Wednesday morning briefing: Pointers on three-pointers

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday briefing. Video of the day Swish… nothin’ but net. Live (well, taped live) from Farwell… pointers on shooting three-pointers. Web site of the day Pay your city refuse bill online. https://cityofclovis.chargesmart.com/Question of the day Floppy disks… VCRs? When 2010 rolled around, we pretty much said goodbye to those […]

Top-seeded Lady Rams rout Cobre

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Senior guard Briana Hernandez drives pass Corbe’s Marissa Dalton during Friday night’s Class 3A state round of 16 game at the PHS gym. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The Portales Lady Rams used long-range shooting and stifling defense to punch their ticket to a 25th consecutive Class 3A […]

Hobbs takes 4-5A battle

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Clovis’ Michael Lewis battles Hobbs’ Jeff Taylor for a rebound during Friday’s District 4-5A clash at Rock Staubus Gym. The Eagles wrapped up the regular-season district title with a 97-86 win over the Wildcats. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Like a military general, Clovis coach J.D. Isler compared the […]

CHS BOYS BASKETBALL: Cats bury 16 3-pointers in win over Portales

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Clovis High’s Jordan Mendoza looks for a shot against Portales’s Todd McBroom during Saturday’s game at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer By the end of the first half, the Clovis Wildcats had hit so many 3-pointers the cheerleaders ran out of T-shirts to throw to the […]

Thursday area prep basketball capsules

CNJ staff Boys * District 4-1A leader Logan outmanned Grady for an 86-59 victory Thursday at Logan, led by 28 points from senior forward Austin Whetten and 23 from senior point guard Andruw Sandoval. Junior guard Brian Blackburn kept the outmanned Bronchos in the game, scoring 22 of his 26 points in the second half. […]

Tuesday prep capsules

Girls * The Melrose Lady Buffs didn’t put together much offense Tuesday night, but they didn’t need it against District 3-1A leader Fort Sumner. Senior Zanessa Dodd accounted for most of it, scoring 14 points to lift Melrose to a 24-19 District 3-1A win at Fort Sumner. The Lady Buffs (13-8, 2-2 district) blanked the […]

Cats thump Carlsbad

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Clovis High’s Manuel Robles, right, pries a rebound away from Carlsbad forward Jose Cruz Lopez during Tuesday’s game at Rock Staubus Gym. Clovis routed Car0lsbad 72-34 for its first 4-5A victory. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer In the first quarter, Clovis’ shots just weren’t falling, coach J.D. Isler said. […]

Saturday’s area prep capsules

CNJ staff Boys * House defeated Grady 53-44 in a District 4-1A matchup on Saturday at House as Ronnie Eldridge scored 17 points and Chris Wooldridge added 13 for the Cowboys. “We made some crucial turnovers,” Grady coach Jim Kneipp said. “And that gave them the momentum.” Grady (4-15, 1-4 district) scored just four points […]

Saturday prep capsules

CNJ staff Girls * Texico knocked down 11 3-pointers in cruising to a 64-27 non-district win over host Tatum. Junior Bryn Mayfield sank five 3-pointers en route to 17 points for the Lady Wolverines (17-4), while freshman Katlin Luscombe added nine points. Texico held the Lady Coyotes to one point in the first quarter, and […]

TexAnns edge Zias on buzzer-beater

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — For a brief moment, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team had its first Lone Star Conference South Division victory in sight. Then, just like that, Tarleton State took it away. ENMU senior Heather Brown’s basket gave the Zias a one-point lead with just over six seconds left Saturday […]