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 […]