Portales girls ready for state tourney

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Morgan Hill (32) tries to control a rebound in the second half of Friday’s game with Las Vegas Robertson. Hill controlled the rebound and Portales controlled the regional playoff game 64-20. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The Portales Lady Rams dominated the Robertson Lady Cardinals in a way that […]

Some Things Look Good on the Outside, But Inside . . .

By Curtis K. Shelburne: CNJ columnist I don’t remember how old I was when the incident I’m about to mention took place. I just remember that I thought I was hungry-so that could cover most of the last 48 years and is not much help. I do think it was early on a Sunday morning, […]

ENMU still hounded by injuries

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Chad Donnell will likely see his role expand for the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team. Injuries to junior forward Daniel Sherman (back) and senior guard Irshaun Pinckney (hairline fracture in fibula), have left the Greyhounds (6-7) shorthanded heading into their final Lone Star Conference crossover games […]

Sept. 11 focus should shift to justice

Freedom Newspapers It has been said that time heals all wounds. Some wounds, however, are so deep and so severe that life will never be the same. Clearly, the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, fit into that category, having changed our world drastically. Eastern New Mexico joined the rest of America this weekend in commemorating […]

Wolverines not looking back

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Texico High School junior Michael Johnson tracks the football during drills Tuesday at practice in Texico. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Even after winning a state championship in 2003, the Texico Wolverines feel they have something to prove. Texico coaches and players know that they will have a giant bulls-eye […]

SWL suspends operations for another year

CNJ STAFF The Southwestern League, a Class A independent minor league baseball circuit which suspended operations for this summer hoping to field at least six to eight teams in 2005, won’t resume its operations now for at least another year. League president Bob Lipp said the league has only about four teams ready to go […]

An exercise in deployment

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A1C Sean Ellenburg, of the 27th Comm Squadron, secures a pallet full of equipment before it’s weighed in the cargo yard at Cannon Air force base Thursday during a training exercise (Staff photo by Eric Kluth) By Darrell Todd Maurina CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Col. Robert Yates wants his Cannon Air Force Base personnel […]

Motion to postpone rape trial passes

By Darrell Todd Maurina The trial for a Clovis man accused of rape has been postponed until Feb. 2. John Jacobs’ trial had been scheduled for today and Wednesday in Curry County District Court. Jacobs’ attorney Gerald Baca said he was not prepared for the Clovis trial because he defended Jacobs in a Portales trial […]

Zias peaking at right time?

Dave Wagner NOW THAT LONE STAR Conference South Division play is here, is the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team ready to take off? The Zias were 5-10 heading into matches against Tarleton State and Texas A&M-Kingsville over the weekend at Greyhound Arena, but defeated both teams in three games. Now they host six-time South […]

Rattlers run wild

By Mike Linn Don’t get rattled, but the snakes are out. Just ask Elida resident Scott Beard, bitten by a rattlesnake this month while fixing a flat tire. Or the youth group at Dora Baptist Church. They stumbled on one coiled and nervous on the church sidewalk a week ago. Or ask pharmacist Doyle Potter, […]