Hunter leads Cats to victory

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Freedom Newspapers: Eric Kluth Clovis’ Brian Mead looks to make a move on Highland’s Timothy Medina during the first half of their game Friday at Leon Williams Stadium. Rick White: CNJ Managing Editor Sporting a 100-watt, gap-toothed smile, Diondre Hunter sounded like an awestruck sophomore in the locker room after the game, addressing his senior […]

ENMU rodeo athletes fail to score

CNJ staff CASPER, Wyo. — Eastern New Mexico University seniors Dusty Higgins and James Gililland did not score in third-go performances Tuesday night in the College National Finals Rodeo, and now must wait to see how others do to find out if they reach Saturday’s short-go finals. The top 12 finishers through three rounds in […]

Hound doesn’t score at CNFR

CNJ staff CASPER, Wyo. — Eastern New Mexico’s Dusty Higgins did not receive a score in the first go-round of the bull riding competition on Sunday at the College National Finals Rodeo. Only 12 of 35 competitors in the event received a score. ENMU’s James Gililland (team roping) and Brittany Bennett (barrel racing) will have their […]

Nichols ready for state challenge

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Farwell senior Tate Nichols works on his putting at Farwell Country Club in preparation for the Texas Class 1A state golf tournament in Austin. (CNJ correspondent: Jim Hogg) By Dave Wagner: CNJ staff writer Tate Nichols didn’t mind the lengthy wait between winning the Region I-1A golf tournament on April 26 and the two-day Class […]

Late 8-0 run gives Eastern road win in Abilene

Freedom Newspapers ABILENE, Texas — Jolen Montoya’s jumper with 1:02 left put Eastern New Mexico University ahead for good and kicked off a game-ending 8-0 run that gave the Greyhounds an 85-77 Lone Star Conference South Division men’s victory over Abilene Christian Thursday night. Senior forward Jamaal Hunnicutt posted a double-double with 20 points and […]

Texico steamrolls Capitan

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Texico senior running back Chris Phillips tries to get around Capitan junior Tieree Jackson during the second half of their Class 1A quarterfinal game Saturday in Texico. Texico defeated Capitan 68-6. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) John Eisel: CNJ Sports Writer TEXICO — After the first quarter, the only thing left in doubt was whether or […]

Economic efficiency scores not pretty

by Walter Williams When you vote for a member of the House of Representatives or the Senate, what should be your selection criteria? I’m all too afraid that most Americans, were they to be honest, would answer that they’d vote for the person who has pushed or will push for legislation that benefits them, their […]

State archers take aim

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Bill Royce, of Aztec, N.M., aims during the American Round of the New Mexico Bowhunter’s State Tournament on Saturday at the Marshall Junior High football field. The tournament finished Sunday. (staff photo:Eric Kluth) By David Irvin No, you don’t shoot apples off of your opponent’s head. The object of the game is to hit the […]

Sweep pushes Zia win streak to eight

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Junior Lindsay Schiely and sophomore Grace George combined for 23 kills and just two hitting errors Tuesday night, and Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team ran its winning streak to eight matches by pounding winless Wayland Baptist 30-18, 32-30, 30-15 at Greyhound Arena. Schiely had 14 kills and George added nine, […]

Melrose’s Park leads North to victory

CNJ STAFF RUIDOSO — Record-breaking Melrose wide receiver Harvey Park was named the North’s offensive player of the game after scoring four touchdowns Saturday in a 36-28 win over the South in the New Mexico High School Coaches Association’s six-man all-star football game at W.D. Horton Stadium. Park, who set the six-man national record with […]