Commerce turns back Zias

Staff report COMMERCE, Texas — Vicky Back and Savannah Henderson scored first-half goals and Texas A&M-Commerce made them stand up for a 3-1 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in the Lone Star Conference women’s soccer opener for both teams on Friday night. Back scored on a header in the box in the ninth minute […]

LSC-leading Rambelles top Zias

Staff report PORTALES — Lone Star Conference-leading Angelo State led virtually all the way Friday night and the Rambelles handed Eastern New Mexico University a 25-17, 25-18, 25-22 volleyball loss at Greyhound Arena. The Zias (5-6, 1-3 LSC) led briefly 2-1 on a kill by senior outside hitter Lindsey Barron at the start of the […]

Friday area prep football summaries — Sept. 26

Fort Sumner 52, Tucumcari 14 Records: Fort Sumner 3-2, Tucumcari 0-5 Difference: The Foxes posted a 21-9 edge in first downs and a 433-187 advantage in total offense in posting their third consecutive victory. Difference-makers: Fort Sumner, junior RB Kyle Idtensohn rushed for 232 yards and two touchdowns, senior QB Garrett Hisel also scored a […]

Pages Past — Sept. 27

On this date …   1962: The Clovis City Commission instructed its city attorney to draw up a curfew law aimed at juvenile delinquents. About 30 businessmen led the drive for the curfew. One said he’d sustained a $6,000 financial loss due to late-night burglaries. Juveniles were accused of pulling a man from his car […]

Driver in fatal crash indicted

Staff report A Curry County grand jury indicted a 20-year-old airman Friday of vehicular homicide, according to a news release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Tylan Bolden of Clovis is accused of causing the death of Andrew Padilla, 22. Both men were enlisted at Cannon Air Force Base. According to the release: • […]

October busy month in area

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National Peanut Board mascot Buddy McNutty will be at the 2014 Peanut Valley Festival to hug, high-five, and take photos with children and their parents. The festival will include games and entertainment for all ages.

By Joshua Lucero October is shaping up to be a month chock full of events in the eastern New Mexico area, starting with busy weekends in Portales and Clovis. Comedian Carlos Mencia returns to the area Friday when he performs 8 p.m. at the Clovis Civic Center. Tickets are $37.50, according to the Clovis/Curry […]

ENMU regents hear tailgating proposal

By Lillian Bowe The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents meeting on Friday had many issues that were discussed, including tailgating and dropping the requirement of bachelor degrees to 120 hours. Student regent Chase Sturdevant discussed a student proposal for tailgating before football games. The Associated Students of Eastern New Mexico University made […]

Area prep scoreboard

Rio Rancho 42, Clovis 14 Portales 42, Dexter 21 Farwell 31, Texico 0 Fort Sumner 54,  Tucumcari 12 Muleshoe 41, Kermit 13 San Jon 78, Clovis Christian 24 Bovina 33, Hale Center 13 Mountainair at Melrose, 7 p.m. Carrizozo at Dora, 7 p.m.

Not everybody believes in mirages

By Grant McGee Local columnist Have you ever seen a mirage? It’s been a long time since I’ve seen one. A mirage is a reflection of something over the horizon that you usually can’t see. I don’t know what it takes to make a mirage, whether it’s low humidity, cold air or just plain cow […]

Winter prep already started

By Sharna Johnson Local columnist Maybe it’s hard to imagine snow when it feels like spring outside, but don’t be fooled, wild critters large and small are on the move this time of year and winter preparations are in full swing, despite the illusion that balmy is here to stay. Responding to an internal clock, […]

Hounds look to bounce back against Lions

By Dave Wagner It’s been a bit of a wild ride for the Texas A&M-Commerce football team so far. The Lions opened against an overmatched NCAA Division III opponent, East Texas Baptist, and set all sorts of school and D-II records in a 98-20 rout. Then they came back to earth against FCS (formerly […]

Cats face tough test against Rio Rancho

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Clovis junior quarterback Daulton Hatley tries to avoid Cleveland junior Landry Hayes during last week’s 35-13 Wildcats loss to the Storm at Rio Rancho. The Wildcats are home for the next two Fridays, starting with Class 6A No. 2 Rio Rancho tonight.

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer Homecoming’s usually a David-versus-Goliath situation, and tonight’s homecoming affair for the Clovis Wildcats is no exception. The one difference? Goliath’s on the visiting sideline, as second-ranked Rio Rancho pays a visit to Leon Williams Stadium. The Rams are 4-0 coming in, with last Friday’s 30-22 victory over then No. […]

Texico, Farwell set to collide tonight

By Dave Wagner Sports writer Farwell and Texico are separated only by the New Mexico-Texas border, but tonight they’ll do something which they haven’t done in a long time, if ever — play a football game against each other. The Steers (3-1) host the Wolverines (2-2) in a game which is set for a […]

Thursday area prep volleyball summaries — Sept. 25

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Texico sophomore Jasmine Gannon gets a kill over Lovington senior Kylee Cunningham, left, and sophomore Addyson Jeter during the first set of Thursday’s volleyball matchup at Texico. The Lady Wolverines improved to 7-1 with a three-game sweep of the Lady Wildcats.

Texico 3, Lovington 0 Lovington    7    11    20 Texico    25    25    25 Texico individual statistics Kills — Jasmine Gannon 18, Brianna Reyna 5. Blocks — Reyna 2, Melissa Davalos 1, Gannon 1. Digs — Chyanne Scarborough 10, Reyna 9, Jessica Jorde 5. Aces — three tied with 1. Assists — Audrey Wren 19. Records — […]

Clovis High’s homecoming bonfire long held tradition.

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Dylan Smith and Shyleen Cortez enjoy Clovis High’s homecoming bonfire Thursday night behind Central Baptist Church. The Wildcats host Rio Rancho in tonight’s homecoming game.

By Kevin Wilson CNJ STAFF WRITER As a slight breeze blew Thursday behind Central Baptist Church, members of the Clovis High School band had a high-stakes game of rock-scissors-paper going before director Brandon Boerio shouted, “Drumline, let’s go.” And just a few minutes later, the rest of the band followed suit. Then the cheerleaders. […]

Vegetarian lunch option sensible choice

This just in as the latest example that, yes, anything and everything is up forpartisan and, often, unscientific attacks. School districts around the country are starting to keep meat off the school lunch menu one day a week. Meatless Monday, as the initiative is called, grew out of a larger movement to reduce meat consumption […]

Many confused about libertarians

By Kent McManigal Local columnist Often, in the national media, I see items that show just how confused most people are over what is Libertarian and what isn’t. Liberals confuse Libertarians for conservatives; especially of the tea party variety. Conservatives confuse Libertarians for liberals. No one seems to understand why those are both wrong. It […]

Duran correct on two major issues

By Rube Render Local columnist The interview with Secretary of State Dianna Duran in Sunday’s Clovis News Journal contained two major issues. The first was the issue of nonbinding questions on ballots, which she opposes, and the second was her position on voter ID. Both of these questions deserve closer scrutiny than they received. When […]

Pages Past — Sept. 26

On this date … 1964: More than 2,000 airmen gathered on the Cannon Air Force Base flightline to salute the 17th anniversary of the United States Air Force and the 10th anniversary of the F-100 fighter plane. About 400 spectators also attended the ceremony. The Air Force was formed as a separate branch of the […]

Newman holds off Hounds 2-1

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero
Greyhounds sophomore forward Ryan McManus, center, clashes with two Newman defenders as he attempts a shot during the second half of Thursday’s men’s soccer match at the ENMU pitch. The Jets posted a 6-1 win, dropping the Hounds to 1-5-1 for the season.

Staff report PORTALES — Newman’s Tomaz Rossi flicked in a rebound shot with just under two minutes left in the half on Thursday and the Jets held on for a 2-1 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in men’s soccer at the ENMU pitch. Newman’s Vitor Okamoto beat the ENMU defense and fired on goal, […]