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 By Dave Wagner    Sports 

Rams open with neutral-site clash

PORTALES — Jaime Ramirez and the Portales Rams aren’t dealing with anything other teams aren’t as they try to wind their way through an abbreviated football season. Numbers are down a bit and everybody is trying to do the... — Updated 3/2/2021

 By Dave Wagner    Sports 

CHS soccer teams to face Lovington

CLOVIS — Veteran Clovis High soccer coaches Greg Trujillo and Traci Sievers aren’t sure just what to expect with their teams’ upcoming abbreviated seasons. They figure to learn a lot, though, in a short period of time.... — Updated 3/2/2021

 By Dave Wagner    Sports 

Artesia turns back Lady Cats

CLOVIS - It's a busy opening week for the Clovis High volleyball team, and the Lady Wildcats are starting it without one of their top players. Monday night, Artesia made it tough... — Updated 3/2/2021

 By Dave Wagner    Sports 

Cats look to build on 2019 success

CLOVIS — It had been at least five seasons without a winning record for the proud Clovis High football program before 2019, when the Wildcats posted an 8-4 mark and reached the state Class 5A playoff semifinals. Fourth-year... — Updated 3/2/2021

 By Dave Wagner    Sports

PHS' Hurren posts second place finish

PORTALES - Emma Hurren didn't start as well as she'd hoped, but she finished just fine. The Portales High freshman said she went out a little fast on the 3.1-mile course at Eastern... — Updated 2/27/2021

 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Volleyball coaches optimistic on season

CLOVIS — Volleyball coaches Darrel Ray and Ruth Chavez have returned to their familiar stomping grounds. Ray, Clovis High’s coach for eight seasons (2009-16) before taking an assistant’s position for the same length of time... — Updated 2/27/2021

 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Football season begins

CLOVIS - Everyone was adjusting - and gladly - on Monday as New Mexico high schools began playing spring football. For the most part, all were just happy to have the opportunity to... — Updated 2/23/2021


Prep teams looking forward to full practices this week

CLOVIS — Finally, with some improvement in the coronavirus pandemic situation across the state, New Mexico High School sports, circa 2020-21, is ready to make its belated debut this week. Full-team practice sessions for... — Updated 2/20/2021

 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Farwell posts win over Vega

FARWELL - With a district championship out of reach, the Farwell boys basketball team turned its attention to tuning up for the postseason on Friday night. Suffice it to say, it... — Updated 2/13/2021

 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Farwell teams shore up postseason positions

BOVINA - The Farwell boys and girls basketball teams weren't about to take any chances of messing up their postseason positions on Friday night. The Steers, with a key clash for... — Updated 2/6/2021

 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Bovina clinches postseason berth

BOVINA - Jose Mata got Bovina's boys off to a good start Friday night, and he helped finish it off at the end as well. The senior scored a personal-best 35 points and also... — Updated 1/30/2021

 By Dave Wagner    Sports

NM may yet have high school sports season

At last, New Mexico may have a high school sports season, albeit abbreviated. Still, during this most unusual time in history, nothing is for certain. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced on Tuesday that every school district in... — Updated 1/30/2021

 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Olton pulls out victory over Farwell

FARWELL - Down by 12 points in the third quarter and struggling mightily on offense, Olton's boys found some late answers. In a battle for the District 3-2A lead, the Mustangs... — Updated 1/23/2021

 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Millennial scorer

FARWELL - Even though her role has changed over the years, Farwell senior Presley Agee's ability to score the basketball has been remarkably consistent. A starter for the Lady Blue... — Updated 1/23/2021

 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Bovina outscores Boys Ranch

BOVINA - Playing its first game of the season due to issues with coronavirus, the Boys Ranch boys basketball team looked like it might pull off a somewhat surprising win on Friday... — Updated 1/16/2021

 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Vega holds off Farwell

FARWELL - Vega's girls may not have quite closed out Friday's District 3-2A matchup in style. Nonetheless, Lady Longhorns coach Randy Henderson was glad to take the win. Vega... — Updated 1/9/2021

 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Two CHS soccer players sign with ENMU

CLOVIS — Clovis High seniors Madison Lynch and Danielle Griego have played soccer together for a while now, and they plan to continue doing just that. Both have signed national letters of intent to compete next fall at Eastern... — Updated 1/2/2021

 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Brownfield takes 65-46 win over Muleshoe boys

MULESHOE - The Muleshoe boys basketball team always seems to play hard. At times, the Mules are reasonably effective. But in basketball, if you don't make shots it becomes tough to... — Updated 12/22/2020

 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Mustangs dominate young Sudan team

BOVINA — Bovina boys coach Eric Fierro has some empathy for what Sudan is going through this season. The Mustangs took full advantage of Sudan’s youth and inexperience on Friday to register a 69-40 victory, and head into a thre... — Updated 12/19/2020

 By Dave Wagner    Sports

New Home pulls away to victory

FARWELL - Playing shorthanded didn't seem to be a big issue on Saturday for the New Home girls basketball team. Locked in a seesaw battle with Farwell, the Lady Leopards suddenly... — Updated 12/19/2020

 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Farwell boys take seventh straight win overall

FARWELL — Farwell’s boys rely on multiple players to be able to shoot 3-pointers and try to break down defenses. On Saturday, that strategy paid off handsomely for the Steers. Senior Jonathan Mora and junior Grayson Waldrop... — Updated 12/15/2020

 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Littlefield rallies against Muleshoe

MULESHOE - It's been a rough start to the season for the Littlefield girls basketball team. Fourth-year coach Teddy Duncan said her squad has had seven games erased from their sched... — Updated 12/12/2020

 By Dave Wagner    Sports

ENMU basketball coaches looking to 2021-22

PORTALES — It’s going to be a long time between games for Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball programs — about 20 months — but the Greyhounds are trying to make the best of it. For men’s coach Brent Owen, it’s... — Updated 12/8/2020

 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Muleshoe squads dominate

MULESHOE — You could say that both games on Friday night between Muleshoe and Amarillo Highland Park were a little rough around the edges. Not that it really mattered much, especially after the early going. The Lady Mules held... — Updated 12/5/2020

 By Dave Wagner    Sports

NMAA approves new sports calendar

There’s almost no one in the United States — or the world, for that matter — who hasn’t had to make significant adjustments due to the coronavirus pandemic. That certainly includes the New Mexico Activities Association, whi... — Updated 12/5/2020


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