Zia rallies to defeat Roosevelt

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Freedom Newspapers: Mickey Winfield Clovis Zia All-Stars catcher Collin Guthas takes a swing in the second inning of Zia’s first round Majors Division 3 Tournament against the Roosevelt County All-Stars Thursday night in Portales. Clovis Zia won 9-8. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — As Collin Guthas stepped to the plate in the bottom […]

June 29, 1966

A 3-year-old Clovis girl drowned in the swimming pool at the Silver Spur Motel on East Mabry Drive. … Jessie Dominguez was champion of the Clovis Jaycee Open Golf Tournament for the third straight year. … Marshall Junior High School hosted a “dress review” for 59 4-H girls who wore garments they made. … Bob’s […]

Vixens notch 1A state crown

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CNJ correspondent: Scot Stinnett Fort Sumner sophomore Rita Herrera grimaces as she prepares to cut loose during Saturday’s Class 1A state girls shot put competition in Albuquerque. Herrera won the event at 36 feet, 5 inches, helping the Vixens capture the team title. Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — Fort Sumner’s girls are back in […]

Pioneers hand ENMU seventh loss in row

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Catcher B.J. Myers launched a go-ahead, three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth on Monday and Wayland Baptist rallied past Eastern New Mexico University 11-8 in a non-conference baseball game. The Pioneers (21-25) hit four home runs and pounded out 15 hits in sweeping the two-game season series from […]

CHS GOLF: Clovis girls notch third state leg

CNJ staff Clovis High’s girls shot a four-person score of 372 to capture team honors on Monday in a triangular golf tournament hosted by CHS at Municipal Golf Course. The Lady Wildcats posted a score of 372, giving them the third and final leg needed to qualify for next month’s Class 5A state competition. Portales […]

Zias get past Adams State twice

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Adams State’s Lindsey Marsh slides around the tap of ENMU shortstop Valerie “Bulldog” Villela to steal third base during the first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader at Zia Softball Field. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — There’s nothing like a nice little cushion to make a pitcher feel comfortable. […]

Wolverines take crown at Buffalo Relays

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Melrose’s Zanessa Dodd clears the bar in girls pole vault during Thursday’s Buffalo Relays track meet at Melrose. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) CNJ staff MELROSE — Senior Justin Garrison took the 100-meter dash in a state-qualifying time of 11.6 seconds and helped three relays to victory on Thursday as Texico captured the boys team […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Area colleges hold ‘Apprentice’-style competition

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer NOBODY WAS FIRED. But that didn’t make the competition any less intense. This week, three eastern New Mexico institutions of higher learning held a competition based on the hit reality TV show “The Apprentice,” which stars Donald Trump. TWO STUDENTS EACH from Clovis Community College, Eastern New Mexico University […]

CHS TRACK: Robles captures triple jump win

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Junior Manuel Robles took first place in triple jump at 45 feet, 6 inches and placed third in high jump at 6-3 on Monday to lead Clovis High performers in the Sepulveda Invitational track meet. Three other CHS boys participated in the meet, with Brian Mead placing fourth in the 110 […]

CHS GOLF: Cats top Rams in playoff for team title

CNJ staff LOVINGTON — For the first time this spring, the Clovis High boys golf team put everything together. Led by sophomore Tyler Fontenot’s 3-over-par 74, the Wildcats shot a four-man total of 305 and won a playoff with Portales on Wednesday for the team championship in the Lovington Invitational tournament. Artesia was third in […]

CHS SOFTBALL: Lady Cats take third at Artesia

CNJ staff ARTESIA — Sophomore third baseman Britteny Mascarenas compiled six hits in two games and helped the Clovis High softball team to a third-place finish in the Lady Dog Invitational on Saturday. Host Artesia did all its scoring in the first two innings to beat the Lady Wildcats 10-2 in a morning winners bracket […]

Zias bounce back from loss to trounce WT in nightcap

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Freshman catcher Michelle Anderson belted a grand slam Saturday as Eastern New Mexico University routed West Texas A&M 12-1 to gain a split of its Lone Star Conference South Division softball doubleheader. Freshman right-hander Kristen Cruickshank blanked the Lady Buffs until the bottom of the fifth, allowing six singles and […]

Wayland waylays struggling Hounds

CNJ staff PORTALES — Third baseman Brett Cook went 3-for-4, scoring three runs and driving in two, and Wayland Baptist took control with a four-run third after the first two hitters were retired to beat Eastern New Mexico University 10-5 on Tuesday in a non-conference baseball game at Greyhound Field. The Pioneers (15-13) finished with […]

Hounds put end to slide

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Give Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team credit for being able to avoid the “here we go again” mentality in Sunday’s second game against Central Oklahoma. After getting waxed 20-8 in the opener for their third loss of the Lone Star Conference crossover series and 12th consecutive […]

CHS BASEBALL: Levelland rides bats to victory

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Clovis High’s Parker Wood delivers a pitch to Levelland’s Nathan Hinojosa during Friday’s game. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Levelland baseball coach John Bimmerle wasn’t ready for his team’s potent attack on Friday. Neither were the Clovis Wildcats. Levelland punished four CHS hurlers for 21 hits and rolled to […]

CHS SOFTBALL: Lady Cats ease past Goddard

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Goddard’s Brianna Garza attempts to tag out Clovis High’s Sonia Chavez at second base during Tuesday’s game at Lady Wildcat Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Two ninth-graders got locked into a pitcher’s duel on Tuesday at Lady Wildcat Softball Complex. While Roswell Goddard’s Madie Greene may have had the […]

Wildcats rally to take third

CNJ staff RIO RANCHO — Clovis coach Shane Shallenberger figured sophomore Parker Wood would be a force on the mound. He just didn’t think it would happen this quickly. Wood pitched 3 2/3 scoreless innings in relief of senior starter Cade Wheeler and the Wildcats rallied to beat St. Pius 8-7 Saturday in the third-place […]

Farmington shuts Wildcats down

CNJ staff RIO RANCHO — In a game where both Clovis’ bats and pitches fell flat, Farmington smothered the Wildcats 14-1 in five innings Friday in a semifinal contest at the Rio Rancho Invitational. Senior Josh Katchner belted a two-run home run in Farmington’s eight-run third and finished with four RBI, putting Farmington in the […]

Southwestern posts sweep over Hounds

CNJ staff PORTALES — Southwestern Oklahoma hardly looked like a winless team in Friday’s Lone Star Conference crossover baseball doubleheader against Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Field. The Bulldogs, who brought an 0-9 record to Portales, pounded ENMU pitching for 32 runs on 32 hits and notched a 14-7, 18-8 sweep of the Greyhounds, […]

Hounds split with Southeastern for second day in row

CNJ staff DURANT, Okla. — Junior right-hander Evan Courteau bounced back from a rocky outing in his previous start to throw a complete-game six-hitter as Eastern New Mexico University beat Southeastern Oklahoma 3-1 on Saturday in the first game of a Lone Star Conference crossover baseball doubleheader. The Savage Storm won the second game 2-1 […]