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 By Eric Murray    Sports    April 21, 2018 

Clovis captures crowded Colt Classic

ROSWELL — Friday’s Colt Classic in Roswell proved to be a tight battle at the top for several boys golf teams, but once again, it was the Clovis Wildcats coming out on top. The Wildcats (316) finished just nine strokes ahead of fourth place Artes...


Rams blank Moriarty to open district series

MORIARTY - Portales' 11-run surge in the closing innings helped the Rams seal a 15-0 win at Moriarty. "It was kind of a weird day. The wind was blowing hard, then it stopped, then it would blow...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    April 21, 2018 

Texico, Estancia spilt in battle of 3A elite

TEXICO - After inclement weather interrupted the first game of Friday's Estancia-Texico baseball doubleheader, the skies lightened, the sun came out and the wind died down considerably for the...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    April 20, 2018

Clash of baseball titans: Texico vs. Estancia

TEXICO — File it under "h," maybe under "c." But file it somewhere under the "how cool is that" file. The answer is "pretty cool" whenever a team ranked No. 1 in the state plays one ranked No. 2 in the regular season. It will happen today —... Full story

 By Eric Murray    Sports    April 20, 2018

Tigers, Bronchos split

ELIDA — Baylee Oder's eight strikeouts in a dominating performance helped lead his Elida High baseball team past the Grady Bronchos, 12-2, in Game 2 of Thursday's 1A/2A-District 4/6 baseball...


Clovis postpones Friday baseball, softball, tennis

CLOVIS — Clovis High School’s busy athletics schedule Friday was no match for Mother Nature. High winds forced postponement Friday of three different Clovis home events — a 1:30 p.m. tennis match against Santa Fe, and 5 p.m. baseball and...

 By David Stevens    Sports    April 19, 2018

Clovis baseball team finds itself in rare territory

Clovis High School’s baseball team may soon reach standards it’s seldom approached in its 78-year history. By all accounts, the 19-3 Wildcats need just five more victories to break the school... Full story

 By Peter Stein    Sports    April 19, 2018

Roybal named Football Coach of the Year

Dickie Roybal was honored, but confused. "New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame," the former Melrose football coach thought. "There's a New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame?" There is, and they recently honored Ro... Full story


CHS baseball, softball moved to 5 p.m. Friday

CLOVIS — Due to academic testing, Clovis Municipal Schools has pushed back the start times for both its baseball and softball doubleheaders Friday against Sandia. Both of the home doubleheaders are...


Isler named state's top coach

ELIDA — The Elida Tigers received national recognition Tuesday from USA Today High School Sports, with Jaden Isler named New Mexico's girls basketball coach of the year. Isler, 28, was credited for... Full story

 By Eric Murray    Sports    April 18, 2018

Rams garner softball sweep

PORTALES — A season-high four-game winning streak, all in 4A-District 4 action, has the Rams softball team heading in the right direction, as the season begins to wind down. Portales won its...


Portales, NMMI pull tennis split

PORTALES — Be a little better today than you were yesterday. The Portales High tennis teams took that to heart Tuesday, with their second battle in just four days with district-rival New Mexico...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    April 18, 2018

Texico rallies to top Rams

TEXICO — The rock band Kansas famously sang "Dust in the Wind," which would've been a good theme song for Tuesday's Portales-Texico baseball game. There was certainly plenty of dust and wind...


Eastern's Miles qualifies for NCAA championships

HOBBS — Eastern New Mexico’s Kandice Miles qualified for the NCAA championships two times over, as the Greyhounds had 10 top-five finishes and 15 more top-10 performances at the New Mexico Junior College Ross Black Invitational on Saturday....


ENMU's baseball series ends with loss

PORTALES — It was a Black Monday for sure. The weather was fine, but the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team didn’t fare so well. The Greyhounds suffered a rocky first three innings Monday and continued reeling, losing to Lone Star...


Portales golfers own day at Rockwind

HOBBS — Call it a championship day for Portales. Though the Buck Brandon Classic at Hobbs’ par-72 Rockwind Golf Club is a two-day event, the local teams were only planning on taking part in Monday’s first round because of scholastic testing...


Gunfire leads to JV cancellation

SANTA FE — The Clovis High junior varsity baseball team got an early ending to its junior varsity doubleheader Saturday, when the sound of gunfire led to an evacuation of the field and cancellation of the remaining contest. District Athletic... Full story


Portales girls sweep, boys split in Roswell

ROSWELL — The Portales High tennis teams had a long Saturday at New Mexico Military Institute, and suffice it to say the girls team made its mark. The Ram girls lost just three matches on the day,...


La Cueva sweeps Clovis tennis squads

CLOVIS — The Clovis High tennis teams are making some progress in District 2-6A competition, even if the scores have yet to reflect it. For the second consecutive weekend, the Wildcat teams suffered...

 By Eric Murray    Sports    April 15, 2018

Javelinas slug way past Greyhounds, 13-7

PORTALES — A six-run second inning sunk Eastern New Mexico's baseball team in Saturday's Lone Star Conference battle against Texas A&M-Kingsville. Javelinas catcher Will Arnold amassed six RBIs,...


Hope denies Portales baseball sweep

ALBUQUERQUE — It was a strong weekend for Portales baseball, following a 10-day layoff. The Rams had the tall task of traveling to district rival Hope Christian — 4A's No. 1 team, but managed to...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    April 15, 2018

Wildcat boys win home relays

CLOVIS — Talk about a measuring stick. Clovis' boys track and field team considered Friday's Wildcat Relays a means of determining how far it had progressed this season, how far it still needed to...


Kingsville pulls Saturday sweep on ENMU softball

PORTALES — One day after a dramatic walk-off hit against Texas A&M-Kingsville, Eastern New Mexico softball couldn't quite replicate the magic in Saturday's doubleheader home finale. The Javelinas...


Clovis baseball team moves to 6-0 in District 2-6A

SANTA FE — It’s heard all the time in baseball — you can never have too much pitching. Clovis High’s baseball opponents may think the Wildcats do, but the ’Cats themselves like how well-stocked they are in the arms department. Saturday,... Full story


Clovis softball 0-for is over

SANTA FE — The Clovis softball team has been working hard all spring, knowing that its hard work would pay off soon. It paid off twice over in Saturday’s doubleheader at Santa Fe, as the Lady Wildcats swept the Lady Demons by scorching them for...


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