Green Hornets return

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Lt. Col. Matt Smith addresses the crowd after assuming command of the 20th Special Operations Squadron Friday at Cannon Air Force Base. The squadron will operate the CV-22 Osprey. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The 54-year history of the Hornets, officially known as the 20th Special Operations Squadron, entered […]

Greyhounds fall in basketball opener

CNJ staff EMPORIA, Kan. — Senior guard Wes Book fell just short of a triple-double with 20 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists Thursday night, helping Emporia State beat Eastern New Mexico University’s men 89-73 in the season opener for both teams. Emporia State, ranked 23rd in the NCAA Division II preseason poll, erased a […]

Stone-cold Steers lose to Sudan

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Farwell’s Tate Nichols drives splits Sudan defenders Michael Warren and Dagan Provence during the first half of their game Tuesday in Farwell. Farwell fell to Sudan 66-52. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer FARWELL — The Farwell Steers had an unfriendly rim in their home gym, as an uncharacteristically poor […]

Clovis beats Highland, will host La Cueva for state championship

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Clovis junior Tanner Fickling tries to get a couple extra yards as he is tackled by Highland junior Jerrell Miller, bottom, and senior Phillip Harrison during the first half of the Class 5A semifinal game Saturday in Clovis. By Rick White: CNJ managing editor Clovis is a tough place to play catchup football on a […]

Clovis faces healthy Highland with berth in title game at stake

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Clovis junior Devin Sweet tackles Mayfield quarterback Ryan Hooker for a loss during the Wildcats 15-7 Class 5A quarterfinal Saturday in Clovis. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Rick White: CJN managing editor Clovis assistant coach Darren Kelley can think of two big reasons why Highland is a more dangerous team than the one the […]

Highland’s Wing T predictable for Cats

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Clovis senior Jose Guiterrez tries to get around the block of senior Johnathan Fails during practice Thursday at the high school. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth Rick White: CNJ Managing Editor Highland’s Wing T offense is about as mysterious as a teenage romantic comedy. Boy meets girl. Hornets run sweep. Boy and girl fall in […]

Steers pull even with Sudan

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Farwell’s Tate Nichols gives his best Michael Jordan expression as he drives to the basket during the first half of Friday’s game in Farwell. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner FARWELL — After getting their emotions under control, the Farwell Steers found out they were more than capable of playing with Sudan. Plagued by […]

Hornets buzz Cats

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CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth/Clovis senior Mark Young returns a punt against Highland during Friday’s game at Leon Williams Stadium. Rick White Blast and counter trap. Clovis’ inability to stop those two staple plays of Highland’s Wing-T offense left Wildcats defensive coordinator Darren Kelley doing a slow burn after the Hornets rolled to a 33-13 […]