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 By Peter Stein    Sports    January 21, 2018 

Clovis girls rout Monarchs

CLOVIS — The other night, LeBron James said that he and the Cleveland Cavaliers were in “Strugglesville.” Saturday, though the Clovis girls basketball team had its own struggles — mostly...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    January 21, 2018 

Texico boys improve to 19-0, top Ruidoso 72-59

TEXICO — Nineteen up, nineteen down. No, that's not as easy for the Texico High boys basketball team as it may sound — though the Wolverines might make it look that way sometimes. But they were...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    January 20, 2018

Clovis basketball capsules, Jan. 20

Manzano (4-11, 0-1) at Clovis girls (9-8, 0-1) 6:30 p.m., Rock Staubus Gymnasium Last time out: Clovis suffered a 45-42 home loss at the hands of Eldorado, a result that became official when senior...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    January 19, 2018

Portales basketball capsules - Jan. 19

Moriarty at Portales Boys 7 p.m., Ram Athletic Center Records: Moriarty 12-6, 0-1; Portales 9-7, 0-0 Last time out: Both teams endured double-digit losses in their most recent games. Portales wrapped...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    January 17, 2018

Eldorado edges Clovis girls

CLOVIS — The old phrase ‘close but no cigar’ has seemed to haunt Clovis High girls' basketball team this season. And Tuesday night, the stogie proved elusive once again in the Lady Wildcats’...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    January 16, 2018

Clovis' hoop teams start off district play vs. Eldorado

With the team bus engine barely warm after Friday night's road loss to Cleveland, Clovis girls basketball head coach Jeff Reed was ready to look ahead. All the way to Tuesday, when the Lady Wildcats...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    January 16, 2018

Portales girls basketball preview capsule

Girls Portales (16-2) at Goddard (11-7) 6:30 p.m., Goddard High School, Roswell Last time out: Both teams posted blowout victories over the weekend. Portales beat Lovington 62-19 on the road Friday night; Goddard topped Chaparral 60-15 on Saturday...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    January 12, 2018

Clovis girls basketball preview capsule

GIRLS Clovis (9-6) at Cleveland (8-9) 6:30 p.m., Cleveland High School, Rio Rancho Last time out: On Tuesday, both teams continued the trend of how they’ve been playing so far this season. The Lady Wildcats are usually up after they’re down, so...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    January 10, 2018

Melrose basketball teams stampede toward tournaments

MELROSE — You’ll hear it from coaches all the time when it comes to tournament play: ‘We’ll learn from this. We can only get better.’ To that point, Melrose’s boys and girls basketball teams should be in top form come district and state...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    January 9, 2018

Clovis basketball preview capsules

GIRLS Clovis (8-6) at Goddard (10-6) 5:30 p.m., Goddard High School Last time out: Both teams played Friday night with different results — Clovis lost at Artesia 56-38; Goddard routed Alamogordo 54-24, leading 15-5 after one quarter, 26-7 at...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    January 9, 2018

Reigning EPAC champs headed to familiar territory

TEXICO — By now, the Texico boys basketball players might be seeing the Fort Sumner team in their sleep. So far, though, it's been anything but a nightmare. Texico beat Fort Sumner 53-47 in the...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    January 9, 2018

Portales basketball preview capsules

BOYS Portales (8-4) at Lovington (7-8) 7 p.m., Lovington High School Last time out: Each team beat its Friday-night opponent at home in different ways. Portales beat Robertson 60-54, winning a fairly close game in part because of winning the third...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    January 7, 2018

Texico girls pull three-peat, edge Logan

PORTALES — For much of Saturday night's EPAC girls basketball championship game at Greyhound Arena, the Texico players seemed to be battling two opponents — themselves and a formidable Logan...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    January 7, 2018

Texico now 14-0 after EPAC title win

PORTALES — It seemed fitting when a few Texico boys basketball fans sat in Greyhound Arena’s upper deck — much like the Yankee Stadium Bleacher Creatures — pounding on upended hard plastic can...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    January 5, 2018

Clovis basketball preview capsules

Boys Clovis (7-5) at Hobbs (9-5) 7 p.m., Hobbs High School Last time out: Clovis had a six-game winning streak snapped Thursday night at Roswell after downing come by edging Belen 64-61 in the Griego and Sons Holiday Tournament championship game on...

 

Year in review: Curry County sports teams had mixed success

CLOVIS — Ups, downs. Highs, lows. Hoops, hits, kicks and touchdown passes. Just another year for Curry County athletics. Perhaps the biggest news for Clovis sports in 2017 was the passing of the head-coaching torch from Eric Roanhaus — who had...

 

Clovis girls stung in Classic semifinals

CLOVIS — If there were words to explain why the Clovis girls basketball team is not advancing to tonight's Plateau Holiday Classic final, "clank," "clunk" and "doink" would likely suffice. Too...

 

Clovis outlasts Rio Grande to reach title game

CLOVIS — Winning basketball games is paramount. But how you win can be almost as significant. Clovis’ boys basketball team had been blowing teams off the court during the four-game win streak it...

 

Lady 'Cats coast

CLOVIS — Though it took a little while for the Clovis girls basketball team to find its rhythm Thursday, once the Lady Wildcats did so, they were off and running. They coasted to a 60-10 victory...

 

Clovis teams prep for holiday tradition

CLOVIS — With the presents unwrapped, glazed ham or stuffed turkey reduced to leftovers, the NBA quintuple-header long since completed, there's one Christmas treat left. It's holiday basketball...

 

Cage equals change for Nathan

CLOVIS — Staring out from his prison cell, Nikko Nathan could see more than just metal bars. He saw two Nikkos — the Nikko he currently was, the one wasting his life, another kid from a broken...

 

Lady Rams roll past Texico

PORTALES — It's interesting how anyone's game can quickly turn into a one-sided affair. That was how it went Monday night when the Texico and Portales girls basketball teams met in the last...

 

Clovis-Portales boys preview capsule

Clovis (3-5) at Portales (4-2) 7 p.m., Ram Athletic Center, Portales High School On the air: KCLV 1240 AM, 99.9 FM Last time out: The Wildcats were surging practically from the opening tip Friday night, outscoring Borger 24-13 in the first quarter...

 

Portales outlasts Clovis, takes season sweep

CLOVIS — Portales’ girls basketball team was determined not to lose two in a row. Clovis’ girls basketball team was determined to bring down the team that had sent it to a 20-point loss two...

 

Clovis buries Bulldogs

CLOVIS - The other night after tying Larry Bird for sixth on the NBA's all-time triple-double list, LeBron James smiled and said his greatness was not about the individual, it was all about team,...

 

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