Cardinals complete sweep of Zias

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — Designated player Lea Padilla doubled twice, scoring one run and driving in the other, as Incarnate Word completed a three-game Lone Star Conference softball series sweep of Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday with a 2-0 victory. ENMU (6-21, 1-8 LSC), which has lost eight in a row in the […]

Hounds dominate Cardinals

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FNM correspondent: Joshua Lucero ENMU senior guard Reggie Nelson shoots a layup over Incarnate Word 7-footer Ian Markolf during Saturday’s Lone Star Conference men’s game at Greyhound Arena. Nelson had a game-high 25 points in the Greyhounds’ 75-57 victory. Kevin Wilson PORTALES — Basketball’s a lot easier when you play with the lead. Same thing […]

Cardinals knock off Zias

CNJ staff PORTALES — Incarnate Word took advantage of four Eastern New Mexico University errors to score four unearned runs Thursday in a 7-3 Lone Star Conference South Division softball victory at Zia Field. The Cardinals (27-20, 11-5 South) scored an unearned run in the first and added single runs in the fourth, fifth and […]

Surely, we will miss Leslie Nielsen

As my attention spent Monday wading in the links to Cyber Monday deals and the 49ers-Cardinals Monday Night Football game that somebody had to win, I almost missed the passing of a great comedic voice. Leslie Nielsen, who appeared in more than 100 movies and hundreds of television shows, died Monday at age 84. Whether […]

Personality influences nicknames

I think maybe I watch too much football. The other night watching the Arizona Cardinals listening to the announcers call running back “Beanie” Wells name, I proclaimed that was a great football name. Definitely not the best, I said to myself, thinking “Mean Joe” Greene, but good. I assumed “Beanie” was his given name but […]

Cardinals hand Zias 3-0 loss

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Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico ENMU senior Grace Brandt digs out a shot by an Incarnate Word player on Saturday at Greyhound Arena. The Cardinals posted a three-game sweep of the Zias in Lone Star Conference volleyball. Freedom New Mexico Portales — Incarnate Word took the lead for good early in the first set and […]

Cardinals post win over Zias

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — Freshman Amber Guenther scored a pair of goals Friday and Incarnate Word kept Eastern New Mexico University winless in Lone Star Conference women’s soccer play with a 4-1 victory. Guenther put the Cardinals (7-3-2, 5-1-0 LSC) in front just over nine minutes into the match when she scored off a […]

Cardinals headed to Super Bowl

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — That’s not a mirage rising out of the desert, folks. It’s the Arizona Cardinals soaring to their first Super Bowl. Yes, the Cardinals, founding members of the NFL, but historically among the most dysfunctional of franchises, finally have joined the big boys. Capitalizing on Larry Fitzgerald’s three first-half touchdown receptions, then […]

Portales falls in season opener

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico The Robertson Cardinals erased a two-touchdown Portales lead and beat the Rams 20-15 Friday night at Greyhound Stadium. Robertson quarterback Adrian Martinez threw two first-half touchdown passes to receiver Chris Ellis, followed by a third-quarter connection from Jake Martinez to Jesse Estrada to complete the comeback. “We just didn’t […]

Robertson repeats in Class 3A

The Associated Press PORTALES — Robertson won its second-straight Class 3A football championship Saturday, defeating Portales 28-6. “I don’t know about a dynasty. We’re just happy to be back-to-back state champs,” Robertson coach Chad Roanhaus said. “This year, we knew we had the team to win it, we just had to go out and play […]

Roanhaus leads big turnaround at Robertson

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Las Vegas Robertson football coach Chad Roanhaus, a Clovis High grad and son of longtime Wildcats coach Eric Roanhaus, celebrates during last week’s Class 3A semifinal win over Socorro. Courtesy photo: Santa Fe New Mexican By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer When he first accepted the job as Las Vegas Robertson’s football coach, Chad Roanhaus […]

Clovis Christian posts win over Cardinals

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Clovis Christian’s Ryan Boatman drives past Amarillo Ascension’s Tyler Bixler during the second half of Tuesday’s game Tuesday in Clovis. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Christian Eagles beat Amarillo Ascension on Tuesday and impressed Cardinals coach Kyle Johnson in the process. “Clovis (Christian) plays real well together; […]

Lady Wolverines beat Eunice in regionals

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Texico’s Lori Richardson tips the ball over Eunice’s Jenny Pearson during their Class 2A Region C championship game Saturday at Texico. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer TEXICO — With their trip to state already in the bag, the Texico Lady Wolverines made things a lot easier on themselves. Playing […]

Zias fall short against Incarnate Word

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team waited until the final five minutes or so to get its wake-up call on Friday. As it turned out, that was almost enough time, but not quite. Incarnate Word was cruising to victory when suddenly a foul on Cardinals goalkeeper Amy […]