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 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 20, 2019 

Hounds start at home

PORTALES — What better way to follow up a successful indoor track season than with an outdoor one. Eastern New Mexico’s track and field team is hoping to carry some of its indoor momentum outdoors and make this a memorable spring. It will...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 20, 2019 

Clovis baseball team wins third straight

CLOVIS — Don’t count the Clovis baseball team out. Despite their gruesome start, the Wildcats seem like they’ve gotten it together. Tuesday, the ’Cats won their third straight by zipping Portales 3-0 at Bell Park. The shutout pitching of...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 17, 2019

Lineup anyone's guess

PORTALES — The Portales baseball season will be like a two-month-long tryout. As sixth-year head coach Dusty Nusser moves players around, sees how they fit, where they can maximize their abilities, he will guarantee few a continuous starting role....

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 13, 2019

Texico hits road

TEXICO - Saturday was a night of firsts and lasts for Texico's boys basketball team. The fourth-seeded Wolverines took their first step up the state-tournament ladder by defeating 13th-seeded Menaul...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 13, 2019

'Cats a wrap

On Monday night, having had 48 hours to absorb his team's 78-67 season-ending loss at Hobbs, one thing hadn't changed in two days for Clovis boys basketball head coach Jaden Isler. He was proud of how...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 10, 2019

Lady Buffaloes roll

ELROSE - Every team wants to win its last home game. For the Melrose girls basketball team, though, Friday's victory was also a launching pad. By routing 16th-seeded To'hajiilee 69-31 at Melrose...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 6, 2019

Off to Frisco

It's bracketology time. The NCAA's Division I brackets won't be filled until St. Patrick's Day, but the Lone Star Conference has its own basketball tournament bracket ready. For the Eastern New...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 3, 2019

Lady Wolverines take district title

TEXICO — District titles have proven elusive for Texico’s girls basketball team in recent years. No such luck for the Lady Wolverines’ opponents this year. Friday night at Texico Sports Arena, the Lady Wolverines used an opportunistic third...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 3, 2019

'Cats 'Rock' Carlsbad

CLOVIS - Clovis' boys basketball team is still hoping for a home game in the upcoming state tournament. But if the Wildcats' 60-36 victory over Carlsbad in Thursday's District 4-5A semifinal turns...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 3, 2019

Win some, lose some

It was a good and bad week for Clovis' girls basketball team. The Lady Wildcats won their District 4-5A quarterfinal over Roswell 57-24 on Tuesday at Rock Staubus Gymnasium, but lost their semifinal...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 3, 2019

New season, new attitude for Clovis softball

CLOVIS - After consecutive 2-24 seasons, the Clovis softball team has nowhere to look but up. And they are doing that as Tuesday's season opener at Muleshoe approaches. They're looking toward this season not just with new optimism but new...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 3, 2019

White: Padres excited

For months they hung out on the open market, two prime free agents waiting to be plucked. Third baseman/shortstop Manny Machado and outfielder Bryce Harper were the two brightest stars of the much-anticipated 2018-19 Major League Baseball offseason....

 

Clovis girls swimmers third at state

ALBUQUERQUE — The trek to Albuquerque can seem long no matter what your reason for going. Local athletes head up there — and back — regularly. When they get what they came for, the trip may seem...

 

Lady 'Cats win district tournament opener

CLOVIS — Clovis girls basketball coach Jeff Reed has worn some sullen expressions this winter. A ‘can’t-anyone-hit-a-field-goal’ scowl here, a ‘can’t-anyone-sink-free-throws’ frown there. Tuesday night, though, it was smiles aplenty...

 

Fresh, new faces

CLOVIS — The Clovis baseball team that will take the Bell Park field against Lubbock-Coronado Tuesday night won’t much resemble the one that walked off the University of New Mexico’s Santa Ana Star Field more than nine months ago. The 2018 Wild...

 

Rams get top spot

PORTALES - However the rest of the basketball season plays out, this week was a benchmark for the Portales girls team. Playing at the Ram Athletic Center for the first time in two weeks, Portales'...

 

Clovis get No. 2

CLOVIS — The Clovis boys basketball team likes playing at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. The Wildcats like having their crowd behind them, like feeding off the energy. They certainly like not having to ride hours through desert or plains to play games....

 

Wolverines put up good fight

TEXICO — It was another tough Saturday for the Texico boys basketball team, but this time a much better showing for the Wolverines. Down by 13 and missing a member of their rotation for most of the second half, the Wolves fought back to make it a...

 

Hitting the road

For however much longer Eastern New Mexico's basketball season lasts - and both the men's and women's teams would like it to last throughout March - the Greyhounds will have to be road warriors. This...

 

Tournament hopes high

CLOVIS - Think you've seen the last of Clovis' girls basketball team at Rock Staubus Gymnasium? Think the Lady Wildcats will fall short of a state tournament appearance? Think again. At least...

 

Swim team ready for state

This is it, the meet high school swim teams aspire to all season. Beginning Friday and continuing Saturday, New Mexico swimmers will be descending upon Albuquerque Academy High School, all hoping for a medal or a trophy. The Clovis girls, a...

 

Portales girls edge Artesia

PORTALES — However the rest of Portales’ basketball season plays out, Tuesday night was a benchmark for both the boys and girls teams. With both squads playing at the Ram Athletic Center for the first time in two weeks, Portales’ girls escaped...

 

Clovis Christian squeaks by Grady

CLOVIS - Clovis Christian's gymnasium is decorated with championship banners from the not-so-distant past. The earliest only go back to Bush 43's second term, the most recent to a 2010 Six-man state...

 

Lady 'Cats fall

CLOVIS - The Clovis girls basketball team's season has been kind of like 'It's a Wonderful Life' in reverse. Minus the angel trying to earn his wings, the Lady Wildcats have seen snippets of how good...

 

Home finales

When the Eastern New Mexico basketball teams stride out onto the Greyhound Arena floor, there's something special, something different about it. They're home. They've got that crowd behind them, the...

 

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