Six ENMU players earn preseason All-American honors

Staff report PORTALES — Six members of the 2014 Eastern New Mexico University football squad have garnered preseason All-America status from USA College Football Division II All-American. Three of the players were first-team selections — running back Jordan Wells of Austin, Texas, and defensive backs Kevin Reaves and Darrelyn McCloud, both from Albuquerque. Wide receiver […]

Area rodeoers fall short in prep nationals

Staff report ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — Recent Elida High graduate Hunter Haley made Saturday’s short go in the National High School Rodeo Association finals in goat tying, coming in 18th with a time of 12.97 seconds. Haley, who plans to rodeo in college at Eastern New Mexico University, finished 18th in the average at 30.95 […]

CHS linemen revel in drills at camp

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By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com PORTALES — While the “skill” players are off trying to either score touchdowns or prevent them, linemen in events like Friday’s 7-on-7 competition at Eastern New Mexico University have a different mindset. Taking on 10 drills during the day, none involving a football, the linemen compete for team honors […]

Zia 13-14s fall in 7th

Staff report BAYARD — The Clovis Zia All-Stars erased a three-run deficit late but fell in the bottom of the seventh inning to Silver City 6-5 in a winners bracket game of the state Little League Juniors (ages 13-14) baseball tournament. Trailing 5-2, Zia scored twice in the fifth and then tied it with two […]

CHS freshman golfer wins state driving, overall titles

Staff report ALBURQUERQUE — Clovis High golfer Raquel Anaya captgured first place in driving competition and overall on Wednesday in the 14-15 division of state Drive, Chip and Putt competition at the University of New Mexico’s main golf course. Anaya, who will be a freshman at CHS this fall, won the driving competition with 49 […]

Zia 13-14s capture state tourney opener

Staff report BAYARD — The Clovis Zia All-Stars broke open a tie game with a five-run, sixth-inning rally for a 7-3 win over Santa Rosa on Friday in the first round of the state 13-14 Little League tournament. With the score 2-2, Zia used five hits and a walk to all but put the game […]

ENMU hosts 500 players in 7-on-7

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Clovis senior defensive tackle Garren Bass hits a blocking dummy as he makes his way through the lineman challenge obstacle course relay on Friday at the ENMU practice facility.

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University may have had fewer teams than it its previous two 7-on-7 football events, but Greyhounds coach Josh Lynn said more players were involved. A total of 30 teams participated in the 7-on-7, along with a lineman challenge, on Friday at the ENMU practice field. “We […]

ENMU to host 7-on-7 competition

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com PORTALES — Teams participating in Eastern New Mexico University’s 7-on-7 football camp today won’t necessarily be working on what they’ll do when the season rolls around. It does, however, help get them in the football mindset. About 30 teams will take part in the all-passing event today at the […]

N.M. Fishing Report — July 17

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.   Northeast Charette Lakes: Fishing was good using […]

High Plains Junior Rodeo finals begin

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Shad Mayfield of Clovis ropes his calf Thursday in the ribbon Roping event of the HPJRA at the Curry County Events Center. Mayfield posted a time of 8.02.

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com It was a quiet night at the Curry County Events Center, unlike the morning that preceded it and the nights that are about to follow. But some noise was worth tolerating. “I figure you don’t want to turn off the air conditioning,” Todd Handley said, “so I’ll just use […]