Muleshoe’s Washington opts for Texas Tech

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Muleshoe’s Cooper Washington, right, was the All-South Plains Class 2A defensive player of the year. He also passed for 2,348 yards and 30 touchdowns while leading the Mules to a 9-2 record. Rick White Muleshoe’s Cooper Washington called an audible Wednesday, opting to sign a national letter of intent with […]

U.S. too caught up in entitlement

By Glenda Price The time: Early June, 1870 The place: Raton Pass, the segment of the Santa Fe Trail that goes over the mountain from Colorado into New Mexico. The Scene: A group of covered wagons stopped at the bottom of the mountain on the Colorado side. The men are unhitching the teams of horses, […]

United Way kickoff set before Rams-Mules game

Freedom New Mexico The United Way of Eastern New Mexico is holding a kickoff party from 5-6 p.m. tonight at Greyhound Stadium, preceding the Rams’ football game against the Muleshoe Mules. United Way board members will be on hand to give information about the charitable organization and its upcoming fundraising drive. Hot dogs and drinks […]

Feb. 17, 1938

A Pleasant Hill farmer announced he had electrified a fence in efforts to corral his livestock. The shock was “somewhat less than you get from the spark plug of a car,” I. L. Cone said. … Clovis Livestock Sales offered horses and mules every Wednesday, beginning at 11 a.m. … Mandell’s was having a suit […]

Friday prep basketball capsules

CNJ staff Boys * At Fort Sumner, Elida retained the District 3-1A lead with a 103-60 thumping of the Foxes as five players scored in double figures for the Tigers (18-2, 3-0 district), led by junior Ever Varela with 27 points and senior Caleb Widner with 20. Fort Sumner (4-11, 0-2) stayed close for a […]

No. 17 Mules post win over Hounds

CNJ staff WARRENSBURG, Mo. — Senior center Alonzo Brooks led four Central Missouri players in double figures with 24 points and the 17th-ranked Mules pulled away with a 14-0 run which spanned halftime on Saturday for a 92-65 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in the Central Missouri Classic. Brooks went 11-of-14 from the field […]

Mules ousted from Texas 2A playoffs

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer CANYON, Texas — David Wood knew his Muleshoe football team had its work cut out against Littlefield. Facing a powerful ground attack that he knew would be tough to stop, Wood hoped the Mules could get into a shootout with the Wildcats in Friday’s Texas Class 2A Division 1 […]

Old rivals square off in Texas showdown

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer For Muleshoe and Littlefield, Friday’s Texas Class 2A Division 1 regional football matchup is a little like old times. After all, the teams were rivals for years in District 2-3A before both moved down a class this season. Muleshoe (9-2) and Littlefield (10-1) clash at 3 p.m. today at […]

Muleshoe moving on in playoffs

CNJ staff AMARILLO —The Muleshoe Mules are moving onto the next round of the Texas Class 2A playoffs. Junior quarterback Garrett Riley completed 11 of 31 passes for 153 yards and three touchdowns Friday night to lead Muleshoe past Panhandle 34-14 in an opening-round game at Dick Bivins Stadium. Senior running back Eric Washington rushed […]

Mules test Portales pass defense

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Portales senior Hunter Rackler catches the ball over Muleshoe junior Dusty Clayton Friday at Greyhound Stadium. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — Mother Nature did what the Portales defense couldn’t do Friday night: Stop the Muleshoe aerial attack. With just under two minutes remaining in the first half, and […]