Roswell overpowers Rams in season opener

The Roswell Coyotes are going to be quite a force in Class 4A when sophomore Alex Olesinski is on the floor. Turns out they're a pretty good team, and a good measuring stick for the Portales Rams, even when Olesinski's on the bench. CMI Correspondnet: Joshua Lucero Portales junior Zach Blaeser pushes past Roswell Coyote […]

Lady Cats roll into Gallup finals

GALLUP — The Clovis Lady Wildcats are back to defend their title in the Gallup Invitational — and they're not taking prisoners, either. Sophomore Danni Williams scored 23 points — her third in a row above 20 — and the Lady Cats rolled past Winslow, Ariz. 72-48, setting up a rematch with host Gallup in […]

Thursday area prep tournaments, summaries – Dec. 6

Tournaments All Time MST Boys Farwell Invitational Thursday's quarterfinals Vega 53, Amarillo Flames 36 Friona 66, Lubbock Christ the King 42 Texico 76, Anton 33 Farwell 73, Grady 19 Friday's semifinals Consolation Christ the King vs. Anton, 10 a.m. Amarillo Flames vs. Grady, 1 p.m. Championship Friona vs. Texico, 4 p.m. Vega vs. Farwell, 7 […]

Clovis-Dallas Lincoln boys preview capsule

Clovis (1-0) at Dallas Lincoln (2-3) • When: 8:30 p.m. (CST) today • On the air: KCLV-AM 1240, KTQM-99.9 • Last time out: Clovis defeated Rio Rancho 70-68 on the road Saturday in its season opener. The Tigers lost to Arlington Seguin 52-49 Friday. • Dallas Lincoln players to watch: G Derrick Neal, Jr., 5-9, […]

Williams pours in 27 in Lady Cats’ romp

GALLUP — Clovis High's girls got to save up a lot of energy in Thursday's quarterfinal round of the Gallup Invitational. Sophomore Danni Williams scored 27 points — including the first 16 of the game — and the Lady Wildcats waltzed to a 61-16 win over Kirtland Central. The Lady Cats (2-0) face Winslow, Ariz., […]

Area prep basketball tournaments

All Time MST Gallup Invitational Girls Thursday's quarterfinals Winslow (Ariz.) vs. St. Pius, 1 p.m. Clovis vs. Kirtland Central, 2:30 p.m. Wingate vs. Miyamura, 6 p.m. Rio Rancho Cleveland vs. Gallup, 7:30 p.m. Friday's semifinals Consolation Winslow-St. Pius loser vs. Clovis-Kirtland Central loser, 1 p.m. Wingate-Miyamura loser vs. Cleveland-Gallup loser, 2:30 or 7:30 p.m. Championship […]

CHS girls basketball capsule

What: Clovis (1-0) vs. Kirtland Central (2-3) When: 2:30 p.m. today in the quarterfinals of the John Lomasney Gallup Invitational. Last meeting: 2011, the Lady Wildcats blistered then-Class 4A second-ranked Kirtland Central 77-36 in a semifinal round game at Gallup. Last outing: Clovis opened its season on Tuesday with a 50-46 overtime win at Amarillo […]

Lady Cats notch OT win in opener

AMARILLO — Hopefully, not every game will be as big a struggle as Tuesday's opener was for Clovis High's girls. The Lady Wildcats fell behind early, caught up in the middle and finally pulled away in overtime with the help of an early 3-point play by sophomore post Shelby Jones to beat Amarillo Palo Duro […]

Tuesday area prep summaries – Dec. 4

Boys Farwell 81, Lubb. Christ the King 25 Farwell (7-1) — Austin Mason 22, Kolten Morris 14, Collin Christian 12, Ruben Gutierrez 12, Curt Langford 8, Luis Galvan 5, J.J. Herrera 4, Bretton Stancell 2, Manuel Galvan 2. Totals 37 2-5 81. Lubbock Christ the King — Mendoza 8, Cortez 6, To 4, Moreno 4, […]

Saturday prep boys roundup – Dec. 1

TEXICO — The Farwell Steers claimed the boys championship on Saturday night in the finals of the Citizens Bank Border Shootout, beating the host Wolverines in the finals. No details were available on the game at press time. With the win, the Steers improve to 6-1 for the season while handing Texico its first loss […]

Saturday prep girls roundup – Dec. 1

TEXICO — The Friona Squaws held Texico to nine first-half points Saturday night and claimed a 39-27 victory over the Lady Wolverines for the girls championship of the Citizens Bank Border Shootout. Maddie Murphree had three 3-pointers en route to 18 points for the Squaws (5-4). Friona outscored Texico 14-6 in the second period for […]

Lady Cats won’t sneak up

Fifth-year Clovis High girls basketball coach Jeff Reed strives for his team to be the best it can be, but he prefers to do it a bit under the radar. The Lady Wildcats (25-4, 3-1 District 4-5A last season) have the makings of another strong team in 2012-13 and are expected to be among the […]

Cats pull out 70-68 win at Rio Rancho

RIO RANCHO — Clovis High's boys got off to a winning start on Saturday on the road, but not without some anxious moments. Senior guard John Dawson had five 3-pointers and scored 28 points as t he Wildcats held on for a 70-68 victory over Rio Rancho. The game was nip-and-tuck most of the way, […]

Clovis boys hold off Rio Rancho

Clovis boys hold off Rio Rancho 70-68 in season-opener on road. Story to come.

Friday area boys prep basketball – Nov. 30

TEXICO — Texico cruised into the boys title match of the Citizens Bank Border Shootout while Farwell had a little tougher time. Texico 54, Logan 40 — Miguel Reyna followed up a 26-point effort in the opening round with a 25-point effort Friday as the Wolverines bested the Class 1A defending state champions. CMI photo: […]

Friday area girls prep basketball – Nov. 30

TEXICO — Texico and Friona advanced to the girls championship game of the Texico Citizens Bank Border Shootout with easy wins Friday. Texico 59, Logan 39 — Shaylee Anderson scored 17 points and Sarah Daniels and Brianna Reyna added 10 each for Texico, which used a 19-point second quarter to take a 24-22 halftime lead. […]

Tularosa tops Texico – again

TEXICO — You could argue that Tularosa has Texico's number of late. Mostly, the Wildcats have Jim Coleman, and that was enough to lift second-seeded Tularosa to a 26-21 Class 2A playoff semifinal win over the Wolverines on Friday night. The 6-foot-4, 180-pound senior got his team on the board with a 47-yard interception return […]

Expectations run high for Wildcats

In his first season as Clovis High boys basketball coach, Matt King led the Wildcats to last spring's Class 5A state semifinals. With six of their top eight players back, the Cats will be disappointed if they don't get beyond that this time. "I think the expectations are high, but they're always going to be […]

Thursday area prep summaries – Nov. 29

Citizens Bank Border Shootout At Texico Boys Thursday's quarterfinals Farwell 65, Melrose 18 Friona 55, Dimmitt JV 32 Logan 57, Grady 31 Texico 63, Floyd 29 Friday's semifinals Consolation Melrose vs. Dimmitt JV, 11 a.m., junior high gym Grady vs. Floyd, 12:45 p.m., high school gym Championship Farwell vs. Friona, 4:15 p.m., junior high gym […]

Area girls prep basketball capsules

CLOVIS CHRISTIAN LADY EAGLES Coach: Pam Sealey, 1st year Last year: 9-12 (3-5 District 2-B, reached Class B semifinals) Returning starters: 2 Key players: Amanda Fly, Sr. (5-4, G); Katlyn Cook, Sr. (6-1, C); McKall Sealey, Sr. (5-3, G); Alexa Riley, Sr. (5-8, F) Outlook: For a team that started its district schedule last year […]