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Muleshoe tabs Portales native Walker as new football coach

MULESHOE - After more than 20 years, the Muleshoe Mules will have a new head coach. But Lee Walker inherits a much different program than predecessor David Wood. The longtime defensive coordinator...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    January 24, 2018

Clovis grad Piepkorn taking over Grady baseball program

CLOVIS — Jared Piepkorn has always been ready for anything, so why not coaching high school baseball? He’s moved around with his military father, played on a Norwegian national baseball team as a result of that life in transit. After eventually...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    January 23, 2018 

Texico boys staying level-headed

TEXICO — Texico High’s boys basketball team isn’t using the "U" word. Not yet. Yes, the 3A Wolverines are currently undefeated, sitting at 19-0 after Saturday’s 72-59 home win over 4A Ruidoso. But, chatter about an undefeated season? No way....

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    January 23, 2018 

Clovis basketball preview capsules

GIRLS Clovis (10-8, 1-1) at Santa Fe (9-9, 0-2), at Santa Fe High School, 7 p.m. Last time out: The Lady Wildcats bagged their first District 2-6A victory by rolling past struggling Manzano 45-22 at The Rock on Saturday. The Lady Demons also played...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    January 23, 2018 

Portales basketball preview capsules

GIRLS Portales (18-2, 1-0) at Ruidoso (6-13, 0-0), Ruidoso High School, 5:30 p.m. Last time out: 18-0? No problem for the Lady Rams, who hosted a Moriarty team with that record and still came out with a decisive 47-30 win in their district opener. Th...

 

Clovis comeback falls short at Manzano

CLOVIS — After their last Albuquerque trip produced a second half they'd love to forget, the Clovis Wildcats came close to staging a comeback they'd want to remember. Down 10 at the half, the... Full story

 
 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 Eric Murray    Sports    January 21, 2018

Secret no more: Sours leading Texico girls

TEXICO — From "best kept secret" to no secret at all, Texico junior point guard Baylee Sours has certainly burst onto the scene this season. Sours, arguably the area's best small-school girls...

 
 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... Full story

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    January 21, 2018

Greyhounds get on winning track, top Rams

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University would not be denied for a second time in three days, as the Greyhounds managed to hold on to a second half lead in Saturday's 92-89 Lone Star Conference...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    January 21, 2018

Comeback falls just short for ENMU women

PORTALES — Late-game fireworks — in more ways than one — weren't enough to save the Eastern New Mexico women against Angelo State in Saturday's Lone Star Conference basketball tussle at...

 

Clovis girls swimmers finish 1st, boys 2nd at Artesia Invite

CARLSBAD — New relays? No problem. The Clovis girls swim team unveiled new combinations for their relays at Saturday's Artesia Invite in Carlsbad and had about as much success as possible, taking the top two spots with state-qualifying times in... Full story

 
 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...

 

ENMU basketball capsules, Jan. 20

Angelo State at Eastern New Mexico Men 4 p.m., Greyhound Arena On the air: KSEL 105.9 FM. Records: Angelo State 13-4, 5-3; Eastern New Mexico 7-10. 2-6 Last time out: The Rams topped Western New...

 

Prep swimming: Clovis swaps lineup

CLOVIS — Ardent followers of the Clovis High boys and girls swim teams will be in for a surprise when they see the relay results from today's Artesia Invite in Carlsbad. Wildcats coach Vincent de...

 

Texico boys improve to 18-0

LOVINGTON — Texico’s boys basketball team led Friday’s game at Lovington throughout, but didn’t get any real separation until the fourth quarter, finally pulling away for a 67-53 road win and improving to 18-0 as a result. Foul trouble...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    January 20, 2018

Portales wins 4-4A opener, hands Moriarty first loss

PORTALES — The Rams washed away Moriarty's perfect record in a 47-30 girls basketball District 4-4A victory Friday night. Portales High dominated from start to finish, as the Pintos looked far from...

 

Moriarty holds off Rams

PORTALES — The Portales High boys basketball team dug a hole too deep in Friday's District 4-4A opener against Moriarty, as a late rally was not enough in a 70-68 defeat. The Rams trailed by 12...

 
 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 Eric Murray    Sports    January 19, 2018

Hounds hold off Texas A&M-Kingsville in OT

PORTALES — What started as a celebration of local elementary and middle school students at Greyhound Arena on Thursday morning ended in an even bigger celebration two hours later, as the Eastern...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    January 19, 2018

Javelinas survive rocky first half to top ENMU men in overtime

PORTALES — Six fouls, three points. That's all the Texas A&M-Kingsville men's basketball team could muster in the first eight-plus minutes in Thursday afternoon's Lone Star Conference basketball...

 

ENMU tops in LSC for 4.0 student-athletes

PORTALES — Perfect seasons on the field are pretty rare for teams in the Lone Star Conference. But perfect seasons for athletes off the field aren't unheard of, and Eastern New Mexico University...

 

ENMU basketball capsules, Jan. 18

Texas A&M-Kingsville at Eastern New Mexico Men Noon, Greyhound Arena On the air: Cow Country 1450 AM. Records: Texas A&M-Kingsville 9-8, 2-5; Eastern New Mexico 7-9. 2-5 Last time out: The Javelinas...

 

Eldorado boys rout Wildcats in district opener

ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis Wildcats had a puncher’s chance late in the second quarter, and even still going into half against the top-ranked Eldorado Eagles. And then the third quarter happened. Any doubt that remained was obliterated with a 27-0...

 
 By Eric Murray    Sports    January 17, 2018

Girls roundup: Dora overcomes illness, Broncos

FLOYD — Neither illness nor a slow start could derail the Dora Coyotes in Tuesday night's 64-31 girls basketball win over Floyd. The Coyotes did not enter the contest with a full deck of cards, so...

 

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