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 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 19, 2019 

Four-gone conclusion: Texico again wins state baseball

By Peter Stein STAFF WRITER ALBUQUERQUE - 2A, 3A, whatever. Texico's baseball team will take it, as long as it has an 'A' in it and means the Wolverines get to be state...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 19, 2019 

Running just fine

ALBUQUERQUE - There's gold in these here hills. And every elite track and field athlete in New Mexico descends on Albuquerque amid the Sandia Mountains once a year to find it. Gold in this case is a... Full story

 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 15, 2019

Clovis track eyes state championship

CLOVIS — You could see it on their faces. Though the Clovis boys track and field athletes had won a green trophy last year, signifying third place in the state, they weren’t happy. They wanted more from their trip to Albuquerque. They wanted it...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 15, 2019

Texico baseball on the go

CLOVIS — It’s a hectic week for Texico’s baseball team. Monday, there were elementary school players at the Wolverines’ practice, followed by a live intersquad game and then the team dinner at a local restaurant. Tuesday was awards night....

 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 12, 2019

State-ment win

TEXICO - As Wednesday night's state 2A first-round playoff game was beginning, a dark angry cloud was moving toward the Texico baseball field. It was hardly a bad omen for the Wolverines. Though the...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 8, 2019

Clovis track aiming for district titles

CLOVIS — The Clovis boys track and field team has been a district champion before and there’s no reason the Wildcats can’t be a district champion again. Winners of the District 2-6A title in each of the last two seasons, the ’Cats will be...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 5, 2019

ENMU hosts LSC's best

PORTALES - Basketball coaches working the concession stand? Football coaches waving flags for the pole vault? Football players lugging around hurdles? Basketball players handing out soft drinks to...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 5, 2019

Moinat leaves mark in track and field

PORTALES — Ivar Moinat shares a name with Ivar the Boneless, a character from the T.V. show ‘Vikings’. Moinat isn’t as mean as the T.V. guy, but can be ruthless when burning up the collegiate track scene, at least from a competitive...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 1, 2019

ENMU to face LSC's fastest, strongest

PORTALES — College track and field season flies faster than the sneakers carrying runners around the oval. As the season began in March, it seemed like the Lone Star Conference track and field...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 1, 2019

Park doesn't feel different following title win

Harvey Park may be on top of the world, but his feet are planted firmly on it. Park, a 33-year-old Clovis resident, won the Legacy Fighting Alliance’s Lightweight Championship on Friday, earning a...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    April 28, 2019

Errors bury 'Cats

CLOVIS - Too many errors usually translate to disaster. And that was the case Thursday when Clovis hosted District 4-5A rival Hobbs for the start of a three-game series. The Wildcats committed a...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    April 28, 2019

Great week for Wolverines

TEXICO — Sunny, warm and pleasant beats cold, windy and crummy any day. But, Texico’s baseball team gladly took the latter on Tuesday because in such unfriendly conditions, they swept Santa Rosa 12-2 and 10-0 at home in a battle of District 7-2A...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    April 24, 2019

Fighting butterflies

CLOVIS - Harvey Park won't lie. He's excited, nervous, almost ready to jump out of his skin as Friday's Mixed Martial Arts lightweight fight against Demarques Jackson approaches. When asked about it,...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    April 21, 2019

Clovis sweeps home track meet

CLOVIS - There the trophies stood, just waiting to be won. They were the winners' spoils of Thursday's Wildcat Relays at Leon Williams Stadium and they were perched atop a table resting diagonally on...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    April 21, 2019

'Cats drop 4-5A trio

CARLSBAD - Tuesday's District 4-5A opener for Carlsbad and Clovis seemed like three baseball games rolled into one. Carlsbad won the seven-inning game 15-5 at Clovis' Bell Park, notching its first...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    April 21, 2019

Texico replaces coach

Bob Gilbreath was sure he could do better. He had just watched Clovis High’s football team end in a scoreless tie with Amarillo’s Palo Duro and thought he could’ve brought victory for the Wildcats had he been their kicker that night in 1984. He...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    April 17, 2019

Clovis, Portales start district play

With all the Tiger-mania going on this past weekend, it seems fitting to use a golf term with regard to the Clovis and Portales baseball seasons. Right now, they’re at the turn, ready for the back nine. This week is the first for each in district p...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    April 17, 2019

Home at last

CLOVIS - It's good to be home. Competition is competition, but the Clovis track and field team has been facing it in far-flung places like Amarillo, Hobbs and elsewhere before finally at least...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    April 17, 2019

Locals: Woods win exciting

They had become commonplace, those red-shirted Sunday charges by Tiger Woods at PGA majors. Used to be, however far back Tiger was coming into Sunday, there was a good chance he’d be at the top by day’s end. Some of the final rounds stand out....

 By Peter Stein    Sports    April 17, 2019

Clovis baseball team falls in district opener

CARLSBAD — Tuesday’s District 4-5A opener for Carlsbad and Clovis seemed like three baseball games rolled into one. Carlsbad won the seven-inning game 15-5 at Clovis’ Bell Park, notching its first district win in the process. But, within that...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    April 14, 2019

Wildcats sweep season series

PORTALES - For the Clovis and Portales baseball teams, this season has been "A Tale of Two Cities." The story for Clovis is one of players that went from looking bewildered to looking like they...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    April 7, 2019

Lady Rams win home opener

PORTALES - After playing on the road for so long, most recently losing four straight games to end last weekend's Kristen Griego Tournament, Thursday night brought two bits of good news for Portales' s...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    April 3, 2019

All eyes on Tech

By this time of year, Texas sports fans are usually squarely focused on the Astros and Rangers, on the Rockets and Spurs, even the Mavericks when they're playoff worthy, on the Stars, on the NFL...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 31, 2019

Clovis leaves home

CLOVIS - By the time Clovis' baseball team plays at Bell Park again, your tax returns will either be filed or late. When hosting Lovington this past Tuesday, the Wildcats played their last home game...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 27, 2019

Green-Silver game upon Greyhounds

PORTALES — Football season flies by like the wind. And the offseason goes pretty fast, too. So football coaches need to make good use of that fast-flying offseason, take advantage of as much...


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