Articles written by Peter Stein - Staff Writer

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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...

 

Curry volleyball teams have big expectations

Curry County volleyball is in a good place right now, with a five-time defending champion in Texico, a 2017 state champion and ’18 state finalist in Melrose, and a Grady team that posted a winning record last year and returns a solid contingent....

 

Area football roundup: Texico, Elida, Melrose win big

It was a big Friday for regional football teams, as Melrose, Texico and Elida all notched lopsided victories. There were successful head-coaching debuts for Texico’s Bob Gilbreath and Elida’s Jereme Woodruff, plus a memorable first-ever home...

 

Clovis boys blanked in debut

CLOVIS - The Clovis boys soccer team was hoping Friday would be the start of big things, lighting the fuse for a season that ends with a second consecutive lengthy playoff run. Though the Wildcats...

 

Clovis topples Hobbs

CLOVIS — Without even having to put in a full night’s work, the Clovis High football team clearly showed its dominance Friday against Hobbs. In a contest shortened 9 minutes and 5 seconds by...

 

Clovis optimistic despite brutal schedule

CLOVIS — The night of Nov. 2, 2018 might be one the Clovis High football team may want to remember as among its best of last season. It was a game the Wildcats lost 10-7. Huh? Yes, the ’Cats did...

 

Hounds picking back up

PORTALES — What happens in August doesn’t necessarily stay in August. At least not as far as preseason football practices go. What happens in August can actually have a long-lasting effect on...

 

Expectations raised for Wildcat boys

CLOVIS — It was certainly a memorable 2018 season for Clovis High’s boys soccer team, which posted an 18-3-1 record while reaching the state 5A semifinals. But with that season, the bar crept a bit higher. “Oh yeah, that’s what we’ve been...

 

ENMU AD search on track

PORTALES — Now well into the second week of August, there is still no new athletic director at Eastern New Mexico University. But, that is to be expected. The search is proceeding just about how university president Jeff Elwell thought it would in...

 

Clovis feels farther ahead in 2019

CLOVIS — Friday afternoon’s Clovis football practice began under expanding blue skies and departing dark menacing clouds. Fitting, because the Wildcats’ first scrimmage was then just five days...

 

Roosevelt rodeo set to begin Saturday evening

PORTALES — If you can breathe, walk, ride and buck, the Roosevelt County rodeo wants you. It’s mainly a youth rodeo that’s taking place at the Roosevelt County Mounted Patrol Arena in Portales this Saturday, but adults are more than welcome....

 

Texico excited to begin new regime

TEXICO - For a spectator, the best part about Tuesday morning's Texico football practice was being able to watch it from the shade. Even for the Texico players who were out in the blazing sun, it was...

 

Clock ticking for Wildcats

CLOVIS — Football was back at Leon Williams Stadium Monday. There were no pads, there was no contact. The Hobbs players didn’t come jogging through their balloon tunnel out onto the stadium turf....

 

Two-a-days start Monday for 'Cats

Whenever the final seconds tick away on a football team's season, the players have all winter, all summer, all spring, to wait before they get another crack at it. Sure, there are offseason workouts,...

 

Clovis youth hopes for national spot

CLOVIS — If you one day see Javier Jimenez pitching in the majors, you might remember you read about him here when he was 10. Javier has a long, long way to go before he could even get a whiff of...

 

Park aims for win, UFC contract

Harvey Park hopes 13 is a very lucky number. Park is 12-2 as a professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter, and if he gets his 13th pro victory on Aug. 6, he will earn an invite to the Ultimate Fighting Championship. It won’t be an engraved invitation,...

 

Still inseparable

CLOVIS — When Anya Hammond first came into the world, she didn’t have a sister. That lasted for 1 minute and 10 seconds. Then, Anya was joined by her twin Maya, and the pair has been close to...

 

Fox excited for future at Cal

Quick, now. What comes to mind when you think about University of California athletics. Aaron Rodgers? Jared Goff? If you’re old enough you probably remember when Cal football’s kick-return...

 

Getting in their reps

PORTALES — This was one of those times where there was room to get it right. There will be plenty more times, plenty of preseason practices and scrimmages between Friday’s Seven-on-Seven...

 

Local gymnasts excel in national meet

J.D. Hipp is not the father of 16-year-old Mikaela Snider nor 11-year-old Kailie Wieland. But he’s like a proud papa this month just the same. Hipp serves as gymnastics coach for Snider and Wieland. Each gymnast competed in the 2019 USA Gymnastic...

 

Price named new ENMU baseball coach

PORTALES — Becoming Eastern New Mexico’s head baseball coach seemed the next logical step for Riley Price. The Kansas native, like his father, played college ball. Price has had to be versatile...

 

Softball tournament gets started

CLOVIS — Some Little League All-Star teams don’t even score 19 runs in an entire tournament. Friday night, Roosevelt County’s Junior League District 3 team scored 19 in one-half inning. Yup, 19....

 

Clovis to host pair of Little League tourneys

With July 4 having come and gone, it’s time for the Little League state baseball and softball tournaments. Some tournaments are underway, most begin this weekend, others don’t start until the weekend of July 19-21. Locally, the 9-11 year-old...

 

ENMU athletic director search ongoing

PORTALES — Roughly two weeks after Eastern New Mexico University athletic director Greg Waggoner turned in his resignation, the process of replacing him is humming along. Waggoner’s resignation became public on June 25, was formally announced by...

 

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