Ex-CHS standout Pinckney transfers to Dallas Baptist

CNJ staff DALLAS — Justin Pinckney, a 2004 Clovis High graduate, has transferred from Abilene Christian to Dallas Baptist this year and will be a part of the Patriots’ inaugural basketball season. Pinckney spent two years at Abilene Christian and will be a redshirt sophomore this season. In 2005-06, he played in 20 games and […]

More than 250 ENMU students graduate in Saturday ceremony

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Jill Evans is congratulated after receiving her degree at Saturday’s Eastern New Mexico University fall graduation ceremony. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Graduation gowns, tassels, honor cords, sashes, camera flashes, but most of all smiles filled up Greyhound Arena during Saturday’s fall graduation ceremonies. Former Clovis High basketball and […]

Greyhounds earn first LSC South win

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Greyhound guard Jolen Montoya scores on a first-half layup in Thursday’s game against Abilene Christian at Greyhound Arena. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan was in a pretty forgiving mood Thursday night, even in regards to little things like giving up […]

Tarleton takes two from Eastern

Freedom Newspapers STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Tarleton State erased a four-point deficit with less than 17 minutes left and rolled to a 70-52 Lone Star Conference men’s crossover victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday night. Reserve Rich Francis scored 19 points on 7-of-8 shooting, hitting 5-of-5 second-half 3-pointers, while center David Stephens added 13 […]

Hounds wounded going into opener

Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Shawn Scanlan thinks once Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team recovers from a rash of preseason-injuries the Greyhounds can contend for another conference title. In the meantime, the two-time defending Lone Star Conference South Division champion Greyhounds enter tonight’s season-opener against Lubbock Christian shorthanded — particularly in the […]

Pinckney, Willis score nine points each in all-star game

By Eric Butler ALBUQUERQUE — While most of the attention for Thursday’s North/South big school all-star basketball game was going to University of New Mexico and New Mexico State recruits, a pair of Clovis players found The Pit floor in Albuquerque much to their liking, too. However, the efforts of Justin Pinckney and Bud Willis, […]

Willis, Pinckney ready for all-star game

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Clovis High grads Justin Pinckney (left) and Bud Willis will play for the South in tonight’s New Mexico Coaches Association Class 4A-5A all-star basketball game in Albuquerque. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner Clovis High grads Justin Pinckney and Bud Willis will be off to college soon, but first they’ll take part in the […]

Wildcat chooses different route

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Justin Pinckney averaged 20.2 points and 3.1 assists at Clovis High this season. CNJ file photo. By Rick White They share the same last name but a much different game when it comes to basketball. Armed with a silky smooth jump shot, recent Clovis High grad Justin Pinckney signed a letter of intent last week […]

Clovis High graduates encouraged to find a purpose greater than themselves

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Clovis senior Justin Pinckney speaks to nearly 400 fellow graduating seniors about “The Game of Life” during Saturday’s Clovis High School commencement at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer As nearly 400 members of the Clovis High School Class of 2004 prepared to graduate Saturday morning, […]

Cats relegated to third

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Clovis junior John Props drives past Manzano senior Jordan Parks as he tries to get to the baseline during the fourth quarter of Friday’s game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner Eldorado guard Tyrone Crawford dropped an unexpected bomb on the Clovis High Wildcats Saturday night. After being virtually non-exsistent […]