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Texas finding same COVID-19 challenges as New Mexico

MULESHOE — Talk of COVID-19 is everywhere. And seems to be impacting everything. Even more so across the state line in Texas than in New Mexico. While New Mexico — through Saturday morning ... Full story

 

Residents weigh in on virus

A week ago, life was relatively normal. Now, not so much. Self-quarantining and social distancing have become things people are supposed to do. Bathroom tissue has become white gold. All thanks to...

 

Title shots gone for Hound athletes

PORTALES — There they were, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball players and coaches, hanging out together on campus Thursday afternoon, a day before they were supposed to visit Lubbock for a game against Texas A&M-Commerce in...

 

Coronavirus halts Texico's drive for five

TEXICO — Maybe if enough people cross their fingers, there will be a 2020 high school baseball season. Texico’s baseball team, a four-time defending state champion, must wish it were just that easy, wish that simply crossing fingers could make...

 

Barred from arena, Melrose fans celebrate from school

MELROSE — There’s that saying, ‘You can’t keep a good man down.’ In Saturday morning’s case, you could have also included women, teenagers and children to the phrase. In the common section...

 

Clovis softball hopes to keep up pace

The Clovis High softball team is off to a 3-1 start this season, but can’t get too comfortable. After all, last year’s Lady Wildcats began 3-0 but wound up 5-19. So, there’s still a long way to go this year. But 3-1 is 3-1, a good foundation...

 

Wildcats advance past Bears

CLOVIS — Saturday night was the first Clovis boys basketball state playoff game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium since 2013. And the Wildcats’ last game there, period, for another nine months. Clovis mar...

 

Clayton holds on late to shock Texico girls

TEXICO — Every basketball season comes to an end. The Texico girls basketball players were just hoping theirs didn’t end quite so soon. The sixth-seeded Lady Wolverines sure fought hard to avoid...

 

Texico boys make way into 2A quarterfinals

TEXICO — The Texico boys basketball team saved what may have been its best performance of the season for its last home game of the season. Playing sharp in the first half and looking poised in a suddenly iffy fourth quarter, the seventh-seeded...

 

ENMU women cruise in Lone Star tournament opener

PORTALES — It was truly a Super Tuesday for the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team. Even with everything that transpired later in the Lone Star Conference tournament at...

 

Buffs defend district

MELROSE — It was just a step along the way to Melrose’s ultimate goal. But it was a pretty cool step. Last Saturday night, the Melrose boys basketball team won its second straight District 6-1A...

 

Welcome back to The Rock

Already tired of presidential primaries and sneezing into your elbow? Need a break after carrying your Mayor Pete and Amy Klobuchar campaign buttons out to the curb? For a change of pace, a nice...

 

Clovis girls hope win secures bracket bid

CLOVIS — Sunday should be as suspenseful as it is interesting for the Clovis girls basketball team. Will the Lady Wildcats, 12-16 after Thursday night’s 32-21 loss at Carlsbad, be deemed good enou...

 

Wild(cat) finish

CLOVIS — No matter what happened Saturday night in Clovis High’s District 4-5A boys basketball championship game at Hobbs, the Wildcats’ semifinal victory over Roswell on Thursday at Rock Staubu...

 

Two down for Texico

TEXICO — Two down, one to go. The Lady Wolverines, like any local basketball team, had three goals for their season — 1) win their district in the regular season, 2) win their postseason district...

 

Clovis Christian girls win in 6-1A opener

CLOVIS — For Clovis Christian’s girls basketball team, it’s been a journey. The program has grown, evolved, in recent years. So Monday’s 59-47 home victory over Grady/San Jon/House in the first round of the District 6-1A postseason...

 

Clovis' Zamora to swim at New Mexico State

CLOVIS - In hindsight, Bella Zamora swimming at the Division I college level seems like a given. But that wasn't always the case. Not too long ago, Zamora herself didn't even know if she would swim...

 

Texico girls avenge defeat

TEXICO — Tough, opportunistic defense + fast-break baskets + overall scrappy play = District 7-2A regular-season champions. That was the equation for Texico’s girls basketball team this past...

 

Clovis boys finish as second seed

CLOVIS — It was going to be a game after all. When the Clovis boys basketball team kept a double-digit lead over Carlsbad for much of Tuesday night’s contest at Clovis High’s Rock Staubus...

 

Texico makes adjustments, tops Clayton

TEXICO — When your offense isn’t working, it’s time for Plan B. In the case of last Saturday night’s Clayton/Texico boys basketball game, Plan B for the Wolverines was good defense that shut down the Yellow Jackets while transitioning to...

 

Westerberg preps for Morningside after CHS

CLOVIS — Amber Westerberg was definitely going to continue her swim career outside of Clovis. The question was where. “I was looking through a bunch of college websites for Division II and NAIA sc...

 

Collapse averted for Hounds

PORTALES— The Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team has had its share of disappointing games this season. Thursday night’s game, though, did not make that list. Hosting Dallas...

 

Hounds hold on against Pioneers

PORTALES — If you like offense, Thursday night’s Texas Woman’s/Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball game was not for you. Offense at Greyhound Arena was at a premium, especially...

 

Wildcats even district score

CLOVIS — The Clovis boys basketball team couldn’t afford another District 4-5A loss, especially against Hobbs, the one district team that had already beaten the Wildcats this season. Clovis has bi...

 

ENMU hoops to face tough tests

As the games become fewer they get all the more important. There are six games and less than three weeks left in the regular season for both the Eastern New Mexico University men’s and women’s...

 

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