Clovis takes district title with win

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Clovis junior quarterback Daulton Hatley is stopped by Carlsbad defender Drake Albarez after a short gain in last week’s game at Ralph Bowyer Stadium. The Wildcats (4-5, 2-0 district) can wrap up the district title with a win tonight against Hobbs.

By Kevin Wilson Down at Ralph Bowyer Stadium, Carlsbad and Alamogordo were tied at 12 in the second half. Up at Leon Williams Stadium, Clovis made sure it didn’t matter. The Wildcats roared back from a disappointing first half and made the plays they needed for a 35-29 victory over Hobbs to claim the […]

Portales finishes regular season with win over NMMI

Staff report  ROSWELL — Portales locked up second place in District 4-4A football with a 21-13 win over New Mexico Military Institute on Friday night. With the game tied 7-7 at halftime, the Rams (6-4, 3-1 district) received the ball to start the second half and wasted no time taking the lead on a Bronte […]

Zias volleyball summaries

VOLLEYBALL College summary Friday Lone Star Conference Texas A&M-Commerce 3, ENMU 0 A&M-Commerce 25 25 25 ENMU 14 18 22 Individual statistics Kills — Texas A&M-Commerce, Amy Davault 14, Delanee Clark 5, Taryn Driver 5. Eastern New Mexico, Agatha Gibbons 11, Bree Lucero 6. Block solos — Texas A&M-Commerce, Veronika Baric 1, Davault 1. Eastern […]

Buffaloes dominate Tatum in rematch

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks

Melrose’s junior Wyatt Williams makes a interception in the first half of Friday night’s play-off game against Tatum at Melrose High School.

By Dave Wagner MELROSE — After escaping Tatum a week earlier with a last-minute win in district play, the Melrose Buffaloes were determined to take the suspense out of Friday’s 8-man quarterfinal rematch. It really began from the opening kickoff. One of the areas where the Coyotes had hurt the Buffaloes last week was […]

Zias hurt possible playoff seeding with loss to Commerce

Staff report The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team couldn’t overcome several long runs by Texas A&M-Commerce on Friday night, and as a result hurt their potential seeding in next week’s Lone Star Conference tournament by losing to the Lions 25-14, 25-18, 25-22 at Greyhound Arena. ENMU (12-17, 4-11 LSC) had the No. 6 spot […]

Broncos ready for first playoff game since 2008

By Derek Major The last time Floyd and Lake Arthur, the Broncos scored with less than a minute left  to pull out a 36-34 win on Oct. 10. Today, when the teams meet again, the season will be over for one team. The Broncos (6-1) host the two-time defending champion Panthers (8-2) at 1 […]

Lady Wildcats attempt to continue dominance over Carlsbad

By Dave Wagner In the past seven years, the District 4-5A volleyball tournament came down to Clovis against Carlsbad. Now that it’s District 4-6A, it’s no different as the Lady Wildcats prepare to host the Cavegirls again in today’s 6:30 p.m. district tourney final at Rock Staubus Gym. The Lady Cats (10-10) have had […]

Eastern hosts Texas A&M Kingsville in LSC playoffs

By Dave Wagner It’s been a tough season for Texas A&M-Kingsville football, punctuated by the firing of coach David Calloway in mid-October. If anyone was cut out to step into that situation, it might well be Jaime Martinez, a former Javs All-American offensive lineman who was promoted from offensive line coach to interim coach. […]


Soccer standings Regular-season final Conf. All W-L-T W-L-T Texas A&M-Commerce 7-3-0 13-5-0 Angelo State 6-3-1 14-3-1 Eastern New Mexico 6-4-0 9-7-0 Midwestern State 3-5-2 8-5-5 Texas Woman’s 3-6-1 9-8-1 West Texas A&M 3-7-0 7-11-0 Oct. 31 matches Eastern New Mexico 2, Texas Woman’s 1; Texas A&M-Commerce 2, West Texas A&M 1; Angelo State 1, Midwestern […]

Zias head to LSC tourney

Staff report Eastern New Mexico University will have teams competing in Lone Star Conference meets this weekend in women’s soccer and men’s and women’s cross country. The four-team LSC women’s soccer meet begins today at Commerce, Texas, with the championship match scheduled for noon (MST) on Sunday. The league cross country competition is scheduled for […]

Rams end regular season at NMMI

By Derek Major Staff writer The Portales Rams have been playing better defense lately, according to junior middle linebacker Miguel Garza. A two-year starter, Garza said it’s all about trust. “Everyone knows what they’re doing and we’ve been getting it done,” said Garza who has five tackles on the season. “Everyone has faith in […]

By the numbers

Eastern new mexico university is nationally ranked in multiple categories among Division II football teams. Here’s a look at some of those numbers. 37:54: Time of possession in minutes and seconds, which leads the nation. 236: Eastern is 11th in the nation in first downs with 236 448.7: The Greyhounds are 38th in the nation […]

NM fishing report — Nov. 5

Northeast   Charette Lakes: Closed for the season. Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was 22 cfs. Trout fishing was fair to good using copper John Barrs, San Juan worms, salmon eggs and worms. We had no reports from the Gravel Pit Lakes. Clayton Lake: Closed for the season. Conchas Lake: Fishing was slow to fair […]

Area district volleyball tournaments

AREA DISTRICT VOLLEYBALL TOURNEYS (Seeds in parentheses) District 4-4A Tuesday (3) East Mountain at (2) Portales, 6 p.m. Thursday Championship at (1) Ruidoso, 7 p.m. District 6-2A Tuesday (3) Fort Sumner def. (4) Dora 25-22, 25-11, 25-20 Thursday Tuesday winner at (2) Logan, 6 p.m. Saturday Championship at (1) Melrose, 6 p.m. District 4-1A Monday […]


Standings All Times MDT Conf. All W-L W-L West Texas A&M 14-0 28-3 Texas Woman’s 11-3 18-7 Tarleton State 10-5 20-6 Angelo State 10-5 18-6 A&M-Kingsville 6-8 17-11 ENMU 4-10 12-16 Cameron 4-11 12-14 TX A&M-Commerce 3-11 6-21 Midwestern State 3-12 9-19 Friday’s matches Tarleton State 3, Eastern New Mexico 0; West Texas A&M 3, […]

Zias beat Highlands in four games

Staff report LAS VEGAS, N.M. —Freshman outside hitter Talise Babbitt keyed a match-ending 4-0 run with three kills and New Mexico Highlands outlasted Eastern New Mexico University 28-26, 26-24, 20-25, 25-23 on Tuesday night. Babbitt finished with a match-high 14 kills for the Cowgirls (11-16), who completed a three-match sweep of the Zias (12-16), winning […]

Rams reach finals


  Portales started the journey toward a District 4-4A tournament championship Tuesday night as the Rams took down East Mountain 25-2, 25-13, 25-12 at the Ram Athletic Center. The win was the Rams’ third win against the Timberwolves this season, all in three sets. “We just came together and got the job done,” said junior […]

Hounds could host two LSC playoff games

Joshua Lucero: Staff photo
ENMU running back Jordan Wells catches a pass from quarterback Jeremy Buurma good for a 35-yard gain, during the second quarter of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference frootball game at Greyhound Stadium. The Greyhounds won 31-21, retaining the “Wagon Wheel” in the rivalry for a second consecutive year.

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER The Lone Star Conference’s first postseason football playoff is set, and Eastern New Mexico University stands a good chance of hosting two games. The academic turmoil at West Texas A&M last week, along with Saturday’s 31-21 loss at ENMU, caused the Buffaloes to fall from a possible No. 2 […]

Prep football playoff pairings — Nov. 4

(Seeds in parentheses) Class 2A Friday Semifinals (4) Questa at (1) Escalante, 7 p.m. (3) Fort Sumner at (2) Hagerman, 6 p.m. Nov. 14-15 Championship Semifinal winners 8-man Quarterfinals Friday (8) Jemez Valley at (1) Logan, 7 p.m. (5) Foothill at (4) Gateway Christian, 7 p.m. (6) Tatum at (3) Melrose, 7 p.m. Saturday (7) […]

Prep district volleyball pairings — Nov. 4

(Seeds in parentheses) District 4-4A Tuesday (3) East Mountain at (2) Portales, 6 p.m. Thursday Championship at (1) Ruidoso, 7 p.m. District 6-2A Tuesday (4) Dora at (3) Fort Sumner, 6 p.m. Thursday Tuesday winner at (2) Logan, 6 p.m. Saturday Championship at (1) Melrose, 6 p.m. District 4-1A Monday (6) House at (3) Grady, […]