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 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Eagles throttle Roadrunners

CLOVIS - How much help Clovis Christian got towards a potential 6-man playoff run with Thursday's 62-6 thrashing of previously unbeaten New Mexico School for the Deaf is up in the... — Updated 10/16/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Goddard tops PHS in finals

CLOVIS - Portales High's volleyball team got a first-hand look on Saturday night at quite likely its main competition in the upcoming District 4-4A race. After reaching the... — Updated 10/12/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Hobbs ends Lady Cats' run

CLOVIS - The race for the District 4-5A girls soccer championship remains up for grabs. Clovis High's girls were looking for a sweep of the first round of district tilts on Friday... — Updated 10/9/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Hounds dominate Lincoln

PORTALES - It didn't take long Saturday night to see that the first-year Lincoln (Calif.) Oaklanders were overmatched by Eastern New Mexico University. Junior wide receiver... — Updated 10/5/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Cats perk up after posting first victory

CLOVIS — After finally hitting the win column on Friday night, Monday’s early-morning workout for Clovis High’s football team was a little peppier than usual. “The music sounded a little better, and the kids’ effort was... — Updated 10/5/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Rams absorb late gut punch against Demons

PORTALES - Off to a slow start this season, Portales High's football team hoped last weekend's easy 53-0 victory at Rio Grande might get their campaign kick-started. Instead, they... — Updated 10/2/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Lady Cats split pair in Chavez tourney

PORTALES — After dropping the opening set, Clovis High’s volleyball team opened a 16-10 lead in Game 2 and appeared poised to square its match with Taos in Saturday’s Peyton Chavez Invitational at the Ram Athletic Center .... — Updated 9/28/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

La Cueva overwhelms Cats

CLOVIS - Clovis High's football team had La Cueva wobbling a bit early on in Friday's Class 6A District 2/5A matchup at Leon Williams Stadium, and thus the Bears weren't able to... — Updated 9/25/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Lovington deals Cats 4-0 setback

CLOVIS — Clovis High played hard on Thursday and, for the most part, held Lovington’s potent offense in check. In the end, the Wildcats were simply going to be hard-pressed to score. Lovington, coming off its first loss of the... — Updated 9/25/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Pioneers slip past ENMU 1-0

PORTALES - Texas Woman's has had its share of trouble trying to score in the early portion of the season. Eastern New Mexico University, though, has had even more issues. Freshman... — Updated 9/25/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Buffs, Foxes renew rivalry in 8-man District 2 clash

MELROSE - The Melrose Buffaloes had an easy time in winning their first two games of the season by a combined score of 148-0. Slated to host Pine Hill on Saturday, the Buffs wasted... — Updated 9/21/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Cats open district play against Bears

CLOVIS — Coming off an unwanted two-week bye, Clovis High’s football team jumps into Class 6A District 2/5 action this week when the Wildcats take on La Cueva in a 7 p.m. Friday kickoff at Leon Williams Stadium. Meantime, Porta... — Updated 9/21/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Lady Cats edge Lovington in five sets

CLOVIS — Clovis High’s volleyball team was pressed in Thursday’s matchup against winless Lovington at Rock Staubus Gym. In fact, Lady Wildcats coach Darrel Ray couldn’t find positives other than his team pulled out a... — Updated 9/18/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Sartans outlast Rams

PORTALES - Still looking for their first win of the season, things haven't generally bounced the right way so far for the Portales High Rams. Friday night, PHS went down to the... — Updated 9/18/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Hounds recover from slow start

PORTALES - After getting blistered by Central Washington in its season opener, Eastern New Mexico University's football team looked like it still had a hangover from that one early... — Updated 9/14/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Old friends set to meet at Farwell

FARWELL — Texico football coach Bob Gilbreath and his Farwell counterpart, Darren Kelley, are quite familiar with each other. Both are graduates of Clovis High, and both played football at Eastern New Mexico University in the lat... — Updated 9/14/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Jaguars drop Rams to 0-3

PORTALES - As a sophomore in 2019, Nate Rodriguez was the starting quarterback for the Valencia Jaguars. In last spring's COVID-abbreviated season, he didn't play. Rodriguez returne... — Updated 9/11/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Cats cancel out of Rio Rancho contest

CLOVIS — With a regular bye already on tap for next weekend, Clovis High’s football team got an unexpected one this week. Wildcats coach Cal Fullerton said the school canceled its scheduled Friday night game at Rio Rancho due... — Updated 9/11/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Rams look to fix mistakes

PORTALES - Even though his team scored 38 points last Friday, Portales High football coach Jaime Ramirez said there's plenty of blame to go around for the Rams' 0-2 start. None of... — Updated 9/7/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Area games moved from Friday night

CLOVIS — Six area high school football games were originally scheduled for Friday night, but two of them have recently been moved. Melrose’s 5 p.m. Friday home game against Pine Hill will now be played 5 p.m. on Thursday,... — Updated 9/7/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Hounds fall hard in opener

PORTALES - Eastern New Mexico University's football team went into Thursday night's season opener at Greyhound Stadium with less than a full deck of players. Central Washington... — Updated 9/4/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Late Rams bid falls short

PORTALES - Early on, it looked like Portales High might blow out West Las Vegas. Then the teams settled into a slugfest and it seemed perhaps the last side with the ball would win.... — Updated 9/4/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

ENMU women set for return to pitch

PORTALES — Entering her first year as the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer coach, Abbey Barnum wasn’t all that surprised to find her squad near the bottom of the league’s preseason poll. Picked for 12th in the 1... — Updated 8/31/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Hounds to open at home

PORTALES - When Tye Hiatt was hired in April as the 17th head football coach in Eastern New Mexico University's history, he said it wasn't a hard transition for him. "It's been a... — Updated 8/31/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Rams make use of bye week

PORTALES - If they had a choice, most football coaches would hardly opt to have a bye in the second week of the season. For the Portales High Rams, though, it may have come at the... — Updated 8/31/2021

 

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