Titans hand Curry County Cats shutout loss

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Curry County Cats running back Brian Mead turns the corner on a kickoff return during the second quarter of Saturday’s New Mexico Premier League season opener against the New Mexico Titans at Leon Williams Stadium. Kevin Wilson Even in the confines of Leon Williams Stadium, the New Mexico Titans just […]

Ticket feature: Will Banister performing on way to England

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Courtesy photo: Johnny Mulhair Country music singer Will Banister will be performing Saturday at the Lyceum Theatre in Clovis. Freedom New Mexico Country singer Will Banister will be performing 7 p.m. Saturday at the Lyceum Theatre in celebration of his upcoming appearance at the Country Music Festival at Wembley Stadium in England. Tickets are available […]

Prep football scoreboard — Sept. 23

Area Class 5A Rio Rancho 27, Clovis 14 Class 3A Roswell Goddard 56, Portales 15 Class 2A Texico 33, Gruver 13 8-man Melrose 62, Reserve 6 6-man Clovis Christian 80, Hondo 28 San Jon 44, Elida 14 Foothill 60, Floyd 6 Texas Class 1A New Deal 14, Farwell 0 Sundown 42, Bovina 14 Class 2A […]

Clovis overcomes injuries, beats Eldorado (updated)

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Wildcats, beset by injuries to key seniors, relied on a pair of sophomores, a junior and a solid defense to take a 26-7 win over Eldorado Friday night. Junior Jonathan Johnson rushed 25 times for 186 yards and scored three touchdowns for the Wildcats (2-0), and sophomore […]

Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets to perform in Clovis

CNJ staff The Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps will be rehearsing today and Thursday at Leon Williams Stadium, according to a news release. The group will rehearse beginning 9 a.m. today and will hold a free community performance 8 p.m. Thursday at Leon Williams Stadium. The Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets are a […]

Curry County Cats capsule

CNJ staff Roswell Rhinos (4-2) at Curry County Cats (4-1) When: 1:30 p.m. Sunday Where: Leon Williams Stadium. Of note: It’s a non-league game. The Rhinos play in the New Mexico Football League while the Cats compete in the New Mexico Premier League. … The Rhinos defeated the New Mexico Sun Devils 60-28 in Roswell […]

Cats set to make semi-pro debut

Manuel Robles is getting used to the idea of playing football again at Leon Williams Stadium. His Curry County Cat teammates and coaches are optimistic Clovis will quickly get used to semi-pro football. “The community’s been awesome,” Cats coach Paul Lopez said heading into Saturday’s 2 p.m. season opener. “We’ve got a lot of people […]

Prep football scoreboard — Nov. 13

Class 5A First round Clovis 35, Highland 14 6-man Championship Clovis Christian 60, Lake Arthur 13 Go to enmvarsity.com for game stories and photos.

Semi-pro football league interested in Clovis

Kevin Wilson The first football game of 2011 at Leon Williams Stadium may have a February kickoff. That’s the intention of the New Mexico Premier League, which is optimistic it could add the Curry County Cats to its ranks. “It is 100 percent, guaranteed, it’s going to happen,” said Mike Thomas, a former Clovis Wildcat […]

Clovis beats Rio Rancho 28-7

The Clovis Wildcats rushed and defended their way to ending a three-game skid, dominating visiting Rio Rancho 28-7 at Leon Williams Stadium. Quran Wiggins rushed 21 times for 222 yards and all four touchdowns for Clovis (2-3), which otherwise did it with defense. The visiting Rams (1-4) were held to 148 yards on the night, […]

Falcons rout Cougars, 35-14, in conference opener

USAF photo: Mike Kaplan Falcons wide receiver Mikel Hunter pulls in a pass for a touchdown during the Air Force-BYU game at Falcon Stadium on Sept. 11. By Staff Sgt. Don Branum: U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs FALCON STADIUM — Air Force’s defense held BYU to just 126 yards of total offense in the […]

Air Force overcomes Demons, 65-21

USAF photo: Mike Kaplan Senior running back Jared Tew strongarms Northwestern State linebacker Yaser Elqutub in the Falcons’ season opener against the Demons at Falcon Stadium on Sept. 4. By Staff Sgt. Don Branum: U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs FALCON STADIUM — If the Air Force’s home opener was supposed to be an easy […]

Clovis breezes in district opener

Freedom New Mexico Clovis went to the air, and grounded the Carlsbad Cavemen in the process.Senior Kyler Brewer-Hill threw for 146 yards and three of Clovis’ four touchdown passes on the night, and ran a quarterback sneak for a touchdown on another Wildcat drive in a 42-7 win in Friday night’s District 4-5A game at […]

United Way kickoff set before Rams-Mules game

Freedom New Mexico The United Way of Eastern New Mexico is holding a kickoff party from 5-6 p.m. tonight at Greyhound Stadium, preceding the Rams’ football game against the Muleshoe Mules. United Way board members will be on hand to give information about the charitable organization and its upcoming fundraising drive. Hot dogs and drinks […]

PIGSKIN PREVIEW: College football capsules

Freedom New Mexico New Mexico Coach: Mike Locksley (1st season) 2008 record: 4-8 (2-6 Mountain West) Last bowl game: 2007 New Mexico Bowl, beat Nevada 23-0. Stadium: University Stadium (38,634) Returning starters: 11 (8 offense, 3 defense) Key players: QB Donovan Porterie, WR Bryant Williams, WR Roland Bruno, C Erik Cook, LB Clint McPeek, S […]

More turf funds OK’d

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis School board took care of a few extra points from the surface conversion at Leon Williams Stadium. During the board’s visitation meeting Tuesday at Lincoln-Jackson Family Center, the board approved approximately $106,000 in bond money to go toward the stadium, which is being converted to an artificial […]

ENMU, Buffs adjust baseball series

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s four-game Lone Star Conference South Division series against rival West Texas A&M has been shuffled. The teams meet in 1 p.m. twin bills today and Friday at Potter County Memorial Stadium in Amarillo. Originally, the teams were to play single games on Friday night and Sunday afternoon […]

Schools crack down on fan behavior

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleClovis High fans watch their volleyball team take on Monterey on Tuesday. The school has stiffened regulations in an effort to improve conduct for home football games. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Penalties for student misbehavior at Clovis High School football games have stiffened, according to school officials. Four additional […]

Offensive line biggest concern for Hounds

CNJ staff PORTALES — Second-year Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo expects around 86 players to take part in spring drills, which begin today at the ENMU practice facility. NCAA regulations allow for 15 spring workouts, including three in helmets and shoulder pads. The team will work most Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays […]

Emmitt eyeing another big game at Texas Stadium

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS IRVING, Texas — Emmitt Smith lives for big games. The one he’ll play Sunday sets up as his biggest of the year. Now wearing the red of the struggling Arizona Cardinals and still seeking his first breakout performance for his new team, Smith returns to his longtime home at Texas Stadium to […]