Angelo State sweeps Greyhounds

CMI staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team has to be wondering what it has to do this weekend to get a win against Angelo State. The Greyhounds saw a two-run, ninth-inning lead slip away on Friday in a 9-8 loss in the opener of the Lone Star Conference series. On [...]

PHS squads ninth in Hobbs track meet

CMI staff HOBBS — Portales High’s track teams each finished ninth on Friday in the 10-school Gene Wells Relays track meet. The PHS boys scored 30 points, with junior Michael Nichols finishing second in long jump at 20 feet, 4 inches, posting third-place finishes in both hurdles races and running on two scoring relays. Host [...]

Texas Woman’s edges Zias in opener, claims sweep

CMI staff Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team came within two innings of extending its winning streak to three games, but left Friday afternoon with a two-game losing skid instead. Visiting Texas Woman’s rallied for two runs in the sixth to take a 4-3 lead, then took a 5-4 win when leftfielder Tealey Farquhar homered [...]

Suit between former Clovis coach, NMAA comes to close

CMI staff The legal battle between former Clovis High boys basketball coach J.D. Isler and the New Mexico Activities Association came to an official close this week. The U.S. District Court in Santa Fe on Wednesday filed an order of dismissal with prejudice, meaning neither party will bring the issue back to court again. Each [...]

Angelo exploits Hound miscues to claim win

CMI staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team continues to struggle trying to close out close games in Lone Star Conference play. Junior first baseman Blake Cooper belted his second home run of the game, a two-out, two-run shot in the top of the ninth, but the Rams responded for three [...]

Portales moves to 3-0 on softball season

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com Portales High’s softball team opened its own weekend tournament with a walk in the park on Friday. Taking advantage of nine Santa Fe Indian errors, the Lady Rams needed only three innings to run-rule the Lady Braves 15-0 at Wheeler Park. PHS (3-0) added a 14-4 win over Las Vegas Robertson [...]

Bulldogs outslug Wildcats

CMI staff RIO RANCHO — Clovis High’s baseball team hit the ball well enough to win Friday. The Wildcats had trouble keeping Artesia in check. The Bulldogs broke the game open with an eight-run fourth to hand CHS a 13-4 loss in the consolation semifinals of the Rio Rancho Invitational. CHS (4-6) faces Roswell Goddard, [...]

CHS softball drops pair

CMI staff RIO RANCHO — Playing Class 5A second-ranked Onate didn’t do a lot for Clovis High’s confidence. Playing Navajo Prep, on the other hand, did. The Lady Cats put some offense together, but committed eight errors and dropped a 17-7 decision to the unbeaten (10-0) Lady Knights in the opening round of the Kristin [...]

Rams struggle in opening meet

CMI staff RUIDOSO — The Clovis High boys golf team came up short in its bid to win the season-opening Great 8 tournament on Friday at The Links. More disappointing for the Wildcats, though, was that they couldn’t get the first of three needed legs toward Class 5A state competition. Class 1A-3A power Socorro held [...]

Lady Rams bounce back with win over Goddard

CMI staff ROSWELL — The Portales High girls tennis team bounced back nicely on Thursday from an 8-1 loss two days earlier in Clovis. The boys, meantime, with just six players to begin with, were down to four by the end of their dual with Roswell Goddard. Portales handed the Lady Rockets a 6-3 loss [...]