Cats take on struggling Jaguars

By Kevin Wilson kwilson@cnjonline.com Clovis expected Atrisco Heritage to be one of the best teams on its first-half schedule, and maybe the best team in Albuquerque. The Wildcats still think there’s some merit to that, despite the best efforts of La Cueva and Sandia. After La Cueva took a 26-25 win with a touchdown in […]

Friday area prep football capsules — Sept. 12

Logan (2-0) at Dora (1-1) • When: 7 p.m. today • Last week: The Coyotes won at Mescalero 40-32. The Longhorns won at Gateway Christian 55-30. • Last year: The teams did not meet. • Of note: Tonight will mark the first night home game in Dora’s seven-year football history. Lighting was being completed this […]

Rams look for first win in home opener

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Texico has played two former district rivals so far, and is showing signs of being a good football team. Portales has faced two quality foes so far, including longtime district rival Lovington, and the Rams are looking to get on track. The teams meet in a 7 p.m. contest […]

Briefs: Elida improves to 6-0

LADY TIGERS REMAIN PERFECT: Elida kept its perfect season alive on Thursday with a 25-8, 25-13, 25-21 victory at Grady, improving to 6-0 for the season. “The girls played well tonight,,” Lady Tigers coach Darrell Chenault said. “All 12 girls had a good game.” Elida will have 12 days off before its next match at […]

Zias rally in second half to beat Adams State

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Adams State’s Hope Cruz, left, and Eastern New Mexico University junior Melissa Moxley battle for positioning to head the ball in the first half of Wednesday's game at the ENMU soccer pitch.

Staff report Eastern New Mexico University’s women’s soccer team rode a pair of second-half goals to pick up its first win of the season, 2-1 over Adams State at the ENMU soccer pitch. Maurissa Jones and Alyssa Prince scored for ENMU (1-2), which overcame a rough first half to notch the first win at the […]

N.M. Fishing Report — Sept. 11

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: Trout fishing was rated […]

Portales rallies, upends Clovis in four

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Portales senior Brooke Lopez lunges out of bounds to save the ball during the second set.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Clovis High’s volleyball team got on a nice little run in the first game of Tuesday’s match against Portales at the Ram Athletic Center. That carried over into the second set for a time before the Lady Rams turned it around, notching a 15-25, 25-17, 25-20, 25-21 over the […]

Pioneers blank Hounds

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 Greyhound senior midfielder Jehmaine Brooks boots the ball out of ENMU territory before it can be reached by a Wayland Baptist University forward during the second half of the Greyhounds’ Tuesday afternoon match against the WBU Pioneers at the Greyhound soccer field.

Staff report Wayland Baptist’s Yago Xavier scored twice in a span of less than two minutes in the second half to break open a close game and give the Pioneers a 3-0 men’s soccer victory on Tuesday at the ENMU pitch. WBU (3-2) was nursing a 1-0 lead before Xavier chipped a crossing pass into […]

Portales pulls soccer sweep at Lovington

Staff report LOVINGTON — Senior midfielder Hannah Evans scored three times in the first 13 minutes of the second half Tuesday to lift Portales to a 5-1 non-district win over Lovington. Angie Gonzalez’ unassisted goal in the 26th minute of the first half put the Lady Rams up for good at 2-1 after Lovington tied […]

Ramblin’ Rick: Samoans improve football, and vice versa

Rick White

Football is a physical game and Samoans are physical people. A natural fit, said Eastern New Mexico University senior Ben Pedro-Langford, who plays linebacker well enough to earn preseason all-America honors. Langford is among a tsunami of players from the tiny island of American Samoa who have swept into college football and the NFL in […]

Lady Tigers improve to 5-0

The Elida Lady Tigers improved to 5-0 for the season with a 25-17, 17-25, 25-23, 25-20 win at Melrose on Tuesday night. The Lady Buffaloes fell to 4-2 with the loss. In preliminary matches, Elida defeated Melrose in two games at the junior varsity level and in three in the junior high contest. At Floyd, […]

Local golf results — Sept. 8

PCC 2-person scramble Saturday, Sunday At Portales C.C. Championship Flight: 1. Mark Foster/Sid Felan 58-58 — 116; 2. Charlie Maciel/Hunter McLemore 61-65 — 126; 3. Amit Bhakta/Keith Kiser 66-62 — 128-x; 4. Andy Reynolds/Clark Colson 63-65 — 128; 5. (tie) Bobby Crane/Clay Hawk 67-64 — 131 and Brad McConnel/John Gutierrez 65-66 — 131; 7. (tie) […]

State prep football polls — Sept. 8

Maxpreps.com Class 6A Team    Record 1. Las Cruces High    2-0 2. Mayfield    2-0 3. Rio Rancho    2-0 4. Eldorado    2-0 5. Rio Rancho Cleveland    1-1 6. La Cueva    1-1 7. Hobbs    1-1 8. Sandia    1-1 9. Manzano    1-1 10. Clovis    1-1 Class 5A Team    Record 1. Roswell Goddard    2-0 2. Centennial    2-0 3. Farmington    2-0 […]

Hounds survive red cards in win; Zias edged

Staff report Sophomore forward Ryan McManus scored in the 12th minute on Sunday to give the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team the lead and the Greyhounds went on to a 3-1 win over Colorado-Colorado Springs in their home opener at the ENMU pitch. ENMU (1-1) improved to 6-3-2 all-time in home openers, but […]

Commerce sets several records in opening rout

Lone Star Conference.org COMMERCE, Texas — Senior quarterback Tyrik Rollison broke three school records and tied another and Texas A&M-Commerce set a Lone Star Conference record for points in a season-opening 98-20 rout of NCAA Division III East Texas Baptist on Thursday night. The Lions broke the NCAA Division II record for total yards with […]

Zias drop pair of four-setters at Lady Buff Classic

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team finished 1-3 in the sason-opening Lady Buff Classic, losing a pair of four-setters on Saturday. The Zias were beaten by Adams State 25-18, 10-25, 26-24, 25-16 before dropping an evening matchup with New Mexico Highlands 25-21,20-25, 25-13, 25-20. Adams State, winning for the first […]

Broncos beat Vaughn 40-13, improve to 2-0

Staff report VAUGHN — Wyatt Chandler scored three third-quarter touchdowns and the Floyd Broncos rolled to a 40-13 victory over Vaughn on Saturay in 6-man football. Floyd (2-0) trailed early, but took an 8-6 halftime lead on a 6-yard run by Mark McDonald and the first of five consecutive 2-point conversion kicks by Josue Gonzalez. […]

Lady Rams lose in silver bracket finals of tourney

Staff report MORIARTY — The Portales Lady Rams reached the silver bracket finals in the Moriarty Invitational volleyball tournament on Saturday before losing to Class 6A Santa Fe High 25-11, 25-9, 25-16. Kambrey Blakey had seven kills and Sheraya Cox and Bailey Rowley added four each for the Lady Rams (3-1), while Brooke Lopez collected […]

ENMU beats Highlands 44-21

Staff report LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Senior wide receiver Jacob Johnson caught four passes for three touchdowns and a career 178 yards as Eastern New Mexico University opened its football season with a 44-21 victory over New Mexico Highlands on Saturday night. The win was the seventh in a row for ENMU, dating to its […]

Lady Rams bow to Clovis

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Portales senior Kailee Ramirez, left, tries to keep up with Clovis forward Ashley Gallagher during the first half of Saturday’s girls soccer match at PHS. The Lady Wildcats blanked the Lady Rams 5-0, dropping Portales to 2-4 for the season.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com The Clovis High girls soccer team is off to a nice start. Next week, the Lady Wildcats will start to see how they stack up at their own level. Junior forward-midfielder Samantha Meza posted a hat trick and the Lady Cats scored three times in a span of just […]