ENMU Friday baseball, softball

CNJ STAFF PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University got strong pitching from Kelly Crain, Ian Thurman-Kelly and Jesse Garcia-Perez and swept a Lone Star Conference crossover baseball doubleheader from Cameron 4-1 and 1-0 on Friday at Greyhound Field. Crain (3-0) pitched a seven-inning complete game — his third of the spring — while scattering five […]

Clovis breezes into Invite title game

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Clovis high School senior Mark Replogle fouls a pitch off during Friday’s game against Fabens, Texas, at Bell Park. Replogle led the Wildcats with three hits in a 14-1 win. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. CNJ staff Clovis has been a rude host so far in the Clovis Invitational baseball tournament. The Wildcats won their […]

Hobbs eliminates Wildcats in OT

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Clovis senior Bud Willis finished with 22 points in Friday’s 96-90 overtime loss at Hobbs. Photo courtesy of the Hobbs News-Sun. CNJ staff HOBBS — Ervin Youmans scored 26 points and substitute Matt Davis had a back-breaking three-point play late in overtime as Hobbs outlasted foul-plagued Clovis 96-90 in the semifinals of the District 4-5A […]

Rally earns Wolverines trip to 6-2A finals

Freedom Newspapers SANTA ROSA — Braden Vaughn scored 20 points, including a pair of free throws with four seconds left, as Texico rallied to beat Santa Rosa 47-44 Thursday in the semifinals of the District 6-2A boys basketball tournament. Josh Pena added seven points and Bryce Bailey scored all six of his points in the […]

Hounds earn share of LSC South title

Freedom Newspapers SAN ANGELO, Texas — Jamaal Hunnicutt had a double-double, posting 21 points and 10 rebounds as the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds moved closer to their second-straight Lone Star Conference South title with an 81-73 win at Angelo State. Eastern (19-7, 9-2) is a win away from clinching the division title. The Hounds […]

Angelo State ends Zias’ win streak

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — After a 16-0 start, Eastern New Mexico handed Angelo State its first loss of the season nearly a month ago in Portales. Kelli Anne Goble and the Rambelles gained some revenge Thursday, knocking Eastern out of a first-place tie in the Lone Star Conference South with a 70-48 win […]

Cats, Hobbs duel for one spot

By Rick White Clovis and Hobbs have been state boys basketball playoff staples for decades, although there have been occasional hiccups. Like in 1999, when the Wildcats failed to make the playoffs in former coach Terry Ferguson’s first season. Hobbs hasn’t been left at home come March since 1992, when legendary coach Ralph Tasker still […]

Lady Cats find home court big advantage

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Clovis senior Monique Walker battles Ty Como of Hobbs (front) for a rebound during Monday’s playoff game at The Rock. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Rick White Clovis coach Miles Watters was in the middle of a timeout when he noticed the eyes of his players start drifting away from him and toward the […]

Student finds it’s not ‘OK’ to scalp tickets

By Jack King Call it “Oklahoma’s Soda Pop Caper.” Clovis police are investigating an alleged case of ticket scalping at last week’s musical production of “Oklahoma” by a Clovis High School sophomore. Police say one student may have used his ill-gotten gains to buy soft drinks. According to a police report, a student was taking […]

Portales mayor considers bid for House

By Mike Linn Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega is seriously considering expanding his political aspirations to the stately stage of the New Mexico House of Representatives. The Democrat said there’s a 50 percent chance he will run for the District 66 position. He said he will make his decision on Monday morning. If he decides to […]