ENMU’s Squire earns trip to nationals

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University junior Bill Squire qualified for the NCAA Division II track championship in the hammer throw in Thursday’s Last Chance Twilight track meet hosted by Abilene Christian, winning the event with a toss of 187 feet 8 3/4 inches. The throw surpasses the provisional qualifying mark […]

Press release: Herrin earns second LSC South Defensive Player of Week selection

RICHARDSON, TEXAS —For the second time this season, junior forward Precious Herrin (Shreveport, La./Southwood HS/Jacksonville College) from the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team has been selected as the Lone Star Conference South Division Defensive Player of the Week. She turned in outstanding performances during the Zias’ final two contests of the season, against […]

Hounds’ Stevens earns another award

CNJ staff PORTALES — Safety Tillman Stevens has captured another postseason honor, this time being selected to the Daktronics Division II All-American first team. The Lone Star Conference North Division Defensive Back of the Year, Stevens led the LSC and finished tied for seventh in the nation with 11.1 tackles per game. He also tied […]

ENMU frosh earns weekly LSC soccer honor

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University freshman midfielder Andy Wilkinson has been selected as the Lone Star Conference Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for his performance last week in the Greyhounds’ 2-1 victory over West Texas A&M. Wilkinson, who is from East Sussex, England, netted the game-winning goal with 2:44 remaining, lifting the […]

ENMU’s Mitchell earns third All-America honor

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico senior cornerback Rodney Mitchell of Sarasota, Fla., has been selected a second-team preseason All-America by D2Football.com. The honor marked the third preseason All-American selection for Mitchell, after being named by The Sporting News and Lindy’s Sports. Mitchell was one of two Lone Star Conference defensive backs to be […]

Education digest: Clovis student earns President’s Gold Scholarship

Clovis student earns President’s Gold Scholarship Tara DeWitt of Clovis was awarded the President’s Gold Scholarship by Baylor University, according to a news release. The award provides $40,000 to $58,000 for eight semesters. DeWitt is one of more than 2,700 recent high school graduates to receive scholarships. The scholarships are awarded on a combination of […]

Press release: ENMU trio earns weekly LSC track and field honors

RICHARDSON, TEXAS — Daniel Draper (Jr., T, Moriarty, N.M./Moriarty HS), Nicole Reid (So., D, Pueblo, Colo./East HS) and Kassie Daugherty (So., T, Bridgeport, Texas/Bridgeport HS) from the Eastern New Mexico University track and field teams earned Lone Star Conference weekly honors for their performance at the Arizona State University Sun Devil Open, last Saturday. The […]

Hounds’ Draper earns provisional NCAA qualification

CNJ staff TEMPE, Ariz. — Eastern New Mexico University junior Daniel Draper earned a provisional qualifying mark for the NCAA Division II track championship in javelin in Arizona State’s Sun Devil Open on Saturday, placing second in the event with a throw of 199 feet, 4 inches. ENMU sophomore Bill Squire, meantime, improved on his […]

Press Release: Farwell farmer earns national award

TULSA – Ryan Williams, a crop and cattle farmer from Farwell, Parmer County, Texas was chosen as one of four National Outstanding Young Farmers by The United States Junior Chamber (Jaycees) on February 13 at their 2010 Awards Congress in Raleigh, North Carolina. Ryan Williams has always wanted to raise his family on the land […]

Hounds’ Mitchell earns first-team All-America

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico junior cornerback Rodney Mitchell has been selected to the first-team defense of the NCAA Division II Don Hansen 2009 Football Gazette All-America team. Mitchell, from Sarasota, Fla., was one of three Lone Star Conference first-team selections. He tied for seventh in Divison II last season with seven interceptions, […]

Hounds’ Mitchell earns second-team All-America

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University junior cornerback Rodney Mitchell was named to the Daktronics All-America second team, the school’s first player to receive All-America honors since 2004. Mitchell, from Sarasota, Fla., and a transfer from New Mexico Military Institute, finished the season with seven interceptions, the most by a Greyhounds player in […]

CNJ earns top press award

Freedom New Mexico ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis News Journal on Saturday received the E.H. Shaffer General Excellence Award from New Mexico Press Association-Associated Press Managing Editors. The newspaper won the organization’s top award in the division for small dailies for the third year in a row and the seventh time in nine years. Also at […]

Wide receiver Poku earns all-LSC first team honors

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University junior wide receiver Jesse Poku has been named to the All-Lone Star Conference South Division first team in football. Poku, from Murphy, Texas, caught nearly eight passes per game and led NCAA Division II in receptions and yards per game for much of the season. The Greyhounds […]

Clovis Christian superintendent earns Doctorate of Education

CNJ staff Clovis Christian School’s new superintendent has earned her Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla. Superintendent Ladona Clayton was awarded the degree Wednesday, according to a release from Clovis Christian Schools.

Curry County treasurer earns certification

CNJ staff Curry County Treasurer Bernice Baker recently received certification as a public official from the New Mexico Association of Counties.

ENMU’s Clabaugh earns 500th win

CNJ staff PORTALES — Phil Clabaugh reached a coaching milestone Friday, courtesy of his son. Junior Seth Clabaugh hit an RBI single up the middle with one out in the bottom of the ninth, lifting Eastern New Mexico University to a 5-4 Lone Star Conference baseball victory over ninth-ranked Angelo State at Greyhound Field. The […]

Zias’ Murphy earns second-team All-LSC

RICHARDSON, Texas — Junior libero Caitlin Murphy of Amarillo represented Eastern New Mexico University on the All-Lone Star Conference second team in volleyball, selections announced Thursday by the league office. Murphy set an ENMU record with 661 digs for the season. Her 5.51 digs per game were second in the LSC and 10th in NCAA […]

ENMU roper earns national crown

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Junior Kyle Roberts brought home Eastern New Mexico University’s first national rodeo title in 32 years. Roberts teamed with Corey Bramwell of Ranger Junior College in Ranger, Texas, to win the team-roping crown at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo. The duo roped four steer in 27.1 […]

Texico’s Jenkins earns first win of season

LBUQUERQUE — Texico’s L.J. Jenkins earned his first PBR Built Ford Tough Series event of the 2008 season, scoring a 90 in the championship round Sunday to win the Ty Murray Invitational at Tingley Coliseum. Jenkins scored 358 points on four bulls in the three-day event. Built Ford Tough Series leader Guilherme Marchi finished second. […]

Mobile home park owner earns reprieve

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A Clovis mobile home park owner’s pleas during Thursday’s City Commission meeting earned him more time to save his property from condemnation. Wandel Massey told commissioners if they gave him 60 days, he would be able repair the five mobile homes the city planned to have condemned and demolished. […]