ENMU’s Lelei falls short in cross country regional

CNJ staff WARRENSBURG, Mo. — Eastern New Mexico University junior Nimrod Lelei just missed qualifying for NCAA Division II national cross country competition on Saturday, placing ninth overall in the South Central Region meet hosted by Central Missouri. ENMU’s men finished 13th out of 17 teams overall, while the women came in 15th out of […]

ENMU competes in Arkansas meet

CNJ staff FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — In a field dominated by Division I programs, Eastern New Mexico University’s men finished 29th out of 33 teams while the women were 38th out of 43 in Saturday’s Chile Pepper Festival cross country meet, hosted by the University of Arkansas. ENMU finished with a score of 757 in the […]

CHS CROSS COUNTRY: Cats, Lady Cats sweep team titles at Hobbs

CNJ staff HOBBS — Clovis High dominated varsity competition in Thursday’s Hobbs Invitational cross country meet, sweeping easily to both team titles. The CHS girls put all six of their runners in the top nine and finished with 17 points to 40 for the runnerup Lady Eagles. On the boys’ side, Clovis finished with 28 […]

CHS CROSS COUNTRY: Lady Cats take team title

CNJ staff ROSWELL — Clovis High’s girls took three of the top five positions and the Lady Wildcats cruised to a team title on Saturday in the Southeast New Mexico Invitational cross country meet, hosted by New Mexico Military. Caitlin Waters finished second, Nicole Johnson third and Michelle Schenck fifth for the Lady Cats, who […]

CHS CROSS COUNTRY: CHS sweeps varsity crowns in own meet

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Senior James Chavez helped Clovis High’s boys win their own cross country invitational on Saturday at Ned Houk Park, leading the Wildcats with a fourth-place individual finish in a time of 18 minutes, 31 seconds. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High’s Caitlin Waters was perfectly happy to let […]

ENMU runners finish eighth, ninth

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Junior Nimrod Lelei finished 12th in a field of 110 runners on Saturday as the Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team finished eighth out of 13 full teams in the Lobo Invitational, hosted by the University of New Mexico. Lelei ran a time of 26 minutes, 17 seconds over […]

ENMU blown out by Northeastern in opener

CNJ staff TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Junior running back Erick Hatchett and junior wide receiver Jarrett Byers scored three touchdowns apiece and Northeastern State ran away to a 42-7 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Thursday in a Lone Star Conference crossover football game. The Redmen (1-1), winners in only five games over John Horner’s […]

Fort Sumner’s tombstone races create more legends

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Clovis’ Devin Sweet of Clovis placed second in the men’s open division of the tombstone races. (DeBaca County News photo: Scot Stinnett) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent FORT SUMNER — There’s legends, and then there’s legends so big that they beget even more legends. The Billy the Kid tombstone races at Old Fort Days are […]

‘Fantastic Four’ unleashed on adventure race

The Cannon team competed in the two-mile raft race which was the final leg of the second annual Laughlin Race Saturday. Greg Allen Cannon unleashed Thunder, Turbo, Psycho and Raw on Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas as the Fantastic Four team completed 30 miles of bicycling, running and rafting through the Texas hill country Saturday. […]

Gateway dethrones Texico in 1A baseball

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Gateway Christian first baseman Antonio Oaxaca tags Texico’s Theo Marez as he tries to get back to the bag during Friday’s Class 1A state baseball championship game in Texico. (Albuquerque Journal photo: Jim Thompson) Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — This time, the Class 1A championship baseball game with the football score went Gateway Christian’s […]

That’s Moore better: CHS senior wins district title

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Clovis senior Jordan Moore started the District 4-5A tournament with six straight pars. Then, on hole No. 7, Moore hit his drive out of bounds and finished with a double bogey. Moore said he carried some of his disappointment with him to the tee box on the eighth hole. […]

Lady Eagles senior wins individual title, team finishes second

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Clovis Christian eighth-grader Kyle Boatman tees off on the 14th hole during Monday’s District 3-1A/3A tournament at Chaparral Country Club. Boatman shot an 83 to lead the Eagles. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Mollie Peterson got off to a slow start in Monday’s District 3-1A/3A tournament at Chaparral Country Club […]

Eagles win district track meet

CNJ staff Keeson Bell picked up a pair of wins and Clovis Christian swept the sprint relays Saturday en route the District 4-1A boys track title at Fort Sumner. Bell cleared 6 feet, 1 inch to win the high jump and also added a gold medal in the triple jump for the Eagles, who finished […]

ENMU finishes 1-3-4 in javelin

Freedom Newspapers STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University junior Zach Gerleve repeated his 2005 championship in men’s javelin in the Lone Star Conference track meet on Saturday, leading a 1-3-4 finish in the event for the Greyhounds with a toss of 192 feet, 6 1/4 inches. ENMU scored more than half of its points […]

CHS SPEED READS: Lady Cats win track meet

CNJ staff Lady Wildcats win third straight meet ALAMOGORDO — Kim Perkins swept the 100- and 300-meter hurdles and added another win in the triple jump, helping Clovis to the team title Friday at the Alamogordo Qualifier. Caitlin Waters (800 meters), Lorena Garza (discus) and Vanessa O’Neal (long jump) aslo notched first place finishes as […]

Clovis girls seventh, boys eighth in Ruidoso

CNJ staff There is no question who the best teams at the Leroy Gooch Invitational were. The Mayfield boys won by 20 strokes and the Roswell Goddard girls won by 41 strokes in the 4A-5A division Tuesday at Ruidoso. The Clovis boys finished eighth, and the girls finished seventh. Jordan Moore shot a 161 for […]

Cats’ Robles stars in Wildcat Relays

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Clovis’ Diondre Hunter, left, hands off to Manuel Robles for the third leg of the 800-meter relay Thursday at the Wildcat Relays at Leon Williams Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondant In track, making up the stagger means breaching the distance between yourself and a runner placed in front of […]

Wildcats 10th at Roswell

CNJ staff ROSWELL —Clovis senior Jordan Moore and Clovis Christian senior Mollie Peterson each finished fifth Tuesday in the Roswell Spring Invitational golf tournament. Moore shot a second-round 77 at Spring River Golf Course and finished nine strokes behind winner Michael Adams of Alamogordo. Tyler Fontenot shot Clovis’ best round of the day with a […]

Shorthanded Lady Cats take fifth in Amarillo

CNJ staff AMARILLO — The Clovis girls track team almost didn’t send a team to Amarillo. They ended up sending only four girls, but managed to get 56 points, good for fifth out of 16 teams on Saturday in the Amarillo Relays. Kim Perkins finished first in the 100-meter hurdles and the 300-meter hurdles, and […]

CHS tracksters score in four events on first day of Hereford Invitational

CNJ staff HEREFORD — Clovis High athletes scored in four finals on Friday on the first day of the Hereford Invitational track meet. The girls came away with 14 points, including a fourth-place finish in the 3,200 relay with Vanessa Croke, Nicole Russell, Nicole Johnson and Lula Hita running a time of 12 minutes, 19.25 […]