Zias bow to Lady Buffs

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Sarit Shenar posted a hat trick in the second half on Saturday to lead unbeaten West Texas A&M to a 4-1 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in a Lone Star Conference women’s soccer match. Shenar, a senior forward from Rehovot, Israel, scored the last three goals for the Lady […]

CHS BOYS SOCCER: Cats beat Carlsbad for title

CNJ staff ROSWELL — Junior Luis Esparza scored early in the second half off an assist by Scott Elliott, and Clovis High’s boys made the goal stand up for a 1-0 victory over Carlsbad on Saturday night in the championship match of the Roswell tournament. In Saturday morning’s semifinals, Esparza scored a pair of goals […]

Dustdevils score late, beat ENMU

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ENMU midfielder Andrew Perez (8) battles for the ball with Texas A&M-International’s Oliver Mulamba (33) in Saturday’s men’s soccer match in Portales. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — It took Texas A&M-International a while to get going, but once the Dustdevils broke through they turned its men’s soccer […]

Dallas Baptist tops Zias

CNJ staff DALLAS — Mandy Gomez scored twice in the second half on Saturday, rallying Dallas Baptist to a 3-2 victory over Eastern New Mexico in women’s college soccer. Trailing 1-0 midway through the first half, the Zias (3-4) got goals from freshman forward Leslie Weber and senior midfielder Anna Funck in a span of […]

CHS soccer: Cats overcome slow start, beat NMMI

CNJ staff ROSWELL — After shutting out New Mexico Military Institute three times already this season, the Clovis High boys soccer team didn’t expect to have many problems on Friday in the quarterfinals of a tournament in Roswell. The Colts surprised the Wildcats, though, leading 1-0 at halftime before Clovis rallied for a 4-2 victory. […]

Zias fall to Midwestern in double OT

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Midwestern State’s Ashley Hornisher scored off a penalty kick early in the second overtime Thursday to lift the Mustangs to a 2-1 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in a Lone Star Conference women’s soccer match. Hornisher took a pass inside the penalty box from teammate Kari Bristow and […]

ENMU soccer team routed in conference opener

CNJ Staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Sun Potter’s hat trick and stingy defense helped Midwestern State roll past Eastern New Mexico University 6-0 on Sunday in a Southwest Soccer Conference men’s soccer match. Potter put the Indians (3-1, 2-0 SSC) ahead with his first goal less than three minutes into the match. His third goal […]

ENMU women go overtime for third win

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ENMU midfielder Anna Funck, right, battles for control of the ball with Texas-Permian Basin’s Cecilia Kellar in Tuesday’s women’s soccer match at the ENMU pitch. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) CNJ staff PORTALES — Travis McCorkle doesn’t give the Eastern New Mexico University women’s team many style points, but so far the results have been […]

Permian Basin pulls away late to beat Hounds

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ENMU’s Jared Morris (19) punches a rebound shot past UT-Permian Basin goalkeeper Gage Peterson (diving at right) for the Greyhounds only goal on Tuesday in a 3-1 loss to the Falcons at the ENMU soccer pitch. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — The University of Texas-Permian Basin Falcons […]

Zias suffer first loss of soccer season

Freedom Newspapers The Montana State-Billings women’s soccer team had already earned two wins on a season-opening three-match road trip, although neither was a cakewalk. After consecutive 1-0 victories at Colorado School of Mines on Thursday and over Fort Lewis in overtime on Saturday in a match played at Eastern New Mexico University, the Lady Yellowjackets […]

Melrose’s opener at Tatum postponed by rain

CNJ staff TATUM — Heavy rain and lightning forced the postponement of Friday’s Melrose-Tatum football game, the 8-man season opener for both teams. Melrose coach Dickie Roybal said the Buffaloes made the trip to Tatum and were warming up when the inclement weather struck. The teams will attempt to make up the game a 6 […]

CHS GIRLS SOCCER: Lady Cats manage tie with Artesia

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Clovis freshman Danielle Valdez (21) attempts to move the ball around Artesia junior Stacey Poe during Friday’s pool play match in the Clovis Invitational girls soccer tournament at Yucca Soccer Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) Freedom Newspapers Clovis High’s girls will have to wait until this morning to find out whether they’ll play for […]

CHS BOYS SOCCER: Cats improve to 3-1 with win at NMMI

CNJ staff ROSWELL — The Clovis High boys soccer team dominated New Mexico Military Institute most of the way Tuesday, although it took the Wildcats a while to have much to show for it. Clovis’ Devin Aragon scored a pair of second-half goals to give the Cats some breathing room in a 3-0 win over […]

CHS falls to Hobbs in finals

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Clovis High’s Scott Elliott, center, loses control of the ball against Jesus Torres, left, and Matt Bryant of Hobbs during Saturday’s championship match of the Clovis Invitational soccer tournament at Clovis High. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Hobbs sophomore Jacob Ray recorded a hat trick on Saturday and really had […]

Clovis American 10-11s eliminated

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis American 10-11 all-stars were ousted from state Little League competition on Monday in an 11-0 loss to Albuquerque South Valley. The first-round losers bracket game was postponed from Sunday night due to rain, and the start of Monday’s game was delayed 45 minutes by rain, American coach Ricky Wilson […]

Today’s chaos is tomorrow’s memory

By Judy Brandon: CNJ Relgion Columnist One day several years ago, I saw an incident in the grocery store that made my heart sad. A mother and father were shopping with their two school-age children and a toddler. The father pushed the cart as the mother barked out orders: “Stay in line!” “Don’t touch anything!” […]

Southeastern ousts Hounds from LSC tourney

CNJ staff DURANT, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University scored the first basket Tuesday night. The rest was pretty much downhill. Junior guard Jason Stampley led five players in double figures with 21 points and Southeastern Oklahoma routed the Greyhounds 93-63 in a first-round game of the Lone Star Conference tournament. Southeastern (18-9), the No. […]

Hounds improve tourney chances with rout of Angelo

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Eastern New Mexico University freshman Joshua Jackson tries to get around Angelo State University’s Ronald Pittman during the first half of Wedneday’s Lone Star Conference South Division men’s game in Portales. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — After coming off the bench for a few games, Eastern New […]

Coyotes hold off Cats

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Clovis’ Devin Sweet splits two Roswell defenders during the first half of Friday’s game at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Roswell High and Clovis switched roles in their two meetings this season, but the outcome didn’t change — the Coyotes won both. Roswell beat Clovis 60-57 […]

Zias falter late against Pioneers

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Zias guard Missy Kirkland shoots a baseline jumper over Texas Woman’s Whitney Bracey during the second half of Saturday’s game at Greyhound Arena. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Texas Woman’s Margaret Wimbish had a quiet first half — only one shot. The 6-foot-1 junior post made plenty of […]