Student profile: Brian Mead

Brian Mead, the son of John and Carolyn Mead, is in the ninth grade at Yucca Junior High School. What is your idea of a perfect day? Not too warm and not too cold, not windy, and going out to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner and finding $1,000,000 in the street. What is so […]

Clovis hoop capsules

CNJ staff Boys Frenship (7-9) at Clovis (13-1), 6:45 p.m., Rock Staubus Gym Frenship is struggling at under .500 a year after going 30-8 and reaching the Class 4A regional semifinals. … The Tigers have size in 6-6 senior Brendan Cimino and 6-4 sophomore Nick Evans. Evans is Frenship’s leading scorer at 12.9 points and […]

Greyhounds survive long road schedule

By Dave Wagner Considering they’ve been on the road for the most part, Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball teams can’t be too displeased with the way things went during the first semester. That doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement. The defending Lone Star Conference South Division champion ENMU men take a 6-3 record and […]

Online game can get players under its spell

By Tom DiFrancesca I’ve never been real keen on computer games — in fact, I’ve never been much of a game player of any kind. Things have changed a little lately though. A few weeks ago, somebody — I really wish I could remember who, so I could give them credit — told me about […]

Dora frosh getting shot at Eastern

Kevin Wilson PORTALES — Matt Carpenter used to step on the Greyhound Arena floor as part of an annual tradition called the Eastern Plains Athletic Conference basketball tournament. Now he steps on the court as part of a daily routine called practice. It’s one of many transitions the Dora native and Eastern New Mexico University […]

ENMU’s Pinckney adapts

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Eastern New Mexico University junior Irshaun Pinckney, once talking about a career in engineering, decided to change his major to business and continue to play basketball for the Greyhounds. CNJ photo illustration by Eric Kluth By Rick White PORTALES — Making adjustments is part of life and basketball. On the court, former Clovis High standout […]

Strebeck won’t be playing for Zias

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Jennifer Strebeck By Eric Butler Jennifer Strebeck, who helped lead Texico to three straight state girls basketball championships, has decided to leave the Eastern New Mexico University program. A psychology major, the 5-foot-8 Strebeck was a backup guard for the Zias last year as a freshman. Eastern coach Dan Buzzard said that Strebeck, who could […]

Clovis youth overcomes heart problems as an infant

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Charles LaVere, 11, right, said he decided to play soccer after seeing a newspaper ad. He’s also a Cub Scout. Photo by Eric Kluth. Eric Butler Charles LaVere appears to be a normal 11-year-old soccer-playing kid, showing no signs of major heart surgery before he was even old enough to walk. He lies on the […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Clovis woman wins $50k

Gary Mitchell A Clovis woman has won $50,000 playing the New Mexico Lottery’s “$50,000 Money Game,” introduced two weeks ago. The winner requested anonymity when she presented her winning ticket at lottery headquarters in Albuquerque last week. The winner said she’s a loyal player of the scratcher games and shared the strategy she uses when […]

Protectionism would create bad results

By Walter Williams Recent advocacy of free trade in this column has caused considerable reader apoplexy and anxiety, not to mention accusations of unconcern with worker plight. Readers have protested loss of good paying jobs to low-wage countries such as India, China and other Asian countries. I’d like to propose a way to completely eliminate […]