Texico junior fills in nicely

Dave Wagner TEXICO’S FIVE-GAME WIN over Estancia gave the Lady Spikers the top seed in this week’s District 6-2A volleyball tournament and the right to host the championship match on Saturday. It also assured the Lady Spikers (16-5) of a regional berth next week. Texico (16-5) dominated games one and three of the one-game playoff, […]

Hounds face tough task at Kingsville

Dave Wagner Weekly news & notes about Eastern New Mexico THE EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY football team has lost its two toughest tests of the season — 24-14 decisions on the road against Abilene Christian and Midwestern State. To stay in contention for an NCAA Division II playoff berth, the Greyhounds must win at fifth-ranked […]

Cowboys-mania affects household again

Helena Rodriguez I’ve become so lost lately in my own world of work and school, I didn’t realize the event of phenomenal proportions taking place before my very eyes. I wasn’t aware how big this event really was and the huge impact it was having on the lives of my loved ones, one person in […]

Wolverines not looking past Eunice

By Dave Wagner THE TEXICO WOLVERINES have won 18 of 19 games over the last two seasons. The Eunice Cardinals ended a 19-game losing streak by beating Cloudcroft in their 2003 season opener, but have managed just a 2-6 record this year. That doesn’t mean Wolverines coach Mike Prokop is about to look past Friday’s […]

Win is music to ears of Wildcat band

By Jack King The Clovis High School Wildcat band beat 32 other high school bands from five states to win the Zia Marching Festival in Albuquerque on Saturday night, head band director Bill Allred said. The University of New Mexico, the festival’s sponsor, invites bands from New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and Texas to attend […]

Appelman leads CHS harriers

CNJ STAFF HOBBS — Senior Matt Appelman led from start to finish and paced the Clovis High boys to their fourth team win of the cross country season in Saturday’s Hobbs Invitational. Appelman’s time of 16 minutes, 31 seconds over five kilometers was good for his third win of the fall and a considerably faster […]

Hounds blank Angelo

Angelo State University quarterback Chad Robertson is hit by Eastern New Mexico University’s Robert Caballero after releasing the ball during the second half of Saturday’s game at Greyhound Stadium. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — With tough road games looming against Lone Star Conference South Division powers Midwestern State and Texas […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Clovis woman wins $50k

Gary Mitchell A Clovis woman has won $50,000 playing the New Mexico Lottery’s “$50,000 Money Game,” introduced two weeks ago. The winner requested anonymity when she presented her winning ticket at lottery headquarters in Albuquerque last week. The winner said she’s a loyal player of the scratcher games and shared the strategy she uses when […]

CHS spikers post sweep

CNJ STAFF ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis Lady Wildcats improved to 13-2 overall (3-1 District 4-5A) with a 25-13, 25-17, 26-24 win over Manzano on Saturday. The Lady Cats dominated the first game, but had to play from behind for a while in the second game and won a seesaw battle in the third to close […]

Zias sweep pair of LSC matches

Emilie Rodman goes up to attempt a block on Texas A&M-Kingsville’s Jamie Alvarado in the first game of Saturday’s match at Greyhound Arena in Portales. Photo by Kevin Wilson. Dave Wagner PORTALES — After playing most of its pre-Lone Star Conference South Division schedule on the road, home cooking has been just what the doctor […]

Zias win LSC soccer opener

CNJ STAFF DENTON, Texas — Forward Megan Dozier didn’t get many shots, but she made them count. The Eastern New Mexico University freshman scored two goals on three shots, including the game-winner in overtime to give the Zias a 2-1 win over Texas Woman’s on Friday in the Lone Star Conference opener for both teams. […]

No. 19 Hounds wary of ACU

Dave Wagner o Abilene Christian has beaten the 19th-ranked and unbeaten Greyhounds four-straight times. By Dave Wagner CNJ SPORTS WRITER dave_wagner@link.freedom.com Gary Gaines has had a tough time against most teams in his three-plus seasons as the Abilene Christian football coach. But even though the Wildcats are 3-0 against ENMU in that time — and […]

Plenty of questions left for streaking Cats

Clovis senior running back Mark Replogle is one of five Wildcats who has rushed for more than 100 yards on the season. Photo by Eric Kluth. Eric Butler Although Clovis has won three of its last four games by significant margins, the Wildcats’ coaching staff has developed a method to keep the team from getting […]

Businesslike style carries Lady Cats

By Dave Wagner THE CLOVIS LADY WILDCATS approached Tuesday’s District 4-5A volleyball opener at Hobbs in a businesslike manner, according to coach Darrel Ray. The Lady Cats rode 13 blocks and 10 kills from senior middle hitter Monique Walker to a 25-21, 25-19, 25-19 win over the Lady Eagles. “Probably 10 of (Walker’s blocks) were […]

Santa Fe tops Cats

CNJ staff SANTA FE — Santa Fe scored three times in the first half en route to a 4-1 win over Clovis on Friday in a boys soccer game. Kendall Essex scored in the 70th minute for the Wildcats (1-9), one-timing a crossing pass from Mark Gant. Dewayne Roberts made 12 saves for the Wildcats.

La Cueva hammers Mayfield

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — A powerful rushing attack, a tenacious defense and big plays at the right time. The big, bullish and still undefeated La Cueva Bears on Friday night added a new chapter to the playbook that southern teams have thrived on for years. Matt Quillen scored four touchdowns and quarterback Tyler Davis […]

Lady Cats trip rival

Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson/Clovis’ Alissa McDowell pushes a kill past Portales’ Megan Kabrick during Thursday’s match at Portales. Kevin Wilson In the matchup between sister cities, big sister won yet again. The visiting Lady Wildcats struggled at times, but had enough in the tank for a 25-11, 28-26, 21-25, 25-17 win over Portales Thursday evening […]

Vixens finish second

CNJ staff FORT SUMNER —Des Moines spoiled Fort Sumner’s bid to win its own tournament, outlasting the Vixens 25-16-25-17, 16-25, 16-25, 15-13 Saturday in the championship match of the second annual Vixen Classic. Kayla Britian led the Vixens (4-1) with 15 kills, Kelly Fortner added five kills and four blocks and Leslie Wood dished out […]

Wildcats home at last

CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth/Clovis senior Jeff Epps is stopped as he tries to find a hole to run through during Thursday’s practice at Leon Williams Stadium. Rick White Forget homecoming — something most coaches would like to do anyway. The Clovis Wildcats are just excited about playing at home again. A five-game road trip […]

Lady Cats look to build on first win

Clovis High School girls soccer head coach Larry Jones stops his watch as eighth grader Victoria Adams finishes a 2 3/4-mile run during Wednesday’s practice. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner It was a while coming, but the Clovis High girls soccer team finally got over the hump last weekend. The Lady Wildcats picked […]