Lady Reds stymie Zias

CNJ staff TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Katrina Webb led a balanced attack with 18 points and added nine rebounds, helping Northeastern State overcome an eight-point halftime deficit and beat Eastern New Mexico University 64-54 Thursday in a Lone Star Conference crossover game. Charlotte and Bobbi Jo Truelove added 12 points each for Northeastern (9-3), which shot […]

Lady Buffs roll past Zias in South opener

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Center Keisha Monroe led four West Texas A&M players in double figures Friday with 21 points as the 15th-ranked Lady Buffs defeated Eastern New Mexico University 76-44 in the Lone Star Conference South Division women’s opener for both teams. WT (9-1) held the Zias (6-5) to 19 percent shooting for […]

Central Missouri State turns back Hounds in Las Vegas event

Freedom Newspapers LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Senior guard Michael Hicks scored 29 points Friday night to lift 14th-ranked Central Missouri State to a 75-67 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in the first game of the NCAA Division II High Desert Classic at the McDermott Physical Education Center on the campus of UNLV. Hicks led […]

Elida teams split in semifinal clashes at Tucumcari

Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — The Elida Lady Tigers overcame a slow start against Class 3A Raton at the Route 66 Tournament Friday to take a 45-28 win and advanced to today’s 6 p.m. championship game in the Route 66 Holiday Tournament against host Tucumcari. “We kind of fell off tonight,” coach Dan Howard said. “There […]

Zias’ Schiely earns All-LSC South berth

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Senior middle blocker Lindsay Schiely represented Eastern New Mexico University on the All-Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball team, released monday by the league office. Junior middle blocker Grace George represented the Zias on the second team. South Division and LSC tournament champion Abilene Christian led the way with four […]

CHS’ Perkins wins 300 hurdles at elite meet

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Kim Perkins led a solid Clovis effort by winning the 300-meter hurdles Monday at the Mary Sepulveda Invitational track meet at the University of New Mexico. Perkins won the race in a time of 47.1 seconds in a meet featuring the top eight performers in each event in the state. Senior […]

Late run propels Grady

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — It came down to the final minutes of the game before Grady knew it would be advancing to the semifinals of the Class A Girls State Tournament. Grady broke a 33-33 tie with 3:50 minutes left on a pair of free throws from Taris Pond. Grady went on to score […]

Basketball prep summaries

Freedom staff Wolverines “Schue”-in for state ALBUQUERQUE— John Schueller came up with the biggest game of his short Texico career, scoring a season-high 18 points as the Wolverines ended Hope Christian’s three-year reign as Class 2A champions with a 66-64 overtime win Friday in Region D play. “John really stepped up tonight,” Texico coach Rich […]

Lady Cats ground Hobbs


Clovis junior Brittany Blackmon is double-teamed by Hobbs’ Ebony Ross (22) and Ashley Jackson. Blackmon finished with 12 points, nine rebounds and three blocks. (Staff photo: Rick White) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Clovis was out of step on offense most of the night. But it hardly mattered as the top-ranked Lady Wildcats played […]

Lackluster Clovis nearly caves in at Carlsbad

CNJ staff CARLSBAD — The Clovis Wildcats were sluggish Tuesday night, allowing a team with just five wins to excel in nearly every category except the scoreboard. With no player over 6-foot-2, Carlsbad was able to keep pace on the boards and slow down the Wildcats typically up-tempo style. Uninspired and lacking emotion, the Wildcats’ […]