Happy birthday, Hernandez

Dianna Hernandez has been on this earth for nearly a quarter of a century.

The Alaska Plane Wreck

Our friend Jim Connelley raised high-powered performance Quarter Horses, but before that occupation he had another – Alaskan bush pilot. He was small, only about 5 feet 5 inches tall, so he fit those small planes just fine. He delivered fishermen, hikers, etc … to the back country and then picked them up after their […]

Home equity hits more than 60 year low

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Americans’ percentage of equity in their homes fell below 50 percent for the first time on record since 1945, the Federal Reserve said Thursday. Homeowners’ portion of equity slipped to downwardly revised 49.6 percent in the second quarter of 2007, the central bank reported in its quarterly U.S. Flow […]

Hounds post record-setting romp

CNJ staff GOODWELL, Okla. — As anticipated, Eastern New Mexico University’s football finale on Saturday was a relative walk in the park. The Greyhounds broke five school records — two by senior quarterback Michael Benton — and rolled to a 52-0 victory over winless Oklahoma Panhandle State, snapping their own six-game losing streak. Benton rushed […]

Hounds get past Broncos

CNJ staff EDMOND, Okla. — Senior quarterback Michael Benton ran for 243 yards and two touchdowns and threw for another Saturday night as Eastern New Mexico University defeated Central Oklahoma 21-7 in a Lone Star Conference crossover game. Benton, the LSC’s leading rusher, scored on runs of 51 and 39 yards after the Bronchos tied […]

Greyhounds move to 3-0

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CnJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks ENMU sophomore receiver Jessie Poku hauls in a touchdown reception over East Central University senior cornerback Derrick Suggs to make the score 35-7 going into halftime. The Greyhounds took a 49-13 victory. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — It was a matchup of ground game vs. air […]

Hounds edge RiverHawks

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CNJ staff photo: Rick White Safety Brandon Dominguez, bottom, linebacker Tony Johnson, right, and cornerback Tillman Stevens team up to bring down Northeastern State tight end Warren Kirk late in the first half of Thursday’s Lone Star Conference crossover game at Greyhound Stadium. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — The Eastern New […]

‘Cats fall to Mayfield

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Las Cruces Sun-News: Norm Dettlaff Mayfield’s Yanni Suter, left, and Isaiah Dominguez tackle Clovis tight end Layne Strebeck on Friday in Las Cruces. By Dave Wagner: CNJ Staff LAS CRUCES — The Clovis Wildcats, by their own admission, were slow getting started in the first quarter Friday night. Two-time defending Class 5A state champion Mayfield […]

Sept. 1, 2007 Prep Summaries

Mayfield 38, Clovis 20 Clovis 0 7 7 6 — 20 Mayfield 21 7 7 3 — 38 Scoring summary First quarter M — Jacob Ceniceros 7-yard run (Matt Sandoval kick), 10:00. Drive: 6 plays, 59 yards M — Nathan Enriquez 25-yard pass from Sandoval (Sandoval kick), 5:14. Drive: 4 plays, 41 yards M — […]

Portales falls in season opener

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico The Robertson Cardinals erased a two-touchdown Portales lead and beat the Rams 20-15 Friday night at Greyhound Stadium. Robertson quarterback Adrian Martinez threw two first-half touchdown passes to receiver Chris Ellis, followed by a third-quarter connection from Jake Martinez to Jesse Estrada to complete the comeback. “We just didn’t […]

Hounds outlast Alumni in scrimmage

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By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — Youth must be served, and Saturday afternoon the current Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds survived a scare at the hands of an Alumni squad to win 28-20 at Greyhound Stadium. Junior running back Jason Walker gained 93 yards on nine carries and scored a pair of touchdowns, […]

Class 2A capsule

CNJ staff Texico advances to semis RIO RANCHO — Texico’s Faith Martin scored 15 points and Amanda Bass added eight to lead the Wolverines to a 52-27 victory over Eunice on Tuesday in the girls Class 2A quarterfinals. Texico (25-4) meets Navajo (21-1) Thursday in the semifinals. Ahead 14-9 at the end of the first […]

Girls state capsules

CNJ staff Class 3A Portales 41, Ruidoso 34 ALBUQUERQUE — The Portales Lady Rams knew they could beat District 4-3A rival Ruidoso — heck, they’d already done it three times this season by double-figure margins. The fourth one, in a Class 3A state quarterfinal game on Tuesday at The Pit, came a little harder before […]

Lady Wolverines breeze into semis

The Associated Press RIO RANCHO – Texico’s Faith Martin scored 15 points and Amanda Bass added eight to lead the Wolverines to a 52-27 victory over Eunice in the girls Class 2A quarterfinals Tuesday. Texico (25-4) advances to the semifinal on Thursday, meeting Navajo Prep or Clayton. Ahead 14-9 at the end of the first […]

March 12, 1924

Police were giving up on catching the thieves who took more than $1,500 worth of merchandise from J.C. Penney earlier in the month. The suspects, “two men and two girls,” were believed to have escaped to Mexico, The Clovis Journal reported. … A 2 1/2-year-old boy was recovering after Clovis doctors removed a bronze badge […]

Wolverines pull out last-minute win

CNJ staff LORDSBURG — The Texico Wolverines cut it a little close Saturday night, but the Wolverines lived to fight another day. Junior post Daniel Schueler scored with two seconds left, capping a 6-0 run in the final minute that lifted Texico to a 43-42 victory over Lordsburg in a round-of-16 Class 2A state tournament […]

CHS BOYS BASKETBALL: Cats rally to outlast Mayfield

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Clovis High’s Bryce Hill, right, wrestles with Mayfield’s Luis Quinones for control of the ball during Saturday’s Class 5A first-round state tournament game at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Although nowhere close to sea, Clovis coach J.D. Isler did have a bit of an albatross hanging on […]

Des Moines holds off Grady’s bid

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer GRADY — A momentum swing late in the second quarter was all Des Moines needed. The Lady Demons put together a 10-2 run in the final two minutes of the half, highlighted by sophomore Caitlin McGlaun’s trio of 3-pointers, and went on to beat Grady 46-43 on Friday in […]

March 4, 1983

New Mexico lawmakers were considering a bill requiring automobile safety restraints for children under 5. Clovis health officials were loaning car seats at no charge. … The Clovis News-Journal cost a quarter, even on Sundays. … Clovis High’s Grand Concert was scheduled for 7 p.m. at Rock Staubus Gym. Cost was $2 for adults and […]

Cats squash Carlsbad

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Clovis senior Michael Lews draws a foul in the second quarter of the Cats District 4-5A matchup against Carlsbad. Clovis beat the Cavemen 90-56 and will face Hobbs Friday night. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Clovis Wildcats coach J.D. Isler said he’d been dreading having to play Carlsbad for […]