Prep scores 2-18

CNJ staff Prep The Associated Press Friday GIRLS Texas Class 3A playoffs At Post Muleshoe 43, Merkel 34 New Mexico Portales 55, Lovington 36 Santa Rosa 48, Texico 42 Elida 59, Melrose 53 Cibola 50, Carlsbad 38 Del Norte 66, Albuquerque High 46 Deming 60, Belen 28 Des Moines 86, Wagon Mound 24 Eldorado 48, […]

Elections were critically important victory

Freedom Newspapers Only the most naive optimist would believe Sunday’s historic elections in Iraq mark the end of bloodshed and hardship in that war-torn land. But only the most stone-hearted pessimist would disdain the spectacle of millions of Iraqis lining up to vote and dancing in the streets as insignificant. Iraq indeed passed a crucial […]

Portales priest understands vaule of sports

By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer Sports is so powerful in our collective psyche that everybody wants to win, says Father Tobin Hitt, pastor of St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales. And for this, Hitt said that Pope John Paul’s designation of a new sports department at the Vatican to help the Catholic church evangelize […]

Recount in Taiwan election will slow country’s progress

Freedom Newspapers W hen the United States advises other coun- tries around the world to emulate its demo- cratic ways, it probably doesn’t mean having elections so close that they resemble Florida in 2000 and lead to weeks of uncertainty. But that’s what happened in Taiwan last weekend, and the echoes could reverberate for years. […]

Kerry has long, hard road ahead in presidency race

Sen. John F. Kerry’s major victories in primaries and caucuses Tuesday all but seal for him the Democratic presidential nomination. He won decisively in the Minnesota caucuses and in primaries in Maryland, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, California and Ohio; he lost Vermont to the state’s former governor and favorite son, Howard Dean, who […]

Mayor returned to office

By Darrell Todd Maurina Incumbent Mayor David Lansford sailed to an easy victory Tuesday night as Clovis voters returned him to office with the highest margin he’s received in three elections. Lansford won with 73 percent of votes cast over two competitors — Stephen Muscato with 15 percent and Raymond Atchley with 11 percent. Lansford […]

Melrose clinches third seed in 3-1A

By Tony Parra DORA — A two-game deficit was too much for the Dora Lady Coyotes as Melrose escaped with a 25-21, 25-23, 19-25, 11-25, 15-13 victory Tuesday in a District 3-1A matchup. “We played really hard,” Dora coach Myra Skinner said. “We passed the ball well and we played real aggressive. We didn’t let […]

Zias fall to Midwestern, ASU

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Midwestern State University senior Dayna Sanders hits the turf hard after being shoved by an Eastern New Mexico University defender in Friday afternoon’s game in Portales. Photo by Mike Linn CNJ STAFF PORTALES — Junior forward Shana Brown compiled a hat trick in the first half as Angelo State handed Eastern New Mexico University a […]

Time to face reality of Iraqi situation

STEVE CHAPMAN Back when the occupation of Iraq was expected to consist of a victory parade and a glorious flowering of democracy, the Bush administration was content to handle the job alone. But this week, it finally acknowledged that the only thing worse than being mired in a catastrophe is being mired there all by […]

Clovis wins summer opener

CNJ Staff HOBBS — Sean Cruce went 4 for 5, leading a 16-hit attack, and the Clovis Wildcats opened their 2003 summer schedule with a 16-4 victory over Hobbs Saturday afternoon. The second game of the scheduled doubleheader was cancelled due to rain and lightning. The Cats scored four runs in the second for a […]