CHS Basketball Teams Tipoff New SeasonBy Don Eskins Both of Carlsbad High School's basketball programs will open up play for the 2021-22 cage seasonthis week.The Cavemen, who finished out theirCovid shortened spring season at 8-3, will play host to the Organ Mt. Knights on Monday, Nov. 22, in a game set to tipoff at 7 p.m.Taking the floor first will be the C-Team at 4:00 followed by the junior varsity at 5:30.Head coach John Zumbrun, who assumed the reigns of the Cavemen basketball program last year after several successful years at the helm of the Cavegirl program, says his troops are looking forward to the new season."Our first official day of practice was on Monday. But our kids have been getting ready for the start of the new season for quite some time through our athletic period," said Zumbrun. "No doubt about it, our kids are ready to go."The Cavemen will return nine players off last year's team. Three of those returnees, Rj Amos, Damian Perez and Devin McWright, were starters.Organ Mt. will enter Monday night's clash following a 4-8 campaign last year.The Cavemen will take the floor again on Tuesday nightwhen they collide with the Gadsden Panthers, in Gadsden. The Panthers were 2-10 last year. Game time for the varsity tiff is set for 7 p.m. The C-Team will take the floor first at 4 p.m. followed by the junior varsity at 5:30.The Cavemen will be at home again on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 23, at 2:30 for a meeting with the Alamogordo Tigers. The Tigers were 10-2 last season. Opening up play at 1:00 will be the junior varsity.Maxpreps 2021-22 Cavemen Roster: Jacob Mireles, Diego Pena-Parr, Damian Perez, KyleRamirez, Evan Campos, Devin McWright, Andrew Miller, Dylan Palmer, Derek Sullivan, Zachary Barnes, Rj Amos, Xavier Rueda, Sabby Garcia, Garren Gossett, Ayden Parent, Samuel Gee, Davis Dugan, Derek Moore and Tylan Gonzales. Staff: Head coach John Zumbrun -Assistant Coaches Micah Calderon, Richard Carrasco, Chris Cerny, Todd Florez, Braden Ryan.Cavegirls open at Organ Mt.
The Cavegirls will also open up play for the new basketball season on Monday night against the Organ Mt. Knights. However,they'll be on the road in Las Cruces. Tipoff for the varsity tilt is set for 7 p.m. Taking the floor first will be the junior varsity at 5:30.Organ Mt. will enter Monday night's game coming in off an 8-4 record last season.For Matt Enloe, who begins his second year at the helm of the Cavegirl basketball program, his team's prospects for 2021-22 look very bright."We've had a terrific off season program this year," said Enloe. "During the summer we played over thirty games, and in a very tough tournament in Denver,our girls went 5-1.""As for getting ready to take onOrgan Mt.,our girls are ready to go," he said.The Cavegirls will return thirteen playersfrom last year's 7-3 team, including four starters.Back for another run at a state title are seniors Morgan Boatwright (PF-C) and Alexa Dugan (SG). They'll be joined by juniors Allie Myers (PG-SG) and Mariana Sepulveda (PF-PG).The Carlsbad girls will make their home debut on Tuesday night (Nov. 23) when they entertain El Paso Pebble Hills. El Paso was 7-11 last year but are off to a 2-0 start this season.Game time for the varsity is set for 7 p.m. The JV's will take the floor at 5:30.The Cavegirls will also be at home on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 27, when they'll entertain the Alamogordo Tigers. Alamogordo was 6-6 this past season. The JV's will take the floorfirst at 11:30 followed by the varsity tilt at 1 p.m.Maxpreps 2021-22 Cavegirl roster: Madison Edmondson, Dominique Chacon, Alexa Dugan, Abbey Dugan, Mariana Sepulveda, Morgan Boatwright, Kilea Estrada, Allie Myers, Samantha Oliver, Brayle Mullins, Charlize Lopez, Carly Younger and Jasmynn Gonzalez. Staff: Head Coach Matt Enloe-Assistant Coach Wes Boatwright.CHS Girls 3rd -Boys 6th at Hobbs Swim MeetBy Don EskinsCarlsbad High School's swim teams got off to a great start on the new year, at last Saturday's Hobbs Invitational.The Cavegirls collected 66 points to finish in a tie for third place with Lubbock Cooper. The Cavemen, with 32 points, finished sixth.
CHS head coach Moranda Madero couldn't have been happier with the results."With fifteen schools showing up to compete, this year's Hobbs Invitational was really a big meet," said Madero. "But we got some great efforts from our kids. Overall, when you combine both the boys and girls scores, they placed sixth."The Cavegirls Sophia Corder and Colette Dhenin had big days. Corder raced to first place finishes in both the 200 Freestyle (2:05.72) and the 50 Freestyle (26.05). Dhenin, with a time of 58.40, placed first in the 100 Freestlye.The Cavegirls 200 Medley Relay team, comprised of Payton Jones, Olivia Jang, Corder and Dhenin, also swam well placing second with a time of 2:05.65."We have a lot of new swimmers on our girls team this year and they all did awesome," said Madero. "Colette Dhenin especially had a big day. Alongwith her first place finish in the 100 Freestyle she also picked up three seconds. Her showing in the 100 Freestyle was also good enough to qualify her for state.""We also got some good efforts from the boys," said the CHS coach. "Zechariah Char had some outstanding swims, especially in his individual events. In his 50 Freestyle he improved by .16 seconds and in the breaststroke he cut 1.52 seconds off his time."Char finished third in the breaststroke with a time of 1:10.59.Next up for the Cavemen and Cavegirl swim teams will be the Clovis Invitational on Saturday, Nov. 20."Our kids have been working hard, both in and out of the pool, and they're showing improvement every day," said Madero. "We're all looking forward to see what they can do this weekend in Clovis."Hobbs Invitational Girls Top 101 1. Clovis 129, 2. Las Cruces 76, 3T. Carlsbad 66, 3T. Lubbock Cooper 66, 5. Lubbock 57, 6. Lubbock Monterey 32, 7. NMMI 27, 8. Artesia 26, 9. Seminole 16 and 10. Hobbs 15. Cavegirl Individual Results: 200 MEDLEY RELAY: 2nd-Payton Jones, Olivia Jang, Sophia Corder and Colette Dhenin 2:05.65; 200 FREESTYLE: 1st-Sophia Corder 2:05.72, 14th Hope Wittmayer 2:30.21 and 16th Olivia Jang 2:30.62; 200 IM: 2nd-Colette Dhenin 2:27.51; 100 FREESTYLE: 1st-Colette Dhenin 58:40, 6th-Payton Jones 1:03.86, 21st Hannah Hendrickson 1:14.81 and 26th Hana Heft 1:18.23; 50 FREESTYLE: 1st-Sophia Corder 26:05, 25th Hana Heft 34.18 and 26th Charlie Martinez 34.27; 200 FREESTYLE RELAY: 2nd-Colette Dhenin, Sophia Corder, Olivia Jang, and
Payton Jones 1:52.88; 100 BACKSTROKE: 8th-Payton Jones 1:13.28, 13th Hope Wittmayer 1:20.02 and 16th Hannah Hendrickson 1:21.18; 100 BREASTSTROKE: 10th-Olivia Jang 1:24.68; 400 FREESTYLE RELAY: 11th-Charlie Martinez, Hana Heft, Hannah Hendrickson and Hope Wittmayer 5:03.81Hobbs Invitational Boys Top 10 1. Clovis 126, 2.Hobbs 108, 3. Lubbock Cooper 71, 4. Lubbock 61, 5. Las Cruces 50, 6. Carlsbad 32, 7. NMMI 28, 8. Lubbock Monterey 26, 9. Alomogrodo21 and 10. Fort Stockton 13. Cavemen Individual Results200 MEDLEY RELAY: 5th-Jeff Lara, Zechariah Char, Gabe Wittmayer and Ty Longoria 2:03.60; 200 YARD FREESTYLE: 5th-Ty Longoria 2:09.22, 11th-Gabe Wittmayer 2:16.54; 50 FREESTYLE: 7th-Zechariah Char 25:48, 14th Jeff Lara 26.85, 28th Mason Dhenin 29.04, 50th Justyn Nevarez 36.04 and 57th Moses Mendoza 49.11; 100 BUTTERFLY: 13th Gabe Wittmayer 1:10.93; 100 FREESTYLE: 5th-Ty Longoria 58:11, 10th Noah Schemanki 1:00.18, 24th Mason Dhenin 1:05.77, 42nd Justyn Nevarez 1:25.01 and 47th-Moses Mendoza 1:56.00; 200 FREESTYLE RELAY: 5th-Ty Longoria, Noah Schemanski, Gabe Wittmayer and Zechariah 1:47.10 and 19th Moses Mendoza, Justyn Nevarez, Jeff Lara and Mason Dhenin 2:19.86; 100 BACKSTROKE: 15th-Jeff Lara 1:22.12; 100 BREASTSTROKE: 3rd-Zechariah Char 1:10.59 and 12th-Noah Schemanski 1:20.19