Zias snap losing skid at home

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Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry Zias freshman outside hitter Veronica Valdez keeps her eyes on the ball following a dig during action Wednesday at Greyhound Arena. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Jessie Macknicki led a balanced attack as Eastern New Mexico University turned back in-state rival New Mexico Highlands in five games Wednesday at […]

Reid qualifies for U.S. Amateur golf

CNJ staff Clovis’ Travis Reid has qualified for the U.S. Amateur golf tournament in San Francisco later this month by winning a sectional tournament over the weekend in Mansfield, Texas. The 2005 Clovis High graduate shot a 36-hole score of 5-under-par 137 to win the event by one stroke. The top two finishers in each […]

South wins again in 1A-2A volleyball

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Two words can accurately describe the South’s performance in the Class 1A-2A All-Star Series: utter domination. Although the South only breezed through one game, it won for the 21st time in the 24 years of the series on Tuesday as Tularosa’s Sabrina Herrera put away 16 kills and […]

Aug. 5, 1971

Jerry Dean and Ruben Reyes of Clovis were among 2 million men born in 1952 who faced the possibility of being drafted under the lottery conducted by the Selective Service System. … Clovis boxer Earl Large lost to Chico Castillo at a match held in Juarez, Mexico. … Among 69 building permits issued was a […]

CHS TENNIS: Clovis duo heads for state

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CNJ file photo Clovis freshman Heather Trujillo posted a 21-5 record and a District 4-5A runnerup finish this season. Trujillo and senior Marlon Wright will represent CHS in Class 5A state singles tennis competition starting Friday. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Heather Trujillo is looking forward to playing in Class 5A state singles competition […]

CHS TENNIS: Cats post win over Bulldogs

CNJ staff PORTALES — The Clovis High boys tennis team bounced back from a pair of dual losses on Friday to beat Artesia 8-1 on Saturday in the seventh-place match of the eight-school Portales Invitational. Clovis won everything except the No. 1 doubles match against the Bulldogs in registering its first dual win of the […]

Zias beat Grand Canyon

CNJ staff SILVER CITY — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s tennis team completed play in the season-opening Western New Mexico Invite on Saturday, scoring a 6-3 victory over Grand Canyon. ENMU went 2-0 over the weekend, beating Sul Ross State on Friday night. A Thursday match against WNMU, suspended with the Mustangs leading 4-3, […]

Texico back in state final

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Texico’s Jaryse Harris spikes the ball over Julia Bonestroo in a 3-1 win over Mesilla Valley Christian at the state tournament in Albuquerque on Friday. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — For the second straight year, Texico will play for the Class 2A volleyball championship. While six Wolverines recorded at […]

Lady Rams’ star fights off injury

By Dave Wagner CNJ SPORTS WRITER ALBUQUERQUE — Apparently, Bethany Self makes an appreciable difference in the Portales Lady Rams’ lineup. Held out of Wednesday’s pool play after sustaining a strained right MCL in last week’s District 4-3A tournament championship loss to Ruidoso, the 6-foot-1 junior outside hitter returned with a vengeance on Thursday. After […]

Texico earns trip to next round

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Texico High’s Brooke Baily spikes the ball in a 3-0 win over Penasco at the state tournament in Albuquerque on Thursday. Texico advances to the semi-finals with the win. By Dave Wagner CNJ SPORTS WRITER ALBUQUERQUE — Texico struggled the entire match, but was tough at the end of each game and posted a 26-24, […]

Lady Cats elimated early

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Clovis High’s Antiesha Brown, spikes the ball over Amanda Daniels (1) and Sarah Nunez (6) in a four-game loss Thursday to Eldorado at the Class 5A state tournament in Albuquerque. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ Sports Writer ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High’s stay in the Class 5A state volleyball tournament was a short […]

STATE VOLLEYBALL: Lady Cats sixth in 5A pool play

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Things started and ended pretty well for the Clovis High volleyball team in Class 5A state tournament pool play on Wednesday. In between, it wasn’t all that good. The Lady Wildcats went 3-7 in games against their five Pool B opponents, winning the first game from La Cueva and then sweeping […]

CHS VOLLEYBALL: Lady Cats cruise in finals

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The Clovis High volleyball team celebrates on the court after its District 4-5A tournament championship victory over Hobbs on Saturday night at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer As they raised a 12-by-8 wooden plaque, the Clovis Lady Wildcats were champions. Clovis defeated Hobbs 25-16, 25-10, 25-9 […]

Melrose advances in 3-1A district tourney

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Melrose freshman Kelley Wagley sets the ball to a teammate during the third game of Tuesday’s District 3-1A volleyball tournament match against Dora at Melrose. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers MELROSE — The fourth-seeded Melrose Lady Buffaloes are headed to the second round of the District 3-1A tournament after beating […]

TexAnns post win over Zias

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Zias volleyball coach Mike Maguire remained in his seat, staring at the court, nearly 10 minutes after his Eastern New Mexico University squad’s Lone Star Conference South Division match against Tarleton State on Saturday afternoon at Greyhound Arena. Maguire seemed to be lost in his thoughts, and at […]

Kingsville beats Zias in five again

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ENMU junior outside hitter Jessie Macknicki (left) collected 19 kills and 24 digs on Thursday night, but the Zias dropped a five-game Lone Star Conference South match to Texas A&M-Kingsville at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — For the moment, at least, Texas A&M-Kingsville seems to […]

ENMU’s Jackson fighting through injuries

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Much to his chagrin, Eastern New Mexico University junior Donnell Jackson will have to be an assistant coach today when the Greyhounds end their Southwest Soccer Conference and regular-season schedule against rival West Texas A&M at the ENMU pitch. One of several players remaining from the original […]

CHS GIRLS SOCCER: Cavegirls down Lady Cats in 2 OTs

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Clovis High’s Calie Rush, left, tries to work the ball past Carlsbad’s Danni McMahan during Saturday’s District 4-5A girls soccer clash at Yucca Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer For a team with little going on offensively, the Clovis High girls certainly pushed Carlsbad in Saturday’s District 4-5A soccer […]

CHS BOYS SOCCER: Cavemen score late to turn back Cats

CNJ staff CARLSBAD — Carlsbad’s Justin Johnson knocked home a shot from about 30 yards out with 5:25 left in the match to lift the Cavemen to a 3-2 victory over Clovis High on Saturday in a District 4-5A boys soccer match. Carlsbad (13-5, 3-0 district) had seen a 2-0 lead disappear when the Wildcats […]

Antelopes blast ENMU in WT event

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Tonya Booth and Dana Edington had nine kills each and Grand Canyon made short work of Eastern New Mexico University on Friday, rouoting the Zias 30-17, 30-15, 30-13 on the opening day of a tournament being hosted by West Texas A&M. While the Antelopes (10-10) compiled 39 kills with only […]