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 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Cats, Rams ready to get practice started

CLOVIS — Football practice is at hand for New Mexico high schools, and first-year Clovis High coach Andrew McCraw can hardly wait to get started. The Wildcats are slated to begin fall workouts on Monday. They will go from 6:30-8... — Updated 7/30/2022

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Mattox named as new Wildcat basketball coach

CLOVIS — Clovis High has filled two of its coaching vacancies this week, including boys head basketball coach. Athletic director Lonnie Baca said on Monday that Joshua Mattox, who spent last season as a men’s basketball assista... — Updated 7/26/2022

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Cats notch surprise wins

CLOVIS - Jeremiah Johnson surprised himself a bit in Friday's District 4-5A track meet at Leon Williams Stadium. So did Sammy Fuentes. Both notched somewhat unexpected wins for the... — Updated 5/10/2022

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Bronchos keep 1A state hopes alive

GRADY — Grady sophomore Zane Rush made quick work of Magdalena to close down a late Steers rally in Game 1 on Wednesday. It took him a little longer in the nightcap, but he got the job done and kept the Bronchos in contention for... — Updated 5/7/2022

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Hounds' bid comes up short

PORTALES - After a rough start to Lone Star Conference play, Eastern New Mexico University's softball team put itself in position to earn a spot in the 10-team LSC tournament with... — Updated 5/3/2022

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Rams' playoff bid ends; Lady Rams qualify

PORTALES - Heading into Friday's regular-season-ending District 4-4A doubleheader against Lovington at Ram Field, Portales High's baseball team still held out hope of making the... — Updated 5/3/2022

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Cats, Lady Cats struggle through district tourney

CLOVIS — It wasn’t Clovis High’s day in Monday’s District 4-5A tournament at Colonial Park Golf Course. Of course, the Wildcats and Lady Wildcats knew their work was cut out going in against their three district rivals. Hob... — Updated 5/3/2022

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Coyotes topple Cats

CLOVIS - In terms of possible postseason play, little was on the line Thursday night at Bell Park. Clovis High and Roswell High, both coming in with lengthy losing streaks, were... — Updated 4/30/2022

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Adkins eyes win in district tournament

CLOVIS - Clovis High junior Jolei Adkins said she was getting a bit tired of shooting 80 after finishing her third consecutive round with that score in Wednesday's Clovis Invite at... — Updated 4/30/2022

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Hobbs overwhelms Cats

CLOVIS - Without question, Hobbs and Carlsbad have two of the stronger baseball programs in New Mexico, particularly in the southeast part of the state. Both squads have... — Updated 4/26/2022

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

ENMU intrasquad game set for Friday

PORTALES — It’s been a nice spring for the Eastern New Mexico University football team. Heck, the Greyhounds are just happy to get spring workouts in after missing them each of the last two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.... — Updated 4/26/2022

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Eagles, Lady Cats make progress

CLOVIS - Hobbs has one of the top high school golf programs in the area, but Clovis Christian's boys and Clovis High girls tested themselves against the Eagles and Lady Eagles in... — Updated 4/23/2022

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Rains, PHS top Rockets

PORTALES - Hagen Rains pretty much did it all on Thursday. The Portales High senior knocked in four runs with a home run and a single, and allowed three hits and only one earned run... — Updated 4/23/2022

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Longhorns knock off Melrose

MELROSE - Coming off three games in the previous four days, including a big win on Saturday, the Melrose baseball team just couldn't find it on Monday against District 3-1A rival... — Updated 4/19/2022

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

ASU sweeps past Hounds

PORTALES - For the first time in their four-game Lone Star Conference baseball series, Eastern New Mexico University made 12th-ranked Angelo State sweat at little bit on Saturday.... — Updated 4/19/2022

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Bulldogs post sweep over Rams

PORTALES - It was a quick turnaround for Portales High's baseball team against District 4-4A rival Artesia on Friday, and the two games didn't go much better than Thursday's... — Updated 4/19/2022

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Rams get record from Riess

CLOVIS - Michael Riess was looking forward to his matchup in the boys 1,600 against Rio Rancho's Dawson Gunn in Thursday's Wildcat Relays at Leon Williams Stadium. He didn't beat... — Updated 4/16/2022

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Rams turn tables in win

TEXICO - There weren't exactly any nailbiters, but Portales High's baseball team is hopeful that winning two out of three over the weekend in a three-team get-together will give... — Updated 4/12/2022

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Cats second behind Nora

PORTALES - Clovis High senior R.J. Nora likes where he is as the track season moves towards Class 5A state competition in May. Nora claimed wins in triple jump, long jump and the 11... — Updated 4/12/2022

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

New DC looking to help Hounds pick up play

CLOVIS — Jamison “Jamie” Bisch was hired by Eastern New Mexico University football coach Tye Hiatt in February to try and help solve the Greyhounds’ problems on defense. Included was a secondary which allowed nearly 250... — Updated 4/12/2022

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Lady Rams sweep Ruidoso

PORTALES - You could easily say Emma Long had a career night on Wednesday. The Portales High junior had never gone deep in her high school career, but she belted a three-run homer i... — Updated 4/9/2022

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

ENMU captures series win

PORTALES - Noah De La Riva had a rough first inning on Friday night. Given a lift with his teammates putting some runs on the board, though, he was able to settle in the rest of... — Updated 4/4/2022

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Melrose sweeps titles at Texico

TEXICO — Paityn Nicholson won her two specialties in Saturday’s Wolverine Relays track meet. She has her sights set on bigger things in the near future. Nicholson was an easy winner in shot put (33 feet, 11 1/2 inches) and... — Updated 4/4/2022

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Rams outlast Cats 11-10

PORTALES - Off to a 10-2 lead after three innings, the Portales High baseball team could almost taste its first win over Clovis High in years on Thursday night. In the end it... — Updated 4/2/2022

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Rams score early, often to beat Moriarty

PORTALES — It certainly wasn’t always pretty, but Portales High’s baseball team bounced back from a run-rule loss at Clovis on Tuesday and set itself up for a challenging week ahead. The Rams scored in every inning on... — Updated 3/26/2022

 

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