Zias blank No. 17 Midwestern

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — Sophomore Kristen Cruickshank pitched a four-hitter and drove in the game’s only run with a sixth-inning sacrifice fly as Eastern New Mexico University blanked 17th-ranked Midwestern State 1-0 on Saturday in the St. Mary’s Classic softball tournament. The Zias (1-3) lost their first game on Saturday to ninth-ranked host St. […]

Hounds, Zias get ready for season

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan and women’s coach Linden Weese don’t put a lot of stock in the Lone Star Conference South Division preseason polls. “A lot of it’s based on reputation,” said Scanlan, whose team was picked for sixth out of seven […]

Clovis band takes honors

CNJ Staff Clovis High’s marching band won the Tumbleweed Classic for the sixth time in seven years Saturday at Denver City, Texas. The Wildcats band took home the following honors: • Grand champion • Best in Class 5A • Best drum major • Best percussion • Best color guard The band’s show was titled, “Holiday […]

ENMU cross country squads fifth, sixth

CNJ Staff LUBBOCK — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team placed fifth out of eight teams while the women were sixth out of 10 in Friday’s Jackrabbit Open, hosted by Texas Tech. Tech swept both team titles, finishing with 35 points in men’s competition to 55 for runnerup South Plains and 29 […]

Aug. 10, 1923

Clovis Filling Station, located on the corner of Sixth and Main streets, offered free road service within or nearby the city of Clovis. … George Burns of Friona was visiting his sister, Mrs. J.H. Sparks of Clovis. … Ione and Ray Buster, daughters of Mrs. Laura Buster, were on their way to New York to […]

LSC pollsters pick Zias sixth in soccer

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s women, who made the Lone Star Conference soccer tournament for the first time last season, were chosen for sixth place in the league’s preseason poll released this week. In the five-team men’s Southwest Soccer Conference, ENMU was picked for fourth place. Polls were voted on by […]

Court didn’t delve deep enough into surveillance issue

By Freedom Newspapers A divided three-judge federal appeals court panel sidestepped the major issues in the so-called Terrorist Surveillance Program, secretly instituted by the Bush administration shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. We hope the Sixth Circuit decision does not close a case that should be troubling to all Americans who value civil liberties. Under […]

Rams’ rally past Bloomfield in 3A quarterfinals

Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — The Portales Rams, seeded fifth in the Class 3A state baseball tournament, thought they were a better team than fourth seed Bloomfield, and in Wednesday’s quarterfinals, they proved it. The Rams erased a 7-3 deficit after three innings and rallied for an 8-7 win at La Cueva High School, advancing to […]

Portales pair picks up state titles

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Staff photo: Andy DeLisle Portales’ Brandon McAfee runs a leg in the 1600 medley relay at the state track meet Friday in Albuquerque. The Rams failed to advanced to today’s finals. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — Portales High’s Jordan Roehl didn’t give herself much in the way of style points in Friday’s […]

Reid, Aggies sitting sixth in WAC tourney

CNJ staff RENO, Nev. — Clovis High grad Travis Reid has shot even-par 72 each of the first two days in the Western Athletic Golf tournament, helping the Aggies to sixth place with today’s final round remaining. Teammate Kevin Lozares has also shot 72 on each of the first two days, leaving the Aggies pair […]

Zias earn LSC split with Tarleton State

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University junior Valerie Villela went 4-for-8 from the plate and scored two runs as the Zias split a Saturday Lone Star Conference South doubleheader with Tarleton State at Zia Softball Field. The Zias (13-16, 2-6 LSC South) won the first game 3-1. Tarleton State, as the TexAnns […]

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 […]

Spellers get set

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers Letters and syllables will be flying across the Clovis Community College stage this morning in the 2007 Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico Regional Spelling Bee. Three dozen participants representing schools in Roosevelt, Quay and Curry counties, ranging in age from 8 to 14, will compete for a trip to the […]

Bulldogs complete sweep of Hounds

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team is probably glad to see Southwestern Oklahoma leave town. The Bulldogs (4-9) came to Portales winless, but left with a stunning four-game Lone Star Conference crossover sweep of the Greyhounds after taking 7-2 and 8-6 verdicts on Saturday at Greyhound Field. Southwestern’s Gabe Winn (1-1) […]

Hounds hang on for split with Savage Storm

CNJ statt DURANT, Okla. — Reliever Tyler Doughty induced Southeastern Oklahoma’s David Newell to hit into an inning-ending double play with the bases loaded in the sixth inning, and junior Keith Balderaz pitched around two hits in the seventh for his second save as Eastern New Mexico University held on for a 7-6 win and […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

North sweeps Friday All-Star twin bill

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent The North squad won’t have to wait until Saturday to find out whether it can wrap up its second straight overall win in the North/South All-Star Softball series. That’s because a doubleheader sweep on Friday night in Clovis meant that the North stars already clinched the series victory — its […]