Curry County Cats set to begin first season

Dave Wagner Clovis is getting ready for football in February. The first-year Curry County Cats, members of the semipro New Mexico Premier Football League, are slated to open an eight-game season on Feb. 19 against the Albuquerque Crush, the defending league champions. Mike Muscato, Mike Thomas and Julian Rubio III, all Clovis High alumni, have […]

Bowl game part of ‘overload’ problem

clyde Davis I’m not a likely candidate to complain about too much football on TV, or too much sports in general. In fact, confronted with the frequent wasteland that occupies the “Glass Teat”, in Harlan Ellison’s terms, sports is often the best available option. However, it seemed a bit ludicrous, (though I watched it anyway), […]

Surely, we will miss Leslie Nielsen

As my attention spent Monday wading in the links to Cyber Monday deals and the 49ers-Cardinals Monday Night Football game that somebody had to win, I almost missed the passing of a great comedic voice. Leslie Nielsen, who appeared in more than 100 movies and hundreds of television shows, died Monday at age 84. Whether […]

Personality influences nicknames

I think maybe I watch too much football. The other night watching the Arizona Cardinals listening to the announcers call running back “Beanie” Wells name, I proclaimed that was a great football name. Definitely not the best, I said to myself, thinking “Mean Joe” Greene, but good. I assumed “Beanie” was his given name but […]

Prep football scoreboard — Nov. 19

Class 5A Quarterfinals La Cueva 21, Clovis 14 Las Cruces 28, Eldorado 27 Mayfield 21, Cleveland 13 Class 4A Quarterfinal Belen 54, Los Lunas 0 Class 2A Semifinals Tularosa 41, Texico 19 Class 2A Division I Muleshoe 14, Breckenridge 0 Class 1A Division II Farwell 27, Wheeler 7

All-LSC North football list

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE Player, team, Pos., Year, Hometown • Wes Wood, Eastern New Mexico, QB, So., Muleshoe • Baylen Laury, Southeastern Oklahoma, RB, Sr., Forney, Texas • Josh Birmingham, Central Oklahoma, RB, Fr., Luther, Okla. • Darrin Reeves, Southeastern Oklahoma, FB, Sr., St. Jo, Texas • Jessie Poku, Eastern New Mexico, WR, Sr., Murphy, Texas […]

Prep football scoreboard — Nov. 5

District 4-5A Carlsbad 14, Clovis 13 District 4-3A Ruidoso 27, Portales 26 6-man playoffs Quarterfinals Clovis Christian 62, Hondo 12

Prep football scoreboard — Oct. 29

Non-district Artesia 51, Portales 0, F 6-man playoffs Lake Arthur 62, Elida 22 F District 2-2A Texico 38, Clayton 6, F Santa Rosa 27, Tucumcari 0 Disrict 2-1A Fort Sumner 51, Jal 15, F 8-man District 3 Tatum 34, Melrose 22 8-man District 1 Logan 42, Menaul 26 Texas District 3-1A Division II Bovina 35, […]

Semi-pro football tryout draws 74

CNJ staff A tryout for the inaugural Curry County Cats was above expectations, the team’s general manager said. Mike Muscato said 74 hopefuls came to Leon Williams Stadium Sunday morning to take their shot at a spot on the roster for the semipro team, which is gearing up to play February 2011 in the New […]

Prep football scoreboard — Oct. 22

District 4-5A Clovis 54, Hobbs 14 District 4-3A Lovington 61, Portales 22 District 2-2A Texico 22, Tucumcari 21 8-man District 3 Melrose 44, Gateway Christian 26 8-man District 1 Logan 62, Springer 26 6-man District 1 Clovis Christian 56, Roy 22 Vaughn 64, San Jon 16 6-man District 2 Elida 44, Dora 25 State West […]

Football: Falcons’ fourth quarter awakening comes up short

USAF photo: Staff Sgt. Raymond Hoy Air Force quarterback Tim Jefferson runs for a first down against the San Diego State Aztecs Oct. 16 at San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium. Jefferson finished the game 13 of 30 for 175 yards through the air and 15 rushes for 95 yards on the ground. The Falcons lost the […]

EMMU-Abiliene Christian football game notes

Cllick here for game notes from Saturday’s ENMU-Abilene Christian football game.

Enhanced high school concussion rules positive move

After a particularly bad weekend for head injuries on the football field, Monday’s announcement by Texas’ University Interscholastic League regarding head injuries seems reasonable. The UIL, which governs extracurricular activities at Texas public schools, announced that any athlete who suffers a head injury cannot return to the activity on the same day, and must be […]

Prep football scoreboard — Oct. 8

Area Dora 63, House 20 Lake Arthur 34, Elida 25 Clovis 13, Artesia 7 Fort Sumner 42, Escalante 0 Portales 44, West Las Vegas 6 Mountainair 38, Melrose 36, 2 OT Tucumcari 40, Dexter 0 Logan 76, Reserve 24 Roy 64, San Jon 12 State Belen 28, Los Lunas 7 Dalhart, Texas 55, Clayton 0 […]

Hounds nose guard delivers despite distractions

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico ENMU junior wide receiver Carl Bouldin looks for room during Eastern’s game against Texas A&M-Commerce. Bouldin is tied for fourth on the team with 20 catches. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Not many Eastern New Mexico University football players had good games in last week’s 21-10 Lone Star Conference […]

Commentary: Take care of yourself; learn your limit

By Tech. Sgt. Heath Fortenberry: Flight Safety NCO On the artificial grass of a new and fancy flag football field, I sat nursing a sorely strained and possibly pulled hamstring. This newest injury I just experienced led to an epiphany for me. This sudden realization was that I seem to get these nagging injuries all […]

Semi-pro football league interested in Clovis

Kevin Wilson The first football game of 2011 at Leon Williams Stadium may have a February kickoff. That’s the intention of the New Mexico Premier League, which is optimistic it could add the Curry County Cats to its ranks. “It is 100 percent, guaranteed, it’s going to happen,” said Mike Thomas, a former Clovis Wildcat […]

Lone Star Conference football recap — Oct. 2

Submitted by conference SIDs No. 5 Abilene Christian 31, No. 6 Texas A&M-Kingsville 24 KINGSVILLE, Texas – In a game that more than lived up to its billing Saturday night, the No. 5 ACU Wildcats rolled out of Javelina Stadium with a 31-24 Lone Star Conference South Division win over No. 6 Texas A&M-Kingsville. The […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Quilting coming and football talk

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing.