Greyhounds settle for tie with Embry-Riddle

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ENMU freshman Ryan McClanahan and Embry-Riddle’s Matt Tarbutton go up for control of the ball during Saturday’s match at the ENMU pitch. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Easy come, easy go. In a game the host Greyhounds led just minutes in, the Embry-Riddle Eagle soccer team rallied for […]

Yucca student makes it to second round of national spelling bee

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer WASHINGTON — Clovis’ Zachary Gillooly spelled decoupage — the art of decorating surfaces by applying cutouts — without a hitch, but he did not advance beyond the second round of the 78th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee. Gillooly, two-time regional spelling champ, did not score enough points Wednesday in […]

Hounds limp past 2003 national champs

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Jamaal Hunnicutt had a much bigger concern than scoring his 1,000th career point with the Greyhounds. He had four fouls, and was one foul away from leaving a game where his team needed him the most. “With Edmound (Elzy) fouled out and Irshaun (Pinckney) gone (with an ankle […]

Garcia returning from injury

CNJ staff Clovis freshman Joey Garcia is expected to see his first college football action Saturday when the Red Raiders host Texas Christian University, Texas Tech’s assistant athletic director for media relations Chris Cook said on Tuesday. Cook said Garcia was injured and missed a full week of practice prior to Tech’s season-opener against Southern […]

Lady Bronchos win first EPAC crown since 1987

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Fort Sumner’s Sandy Fortner grabs a rebound in front of Grady’s Aerial Verble during the first half of the EPAC girls title game Saturday in Portales. CNJ staff photo by Eric Kluth. By Kevin Wilson PORTALES — At first glance, a proper title for Grady’s EPAC girls title could be “I Love the 80s Strikes […]

Preliminary list for education secretary formed

By Jack King A committee charged with picking “approximately five” candidates for the state Secretary of Education has prepared a preliminary list, a spokeswoman for Gov. Bill Richardson said on Thursday. Catherine Miller, Richardson’s deputy chief of staff, said the committee has not yet presented the five names to the governor because it is still […]

Friends: Coach’s death ‘a shock’

By Gary Mitchell Friends and coaches were stunned by the death of Clovis High School volunteer assistant football coach Pete L. Hurst, who died Tuesday of an apparent heart attack at his home. “I’ve known Pete for a long time,” said Clovis High School athletic director Dale Fullerton. “He played football for my father-in-law, Carl […]

Saying thanks the best way we know how

Luziano Reyna missed his daughter’s birth because he was working. Last month, he missed her graduation from Clovis High School. Again, he was working. He was working for us. Reyna, from Hereford, Texas, has served 20 years in the United States Air Force. He spent the last six months deployed in support of Operation Iraqi […]