Aggies salvage series finale against ENMU

By Kevin Wilson PORTALES — The Greyhounds finished off their weekend on a sour note, but their pitching gave them enough for a series win over Cameron. The visiting Aggies routed Eastern New Mexico 19-7 in Saturday’s nightcap to keep from getting swept in the four-game Lone Star Conference crossover series. In the previous three […]

Clovis breezes into Invite title game

Clovis high School senior Mark Replogle fouls a pitch off during Friday’s game against Fabens, Texas, at Bell Park. Replogle led the Wildcats with three hits in a 14-1 win. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. CNJ staff Clovis has been a rude host so far in the Clovis Invitational baseball tournament. The Wildcats won their […]

Zias capture four wins in South Central Region softball event

CNJ STAFF LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Sophomore second baseman Tracy Jordan went 8-for-14 with two home runs — a grand slam and a three-run shot — and 15 RBIs as the Eastern New Mexico University softball team completed a 4-2 weekend in the South Central Region crossover tournament. ENMU (4-4) was edged by Colorado-Colorado Springs […]

Vixens race into EPAC semis

Melrose’s Allison Cochran hits the floor as she grabs a loose ball during the second half of their EPAC game Wednesday in Texico. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner TEXICO — Fort Sumner and Melrose traded the lead for a few minutes at the start before it turned into a game of runs. Fort […]

Wolverines, Foxes continue to roll

CNJ STAFF EUNICE — The Texico Wolverines continued their domination of the regular-season schedule Friday night, piling up 435 total yards — all on the ground — in a 54-0 dismantling of Eunice in a District 3-1A matchup. Texico (8-0, 3-0 district), ranked No. 1 in Class 1A, extended its shutout streak to 30 quarters […]

Buffaloes win in OT at Logan

CNJ STAFF LOGAN — Junior James Walker scored on 6-yard run on fourth down and added a single-point conversion run as Melrose outlasted Logan 35-34 in overtime Friday night in a six-man clash. Neither team led by more than eight points in the game. The Buffaloes (4-1) were down 28-20 when Jason Runyan sacked Logan’s […]

Zias dominate Roosevelt

Zia pitcher Abe Montoya fires a second-inning pitch in Wednesday’s Junior League championship game at Brady Field. Zia defeated Roosevelt County 9-2. Photo by Kevin Wilson. By Kevin Wilson On a night where nothing went right for Roosevelt County, everything went just right for the Zia All-Stars. Zia got instant momentum from a first-inning triple […]

Zia downs Roosevelt Co.

By Dave Wagner The Clovis Zia League All-Stars broke open a close game with a seven-run sixth inning and defeated Roosevelt County 9-2 Monday night at Beachum Field, advancing to the championship round of the District 3 Major League All-Star tournament. Ricky Sanchez drove in four runs for Zia, including three on a bases-loaded double […]

American rallies for win

By Kevin Wilson PORTALES — With a 2 for 4 night, three RBIs and the go-ahead single, Iszac Valdez showed that the American All-Star pitchers weren’t causing him any trouble. Later on, strep throat was trouble for the Roosevelt catcher, and the ruling that ensued helped pave the way for an unusual 17-15 win for […]

Madd Doggs charge to title

Dave Wagner Falling into the losers bracket with an early Sunday morning loss put the Hobbs Madd Doggs in a bind in Men’s Class E play in the 20th annual Plateau Wireless Custom Classic at Guy Leeder Complex. No matter. The Madd Doggs rallied for five consecutive wins to take the title, including 17-14 and […]

Cats complete unlikely comeback

CNJ Staff CNJ STAFF Clovis’ offense started to shine about the same time the stadium lights were turned on. Trailing by 10 runs at the game’s midway point, Clovis rallied to beat Plainview 15-14 on Tuesday in a West Texas Baseball League game at Bell Park. Ryan Denton capped off the improbable comeback by singling […]

Cats split with Tascosa

By Dave Wagner Clovis’ Richard Urban had a pretty busy first game in Tuesday’s West Texas Baseball League doubleheader against Amarillo Tascosa at Bell Park. After catching the first three innings, Urban worked four scoreless frames in relief of starter Luke Gray, retiring the last 10 hitters in a row. He also drove in six […]

Cats post win over Levelland

CNJ STAFF The Clovis High Wildcats bolted to an 11-0 lead through four innings Monday night and cruised past Levelland 12-6 in the first game of a scheduled West Texas Baseball League doubleheader at Bell Park. The second game of the twin bill was canceled by rain and lightning in the top of the fourth […]

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 […]

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 […]