MIstakes haunt Hounds

Freedom Newspapers ADA, Okla. — Junior running back King Bennett rushed for 176 yards and four touchdowns Saturday night as East Central defeated Eastern New Mexico University 33-14 in a Lone Star Conference crossover football game. ECU (2-1) jumped in front 14-0 in the first 8 1/2 minutes and never let the Greyhounds (1-3) get […]

East Central relies on defense

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University and East Central Oklahoma turned in performances last weekend that both hope to build on when the teams meet in a 5 p.m. (MDT) Lone Star Conference crossover football game on Saturday at Ada, Okla. The Greyhounds trounced Southwestern Oklahoma 39-0 for veteran coach […]

Tigers possess plenty of bite

By Rick White The way Los Lunas coach Ron Geyer praised the Clovis Lady Wildcats, it may be a wonder if his team shows up. “Extremely talented. Great inside-outside balance. Very aggressive. Great court sense. Very well coached.” Maybe the wily veteran coach is trying to kill the Lady Wildcats with kindness. Los Lunas (22-7) […]

Melrose sweeps Elida in District 3-1A

By Dave Wagner MELROSE — It’s been a while since the Melrose girls beat Elida in basketball. So long, in fact, that no one could remember for sure the last time it happened after the Lady Buffaloes rode 30-of-38 free throw shooting and double-figure scoring from four players to a 67-53 whipping of the Lady […]

CHS teams split at Alamogordo

CNJ STAFF ALAMOGORDO — Senior Darren Prentice scored 27 points on Saturday night and the Alamogordo Tigers ended the game on a 5-0 run to nip the Clovis High Wildcats 77-72. Senior Justin Pinckney led the Cats (15-3) with 24 points, while junior Dominique Easterlin added 14 before fouling out on a blocking foul with […]

Clovis prep capsules

CNJ staff Game day Girls Lovington (12-4) at Clovis (14-2) When: 7:30 p.m. Friday Where: Rock Staubus Gym Radio:

Bronchos get the best of Elida

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Elida’s Blaine Bumguardner (left) fouls Grady’s Domingo Diaz during Tuesday’s EPAC game in Texico. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Eric Butler TEXICO — Modest as they were, one team was going to have its winning streak snapped in Tuesday’s first round game of the EPAC boys tournament between Grady and Elida at the Texico […]

Zias fall to ECU’s second-half rally

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Eastern senior Jereena Bosket outbattles East Central’s Lesli Shore for a rebound. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Kevin Wilson PORTALES — Heather Brown and the Zias had quite a start, but Kelli Donovan and the East Central Lady Tigers had a better finish. Donovan scored all of her 15 points in the second half […]

Clovis downs Tigers

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Clovis senior Justin Pinckney scored a game-high 23 points against Las Lunas on Tuesday in the Milk Cow Classic. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner After a one-year hiatus, the Clovis High boys are back in the finals of the Milk Cow Classic basketball tournament. The Wildcats played a dominating first half and […]

’84 game has unlikely end

By Kevin Wilson In his bestseller “The Five People You Meet in Heaven,” Mitch Albom wrote that every end is just a beginning, only we don’t know it at the time. On Sept. 15, 1984, in Ada, Okla., East Central thought it had the ending on a rout against visiting Eastern New Mexico University. A […]

Vixens gear for rematch in regionals

By Tony Parra FORT SUMNER — The Elida Lady Tigers and Fort Sumner Vixens are looking at a possible fourth matchup this season when they compete this weekend in the Class 1A Region B volleyball tournament. The teams split their District 3-1A regular-season matches, necessitating a playoff last weekend at Elida for the title. Fort […]

Hounds dominate Tigers

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Eastern New Mexico University line backer Jeff Howard, left, and strong safety Theo Watson, right, sack East Central University’s quarterback Pete Darnell in the first half of their 32-2 win Saturday at Greyhound Stadium in Blackwater Draw. Photo by By Kevin Wilson BLACKWATER DRAW — Veteran Eastern New Mexico University football coach Bud Elliott admits […]

Struggling ECU battles Greyhounds

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Kenneth Odie tries to move past Eric Hodgest during Thursday’s Eastern New Mexico University football practice. Photo by Kevin Wilson By Dave Wagner This hasn’t been the kind of year Dennis Darnell expected. In the spring, the East Central football coach thought the Ada, Okla.-based Tigers were looking at a decent season. By the start […]