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 […]

No. 8 Fort Hays knocks off Greyhounds

CNJ STAFF LIBERAL, Kan. — Fort Hays State jumped on Eastern New Mexico University starter Jimmy Wells early and took advantage of four Greyhounds errors for a 9-3 victory Thursday afternoon. The Hays, Kan.-based Tigers (21-5), ranked eighth this week in NCAA Division II, extended their winning streak to nine games in a contest played […]

Volunteers needed 3/21

Clovis Special Olympics is seeking volunteers to help with training and coaching our athletes in Track and Field and Equestrian. Training for coaches is available. Information: 762-7494 or 769-3919.

Scholarships 2/5

The Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary recently awarded approximately $7,000 in scholarships to students enrolled in courses relating to the medical field. Those receiving scholarships ranging from $300 to $500 for the spring semester are: Clovis Community College: La Wanda Chin, Jorge Cruz, Amy Draper, Caroline Gallegos, Nichole Rhodes, Codie Sotelo and Russell Whitehead; Eastern […]

Cats extend winning streak

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Clovis Dominique Easterlin scored 21 points and added 14 rebounds against Frenship. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner Don’t tell the Frenship Tigers, but the Clovis High boys basketball team may be going through some midseason doldrums. On a night where there didn’t seem to be much energy in the building, it took […]

Zias blitz WT in South Division opener

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Eastern junior guard Laci Lee drives the baseline against West Texas A&M’s Carlee Massie-Howard in the first half of Tuesday’s game at Greyhound Arena. Lee had 27 points in the 76-57 win. Freedom Newspapers photo by Kevin Wilson. By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s Laci Lee was at her best Tuesday night. […]

Hounds drop finale to SWOSU

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Eastern New Mexico University fullback Sukora Cooper attempts to run over a Southwestern Oklahoma defender during the first half of Saturday’s game at Greyhound Stadium. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Even doubling the opposition in total yardage couldn’t save the struggling Eastern New Mexico University football team. Four turnovers, including […]

Clovis special teams making big impact

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Junior Alex Everett plays on four of the Wildcats’ five special teams, including as the long snapper on field goals and extra points. Rick White Just like a vehicle that won’t start, nothing frustrates a coach more than a special teams breakdown. That’s why the Clovis Wildcats spend so much time working on them. “It’s […]

Protectionism would create bad results

By Walter Williams Recent advocacy of free trade in this column has caused considerable reader apoplexy and anxiety, not to mention accusations of unconcern with worker plight. Readers have protested loss of good paying jobs to low-wage countries such as India, China and other Asian countries. I’d like to propose a way to completely eliminate […]

Price is right for Hounds

CNJ staff ALAMOSA, Colo. — Lee Price was perfect on a day when his teammates were far from it. Price drilled a 36-yard field goal with seven seconds remaining to lift the Greyhounds to an 18-17 win over the Adams State College Grizzlies in Saturday’s season-opener for both teams. Price, a native of Holliday, Texas, […]

American bows late

By Dave Wagner Pitcher Ryan Padilla delivered a tie-breaking RBI single with two outs in the fifth inning Tuesday night as Albuquerque Eastdale North defeated Clovis American 5-1 in the winners bracket final of the state 9-10 Little League baseball tournament at Dickenson Field. Eastdale North advances to Wednesday’s championship round of the tournament, while […]

never-neverland nightmare

it started out as a sweet innocent dream boss there i was lying in a field of swiss cheese somehow i had won the cheese manufacturers clearing house sweepstakes and the cheese patrol came knocking on my door then all of a sudden a green frog came riding across my dream on an ugly stickhorse […]

Day trips — White Sands

By Angela Peacock One of the world’s greatest natural wonders can be found in New Mexico at White Sands National Monument. “White Sands is so unique because there is no other place like it on the planet and it is home to some of the most outstanding scenery you’ll ever see,” said John Mangimeli, chief […]

Dora beats Texico

CNJ Staff DORA — T.J. Cathey drove in four runs, including three on a go-ahead home run in the sixth inning, and the Dora Coyotes rallied past Texico 11-8 Monday to clinch the District 7-1A/2A baseball championship. Dora (10-5, 7-0 district) rallied from 6-1 and 8-5 deficits, with Cathey’s home run the key item in […]

Vaughan helps improve Wolverines

By Kevin Wilson TEXICO — Buddy Vaughan’s backyard is certainly not a cornfield in Iowa. But thanks to his frustrations and adaptations six years ago, it’s become a field of dreams for Texico High School baseball. In the late 1990s, Vaughan was a Little League coach in Clovis. The problem wasn’t his players, but instead […]

Zias adjust quickly

Dave Wagner PORTALES – Barely two weeks after arriving on campus, Eastern New Mexico University interim softball coach Ron Landschoot is getting ready for his first games. Landschoot said there is much behind-the-scenes work to do to get ready for this weekend’s four-game series against New Mexico Highlands at Zia Softball Field. While he’s having […]