Labor day more than day off

Growing up in the western Pennsylvania area, home to many small river towns, to cities like Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Wheeling, Erie, one is weaned on the dignity of work, on the expectation of work, on the idea that expecting to be supported by others —the so called welfare mentality — is not even an option. At […]

Hounds close in on opener

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks
ENMU sophomore quarterback Ryan Greene barks out signals while under center at Saturday’s scrimmage at Blackwater Draw. It was the team’s final intrasquad scrimmage before next week’s season opener at home against New Mexico Highlands.

By Dave Wagner CNJ sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com BLACKWATER DRAW — Enough of this scrimmaging already. It’s time for the Eastern New Mexico University football team to get on with the season. The Greyhounds went at it in their third intrasquad scrimmage of the fall on Saturday at Greyhound Stadium, but senior tight end Evan Tooley […]

CAT TRACKS: Cats hurt by field position

CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Clovis receiver Traivon Sopila has the ball stripped away by Cherry Creek defender Trenton Lee as he tries to stretch the ball over the left pylon in the fourth quarter Friday night at Leon Williams Stadium. Sopila was credited with a 13-yard reception to the 1, and Clovis later scored its lone touchdown as David Vela finished the drive with a 1-yard run in the 42-6 defeat to the Bruins.

By Kevin Wilson CNJ staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com The Cherry Creek Bruins used a powerful defensive line and athletic defensive unit Friday night to perfection, controlling the gaps and rarely giving Kamal Cass a second lane after they closed the first. On special teams, the Bruins found a much easier way to stop Cass: Don’t let […]

Cats absorb two more close losses; Lady Cats finish seventh

CNJ staff LOS ALAMOS — For the first time this year, the Clovis High boys soccer team didn’t score first against its opponent — twice, in fact, on Saturday. The Wildcats, though, continued to play in a bit of hard luck, losing to host Los Alamos 3-2 in the championship semifinals and to Farmington 2-1 […]