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 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 21, 2018 

Football wrap: Melrose edges Gateway Christian

The third week of October is drawing to a close, and there were big local high school games throughout the region. Friday Melrose 38, Gateway Christian 36 MELROSE — The Buffaloes improved to 2-2 against Eight-man, District 3 opponents in memorable...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 21, 2018 

Byrd's boxing prowess not forgotten

Editor's note: This is the first of two stories profiling local inductees into the New Mexico Boxing Hall of Fame. A profile of Tony Romero will run in Wednesday's edition of The News. CLOVIS - There was a time Brooks Byrd and Muhammad Ali were on... Full story

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 21, 2018 

Cats ground Eagles, move to 2-1 in district

CLOVIS — A little sour must come with the sweet. But for Clovis High’s football team, it was only the latter on Friday night. The Wildcats were home sweet home, playing at Leon Williams Stadium...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 17, 2018

Area football preview: Melrose hopes to continue momentum

The weekend is closing in already and that means it’s almost time for more high school football games, with every local team in action. Friday Gateway Christian at Melrose, 7 p.m. Winning their opener followed five straight losses for the...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 17, 2018

With Chile Bowl in hand, Hounds look to Wagon Wheel

PORTALES — A team’s defense can often be a shot of adrenaline for its offense. And Saturday, Eastern New Mexico’s defense had just the prescription against Western New Mexico at Greyhound...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 17, 2018

Cats seek big district win

CLOVIS — The cold air is a signal, indicating high school football games are getting scarce, playoff implications are everywhere. Clovis High goes into its ninth game with pretty much everything on...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 17, 2018

Prep soccer: Clovis girls grab 1-0 win over Carlsbad

CLOVIS — A one-goal game can be fun and nerve-racking, thrilling and terrifying at the same time. It was all of those for the Clovis girls soccer team when hosting district rival Carlsbad on a cold...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 14, 2018

Farwell football squad cruises to 42-0 win

FARWELL — A Farwell High football team used to seeing its games unfold from ground level, took to the skies Friday against Seagraves, with positive results. Farwell normally bowls opponents over with a lethal rushing attack. Friday, though,...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 14, 2018

Football roundup: Buffaloes notch first district victory

Another weekend of area football has come and gone with yet another mixed bag of results. Fort Sumner 24, Texico 8 TEXICO — The Wolverines knew they were facing a challenge when hosting unbeaten Fort Sumner/House on Friday. That stated, the Wolves...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 14, 2018

Cats blank Roswell in girls soccer

CLOVIS — After last Tuesday's 4-0 win over Roswell, the Clovis girls soccer team has been able to, as Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers would put it — R-E-L-A-X. The Lady Wildcats' four-goal...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 10, 2018

Regional football preview: Playoff spots in local sights

There are crucial high school football games everywhere, as October grinds into its second week. Playoff spots, playoff positioning, it’s all starting to come into focus. Here’s a look at the... Full story

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 10, 2018

Rams eye challenge in Dexter

A coach’s job is sometimes having to see the glass half empty, having to look at what imperfections need to be tweaked, even after a near-perfect performance. But following his team’s 47-0...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 10, 2018

Prep soccer: Clovis girls top Roswell for second district win

CLOVIS — Overcoats, hoodies and gloves have replaced short-sleeve shirts for the Clovis girls soccer fans. And the games they’re watching are different, too. Gone are the pre-district days of...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 7, 2018

Capital's punishment

PORTALES - Lightning struck in the third quarter of Friday's Capital-Portales football game. But, the Rams had actually been striking all night. Returning from their bye week with a crackle, the Rams...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 7, 2018

Cats go 0-1-1 on week

CLOVIS - Saturday, Clovis' boys soccer team did something it hadn't done all season. The Wildcats lost. Hobbs coming into Leon Williams Stadium presented the 'Cats with an opportunity to bag their...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 7, 2018

Regional wrap-up: Trio get Friday wins

The area football season marched on this weekend, with every local team in action except idle Farwell. And as usual, the results were mixed: Tucumcari 39, Texico 22 TUCUMCARI — The Wolverines switched quarterbacks at halftime, but still weren’t...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 7, 2018

Melrose tops Texico in titleist match

TEXICO — It’s not much of a head-scratcher figuring out what the ultimate goal of a defending state volleyball champion is. Win another state championship, of course. If you did scratch your head, you probably need to switch shampoos. Almost as...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 3, 2018

Area football preview: Elida rested, ready

It's already October, meaning the football games are getting that much more important. The local teams will be back at it again this weekend, with an almost-full slate of those extra-important...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 3, 2018

Wildcats get ready to open district season

CLOVIS — Clovis High’s football team can’t exactly wipe the slate clean this weekend. But the Wildcats are, in a way, getting a fresh start. The ’Cats are 2-4 so far, on a four-game losing...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 3, 2018

Mustangs not end to murderer's row

PORTALES — A victory for the Eastern New Mexico football team over Midwestern State on Saturday would have re-defined the Greyhounds’ season. A lopsided defeat could have been soul-crushing. Call...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    October 3, 2018

Clovis boys open district with tie

CLOVIS — OK, here's where it gets really interesting for the Clovis boys soccer team. Not that it wasn't plenty interesting already. A 13-0 record and No. 4 state Maxpreps ranking sure can't be...

 

Regional roundup: Steers keep rolling along

It was the last weekend of September football and the local high school teams continued to separate, some trending upward, some the other direction. Farwell 28, Dimmitt 7 DIMMITT, Texas — The Steers on Friday were among the teams in the...

 

ENMU expects tough Mustang squad

Midwestern State offers two-pronged motivation for the Eastern New Mexico football team, posing both an immediate challenge and conjuring up bitter memories of recent history. First, the history...

 

What the deuce?

CLOVIS — The Clovis High football team knew exactly what it was facing in Lubbock Cooper Friday night — a solid Texas program, a team that does everything well most of the time. Cooper did a lot...

 

Wildcats look to avoid walking plank

CLOVIS — It’s not the last weekend of Clovis High’s football season, not even close. But it is a last opportunity for the Wildcats. When the ’Cats host Cooper High School tonight at Leon... Full story

 

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