Hounds, Buffs set to collide

By Dave Wagner CNJ sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com If there were any questions about West Texas A&M’s firepower, they were probably answered in last week’s 90-57 rout of McMurray. “Obviously, WT’s offense is explosive,” Eastern New Mexico University coach Josh Lynn said as the Greyhounds prepare for today’s 5 p.m. (MDT) Lone Star Conference and “Wagon […]

ENMU roundup: Hounds play No. 7 Midwestern St. to draw

CMI staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — If nothing else, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team has shown it can play with a top-10 program. The Greyhounds battled seventh-ranked Midwestern State to a scoreless double-overtime tie on Friday night, the second time this season ENMU has done that against the Mustangs (10-3-2). MSU leads […]

Prep football scoreboard — Nov. 2

Friday Melrose 44, Tatum 14 Records: Tatum 5-4 (1-2 8-man District 3), Melrose 5-3 (2-1) Difference: Sophomore Rowdy Allen’s 67-yard punt return for a touchdown on the first play of the second quarter opened an 18-0 lead for the Buffaloes, and they cruised from there. Difference-makers: Sophomore Wyatt Williams scored two first-quarter touchdowns for the […]

Cats, Rams fail to advance past first round

CMI staff ALBUQUERQUE — It was a short stay at state for the Clovis and Portales boys soccer teams. The Wildcats fell behind in the sixth minute on an own-goal and never recovered, losing to fifth-seeded Cibola 7-0 at the APS soccer complex. Meantime, the Rams, seeded 11th in Class 1A-3A, were handed a 4-1 […]

Rams beat Lovington for first time in regular season since 1994

CMI correspondent: Joshua Lucero
Ram wide receiver John Young snags a 25-yard pass over Lovington's Laden Blythe in the first half of the Rams Friday evening game against the Lovington Wildcats at Greyhound Stadium.

By Kevin Wilson kwilson@cnjonline.com BLACKWATER DRAW — Matt Martinez was taking a nap at home Thursday afternoon when a teammate came to tell him he was Friday’s starting quarterback in the Portales Rams’ must-win game against the hated Lovington Wildcats. “I thought,” the Ram junior said, “I might still be dreaming.” Well, don’t wake him […]

Along for the ride


By Christina Calloway ccalloway@pntonline.com Brant Atwood wants to drag his cowboy boots, wife and confidence to every Professional Bull Riders event this season in his journey to climb the ranks of his profession. The 26-year-old from Pampa, Texas, ranks 33rd in PBR’s Built Ford Tough Series and has every intention to top the list and […]

Two prosecutors honored by bar

CMI Staff Two prosecutors with District Attorney Matt Chandler’s office were recently recognized for special achievements by the New Mexico State Bar Association, according to a press release from Chandler. Deputy District Attorney Brian Stover was recognized for prosecutorial excellence in the category of “Drug” prosecution. Assistant District Attorney Troy Oliver was recognized for prosecutorial […]

Prep football scoreboard

Friday Estancia 50, Texico 30 Melrose 44, Tatum 14 Jal 41, Fort Sumner 22 Farwell 34, Springlake-Earth 0 Portales 20, Lovington 17 Sudan 28, Bovina 21 Childress 19, Muleshoe 14  

Meetings watch: ENMU Board of Regents

The following took place at the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents meeting Friday: • ENMU President Steve Gamble said in a report that the administration is preparing for the next 2014 general obligation bond. He is hoping to get salary increases for school faculty and staff. Gamble also said during the presentation that […]

Cell phone use still in question

By Robin Fornoff CMI PROJECTS EDITOR rfornoff@cnjonline.com Plateau has released cell phone records an attorney says are connected to Clovis police Officer Adriana Munoz, but whether she used the phone remains unknown. Attorney Dan Lindsey says records subpoenaed from Plateau prove Munoz was talking on a cell phone when she nearly hit his client, Clovis […]