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 […]

Lady Wolverines rout Tucumcari in 6-2A

CNJ staff Brette Hadley led a balanced attack with 11 points as Texico rebounded from a heartbreaking loss by drilling Tucumcari 65-26 in the first round of the District 6-2A girls basketball tournament Monday at Texico Sports Arena. Mindi Roberts added 10 points for the Lady Wolverines, who jumped out to a 43-8 halftime lead. […]

Farwell man, Artesia woman separated by about 180 miles for nearly 60 years

By Eric Butler When R.C. Davis Jr. of Farwell lost track of his older half-sister in 1945, the nation was fighting wars in Europe and the Pacific Ocean simultaneously and 4-year-old “Junior” — as he was called — was just learning his ABCs. More than a half century later, R.C. realistically knew that June, six […]

Lady Buffs work under new coach

By Eric Butler When Melissa Ham became the new Melrose volleyball coach this year, the hiring brought with it a nickname. “Everybody called me mish-mash; some of them still call me mish — because they’ve known me that long,” says Ham, whose name was Melissa Misch when she graduated from Melrose in 1984. “Outside they […]