Hounds, Zias start hoops practice Saturday

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball teams kick off preseason practice today, each going two sessions at Greyhound Arena. The women have workouts scheduled at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., while the men will go at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. ENMU is planning a form of “Midnight Madness” for next week, after […]

How you can be a positive sports parent

Jack Perconte Positive parenting in sports is a choice parents make that allows sports to be about kids and not about parents. Parents who are out to relive their playing careers through their kids are the source of a lot of negative parenting in sports. The choice to be positive is not easy because of […]

Texas Tech practice report: Day 5

By Britton Drown: Texas Tech Athletics Communications Just two days after strapping on shoulder pads for the first time in fall camp, Texas Tech switched to full pads on Wednesday morning for their first full-contact practice. The practice marked the first time the Red Raiders unveiled their new, full Under Armour uniform combinations. The offense […]

Dirty Laundry: Denial runs deep among sports parents

Aisha Sultan I knew the minute I saw a red-faced grown man hollering at his 5-year-old son during a soccer practice. I didn’t want my kindergartner playing with this crowd. His little friend with the very loud father seemed so eager to please that I couldn’t decide if the scene left me depressed or angry. […]

ENMU basketball teams start practice

Dave Wagner PORTALES — It’s time for basketball to begin at Eastern New Mexico University. The Greyhounds and Zias are slated to begin official practice today, the women practicing at 2 p.m. and the men at 7 p.m. at Greyhound Arena. The Hounds (10-16, 5-7 LSC South in 2009) expect to find out in a […]

Hounds start practice

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson The Greyhound offensive line holds its position as line coach Draco Miller points out directions for the line to move during Saturday’s Eastern New Mexico University football practice. Kevin Wilson The heat was about the only thing Mark Ribaudo would have changed about Saturday. The Eastern New Mexico University coach […]

Letter to the editor: Practice civility instead of hate

What an uplifting letter from Mary Reed in the April 4 CNJ (“Rooting for Christian spirit’s return”). I did not know Reed nor her grandmother but they exemplify in my mind what a true Christian is. I, too, have been saddened by the vitriolic tone of speech of some supposedly “good” Christians in our community […]

Hounds set for spring practice

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CNJ file photo ENMU sophomore Terrence Griffin, a running back during the 2009 season, will move to wide receiver this year for the Greyhounds. Spring football season starts Monday and runs through the April 24 Green-Silver scrimmage at Greyhound Stadium. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — Changing the offense got Eastern New Mexico […]

Doctor responsible for delivering thousands of babies

By Don McAlavy: Curry historian Having a mother and father living in Texico, I was about to be born, but my father objected to having me be born in Clovis as my father was busy being a blacksmith at Texico. My mother knew an older woman next door who would take her to Clovis to […]

ENMU kicks off hoops season with Midnight Madness

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Eastern New Mexico University basketball coaches are hoping a pair of turnarounds start when the clock hits midnight tonight. That time marks Midnight Madness, the first practice allowed for college basketball squads. The Zia and Greyhound squads will hold a public practice, preceded by an 11:15 p.m. pep rally […]

Ready, set, cook

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis High School senior Amanda Sandoval unwraps a chocolate bar to melt for her chocolate covered no-bake cheesecake with berry coulis. Five students in her culinary arts class attended the ProStart New Mexico Invitational competition Wednesday. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer While mincing parsley, Kaylie Kemp never took her […]

Business feature: Center helps small businesses

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo As the director of the Small Business Development Center at Clovis Community College, Sandra Taylor-Sawyer conducts seminars on topics helping business owners and those thinking about starting a business such as accounting, marketing and employees, rules By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer When Dr. Jayashree Sinha decided she wanted to […]

Government retiree `double dipping’ targeted

By Doug Mattson Politicians and union leaders alike are taking aim at the controversial practice of “double-dipping” — public employees returning to work after retirement to collect a salary and pension. The issue comes as lawmakers consider ways to keep some of New Mexico’s biggest retirement funds from hemorrhaging money. The Public Employees Retirement Association […]

CHS band progress continues

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Roger Wygant is a member of the Clovis High Band Booster Club. His son is in the band. By Roger Wygant: Guest columnist The Clovis High School Band continues to collect musical awards as they move indoors for the winter season. They recently completed a marching band season in which […]

ENMU basketball teams set to begin practice

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Based on the Lone Star Conference South Division polls, not much is expected of Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball teams this season — both were picked for last place in the seven-team circuits. With practice starting Wednesday afternoon, men’s coach Shawn Scanlan and women’s coach Linden Weese […]

Every breath precious for Eagles’ Baskett

Philadelphia Inquirer: Ron Cortes Philadelphia Eagles Hank Baskett celebrates his touchdown with Jason Avant, left, against the St. Louis Rams at Lincoln Financial Field earlier this season. By Marcus Hayes: Philadelphia Daily News Hank Baskett would always push it. He would feel his breath laboring, and know his lips were turning blue, and he would […]

Baskett still cherishes every breath

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Philadelphia Inquirer: Ron Cortes Philadelphia Eagles Hank Baskett celebrates his touchdown with Jason Avant, left, against the St. Louis Rams at Lincoln Financial Field earlier this season. By Marcus Hayes: Philadelphia Daily News Hank Baskett would always push it. He would feel his breath laboring, and know his lips were turning blue, and he would […]

Mr. X was here

You never know who you might bump into, even at Little League practice in Portales’ Rotary Park.

Hounds begin spring practice

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — When you watch Eastern New Mexico University football games next fall, you may not recognize the team. ENMU begins spring drills today, and fourth-year Greyhounds coach Mark Ribaudo is planning to revamp the team’s offense and defense. Ribaudo is implementing what he called “The Air Raid Offense” […]

Feb. 20 – Swim

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis junior Brandon Williams practices his breast stroke during swim team practice at Clovis Aquatic Center. The swim team will participate in the state championships this weekend in Albuquerque.