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 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Rams' rally falls short against Andrews

PORTALES — Once Portales High’s boys picked up the pace on defense, it helped their offense. Unfortunately for the Rams, it was just too little, too late on Saturday night. Trailing by 12 points with less than four minutes to... — Updated 1/11/2022

 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Cats, Lady Cats post wins

CLOVIS - Clovis High's boys have found the sledding tough in several close games this season. Thursday afternoon at Rock Staubus Gym, they finally got one to go their way. The... — Updated 1/8/2022

 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Buffs reach boys finals

TEXICO - Logan DeVaney is probably known a bit more for his football prowess than his basketball skills. Still, as one of a handful of seniors on the Melrose boys basketball team,... — Updated 1/8/2022

 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Logan girls top Melrose in semifinals

TEXICO - One thing is sure when it comes to the Melrose-Logan girls basketball rivalry - the teams will always see a lot of each other once the calendar turns to the new year.... — Updated 1/8/2022

 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Eagles dominate second half in win over Eunice

CLOVIS — For most of three quarters, it looked like the Clovis Christian and Eunice boys were headed for a similar type of finish to their earlier matchup, won by the Eagles 51-50 in overtime at Eunice. Then, CCS junior guards... — Updated 1/4/2022

 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Couple enjoys coaching life

TEXICO - Craig and Jaylyn (Cooper) Cook may not have known they were meant for each other right away, but it didn't take long. Coming into contact for the first time during... — Updated 12/28/2021

 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Rams rally for win over Wolverines

LITTLEFIELD — Especially in a low-scoring game, it’s hard to survive a drought which lasts nearly a quarter. Off to a seven-point lead early in the second stanza of Monday’s first-round Wildcat Classic matchup against Tulia,... — Updated 12/28/2021

 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Lady Rams advance to tourney semifinals

LITTLEFIELD — Forgive the Portales High girls if they weren’t totally ready at the beginning of Tuesday’s quarterfinal matchup against Springlake-Earth in Littlefield’s Wildcat Classic. After all, the game did start at... — Updated 12/28/2021


Clovis takes tourney

CLOVIS — It’s been a while since Clovis High’s girls have won their own holiday tournament. It’s also been a while since the Lady Wildcats had a player score more than 30... — Updated 12/24/2021


Clovis boys get into win column

CLOVIS — First, Brian Weiss went off. Then, Juan Hernandez took the reigns. Both players recorded personal scoring bests on Monday night as Clovis High’s boys broke through for... — Updated 12/24/2021


Hoops career still strong for Williams

CLOVIS — Three years after completing a four-year run in big-time college basketball and seven years removed from helping Clovis High’s girls to a strong four-year run of their... — Updated 12/24/2021

 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Late Cats rally falls short

CLOVIS - Clovis High's boys continue to get so close to winning they can almost taste it. Not enough good things are happening at key moments, though, and the Wildcats headed into... — Updated 12/21/2021

 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Lady Cats topple Taos

CLOVIS - Heading into Monday's quarterfinal matchup of the Plateau Holiday tournament at Rock Staubus Gym, Clovis High girls coach Jeff Reed claimed he was nervous. As it turned... — Updated 12/21/2021

 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Jal slips past Steers 56-52

TEXICO - Rogelio Carreon may not score that many points, but you notice the difference when he's either in or out of the game. While Carreon, a 6-foot-5, 300-pound senior who has... — Updated 12/18/2021

 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Guard gets hot, boosts Artesia to win over Cats

CLOVIS — At least to the average person, Nick Sanchez was hardly noticeable in the first half of Thursday’s boys matchup between Artesia and Clovis High at The Rock. Suddenly, though, the Bulldogs’ junior point guard made a... — Updated 12/18/2021

 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Lady Blue subdues Tucumcari

TEXICO - Tucumcari's girls did all they could to try to stay with Farwell in Friday's semifinals of the Citizens Bank tournament. The Lady Blue simply had too much firepower.... — Updated 12/18/2021

 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Lady Cats cruise to win over Cibola

CLOVIS — So far, so good for the Clovis High Lady Wildcats. Tougher games are ahead, notably in District 4-5A play with Hobbs and Carlsbad, but for now the Lady Cats are feeling pretty good about themselves as they approach the... — Updated 12/18/2021

 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Lady Blue holds off Littlefield

FARWELL — Farwell’s girls handled Littlefield in Saturday’s finals of the Farwell Invitational. Tuesday night, they were to get a quick return game with the Lady Wildcats. Junior forward Charlie May Trimble hit four... — Updated 12/14/2021

 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Farwell tops Rams to take title

FARWELL — Dustan Sides was the right man in the right spot on Saturday night. The 6-foot-4 senior post benefitted from penatration by Farwell’s guards, and he took advantage to score a personal-best 16 points in the Steers... — Updated 12/14/2021


ENMU rallies for win

CLOVIS - To University of the Southwest, it was an exhibition game. To Eastern New Mexico University's men, it was a chance to get back to the .500 mark. It took a while, but the... — Updated 12/7/2021


Hawks dominant in win over Wildcats

CLOVIS - The bad news is that Clovis High's boys essentially had no chance against Volcano Vista on Saturday night at The Rock. The good news? The Wildcats may not see many teams... — Updated 12/7/2021

 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Inexperienced Rams expect to be competitive

PORTALES - Experience is lacking, but first-year Portales High boys basketball coach Randy McBroom is confident the Rams will be competitive in 2021-22. McBroom is replacing his... — Updated 12/4/2021

 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Ex-Hounds lift Lady Buffs

PORTALES - For West Texas A&M and former Eastern New Mexico University women's basketball coach Josh Prock, Thursday's non-league matchup between the teams at Greyhound Arena was a... — Updated 12/4/2021

 By Dave Wagner    Sports

PHS girls return four starters

PORTALES - If recent history is any indicator, things could be lining up favorably this season for the Portales High girls basketball team. Under coach Wade Fraze, beginning his... — Updated 11/30/2021

 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Lady Cats top Valencia for first win

CLOVIS — With a relatively inexperienced squad, this may be a season where few leads are safe for the Clovis High girls basketball team. Saturday may have been an example of that. Fortunately for the Lady Wildcats, their cushion... — Updated 11/30/2021


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