Record-setting QB, three other Greyhounds suspended

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File photo Sophomore quarterback J.J. Harp has completed 293 passes of 481passes for 3,245 yards and 22 touchdowns for the 2-5 Greyhounds. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Sophomore quarterback J.J. Harp’s assault on Eastern New Mexico University school passing records will have to be put on hold for at least a week. Harp and […]

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It’s official: McNabb the surprise

Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb has arrived in Clovis and will be the “surprise guest” Hank Baskett III spoke of in Friday’s story about this weekend’s charity basketball game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. McNabb’s presence was confirmed by the receiver’s father, Hank Baskett Jr. The game is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday Tickets are $12 for […]

Kingsville holds on late to edge Hounds

CNJ staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — Redshirt freshman quarterback David Garza threw for 310 yards and five touchdowns and Texas A&M-Kingsville held on late for a 38-35 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday night in a Lone Star Conference South Division football game. The Javelinas (2-7, 1-3 South) ended an 11-game division losing streak […]

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 […]

Former ENMU quarterback hired as Louisville’s coach

Recently-hired University of Louisville coach Steve Kragthorpe started his collegiate career as a quarterback at Eastern New Mexico University, according to a press release from Louisville. Kragthorpe, hired away from the University of Tulsa, was a backup to record-setting quarterback Kevin Kott at ENMU in 1983 and 1984 under coach Bill Kelly. He transferred to […]

Roanhaus leads big turnaround at Robertson

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Las Vegas Robertson football coach Chad Roanhaus, a Clovis High grad and son of longtime Wildcats coach Eric Roanhaus, celebrates during last week’s Class 3A semifinal win over Socorro. Courtesy photo: Santa Fe New Mexican By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer When he first accepted the job as Las Vegas Robertson’s football coach, Chad Roanhaus […]

Muleshoe moving on in playoffs

CNJ staff AMARILLO —The Muleshoe Mules are moving onto the next round of the Texas Class 2A playoffs. Junior quarterback Garrett Riley completed 11 of 31 passes for 153 yards and three touchdowns Friday night to lead Muleshoe past Panhandle 34-14 in an opening-round game at Dick Bivins Stadium. Senior running back Eric Washington rushed […]

Abilene Christian stays on roll at Hounds’ expense

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — After Saturday’s 21-0 Lone Star Conference South Division-opening victory over Eastern New Mexico University at Blackwater Draw, the Abilene Christian football team is heading for relatively new territory. For ENMU coach Mark Ribaudo and his squad, it’s back to the drawing board. At 4-0, the Wildcats, […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Quarterback getting more comfortable

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Clovis High’s Michael Howard, left, and Luke Masters tackle Rio Rancho’s Sabino Vidaurri on Friday at Leon Williams Stadiumduring the Wildcats’ 36-33 win. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer First-year Clovis quarterback Jordan Mendoza knew he would not be called on to throw 30 times a game — not in […]

Vikings deal Baskett to Philadelphia

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer After sitting through the recent National Football League draft and never hearing his named called, former Clovis High standout Hank Baskett has now been a part of two NFL organizations. Shortly after the draft, Baskett signed as a free agent with the Minnesota Vikings. On Thursday, they traded him […]

Hounds have some depth at QB

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer After the season he had in 2005, it’s hard to imagine Eastern New Mexico University quarterback Michael Benton losing his starting job when preseason practice begins in August. Still, ENMU football coach Mark Ribaudo says the redshirt junior could have some competition. Jeremy Thompson, a redshirt freshman from Sweetwater, […]

Baskett semifinalist for national honor

CNJ staff New Mexico senior wide receiver Hank Baskett has been named one of 15 finalists for the Biletnikoff Award, presented annually to the nation’s top wide receiver. A 2000 Clovis High graduate, the 6-foot-4, 220-pound former prep quarterback has flourish in the Lobos’ expanded passing attack in 2005 with 65 catches for 1,063 yards […]

Hounds get four on All-LSC South team

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Four members of the Eastern New Mexico University football squad were accorded first-team All-Lone Star Conference South Division honors in voting done by the division’s head coaches and released on Wednesday by the conference office. Greyhounds chosen on offense were senior wide receiver Derrick Hunter and sophomore fullback Patrick Hemphill, […]

Hounds gear for WT after Angelo win

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ENMU football coach Mark Ribaudo talks about an Angelo State touchdown with Greyhounds safety J.J. Ortiz in the first quarter of Saturday’s game at Greyhound Stadium. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo knew he had to do something to get […]

PREP FOOTBALL NOTES: Injuries concern Farwell

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer THE LENGTH OF FARWELL’S injury list would make Santa Claus jealous. Farwell coach Jacob Thompson said the Steers are bringing up seven players from the junior varsity for Friday’s homecoming game against Floydada. “In NFL terms,” Thompson said, “we have four out, four questionable, and two doubtful.” Running back […]

American sports lack manners

Bob Huber: Local Columnist “What’s happened to manners in American sports?” I cried while watching a televised football game where a linebacker danced a clumsy jig after transforming a quarterback’s head into sludge. “I’ll bet his mama would nail his hide to the barn door.” I was visiting my daughters at the time, and they […]

Raton remains undefeated with win against Rams

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Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson Portales junior Cruz Ontiveros is tackeld by Raon defensive back Lance Trujillo on a second-quarter run in Friday’s game at Greyhound Stadium. Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — Raton had the start no team would dare dream about — one offensive play and a 14-point lead. But it was no […]

3 Cs appear to be class of District 4-5A

Eric Buter, CNJ CORRESPONDENT Not only do Carlsbad, Cibola and Clovis sit atop District 4-5A based on alphabetical order, the three schools mostly likely will battle for the district’s two playoff berths. The premier game of the opening weekend has a rematch of last year’s 4-5A playoff representatives when Clovis plays at Carlsbad. In the […]

Texico hammers Tucumcari

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Texico senior Chris Phillips runs around the end as he heads toward the end zone during the first half of Firday’s game against Tucumcari in Texico. Texico defeated Tucumcari 48-7. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent TEXICO — Defending Class 1A state champion Texico continues to beat up on the big boys. […]