Zias looking to shake off opening loss

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Since Mike Maguire became the head coach in 1987, Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team has occasionally struggled against NAIA foe Wayland Baptist. Never, though, have the Zias actually lost to Wayland — until Tuesday’s stunning four-game setback in the season opener at Plainview, Texas. On Wednesday, Maguire canceled […]

Lunch-pail approach works for Cats’ Cerda

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Clovis High School senior nose tackle Randy Cerda convinced his parents to forgo a move to Raton before his sophomore season so he could play for his beloved Wildcats. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Rick White: CNJ managing editor Playing a position where he is embedded in the human carnage known as the line […]

Could Gas Prices Be a Blessing in Disguise?

By Curtis K. Shelburne As I write this column, gasoline prices are rising so rapidly that it would be pretty safe to bet they’ll be a couple or twenty cents higher per gallon by the time I finish writing this than they are as I begin. Where will it end? I don’t know. One good […]