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 By Dave Wagner    Sports 

Cats replace most of roster

CLOVIS - Jaden Isler has never had a squad quite this inexperienced. The 2008 Clovis High grad, beginning his fourth season as the CHS boys basketball coach after leading the Elida... — Updated 11/27/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports 

Bulldogs hold off Hounds

CANYON, Texas — Heading into the first media timeout of the second half, Eastern New Mexico University’s men looked like they didn’t belong on the same floor with Southwestern Oklahoma. The Bulldogs, shooting lights out to... — Updated 11/27/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Steers outlast Slaton

FARWELL — Only a week removed from the football playoffs, it was anyone’s guess what the Farwell boys basketball team would look like in its Saturday season opener. As it turned out, the Steers played fairly well, pulling away... — Updated 11/23/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Defensive switch helps Hounds subdue Aggies

PORTALES — In a game of runs, Eastern New Mexico University’s men were having a hard time keeping up with scrappy Oklahoma Panhandle State. Then first-year Greyhounds coach Brent Owen made a defensive switch, and it paid off... — Updated 11/23/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Lady Cats seek scoring punch

CLOVIS - They graduated all five starters from a scoring-challenged team, so it's pretty obvious what the Clovis High girls basketball team is looking for this season. The Lady... — Updated 11/20/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Hounds outlast NNMC

PORTALES - Brent Owen's first win as the Eastern New Mexico University men's basketball coach was certainly an up-and-down ride. First, the Greyhounds looked like they would blow... — Updated 11/20/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

DBU edges Hounds in five

PORTALES - Eastern New Mexico University's volleyball team may appear to be fading a bit after its late-season, five-match winning streak. The fact is, the Greyhounds are probably... — Updated 11/13/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

ENMU women ready to go

PORTALES - Meghan De los Reyes has had quite a journey in her college coaching career. A native of Massachusetts, she's been an assistant coach at Alaska-Anchorage, Southern Oregon... — Updated 11/9/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Familiar foes meet in 8-man final

MeLROSE - Of all the area teams still playing football this week, Melrose probably had to do the least amount of scouting. That's because the foe, Tatum, is so familiar that the... — Updated 11/9/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

LSC poll motivates Hounds

PORTALES — First-year Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Brent Owen made no bones about the fact that the Greyhounds were picked for 14th place in the 17-team Lone Star Conference preseason poll. “That’s... — Updated 11/9/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Steers face two-time defending champ

FARWELL — The Farwell Steers have drawn a tough first-round opponent in the Texas Class 2A Division I playoffs — the two-time defending state runnerup Post Antelopes. Perhaps fortunately, though, Post was hit by graduation and... — Updated 11/9/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Buffs, Tatum meet for 8-man title

MELROSE - After what qualifies as a grinder by 8-man standards during the first half, Melrose and Fort Sumner turned Friday's state semifinal matchup into a shootout after the... — Updated 11/6/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Lady Wolverines wrap up top seed in district

TEXICO — After getting a bit of a wakeup call earlier in the week, Texico’s volleyball team responded accordingly. The Lady Wolverines clinched their eighth consecutive district title and 13th in 14 seasons under coach Kristen... — Updated 11/6/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Angelo State spanks ENMU

PORTALES - Tye Hiatt figured his first season as Eastern New Mexico University's football coach would be a little rough, especially considering the Greyhounds hadn't played since 20... — Updated 11/2/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Buffs set to host rival Foxes

MELROSE — Melrose and Fort Sumner know each other pretty well when the teams meet in football. The longtime rivals collide on Friday night in an 8-man semifinal playoff game, with kickoff set for 6 p.m. Top-seeded Tatum (8-1)... — Updated 11/2/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Lady Cats give Hobbs battle in four-set loss

CLOVIS - By Las Vegas standards, Hobbs would have entered Thursday's District 4-5A volleyball match against Clovis High at Rock Staubus Gym as a prohibitive favorite. Sure, the... — Updated 10/30/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Mules cruise to 61-16 win

MULESHOE - After getting a quick shot in the mouth on Friday night, the Muleshoe football team bounced back in dominating fashion. Senior quarterback Zach Hasley threw for seven... — Updated 10/30/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Cats, Rams have work remaining

CLOVIS — It’s conceivable that either Clovis High or Portales High, or both, could still make it to postseason play. But the Wildcats and Rams have work to do, and almost surely will need to pull off road upsets in... — Updated 10/26/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Local boxer ready for pro debut

CLOVIS - Clovis native Isabel Garcia is hoping to soon become a member of the Clovis Police Department. Right now, she has another passion - boxing. After 35 fights as an amateur,... — Updated 10/23/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Lady Cats capture district finale

CLOVIS - After losing its previous three matches - albeit to quality opponents - the Clovis High girls soccer team believes it finally punched its ticket to this week's 12-team... — Updated 10/23/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Basketball recruit helps Sandia thump Cats

CLOVIS - Sandia put a quick end to Clovis High's hopes of a possible second-place finish in Class 6A District 2/5 on Friday night. Shawn Johnson, a 6-foot-6 senior recently... — Updated 10/23/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Buffs post 44-24 win over ENMU

PORTALES - Whatever hopes Eastern New Mexico University's football team had of making Saturday's "Wagon Wheel" game against rival West Texas A&M a contest pretty much went out the... — Updated 10/19/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Cats look to keep it going against Sandia

CLOVIS — What looked like it might be a pretty bleak season a few weeks ago has turned into one of optimism for the Clovis High football team. CHS (3-4, 3-1 Class 6A District 2/5) has put together a three-game winning streak,... — Updated 10/19/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Texico dismantles Clayton

TEXICO - It didn't take long for Texico to put away an abbreviated homecoming and District 6-2A win against Clayton on Friday night. How about 24 plays, to be exact? Senior Cade... — Updated 10/16/2021

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Lady Buffs down CCS, stay perfect

CLOVIS — Melrose continues its march towards a possible repeat title in Class 1A volleyball, and a fifth consecutive state finals appearance. Thursday night, the top-ranked Lady Buffs made short work of game but overmatched... — Updated 10/16/2021

 

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