Cats host annual Invite

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Clovis senior Jonathon Ware said the Wildcats struggled with team chemistry last season. Ware believes those problems are in the past as the Wildcats host the three-day Clovis Invitational at Bell Park. Clovis faces Hereford at 5 p.m. today in one of four first-round games. “We are just so […]

EPAC Tournament scoreboard

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Grady’s Brian Blackburn blocks a shot by Logan’s Kevin Morrison during a boys consolation matchup on Thursday in the EPAC basketball tournament at Texico. Logan defeated the Bronchos 71-41. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) CNJ staff At Texico Boys Thursday Consolation games Game 15: Floyd 61, House 30 Game 16: Logan 71, Grady 41 Game […]

Players can help coach achieve “Miles-stone”

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Clovis High School girls basketball coach Miles Watters runs drills with the Lady Wildcats Wednesday afternoon in preparation for the upcoming Plateau Wireless Holiday Classic that starts today at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High’s girls basketball coach is closing in on another “Miles-stone.” Less […]

Rodeo pageant winners crowned

CNJ staff Two Clovis residents were crowned Saturday at the Holiday Inn during the Miss Rodeo New Mexico pageant coronation. Ashlee Stallings, 21, triumphed over two other young women from New Mexico to be named Miss Rodeo New Mexico. Stallings is the daughter of Clayton and Kathy Stallings. She is a senior at Eastern New […]

Wolverines, Vixens look to defend EPAC titles

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Texico’s boys and Fort Sumner’s girls begin defense of their 2004 titles when play begins today in the 10-school EPAC basketball tournament. The first three days of the event will be hosted by San Jon, with games on Friday and Saturday scheduled for Eastern New Mexico University’s Greyhound Arena […]

Moment evokes feelings, wishes for upcoming year

Clyde Davis: Local Columnist While driving north along Prince Street, I happen to glance up at the sky above a field to the east, where I see what appears for a split second to be a toy kite or plastic bag. Realizing it is none of the above, rather a desert falcon, I stop the […]

Former ENMU coach remembered fondly

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Greyhound football coach Mark Ribaudo speaks during a Monday afternoon funeral service for former Eastern New Mexico University coach Harold “Bud” Elliott at the Campus Union Ballroom. (Freedom Newspaper: Kevin Wilson) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Bud Elliott believed in the words of George Washington Carver: “Take what you have with what you are, make […]

Lady Cats second in Sandia meet

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High’s girls finished second on a tiebreaker in Saturday’s Michael Prentice Memorial Invitational cross country meet. The Lady Wildcats and host Sandia tied for first with 46 points in the 10-school event, but the Matadors earned the team title with a better sixth-place finish. Freshman Caitlin Waters and eighth-grader Michelle […]

Clovis teams win own cross country invite

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Clovis’ Caitlin Waters, left, finished first and Michelle Schenck, right, second in the Clovis Invitational cross county meet on Saturday at Ned Houk Park. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ staff The competition wasn’t what was anticipated, but Clovis High cross country coach Brian Stacy hopes his teams at least picked up some confidence in […]

Lady Cats edged for title

CNJ staff BORGER, Texas — Clovis High’s girls were edged by a point (28-29) by Amarillo Tascosa on Saturday for the varsity team title in the season-opening Borger Invitational cross country meet. Freshman Caitlin Waters led the Lady Wildcats, finishing third in the two-mile race in 12 minutes, 47 seconds. The Lady Cats also finished […]

Roosevelt displays home run power

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Devin Holguin slides home with a run for American during Saturday’s matchup against the Roosevelt County at Dickenson Field. (CNJ staff photo: Andrew Chavez) CNJ staff Lightning and rain put the District 3 Little League all-stars tournament 12-year-old winners bracket final on hold Saturday night at Dickenson Field, but not before Roosevelt County unleashed some […]

State tournament brackets

CNJ staff Class 5A Girls Quarterfinals at UNM Arena Tuesday Mayfield vs. Highland, 4:45 p.m. Sandia vs. Los Lunas, 9:45 a.m. Rio Rancho vs. La Cueva, 1:15 p.m. Clovis vs. Gallup, 8:15 p.m. Semifinals at UNM Arena Thursday Mayfield/Highland winner vs. Sandia/Los Lunas, 9:45 a.m. Rio Rancho/La Cueva winner vs. Clovis/Gallup, 1:15 p.m. Championship At […]

Harden officially declared winner

Staff reports The Secretary of State’s office on Friday officially declared Clint Harden, R-Clovis, the winner of the District 7 Senate seat. The incumbent Harden defeated Democratic challenger Bob Frost of San Jon by 36 votes, following a recount of paper ballots in Taos, Union and Colfax counties. Harden’s win means the Senate will continue […]

Zias face familiar foe at regionals

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — In preparing for the program’s first trip to NCAA Division II postseason competition, at least the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team has an idea of what to expect from its opponent. The Zias (24-8), seeded fifth, take on fourth seed Mesa State (22-9) in a 4 p.m. […]

Teams face tests at regionals

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Texico’s Lori Richardson tries to send shot past Santa Rosa’s Angela Sena earlier this season. The two teams could meet in the championship of the Class 2A Region D tournament at Sandia Prep High School on Saturday. CNJ photo: Eric Kluth John Eisel: CNJ Sports Writer Texico, Fort Sumner and Grady dominated during the regular […]

Prep volleyball: Clovis ends season-opening skid

CNJ staff ROSWELL — The Clovis Lady Wildcats ended a season-opening eight-game losing streak Saturday and finished fifth in the consolation bracket of the 16-team Zia Classic volleyball tournament. The Lady Wildcats (2-8) beat Aztec in four games in the semifinals and then spotted Artesia a game before winning the fifth-place match 14-25, 25-15, 25-22, […]

Kernan likely winner

By David Arkin: CNJ correspondent Hobbs lawmaker Gay Kernan late Tuesday looked as if she may hold onto her Senate seat. Kernan held a 61-39 percent lead over opponent William Palmer for the Senate District 42 Republican seat, according to totals obtained through the Secretary of State’s Web site at 11:30 p.m. Kernan had received […]

Hounds set for rematch with NW Missouri

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Junior forward Jamaal Hunnicutt and the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds face Northwest Missouri State on Saturday in the South Central Region tournament at Stephenville, Texas. CNJ staff file photo By Dave Wagner It took a couple of days, but Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan thinks the Greyhounds have recovered mentally […]

State tournament scores, schedule

CNJ STAFF Wednesday GIRLS Class 3A Semifinals (At University Arena) Portales 56, Robertson 46 Socorro 59, Pojoaque 54 Class 4A Semifinals (At University Arena) Farmington 61, Roswell High 53 Kirtland Central 41, Silver 28 Class 5A Semifinals (At University Arena) Clovis 56, Gallup 32 Mayfield 53, Rio Rancho 52, 2 OT BOYS Class 1A Quarterfinals […]

Lady Cats draw Gallup in state tourney

STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS The Clovis High Lady Wildcats face Gallup at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Pit on the campus of the University of New Mexico in the semifinals of the girls Class 5A state basketball tournament. Mayfield and Rio Rancho meet in the other semifinal at 6:30 p.m. The championship game is set […]