Cold weather has chilling history

With near triple-digit temperatures expected the next few weeks, this seems a good time to remember the cold. Our coldest day is quite debatable, but here are a few of the contenders: • The weather.com website claims the coldest temperature recorded in Portales was minus-17 on Jan. 2, 1979. Clovis was only minus-7 that day, […]

ENMU’s Harris places 14th in NCAA Division II triple jump

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University junior Kyle Harris placed 14th in NCAA Division II national triple jump track and field competition on Saturday night at Angelo State University. Harris went 45-7 1/4 inches, bettering his mark of 45-0 1/2 in the 2007 national meet in Charlotte, N.C. Harris, from Altamonte […]

Harris breaks school triple jump mark

Freedom New Mexico LUBBOCK — Kyle Harris won the triple-jump with a school-record jump of 49 feet and 10 1/2 inches, leading the Eastern New Mexico University track squad Friday at Linda Fuller Track and Field Complex at Texas Tech University. Harris’ jump was ruled as wind-aided and did not qualify for the NCAA national […]

Officially, it’s a triple

Portales-born Cody Ross had his first triple of the season on Sunday, helping the Florida Marlins snap a three-game losing streak with a 9-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.

Robles sets triple jump mark

CNJ staff Clovis senior Manuel Robles soared 48 feet, 4 3/4 inches to set a new state record

True love begins with triple

With Valentine’s Day on Thursday, editors have been asking readers, “How did you meet your spouse?” Janet Mason met her husband Rodney at a softball game. She smashed a triple and the rest is history. See Mason’s story on Editor David Stevens’ Web log: Falling, With Style

Mercury reaches triple digits

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis experienced its first two triple-digit temperature days in 2007 on Sunday and Monday. The temperature climbed to 103 degrees on Monday after peaking at 100 on Sunday, according to AccuWeather.com The record high for Aug. 20 is 105 set in 1930, according to AccuWeather.com data that dates to […]

Lady Wildcats looking to grab few more spots for state meet

Defending 5A champion Clovis should easily win today’s District 4-5A meet, but Clovis coach Darrel Ray is hoping to add a few qualifiers who could possibly pick up some points at state. “We’re looking (more) at improving some of our marks,” he said. Among those he’s hoping can qualify for the state meet are Janae […]

CHS TRACK: Clovis sweeps Carlsbad qualifier

CNJ staff CARLSBAD — Clovis High’s boys got individual wins from seven athletes on Friday and had just enough to nip Carlsbad 126 1/2-125 for the title in the five-school Carlsbad qualifier track meet. The Wildcats scored in 15 of 19 events, getting wins from James Howard (long jump), Brandon Williams (triple jump), Jordan Mendoza […]

Portales nabs team titles at Texico

CNJ staff TEXICO — Portales swept the team titles Tuesday at the Texico Invitational track meet. Tyler Anderson picked up wins in the 100 meters and 300 hurdles and Aaron Worten captured the 400 meters as Rams finished with 94 1/2 points. Fort Sumner was second with 66 and Texico third with 59. Other winners […]

Gerleve, Harris pace ENMU tracksters

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Senior Zach Gerleve finished second in javelin and junior Kyle Harris placed third in triple jump on Saturday, leading Eastern New Mexico University performers in the Angelo State Relays. Gerleve threw 196-7 in javelin, while Harris went 49 feet, 1 inch in triple jump. Harris’ effort was a provisional […]

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 TRACK: Lady Cats tie for team title at Hereford

CNJ staff HEREFORD — Ebony Bunton got off to a flying start in track this weekend. In her first meet after helping Clovis High’s girls reach the Class 5A state finals in basketball, Bunton took first in high jump and long jump and finished second in triple jump as the Lady Wildcats earned a share […]

CHS athletes perform well in Great Southwest Classic track

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High athletes Caitlin Waters and Manuel Robles turned in strong performances on Saturday in the Great Southwest Classic track meet, in six-state competition conducted at the University of New Mexico. Waters, running a split of 2:18.38 on the second leg of a 3,200 relay with girls from La Cueva, Eldorado […]

Clovis soph repeats as 5A triple jump champ

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Mike Ware helped Clovis qualify for the 800-meter finals. (Staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High sophomore Manuel Robles made it two in a row on Friday in Class 5A boys high jump, winning the event with a leap of 46 feet, 7 inches on Friday at the University of New Mexico’s […]

Hounds’ bats key sweep

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Eastern New Mexico University’s Justin Gee accepts congratulations from teammates after scoring during a 10-run fourth against West Texas A&M on Friday. (Freedom Newspapers: Jesse Wolfersberger) Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team may have been struggling recently, but the Greyhounds certainly broke out on Friday night. Sophomore third baseman Derrick Kennedy led a […]

Hounds edge Wayland Baptist, improve to 8-1

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Tim Crafton’s two-run single highlighted a seven-run eighth and Eastern New Mexico University rallied for a 15-14 victory over Wayland Baptist on Tuesday. Jeff Roemer (2-0), the fifth of seven ENMU pitchers, picked up the win despite giving up four runs in the seventh which put the Pioneers in front […]

Hounds edge Colorado Mines in ninth, take series

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh got what he was hoping for in the Greyhounds’ four-game set against Colorado School of Mines — a series victory. Senior right fielder Justin Gee hit a go-ahead, two-run triple in the seventh, then beat out a fielder’s choice with two out in […]

Clovis tops Frenship

CNJ staff FRENSHIP, Texas — Andrew Gillilard’s three-run triple keyed Clovis’ eight-run, eighth-inning rally and the Wildcats edged Frenship 15-13 Monday night in a West Texas Baseball League tilt. Clovis (12-5) jumped on top 8-0 after 1 1/2 innings, but fell behind 13-8 when Frenship scored seven unearned runs in the bottom of the seventh. […]

ENMU alum DeHoyos gets taste of Triple-A

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer It’s a long way from NCAA Division II college baseball to the major leagues. Former Eastern New Mexico University pitcher Gabe DeHoyos recently got a brief taste of life just below the bigs when he was called up to the Kansas City Royals’ Triple-A Omaha team for a couple […]