Articles written by Peter Stein - Staff Writer

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Clovis Christian, Grady get split

CLOVIS — If you’re a Grady/San Jon/House basketball fan, you probably had mixed emotions about Thursday night’s doubleheader at Clovis Christian. If you’re a Clovis Christian basketball fan, you probably had mixed emotions about Thursday...

 

Rams survive rally, top Clovis

CLOVIS — Friday’s Portales-Clovis girls basketball game was like an episode of ‘Game of Thrones’ or ‘Homeland’ — lots of action and excitement, unpredictability aplenty before Portales s...

 

Carlsbad tops Portales boys

PORTALES — Portales’ boys basketball team is 4A, Carlsbad’s 5A. But they both see benefits in playing each other. Especially the Cavemen, who won Tuesday night’s game 52-40 at Portales High’s Ram Athletic Center and snapped a three-game...

 

Clovis girls grab Saturday win over Lovington

CLOVIS — A high school basketball season is a slog, a long march toward what each team hopes is a state-playoff destination. Clovis’ girls basketball team continued its march on Saturday night with a victory over Lovington at Rock Staubus...

 

Clovis scores upset

CLOVIS — Volcano Vista is the kind of boys basketball team Clovis will have to beat in the state tournament if the Wildcats want to get far. So, Saturday night’s 58-48 victory over Volcano at...

 

North-South teams chosen

Winning championships, even just having a chance to compete for them, is the ultimate reward for a team’s season and offseason of hard work. So are the all-star games that come during that offseason. Announced recently, local programs big and...

 

Lubbock Christian rallies to top ENMU men

PORTALES - In the end, the final score is all that matters. And so, when the Eastern New Mexico University men's basketball team fell just shy, 62-60, against Lubbock Christian on Thursday night at...

 

Hounds score Texas-sized upset

PORTALES — Once the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team let Lubbock Christian back into Thursday night’s game, the Lady Chaps weren’t going away. That tends to happen against...

 

Clovis tops Canyon

CLOVIS — Were you ready for some … basketball? In a rare Monday-nighter at Rock Staubus Gymnasium, the Clovis boys basketball team hosted a Texas visitor, this time from Canyon. And after a tight...

 

Logan rallies, tops Melrose in 2OT

PORTALES — It was a matter of perspective. For the Logan girls basketball team, Saturday night’s Eastern Plains Athletic Conference championship game at Greyhound Arena was a stirring comeback, a...

 

Stampede ends Melrose EPAC drought

PORTALES — Any night that ends with a big trophy, a plaque and medals is a pretty good night. Saturday night ended with all of the above hardware for the Melrose boys basketball team after a 66-37 r...

 

Clovis boys shaky late in win over Lovington

CLOVIS — If you had told Clovis boys basketball coach Jaden Isler before Tuesday night that his Wildcats would win their first home game of the new year 66-51 against a Lovington team with a plus-.500 record, he probably would’ve signed up for...

 

Logan, Melrose face off for girls title

PORTALES — Melrose’s girls basketball team, a Class A state runner-up the past two seasons, has designs on returning to the state title game and winning it this year. To that end, tournaments...

 

Motivated Melrose dominates semifinal against Elida

PORTALES — Seeding? What seeding? Melrose, despite winning Class 1A boys state championships the past two seasons, was slotted third in this past week’s Eastern Plains Athletic Conference...

 

Texico, Elida favored in EPAC boys' field

The calendar turns over fast and January comes before you know it. Meaning the Eastern Plains Athletic Conference boys basketball tournament is upon us. EPAC, as its commonly known, is a tournament th...

 

Year in review: Ram title highlight for county in 2019

The crown jewel of Roosevelt County’s 2019 high school sports season had to be Portales’ football team winning the state 4A championship on Thanksgiving weekend. But that was near the end of the year. It was basketball season when 2019 began....

 

Wildcats close strong in tourney

CLOVIS — It was not the trophy they are hoping for most, but they’ll take it for now. Winning the champion’s trophy of this past weekend’s Griego and Sons Holiday Classic Tournament at Rock...

 

Banner 2019 for Curry County

There was plenty of fun stuff for Curry County in 2019, with championships across the board. Every high school sports season ended with a Curry County championship — basketball in the winter, baseball in the spring, football and volleyball in the...

 

Wildcats happy, but acknowledge room to grow

CLOVIS — With the clock having almost run out on 2019, the Clovis boys basketball team was 10 games into its 2019-20 season heading into Saturday night’s holiday classic tournament championship ga...

 

Patriots, Panthers prove no chalenge

CLOVIS — With the clock having almost run out on 2019, the Clovis boys basketball team was 10 games into its 2019-20 season heading into Saturday night’s holiday classic tournament championship ga...

 

Clovis' Hisel claims world juniors title

CLOVIS — You’ve heard of gym rats. John Hisel has been kind of a rope rat. Just like gym rats are always in the gym, or at least dribbling a basketball whenever they can, John has had a rope in...

 

Steers rally to claim repeat

TEXICO — If Saturday night’s Citizens Bank Tournament championship game was just one quarter long, the Texico boys basketball players could think of it as one of their best performances of the...

 

Wildcats work quickly in win over Rams

PORTALES — The Clovis and Portales boys basketball teams won’t play each other in the state tournament, the Wildcats being 5A, the Rams 4A. But they always like the challenge of facing a...

 

Lady 'Cats pull split

CLOVIS — After playing four games at far-reaching locations last week the Clovis girls basketball team was glad to be home this past Thursday. And what a homecoming it was for the Lady Wildcats,...

 

CHS pulls away

CLOVIS — Through Friday, Clovis’ boys basketball team was 2-for-2 last week. The Wildcats hosted a very solid Americas team from El Paso late Friday afternoon and broke open a close game to win...

 

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