Nursing in her future

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Cristen Wofford is a 5-foot-8 junior guard who plays basketball and volleyball at Clovis Christian. The Lady Eagles are 8-5 this season. A self-proclaimed sports lover, Wofford spoke about time away from school, some of her favorites in movies and television and her plans for the future. What do […]

Form letter simplifies holiday tradition

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers I’m running behind schedule this Christmas season. I’m just getting around to writing, or should I say, filling in my annual multiple-choice Christmas letter. It’s the ultimate form letter. Just circle the category that applies and bah, humbug! This standard letter is as personalized as a White House Christmas card […]

Cannon programs keep plate full for Airman

First Lieutenant Jeremiah Kirschmann, 27th Contracting Squadron, accepts the indoor soccer championship trophy from Col. Peggy Poore, 27th Mission Support Group commander. Yolanda Romero Unlike some who complain that there is nothing to do at Cannon, 1st Lt. Jeremiah Kirschman has found lots to do. And some of it includes winning money. The 27th Contracting […]

Clovis grad Goff hones game with Aggies

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Clovis alum Robert Goff said putting was the weakest aspect of his game before going to college. (Courtesy photo) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer New Mexico State University golf coach Scott Lieberwirth knows the wind isn’t going to bother one of his players. Not when that player grew up in eastern New Mexico. “Any […]

CHS tennis teams sweep Raton

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Clovis High sophomore Zach Witmyer returns the ball during his singles match against Raton’s Joey Roberts Tuesday at the high school courts. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ staff The Clovis High boys and girls tennis teams made short work of Raton on Tuesday in tennis duals at the CHS courts, the CHS boys winning […]

Several area teams claimed state titles in 2005

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Members of the Clovis High girls basketball team leap off the bench to celebrate the unbeaten Lady Wildcats’ 2005 state championship over Mayfield at The Pit in Albuquerque. (CNJ file photo) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Area high school teams captured six state championships in 2005, and several others were close. Three of the […]

ENMU weekend basketball capsule

CNJ staff All Times MST Men Adams State (1-0) at ENMU (2-1) When: 7 p.m. Saturday at Greyhound Arena. Radio: KSEL-FM 95.3. On the Net: www.enmu.edu. Notes: Adams State dropped its opener to ENMU 72-67 last year at Alamosa, Colo., and proceded to go 0-18 before breaking through for its first win. The Grizzlies finished […]

Lady Cats host Hobbs in district volleyball final

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Junior Jasmine McDonald battles for a ball at the net against Carlsbad. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer En route to a school record 10-match winning streak, the Clovis High volleyball team dispatched rival Hobbs twice. They’ll try to do it again tonight when the Lady Wildcats host the Lady Eagles […]

Reslient Cannon squad wins world softball title

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer A crew of bench players, an MVP, and some late-game heroics helped a Cannon Air Force Base men’s softball team recently take home a military world tournament. The USSSA tournament is an annual event pitting the best of the armed services has to offer against each other in an […]

Clovis team headed for nationals

By John Eisel: CNj sports writer While many of their peers were sleeping off nights of PlayStation2 and television, a group of elementary schools boys were counting off as they put up layups last week at Marshall Junior High School. When they stopped counting, coach David Dawson would add to the total. By the time […]

Carthel looking to turn around West Texas A&M football

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Former Eastern New Mexico University football coach Don Carthel has returned to the Lone Star Conference. Carthel was introduced Wednesday as the new head coach at West Texas A&M University to succeed Ronnie Jones, who resigned last week after a university investigation concluded that he used state and school resources […]

Flying objects a sign of spring

By Bob Huber: CNJ Columnist It’s spring again — daffodils are blooming, pollen dust is up your nostrils, and folks all over New Mexico are getting stiff necks from gazing at Unidentified Flying Objects. That’s because this state holds the record for the most melodramatic assaults from outer space. In fact, New Mexicans have won […]

Top 10 stories: Texico wins second-straight title

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer One of Texico’s biggest challenges to winning a second-straight Class A championship came from within. Battling expectations and the complacency that comes with thoroughly beating opponents, the Wolverines won their second consecutive title and continued a winning steak that now stands at 24 games. The Wolverines repeating as state […]

Incumbent Hulder wins in District 2

By Jack King Incumbent County Commissioner Pete Hulder will hold on to his District 2 seat, winning the Republican primary against two opponents with about 59 percent percent of the vote Tuesday. With no Democratic challenger, Tuesday’s vote decided the race. Hulder received 585 votes to challenger Carol Nichols’ 241 and challenger Ray Montoya’s 158. […]

Fort Sumner enjoys twin track titles

By Dave Wagner Mario Martinez knew that, barring something way out of the ordinary, his Fort Sumner boys track team would repeat its Class 1A state championship over the weekend in Albuquerque. Winning four of five finals on Friday put the Foxes in a nearly unbeatable position, but they did what they could to prevent […]

Zias keep winning despite ugly effort

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Junior Laci Lee drives for a layup. Lee was oe of five Zias to score in double figures. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Kevin Wilson PORTALES — Against some of the Lone Star Conference’s better teams, the current Zia squad might have a small losing streak going. Against Texas A&M-Kingsville, however, Eastern New Mexico […]

Foxes end Melrose’s winning streak

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Fort Sumner’s Ross Cortese tries to split Melrose defenders Caleb Doss and Harvey Park during the first half of Friday’s game in Melrose. Cortese was called for traveling on the play. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner MELROSE — No matter what Melrose did Friday night, the Buffaloes couldn’t get Fort Sumner to crack. […]

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 […]

Portales woman claims $50,000 lottery prize

Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico PORTALES — A Portales woman won a $50,000 prize on Saturday after she scratched a winning lottery ticket. Rachel Martinez said she claimed a check totaling $35,500 after taxes on Monday in Albuquerque. She said she has already spent most of the money, buying a new truck, paying off some […]

Lady Buffs roll to three-game win over ENMU

CNJ STAFF CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M extended a couple of long winning streaks and gave coach Tony Graystone his school record 160th career victory Tuesday night as the Lady Buffaloes defeated Eastern New Mexico University 30-20, 30-25, 31-29 in Lone Star Conference South Division action. The win kept the Lady Buffs (24-6, 7-1 […]