Hounds have no answer for Brown


Eastern senior guard David Hamilton is fouled hard by Texas A&M-Kingsville’s Danny Armelin. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Will Brown came out firing and never let up. The Texas A&M-Kingsville senior guard hit 10 of his first 11 shots, including five 3-pointers, and finished with 46 points to lead the […]

Zias keep winning despite ugly effort


Junior Laci Lee drives for a layup. Lee was oe of five Zias to score in double figures. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Kevin Wilson PORTALES — Against some of the Lone Star Conference’s better teams, the current Zia squad might have a small losing streak going. Against Texas A&M-Kingsville, however, Eastern New Mexico […]

Coaches downplay Hobbs’ streak over Lady Cats

By Rick White Coaches like talking about streaks about as much as construction workers like talking about their feelings. Just ask Clovis coach Miles Watters and Hobbs counterpart Johnny Casaus, who are at opposite ends of one. Both said too much is being made out of Hobbs beating the Lady Wildcats seven-straight times over the […]

Greenwalt out for season


Cisti Greenwalt is the school record holder for career blocks in at Texas Tech. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Rick White Clovis’ Cisti Greenwalt didn’t have long to enjoy one of her finest moments at Texas Tech. Three days after setting the school record for career blocks, the 6-foot-5 junior fractured her right ankle […]

Kingsville Hounds latest challenger

By Dave Wagner Maybe he wouldn’t have called his team a Lone Star Conference South Division contender before the season, but Texas A&M-Kingsville men’s basketball coach Pete Peterson thought his squad had a chance to be pretty decent. In the division’s preseason poll, the Javelinas earned just 35 points and finished last out of seven […]

Prep notes

Texico chasing 6-2A titles THE TEXICO WOLVERINES and Lady Wolverines have enjoyed a strong homecourt atmosphere since the Texico Sports Arena opened just over a year ago. They hope it helps on Friday night when Santa Rosa comes calling in important District 6-2A finales. Texico’s girls (19-4, 6-1 district) can force a Saturday playoff for […]

Smyer foils Lady Blue again

CNJ staff LITTLEFIELD — Seventh-ranked Smyer’s size was a little too much for Farwell to overcome Tuesday night and the Lady Blue went down to a 39-35 defeat in a Class 1A Division I girls bi-district game. Berry Andrews, a 6-foot-3 junior post, scored 13 points to lead the Lady Bobcats (25-6) into an area […]

Lady Mules determined to end postseason blues


Muleshoe’s Sara Benham, averaging 19 points and 8.5 rebounds, is drawing the interest of several Division I programs. CNJ staff photo by Rick White. By Rick White Muleshoe has fashioned an 82-18 record the last three seasons with an up-tempo style that batters teams into mental and physical submission. “Creative chaos” is what Muleshoe coach […]

Clovis looking for net gains


Clovis freshman Kayla Schaap works on her volley game. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Dave Wagner Patricia Gallegos figures her task of trying to get to the Class 5A state tennis tournament should be a little easier this year. After all, the Clovis High junior has qualified each of the past two seasons — […]

Hounds have mound meltdown


Greyhound junior Josh Kuchta fires a pitch during the seventh inning of Eastern New Mexico’s Monday game against New Mexico Highlands. Freedom Newspapers photo by Kevin Wilson. CNJ staff Portales — The only thing worse than Eastern New Mexico’s fielding was its pitching. New Mexico Highlands and West Texas A&M combined for 46 runs and […]