Array of events on tap for Ag Expo


Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Clay Bailey of Edgewood rides Abrams, the longhorn steer, at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds on Monday. He and Fred Balmer of Folsom plan to ride longhorn steers during the Ag Expo today and Wednesday, and have two younger steers for petting. Cowboys riding … longhorn steers? You gotta be kidding. […]

Rodeo full of student effort


CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eastern New Mexico University’s Kyle Roberts recorded a time of 14.6 seconds in the calf roping event in Thursday’s College Daze Rodeo at Lewis Cooper Arena. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University rodeo team has been busy for days, rounding up calves and steers, and […]

Dora rides first-half lead to victory


Dora forward Casey O’Connor shoots a jumper over the defense of Farwell post Cotton Sudderth in the first quarter of Friday’s game at Dora. O’Connor had 10 points in Dora’s 65-47 win. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers DORA — The final 4:37 without scoring. Nineteen Coyote turnovers. All in all, it […]

Friona’s linemen hold off Farwell for win

Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers FARWELL — Size does matter — especially on the front lines of a high school football game. Friona’s jumbo linemen proved the point on Friday night in a 27-12 win over Farwell. Farwell coach Jacob Thompson said the line mismatch was made worse by injuries. “We had a couple linemen get dinged […]

Locals prepare for fair


Curtis Williams, 17, blows dirt out of the hair of his steer “Secret Weapon” Saturday at his farm in Clovis. Williams will show the 1325 pound steer in this years Curry County Fair. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Curtis Williams starts every day — even weekends — at 6 a.m. […]

Steers making changes


Farwell senior defensive end Roper Smith practices a “swim move” on senior defensive end Colton Sudderth as Steers head coach Jacob Thompson looks on during group defensive drills in Monday’s season-opening practice. (CNJ staff photo: Andrew Chavez) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Like their counterparts throughout Texas, the Farwell High School football team got […]

Steers able to recover from early setback

By John Eisel The Farwell boys golf team’s hopes for the 2005 season appeared crippled before the season began. The Steers’ projected No. 2 golfer, Ty Gast, broke his collarbone skiing and would sit out the season. “Things were looking kind of bleak,” Farwell coach Tim Kasel said. “I knew Tate (Nichols) was going to […]

Prep Notes 1/18

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer About 1,400 non-reserved lower bowl tickets for the Clovis-Hobbs boys basketball game on Jan. 25 go on sale today at 9 a.m. in the athletic office at Clovis High School. Usually CHS doesn’t sell tickets to games so early, but it’s making an exception for the rivalry game. “It’s […]

Stone-cold Steers lose to Sudan


Farwell’s Tate Nichols drives splits Sudan defenders Michael Warren and Dagan Provence during the first half of their game Tuesday in Farwell. Farwell fell to Sudan 66-52. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer FARWELL — The Farwell Steers had an unfriendly rim in their home gym, as an uncharacteristically poor […]

Farwell sweeps Dora


Dora junior Jennifer Bolin looks to pass as Farwell sophomore Dellani Jones tries to get a hand on the ball during the second half of their game Friday in Farwell. (Freedom Newspapers: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers FARWELL — In a physical game with neither team having much depth, outside shooting gave the […]