Food bank facing shortages

By Gabe Monte: CNJ staff writer In one month the pantries of the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico went from full to a meager supply, according to food bank Executive Director Nancy Taylor. The food bank collects and distributes canned goods and basic food items such as rice, sugar and pinto beans to the […]

ENMU to host inaugural film festival

By Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University will host its first film festival from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the University Theatre Center. The High Plains Film Festival will feature a Martin Luther King Jr. documentary, filmed in 1969, and a discussion led by the editor of the film, Jack Sholder. After a […]

Regis cruises past Hounds

CNJ staff DENVER — Regis University shot 61 percent from the floor, including 75 percent after halftime, and the Rangers rolled to a 96-71 victory over Eastern New Mexico University’s men on Saturday night. Senior forward Jeremey Gibson posted career highs with 39 points and 15 rebounds for the Rangers (2-0), who opened their season […]

CHS GOLF: Portales boys dominate invite

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Portales boys golf team has a Class 3A state title in mind this spring after finishing second a year ago, and they made a convincing showing on Monday. The Rams shot a four-man score of 307 in the three-team Clovis Invitational at Chaparral Country Club, outdistancing the host […]

Vixens top Elida in OT for 3-1A girls tourney crown

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers ELIDA — The Fort Sumner Vixens led nearly the entire game Friday night, but needed clutch free-throw shooting to beat Elida 60-58 in overtime in the District 3-1A tournament championship. “Any time you play Elida and a Dan Howard team, and you come out of an Elida gym (with a […]

Friday area girls prep capsules

CNJ staff * In a double overtime thriller, Sudan finished unbeaten in District 5-1A by defeating Bovina 54-52. The Hornets (20-7, 10-0 district) rallied from a 37-32 deficit in the third quarter. Jesus Rocha scored 15 points and Trent Quintana added 13 points for Bovina (12-10, 7-3). Bovina coach Willie Torres said Sudan’s final push […]

Friday area boys prep capsules

Girls * In District 3-1A action, Fort Sumner blew out Dora 34-22 at Fort Sumner. Alex Owens and DeLane Luce led the Vixens (13-6, 5-1) with 7 points each. Down 28-10 with 7:10 left to play, the Lady Coyotes went on a 10-0 run. Dora’s Audra Pinkston led all scorers with 15 points, but none […]

Thursday area prep basketball capsules

CNJ staff Boys * District 4-1A leader Logan outmanned Grady for an 86-59 victory Thursday at Logan, led by 28 points from senior forward Austin Whetten and 23 from senior point guard Andruw Sandoval. Junior guard Brian Blackburn kept the outmanned Bronchos in the game, scoring 22 of his 26 points in the second half. […]

Elida girls take charge early against Dora

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers DORA — The Elida Lady Tigers were on the prowl Friday night, beating the Dora Lady Coyotes 67-31 in District 3-1A play. “I thought we came out aggressive; that’s what we wanted to do,” Elida coach Dan Howard said. “We jumped on them with our press early.” The Lady Tigers […]

Thursday’s prep capsules

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Clovis Christian’s Jennifer Schaap, right, pulls down a rebound over Shelby McElroy during Thursday’s District 4-1A girls matchup at the CCS gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) CNJ staff Boys * Clovis Christian overcame a shaky start, eventually putting all 12 players on the roster into the scoring column Thursday night in a 74-61 District […]