Texico senior double trouble for Elida

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Elida’s Thomas West scrambles back to second base as Texico shortstop Aaron Vaughan can’t corral an errant pickup off. during the fourth inning of Tuesday’s game at Brady Field. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Rick White Justin Loven has pitched well this season. He’s hit well this season. The problem is he hasn’t done […]

Lady Cats finish first

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Clovis senior Brianne Bracken tracks her putt on 10th hole during Monday’s golf tournament at Portales Country Club. Freedom Newspaper photo by Kevin Wilson. By Kevin Wilson PORTALES — It felt like a win for the Portales girls golf team, even though the scoreboard showed otherwise. The opposite seemed true for the Clovis girls. Clovis […]

ENMU’s Gerleve wins again in javelin

CNJ STAFF For the second consecutive meet, freshman Zach Gerleve posted the only win for Eastern New Mexico University as he took men’s javelin competition on Saturday in the David Noble Relays in San Angelo, Texas, hosted by Angelo State. Gerleve threw 177 feet, 4 inches to win the event by 2 1/2 feet over […]

Lady Cats senior makes Manzano play for slight

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Clovis junior Annie Tweedy swings at a pitch during Saturday’s game against Manzano Saturday at Clovis Softball Complex. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. Annoyed by Manzano’s strategy, Sara Salguero got even. The Lady Monarchs intentionally walked Clovis High clean-up hitter Alicia Odom to get to Salguero with two outs in the fifth inning of Saturday’s […]

Homer-happy Cats sweep Manzano

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Playing in a small park with the wind howling out, no lead was safe Saturday in Clovis High’s three-game District 4-5A baseball marathon against Manzano. But the Wildcats prevailed, highlighted by a 21-16 win in the middle game in which they rallied from seven runs down in the sixth inning. Clovis […]

Hounds drop opener to Tarleton

CNJ STAFF PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds lost ground in the Lone Star Conference South baseball standings on and off the field. On Friday, Tarleton State came away with an 11-8 win in the opener before the second game was suspended by rain after five innings with the score tied 7-7. The teams […]

Hobbs takes district tennis duals from Clovis

CNJ STAFF Hobbs won three three-set matches to turn back Clovis High 7-2 Friday in a District 4-5A tennis dual played at the CHS courts. In boys competition, the Eagles lost only 14 games all day in cruising to a 9-0 win. Both CHS teams are now 1-2 overall this spring in dual matches. Patricia […]

Lady Cats split district twin bill with Manzano

By Dave Wagner The heavens opened up in the seventh inning of Friday’s District 4-5A softball nightcap between Clovis High and Manzano, and an inning later the floodgates opened. A brief rainshower delayed the game in the top of the seventh for all of four minutes with the score tied 1-1. Then both teams suddenly […]

CHS teams looking to pick it up

By Dave Wagner The Clovis High baseball and softball teams didn’t get off to the kind of starts in District 4-5A play that they hoped for last week, but neither seems discouraged. Both have their work cut out, though, as they try to work back into contention in three-game series this weekend against Manzano. The […]

Former Cat throwing hammer at ENMU

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Eastern New Mexico University sophomore and Clovis High grad Warren Nuckols is in his second year throwing the hammer. Photo by Kevin Wilson By Kevin Wilson PORTALES — Hammer throw is either … A) a carpenter’s act of frustration, B) what people do with a bad rap CD, or C) a little-known track and field […]

Ex-Hound opts for family over football

By Ferron Lucero Editor’s note: This a periodic feature catching up with former area athletes. Injuries and a desire to be closer with family led former Eastern New Mexico University standout Conrad Hamilton to retire from the NFL two years ago. A two-time NCAA Division II All-American defensive back at Eastern, Hamilton played five seasons […]

On-field success in Clovis starts in offseason

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Sophomore Kyle Hromas works his legs on a sled during Wednesday’s offseason workout. CNJ staff photo by Rick White By Rick White Amid the sound of weights clacking like a used car with bad pistons, and the occasional shrill of a coach’s whistle, Alex Everett waits for the burn in his chest muscles to subside. […]

Zias play UNM tough, but drop 1-0 decision

CNJ STAFF ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico Lobos pushed over an unearned run in the bottom of the sixth Tuesday afternoon to get past Eastern New Mexico University 1-0 in women’s softball at Lobo Field. Three UNM pitchers combined on a three-hit shutout against the Zias (10-27), who lost for the 12th time in 13 […]

Clovis boys win rain-shortened event

CNJ staff RUIDOSO — Clovis High posted three of the day’s top four scores Tuesday and captured their division of the Leroy Gooch Invitational boys golf championship at The Links at Sierra Blanca. The Cats finished with a four-man total of 305, 10 shots ahead of Las Cruces High. Goddard was third at 325 in […]

Proposal has Clovis changing districts

By Rick White Clovis will be part of a bi-district that includes Class 4A and 5A teams if the state’s governing board for athletics approves the recommendation of a realignment committee. Mario Martinez, chairman of the New Mexico Activities Association realignment committee, said Tuesday the proposal calls for Clovis to be placed in a district […]

Eastern QB battle heats up

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Jason Tezeno lunges forward for extra yardage at the end of a third-quarter run in Tuesday’s Green-Silver Game at Greyhound Stadium. Freedom Newspapers photo by Kevin Wilson. By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University’s quarterback job is Steven Hinson’s to lose next fall, but the diminutive signal-caller welcomes the competition. Hinson’s Green […]

Clovis sophomore 5A all-state

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Clovis sophomore Aime Hilburn was second on the team in scoring and assists and third in rebounding. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Brio Rode’s footprints are all over the Rio Rancho girls basketball program. The senior who seemingly has played a decades-worth of games for the Rams has had a […]

Zias end 10-game skid

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Maegan Rhoten hurler a three-hitter and right fielder Kyleigh Harris drove in the winning run Monday as Eastern New Mexico snapped a 10-game losing streak. Harris’ singled capped a two-run fifth inning as Eastern beat Abilene Christian 3-2 in the opener of a Lone Star Conference South doubleheader. Heather Cochran […]

Hounds making late-season push

By Kevin Wilson After a 1-6 start, including a 25-18 loss to division rival West Texas A&M, it seemed unlikely that a playoff run would be happening for the Greyhound baseball team. Now, after a three-game sweep over those same Buffaloes last weekend, the Greyhounds have given themselves a chance to capitalize on a regular […]

Garcia pushing for starting spot

By Rick White As a high school free safety, Joey Garcia was known for his bone-crushing hits, leaving a trail of woozy players in his wake. In his freshman year at Texas Tech, about the hardest thing the former Clovis standout has hit is the books — so far. His grade-point average for the fall […]