Errors costly in Zias’ loss

The Zia softball team had a rough day in the field, and a rougher one on the scoreboard. Eastern New Mexico committed a season-high eight errors in its Lone Star Conference South Division opener, and visiting Abilene Christian took advantage for a 22-11 win Friday at Zia Softball Field. Senior first baseman Taylor Howard and […]

Global warming scare tactics help Gore score Nobel

By Freedom New Mexico Former Vice President Al Gore, who says he “used to be the next president of the United States,” has won the Nobel Peace Prize for advancing scary half-truths, flat-out errors and politically inspired schemes about global warming. We congratulate Gore and hope it’s some personal consolation. Nevertheless, we’re uninspired as Gore […]

Cobre ousts Rams in Class 3A semifinals

Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — For the second consecutive year, the Portales Rams made it to the final four of New Mexico Class 3A baseball — and once again, they’re coming home one game shy of the finals. The top-seeded Cobre Indians jumped on top early and never lost their lead in a 10-7 win against […]

CHS BASEBALL: Hobbs takes advantage of Cats’ miscues

CNJ staff HOBBS — One bad inning cost Clovis High a game Tuesday night. The Wildcats committed four errors, leading to four unearned runs in a five-run second, and Hobbs went on to a 5-2 victory in the first game of a District 4-5A baseball doubleheader. The Eagles then had two big innings in the […]

CHS BASEBALL: Bulldogs hand Cats two losses

CNJ staff ARTESIA — Clovis High baseball coach Shane Shallenberger knew the Wildcats were facing a quality opponent in unbeaten Artesia on Saturday. He just wishes his team hadn’t helped the Bulldogs so much. The Wildcats committed 11 errors in the doubleheader and that, combined with 10 hits for extra bases by Artesia, proved to […]

CHS BASEBALL: Errors costly at Tascosa

CNJ staff AMARILLO — Tascosa took advantage of Clovis fielding miscues to score four first-inning runs Tuesday en route to a 7-2 victory over the Wildcats. The game, originally scheduled for Clovis, was moved to Amarillo because of unplayable conditions at Bell Park. Tascosa’s first-inning outburst put the Wildcats (6-3) in a hole from which […]

Angelo State hands Zias two losses

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Things started out pretty well for Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday, but they went downhill pretty quickly. The Zias scored three times in the top of the first in the opener of a Lone Star Conference South Division softball doubleheader with Angelo State, but the Rambelles took control […]

Antelopes blast ENMU in WT event

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Tonya Booth and Dana Edington had nine kills each and Grand Canyon made short work of Eastern New Mexico University on Friday, rouoting the Zias 30-17, 30-15, 30-13 on the opening day of a tournament being hosted by West Texas A&M. While the Antelopes (10-10) compiled 39 kills with only […]

Division-leading WT knocks off Zias

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ENMU outside hitter Marcie LeGrand (1) tries to tip the ball over the block of West Texas A&M’s Kelly Culley during Tuesday’s Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball match at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — About all you would need to know about Eastern New […]

Zias break losing streak with win over Pioneers

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ENMU junior Randi Egley (6) collected 18 kills and 13 digs in the Zias’ four-game win over Wayland Baptist on Monday night at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Whatever Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team did Monday night, junior Randi Egley hopes the Zias can […]

Little League: American beats Quay in 13-14 tourney final

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Quay County’s Jantzen Darnell pitches the ball to Clovis American’s Adrian Loya during Tuesday’s New Mexico District 3 Little League 13-14 division championship game at Brady Field. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis American All-Stars didn’t need a big attack to win the New Mexico District 3 Little […]

Cats drop title game to Rio Rancho

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Clovis High senior third baseman Jared Powers prepares to throw out a Rio Rancho runner at first base during Saturday’s Rio Rancho Invitational championship game. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) CNJ staff RIO RANCHO — Too many errors and not enough hits. It was a bad combination for the Clovis High baseball team on Saturday, […]

Melrose sweeps past Lady Coyotes

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Tearney O’Connor of Dora (right) leaps to try to block a kill attempt from Melrose’s Alisha Wagley during the second game of Tuesday’s match at Guy Luscombe Gym in Dora. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers DORA — Melrose wanted to be less afraid to make mistakes. Dora made enough errors on […]

Over-caution can be bad as recklessness

By Walter Williams: Syndicated Columnist We’re not omniscient. That means making errors is unavoidable. Understanding the nature of errors is vital to our well-being. Let’s look at it. There are two types of errors, nicely named the type I error and the type II error. The type I error is when we reject a true […]

New military pay system being readied

by Tom Philpott Starting in, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service will phase in a new, more reliable and effective pay system for the military. Called the Forward Compatible Payroll (FCP), it promises far fewer errors, an easy-to-understand Leave and Earnings Statement for service members, and instantaneous adjustments to pay records FCP “should have a […]

Zias win another in five games

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Once again, the Eastern New Mexico University Zias showed they know what to do in the abbreviated fifth game of a volleyball match. ENMU won for the 10th time in 11 fifth games over the past two seasons — including 3-0 this year — by edging New Mexico […]

Lady Cats struggle from start

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Clovis’ Britni Montague, left, and Laura Wood attempt to block a shot during the first set of game Tuesday’s match at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. (Staff photo by Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer An absent head coach and a mixup in the lineup put the Clovis Lady Wildcats on their heals Tuesday night […]

Pay problems are prevalent for troops

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Systemic pay problems that added to the hassle of mobilization for tens of thousand of Army Reserve and National Guard members since 9/11 have largely been corrected and should not hit the next rotation of reserve forces into Iraq and Afghanistan, says a senior defense pay official. Patrick T. Shine, […]

Eastern boots away win

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Eastern shortstop Josh Kuchta fires to first during Tuesday’s game against Wayland Baptist at Greyhound Field. By Kevin Wilson PORTALES — There were more Es than a Scrabble tournament Tuesday, as Eastern New Mexico University kicked, bobbled and booted away its three-game winning streak. The Greyhounds committed 10 errors, helping visiting Wayland Baptist hold on […]

Zias fall to Midwestern, ASU

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Midwestern State University senior Dayna Sanders hits the turf hard after being shoved by an Eastern New Mexico University defender in Friday afternoon’s game in Portales. Photo by Mike Linn CNJ STAFF PORTALES — Junior forward Shana Brown compiled a hat trick in the first half as Angelo State handed Eastern New Mexico University a […]