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. […]