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 By Dave Wagner    Sports 

Wolverines sweep Eunice

TEXICO - After taking an inadvertent shot from teammate Seth Griego while chasing a pop-foul bunt, all Texico catcher Freddy Davalos needed was a little recovery time. Davalos suffe... — Updated 6/15/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports 

Area teams get ready for state

ALBUQUERQUE — Team titles may be out of reach for area teams in this week’s state small-school track competition at the University of New Mexico, but not necessarily team trophies (top-3 finish). Four schools in Class 1A — Me... — Updated 6/15/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports 

CHS names Rodriguez girls soccer coach

CLOVIS — Ray Rodriguez is anxious to put his stamp on the Clovis High girls soccer program. On Monday, Rodriguez was named the Lady Wildcats’ head coach, replacing Traci Sievers, who recently resigned the position after 11... — Updated 6/15/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Duong has high hopes for state

MELROSE - With the COVID-19 pandemic and how it affected high school sports in New Mexico, it may have seemed an unusual time for a senior to decide to go out for track for the... — Updated 6/12/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Rockets, Cavemen top CHS

CLOVIS - It took 16 innings for Clovis High to finally dent the scoreboard against District 4-5A rival Carlsbad this season. It took even longer for the Wildcats to get a hit. CHS... — Updated 6/12/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Lady Cats stun Cavegirls in opener

CLOVIS - John Tigert had a feeling that something wasn't right. He thought his talented but young Carlsbad softball squad might be in for a bit of a comeuppance on Thursday night.... — Updated 6/12/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

PHS keeps basketball position in the family

PORTALES — Portales High boys basketball is keeping it all in the family. The school announced this week that Randy McBroom will replace his father as the Rams’ head coach going forward. The younger McBroom, an assistant... — Updated 6/12/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Lady Rams' duo closing in style

PORTALES - Portales High seniors Laura Blaeser and Taryn Wood go way back as friends. Now, they're about to end their high school careers as Class 1-4A state tennis qualifiers in do... — Updated 6/10/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

CCS boys second to Hobbs

CLOVIS - Clovis Christian's boys are poised to make a strong bid for the state Class 1-3A golf championship later this month. The Eagles warmed up for the event on Thursday with a... — Updated 6/5/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Injuries taking toll on Cats

CLOVIS - Injuries are something Clovis High's baseball team simply can't afford this season. Seniors Donovan Usery and Norbert Archibeque missed Friday's District 4-5A twin bill... — Updated 6/5/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Artesia too much for Lady Rams

PORTALES — There’s a reason why Artesia is seeking third consecutive Class 4A state softball championship. This season, after missing out on the 2020 campaign due to COVID, the Lady Bulldogs are looking accomplish the feat... — Updated 6/1/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Portales High selects volleyball coach

PORTALES — Portales High has selected a new volleyball coach, and is in the process of doing the same for boys basketball. The school this week named Moriarty assistant Jacki Bailey as its volleyball coach, replacing Ruth... — Updated 5/29/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

CCS boys, Texico girls gearing up for state

CLOVIS - There's not a lot left to prove this spring for the Texico girls and Clovis Christian boys golf squads. Both will have a chance to contend for Class 1-3A state... — Updated 5/25/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Wolverines stay unbeaten

TEXICO - Faced with its opening District 4-4A twin bill on Tuesday at Artesia, Portales baseball coach Ruben Tellez decided to get a look at his group of left-handed pitchers on... — Updated 5/25/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Cats avenge earlier setback

CLOVIS - Clovis High's baseball team got its season off on the wrong foot with a loss at Lovington on May 4. It looked like there might be a repeat for a time on Friday night. But... — Updated 5/22/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Lady Cats notch first win

PORTALES - Clovis High's softball team struggled mightily through its first three games this season. On Monday night, though, the Lady Wildcats threw a major haymaker right off the... — Updated 5/18/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Eagles capture Texico invite

FARWELL - Even without one of their top players, and with two of their top three struggling, Clovis Christian's boys continued to hold their own again against larger schools in Frid... — Updated 5/15/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

CHS sweeps Wildcat Relays

CLOVIS - Most girls high school pole vaulters would be delighted with a vault of 10 feet, 3 inches. Clovis High senior Camryn Barros was OK with it in Friday's Wildcat Relays at... — Updated 5/15/2021

 
 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

 

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