Hounds play WT to scoreless tie


West Texas A&M University freshman Eric Smith leaps over Eastern New Mexico University freshman Andrew Perez during the first half of Tuesday’s game in Portales. ENMU and West Texas played to a scoreless tie after two overtimes. (Staff photo: Eric Kl By Dave Wagner@link.freedom.com PORTALES — If a tie is like kissing your sister, neither […]

Clovis Christian topples House


Clovis Christian School’s Brielle Mares hits the ball past House’s Kimberly Lyons. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer In a match filled with long rallies and lots of dinks and digs, a scrappy and motivated Clovis Christian squad outshined House at home Tuesday night in its first ever district tournament match. […]

Broncos survive defensive struggle


Melrose junior Cedar Rush tries to protect the ball from Floyd’s Jonathan Mitchell during the second quarter of Saturday’s game at Floyd. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent FLOYD — Jonathan Chavez wasn’t happy with the support his teams was getting so he marched over to the home stands and exhorted the […]

No. 2 Kingsville stays unbeaten — barely

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — Junior running back Ryan Beard scored his third touchdown of the game, a 4-yard run with 1:07 left, and second-ranked Texas A&M-Kingsville outlasted Eastern New Mexico University 29-22 Saturday night in a battle for the Lone Star Conference South Division lead at Greyhound Stadium. Beard’s touchdown capped […]

Angelo State rallies beat Zias

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Senior outside hitter Nicole Stoffel collected 24 kills and helped rally Angelo State past Eastern New Mexico University 24-30, 25-30, 30-26, 30-22, 15-9 in a Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball match at Greyhound Arena. The Rambelles (18-7, 5-2 South) moved past the Zias into sole possession of second place in […]

Greyhounds lose two in Portales

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico Hounds lost both their weekend soccer games at home, falling on Friday to Northeastern State 3-0 and Missouri Southern 2-1 Saturday. The Zias, however, defeated Northeastern 3-1 Friday. For the Hounds, Missouri Southern got the game-winner on an ENMU own-goal just over two minutes into the second […]

Matadors beat up on Clovis

CNJ Staff It was a tough Friday for Clovis against Sandia. The Clovis volleyball team was swept 3-0, the boys soccer team lost 10-0 on the road while the Lady Cats fell 9-0 at the Yucca soccer complex, all in District 4-5A play. Sandia beat the Lady Cats 25-14, 27-25, 25-15. Clovis coach Darrel Ray […]

Cooper pounds Mules


Muleshoe quarterback Brant Hamilton shakes off Lubbock Cooper outside linebacker Patrick Stevens during the first half of of Friday’s game in Muleshoe. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) John Eisel: CNJ sports writer MULESHOE — Muleshoe’s defense couldn’t only take the pounding so long. Running straight at the smaller Mules’ defense, Cooper rolled up 358 yards and […]

Cats hold on


Clovis junior Devin Sweet makes a shoe-string tackle on Hobbs’ Nathan Ford during a fourth-quarter punt return. (Staff photo: Rick White) By Rick White: CNJ managing editor A backup quarterback who had never previously taken a varsity snap nearly cost Clovis the district lead. Playing more like a playoff veteran than an untested sophomore, Taryn […]

College volleyball: Zias beat ACU

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University took a big step Thursday toward winning the Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball championship after an 0-2 start. Coming up big on the big points, ENMU edged South-leading Abilene Christian 30-28, 25-30, 32-30, 30-28 Thursday night before an announced crowd of 1,147 at […]

Sudden impact: Cats defense has posted back-to-back shutouts.


Senior running back Phillip Williams draws a crowd wherever he goes. (Staff photo: Rick White) Rick White: CNJ managing editor Clovis junior linebacker Jonathan Sweet said the turning point on defense began a month ago in a loss to La Cueva, which seems odd since the top-ranked Bears put a 40-point hickey on the Wildcats. […]

Texico passes tourney tuneup with ease


Texico junior Lori Richardson spikes the ball past Santa Rosa senior Melissa Chavez during the second game of Thursday’s match. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By John Eisel: CNJ Sports Writer TEXICO — Texico freshman Bryn Mayfield provided the ammo. Junior Lori Richardson pulled the trigger. And a wounded Santa Rosa team hobbled out of […]

2nd straight victory for Lady Cats

CNJ Staff RUIDOSO — The Clovis girls won their second straight cross country meet, edging Carlsbad in the 11-team field. “The last two weeks have been good wins for everyone involved,” Clovis coach Brian Stacy said. “They’re starting to come together.” Clovis senior Megan Willis took fourth with a time of 22:19 in the 5k […]

Cardiac Hounds host powerhouse Texas A&M-Kingsville

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers Following a 1-3 start, the Eastern New Mexico University football team has put itself in position to send retiring coach Bud Elliott out in a blaze of glory. With four consecutive come-from-behind wins, the Greyhounds (5-3, 4-0 Lone Star Conference South) find themselves atop the division standings and back on […]

Hands-on game: Deaf Clovis boy plays football with eyes, heart and some help


Kodi Myers, 10, of Clovis watches as his dad Grante signs the coaches’ halftime message to him during the Redskins Play Inc. football game Saturday at Jim Hill Field. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Kodi Myers pays close attention to what his coaches say, even if he’s not looking […]

Prep football previews

CNJ Staff All times MDT Logan (4-2, 1-2) at Clovis Christian (2-6, 0-3) 7 p.m. Friday Last week: Clovis Christian lost to Floyd 70-14. Logan beat San Jon 56-6. Last meeting: 2003, Logan won 58-6. Logan players to watch: Drew Perez, QB. Keys to game: Stay healthy. Seniors Corey Hastings and Robert Montanez are questionable […]

Prep volleyball: Lady Cats win second straight


(From left) Annie Tweedy, Kim Perkins and Crista Mestas celebrate a kill in the first game of Tuesday’s match at Portales. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Clovis and Portales took turns beating up on each other in the first two games of Tuesday’s volleyball match. With both looking for […]

ENM U cowboy a natural at steer wrestling


Eastern New Mexico University senior Chance Pettigrew is second in the Southwesat Region in steer wrestling. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Eastern New Mexico University senior Chance Pettigrew took to steer wrestling naturally, which is not surprising considering his lineage. His great uncle, Homer Pettigrew, was a six-time world champion […]

College volleyball: Lubbock Christian sweeps Zias

Freedom Newspapers LUBBOCK — Lubbock Christian scored the final five points to take Game 1 and Eastern New Mexico University was never a part of the match the rest of the way as the Lady Chaparrals posted a 30-26, 30-25, 30-17 victory over the Zias Tuesday night in a non-league matchup. LCU (20-7), ranked 18th […]

Prep soccer: Two easy goals snowball on Cats


Clovis High School junior James Gant (left) and Carlsbad senior Trey Owen battle for ball during Tuesday’s game at the Yucca soccer complex. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer The Yucca soccer complex didn’t provide much of a home field advantage for Clovis or goalkeeper Josh Bussen on Tuesday night against […]