Zias rally for split against Tarleton State in South opener

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Senior shortstopl Jessica Nocas belted a three-run homer and senior pitcher Rosemary Moreno scattered 10 Tarleton State hits Friday to lift Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team past the TexAnns 7-4 for a split of their Lone Star Conference South Division-opening doubleheader. Tarleton pounded out 16 hits, including four by […]

Hounds rally to salvage split with Southeastern

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team avoided suffering its first doubleheader loss of the season on Friday, but the Greyhounds certainly had to work hard to do it. Southeastern Oklahoma’s Adam Bennett blanked the Hounds 3-0 in the opener of their Lone Star Conference crossover twin bill at Greyhound Field before […]

Cats hold off Rio Rancho for Invite title

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Clovis third baseman Jared Powers looks to second base after tagging Rio Rancho baserunner out on a squeeze attempt during Saturday’s Clovis Invitational championship game at Bell Park. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis High baseball team made efficient use of limited offense Saturday night. Held hitless for […]

Clovis wins baseball opener

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Clovis High School senior Daniel Casarez releases a pitch in the third inning of Thursday’s game against Santa Fe at Bell Park. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent At the beginning of its season opening game, it seemed as if nothing could go right for the Clovis Wildcats baseball team. Santa Fe, […]

Zias split twin bill with Western

CNJ staff SILVER CITY — Run-scoring singles by Courtney McClasky and Kristina Goodman in the top of the ninth lifted the Eastern New Mexico University softball team past Western New Mexico 10-7 on Tuesday in the first game of a doubleheader. The Mustangs held off a last-ditch Zias rally to prevail 6-5 in the nightcap […]

Study says single soldiers need pay raise

By Tom Philpott: Military Update To strengthen the link between pay and performance, the military should raise the pay of unmarried service members to the level of married members, says a blue ribbon panel completing a year-long pay study. The Defense Advisory Committee on Military Compensation prepared a summary of recommendations for senior defense officials […]

Journalist in dogged pursuit of happiness

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers Those positive-thinking people who say you can envision what you want and get it are usually on the mark. However, I have been breaking my brain to achieve my latest desire. Alas, to no avail. I am still not my dog. There are several reasons someone would want to be […]

Chapel, Clovis community make holidays brighter for single Airmen

Airman 1st Class Jessica Martinez, 524th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, walks off with one of the more than two dozen prizes awarded at the Single Airmen’s Holiday Dinner Dec. 15. Janet Taylor-Birkey “It was pretty bad,” said Mr. Al Jolly to a roomful of Airmen at the chapel Dec. 15, recalling his first Christmas in the […]

8/30 BRAC Letters to the editor

Editor’s note: The Base Closure and Realignment Commission voted Friday to move planes and personnel away from Cannon, as recommended by the Department of Defense. But commissioners ordered Cannon “enclaved,” or open in limited fashion, until Dec. 31, 2009, in hopes DoD will find it another mission. Here are excerpts from some e-mailed letters: Removing […]

Principles outlined for base challenges

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Representatives from Clovis, Portales, Roosevelt County and Curry County converged under one roof Wednesday and emerged with a tentative plan for action, should Cannon Air Force Base require expansion or redevelopment. The base-closing commission will send its revised list Sept. 8 to the president for approval, but whether or […]

Lawsuit protests voting system

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Since 1982, nine minority candidates attempted to fill the Curry County magistrate judge’s seat. None of them succeeded. At fault, according to Johnny Chavez, is the at-large voting system used in magistrate elections. The Clovis native, defeated twice pursuing the seat, says the system is flawed, part of lingering […]

Scare tactics, poor information not persuasive

Freedom Newspapers The fight to maintain our rights is a never-ending struggle, as we’ve been reminded by an organization called the Freedom States Alliance. This is an outfit that uses scare tactics about terrorism to push its anti-gun agenda. Pictured on the front of a FSA postcard is a civilian airliner with an illustration of […]

Quay advances to 12-year-old final

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Left-hander Jakus Martinez pitched a three-hitter and also doubled and scored the go-ahead run Wednesday night to lift Quay County past American 3-2 at Dickenson Field in the losers bracket finals of the double-elimination 12-year-old District 3 Little League All-Star tournament. Quay County advances to the championship round where […]

Hounds win tight series from Tarleton

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Brian Green slides in for a triple as Tarleton State third baseman Chad Nixon is late on the tag in the first game of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division doubleheader at Greyhound Field. Photo by Kevin Wilson By Dave Wagner PORTALES — If he didn’t already know it, Eastern New Mexico University’s Trevor Davis […]

Wildcats winless in district

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Clovis senior John Props slides back to first base during a pick off attempt in the first game of a doubleheader Friday against Sandia at Bell Park. Props was safe but Sandia defeated Clovis 18-3. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent After seeing the opposition score 81 times in its last five […]

Hounds win with small-ball

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University used small-ball to build a 5-0 lead and the Greyhounds went on to beat Wayland Baptist 6-3 Tuesday night in a non-conference baseball matchup. The Hounds (19-20) parlayed 11 singles, a double and five stolen bases into their six runs while four pitchers managed to hold […]

Green’s homer caps dramatic Hound victory

Freedom Newspapers SAN ANGELO, Texas — Angelo State must have figured turnabout is fair play. One night after going down to a loss when Eastern New Mexico University’s Brian Green capped a seven-run ninth with a dramatic three-run homer, the Rams returned the favor when Joey Kolar’s two-out grand slam in the bottom of the […]

One-run losses mount for Zias

Freedom Newspapers STEPHENVILLE, Texas —Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team may be in last place in the Lone Star Conference South Division, but the Zias have been a tough out for most of their opponents. ENMU dropped 5-4 and 4-3 decisions at Tarleton State on Saturday, giving the TexAnns a four-game series sweep. TSU won […]

Hounds lose control in doubleheader losses

CNJ staff LAWTON, Okla. — It’s safe to say Eastern New Mexico University’s pitchers had control issues on Thursday. ENMU hurlers issued 12 walks and hit four batters, and Cameron took advantage to post a 12-7, 7-4 sweep of their Lone Star Conference crossover doubleheader. Junior Kelly Crain (3-5) walked four and hit three over […]

Zias split against Texas Woman’s

Freedom Newspapers DENTON, Texas — Junior Natasha Lindsey pitched a three-hitter and first baseman Elizabeth Whipkey drove in three runs as Eastern New Mexico University beat Texas Woman’s 4-0 Saturday to earn a split of a Lone Star Conference South softball doubleheader. The Zias lost a 1-0 heartbreaker in the opener when the Pioneers pushed […]