Hounds have something to prove

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File photoQuarterback Michael Benton set Eastern New Mexico University season records for rushing yards and touchdowns last year. By Dave Wagner: CNJ Sports Writer o Hounds QB says being picked last in preseason poll will serve as motivation. If junior quarterback Michael Benton has anything to say about it, the Eastern New Mexico University football […]

LSC preseason polls: League does recount on football

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — The Lone Star Conference has taken a recount. After releasing its annual football poll in mid-July showing defending West Texas A&M as the South Division favorite with 88 points, a recheck showed the Buffaloes with 78 points and thus coming in third behind Tarleton State (86) and Texas A&M-Kingsville (80). […]

Hounds picked for LSC South cellar in football

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University football team is hoping recent history repeats itself in the Lone Star Conference South Division. The Greyhounds were picked for last place in the seven-team South’s preseason poll, released on Monday by the conference office. Last year, West Texas A&M was chosen for last place […]

Web poll down until security improved

By David Stevens: Editor Yes, the Clovis News Journal’s Web poll is down again. That’s because we’ve been hacked again. Voters seemed evenly divided on the issue of closing Ranchvale school last week, until sometime on Thanksgiving when the number who wanted to keep the school open went from 60-something to 800-something in the time […]

Hounds picked as underdog in LSC South

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University receiver Derrick Hunter usually doesn’t need a lot of time to get open for a pass. He needed even less time when asked to guess the top pick in the preseason poll for the Lone Star Conference’s South Division. “Kingsville,” Hunter said. Nineteen of the poll’s […]

Making votes count

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Poll workers Codie McDowell (left) and Pam Sury receive instructions Monday at the Curry County Courthouse. (Staff photo: Mike Linn) By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Months of anticipation and speculation are over. Talks of voter disenfranchisement, rights, turnouts, conflicting polls and political spin will culminate throughout the country today with the reaffirming of George […]

Hounds top pick in LSC preseason hoop poll

Freedom Newspapers RICHARDSON, Texas — Two-time defending champion Eastern New Mexico University has earned the top spot in the Lone Star Conference South Division men’s preseason basketball poll, released last week by the conference office. The Greyhounds received 10 of 18 first-place votes in balloting by coaches, sports information directors and media representatives. Texas A&M-Kingsville […]

Sheriff recall needs to play out in court

Letters to the editor Your coverage of the impending recall of De Baca County Sheriff Gary Graves was, well, interesting … especially the comments of Curry County Sheriff Roger Hatcher. Hatcher is president of that esteemed organization of law enforcement professionals, the New Mexico Sheriffs’ Association. Don’t confuse this group with the New Mexico Sheriffs’ […]

Polls: Stevens should mind his tone

David Stevens, Editor Recent polls on our newspaper’s Web site have annoyed some readers, delighted others and sparked a lot of community discussion on the issues. The first poll that attracted multiple telephone calls to my desk ran from Sept. 5 to Sept. 12 and asked: “How do you feel about the pay provided top-level […]

Zias third in LSC volleyball poll

CNJ STAFF RICHARDSON, Texas — West Texas A&M may have captured all seven Lone Star Conference South titles since the league went to divisional play in 1997, but the Lady Buffs are expected to have their work cut out trying to extend that streak this fall. WT earned just eight of 17 first-place votes in […]