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Padres advisor looking forward to season

With Major League Baseball’s scheduled return less than three weeks away, oddsmakers are giving the Los Angeles Dodgers the best chance to win the World Series. If the Dodgers live up to that expectation, a lot of thanks will be owed to Logan...

 

Hounds' first game of season canceled

PORTALES — To accommodate an NCAA Division II mandate for schedule reduction, Eastern New Mexico University and New Mexico Highlands have canceled a Sept. 3 football game at Greyhound Stadium that would have opened the season for both teams. The sc...

 

Athletes continue work

As professional sports get organized for their return, high school sports continue to make the long trek back as well. In New Mexico, that trek is going slowly, with practices moving forward as...

 

Hounds, Cowboys cancel Sept. 3 football opener

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico and New Mexico Highlands have agreed to cancel their football game that was scheduled for Sept. 3 at Greyhound Stadium. The move will help the Greyhounds curvthe regular season to 10 games — the maximum number of...

 

Clovis varsity softball head coach announced

CLOVIS - Braelyn Kruelskie loved lots of sports growing up in Oklahoma. "Volleyball, basketball, tennis, a little gymnastics," she said. "It always came back to softball." Ah, her true sports love....

 

ENMU athletics director updates board on reintroduction plans

PORTALES — Matt Billings has been the athletic director for Eastern New Mexico University for roughly five months. Less than two months into the job, he no longer had athletic events to oversee due to COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns. Friday, he...

 

Aydan Everett trying for two in Kansas

Clovis already knows what Hesston, Kansas, is about to find out. Clovis High knows what it's like to have the services of Aydan Everett for both soccer and basketball, knows what a difference she...

 

Bernet back for spirit squad

PORTALES — BJ Bernet is back for a second run as spirit squad coach at Eastern New Mexico University and is accepting online submissions for tryouts, according to a school release. Bernet first coached the program from 2005 to 2009, and has also...

 

New season, new worries

Back in the days of yore, as in 2019, all coaches had to worry about during preseason practices were Xs and Os, game strategy, players showing signs of melding into a cohesive unit. In 2020, coaches...

 

ENMU sophomore named all-American

PORTALES — Lindy’s Sports has named Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Mazin Richards a second-team preseason all-American, according to a school release. Richards, a 6-2, 230-pound defensive end, was one of just four Lone Star Conference...

 

High School all-star games are canceled

ALBUQUERQUE — High school sports took a step toward normal last week when practices were allowed, but COVID-19 is still having an impact on the prep sports world: high school all-star games have been canceled. Other announcements coming Thursday...

 

ENMU women's basketball head coach announces staff changes

PORTALES — Times they are a-changin’ for the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball program, as head coach Josh Prock announced changes to his staff following the departure of associate head coach Durmon Jennings. Jennings is moving...

 

ENMU adds pair of transfers to men's basketball team

PORTALES — A pair of junior college transfers are the first signings of the Brent Owen era at Eastern New Mexico University. The school announced Tuesday the additions of Cornell Greenwood and Jared Perry. Greenwood is from Yuba College in...

 

Volleyball coach returns to position

CLOVIS — For Darrel Ray, it’s back to the future. Ray is now both the former and present head coach of Clovis High’s varsity volleyball team. His program was the class of District 4-5A when he coached its varsity from 2000-2010, and this past...

 

Same place, new start

PORTALES - Ruth Chavez knew when it was time to come home. Chavez, a Fort Sumner native, had been living in Portales since her college days spent at Eastern New Mexico University. She had taught at...

 

ENMU coach adds to staff

PORTALES — New Eastern New Mexico basketball coach Brent Owen has added to his staff, naming Daven Vo as head assistant coach on Monday. Vo, who has spent the last three years at Butler Community College in Kansas, has 14 years of experience at...

 

ENMU athletes to vary on usage of extra year

PORTALES — Call it a silver lining for some involved in Eastern New Mexico University athletics. For others, it isn’t all that relevant. When the NCAA announced an extra year of eligibility for seniors who lost their final collegiate seasons due...

 

Floyd graduate earns award

FLOYD - Cobe Correa was awarded his diploma from Floyd High School late last month. The Brandon Burlsworth Foundation added one more accomplishment. The recent Bronco graduate was selected as one of...

 

Wildcat top athletes named

CLOVIS - The 2019-20 Clovis High School sports season was humming right along. The Wildcats' football team reached the 6A semifinals. Jerrick Maldonado finished second at the state cross country...

 

High school sports to return to play

High school sports in New Mexico will start to re-surface this summer after grinding to a halt in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And it appears athletics will initially look a lot different than when they were last permitted in late winter. Thur...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 24, 2020

Chance Harris commits to CSU

CLOVIS - Quarterbacks have to see the whole field, sometimes anticipate things that aren't there yet. That's what Chance Harris has been doing for about 10 years, and not just on the field. From the t...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 20, 2020

Jaden Phillips commits to UNM

CLOVIS - Jaden Phillips is a New Mexico native. And his residence status isn't expected to change until at least mid-decade. Late last week, the Clovis High defensive end/wide receiver announced that...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 20, 2020

Might be more commits to come for Clovis

Recruitment is an exciting time for high school athletes. No exception locally, as Clovis High’s Chance Harris and Jaden Phillips committed to play Division I football during the past week. Harris will play quarterback for Colorado State; Phillips...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 17, 2020

Clovis' cross country head coach has experience in community

CLOVIS - Elizabeth Hita-Ledezma spent her autumns in the late 1990s and early 2000s playing soccer for Clovis High, not running cross country. And yet she seems a natural fit to replace the retiring...

 

NMAA votes to give students clean slate

Plenty remains to be decided regarding prep sports in New Mexico, but the New Mexico Activities Association has indicated when they do return, every student will have eligibility. The NMAA board voted Friday to give all students a clean academic...

 

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