Desperation pass lifts Cats to 20-19 win

Freedom New Mexico Eddie Trevizo caught a tipped pass in the end zone with about a minute left and Clovis escaped Alamogordo on Friday with a 20-19 win in the season-opener for both teams. It was the Wildcats’ 14th straight win over Alamogordo. Alamogordo sophomore Tyler Schmard threw three touchdown passes, including to in the […]

Midwestern State overpowers Hounds 44-17

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Greyhound sophomore Stefan Mills fights Midwestern State defensive back Wesley Nakwaasah on a screen pass down the sideline in the first quarter of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference crossover game at Greyhound Stadium. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — The Eastern New Mexico University football team is making […]

Baskett scores second TD in Eagles’ win

Freedom New Mexico Clovis’ Hank Baskett caught four passes for 36 yards and his second touchdown of the season Sunday to help Philadelphia beat San Francisco 40-26. Baskett hauled in 2-yard Donovan McNabb pass in the left corner of the end zone for the Eagles’ second touchdown. In his third season with the Eagles, the […]

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SOCES squeaks past opponent

By Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — The 27th Special Operations Civil Engineering Squadron intramural football team barely skated by the 27th Special Operations Communications Squadron, winning in overtime with a score of 36-36 to become the 2007 Cannon Intramural Flag Football champions. “It wasn’t about if […]

Life would be better on Planet Kevin

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer A few years ago, I did a few pieces on how different a planet could be if I controlled the rules — a planet Kevin, based on the “Planet Charlie” standup routine of Charlie Viracola. Consider these rules of Planet Kevin, with explanations. More to come in the next […]

Hounds trounce Bacone in season opener

CNJ staff MUSKOGEE, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University broke its team single-game rushing yards record on Saturday and the Greyhounds cruised to a 63-20 win over Bacone College in the season opener for both teams. Senior quarterback Michael Benton rushed for 182 yards and three touchdowns while his backup, J.T. Thompson, added 171 yards […]

Robertson repeats in Class 3A

The Associated Press PORTALES — Robertson won its second-straight Class 3A football championship Saturday, defeating Portales 28-6. “I don’t know about a dynasty. We’re just happy to be back-to-back state champs,” Robertson coach Chad Roanhaus said. “This year, we knew we had the team to win it, we just had to go out and play […]

Rams advance to 3A title game

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Portales junior quarterback Chris Mosier escapes defenders while gaining 22 yards to the St. Michael’s 1-yard line late in Saturday’s Class 3A semifinal game in Santa Fe. (Freedom Newspapers: Tony Bullocks) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers SANTA FE — The Portales Rams unexpected ride through the Class 3A playoffs continues, all the way to the […]

Bovina falls to Quanah in playoffs

CNJ staff PANHANDLE, Texas — Senior running back Matthew Hill rushed for 237 yards and three touchdowns on 24 carries and Quanah got what proved to be the winning score on a blocked punt return for a touchdown Saturday to edge Bovina 28-21 in a Texas Class 1A Division 1 bi-district playoff game. The Indians […]

Muleshoe moving on in playoffs

CNJ staff AMARILLO —The Muleshoe Mules are moving onto the next round of the Texas Class 2A playoffs. Junior quarterback Garrett Riley completed 11 of 31 passes for 153 yards and three touchdowns Friday night to lead Muleshoe past Panhandle 34-14 in an opening-round game at Dick Bivins Stadium. Senior running back Eric Washington rushed […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Cats survive at Carlsbad

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer CARLSBAD — Jordan Mendoza and Bryce Hill took advantage of a second chance. Mendoza’s 19-yard pass to Hill on fourth-and-9 kept alive a key drive, and Brian Mead scored on a 6-yard run a few plays later as Clovis survived a scare to beat Carlsbad 20-13 on Friday at […]

Hounds snap losing streak with win over Kingsville

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Eastern New Mexico University linebacker Tony Johnson (43) tackles Texas A&M-Kingsville’s Raymorris Miller in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division football game at Greyhound Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — If Michael Benton was feeling any effects from a mild concussion which knocked him out of […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Cats soar past Eagles

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Clovis running back Manuel Robles is brought down by Hobbs defenders Brandon Solomon, left, and Thomas Schnaubert during Friday’s district game at Leon Williams Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer For a second-straight game, Clovis senior Brian Mead ran himself into the storied Clovis High record book. Mead rushed […]

Baskett voted NFL rookie of the week

CNJ staff After two days of Web voting, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Hank Baskett of Clovis has been chosen the National Football League’s Rookie of the Week. Baskett, who beat out highly touted players such as New Orleans’ Reggie Bush and Arizona’s Matt Leinart for the honor, caught three passes for 112 yards and a […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Defense hangs in for Cats

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Clovis High fullback Manuel Robles shrugs off Goddard’s Gabriel Flores at the Wool Bowl in Roswell on Friday. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer ROSWELL — With 9:49 remaining in the first half of Clovis’ eventual 35-21 victory over Goddard Friday night, the homestanding Rockets began a drive that led […]

AREA PREP FOOTBALL: CCS notches first victory

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Will Genitski and Keeson Bell combined for five touchdowns and Clovis Christian scored its first victory in 8-man football with a 56-0 rout of Menaul on Friday night. Bell caught touchdown passes of 10 and 21 yards from Genitski, and also scored on a 1-yard run. Genitski, who finished 9-of-12 passing […]

Wolverines fall to Canadian

CNJ staff AMARILLO — Texico found out crossing over into Texas makes a big difference. Matt Dickerson rushed for 162 yards and a touchdown and first-year starter Adam Cockrell added three touchdown passes Thursday to lead Class 2A Texas Panhandle power Canadian to a 39-0 win over Texico at Dick Bivins Stadium. Texico (1-1), which […]

Fort Sumner routs NMMI in opener

CNJ staff FORT SUMNER — Ryan Hall passed for one touchdown and ran for another on Friday, helping Fort Sumner open its season with a 35-0 win over New Mexico Military Institute. Braeden Dimitroff added 92 yards rushing and scored a touchdown for the defending Class 1A state champions. The Foxes held the Class 3A […]

Mayfield eliminates two-time 5A champs

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Top-ranked Las Cruces Mayfield scored on a fumble recovery and a blocked punt Friday night and turned back two-time defending champion La Cueva 21-7 in a Class 5A state semifinal playoff game at Wilson Stadium. The Trojans (13-0) will meet either second-ranked Clovis (11-1) or No. 3 crosstown rival Onate (11-1) […]