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 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...

 

Texico golfer hits hole-in-one

FARWELL - Many golfers go their entire lives without hitting a hole-in-one. Texico's Grace McDaniel did it as a high school junior. McDaniel hit her first ace while golfing with her family Sunday at...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 10, 2020

ENMU hires Brent Owen as men's basketball coach

Brent Owen's drive from the basketball game on Jan. 14, 2010, was different than any before. Owen was in his first year as a graduate assistant for the Southern Indiana men's basketball team, which...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 6, 2020

Leagues ready to play ball - hopefully

TEXICO — Sports have been among the events most missed while New Mexico is under stay-at-home orders due to COVID-19. But there may be some hope on the horizon. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s most recent order runs until May 15, and after that...

 

Owen hired as ENMU men's basketball coach

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University has filled its men's basketball coaching vacancy, tabbing recent Southern Indiana assistant Brent Owen as the program's 14th head coach. The move was announ...

 

Students honored for contributions to their teams

PORTALES — Brook Leger and Mazin Richards didn’t wait long before making solid contributions to their Eastern New Mexico University Greyhound teams. And each was honored as the school’s top freshman athlete for the 2019-20 athletic year,...

 

ENMU sports roundup - April 22

ENMU promotes Acosta to senior woman administrator PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University has promoted Elizabeth Acosta to senior woman administrator, according to a release from the college. The position is the highest ranking female position...

 

Portales High volleyball coach stepping down

PORTALES — High school sports seem like a distant memory, and fall sports seem so far away given how the last month of the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted schools and society as a whole. But whenever volleyball does return to Portales High School,...

 

Rotich, Terry named Greatest Greyhounds

PORTALES — The pandemic-related cancellation of spring sports at Eastern New Mexico University may have thinned the candidate pool. But it would be difficult to argue under any conditions that Paul Terry and Mercy Rotich weren’t worthy...

 

ENMU football slate finalized

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University has finalized its football schedule for the upcoming season, with six home games and five away games. Much of the schedule is simply the 2019 schedule with home sites flipped, primarily its seven Lone Star C...

 

Uncertain times ahead when sports return

Think spending time in isolation is frustrating? Think of how spring coaches feel. These were supposed to be the days they were teaching and leading their teams. These were the weeks and months when s... Full story

 

ENMU finalizes football schedule

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University has finalized its football schedule for the upcoming season, with six home games and five away games. Much of the schedule is simply the 2019 schedule with home sites flipped, primarily its seven Lone Star...

 

ENMU coach Tres Segler resigns position

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University will have one more coaching search this offseason, as Tres Segler resigned his position to accept a non-coaching opportunity in Texas. The university news release did not indicate what opportunity Segler...

 

All-regional basketball teams named

The North-South All-Star Games have been delayed. The New Mexico High School Coaches Association is still waiting to determine the final rosters for the basketball games. But at least it has a prospect pool. The association released its all-regional...

 

Sports Briefs - March 22

ENMU’s Prock finalist for D-II coaching award PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Josh Prock is one of four finalists for the Division II World Exposure women’s head coach of the year. Prock led the Greyhounds...

 

Melrose boys edge Maxwell for three-peat in 1A

ALBUQUERQUE - For much of the second half, Melrose's bid for a Class 1A state three-peat seemed a likely possibility. At the end, though, Buffaloes coach Kevin Lackey admitted he was on pins and...

 

ENMU update: LSC, GNAC extend football agreement

The Lone Star Conference and the Great Northwest Athletic Conference have extended a deal for a non-conference scheduling alliance into the 2022 and 2023 seasons. The conferences will formally begin that agreement this season. The now four-year...

 

Wildcat track gets in last meet before suspension

CLOVIS — Last Thursday, Clovis High’s track and field team snuck in one last meet just as the sports world was about to go dark because of COVID-19. The Clovis boys captured first place in the Plainview Bulldog Relays at Greg Sherwood Memorial...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 18, 2020

Texico hopes some baseball season survives

TEXICO — In a perfect world, Texico’s baseball team would be starting its quest for a fifth consecutive state championship this Thursday. But as we know from turning on any news at any time during the past few days, the world is far from perfect...

 

Bittersweet sweep for Hounds

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico softball team made a little bit of program history. And then they learned it. The question: When was the last time the Greyhounds swept rival West Texas A&M in a do...

 

Wildcats win nailbiters to top Goddard

CLOVIS — The close ones went Clovis High’s way, and the Wildcats pulled out a boys tennis dual victory on Tuesday at the CHS courts. Four of the Cats’ wins came in three sets, but it was enough to post a 6-3 victory over Roswell Goddard. Meanti...

 

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