Zias bounce back from loss to trounce WT in nightcap

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Freshman catcher Michelle Anderson belted a grand slam Saturday as Eastern New Mexico University routed West Texas A&M 12-1 to gain a split of its Lone Star Conference South Division softball doubleheader. Freshman right-hander Kristen Cruickshank blanked the Lady Buffs until the bottom of the fifth, allowing six singles and […]

Wayland waylays struggling Hounds

CNJ staff PORTALES — Third baseman Brett Cook went 3-for-4, scoring three runs and driving in two, and Wayland Baptist took control with a four-run third after the first two hitters were retired to beat Eastern New Mexico University 10-5 on Tuesday in a non-conference baseball game at Greyhound Field. The Pioneers (15-13) finished with […]

CHS SOFTBALL: Lady Cats win twice in tournament

CNJ staff LAS CRUCES — Clovis High’s softball team bounced back from losses in the first two rounds to win twice on Saturday and earn ninth place in a 16-team tournament here. Freshman Lynnae Logan pitched a five-hitter in a morning game as the Lady Wildcats beat El Paso Ysleta 2-1, then the bats came […]

ENMU drops doubleheader

CNJ staff Cameron stretched Eastern New Mexico University’s losing streak to nine games, beating the Greyhounds 18-12 and a 7-6 loss Saturday in a Lone Star Conference Crossover doubleheader at McCord Field. After being down 4-0 in the first game, Cameron (11-10) exploded for 11 runs in the second inning on seven singles and a […]

CHS SOFTBALL: Lady Coyotes romp to invitational title

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer In frigid temperatures that forced both teams to wear sweatshirts for warmth, Roswell High used a five-run second inning to blitz Clovis for an eventual 11-1 victory in six innings in the Clovis Invitational championship game on Saturday night at Lady Wildcat Complex. Lady Coyotes pitcher Raquel Grajeda went […]

Cats cruise past Palo Duro

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Clovis High’s Jordan Jacobs is tagged out by Amarillo Palo Duro third baseman Heath Weatherbee as he tries to stretch a double into a triple during the first game of Saturday’s baseball doubleheader at Bell Park. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer As far as the struggling Amarillo Palo Duro […]

Zias absorb losses from LSC opponents

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s women were competitive in a number of matches, but the Zias managed only wins by Australian freshmen Millie Weeks and Alex Taylor at No. 1 doubles on Friday in dropping 8-1 decisions to Lone Star Conference rivals Cameron and Midwestern State in a two-day quad meet at […]

Zias win twice in WT softball event

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Junior Nicole Dickson and freshman Kristen Cruickshank pitched complete games as Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team won twice on Friday in the Lady Buff Invitational. Dickson pitched a four-hit shutout and Rebecca Quinones squeezed home the go-ahead run in the top of the sixth in a 6-0 victory over […]

Hounds bounce back for split with Northeastern State

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — After losing the opener of a four-game series with Northeastern State 26-3 on Friday at Greyhound Field, Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh acknowledged there were positives the rest of the weekend. Still, the fact the Greyhounds dropped three of the contests to the Redmen […]

Hounds finish series sweep of Sul Ross

CNJ staff ALPINE, Texas — Clayton Young went 4-for-5 and drove in four runs and sophomore left-hander Seth Clabaugh earned his first collegiate win Saturday as Eastern New Mexico University rolled over Sul Ross State 9-1 in the first game of a baseball doubleheader. The Greyhounds then completed a sweep of the season-opening four-game set […]

Hounds earn season-opening sweep over Sul Ross State

CNJ staff ALPINE, Texas — Senior catcher Gerald Juarez went 3-for-4 and hit a clinching three-run homer in the seventh inning as Eastern New Mexico University defeated Sul Ross State 8-5 Friday in the first game of a season-opening baseball doubleheader. The Greyhounds came back for a 15-7 win in the nightcap as senior Mike […]

Rambelles hold on late to edge Zias

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Angelo State opened a 6-0 lead through three innings and the Rambelles held on for a season-opening 8-5 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Friday’s first day of the Angelo State Classic. The Zias have three more games on tap today, facing UT-Permian Basin, Angelo State again and […]

Little League: American beats Quay in 13-14 tourney final

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Quay County’s Jantzen Darnell pitches the ball to Clovis American’s Adrian Loya during Tuesday’s New Mexico District 3 Little League 13-14 division championship game at Brady Field. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis American All-Stars didn’t need a big attack to win the New Mexico District 3 Little […]

Roosevelt nips Zia for 9-10 title

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Zia’s Bruce Lamb slides into third base with a second-inning triple during Thursday’s District 3 Little League 9-10 division championship game against Roosevelt County at Beachum Field. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis Zia clawed its way back from a slow start Thursday night. Still, as the visiting team […]

Zia strikes final blow against Roosevelt

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Jeramiah Beaman of Clovis Zia slides safely past Roosevelt County catcher Jarret Faust during Saturday’s 9-10-year-old Little League All-Star game in Portales. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — First, the Roosevelt County All-Stars had the game in hand. Then, it was Clovis Zia. Then Roosevelt County. Zia struck the […]

Single vs. single dad : A recent study suggests women are more trusting of single dads than other single men.

By Angie Toole : Freedom Newspapers Back in the early 1970s, Bill Bixby made it look easy. He was a single dad who had no problem dating – in fact, women were eager to go out with the guy who took long walks on the beach with his son in “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father.” […]

Cats roll to pair of wins

CNJ staff Jonathan Ware pitched a six-inning no-hitter Thursday night as Clovis completed a doubleheader sweep of Portales with a 10-0 win in summer high school baseball at Bell Park. The Wildcats won the opener 12-2 as both games were shortened by the 10-run rule. Portales filled in for Shallowater, which was unable to make […]

Wolverines advance to semifinals

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent LOS LUNAS — Texico may have only lost four players from last year’s Class 1A championship baseball team, but Wolverines coach Richard Luscombe noted on Wednesday that four replacements got their first good look at state playoff action. Fortunately for Texico (13-7), the team was able to shake off some […]

Hounds end season with split

Freedom Newspapers KINGSVILLE, Texas — Freshman Evan Orsak pitched 4 1/3 strong innings in relief and sophomore Keith Balderaz earned a school-record ninth save as Eastern New Mexico University outlasted Texas A&M-Kingsville 8-7 in 12 innings on Saturday in the first game of a Lone Star Conference South Division doubleheader. The Javelinas came back to […]

Hounds blow ninth-inning lead, drop twin bill

Freedom Newspapers KINGSVILLE, Texas — Even a standout performance by Eastern New Mexico University freshman left-hander Seth Clabaugh couldn’t save the Greyhounds on Friday. Clabaugh, who came in with an 0-5 record, was in line for his first collegiate win after throwing eight innings of three-hit ball in the opener of a Lone Star Conference […]