ENMU’s Green hard to categorize

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ENMU basketball player Kennis Green also enjoys performing rap music. Photo by Kevin Wilson By Kevin Wilson PORTALES — Just like Kennis Green the basketball player, Kennis Green the person is a challenge to categorize. The Eastern New Mexico University junior is a basketball player who raps, not the other way around. He’s got the […]

Congress making extra effort

Tom Philpott The more difficult U.S. operations become in Iraq, the more conscientious Congress becomes in addressing weaknesses and inequities in military pay and benefits programs — or so it seems. Three days after insurgents downed an Army helicopter, killing 15 U.S. soldiers and injuring 21, Congress passed tax relief legislation for military families. Two […]

Richards, Lee look to lead Zias back to respectability

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Former area prep standouts Elizabeth Richards (left) and Laci Lee will be counted on to provide scoring punch this season for the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team. Photo by Kevin Wilson By Kevin Wilson They were separated by one year, one classification and 28 miles. Now, they’re together with a determination to revive […]

Misspending youth not all it’s cracked up to be

By Bob Huber When I was a kid — a period that hung over my head willy-nilly until I was 60 — Don Winslow of the Coast Guard was an icon of American patriotism. During World War II he spent many colorful Saturday matinees chasing Nazi submarines off Catalina Island. I’ll bet you didn’t know […]

Lady Cats get a look at 5A competition

CNJ STAFF LAS CRUCES — In the two-day Las Cruces Mayfield team basketball camp which ended Wednesday, the Clovis High girls basketball team got a pretty good look at some of the competition it will face in Class 5A next season in Class 5A. The Lady Wildcats ended their summer schedule by going 6-2. The […]

Cats wrap up busy summer schedule

By Dave Wagner After a busy June, the Clovis Wildcats boys basketball team is ready for some down time — even head coach J.D. Isler. The Cats have participated in several team camps since late May. They also had their summer league games at Rock Staubus Gym, and most of the players were on a […]

There’s more to cops than uniforms

By Clyde Davis In the office of one of our police officers hangs a pencil sketch, depicting an officer in uniform advancing with a drawn sidearm. Underneath the framed piece of artwork is written, “I fight what you fear.” It takes a few minutes to sink in and to figure out, at least for my […]

Ex-CHS point guard to play for Southern Colorado

By Dave Wagner Coming off a solid season at Cochise College, a junior college located near Douglas, Ariz., and with another year of eligibility there, former Clovis High point guard Kerwin Nance said he wasn’t looking to go anywhere. That all changed, though, when other colleges came calling. “I wasn’t looking to leave,” said Nance, […]

Taylor, McElrath junior college bound

By Dave Wagner Two key members of the Clovis High girls basketball team will continue their careers next season at the junior college level. Point guard Chelo McElrath recently signed a letter of intent to play at Clarendon (Texas) College, while forward Lisa Taylor will ply her skills at Cochise College in Douglas, Ariz. Both […]

Buzard to coach at Unifest

By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Dan Buzard will coach a team of regional players, including one from his own squad, in the Bajan Unifest Tournament June 20-29 in Bridgetown, Barbados. The eight-player squad includes ENMU guard Laci Lee of Portales. Buzard’s assistant coach will be Brandi Thomas, a former ENMU […]