Lady Cats win at Hobbs

CNJ Staff HOBBS — Help came in a big way Tuesday night for the Clovis High girls track team. Buoyed by the addition of several junior high runners, the Lady Wildcats won 11 of 19 events and rolled to victory with 174 points in the eight-school Hobbs Qualifier track meet. The host Lady Eagles were […]

Reid tastes victory

By Dave Wagner Travis Reid and the Clovis High boys golf team were close enough to Class 5A individual and team state championships last year that they could taste it. The Wildcats had a five-stroke lead after the first day of state competition at Tanoan Golf Course in Albuquerque, but faded on the final 18 […]

Davis, Cordova to sign at Trinidad

By Dave Wagner Two key members of the Clovis High baseball team, Darren Davis and Matt Cordova, plan to sign letters of intent this morning to play next season at Trinidad State (Colo.) Junior College. Davis, a pitcher-outfielder, and Cordova, a second baseman, have helped put the Wildcats on the verge of a second consecutive […]

Dora beats Texico

CNJ Staff DORA — T.J. Cathey drove in four runs, including three on a go-ahead home run in the sixth inning, and the Dora Coyotes rallied past Texico 11-8 Monday to clinch the District 7-1A/2A baseball championship. Dora (10-5, 7-0 district) rallied from 6-1 and 8-5 deficits, with Cathey’s home run the key item in […]

McMann, Mariner named greatest

CNJ Staff Dallas McMann, a senior catcher on the baseball team, and Christabell Mariner, a senior middle blocker on the volleyball team, have been accorded Eastern New Mexico University’s “Greatest Greyhound” and “Greatest Zia” honors for the 2002-03 school year. The awards were presented Tuesday night at the school’s annual athletic banquet at the ENMU […]

Rasco signs with Eastern

By Dave Wagner When Muleshoe’s Shani Rasco was diagnosed with diabetes as a seventh-grader, the thing which most bothered her was that “I might never get to play basketball again.” She admits she’s had to prove to some people that she could play despite the disease, but Rasco — whose first name is pronounced “SHAW-nee” […]

Prep roundup

CNJ Staff ODESSA, Texas — Led by sophomore standout Jessica Withrow, the Muleshoe High School girls track team accomplished something this weekend which may have been a first at the school — win a regional team track championship. Withrow qualified in three individual events and anchored the Lady Mules’ 1,600-meter relay team to victory in […]

Vaughan helps improve Wolverines

By Kevin Wilson TEXICO — Buddy Vaughan’s backyard is certainly not a cornfield in Iowa. But thanks to his frustrations and adaptations six years ago, it’s become a field of dreams for Texico High School baseball. In the late 1990s, Vaughan was a Little League coach in Clovis. The problem wasn’t his players, but instead […]

Clovis C beats Texico

CNJ Staff Daniel Cesarez hit a grand slam home run in an 11-run fourth and the Clovis “C” team rallied for four runs in the bottom of the seventh to beat Texico 16-15 at Bell Park Friday night to salvage a split of their baseball doubleheader. The Wolverines (8-4) won the opener 12-4, rallying for […]

Clovis sweeps Eldorado

By Dave Wagner ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis junior Jason Seefeld rebounded from a rare bad outing on the mound Saturday in a big way, hitting a pair of early home runs and then picking up a win with three hitless innings in relief as the Wildcats beat Eldorado 8-4 to complete a sweep of their District […]

CHS prepares for Eldorado

By Dave Wagner It’s pretty cut and dried this weekend for both teams when Clovis High takes on Eldorado in a three-game District 4-5A baseball series in Albuquerque — win at least two games or, in all likelihood, kiss your postseason chances good-bye. The Wildcats, Eagles and Carlsbad are in a virtual tie for the […]

Texico hopes to repeat track success

By Dave Wagner TEXICO — The Texico Lady Wolverines have brought home the third-place trophy from the Class 2A girls state track meet each of the past two years. With four-year standout Elizabeth Richards having moved on, Texico has its work cut out trying to repeat that success. But first-year coach Randy Zarate doesn’t think […]

ENMU set to host basketball tournament

Mike Linn PORTALES — The popcorn machines will be working overtime and Greyhound Arena should be throbbing with enthusiastic fans this weekend when the Greyhounds men’s basketball team host their first Lone Star Conference Tournament, said Mike Maguire, the university’s athletic director. “When you have some of the top teams in the country (NCAA Division […]

Lady Eagles Beat Clovis

Special to the CNJ HOBBS — Clovis junior Roxanne Luera nearly capped off an improbable comeback, but her 3-pointer just before the buzzer came up just short as Hoibbs held on to beat Clovis 64-61 in te District 4-5A girls basketball tournament championship game Saturday at Ralph Tasker Arena. Clovis (17-8) trailed by as many […]

Zias adjust quickly

Dave Wagner PORTALES – Barely two weeks after arriving on campus, Eastern New Mexico University interim softball coach Ron Landschoot is getting ready for his first games. Landschoot said there is much behind-the-scenes work to do to get ready for this weekend’s four-game series against New Mexico Highlands at Zia Softball Field. While he’s having […]

Lady Cats dominate

Dave Wagner Suffice it to say, it wasn’t Carlsbad’s night. The Cavegirls knew they had their work cut out trying to win in Rock Staubus Gym. Then one of their top players, senior forward Monique Rodriguez, did not play for disciplinary reasons, and they lost standout sophomore point guard Katie Hellebust with a knee injury […]

Eagles thump Bronchos

Eric Butler GRADY – Clovis Christian jumped out of the gate quickly against Grady Thursday night and rarely looked back as the Eagles thumped the Bronchos 55-40 in a District 4-1A boys basketball contest. Clovis Christian (9-3, 2-0 in district ) held a 9-5 lead with two minutes left in the first quarter, but then […]