Hounds turn back Tigers

ADA, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University’s men led virtually all the way in a win Thursday night, but they had a few anxious moments. Junior guard Stefan Mirabal matched a season-high with 20 points, including 4-of-5 from 3-point range, leading five players in double figures as the Greyhounds held on late to beat East […]

Lady Tigers notch win over ENMU

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank ENMU senior Caitlin Murphy comes up with one of her match-high 29 digs against East Central in Thursday’s Lone Star Conference volleyball match at Greyhound Arena. CNJ staff PORTALES — East Central scored five of the final six points in the third game with Eastern New Mexico University at set […]

Hounds edge Tigers

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU junior Jamaal McCoy goes up for a shot over East Central’s Ian Adams on Thursday at Greyhound Arena. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Senior guard Justin Redman-Trotter converted a backcourt steal into a layup with five seconds left Thursday night, capping Eastern New Mexico University’s rally […]

Zias’ rally comes up just short

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU freshman Clarissa Krum guards East Central’s Casi Rawls during Thursday’s game at Greyhound Arena. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — The young Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team was poised for a stunning comeback Thursday night. Then East Central senior Lacey Goldwire put the rally to […]

Zias fall in LSC contest at East Central

CNJ staff ADA, Okla. — East Central’s Danielle Clark scored on a header off a corner kick early in the second half on Sunday, giving the Lady Tigers a 2-1 win over Eastern New Mexico University in a Lone Star Conference women’s soccer match. The loss was the third in four outings for ENMU (8-5, […]

Hounds host East Central

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Greyhounds sophomore quarterback J.T. Thompson has rushed for 227 yards and four touchdowns this season as a backup to senior starter Michael Benton By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Mark Ribaudo expected Eastern New Mexico University’s secondary to be challenged last week by Northeastern State’s air attack. The Greyhounds passed that test, winning 14-10, but […]

Elida slips past Questa in 1A state meet

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent LOS LUNAS — Despite scoring runs at an average of more than one per inning, there was a time on Wednesday when things didn’t look so good for Elida in the Class 1A state baseball quarterfinals. But the Tigers rebounded from a two-run deficit and moved into the today’s semis […]

Early long balls lift Texico past Elida

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer TEXICO — A brisk south breeze blowing toward left field made a difference in the first inning, and the Elida Tigers could not recover. Casey Crist and Jesse Walthers hit towering two-run homers in the opening frame while freshman Seth Bailey went 4-for-4 at the plate and pitched six […]

Hounds earn first four-game LSC sweep in eight years

CNJ staff ADA, Okla. — The Eastern New Mexico University baseball team spread the offensive wealth around on Sunday and completed a four-game Lone Star Conference crossover sweep of East Central. Three-run homers by Derrick Kennedy and Troy Vaughan helped stake the Greyhounds to a 10-0 lead en route to a 12-8 win in the […]

Elida upsets Cliff in OT

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Elida’s Wesley Gilmore posts up Cliff defender Jerrett Mendenhall in a Class 1A state quarterfinal game Wednesday at Rio Rancho High. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CN sports writer RIO RANCHO — For most of Wednesday’s Class 1A boys state quarterfinal game, Elida played more like the No. 1 seed than did top-seeded […]

Fort Sumner, Elida advance

CNJ staff ELIDA — Melrose tried to slow down Elida in Tuesday’s District 3-1A boys game, but the Tigers were more than equal to the task. Elida (22-4), seeded second in the tournament, held the Buffaloes to two first-half points and cruised to a 55-23 victory to advance to a 6 p.m. semifinal game at […]

Elida girls take charge early against Dora

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers DORA — The Elida Lady Tigers were on the prowl Friday night, beating the Dora Lady Coyotes 67-31 in District 3-1A play. “I thought we came out aggressive; that’s what we wanted to do,” Elida coach Dan Howard said. “We jumped on them with our press early.” The Lady Tigers […]

CHS GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Cats gear up for rematch with Alamo

CNJ staff The last time Clovis High’s girls faced Alamogordo — only a couple of weeks ago — Lady Wildcats coach Miles Watters earned his 500th win as a high school girls basketball coach. Today, Watters would settle for just another victory. CHS hosts the Lady Tigers in a 4:30 p.m. matchup today at Rock […]

CHS BOYS BASKETBALL: Cats prepare for Taos’ mix-match defense

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Although the Purple Pepper Shootout isn’t a tournament in the traditional sense, with a championship presentation or all-tournament team, both Clovis and Taos are taking the two-day event seriously. The Wildcats (13-1) will square off against Taos (9-7) at 7:30 p.m. today at Rock Staubus Gym. Roswell High plays […]

Hounds turn back East Central

CNJ staff ADA, Okla. — Senior guard Stephen Wilson scored a season-best 23 points and junior guard Justin Redman-Trotter added 16 points and 10 rebounds Thursday, helping Eastern New Mexico University rally past East Central 72-62 in a Lone Star Conference men’s crossover game. The Greyhounds (6-8) also got 13 points from guard Tristan Largent […]

Eastern game capsules

All Times MST Men ENMU (5-8) at East Central (8-5), 7 p.m. today at Ada, Okla., in a Lone Star Conference crossover game. Radio: KSEL-FM 95.3. On the Net: www.enmusports.com Notes: The Hounds destroyed East Central 98-51 at Greyhound Arena last year in one of the program’s most dominating performances under seventh-year coach Shawn Scanlan. […]

Elida earns first boys EPAC title

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent TEXICO — Not only was Elida up against history Saturday night in the EPAC boys tournament championship, but the Tigers as well had to contend with a Texico team determined to control tempo on its home court. The idea was to keep the Elida sharpshooters from getting too many opportunities. […]

Melrose girls fall to Elida in EPAC finals

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent TEXICO — With a 5-foot-4 freshman post scoring a team-high 11 points, and nobody else getting over six, scorebook watchers might not believe that Elida actually stood much of a chance at winning the EPAC girls championship game on Saturday night. But, thanks to an extremely off-night for Melrose, the […]

Cats roll past Alamogordo

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Clovis senior post Michael Lewis looks to go to the basket in Friday’s game against Alamogordo at Rock Staubus Gym. Lewis finished with 13 points and four rebounds in the Wildcats’ 86-60 victory. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Alamogordo boys basketball coach John Madden said he warned his team […]

Vixens halt Elida’s undefeated streak

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Fort Sumner’s Carie Cortese hugs teammate Candace Lyssy after Fort Sumner defeated Elida in three game Friday at the Class 1A state tournament in Albuquerque. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — Fort Sumner climbed one major hill on Friday. Now the Vixens will have to do it again in […]