Hounds improve to 16-4 with sweep

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Eastern New Mexico University junior designated hitter Kelton Hayes fouls a pitch during the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader against Southeastern Oklahoma at Greyhound Field. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — After winning their third game of the weekend and improving to 16-4 on the season, Eastern New […]

Former ENMU standout cherishes college days

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Former Eastern New Mexico University football standout Michael Sinclair played 12 seasons in the NFL. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Former Eastern New Mexico University football player Michael Sinclair had his No. 72 jersey retired by the school during halftime of Wednesday’s ENMU men’s basketball game. Sinclair played at […]

Hounds looking for speed

CNJ STAFF PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo said he expects this year’s recruiting class to be a good one. “It’s (been) a really terrific year for us,” Ribaudo said Tuesday. “If (today) goes like we expect, it will be one of the best classes we’ve had, and there will be […]

Fan support eases heartache

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Clovis’ Tanner Fickling, right, is comforted by teammates Miguel Zamora, left, and Michael Roper after a 17-7 loss to Mayfield in the Class 5A championship game Saturday at the Field of Dreams Stadium in Las Cruces. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Inside the Clovis locker room, there was nothing but […]

Laundry duty step to peaceful co-existence

By Grant McGee: Local Columnist How many of you married guys do your own laundry? I do. Now I know this husband-does-his-own-laundry thing could be a political hot potato here on the High Plains. There are some guys who don’t mind doing their own laundry. There are others who think this is a duty to […]

God’s people are to ‘overflow’ with Thanksgiving

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist Sometimes we just make things too hard. I was listening to one of Garrison Keillor’s “News from Lake Wobegon” stories one day as he was talking about the deer hunting season that had closed up in (fictitious) Lake Wobegon right before Thanksgiving. Keillor painted a word picture (which I’ve embellished […]

Cousin avenges pranksters

Bob Huber: Local Columnist When I was a kid, Halloween was the high-water mark on the calendar of my life. Oh sure, I fiddled with Christmas to please parents, but Halloween allowed me to shake down neighbors, tip over outhouses, and remain anonymous. Costumes were no big problem. They were made from feed sacks, worn […]

CHS gearing for cross country opener

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Members of the Clovis High School girls cross county team workout Tuesday at Ned Houk Park. Clovis opens its season on Saturday in the Borger Invitational. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer It’s a long dropoff from second place in the state Class 5A cross country meet two years ago […]

Muleshoe senior leaves ‘em black and blue

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Muleshoe High School senior Brady Black directs traffic from his free safety position during a recent practice in Muleshoe. Black returns to his free safety position where as a junior he had three interceptions. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent MULESHOE — Brady Black grew up in the company of three […]

CHS boys soccer team seeks quick start

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Clovis sophomore Juan Macias lands on his hands as he is upended by junior goalie Josh Bussen during practice Tuesday at Yucca Soccer Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer If the Clovis High boys soccer team is going to have success this season, the tone could be set early. […]