Year in review —

Freedom New Mexico

• Elida won Class B state titles in basketball and volleyball. The Tigers rallied to beat Grady in Marh to win the school’s second basketball title (1995). In November,

the Tigers repeated as Class B volleyba, beating Carrizozo in the title match.

• ENMU football coach Mark Ribaudo was in fired in November after seven seasons, in which his teams were 25-51. Former Greyhound player and assistant coach Josh Lynn as his replacement.

• The Portales boys soccer team reached the Class 1A-3A state soccer championship game foe the first time in school history, falling to Sandia Prep.

• ENMU ends Abilene Christian’s 20-year stranglehold on the Lone Star Conference men’s cross country title. The Hounds finished 15th in their first trip to the NCAA Division II national meet.

• Texico wins its sixth straight Class 2A state volleyball title in convincing fashion. The Lady Wolverines joined Goddard n the New Mexico record book for most state

volleyball titles with 10.

• The ENMU men’s soccer team won the school’s first conference soccer title with a 3-1-2 mark.

• Clovis Christian set a state 6-man football record for most points in a 111-68 win over San Jon in October. CCS senior Kevin Naceanceno also tied a national record with 12 TDs in the game.

• Longtime ENMU baseball coach Phil Clabaugh retired in May after 0 seasons. His mark at ENMU was 456-579-2. He had the second longest coaching tenure in school history.

• Clovis’ Jaye Crockett averages 4.8 points and three rebounds as a redshirt freshman at Texas Tech.

• The Portales boys soccer team reached the Class 1A-3A state soccer championship game foe the first time in school history, falling to Sandia Prep.

• NFL free agent and Clovis native Hank Baskett failed to sign with a team this season. He has 77 catches for 1,098 yards and six touchdowns in five seasons with Philadelphia, Indianapolis and Minnesota.

• Clovis’ Eric Roanhaus finished his 34th season as Wildcats head football coach with 310 wins, which left him tied with former Roswell and Mayfield coach Jim Bradley for most prep football wins in New Mexico.

• Lindsey Wilson, 27, is hired as the ENMU Zias women’s basketball coach in April. She replaced Linden Weese, who was 41-95 in five seasons.

• ENMU senior Precious Herrin scored 40 points in a 79-71 win at Texas A&M-Kingsville, breaking the school record of 37 set by Melrose’s Robin Bradley in the 1986-87 season.