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 By Dave Wagner    Sports 

CHS swimmers eye state

CLOVIS - Clovis High sophomore Shyann Kissinger is hoping her experience will help in Thursday's state girls swimming competition at Albuquerque Academy. After all, she's one of the... — Updated 5/11/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Lady Buffs subdue Gateway Christian

MELROSE - Melrose's girls play a quick, aggressive style of defense, and it causes opponents a lot of trouble. Gateway Christian actually plays much the same way, and can also make... — Updated 5/4/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Buffs overcome slow start

MELROSE - Melrose's boys may have been caught peeking ahead just a bit on Monday night. No more, says Buffaloes junior forward Logan DeVaney. Leading by just two points at... — Updated 5/4/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Lady Cats roll to team title

PORTALES - Kiara Cox had already won girls high jump competition comfortably in Friday's George Love Relays at Greyhound Stadium. The Clovis High senior cleared five feet, then... — Updated 5/1/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

CHS squads open against Lovington

CLOVIS — Clovis High baseball coach Richard Cruce is glad to have a predistrict schedule. He figures the Wildcats will need it. CHS opens its 20-game 2021 baseball slate on Tuesday with a 5 p.m. contest at Lovington. “We’re g... — Updated 5/1/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Buffs eyeing title defense

MELROSE - With defense of their 2019-20 Class 1A boys state championship looming in just a few days, 6-foot-4 Melrose senior Tate Sorgen says the Buffaloes are ready to get after... — Updated 4/27/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Clovis golf squads to play today

CLOVIS — With essentially no season last spring, Clovis High boys golf coach Dale Fullerton and girls coach Joe Dvozenja are in wait-and-see mode. The Wildcats and Lady Wildcats open the 2021 campaign today in a tournament at Lov... — Updated 4/27/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    News

Lady Rams close in on 4-4A title after rallying past Goddard in OT

PORTALES - With a chance to all but clinch the District 4-4A title, and a spot in the Class 4A state tournament, Portales High's girls were no match early for the overall quickness... — Updated 4/24/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Wolverines subdue Pecos

TEXICO - Craig Cook is hopeful his Texico boys basketball team learned a lesson against District 6-2A rival Pecos on Saturday - and in a win, no less. Texico ran away to a 33-11... — Updated 4/20/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Eagles nip Cats at buzzer

CLOVIS - For a game where both teams struggled to get out of the 40s, Friday's Clovis High-Hobbs District 4-5A boys matchup at Rock Staubus Gym was pretty action-packed. That... — Updated 4/17/2021

 

Cats keep cutting it close

CLOVIS - Clovis High boys basketball coach Jaden Isler says he isn't surprised his team is having trouble stretching leads in the early going this season. The Wildcats had a pair of... — Updated 4/13/2021

 

Ram girls keep rolling

PORTALES - Clovis High's girls appear to be making progress this season, but the Lady Wildcats aren't good enough to spot a team like Portales eight points right out of the gate. CH... — Updated 4/13/2021

 

Wildcats set to hold court

CLOVIS — Clovis High girls tennis coach Jeannette Albin is returning a relatively experienced squad as the Lady Wildcats prepare to host New Mexico Military in a season-opening dual at 3 p.m. on Thursday at the CHS courts. Seven... — Updated 4/13/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Lady Buffs' pressure stymies CCS

CLOVIS — It didn’t take long for Melrose’s girls to turn a close game into a runaway on Friday night. The quick, defense-minded Lady Buffs caused havoc for Clovis Christian, tipping away numerous balls and turning them into... — Updated 4/10/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Buffs deal CCS first setback

CLOVIS — Clovis Christian’s boys came into Friday’s District 6-1A matchup against top-ranked Melrose riding high and with high hopes, but the Buffaloes — particularly senior guard Trace Jackson — quickly shot them down. J... — Updated 4/10/2021

 

Rams top Sartans in defensive battle

PORTALES — Hagen Rains didn’t know whether or not he’d be needed at quarterback on Saturday, but he was ready. Portales High senior QB Baylor Diaz gave it a go on a bum ankle,... — Updated 4/6/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Rams, Lady Rams set to open basketball campaigns

PORTALES — Like many basketball coaches this spring in New Mexico, Portales High boys coach Rickie McBroom is patiently waiting for the moment he can get his full team together. The Rams were to play their fifth and final... — Updated 4/3/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Goddard's 3s too much for Lady Cats

CLOVIS - There are different ways to look at Thursday's Roswell Goddard-Clovis High girls basketball game at Rock Staubus Gym. Goddard coach Jared Neighbors noted that his team has... — Updated 4/3/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Cats, Lady Cats set to open season Thursday

CLOVIS - In what has been a different kind of year all around, the Clovis High boys basketball team will look plenty different from the past couple of seasons. Gone are seven... — Updated 3/31/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Lady Wolverines advance in 2A state volleyball

TEXICO - Never mind that the Texico Lady Wolverines have won six consecutive Class 2A state volleyball championships. Senior outside hitter/setter Riley Rohrbach says the state tour... — Updated 3/30/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

PHS keeps postseason hopes alive

PORTALES — Still hoping to sneak into next week’s eight-team Class 4A state tournament as the No. 2 team out of its district, the Portales High volleyball squad suffered a bit of an early hiccup on Thursday night. Facing a... — Updated 3/27/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Cats earn district win over Cavemen

CLOVIS - After playing four matches in nearly 17 months, Clovis High's soccer boys will play that many in essentially a week's time. It started on Saturday with a District 4-5A... — Updated 3/27/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Eagles deal CHS 2-1 setback

CLOVIS - For Clovis High boys soccer coach Greg Trujillo, a matchup against Hobbs perhaps takes on a little more meaning than for most - even considering the longtime rivalry... — Updated 3/23/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Wolverines cruise past rival Lions

TEXICO - Except for the first play of the night and the final minute of the game, Texico pretty much had its way with rival Santa Rosa on Friday night. The Lions stunned the home... — Updated 3/20/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Lady Rams fall to Artesia in District 4-4A opener

PORTALES — The season and District 4-4A opener was a while coming for the Portales High girls soccer squad. Meantime, Artesia was playing its fifth match of the campaign. The Lady Bulldogs took advantage of an edge in speed to... — Updated 3/20/2021

 

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