Food at the speed of life: Friends step in, offer pointers for cooking

In a mini-quest for kitchen wisdom, I asked around in the family, at the office and on Facebook. Here are a few pointers: • In this area, use high altitude directions to heat frozen pizza and make baked goods. • Don’t salt food before you microwave it because the food will dry out. • Substitute […]

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 […]

Rio Rancho downs Cats for second time

CNJ staff RIO RANCHO — For the second time this season, No. 1-ranked Rio Rancho beat Clovis in a high-scoring affair. Wildcats coach J.D. Isler saw positives in Friday’s 97-91 loss. “I told (his players) we might see them again in the state tournament,” Isler said. “They never quit, they never got rattled, and these […]

Tuesday area prep basketball capsules

CNJ staff Boys * Texico routed Melrose 68-39 at Melrose. Daniel Schueler scored 27 points and Brett Anderson added nine points as the Wolverines (14-3) outscored Melrose in every quarter. Adam Hairgrove led the Buffaloes (2-14) with 12 points, and Call Barnard netted 10. * Bovina edged host Olton 53-52 to remain unbeaten in District […]

Clovis survives Goddard

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Michael Lewis absorbs contact from Goddard center Peyton Cometti on the way up on a shot in the third quarter of Saturday’s game at Rock Staubus Gym. Lewis was fouled and hit the free-throw for the 3-point play. (CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Clovis’ bus didn’t roll into town […]

EPAC capsules, box scores

CNJ staff Boys Fort Sumner (2-6) began the EPAC with serious offensive fire power, blowing out Grady 63-43 in a first round match-up. Berry Stinnett scored 14 points and Cass Dimitroff chipped in 13 points for Fort Sumner, which outscored Grady 29-10 in the fourth quarter. Grady’s Brian Blackburn led all scorers with 21 points […]

Fillies, Wolverines advance at Texico

CNJ staff TEXICO — The Bovina Fillies hit six 3-pointers and rode a 19-point outing from junior guard Ruby Vela to beat district rival Farwell 53-51 on Friday and advance to the girls championship game of the Citizens Bank Border Shootout. Vela hit three of the team’s 3-pointers, and got support from three teammates with […]

ENMU’s Largent, Bryant chosen first-team All-LSC South

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Junior guard Tristan Largent of Martinsburg, W.Va., and senior post Tiana Bryant of Roswell represented Eastern New Mexico University as first-team choices in All-Lone Star Conference South Division selections, announced Monday by the LSC office. In addition, ENMU’s Joshua Jackson of Madison, Wis., was the men’s freshman of the year […]

Hounds start slow, fall at Abilene Christian

CNJ STAFF ABILENE, Texas — Cameron Holson’s 3-pointer after just 16 seconds kicked off a game-opening 17-5 run that included five 3-pointers, and Abilene Christian held off Eastern New Mexico University 82-73 on Saturday in Lone Star Conference South Division men’s basketball. Senior guard Demarquez Rembert scored 33 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and senior […]

Wildcats roll past Goddard

CNJ STAFF ROSWELL — Sophomore guard Bryce Hill knocked down four first-quarter 3-pointers to get the Clovis High boys off to a fast start, and the Wildcats cruised past Roswell Goddard 65-49 on Saturday night. It was the second win in two nights for the Cats (4-2), who pounded Moriarty 94-62 at Rock Staubus Gym […]

Rams rock Greyhounds from deep

Freedom Newspapers SAN ANGELO, Texas — Senior guard Kenny Smith made eight 3-point baskets, breaking the school’s career record, and scored 29 points Saturday night to lead Angelo State’s men to a 94-81 Lone Star Conference South Division victory over Eastern New Mexico University. ASU (11-13, 4-5 South), which made 12 3-pointers in an 80-76 […]