Zias notch win over Panhandle in opener

CNJ staff GOODWELL, Okla. — Senior guard Heather Brown kicked off an 8-0 run by hitting a tie-breaking 3-pointer with eight minutes left Saturday night as Eastern New Mexico University’s women defeated Oklahoma Panhandle State 64-57 in their season opener. Brown finished with a team-best 12 points for the Zias, while Elizabeth Richards and Ashley […]

Lady Cats have plan in place

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Clovis High senior Siobhan Flatow goes high for a kill during the Lady Wildcats practice session this week at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Clovis High volleyball coach Darrel Ray has a plan in place, with quite a few variables, to replace a significant corps of graduated […]

Streaking Zias face crucial LSC contest

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team has won seven in a row and 15 of its last 17. That hot streak is about to be put to the test. The Lone Star Conference’s top hitting teams collide when the Zias (26-12, 6-2 South) visit first-place Abilene Christian (27-8, 9-1) for four […]

Scare tactics, poor information not persuasive

Freedom Newspapers The fight to maintain our rights is a never-ending struggle, as we’ve been reminded by an organization called the Freedom States Alliance. This is an outfit that uses scare tactics about terrorism to push its anti-gun agenda. Pictured on the front of a FSA postcard is a civilian airliner with an illustration of […]

CHS alum Seefeld hitting stride with Arizona

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Jason Seefeld knew Division I college baseball would be a large jump from the high school level, but he seems to have made the transition. The 2004 Clovis High graduate has stepped into a platoon role as a designated hitter for the sixth-ranked Arizona Wildcats. He is hitting .347 […]

Vixens poised for state-title run

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Texico junior Lori Richardson looks to tap the ball during practice Thursday at Texico. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Many observers at last year’s state tournament felt Fort Sumner was more than capable of winning the Class 2A or even 3A title. Only one problem for Fort Sumner: Those observers […]

Yes, we’ve had enough; now what?

Leonard Pitts: Syndicated Columnist Enough, it said. No more. That was the subject line. When I opened the e-mail, I found myself gazing upon a severed head held aloft by an anonymous hand. I had intended to spare myself such images. Viewing them felt too much like submitting to terrorist manipulation. But I should have […]

Cats able to fill graduation gaps

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Clovis sophomore Eric Smith, seen diving for a ball during fly-ball drills at Wednesday’s practice, is in his first year of high school baseball in America after spending five years playing baseball in England. Photo by Eric Kluth By Rick White Clovis coach Shane Shallenberger knew he had holes to fill around a solid core […]

Target shooting helps bowhunters stay sharp

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Competitors at Saturday’s bowhunting competition determine the scores on their first target. Clockwise from bottom left are Jamie Hipp, T.J. Wood, Renae Hipp and Jim Wood. Walter Beevers of Clovis watches on the side. Photo by Kevin Wilson By Kevin Wilson Oasis State Park saw a portion of people braving the slight winds to enjoy […]

Cats break out pads

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Clovis High School junior running back Phillip Williams cuts back against senior cornerback Chris Mondragon during Thursday’s first practice in full pads for the Wildcats at the high school. Photo by Eric Kluth By Eric Butler There’s a different sound to football practice once the pads are strapped on. The general noises of breathing hard […]