National Guardsman dies at White Sands

The Associated Press WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE — Army officials are looking into what caused the death of a sergeant with the New Mexico Army National Guard who was conducting range operations here. Benjamin Griego, 26, died unexpectedly Friday morning at his residence on the missile range, said a spokesman for the National Guard, Maj. […]

Air Force stays true to original mission

Commentary by Lt. Col. Thomas Doyle: 27th Comptroller Squadron commander CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — One might say that I’m another air guardsmen finding oneself on active duty trying to do my part for the Global War on Terror. First, I would like to convey my appreciation to wing leadership and Maj. Randolph Toris for […]

May 30, 1967

The Cannon Air Force Base honor guard participated in Memorial Day activities at Mission Garden of Memories. Carl Scott of Central Baptist Church was the speaker. … Vandals did more than $7,200 worth of damage to area churches, schools and businesses in a two-night run. First Christian Church and Westbrook Baptist Church were hardest hit […]

Two Wildcats in Golden Spread games

CNJ Staff Two Clovis High seniors are playing this weekend in the Golden Spread All-Star Games. Guard Cody Thornsbury and center Michael Lewis are playing for the West All-Stars in tonight’s game against the North. The game is 7 p.m. (MDT) at the First United Bank Center in Canyon, Texas. The team will play in […]

CHS BASKETBALL: Lady Cats’ Bunton earns 5A all-state

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Clovis High’s Ebony Bunton, shown in the recent Class 5A girls state championship game against Mayfield in Albuquerque, was named to the Associated Press’ 5A girls all-state first team. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — Five members of Clovis High’s basketball team were accorded Class 5A all-state honors on Wednesday, […]

Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team spins its rifles to perfection during visit

BEST OF THE BEST. Airmen from the Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team perform a 16-man performance before retreat Tuesday in front of the 27th Fighter Wing headquarters building. Airman Basic Elliott Sprehe The sound and rhythm of cadence made by spinning rifles and timed stomps was heard Tuesday afternoon as the Air Force Honor […]

Gateway pulls away from Dora

Dora’s Clay Smith splits Gateway Christian defenders Joshua Hunter, left, and Jevvon Hunter during Saturday’s Class 1A state championship game at The Pit in Albuquerque. Gateway pulled away late for a 59-43 win. By Dave Wagner: CN sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — Dora knew it would have to contain Gateway Christian brothers Jevvon and Joshua Hunter […]

Zias defeat Tarleton State in finale

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Eastern New Mexico University senior guard Missy Kirkland drives to the basket against Tarleton State’s D’Anna Dingler in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division women’s game at Greyhound Arena. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Roni Gomez knows she’s never going to be a big scorer, but she realizes […]

Thursday prep basketball roundup

CNJ staff Girls * Clovis Christian rode 23 points from freshman Jocelyn Swann and 18 from sophomore Jennifer Schaap to a 47-40 victory over Logan at the CCS gym, advancing to today’s 3 p.m. District 4-1A championship game at top-seeded Grady. The Lady Eagles (18-9) led most of the way, but watched Logan pull to […]

Hounds win on buzzer-beater

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Junior guard Justin Redman-Trotter scored the game’s final five points, including a 3-pointer from the corner with 1.4 seconds left on a feed from Tristan Largent, and then stole the ball on the inbounds to seal Eastern New Mexico University’s 68-65 Lone Star Conference South Division men’s victory over […]

Angelo quiets Zias’ offense for victory

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Angelo State wiped out an early 4-0 deficit with a 15-2 run and the Rambelles held Eastern New Mexico University to 32 percent field goal shooting en route to a 60-50 Lone Star Conference South Division women’s victory on Saturday night. Senior forward Meghann LeJeune was the only player […]

Lady Cats rally, beat Hobbs

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Clovis High junior Ebony Bunton tries to avoid defensive pressure from Hobbs’ Stacey Sigala during the Lady Cats late 52-48 victory (Hobbs News-Sun: Timothy Rios) CNJ staff HOBBS — The Clovis High girls are the District 4-5A regular-season champions again, but it didn’t come without a struggle. Junior guard Ebony Bunton scored a career-best 28 […]

‘I just wanted to get married’

Hubert Griffith speaks with Tech. Sgt. Charles Jenkins and MSgt. Kimberly Justice shortly before his induction into the Airman Leadership School Hall of Heroes Feb. 2. Sgt. Jenkins is an ALS flight instructor and Sgt. Justice is the ALS flight chief. Greg Allen Former POW newest Hall of Heroes member It was 1940 and all […]

Zias bail one out

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ENMU’s Missy Kirkland goes up for a shot against Texas Woman’s defenders at Greyhound Arena on Thursday night. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — For as many close games as have gone against them in Lone Star Conference South Division play, Eastern New Mexico University’s women got one […]

Buffaloes outgun Hounds

Freedom Newspapers CANYON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan said the Greyhounds aren’t playing defense well enough to win games. The coach’s observation was especially true against Lone Star Conference South Division rival West Texas A&M, which beat ENMU 91-79 Tuesday night at the First United Bank Center in Canyon. […]

Zias remain winless in LSC

CNJ staff DENTON, Texas — So close, and yet so far. Eastern New Mexico University’s women continued to struggle to get over the top in Lone Star Conference South Division play Thursday night, falling in overtime to Texas Woman’s 85-79. Freshman guard Jessica Durr sent the game into overtime with a last-second basket and the […]

Tuesday prep basketball capsules

CNJ staff Boys * Bovina solidified its hold on second place behind Sudan in District 4-1A with a 61-43 victory over Hale Center at Bovina. Sophomore guard Jesus Rocha led the Mustangs (11-8, 6-1 district) with 20 points, while senior Jeremy Vasquez added 14 points and junior Trent Quintana had 10. All three players had […]

Cats bounce back for win at Borger

CNJ staff BORGER, Texas — Clovis High’s boys quickly got back on the winning track Tuesday night. Four Wildcats scored in double figures and combined for 10 3-pointers as the Wildcats pulled away in the second half for a 72-57 victory over host Borger. Clovis (16-2) bounced back from a loss on Friday night at […]

Hounds blow out Angelo State

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ENMU senior guard Tristan Largent goes up for a layup during Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division men’s basketball game against Angelo State at Greyhound Arena. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Fans saw more than a 94-78 Lone Star Conference South Division men’s drubbing of Angelo State on […]

Hounds turn back East Central

CNJ staff ADA, Okla. — Senior guard Stephen Wilson scored a season-best 23 points and junior guard Justin Redman-Trotter added 16 points and 10 rebounds Thursday, helping Eastern New Mexico University rally past East Central 72-62 in a Lone Star Conference men’s crossover game. The Greyhounds (6-8) also got 13 points from guard Tristan Largent […]