Melrose girls fall to Elida in EPAC finals

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent TEXICO — With a 5-foot-4 freshman post scoring a team-high 11 points, and nobody else getting over six, scorebook watchers might not believe that Elida actually stood much of a chance at winning the EPAC girls championship game on Saturday night. But, thanks to an extremely off-night for Melrose, the […]

ENMU teams play Texas A&M-Commerce

CNJ staff All Times MST Men ENMU (4-4) at Texas A&M-Commerce (5-4), 3 p.m. today, in a Lone Star Conference crossover game. Radio: KSEL-FM 95.3. On the Net: www.enmusports.com. Notes: The Lions lost a home crossover game to West Texas A&M 65-64 on Thursday when junior G Moshn Said made three free throws with 1 […]

Lady Cats rebuilding

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Juniors Ebony Bunton,left, Jasmine McDonald, center, and Janea Eshleman listens to Coach Miles Watters Thursday afternoon during practice in the Rock Staubus gym. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer After losing only three games over the past two seasons, the Clovis High girls basketball team is in a rebuilding mode. Sixth-year […]

ENMU stomps Aggies, ends season

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ENMU junior Jason Walker put a move on Oklahoma Panhandle State freshmen defensive back Larry Thompson to score in the first half of Saturday’s game at Greyhound Stadium. By Mickey Winfield Freedom Newspapers The Greyhounds finished a disappointing season with style. Eastern New Mexico (3-7) set a school record with 531 yards rushing on the […]

CHS GIRLS SOCCER: Cavegirls down Lady Cats in 2 OTs

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Clovis High’s Calie Rush, left, tries to work the ball past Carlsbad’s Danni McMahan during Saturday’s District 4-5A girls soccer clash at Yucca Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer For a team with little going on offensively, the Clovis High girls certainly pushed Carlsbad in Saturday’s District 4-5A soccer […]

ENMU blown out by Northeastern in opener

CNJ staff TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Junior running back Erick Hatchett and junior wide receiver Jarrett Byers scored three touchdowns apiece and Northeastern State ran away to a 42-7 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Thursday in a Lone Star Conference crossover football game. The Redmen (1-1), winners in only five games over John Horner’s […]

Hounds’ bats break losing streak

Freedom Newspapers EDMOND, Okla. — After scoring just 23 runs on 63 hits during a 10-game losing streak, Eastern New Mexico University’s bats came to life again on Sunday. The Greyhounds pounded out 15 hits — including two doubles and two homers by designated hitter Kelton Hayes — and broke the streak with an 18-10 […]

Zias use long ball to notch sweep over Lady Buffs

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ENMU shortstop Jessica Nocas took a pitch off the batting helmet during the second game of Friday’s doubleheader against West Texas A&M at Zia Softball Field. (Freedom Newspapers: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Apparently, Kelsey Kubik’s teammates weren’t that impressed when her second-inning line drive skimmed the right-center field fence […]

Small-town guard leading Greyhounds

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — This wasn’t the plan when a small guard from a small town transferred to Eastern New Mexico University. Jolen Montoya wasn’t supposed to be the most experienced Greyhound on the 2005-06 basketball roster. “We recruited him to be a backup point guard and possibly spend some time at […]

Prep football: Cats roll

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Clovis Jonathan Sweet tackles Las Cruces’ K.D. Davies during the second half of their Class 5A first round playoff game Friday at Leon Williams Stadium. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Tanner Fickling took the handoff from quarterback Devin Sweet and appeared startled for a moment. With nothing but open spaces […]