Zias’ hot shooting overcomes turnover woes

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Eastern New Mexico University junior Laci Lee drives to the basket. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Rick White PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico continued its schizophrenic offensive ways, countering splendid shooting with sloppy ball handling in Thursday’s 84-63 win over Tarleton State in a Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game. Jereena Bosket led a […]

Texico stampedes into 1A semifinals

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Texico senior Mark Peabody scores his third touchdown of Satrurday’s win over Springer. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Rick White TEXICO — Johnny Serrano and the Texico Wolverines ran wild. Springer’s Matt Tafoya ran for his life. Texico didn’t turn the ball over. Springer did five times. Texico finished with more than 400 yards. […]

Focused Wildcats breeze to 4-5A title

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Brian Romero led a 1-2 finish for the Wildcats. CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Brian Romero wasn’t about to finish second — even if it was at the expense of a teammate. Pulling away from fellow Clovis High senior Matt Appelman in the final mile, Romero toured the gravel-strewn Bear Canyon Arroyo course in 16 minutes […]

Wolverines pummel Falcons

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Texico running back Johnny Serrano attempts to hurdle a Loving defender during the second half of Friday’s game Friday night in Texico. Photo by Eric Kluth. Rick White TEXICO — The Texico Wolverines play football with all the subtlety of a sledgehammer. Whether it was Johnny Serrano bowling over tacklers in the secondary or senior […]

CHS boys harrier third at Sandia

CNJ STAFF ALBUQUERQUE — Senior Brian Romero led three Clovis High runners in the top 10 Saturday as the Wildcats finished third in the varsity boys division of the Sandia Invitational cross country meet. Small-school power Jemez Valley dominated the field, comprised of mostly Class 4A and 5A schools, behind individual winner Vernon Tosa. Jemez […]

Wildcats win at Plainview

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Seniors Matt Appleman and Tyrell Northcutt went 2-3 to lead the Clovis High boys cross country team to victory on Saturday in the Plainview Invitational. The Wildcats, who lost by one point to host Hereford in the season-opening Borger Invitational on Aug. 30, finished with 40 team points this time […]

Hound harriers first in Canyon

CNJ Staff CANYON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s men had five of the top 14 runners on Friday and posted a team victory in the Buffalo Stampede cross country meet, hosted by West Texas A&M. Ricardo Hernandez finished third for the Greyhounds in 28 minutes, 23 seconds over the five-mile run, while Orlando Sanchez […]

Trojans march over Cats

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CNJ staff photo: Rick White/Clovis senior Mark Replogle is brought down by Mayfield’s Sam Gonzales. Rick White LAS CRUCES — Jeremy Lawson has finished his last two games against Clovis on the sidelines. A year ago, Lawson was knocked unconscious when a pass over the middle and Clovis all-state free safety Joey Garcia arrived at […]

Zias win in final tuneup

CNJ STAFF PORTALES — Freshman midfielder Anna Funck scored a hat trick Saturday as the first-year Eastern New Mexico University soccer program completed its preseason scrimmage schedule with a 3-0 victory over the Lubbock Ice Club team at the ENMU soccer field. The Zias, who finished the preseason with a 1-2 record, open the regular […]

Cannon airman wins Clovis city golf championship

CNJ staff Randy Moore recovered from a potentially disastrous start and went on to win the two-day Clovis City Championship Sunday at Clovis Municipal Golf Course. A weapons specialist at Cannon Air Force Base, Moore rebounded from a triple bogey on the first hole to shoot a 75 and win the 36-hole tournament title by […]