Hounds fall in OT

Staff report ALAMOSA, Colo. — Adams State’s Ethan Jackson hit the post on a shot in the second half, but didn’t miss in overtime as he beat Eastern New Mexico University goalkeeper James Gutierrez to give the Grizzlies a 1-0 victory in the men’s soccer season opener for both teams. ASU came on strong late, […]

Zias coach sets high goals

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball made strides last year. Despite a last-place prediction in the Lone Star Conference this season, the Zias are confident things will go much better. “Our goals are the same — not just make it to the conference tournament, but to win it,” second-year […]

Prep football capsules — Sept. 5

Floyd (1-0) at Vaughn (0-1) • When: 1 p.m. Saturday • Last meeting: 2013, The Eagles handed the Broncos a 60-32 setback at Floyd. • Last week: Floyd outscored Reserve 37-0 after the first quarter in a 55-18 win on Saturday over the Mountaineers at Carrizozo. The Eagles lost at home to San Jon 53-7. […]

It’s early, but Lovington appears back on track

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Based on the first week, it looks as though the Lovington Wildcats are back. Coming off a 1-9 campaign, only the second losing mark since coach Jaime Quinones’ first season in 2006, Lovington blanked Hope Christian 21-0 in its opener Saturday at Milne Stadium in Albuquerque. The Wildcats host […]

Zias drop opener

Staff report DENVER — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team didn’t get the kind of start it had hoped for on Thursday. Western State opened a 3-0 lead early in the second half and fended off a late Zias rally for a 3-2 win in the season opener for both teams at Regis […]

Hounds path to playoffs daunting

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com When Harold Munoz left his position as the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer coach in late July, Tyler Hart’s life quickly changed. Hart, who played soccer for the Greyhounds from 2006-09 before serving under Munoz as a student assistant in 2010 and a grad assistant last year, was […]

New Mexico fishing report — Sept. 4

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 Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest […]

Perea scores twice, Rams earn first win

Staff report MORIARTY — Portales High’s boys were sure glad to see that first goal go in the net on Tuesday. After failing to score in the first two matches of the season, including a scoreless tie at Clovis, sophomore Pedro Perea put the Rams on the board twice in the first 11 minutes as […]

New Zias soccer coach looks to change mindset

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com After 12 years at West Texas A&M, new Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer coach Omar Morales will see the WT/ENMU rivalry from the other side this season. Morales, who replaces Todd Padgett, played for the WT men’s team for four years (2002-05) and since has been an assistant […]

Prep football polls — Sept. 3

Maxpreps.com Class 6A 1. Las Cruces High 1-0; 2. Mayfield 1-0; 3. Rio Rancho Cleveland 1-0; 4. Rio Rancho 1-0; 5. La Cueva 1-0; 6. Volcano Vista 1-0; 7. Eldorado 1-0; 8. Sandia 0-1; 9. Cibola 1-0; 10. Valley 0-1. Class 5A 1. Roswell Goddard 1-0; 2. Farmington 1-0; 3. Artesia 1-0; 4. Centennial 1-0; […]

Resident notches third ace

Staff report Clois Jeffries of Portales got his Labor Day weekend off to a great start, notching a hole-in-one Saturday at the Portales Country Club. The ace, the third for Jeffries, came on the 141-yard No. 3 hole. The shot was made with a Callaway 7 iron and a Titleist Pro V1x. The hole-in-one was witnessed by […]

Coyotes fall to Foothill

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero
Dora sophomore Dylan Roberts barrels through a hole in the Foothill defense during Saturday’s season-opening contest against Foothill at Dora. Roberts caught a touchdown pass in the game, but the Falcons pulled away late to beat the Coyotes 51-32.

Staff report DORA — Dora’s return to 8-man football came up a bit short on Saturday. The Coyotes, trailing most of the game, rallied to take a 26-25 lead early in the fourth quarter, but Foothill used a fake punt to maintain possession and eventually score the go-ahead touchdown en route to a 51-32 victory […]

Lady Cats post easy win in season-opening invite

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Clovis High freshman Kelsey McNaughton placed first in varsity girls competition of Friday’s Clovis Invitational cross country meet at Ned Houk Park with a time of 20 minutes, 9.73 seconds.

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com Clovis High freshman Kelsey McNaughton was a bit stunned at how the girls race turned out in Friday’s season-opening Clovis Invitational at Ned Houk Park. Coach Mark Bussen, on the other hand, was not. McNaughton ran away from the field to win the three-mile event in a time of 20 minutes, […]

Cardinals notch win over PHS

Staff report LAS VEGAS, N.M. — The Portales Rams hung with Class 4A top-ranked Las Vegas Robertson for a half on Friday night. The Cardinals got away in the third quarter, though, scoring three touchdowns to pull away for a season-opening 33-20 victory. Coach Jaime Ramirez said the Rams found out shortly before the game […]

Roswell High blanks Lady Rams

Staff report Friday was a tough day for the Portales High girls soccer team. Roswell High had three girls with multiplee goals and the Lady Coyotes cruised to a 9-0 win at the PHS pitch. Senior forward Jessica La Stella scored four goals for the Lady Coyotes (3-3) — two in each half. Meantime, senior […]

Elida gains Eunice tourney semifinals

Staff report EUNICE — The Elida Lady Tigers advanced to the semifinals of the eight-team Eunice volleyball tournament on Friday with a 25-7, 25-19, 25-16 win over Roosevelt County rival Dora. The Lady Tigers (2-0) face the host Lady Cardinals at 12:30 p.m. today. Elida captured its pool, splitting sets with Loving 24-25, 25-11 and […]

Cats take on Goddard in opener

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com CLOVIS — The weekly scouting report handed to Clovis players this week is a mostly blank cover, with only three statements: • The team hashtag #PFF, short for, “Pride, Family, Football.” • The team hashtag #WRTS, short for, “We Run This State.” • The team’s adaptation of the oft-repeated […]

Thursday area prep volleyball — Aug. 28

Staff report HAGERMAN — The Elida Lady Tigers overcame a slow start to open the volleyball season on Thursday with a 13-25, 25-12, 25-15, 25-9 win over Hagerman. “It looked like the first game of the season,” Elida coach Darrell Chenault said of the slow start. “After we got playing a little bit and settled […]

Unbeaten Eagles blank Rams

Staff report The Portales High boys soccer team didn’t score against Hobbs on Thursday, but the Rams weren’t the first ones this season to come up empty against the Eagles. Hobbs scored twice in a two-minute span of the first half and that held up for a 2-0 victory on Thursday at the PHS soccer […]

Rams take on Robertson in season opener

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com For at least the fourth year in a row, the Portales Rams and Las Vegas Robertson Cardinals open the football season against each other. In the previous three years, the Cardinals have also ended the Rams’ season in the first round of the playoffs. Tonight’s contest at Robertson is […]