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 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    November 14, 2018 

Rotich aims for national bid

PORTALES — Like the events that populate it, the college cross country season is less a sprint than a marathon. There’s often little you can do in the last 10 percent of the season to override wha...

 

ENMU basketball capsules, Nov. 14

ENMU men (0-2) vs. St. Edward's, Jarvis Christian 4 p.m. Friday, 4 p.m. Saturday at Angelo State University Where: Both games are part of Angelo State's Ed Massberger Tipoff Classic. The host Rams...

 

Women improve to 2-0; men fall to 0-2

PORTALES — In Friday’s season opener, the Eastern New Mexico women’s basketball team led for most of the last three quarters. Saturday was quite a different story for the Greyhounds, who had to...

 

ENMU's Lewis named LSC's top defender of week

RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico sophomore Alivia Lewis is the Lone Star Conference’s women’s basketball defensive player of the week, according to a release from the league office. Lewis...

 

CHS swimming teams open at Carlsbad

CARLSBAD — One meet into the prep swimming season, the Clovis High swim teams have a pretty good jump on qualifying for the state championship meet. In all, seven Wildcat swimmers registered nine...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    November 14, 2018 

Regional football preview: Melrose set to host Gateway

A little over a month ago, it seemed Melrose’s football team was in trouble. The Buffaloes were 1-5 and injury-riddled, their season in doubt. But they got healthy, tore off a string of victories — including a big one over powerhouse Gateway...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    November 14, 2018 

ENMU puts 2018 in rear view

PORTALES — Every football team wants its last game of the season to be a win. But they’d prefer it were in a championship game, not the regular season. Eastern New Mexico wrapped for the 2018...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    November 14, 2018 

Rams to open playoffs against Grants

PORTALES — There’s a lot of travel this week in the Class 4A playoffs. Round-trip, the road teams in this weekend’s quarterfinals will travel 1,856 miles — a little more than the distance...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    November 14, 2018 

Early struggles, recovery highlight Clovis football campaign

CLOVIS — Clovis High’s head football coach Cal Fullerton thought last Saturday’s 24-21 season-ending loss to Las Cruces was a microcosm of the season. For a while, it was hard to tell which...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    November 14, 2018 

Plenty of punch left

Despite the exclusion of Clovis and Portales from the 5A and 4A brackets, the eastern side of the state is still pretty well represented when the state volleyball tournament starts on Thursday....

 

ENMU women cruise to opening win

PORTALES - Opening night. There isn't much in sports that quite compares to it. And when opening night ends with a victory? Way cooler. The Eastern New Mexico women's basketball team broke the seal... Full story

 

Clovis runners grab red

RIO RANCHO - The Clovis High School boys cross country team was up on the podium at Rio Rancho Stadium Saturday afternoon, happily accepting the red trophy emblematic of its second-place finish in... Full story

 

Farwell streak hits nine

FARWELL — To say Farwell’s football team will go rolling into the state playoffs might be understating it. Try steamrolling. The area’s last team still playing regular-season games ended its regular season with a 42-8 road rout of Texas 2A Regi...

 

Greyhounds drop men's basketball opener

ALBUQUERQUE — Michael Ranson and Riley Farris hit 3-pointers on consecutive possessions in the closing minutes, and the Fort Lewis Skyhawks got a balanced effort to upend Eastern New Mexico 82-74 Friday night to open the New Mexico Classic. Keven...

 

Eastern soph lands spot

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico sophomore Jasmine Gannon pulled a pair of Lone Star Conference volleyball awards, announced Wednesday night at the conference postseason banquet. Gannon, an outside hitter from Texico High School, was...

 

Hounds survive football finale

PORTALES - It wasn't the season Eastern New Mexico's football team hoped for, not by a longshot. But ENMU went out a winner, holding off Western Oregon 19-14 on Saturday, Senior Day at Greyhound...

 

Clovis boys fall to Cleveland in semis

It was fun while it lasted. And boy, did it last a while. The Clovis High boys soccer team had its magical season ended Thursday, but it took the No. 1 team in 5A, the No. 1 team on Maxpreps, to do the job. That team, Cleveland High out of Rio...

 

'Cats suffer theft

HOBBS — The Clovis junior varsity football team ended its season a few weeks ago, but most involved with the Wildcats are still upset over the unexpected costs of an Oct. 25 win at Hobbs. The Wildcats entered the locker room jubilant after their... Full story

 

Local team wins gold

PORTALES - A group of five former Rams, two of them still in Portales, punched its ticket last week to next year's National Senior Olympics. The quintet of Robert Armijo, Adolph Cordova, Paul Maynes,...

 

CoSIDA honors Caro

PORTALES — Graduate student Kaitlyn Caro, who scored two goals for the Eastern New Mexico women’s soccer team, was named a first-teamer on the CoSIDA Google Cloud Academic All-District regional team, according to a school release. Caro is...

 

CHS volleyball concludes season

Clovis' volleyball team put up a good fight, but the Lady Wildcats' season likely ended with Thursday night's 3-1 loss at Hobbs. Clovis won the first set of Thursday's District 4-5A semifinal match...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    November 7, 2018

Rams idle after grabbing 4A's No. 2 seed

Portales’ football team is already reaping some rewards for its success. With a four-game winning streak taking them to 7-3 by the end of the regular season, the Rams get a No. 2 seed in the state...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    November 7, 2018

Regional football preview: Elida eyes upset in six-man title tilit

What a way to return to the field. Elida’s football program had been on an eight-year hiatus, but came back as strong as ever this season, earning a No. 2 seed in the state Six-Man playoffs and going 9-1 so far. And Saturday, they’ll carry that...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    November 7, 2018

Cats are Cruces-bound

CLOVIS — You can take Clovis High’s football record, good and bad alike, and toss it in the trash. It’s state playoff time. A brand new season. “We were just telling the kids today,...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    November 7, 2018

Clovis runners hope to snag trophy

CLOVIS — It’s a big week for Clovis High, a week that quite a few athletes in purple have been looking forward to, have aspired to, since August. Today at 3:30 p.m., Clovis’ fifth-seeded boys...

 

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