Cats face challenge from La Cueva

CNJ STAFF FARMINGTON — The Clovis High boys golf team has been in the running for a Class 5A state championship, only to come up short. With three veterans of state competition, the Wildcats think they have a shot at this year’s title in the two-day event beginning with today’s 8 a.m. teeoff at San […]

Sanders hoping for shot in NFL

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Former ENMU receiver Cale Sanders is hoping to still get a shot at the National Football League after dealing with a pair of severe injuries over the past two seasons. File photo By Rick White NFL scouts starting calling about Cale Sanders after a junior season at Eastern New Mexico University in which he blossomed […]

Lady Cats’ Curry bidding for state

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Clovis High senior Andrea Curry, shown during District 4-5A competition last spring at CHS, has posted a 14-4 record in singles competition so far this spring and is 9-4 teaming at No. 1 doubles with Patricia Gallegos. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner Andrea Curry came painfully close to qualifying for the Class 5A […]

CHS boys shoot for fourth Ruidoso title in a row

By Dave Wagner Clovis High senior Perry Jackson and juniors Travis Reid and Guillermo Chavez have a simple goal over the next couple of days — win a fourth consecutive Leroy Gooch Invitational golf tournament boys team championship. All three have played on the previous three Gooch champions, including Reid and Chavez as eighth graders. […]

Solid returning nucleus has Texico thinking playoffs

By Dave Wagner After narrowly missing out on a playoff berth last spring in its first year of eligibility, the Texico High baseball team entered the 2004 campaign with high hopes. The Wolverines remain optimistic, but the job has been made tougher by the fact that three players they were counting on this spring are […]

Exercise comes easy at college

By Clyde Davis I showed up the first night with all the usual first-night fantasies, the ones you remember from being a kid and showing up for the first time at Little League or ballet. In this case it was — everyone will be 6-foot-3 and weigh 160 pounds. Everyone else will hit like Andre […]

60 Minutes and Evangelical Christian Theology

By Curtis Shelburne It has been a good while now since our church’s program of teaching included a Sunday evening service. In fact, we try pretty hard NOT to program much on Sunday evenings at all, so that this little section of the week actually becomes for our folks, if not a “day of rest,” […]

Hounds have few holes to fill

By Dave Wagner PORTALES —Veteran Eastern New Mexico University football coach Bud Elliott said the Greyhounds are in an unusual situation as national signing day approaches today — they don’t have that many spots available. ENMU normally signs about 22 players to national letters of intent, Elliott said, but will probably add only about half […]

Foreigners defensive toward Americans

By Tibor Machan When one has contrarian views, it is not always easy to enjoy oneself. I often sit through movies with much to offer, only to find that characters unhesitatingly denounce something I value, such as capitalism, business, or some great feature of American culture. The same fate faces me when I pick up […]

Situation normal when Christ was born

SITUATION NORMAL WHEN CHRIST WAS BORN In some ways, the world just a few moments before the birth of Jesus in that Bethlehem stable was almost exactly the same as the world just a few moments after his birth. The state of the stable, and the inn out in front of it, and Bethlehem, and […]