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 By Peter Stein    Sports    November 14, 2018 

Regional football preview: Melrose set to host Gateway

A little over a month ago, it seemed Melrose’s football team was in trouble. The Buffaloes were 1-5 and injury-riddled, their season in doubt. But they got healthy, tore off a string of victories — including a big one over powerhouse Gateway...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    November 14, 2018 

ENMU puts 2018 in rear view

PORTALES — Every football team wants its last game of the season to be a win. But they’d prefer it were in a championship game, not the regular season. Eastern New Mexico wrapped for the 2018...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    November 14, 2018 

Early struggles, recovery highlight Clovis football campaign

CLOVIS — Clovis High’s head football coach Cal Fullerton thought last Saturday’s 24-21 season-ending loss to Las Cruces was a microcosm of the season. For a while, it was hard to tell which...

 

ENMU women cruise to opening win

PORTALES - Opening night. There isn't much in sports that quite compares to it. And when opening night ends with a victory? Way cooler. The Eastern New Mexico women's basketball team broke the seal...

 

Hounds survive football finale

PORTALES - It wasn't the season Eastern New Mexico's football team hoped for, not by a longshot. But ENMU went out a winner, holding off Western Oregon 19-14 on Saturday, Senior Day at Greyhound...

 

CHS volleyball concludes season

Clovis' volleyball team put up a good fight, but the Lady Wildcats' season likely ended with Thursday night's 3-1 loss at Hobbs. Clovis won the first set of Thursday's District 4-5A semifinal match...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    November 7, 2018

Rams idle after grabbing 4A's No. 2 seed

Portales’ football team is already reaping some rewards for its success. With a four-game winning streak taking them to 7-3 by the end of the regular season, the Rams get a No. 2 seed in the state...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    November 7, 2018

Regional football preview: Elida eyes upset in six-man title tilit

What a way to return to the field. Elida’s football program had been on an eight-year hiatus, but came back as strong as ever this season, earning a No. 2 seed in the state Six-Man playoffs and going 9-1 so far. And Saturday, they’ll carry that...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    November 7, 2018

Cats are Cruces-bound

CLOVIS — You can take Clovis High’s football record, good and bad alike, and toss it in the trash. It’s state playoff time. A brand new season. “We were just telling the kids today,...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    November 7, 2018

Clovis runners hope to snag trophy

CLOVIS — It’s a big week for Clovis High, a week that quite a few athletes in purple have been looking forward to, have aspired to, since August. Today at 3:30 p.m., Clovis’ fifth-seeded boys...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    November 7, 2018

College football: Hounds hope to end 2018 on high note

Eastern New Mexico’s football team is looking to go out with a crackle as the regular season ends at home Saturday against Western Oregon. The Greyhounds are 4-6 after last weekend’s 34-17 loss...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    November 7, 2018

Clovis volleyball team reaches district semifinal

CLOVIS — A glance at the overall score — a sweep for Clovis High's volleyball team over Carlsbad — might make it seem that the Lady Wildcats had an easy time of beating the Cavegirls in...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    November 4, 2018

Coyotes get volleyball win

CLOVIS — Tuesday's volleyball match was perhaps a glimpse into the future for an improving Clovis team. But it also signaled the present, displaying a young team that still hasn't quite yet...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    November 4, 2018

Cats moving on

CLOVIS — In college basketball, they call it the Elite Eight. But even calling it something as ordinary as the quarterfinals is still pretty cool. Especially for a fifth-seeded Clovis boys soccer...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    November 4, 2018

Clovis "Bear-ly" defeated

CLOVIS — The Clovis High football team was close, oh so close, to earning one more game at Leon Williams Stadium. In Friday’s regular-season finale at that very stadium, the Wildcats dominated...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    November 4, 2018

Cross country: Clovis boys crush field

CLOVIS — It was a pretty nice haul for the Clovis cross country program. — Hosting Friday’s District 4-5A championship meet at Ned Houk Park, the Clovis boys took first, outdistancing...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 31, 2018

Rebound continues for Hounds

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico football team is lately the kind opponents don’t like to play, the streaking kind, the winning kind. Saturday at Greyhound Stadium, Eastern took its third straigh...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 31, 2018

Prep soccer: Clovis boys net fifth seed, girls 10th

It’s a big deal for Clovis’ girls soccer team to be returning to the state playoffs. But it’s perhaps a bigger deal that the Clovis boys soccer team is making its state playoff return at home....

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 31, 2018

Clovis boys heavy favorite in district meet

CLOVIS — Last week’s Pre-District cross country meet in Carlsbad was aptly named because it gave the Clovis team a fairly accurate preview of how Friday’s District 4-5A meet will likely go. In...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 31, 2018

Playoffs commence for four area teams

State playoffs are what football teams strive for, the only place they want to be in mid-to-late autumn. Four local teams are there this weekend, ready to begin their run at state championships. While some other area teams — Clovis, Portales and...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 31, 2018

Plenty at stake for Clovis, La Cueva

CLOVIS — Monday, the Clovis High football team was back at it, facing the start of a normal practice week after enjoying a bye this past weekend. Hopefully for Clovis, the time to rest was helpful...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 31, 2018

Clovis progresses, but falls to Roswell in sweep

CLOVIS — Tuesday’s volleyball match was perhaps a glimpse into the future for an improving Clovis team. But it also signaled the present, displaying a young team that still hasn’t quite yet arrived. In their regular-season finale at Rock...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 28, 2018

Steers keep rolling

FARWELL — It has become routine. A Friday-night Farwell football game, a Friday-night Farwell football victory. The Steers won their seventh straight this past Friday, routing Texas 2A Region I District 2 rival Plains 48-0 at Farwell High School....

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 28, 2018

Wildcats rested, ready to finish strong

CLOVIS — It’s probably fair to say the Clovis High football team has earned it. Getting nine games into the season without a bye week is a long time to wait for a break. But the Wildcats won’t...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 24, 2018

Clovis suited boxing legend Romero just fine

Editor's note: This is the second in a two-part series of stories about locals set for induction Saturday into the New Mexico Boxing Hall of Fame. Sunday's edition of The News featured Brooks Byrd....

 

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