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 By Peter Stein    Sports    November 24, 2017 

Melrose is one win from fourth straight state crown

MELROSE — Melrose High's football team is an undefeated No. 1 state playoff seed. State rules, though, are state rules, and because the Buffaloes last played a postseason game against Mountainair...

 

Clovis ready for rematch with Manzano in 6A quarters

CLOVIS — You probably remember the commercials from a few years back: “Hi, I’m Rob Lowe, and I have the product I want you to buy.” And then, “Hi, I’m For-Various-Reasons-Quite-Substandard Rob Lowe, and I have the product I want you to...

 

Clovis' Morris signs with Texas Permian Basin

CLOVIS — Fitting that Teya Morris is going from Wildcat to Falcon. A Wildcat is a formidable creature that can't be taken lightly. But a Falcon gets to leave the ground, soar high through the air....

 

Cass breaks record but ENMU loses LSC title bid to Midwestern State

PORTALES — There were two coronations as a result of Saturday's Midwestern State-Eastern New Mexico football game, but only one that the Greyhounds were hoping for. With a blistering passing...

 

Melrose stomps Cloudcroft

MELROSE - While the Melrose football team was going through pre-game warmups Friday night, its Buffalo mascot was bopping to some soft rock blaring on the loudspeakers at Melrose High School. Soon aft...

 

Plenty riding on season finale for Hounds

PORTALES — A share of the Lone Star Conference championship. A new rushing record. Carrying a win streak into the postseason. A chance for that postseason to be the NCAA Division II playoffs. All of the above is at stake tonight when the Eastern Ne...

 

Clovis High football team begins state playoffs

CLOVIS — On Thursday, Clovis High's football team was in familiar territory, practicing in the comfy confines of Leon Williams Stadium, on the turf field where they began practices July 31....

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    November 8, 2017

Four Curry County teams embark on state volleyball tournament

Volleyball playoff season has the senses heightened. Every play, every point, can be critical. Any dig, kill or block could be the start of something, launching a team on a state-championship run. Or it could set off a downward spiral that brings a...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    November 4, 2017

Rams crush Colts to end season 9-1

PORTALES — The Portales football team's 51-0 win over New Mexico Military Institute on Friday, though hardly surprising, was a testament to how well the Rams are clicking as the regular season...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    November 3, 2017

Clovis High fooftball team jockeying for playoff positioning

CLOVIS — Clovis High's football team has one opponent tonight — La Cueva. It may be hard, though, for the Wildcats not to think about the point spreads involved in district playoff tiebreaker...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    November 1, 2017

Clovis tops Santa Fe to advance in 2-6A volleyball tournament

CLOVIS — Halloween night was fitting for the Clovis volleyball team's District 2-6A first-round game against Santa Fe. Yes, partly because Clovis' opponent was the Lady Demons, which fit in well...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 29, 2017

Clovis volleyball team plays well, despite loss

CLOVIS — Don't let the numbers fool you. Yes, Clovis' volleyball team has endured most of its losses in the season's second half, seeing an 8-2 record turn into 10-9 in a matter of weeks. But, the...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 27, 2017

Crunch time for Clovis, Sandia football squads

CLOVIS — You don't need to be a math whiz to look at the numbers and understand how important tonight's game is for the Clovis High football team. The Wildcats and their opponent, Sandia, each head...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 26, 2017

Clovis cross country ready to race

CLOVIS — Where Paseo Del Norte and Eubank meet in Albuquerque, Clovis High's cross country teams hope to make some memories. That's the location of the course where the District 2-6A cross country...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 24, 2017

Portales boys soccer team gets playoff bid after all

PORTALES — Nathan Dodge didn’t know what to do with himself. The Class A-4A soccer playoff selection show was scheduled to air on Pro View Networks at 5 p.m. Sunday. That was a long time for Dodge to wait and see if his Portales boys soccer team...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 24, 2017

Portales girls had uphill climb to state playoffs, literally

PORTALES — Every time the Portales girls soccer players attacked the hill in front of Eastern New Mexico University’s Greyhound Arena, every ache and pain they felt from the sprints, bear crawls and beasts they did getting up that hill, it was al...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 22, 2017

Prep soccer: Bears blank Clovis

CLOVIS — The weather for Saturday's La Cueva-Clovis boys soccer game was sunny and warm for the first half, cold and windy for the second. The Wildcats, though, fared the same in both halves, with...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 21, 2017

Prep football: Wildcats snap losing streak, top Santa Fe 42-6

SANTA FE — For the first time in over a month, Clovis High’s football team can go to sleep on a Friday night as the winning team. With Friday's 42-6 rout of Santa Fe at Ivan Head Stadium, the Wildcats snapped their losing streak at three,...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 20, 2017

Clovis High football team looks to cast out Demons

CLOVIS — Fitting that the Clovis High football team is playing the Santa Fe Demons tonight. The Wildcats would exorcise several demons with a victory in the capital. If they are indeed able to bag...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 18, 2017

H.S. volleyball: Lady 'Cats pull sweep of Manzano

CLOVIS — Well into autumn and district playoff time fast approaching, Clovis' volleyball team needed something, anything, to break out of its recent funk. A five-game losing streak — four...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 15, 2017

Clovis girls soccer team routs Santa Fe

CLOVIS — Before the start of Saturday's Santa Fe-Clovis girls soccer game, the Lady Wildcats escorted members of Clovis' youth soccer program onto the field at Leon Williams Stadium, the future of...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 14, 2017

Manzano tops Clovis 34-10 on gridiron

CLOVIS — It doesn't count in the standings when you play tough against the top-ranked team in the state. If only. No, Clovis High's 34-10 home loss to Manzano Friday night was just that, plain and...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 13, 2017

Clovis football team not intimidated by Manzano

CLOVIS — Clovis High's football team needs to right the ship, and will try to do so tonight in the choppiest of waters. The Wildcats are looking to halt their recent losing streak at two while...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 11, 2017

Manzano tops Clovis with Hernandez dominance

CLOVIS — The stakes of Tuesday's Manzano-Clovis high school boys soccer game were clear for the Wildcats. They began the night at 3-3 in District 2-6A play, so a victory would put them back on the...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 8, 2017

Wildcats fall in district opener at Eldorado

ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis’ football team — like the hot-air balloons at the weekend festival being held in Albuquerque — got off to a soaring start before fading away on Saturday. The Wildcats scored on the game’s first play from scrimmage...

 

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