead, Clovis weathered a five-run fifth inning by Santa Fe and held on for a 9-7 victory Thursday in the first round of the Rio Rancho Invitational Thursday. Clovis (5-1) advanced to play Farmington, a 8-3 winner over Highland earlier Thursday, in the semifinals […]

Cats cruise past Palo Duro

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Clovis High’s Jordan Jacobs is tagged out by Amarillo Palo Duro third baseman Heath Weatherbee as he tries to stretch a double into a triple during the first game of Saturday’s baseball doubleheader at Bell Park. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer As far as the struggling Amarillo Palo Duro […]