Hounds, Zias place third

Staff report ANAMOSA, Colo. — Eastern New Mexico University’s cross country teams opened the season with third-place team finishes in Saturday’s season-opening Joe Vigil Open, hosted by Adams State. The host Grizzlies were nearly perfect, taking the top five spots in men’s competition for a perfect score of 15 and just missing on the women’s […]

Lovington holds off Portales

Staff report LOVINGTON — The Portales Rams had two early chances deep in Lovington territory Friday night, and came away empty. Eventually the Wildcats took control, getting two touchdowns each from senior quarterback Jordan Garcia and senior running back Dontae Nash en route to a 28-12 win in a battle of former longtime district rivals. […]

Wildcats rally to beat Cibola

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Clovis senior Christian Caldwell caught three passes for 63 yards and a score in Clovis’ 28-23 win over Cibola.

By Kevin Wilson kwilson@cnjonline.com Resiliency helps when you’re down two touchdowns, but a few lucky bounces don’t hurt either. The Clovis Wildcats turned a few surprising turns of fortune into 22 points over an eight-minute stretch between the second and third quarters, and their defense recovered from a rough first period to lead the way […]

Hounds, Highlands to collide in opener

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ENMU sophomore D’Maujeric Tucker gets by defender Connor Brinton during an August scrimmage at Greyhound Stadium. The Greyhounds open their season tonight at New Mexico Highlands.

Staff report For some reason, New Mexico Highlands has had Eastern New Mexico University’s number recently in football. The Cowboys will look for a fourth consecutive win over the Greyhounds in today’s 6 p.m. season opener for both teams at Las Vegas, N.M. “It’s one thing we haven’t really done here,” third-year ENMU coach Josh […]

Zias split in opening volleyball tourney

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Sophomore outside hitter Lauren Frye had two kills and a block in a match-ending 6-1 run which lifted Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team to a 25-22, 20-25, 25-21, 20-25, 16-14 win over Colorado-Colorado Springs on Friday in the season-opening Lady Buff Classic, hosted by West Texas A&M. Later, ENMU […]

Ex-ENMU runner ready to take cross country reins

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com One year away from Eastern New Mexico University was apparently enough for Danielle Kcholi. The former Danielle Jones ran cross country and track for the Zias from 2007-11 after graduating from Albuquerque’s Cibola H.S. In 2012 she served as the interim cross country coach for the Greyhounds and Zias, then spent […]

Friday area prep football summaries — Sept. 5

Texico 47, Tucumcari 6 Records: Tucumcari 0-2, Texico 1-1 Difference: The Wolverines had two touchdowns of more than 90 yards, and another called back by an illegal block penalty. They had a 40-0 lead before the Rattlers scored early in the final period on a 45-yard pass from Tyler Ferguson to D’Ontee Sandoval. Difference-makers: Sophomore […]

Clovis holds off Rams, 2-1

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Portales junior Saul Fernandez races past a Clovis defender to take a shot on goal during the first half of  Thursday’s game at Ram soccer field. ClovIs scored the game’s first two goals and held on for 2-1 win.

Staff report Once again, Clovis High and Portales High boys soccer teams played well into the match without scoring. This time, though, the Wildcats got two goals six minutes apart from senior midfielder Juan Ramos early in the second half and held on for a 2-1 victory. Earlier this season, the teams played to a […]

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

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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 […]