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Clovis faces tough Texas test

CLOVIS - As Monday's football practice was wrapping up at Clovis High School, the dust from last Friday's 60-27 win over Lubbock Monterey was still settling. Wildcats junior quarterback Chance Harris...

 

Next stop: Lions' den

PORTALES — After beating Missouri S&T 35-28 in the final five minutes and Colorado Mesa 44-37 in overtime, Eastern New Mexico’s football team would probably like a little less drama when visiting Texas A&M Commerce in Week 3. That, however, would...

 

Familiar foes to meet Friday

It’s Week 5 for much of the local high school football teams, Week 4 for Farwell and Melrose, just Week 2 for Dora. Whatever weekend it is for whatever team, it’s a full slate. Here’s a look: Melrose (3-0) at Mountainair (2-1), 6 p.m. Friday...

 

Portales volleyball continues hot start with sweep of Hobbs

PORTALES — The Portales volleyball team might just be on to something. The Lady Rams have won five of six to start the season, the fifth of those victories coming via sweep — 25-18, 25-23, 25-10 — against Hobbs Tuesday night at the Ram Athletic...

 

Area roundup: Tigers, Buffs stay perfect

There were some big wins and tough losses for the local teams this past weekend. Elida (4-0) and Melrose (3-0) stayed undefeated, while Texico moved back to .500 (2-2) with a home shutout of Capitan....

 

Clovis girls go 1-3 on week

CLOVIS — Sofia Rico became the new all-time goal scorer for Clovis’ girls soccer program Thursday when she netted three against Lovington, giving her 59, two better than the previous mark. It was...

 

Plain shocking: Clovis tops Monterey

CLOVIS — When the Clovis and Monterey football teams met last year in Lubbock, Monterey’s offense was able to move the ball up and down the field with ease against the Wildcats. Friday at Leon...

 

Clovis gets set for Lubbock three-step

CLOVIS — The bad thing about football is that the games are spread a week apart. Losses can tend to get stuck in the craw for awhile. The good thing about football is that teams have that week to work the bugs out, learn from those losses, try to...

 

Area preview: Buffs kick off week early

In this high school football week, the main slate of games will be held on Friday the 13th. The local teams, though, are hoping it will be a lucky weekend. Elida and Melrose enter play undefeated; the Tigers at 3-0, the Buffaloes at 2-0. Though,...

 

Late plays lift Hounds

PORTALES — Saturday night brought one of those football games, the kind where teams are like boxers matching punch for punch. The kind you just know will come down to the last few punches of the...

 

Greyhounds eye challenge Saturday

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico’s football team survived its first challenge by outlasting Missouri S&T 35-28 in last Saturday’s season opener. Now the next challenge — beat Colorado Mesa in...

 

Rams top Dons, move to 3-0

PORTALES — If you blinked, sneezed or visited the rest room at Greyhound Stadium Friday night, you may have missed something big happen during one of the Portales football team’s scoring drives....

 

Clovis tops Portales, moves to 6-1 on girls soccer season

PORTALES — Both the Clovis and Portales girls soccer teams had their challenges when they played Thursday at Portales High School. Clovis’ may not have seemed so glaring, because a 5-1 record coming in can salve a lot of shortcomings....

 

Rams sweep Clovis for first victory

CLOVIS — A Portales/Clovis rivalry clash is always fun, something to look forward to for players, coaches and fans. It’s even more fun still for the team that wins those clashes. And in the case o...

 

Area preview: Elida hopes to continue hot start

Elida is coming off one of its biggest wins ever. Texico is coming off a loss, but a close one against a reigning state champion. Melrose is coming off a bye week, Farwell off a lopsided loss. Floyd just wants to finally play some darn football....

 

Clovis hopes to keep momentum going in Rio Rancho

CLOVIS — OK, so the Clovis High football team is 2-0. Great for the Wildcats. Beats 1-1 or 0-2. But, the previous four Wildcat teams were able to accomplish the same 2-0 start. 3-0, now that’s...

 

ENMU hosts Missouri S&T to open season

PORTALES — It’s good for a football team to have time to work things out, wrap their minds around schemes and playbooks, Xs and Os. Pound the sleds, run the sprints. Eastern New Mexico has had that time. But the Greyhounds are ready to start...

 

Area roundup: Farwell stumbles at Friona

It was an inspiring if not victorious Week 2 for Texico. For Farwell, it was a Week 1 the Steers will probably want to forget. The Wolverines played their home opener against an elite Dexter program Friday night and were dealt a heartbreaking 21-15...

 

'Cats turn corner

CLOVIS — After a Week 1 game was shortened by a nasty storm, it was Clovis High’s football team bringing the thunder and lightning in Friday’s Week 2 matchup against Los Lunas at Leon Williams S...

 

Clovis falls to Artesia in season opener

CLOVIS — Clovis head volleyball coach Ruth Chavez did promise that her team would be scrappy this year. And the Lady Wildcats did indeed exhibit said scrappiness in Thursday’s season opener...

 

ENMU seeks bounceback

PORTALES — If Labor Day weekend doesn’t make you think about college football, it’s probably a good bet you’re not a football fan. Even one of the NCAA’s several hundred college football tea...

 

Maldonado second, Clovis boys fourth in home meet

CLOVIS — Considering the temperature, every runner in Friday’s Clovis Invitational — be it varsity, junior varsity or middle school — should’ve received a medal just for showing up and...

 

Area football preview: Competition amps up

It’s Week 2 already for some teams. Week 1 for Farwell. The teams in the former category — Texico and Elida — are trying to go 2-0, and each face tough teams standing in their way of doing so. Dexter (1-0) at Texico (1-0), Friday, 7 p.m. A win...

 

Friday goal: Tame Tigers

CLOVIS — There’s no way to sugar-coat the weather at Clovis’ Monday-afternoon football practice. It was stinking hot, hovering near triple digits throughout. The Wildcats took precautions,...

 

Clovis volleyball aims to be uncommon on court

CLOVIS — The Clovis volleyball team is on a mission this season. A mission to win? Yes, of course, like any team. But the Lady Wildcats are also on somewhat of a philosophical mission, a mission not to be ordinary, a quest to stand out. “Our...

 

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