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 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 15, 2018

Mother of all weekends

ALBUQUERQUE — Mother's Day weekend marked the end of the spring season, the end of the 2017-18 high school season. Local baseball, softball, and track and field teams descended on Albuquerque for...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 13, 2018

Clovis boys take third in 6A track

ALBUQUERQUE — The math isn't difficult. Fifteen teams competed in this weekend's Class 6A state track and field meet at the University of New Mexico. Only three were coming away from the UNM...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 12, 2018

Hope Christian eliminates Portales in 4A semifinals

ALBUQUERQUE – The Portales baseball team jumped out to a great start against Hope Christian in Friday's Class 4A semifinal. And then ... oh boy. At the University of New Mexico's Santa Ana Star...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 12, 2018

Triple triumph for Texico

ALBUQUERQUE — Winning championships never gets hum-drum, never gets blasé. So although the Texico baseball team's 5-0 victory over Estancia in Friday's Class 3A championship game at Isotopes Park... Full story

 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 11, 2018

Carlsbad clobbers Clovis in 6A quarters

ALBUQUERQUE - The University of New Mexico's Santa Ana Star Field is an impressive baseball facility, with shiny artificial turf, even major-league-style organ music playing between pitches. But that'...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 10, 2018

Wildcat philosophy: Every point matters

CLOVIS — If anyone knows the importance of depth at a state meet, it's Clovis boys track and field coach Mark Sena. As a Fort Sumner High School athlete, Sena competed in the shot put and took...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 9, 2018

Clovis ready for heat of state tournament

CLOVIS — The sweltering temperatures for Tuesday's full practice at Bell Park were of the you-ain't-seen-nothing-yet variety for the Clovis High baseball team. It was in the 90s Tuesday, but about... Full story

 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 6, 2018

Wildcats advance in baseball playoffs

CLOVIS — Small ball proved a recipe for success Saturday as the Clovis Wildcats advanced in the Class 6A baseball playoffs, tying a school record for wins in the process. Slowly, but surely, the... Full story

 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 5, 2018

Clovis baseball team takes Game 1

CLOVIS — On Friday night, Clovis took the first step along the way to a Class 6A championship, and that step couldn't have gone better for the Wildcats. The 'Cats run-ruled Manzano 10-0 in five... Full story

 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 4, 2018

Clovis, Portales to open first-round games tonight

CLOVIS — Things so far have gone mostly well for the Clovis baseball team. But now, there’s jewelry on the line. Class 6A championship rings are the reward if fourth-seeded Clovis is successful in its state title quest, which begins tonight at... Full story

 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 4, 2018

Wildcats ready for 2-6A meet

ALBUQUERQUE — Today’s District 2-6A track and field meet in Albuquerque offers more than just a chance for the Clovis boys team to repeat as district champions. For both the Clovis boys and girls, the meet is kind of like the best of both...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 2, 2018

Cats hope to score tennis upset

CLOVIS — Off Louisiana Boulevard and Interstate 40 in Albuquerque is the Jerry Cline Tennis Center, a shining 18-court facility. It will be the Clovis boys tennis team's destination on Friday for... Full story

 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 1, 2018

CHS softball season concludes

CLOVIS - The bottom of the sixth inning in Game 2 of Monday's Clovis softball season finale seems a microcosm of the Lady Wildcats' season overall. The fight was there, even if the results weren't. Cl...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    April 28, 2018

Wildcats, Bears set for 2-6A showdown

CLOVIS - The numbers say it all - eight and zero. As in 8-0, the District 2-6A records of both the Clovis and La Cueva baseball teams. They'll each head into today's regular-season-ending...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    April 28, 2018

Texico goes to 21-2

TEXICO — Call it a football score, call it lopsided, call it a rout. Just make sure you call it a dominant team playing good baseball as the regular season winds down. Texico took care of District 5-3A rival Clayton, 22-3, at Texico Field on...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    April 27, 2018

Cats heading down final stretch

CLOVIS - Today's Ross Black Relays in Lovington are about opportunity. They will be the Clovis track and field team's last opportunity to attack a regular-season meet, the Wildcats' last opportunity...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    April 26, 2018

Clovis sweeps Sandia to extend winning streak to 12

CLOVIS — A scoreless-inning streak ended, but a chance at a district title and No. 1 state tournament seed did not. Clovis’ baseball team rallied in the sixth inning for a 2-1 victory over Sandia... Full story

 By Peter Stein    Sports    April 21, 2018

Texico, Estancia split in battle of 3A elite

TEXICO - After inclement weather interrupted the first game of Friday's Estancia-Texico baseball doubleheader, the skies lightened, the sun came out and the wind died down considerably for the...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    April 20, 2018

Clash of baseball titans: Texico vs. Estancia

TEXICO — File it under "h," maybe under "c." But file it somewhere under the "how cool is that" file. The answer is "pretty cool" whenever a team ranked No. 1 in the state plays one ranked No. 2 in the regular season. It will happen today ... Full story

 By Peter Stein    Sports    April 19, 2018

Roybal named Football Coach of the Year

Dickie Roybal was honored, but confused. "New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame," the former Melrose football coach thought. "There's a New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame?" There is, and they recently honored Ro... Full story

 By Peter Stein    Sports    April 18, 2018

Texico rallies to top Rams

TEXICO — The rock band Kansas famously sang "Dust in the Wind," which would've been a good theme song for Tuesday's Portales-Texico baseball game. There was certainly plenty of dust and wind...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    April 15, 2018

Wildcat boys win home relays

CLOVIS — Talk about a measuring stick. Clovis' boys track and field team considered Friday's Wildcat Relays a means of determining how far it had progressed this season, how far it still needed to...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    April 13, 2018

Cats ready for home Relays

CLOVIS — Running and jumping and throwing are pretty much the same here as they are anywhere. Track and field teams are going to compete the best they can, and that won't vary much unless it's on...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    April 8, 2018

'Cats maul Monarchs

CLOVIS — Blue skies, very little wind, but less-than-ideal temperatures. Two out of three wasn't bad for Clovis' baseball team as far as conditions for Saturday's doubleheader against Manzano were c... Full story

 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 31, 2018

Buffaloes sweep pair from Floyd, move to 7-1

MELROSE — Melrose’s baseball team has big aspirations for the spring, aspirations of heading north, playing for a state championship. Caleb King was just up there a few weeks ago, coming oh so close as head coach of the Melrose girls basketball...


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