Cats unable to overcome quick start by Mayfield

By Kevin Wilson kwilson@cnjonline.com LAS CRUCES — The Field of Dreams became a first-half nightmare for the Clovis Wildcats, and a second-half comeback wasn’t enough to halt second-seeded Mayfield. The Trojans scored on five of their first six possessions behind a complete game from quarterback Kavika Johnson en route to a 35-21 victory in a […]

Buffs gear up for Logan in 8-man finals

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com Melrose has been the only team to give Logan any trouble this season, but coach Dickie Roybal says the Buffaloes will have to be much-improved if they want to beat the Longhorns in today’s 2 p.m. 8-man state football championship game at Melrose. That’s the only blemish on the record for […]

ENMU men’s, women’s basketball capsules — Nov. 22

Men ENMU (2-2) vs. Western New Mexico (0-2) • When: 6 p.m. today at The Pit, Albuquerque • Radio: none. • Last time out: The Greyhounds lost to Fort Lewis 104-72 on Thursday at Durango, Colo. The Mustangs lost to St. Mary’s 77-52 on Saturday in the Skyhawk Classic at Ignacio, Colo. • Last meeting: […]

Hounds place trio on LSC 1st team

Staff report RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University senior fullback E’lon Spight of St. Louis and junior linebacker Seth Bailey of Texico were named the Lone Star Conference’s back of the year and linebacker of the year in football awards announced on Thursday by the league office. Both players were named to the All-LSC […]

Playoff football pairings

(Records in parentheses) Class 6A Quarterfinals Friday   Las Cruces High (6-5) at Rio Rancho (10-0, 7 p.m. Onate (8-3) at La Cueva (7-2), 7 p.m. Clovis (6-5) at Mayfield (9-1), 7 p.m. Saturday  Cibola (6-4) at Eldorado (9-1), 1 p.m. Semifinals Nov. 28-29 winner Onate-La Cueva winner vs. Clovis-Mayfield winner Championship Dec. 5-6 Semifinal winners Class […]

Cold-shooting Hounds fall at Fort Lewis

Staff report DURANGO, Colo. — Eastern New Mexico University hoisted 84 shots, 19 more than Fort Lewis. The Sky Hawks were much more accurate though, shooting nearly 62 percent from the field en route to a 104-72 romp Thursday in a non-coference men’s tilt. Center Alex Herrera led a balanced attack with 21 points and […]

Rams face tough test

11-21 ram fball

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com In a battle of a high-scoring offense versus a stingy defense, Portales faces Silver in the Class 4A state quarterfinals Saturday afternoon in Silver City. The third-seeded Colts (7-3) haven’t allowed more than 17 points in a single game this season. In their last five games, all wins, the […]

Lady Rams ready to defend title

Portales Lady Rams coach Wade Fraze give pointers to guard Brooke Lopez while her teammates watch.  The Lady Rams are getting ready to defend their state title and will begin their season a the Moriarty Tournament December 11th-13th.

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com Last year, the Portales girls basketball team had the luxury of sneaking on teams en route to the Class 3A state title. That won’t happen this year. “We definitely know that we have a target on our back,” said senior forward McKenzie Bucksath. “But we also know it’s a […]

ENMU basketball capsule — Nov. 20

ENMU (2-1) at Fort Lewis (3-0) • When: 7:30 p.m. today at Durango, Colo. • Radio: none. • Last time out: The Greyhounds dropped a 109-91 decision at Colorado State-Pueblo on Tuesday. Fort Lewis posted a 105-92 win over Northern New Mexico at home on Tuesday. • Last meeting: The Skyhawks beat ENMU 88-82 on […]

New Mexico fishing report — Nov. 20

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Charette Lakes: Closed for the season. Cimarron […]

Prep Football Pairings

(records in parentheses) Class 6A Quarterfinals Friday Las Cruces High (6-5) at Rio Rancho (10-0, 7 p.m. Onate (8-3) at La Cueva (7-2), 7 p.m. Clovis (6-5) at Mayfield (9-1), 7 p.m. Saturday Cibola (6-4) at Eldorado (9-1), 1 p.m. Semifinals Nov. 28-29 Las Cruces High-Rio Rancho winner vs. Cibola-Eldorado winner Onate-La Cueva winner vs. […]

Hounds suffer first loss

Staff report PUEBLO, Colo. — Freshman guard Josh Smith hit five 3-pointers and scored 21 points off the bench while senior center Tyrone Marshall and junior forward Bronson Moton each finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds Tuesday night, and Colorado State-Pueblo pulled away in the second half for a 109-81 victory over Eastern New […]

No bowl invitation for Hounds

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com As expected, Eastern New Mexico University’s football season ended on Saturday. ENMU coach Josh Lynn confirmed on Monday that the Hounds were not chosen for the second annual Texarkana Bowl. There had been some hope after the Hounds finished a 7-4 season with a 55-45 win over West Texas […]

ENMU men’s capsule

ENMU (2-0) at Colorado State-Pueblo (2-0) When: 7 p.m. today at Pueblo, Colo. Radio: none. Last time out: The Greyhounds beat Oklahoma Panhandle State 102-94 on Saturday to complete a two-game sweep in Angelo State’s Ed Messberger Tip-Off Classic at San Angelo, Texas. The ThunderWolves completed a two-game sweep in the Al Kaly Shrine Classic […]

LSC weekly football roundup

LSC playoffs Saturday’s games Seventh place Texas A&M-Kingsville 40, McMurry 16 Fifth place ENMU 55, West Texas A&M 45 Third place Tarleton State 44, Midwestern State 41 Championship Angelo State 35, Texas A&M-Commerce 33 LSC players of the week Offense Jeremy Buurma, Eastern New Mexico, Jr., QB, Las Cruces — Buurma completed 7-of-9 passes for […]

Prep football pairings

Class 6A Quarterfinals Friday Las Cruces High (6-5) at Rio Rancho (10-0), 7 p.m. Onate (8-3) at (3) La Cueva (7-2), 7 p.m. Clovis (6-5) at (2) Mayfield (9-1), 7 p.m. Saturday (Cibola (6-4) at Eldorado (9-1), 1 p.m. Semifinals Nov. 28-29 Las Cruces High-Rio Rancho winner vs. Cibola-Eldorado winner Onate-La Cueva winner vs. Clovis-Mayfield […]

ENMU basketball squads add players for 2015-16 campaign

Staff report The Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball program has added a pair of recruits for the 2015-16 basketball season. Zias coach Josh Prock said the players are 5-foot-8 wing Miranda Moore of Coolidge, Ariz., and 5-10 post Julianna Leeper of Fort Worth, Texas. Moore, who will be a senior in the fall, played […]

Prep volleyball finals

At Santa Ana Star Center Rio Rancho Saturday Championship matches Class 6A Cibola def. Rio Rancho 25-22, 25-21, 25-21 Class 5A Centennial def. Piedra Vista 27-29, 24-26, 25-10, 25-17, 15-8 Class 4A Ruidoso def. Sandia Prep 25-23, 25-16, 23-25, 25-19 Class 3A Texico def. Navajo Prep 25-12, 25-14, 25-23 Class 2A Ramah def. Melrose 25-13, […]

Texico wins 3A crown, Melrose falls

Staff reports RIO RANCHO — Three years and a classification change later, Texico is back on top. And the Lady Wolverines might stay there a while. Behind a talented young squad and solid play from its senior group, the Lady Wolverines blasted Navajo Prep 25-12, 25-14, 25-23 to end its first season in Class 3A […]

State prep football pairings

(Seeds in parentheses) Class 6A First round Friday Las Cruces High 36,  Atrisco Heritage 15 Cibola 42,  Rio Rancho Cleveland 28 Onate 22,  Manzano 20 Clovis 21, Sandia 7 First-round byes: (1) Rio Rancho, (4) Eldorado, (3) La Cueva, (2) Mayfield Class 5A First round Friday Piedra Vista 55.  Valencia 21 Miyamura 27, Los Lunas […]