ENMU men’s soccer plays Hilltoppers to double OT shutout

By David Norton SPORTS EDITOR dnorton@pntonline.com PORTALES — Tensions were high and tempers flared on the pitch, as the Eastern New Mexico men’s soccer team held No. 6 St. Edward’s to a shutout draw Saturday. Despite the Hilltoppers (12-1-1, 8-1-1 HC) out shooting the Greyhounds 18-4, keepers James Gutierrez and Ryan Flores held their own, […]

Taste of Home 2016

Tickets are now available online! General Admission Tickets are $12 in advance $15 at the door VIP Tickets are available for $40! Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016 Time: 2 – 4:30 vendor showcase free to public. Cooking show doors open at 5pm, show starts at 6:30pm Location: Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd. The World’s #1 Cooking […]

Lady Cats beat Monarchs

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Clovis High junior Makinzie Johnson tries to block Manzano junior Laney Polk at the net during the first set of Saturday’s District 2-6A match. Johnson finished with 15 kills in the Lady Cats’ win.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Somebody had to move into the middle when Clovis High senior Brittany Reed went down with a knee injury this week. Junior outside hitter Makinzie Johnson was equal to the task. Johnson compiled a match-high 15 kills on Saturday as the Lady Wildcats rallied for a 20-25, 25-21, 25-14, […]

Melrose Buffs Trample Dora Coyotes 60-6

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com DORA —If there were any doubts as to whether or not the defending state champions Melrose Buffaloes are still a contender for a title run, they answered it with a 60-6 win over the Dora Coyotes Friday to kick off 8-man district 4. Coming into the game, both Dora […]

Taste of Home 2016


Tickets are now available online! General Admission Tickets are $12 in advance $15 at the door VIP Tickets are available for $40! Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016 Time: 2 – 4:30 vendor showcase free to public. Cooking show doors open at 5pm, show starts at 6:30pm Location: Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd. The World’s #1 Cooking […]

Lady Cats dominant in 7-0 district victory

Clovis High senior Jaci Sievers high-fives teammates on the bench after scoring a goal during the first half of Tuesday’s District 2-6A girls soccer match-up against Santa Fe High at Leon Williams Stadium. Sievers finished with two goals and three assists  goals as the Lady Wildcats cruised to a 7-0 victory.

Staff report Senior Jaci Sievers can play wherever she’s needed for the Clovis High girls soccer team. Sievers has spent most of her time this season as a defender, but has proven herself equally adept at forward. On Tuesday, she contributed two goals and three assists as the Lady Wildcats cruised to a 7-0 District […]

Cooper provides stiff test for Cats

By David Norton Sports editor dnorton@pntonline.com Adversity is quickly becoming the word of the season for the Clovis High football team, and the Wildcats will be hearing it a lot from coach Eric Roanhaus heading into tonight’s matchup against Texas’ 13th-ranked team, Lubbock Cooper. “You know we didn’t handle the adversity of playing a good […]

CCS soccer team falls to 1-2

Staff report PORTALES — Coming off their first victory on Saturday, the first-year Clovis Christian soccer program dropped to 1-2 on Monday with an 8-2 loss to the Portales junior varsity. The Eagles, a mix of boys and girls players, traveled to Las Vegas on Saturday and defeated the Robertson junior varsity 5-1. Sophomore Jonathan […]

FRIDAY PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Steers cruise to victory

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Farwell junior running back Miguel Vasquez takes a handoff from senior quarterback Heath Hadley during the first quarter for a 41-yard touchdown against Crosbyton. Vasquez ran for 193 yards and two more scores as the Steers routed the Chiefs 54-8.

Staff report FARWELL — Junior running back Miguel Vasquez broke off three touchdown runs of more than 30 yards and Farwell improved to 2-0 with a 54-8 thumping of Crosbyton on Friday night. Get Shortlink Vasquez carried just nine times for the Steers (2-0), but finished with 193 yards and scored on runs of 41 […]

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Hounds ninth in LSC volleyball poll

Staff report RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University was picked for ninth place in the 11-team Lone Star Conference in a poll of media representatives and LSC coaches and sports information personnel. The Greyhounds, who went 13-20 (4-12 LSC) last season, received 99 points in the poll to finish ahead of Midwestern State (61) […]

Farwell boy set to compete in national motocross event

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Eight-year-old Allen Florez of Farwell is preparing to compete in a field of 43 this week in the age 7-9 Rocky Mountain AMA National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.

Staff report On Monday, one young boy will compete against a field of 42 others at the Rocky Mountain AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. Allen Florez, 8, of Farwell, is in the 50cc Limited class at the championships.  At an area qualifier, he had to finish in […]

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STATE LITTLE LEAGUE: Zia 11-12s drop opener

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis Zia 11-12 Little League All-Stars were beaten 10-0 by host Albuquerque Roadrunner in the opening round of the state tournament on Friday night. Clovis Zia was limited to four hits in the game, shortened to four innings by the mercy rule. Diego Montoya and Ashton Romero had two hits […]

New FDA regulations a good thing

Those black-and-white “Nutrition Facts” printed on packages of food and beverage containers – required by the Food and Drug Administration since 1994 – are getting a much-needed face lift that will give consumers more, and more realistic, information. Most of us have laughed when manufacturers list “two servings” on a bottle of soda that we […]

Portales gains 4A final 5-0

By Matthew Asher Staff writer masher@pntonline.com RIO RANCHO — Portales baseball coach Dusty Nusser said his goal was to win three games during his team’s trip to the Class 4A state baseball tournament this weekend. With Friday’s 5-0 victory over Cobre in the semifinals at Rio Rancho H.S., the second-seeded Rams (23-6) set a school […]

Melrose blanks McCurdy, defends 1-2A state title

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Melrose junior Justly Pierce is tagged out by McCurdy’s Kemmer Croff as he slides into third base during Friday’s Class 1-2A state baseball championship game at Isotopes Park in Albuquerque. The Buffaloes, though, blanked McCurdy 4-0 to defend their state title in a rematch of last year’s final.

By David Lynch CMI correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — While there are seven innings in a high school baseball game, Melrose needed just one on Friday to dispatch McCurdy 4-0 and defend its Class 1-2A state baseball title at Isotopes Park. The Buffaloes (17-4) capitalized on two McCurdy errors to grab a 4-0 lead in the bottom […]

Buffs meet McCurdy in 1-2A finals rematch

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Melrose seniors Chris Fisher, left, and Wyatt Williams celebrate after Thursday’s Class 1-2A state baseball semifinal game against Gateway Christian at Rio Rancho Cleveland H.S. is called after five innings due to the 10-run rule. The Buffaloes won 14-4, and face McCurdy in today’s 9 a.m. championship game at Isotopes Park in Albuquerque.

Staff report RIO RANCHO — Melrose and McCurdy will meet for the second consecutive year today to decide the Class 1-2A state baseball championship. Suffice it to say, the Buffaloes are hoping for a similar outcome. Melrose, which routed the Bobcats 12-0 in last year’s final, is in position for a trifecta of sorts after […]

CHS squads second in district track

Staff report HOBBS — Clovis High’s track teams finished second to Alamogordo in the four-school District 4-6A meet on Friday night. Alamo won the boys division with 113 points to 91 1/2 for Clovis, while the Lady Tigers collected 119 1/2 points to 74 1/6 for CHS. In the boys meet, senior Roland Chavez posted […]

ENMU women claim three wins in LSC outdoor meet

Staff report STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s track teams finished sixth in the LSC outdoor championships, hosted by Tarleton State from Thursday through Saturday. Texas A&M-Kingsville took team honors in the six-team men’s field with 180 points to 173 1/2 for Angelo State, with the Greyhounds tallying 29 points — all on the […]