Hounds split with Wildcats

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ENMU pitcher Evan Courteau makes a pickoff throw to first during Saturday’s game against Abilene Christian. (PNT photo: Karl Terry) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Derrick Kennedy delivered a two-out, two-run double and Justin Gee followed with a two-run single in the bottom of the seventh, lifting the Eastern New Mexico University baseball […]

Hounds continue to struggle

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s struggles continued Tuesday night. The Greyhounds carried a 2-1 lead into the sixth inning, but New Mexico Highlands scored four runs without hitting a ball out of the infield and the Cowboys went on to an 8-3 victory at Greyhound Field. Highlands improved to 21-14 with its […]

Alamo takes pair from CHS

CNJ staff ALAMOGORDO — After bailing out the opener in the bottom of the seventh, Alamogordo made short work of Clovis High in the second game on Saturday. Clovis erased an early 3-0 deficit to tie the game twice before falling 5-4 on a leadoff home run by Tigers catcher Steve Hobbins in the seventh […]

Bronchos extend ENMU’s losing streak to 10

CNJ staff EDMOND, Okla. — Central Oklahoma is usually not a good place for a baseball team to try to break out of a slump. Eastern New Mexico University’s Greyhounds dropped a tight 4-3 decision in the opener, then were routed by the Bronchos 9-1 in the second game to see their losing streak stretch […]

Defensive struggles continue for Cats

CNJ staff AMARILLO — Clovis High baseball coach Shane Shallenberger noted that the Wildcats have committed more errors (19) than they’ve had hits (18) in the last three games. That’s the quickest way to explain a three-game losing streak. Clovis (5-5) fell on Tuesday to host Amarillo Tascosa 10-1. “We’ve just got to eliminate our […]

Struggling Hounds lose twice to Cameron

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Hounds left fielder Gilbert Alvarado hacks a ball into play during the second game of Friday’s doubleheader. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Cameron played an errorless doubleheader on Friday. On the other hand, when Eastern New Mexico University made fielding mistakes, the Aggies made them pay for […]

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 […]

Redmen hold on for split with Hounds

CNJ staff TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Junior second baseman Mike McDuffie’s second home run of the game, a two-run shot in the sixth, put Eastern New Mexico University ahead for good and the Greyhounds went on to beat Northeastern State 12-9 on Friday in the first game of a Lone Star Conference baseball crossover doubleheader. Northeastern […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Hounds sweep East Central to improve to 10-1

CNJ staff Senior right-hander Kelly Crain pitched no-hit ball for 5 1/3 innings and finished with a two-hitter on Friday as Eastern New Mexico University beat East Central 10-1 in the first game of a Lone Star Conference crossover baseball doubleheader at Greyhound Field. The Greyhounds rallied for six runs in the bottom of the […]

Suspenders fashion faux pas

By Bob Huber: Local columnist By the time I reached the sixth grade, my mother began to slip. I found out later that this phenomenon was rather widespread. I just hadn’t noticed before. I first spotted it when she allowed me to wear belted pants. Prior to the sixth grade I wore only bib overalls. […]

Honor Roll: Ranchvale Elementary School

CNJ Staff Ranchvale Elementary School Third Grade: A Honor Roll- Bernard Henry, Antwuan Hicks, Dylan Latimer, Jácen McKinney, Bryceton Perdomo, Meghan Wood, Mitchell Boddy, John Ozgul, Kassandra Jones, Christopher Hardy, Sarah Bullard. Third Grade: A/B Honor Roll – Jayla Wade, Courtlynn Seaton, Vanessa Martinez, Alex Bruening, Eboni Lunsford, Jonathan Camacho. Fourth Grade: A Honor Roll […]

Honor Roll: Lockwood Elementary School

CNJ Staff Lockwood Elementary School Third grade: A Honor Roll- Karimah Hulett, Starr Gomez, Auryana Gonzales, Ryan Glover, Steve Lopez, Aaron Martinez, Jason Mirabal, Georgia Mefford, Heather Pastirchak, Dyllan Smith, Lynzie Starritt, Beija Stroud, Landon Williams. Third grade: A/B Honor Roll – Marybel Bonney, Xavier Cervantes, Robert Guerra, Adrienne Meza. Fourth Grade: A Honor Roll […]

Honor Roll: La Casita Elementary School

CNJ Staff La Casita Elementary School Third Grade: A Honor Roll- Izaiah Aragon, Miguel Altamirano, Julio Avina, Abraham Castillo, Denise Garcia, Savannah Garcia, Cristian Gonzales, Destiny Rael, Joseph Ramos, Cynthia Rivas, Isaac Sena, Sigrid Viera. Third Grade: A/B Honor Roll – Jaquelin Acosta, Monique Chavez, Nayeley Hernandez, Jacob Juneman, Veronica Lopez, Hector Ramos, Ramon Rascon, […]

Honor Roll: James Bickley Elementary School

CNJ Staff James Bickley Elementary School Third Grade: A Honor Roll – Ashton Whitaker, Erick Granillo, Veronica Lopez, Rynea East, Taylor Jones, Ananda Lewis Third Grade: A/B Honor Roll – Tyeisha Willaims, Jasmine Chavez, Alejandro Perez, Savana Nelson, Tyler Rogers Fourth Grade Honor Roll – Caitlin Cambell, Teddy Draper, Andres Garza, Samantha Lucero, Emilio Romero, […]

Hounds fifth, Zias sixth in LSC South polls

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan participates in the Lone Star Conference’s preseason poll every year, but admittedly doesn’t put much stock in it. “I couldn’t tell you a half-dozen names of players who’ve signed with other schools, with maybe one exception — Tarleton State,” said […]

American stays alive

CNJ staff American broke open a close game with an eight-run sixth and went on to a 17-10 victory Tuesday night over Roosevelt County in losers bracket play of the District 3 9-10-year-old Little League All-Star tournament at Dickenson Field. Lorenzo Colmenero and Jarron Hill hit two-run doubles and Kordell Tindell added a two-run single […]

North takes All-star series for fifth time in 18 years

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North All-Star Heather Carter of Manzano catches a fly ball in the third game of the North/South All-Star softball series Saturday at the Lady Wildcat Softball Complex in Clovis. The North won the game 9-7 and series 2-1. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent It was just the kind of springboard an […]

Gerleve captures LSC men’s javelin title

CNJ STAFF SAN ANGELO, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Zach Gerleve remained unbeaten in javelin competition this season and gained the NCAA provisional qualifying distance by throwing 194 feet, 3 inches on Saturday in the Lone Star Conference track and field meet, hosted by Angelo State University. Gerleve, who has won in all […]

CHS’ Perkins wins 300 hurdles at elite meet

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Kim Perkins led a solid Clovis effort by winning the 300-meter hurdles Monday at the Mary Sepulveda Invitational track meet at the University of New Mexico. Perkins won the race in a time of 47.1 seconds in a meet featuring the top eight performers in each event in the state. Senior […]

ENMU splits four with Northeastern State

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — After 15 games, Northeastern State baseball coach Sergio Espinal says he finally learned his lesson. The Tahlequah, Okla.-based Redmen hadn’t had a complete-game pitching performance this season before Friday, but got two and played errorless defense in a 5-1, 3-1 Lone Star Conference crossover sweep of Eastern New […]