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Prep football roundup: Dora, Texico conclude seasons

CLOVIS— Friday night saw two local teams say farewell to the 2017 season with playoff losses. As for Bovina, the Mustangs take a top seed in the playoffs, while Muleshoe is hoping to find their mid-season selves coming into the playoffs. Tatum 40,...

 
 By Zech Lucero    Sports    November 5, 2017

Regional football: Dora, Texico claim wins

Playoff starts, redemption and revenge were the themes across eastern New Mexico and west Texas Friday night, with three local teams claiming victories — one of them a playoff rout. Dora 64, Pine Hi...

 
 By Zech Lucero    Sports    October 29, 2017

Regional football roundup

CLOVIS — Area football teams like Texico, Muleshoe and Farwell were put to the test on Friday night. While Texico came up short, the other two overcame their obstacles. Farwell 54, Springlake-Earth 6 The Farwell Steers find themselves heading into...

 
 By Zech Lucero    Sports    October 28, 2017

Clovis boys cross country team, girls' McNaughton advance

ALBUQUERQUE — It was a tough day for the Clovis High School boys and girls cross country teams on Friday afternoon according to head coach Mark Bussen, though his boys team did manage to pull out a third-place win to qualify for the next meet. The...

 
 By Zech Lucero    Sports    October 22, 2017

Area football wrapup: Local teams win big

CLOVIS— A pair of area high school teams were on byes, but nearly everybody else won and won big. Dora 54, Logan 26 Wesley Poling scored twice, and Dora got it to the running clock before the Longhorns scored in the final minutes. The Longhorns...

 
 By Zech Lucero    Sports    October 22, 2017

College soccer: ENMU falls 2-1 to West Texas A&M

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University men's soccer team came up shy in their Heartland Conference matchup Saturday, losing 2-1 to regionally ranked West Texas A&M at Greyhound Stadium. The...

 
 By Zech Lucero    Sports    October 21, 2017

ENMU roundup: Women's soccer team ties at Texas Woman's

DENTON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University woman’s soccer team traveled on the road Friday to face Texas Woman’s. With the Greyhounds trailing 1-0, Ariel Lopez notched the equalizer. Neither team scored in the sudden-death overtime sessi...

 
 By Zech Lucero    Sports    October 15, 2017

Regional football round-up

CLOVIS — Seven regional teams were in action Friday night. Mountainair 66, Dora 48 With the injury bug still on the Coyotes’ side, having Kaull Burton and Joseph Urioste back really made a difference for Dora on offense and defense. “Kaull and...

 
 By Zech Lucero    Sports    October 14, 2017

ENMU volleyball falls to No. 15 TexAnns

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University Volleyball team suffered its first loss at home of the season as it was swept by Lone Star Conference rival and 15th-ranked Tarleton State Friday night a...

 
 By Zech Lucero    Sports    October 13, 2017

Regional football preview: District play in full swing

CLOVIS — District play is now in full swing in regional football, with some teams starting it and others in the thick of it. Logan at Melrose, 7 p.m. The defending state champs look to maintain their undefeated season as they host Logan in...

 
 By Zech Lucero    Sports    October 13, 2017

Clovis cross country teams sweep Hobbs meet

HOBBS — The Clovis high school boys and girls cross country teams cruised to first place Thursday afternoon at the Hobbs Invitational. The boys meet consisted of 45 competitors and six teams with Clovis winning big with a score of 22, followed by...

 
 By Zech Lucero    Sports    October 8, 2017

Regional football roundup: Melrose, Dora win in routs

Local eight-man teams won convincingly Friday night, Texico lost a nailbiter and other area teams were less fortunate. Dora 50, Springer 6 For the Dora Coyotes, the game was ran through junior quarterback Bradley Ramirez during their match-up with...

 
 By Zech Lucero    Sports    October 6, 2017

Clovis cross country teams place third, fourth in Odessa

ODESSA, Texas — The Clovis High cross country teams traveled to Odessa on Thursday, with the boys finishing third and the girls fourth in races that each featured more than 100 competitors. Clovis took home fifth with a score of 151 points and...

 
 By Zech Lucero    Sports    October 6, 2017

H.S. football season heads into October

CLOVIS — As the season quickly winds down, area teams have either started or are about to start district play. Melrose at Mountainair 7 p.m. In this Melrose and Mountainair match-up, it looks to be a battle on who can remain undefeated. Melrose...

 
 By Zech Lucero    Sports    October 3, 2017

NMAA announces sportsmanship honorees

ALBUQUERQUE — The NMAA Subway Director’s Cup winners were announced Monday afternoon on the New Mexico Activities Association Facebook page. The Subway Director’s Cup is awarded annually to the top New Mexico Activities member schools in each...

 
 By Zech Lucero    Sports    October 1, 2017

Regional football round-up

CLOVIS — Friday night football was a night the tide turned for some area football teams. For others, the waves came crashing down. Muleshoe 33, Idalou 3 Muleshoe picked up its first win of the season, and won big at that. Ryan Rodriguez got the...

 

Greyhounds sweep UT-Permian Basin, move to 3-2 in LSC play

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico Greyhound volleyball squad had a successful night against Texas-Permian Basin Friday as it ended with a 25-12, 25-13, 25-21 Lone Star Conference sweep at Greyhound...

 

Regional football preview: Dora faces tough task on road

CLOVIS — The 2017 football season has hit its midpoint. Some are looking to stay unbeaten, others are looking to break into the win column and everybody wants the W column to go up by one. Dora at Melrose, 7 p.m. With Dora (3-1) coming off of a...

 

NMAA eliminates bottom two teams in football playoff brackets

CLOVIS — Next year’s football playoffs will be a little more competitive for the first-round byes — and the playoffs will be a little thinner overall. The New Mexico Activities Association board voted Wednesday to reduce the playoff field by...

 
 By Zech Lucero    News    September 15, 2017

Trek for Trash kicks off Saturday

CLOVIS — Melissa Ham plans to help pick up Clovis on Saturday. Oh, the treasures she might find in her annual Trek for Trash adventure. The radiologic program director at Clovis Community College...

 
 By Zech Lucero    News    September 10, 2017

Looking ahead from 9/11

David Stone plans to look back and remember as usual on Monday. But the James Polk Stone Community banker in Portales also is looking ahead. “Back after World War II, America got up and we picked up our heads and went on with life united,” Stone...

 

Rams sweep Pojoaque in doubleheader at ENMU

CLOVIS — Portales high school girl's varsity soccer team came to play on Saturday against Pojoaque Valley in Portales. The girls came out with a strong offense as well as a solid defense to give...

 
 By Zech Lucero    Sports    August 19, 2017

H.S. FOOTBALL: Portales learns a lot from scrimmage

PORTALES — As the football season kicks into gear for the Portales High Rams, their preseason scrimmage Friday — consisting of Eunice, New Mexico Military Institute and Clovis' junior varsity ...

 
 By Zech Lucero    Sports    August 15, 2017

H.S. SOCCER: Young Clovis girls team aims to be force in 2-6A

CLOVIS — With plenty of graduation losses from last season, it shouldn't be a surprise this season is somewhat of a rebuilding job for the Clovis High girls soccer team. But seventh-year coach...

 
 By Zech Lucero    Sports    August 11, 2017

Water line issue forces softball postponement

CLOVIS — With recent rains, the Clovis Softball Association has had to postpone a few nights of action. But Thursday night, a lack of water was the problem. Games were called off as the City Of Clovis announced a bust in the main water line at Guy...

 

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