Lady Cats want shot at Eldorado

By Dave Wagner Not that they’re looking ahead, but the Clovis High Lady Wildcats have a mission this week — beat Eldorado. In order to do that, they’ll have to take care of business against Hobbs on Tuesday night and either Manzano or Carlsbad on Thursday night at Rock Staubus Gym. That would put the […]

Quick goal tops ENMU

CNJ STAFF ADA, Okla. — It took East Central just 11 seconds to get on the board Sunday, and that’s all the Lady Tigers needed. ECU handed Eastern New Mexico University a 1-0 Lone Star Conference women’s soccer loss when Jenny Cruz took a pass to the middle off the opening kickoff and drove in […]

Lady Cats clinch 2nd in 4-5A volleyball

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Clovis senior Monique Walker hammers the ball past a Manzano defender. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Eric Butler While the Clovis High volleyball team may have a stumbling block in district rival Eldorado, another 4-5A squad from Albuquerque has even has a more difficult time with the Lady Wildcats. And Saturday was not the […]

Manzano shuts out Cats

CNJ STAFF The Manzano Monarchs handed Clovis High a 3-0 loss on Saturday in District 4-5A boys soccer at Yucca Complex. Joaquin Herrera and Rogilio Martinez scored in the first half for Manzano (7-9-1, 3-5 district), while Gerad Malone added a goal after halftime. The Cats (2-15, 0-7) close the regular season with a district […]

Nebraska junior leads ENMU to strong finish

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Eastern junior Karrisa Huskey led the Zias with a fifth-place finish. Freedom Newspapers photo by Kevin Wilson. Dave Wagner PORTALES — Karissa Huskey had just finished running the race of her life, and she looked like she was ready to go again. Huskey placed fifth overall with a time of 23:44.6 over 6 kilometers to […]

Hounds outslug Commerce

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Courage Idemudia tackles Texas A&M-Commerce running back Joel Tudman as linebacker Jeff Howard moves in. Freedom photo by Kevin Wilson. Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Given Saturday’s brisk conditions, Eastern New Mexico University was less inclined than it might otherwise have been to throw against Texas A&M-Commerce’s suspect pass defense. Matching strength against strength, the […]

Greenwalt determined to shrug off inconsistency

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Cisti Greenwalt led Clovis to back-to-back state titles in 1999-2000. Rick White Cisti Greenwalt had a sophomore season at Texas Tech pockmarked by inconsistency, injury and adversity. Stat-stuffer games such as a 21-point, 11-rebound effort against Southern Mississippi that also included five blocked shots would often be followed by games where her line in the […]

Zias reach .500 mark in volleyball

CNJ STAFF STEPHENVILLE, Texas — It’s been a long climb to the .500 mark for the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team. The Zias finally made it Saturday — and also put themselves in an improved position in the Lone Star Conference South Division race — with a 30-26, 37-35, 30-26 victory over Tarleton State. […]

Zias fall to Northeastern in soccer

CNJ STAFF TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Northeastern State got two goals and an assist from Marie Widerman and defeated Eastern New Mexico University 4-1 on Friday in Lone Star Conference women’s soccer. Widerman assisted on a goal by Stacey Cutler just over three minutes into the game, then scored on a penalty kick to give NSU […]

Mules break out in rout of Dimmitt

CNJ STAFF MULESHOE — One down for Muleshoe, two to go. Needing a late charge to extend their run of consecutive playoff berths to seven, the Mules turned in their most dominating performance of the season Friday night in crushing winless Dimmitt 45-0 in a District 2-3A contest. Six players rushed for a touchdown apiece […]

Wolverines, Foxes continue to roll

CNJ STAFF EUNICE — The Texico Wolverines continued their domination of the regular-season schedule Friday night, piling up 435 total yards — all on the ground — in a 54-0 dismantling of Eunice in a District 3-1A matchup. Texico (8-0, 3-0 district), ranked No. 1 in Class 1A, extended its shutout streak to 30 quarters […]

Five and counting for Wildcats

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Clovis junior Phillip Williams has rushed for more than 600 yards this season in five games. CNJ photo by Rick White. Rick White Phillip Williams has a way of making running the ball look and sound easy. Williams, who missed the first three games of the season because of an elbow injury, rushed for a […]

Friday football scores

Area scores District 4-5A Clovis 41, Hobbs 0 District 3A Texico 54, Eunice 0 District 2A Fort Sumner 61, Questa 14 Six-man District 3 Melrose 50, Vaughn/Corona 0 Non-district Floyd 50, Clovis Christian 0 Texas District 3-1A Nazareth 32, Bocvina 7 District 2-3A Muleshoe 45, Dimmitt 0 New Mexico Albuquerque Academy 28, Estancia 14 Artesia […]

Clovis seeks its fifth-straight win against Hobbs

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Clovis junior Phillip Williams has three-straight 100-yard rushing efforts. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. Rick White The Clovis-Hobbs rivalry is built on proximity and generations of battles between the purple-and-white and black-and-gold: Two towns of similar size and makeup separated by 180 miles of barren ranch land and pump jacks battling for bragging rights. They […]

Nigerian-born linebacker big hit with Hounds

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Courage Idemudia is a three-year starter for the Hounds. CNJ photo: Eric Kluth. Dave Wagner PORTALES — Nigerian-born Courage Idemudia knows his first name must have a special meaning. He’s just not sure what it is. “I never asked my parents about it,” the Eastern New Mexico University junior said. “I just know I try […]

Hounds wary of underachieving Lions

Dave Wagner PORTALES — Texas A&M-Commerce is coming off a discouraging home loss to West Texas A&M, and at 1-6 is not having even close to the kind of season it envisioned. Still, Eastern New Mexico University coach Bud Elliott isn’t about to take the Lions lightly in Saturday’s 1 p.m. Lone Star Conference South […]

ENMU sets modest goals for conference cross country meet

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University second-year cross country coach Greg LaSage knows that the Abilene Christians of the world are out of range in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference cross country meet, set for Portales Country Club. What he’s looking for is improvement over last year, when the Greyhounds finished eighth out of […]

Portales forfeits two wins

FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS The Portales Rams had to forfeit their first two games of the football season on Wednesday — wins over West Las Vegas and Tularosa — due to the use of an ineligible player. “There was a mixup in the residency of one of our players,” Portales coach Glenn Johnson said. “It’s been cleared […]

Cats’ 2004 grid schedule features several new foes

By Eric Butler The 2004 Clovis football schedule will have a decidedly different look than in recent years, with Cibola and Sandia joining District 4-5A in place of Eldorado and Manzano. Other changes include Amarillo Tascosa and former longtime district rival Roswell being dropped from the schedule at their requests and the addition of Rio […]

Area high school football capsules

CNJ STAFF All Times MDT TEXICO (7-0) AT EUNICE (2-6) WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday DISTRICT 3-1A RECORDS: Texico 1-0, Eunice 0-1. LAST WEEK: The Wolverines, ranked No. 1 in Class 1A, shut out Loving 33-0 at Texico. Eunice lost at Jal 28-7. LAST MEETING: 2002, Texico cruised to a 41-0 victory over the Cardinals at […]