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 By Peter Stein    Sports    December 9, 2018

Clovis rallies to top Cleveland

CLOVIS — Whatever else happened to the Clovis girls basketball team this weekend, whatever else happens to them throughout the winter, the Lady Wildcats may look back at Friday’s 41-35 comeback victory over Cleveland as one of their most...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    December 9, 2018

Melrose cruises in season openers

MELROSE - Finally, the Melrose basketball teams' journey has begun. Melrose's girls and boys, two teams with state title aspirations, hope Thursday's season openers were the first step along a path...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    December 5, 2018

Family ties aplenty for Dora girls

Any girls basketball team might say it’s a sisterhood. Dora could make a more literal claim to the term. This year’s Dora girls team includes younger sisters of former players, plus a pair of sisters playing together on the current roster....

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    December 5, 2018

Elida girls aim to remain on top

Elida has a new girls basketball coach, but nothing has really changed for the program. Keith Durham is not Jaden Isler and vice versa. Isler has his own style of coaching and Durham his, so there will be a difference there. The program, though,...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    December 2, 2018

ENMU women start LSC play on right foot

PORTALES — Opening the college basketball season is a big deal. Opening the conference schedule, even bigger. Those conference opponents are the company a team will keep for most of the winter....

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    December 2, 2018

Clovis girls edge Portales in opener

CLOVIS — Opening night doesn’t reveal everything about the season that lies ahead, but it can be somewhat of a barometer, giving teams an indication of what they can become. The barometer reading...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    December 2, 2018

Melrose teams reload for 2018-19

The Melrose boys basketball team will look a bit different than the one that captured a state Class A championship in Albuquerque last March. Losing six seniors tends to give a team quite the makeover. But head coach Kevin Lackey doesn’t expect a...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    December 2, 2018

New Isler era set to begin at Clovis

CLOVIS — For Jaden Isler, it seems right coaching boys basketball at Clovis High. Not that Isler didn’t enjoy his time coaching the Elida girls team. What coach wouldn’t like inheriting a team...

 

Texico hopes to be one game better in 2A

TEXICO — It doesn’t matter how many games you win if you don’t win the last. Man oh man, did Texico’s boys basketball team learn that the hard way last March at the Pit in Albuquerque. The Wolverines soared into that 3A state title game again...

 

Wolverine girls seek another title, this time in 2A

TEXICO — As the backboard was lighting up in red after Maryelle Dickerman’s buzzer-beating shot, it was on to the next season for Texico’s girls basketball team. Dickerman’s basket had won a 3A state championship for the Lady Wolverines, as...

 

Clovis girls figuring things out

CLOVIS — Were Clovis High a smaller school, perhaps fans would see a running, gunning, razzle-dazzling team moving the ball quickly up and down the court this season. Being 5A — a notch smaller th...

 

Steers to face Stratford in area round

It’s a long arduous road to a Texas state football championship. And Farwell has taken just one step so far. Friday, the Steers (10-1) will try to take the next one when they play Stratford (6-5) in the Texas 2A D2 Area round at River Road High Sch...

 

Rams welcome Tigers

PORTALES — So, it’s back to the state 4A semifinals for the Portales football team. But, the Rams managed to reach this point last year and things didn’t turn out so well. It is of course a... Full story

 

Portales pummels Pirates

PORTALES — Portales’ football team is headed back to the final four. The Rams earned a return visit to the state 4A semifinal round with a 64-32 victory over Grants on Saturday at Greyhound Stadiu...

 

Warriors outlast Buffs in eight-man semis

MELROSE — There will be a new Eight-Man state football champion. That much was clear Friday night after four-time defending champ Melrose was defeated at home 53-24 by top-seeded Gateway Christian....

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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