Hounds’ Aragon wins LSC javelin title

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Steven Aragon led a 1-3-6 finish in javelin to highlight Eastern New Mexico University men’s performances over the weekend in the Lone Star Conference track meet, hosted by Abilene Christian. Abilene Christian captured men’s and women’s team titles in the six-school competition. The Wildcats have won the last 15 men’s […]

ENMU wins two events

CNJ staff ALAMOSA, Colo. — Eastern New Mexico University’s Nimrod Lelei and Steven Aragon won events over the weekend in Adams State’s Travis McKinley Open track meet. Lelei took first place in the 1,500 meter in a time of four minutes, 18.07 seconds, while Aragon took javelin competition with a throw of 173-3 1/2 inches. […]

Local resident wins national music honor

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Courtesy photo Former Portales and Clovis resident B.J. Brooks recently won a national competition for his musical composition to accompany a song called “Thou Art the Light.” By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico When B.J. Brooks was a little boy in Portales, he often spent weekends with his grandmother Lucille, who loved to play the […]

Honor Guard wins AFSOC awards

By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe, 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Two airmen from Cannon’s Honor Guard showed that hard work and dedication pays off by being named the winners of two categories from Air Force Special Operations Command. Tech Sgt. Rodney Barner, 27th Special Operations Services Squadron, and Senior Airman Geoff Leal, 27th […]

Jenkins wins PBR event

CNJ Staff ALBUQUERQUE — Texico’s L.J. Jenkins earned his first PBR Built Ford Tough Series event of the 2008 season, scoring a 90 in the championship round Sunday to win the Ty Murray Invitational at Tingley Coliseum. Jenkins scored 358 points on four bulls in the three-day event. Built Ford Tough Series leader Guilherme Marchi […]

ENMU netters fall in dual matches

CNJ staff TULSA, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University women’s tennis team dropped a pair of duals on Friday, falling to East Central 7-2 and Washburn 6-3. Freshman Sarah McAfee was involved in both wins against East Central, beating the Lady Tigers’ Alyssa O’Neal 6-0, 6-0 in singles and teaming with Tracy Hughes for a […]

Momentum a monumental deception

By Steve Chapman: Syndicated columnist Once you read the first sentence of this column, its momentum will carry you from paragraph to paragraph until a few minutes from now, you arrive, blissfully enlightened, at the final word. No, you say? You may stop reading right now, or halfway through? Well, that’s a shame. But it […]

Eagles win district track meet

CNJ staff Keeson Bell picked up a pair of wins and Clovis Christian swept the sprint relays Saturday en route the District 4-1A boys track title at Fort Sumner. Bell cleared 6 feet, 1 inch to win the high jump and also added a gold medal in the triple jump for the Eagles, who finished […]

Lady Cats bounce back to win twice at Cruces

CNJ staff LAS CRUCES — After two rough outings on Friday, the Clovis High softball team bounced back for a pair of wins on Saturday in the Southern New Mexico Tournament. Clovis (6-3) outscored Gallup 15-10 in its first game on Saturay before knocking off Deming 10-2. The wins in the consolation bracket gave the […]

Leeder passes 2,500-win mark as coach

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent When asked about his prolific amount of victories as a softball coach, Guy Leeder has a relatively simple explanation. It’s not a superb expertise in men’s slow-pitch softball, according to Leeder, but that he’s merely outlasted almost everyone else while compiling in excess of 2,500 wins. “It sounds like a […]

CAFB team tuning up for ‘World’

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Cannon Air Force Base left fielder Staff Sgt. Richard Wickenkamp makes a sliding catch during a game against Da Crew of Carlsbad on Saturday during the New Mexico USSSA men’s Class D state tourney at Guy Leeder Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer After a first-round loss early Saturday […]

ENMU basketball capsule

CNJ STAFF Men Eastern New Mexico (4-3) vs. Incarnate Word (6-1) When: 6:30 p.m. (MST) Saturday Where: O’Connor High School, San Antonio Radio: none Notes: Saturday’s game will be played off-campus because of midyear graduation ceremonies scheduled for UIW’s McDermott Center. … The teams met on Nov. 18 in Portales, with ENMU posting a 76-62 […]

Texico wins seeding playoff

CNJ staff SANTA ROSA — Amber Parmer collected 15 kills and 12 blocks and Sissy Loper dished out 43 assists as Texico beat Estancia 25-18, 20-25, 25-12, 24-26, 15-12 in a playoff game for the top seed in this week’s District 6-2A tournament. The teams finished the regular season tied for first. With the win […]

Portales forfeits two wins

FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS The Portales Rams had to forfeit their first two games of the football season on Wednesday — wins over West Las Vegas and Tularosa — due to the use of an ineligible player. “There was a mixup in the residency of one of our players,” Portales coach Glenn Johnson said. “It’s been cleared […]