Abilene Christian foils Hounds again

CNJ STAFF ABILENE, Texas — Abilene Christian did it to the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds again. Senior running back Richard Whitaker capped a nine-play, 80-yard drive with his second touchdown of the night Saturday, an 8-yard run which put the Wildcats in front for good with 6:47 left en route to a 24-14 victory […]

Late TDs propel Mustangs

CNJ STAFF BOVINA 12, AMARILLO TASCOSA JV 7 — At Bovina, sophomore defensive end Eddie Segovia blocked a Tascosa field goal attempt and returned it 92 yards for a touchdown early in the fourth quarter, bringing the Mustangs back to life. Still down 7-6, Bovina (4-2) drove 46 yards in 13 plays for the go-ahead […]

Lubbock Christian holds off Bovina charge

CNJ STAFF LUBBOCK — The Bovina Mustangs are glad to be getting a chance to play at home after four consecutive road outings. Bovina won the first three of those games, but fell short despite a spirited comeback Friday night in a 34-28 loss to Lubbock Christian. The Mustangs (3-2) will now play four of […]

Buffaloes win in OT at Logan

CNJ STAFF LOGAN — Junior James Walker scored on 6-yard run on fourth down and added a single-point conversion run as Melrose outlasted Logan 35-34 in overtime Friday night in a six-man clash. Neither team led by more than eight points in the game. The Buffaloes (4-1) were down 28-20 when Jason Runyan sacked Logan’s […]

Farwell routs Whiteface to improve to 5-0

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Farwell sophomore running back Luis Olmos runs through a Whiteface defender during the first half of Friday’s game in Farwell. Photo by Eric Kluth CNJ STAFF FARWELL — Sophomore Matthew Edwards, moving into the tailback position due to an injury to starter Hugo Vazquez, scored four touchdowns and rushed for 132 yards on 21 carries […]

Cats cruise to victory over Tascosa

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Clovis sophomore Devin Hanson breaks free from the grasp of Tascosa’s Randy Box during the first half of Friday’s game at Leon Williams Stadium. Photo by Eric Kluth By Eric Butler It’s been a short, strange season for the Clovis High football team so far. At least the Wildcats, after a 31-7 defeat of visiting […]

Hounds ride stifling defense

CNJ staff TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Quarterback Steven Hinson passed for two touchdowns and ran for a third as Eastern New Mexico University wore out Northeastern State University, 24-10, on Saturday in a Lone Star Conference Crossover game at Doc Wadley Stadium. About 3,500 fans watched as the Greyhounds ran their record to 3-0, while dropping […]

Cats trounce Valley

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CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth/Clovis senior Shea Chase rips through a while in the Valley High line during Saturday’s game at Milne Stadium in Albuquerque. Mike Linn ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis Wildcat linemen flattened the Valley Viking defense like hash browns in a late-night diner, allowing running backs to shoot through gaping lanes more fit […]

La Cueva hammers Mayfield

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — A powerful rushing attack, a tenacious defense and big plays at the right time. The big, bullish and still undefeated La Cueva Bears on Friday night added a new chapter to the playbook that southern teams have thrived on for years. Matt Quillen scored four touchdowns and quarterback Tyler Davis […]

Friday’s prep capsules

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CNJ staff SANTA ROSA 23, FORT SUMNER 16 SANTA ROSA — Sophomore Joaquin Salazar ran for 128 yards and scored a late touchdown that helped Santa Rosa hold off Fort Sumner 23-16. The win snapped Fort Sumner’s 12-game winning streak. The Foxes had not lost since losing to Santa Rosa 23-21 early in the 2002 […]

Greyhounds dominant in home opener

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ENMU safety Ty Touchstone wraps up Highlands running back Andrew Garst during Saturday’s game at Greyhound Stadium. Photo by Kevin Wilson By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University made sure there would be no suspense this time. Junior quarterback Steven Hinson ran for three touchdowns and threw for another one Saturday night […]

Friday area prep football briefs

CNJ STAFF CLOVIS CHRISTIAN 77, ALBUQUERQUE EVANGEL CHRISTIAN 6 — In a battle of “Eagles,” Clovis Christian’s soared while leaving Evangel Christian in the dust in a game at Jim Hill Field. CCS (1-1) scored on every offensive possession, and added touchdowns on a 15-yard fumble return by Robert Montanez, a 72-yard punt return by […]

Hornets buzz Cats

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CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth/Clovis senior Mark Young returns a punt against Highland during Friday’s game at Leon Williams Stadium. Rick White Blast and counter trap. Clovis’ inability to stop those two staple plays of Highland’s Wing-T offense left Wildcats defensive coordinator Darren Kelley doing a slow burn after the Hornets rolled to a 33-13 […]

Price is right for Hounds

CNJ staff ALAMOSA, Colo. — Lee Price was perfect on a day when his teammates were far from it. Price drilled a 36-yard field goal with seven seconds remaining to lift the Greyhounds to an 18-17 win over the Adams State College Grizzlies in Saturday’s season-opener for both teams. Price, a native of Holliday, Texas, […]

Steers off to solid start

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CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth/Farwell junior wide receiver Robbie Tabb pulls in a catch in front of Petersburg defensive back Chris Ovalle during the second half of Friday’s game in Farwell. Dave Wagner FARWELL — Farwell took another step Friday to proving its doubters wrong. And they did it the hard way, scoring the go-ahead […]

Friday area prep football roundup

CNJ STAFF FARWELL — The Farwell Steers took advantage of a bad punt snap by Petersburg for the deciding touchdown early in the fourth quarter Friday night and edged the Buffaloes 14-7 in their home opener. With the ball on their own 21, the Buffaloes punt snap sailed over the head of junior Bobby Rosas […]

Clovis golfer records first ace

CNJ staff Bob Martin of Clovis recorded his first hole-in-one Wednesday at Chaparral Country Club. He recorded the ace with a 6-iron on the par-3, 164-yard 11th hole. Playing partners were Don Bonner, John Hager and Larry Lowry.

Police blotter 6/8

Samplings of recent calls received by the Clovis Police Department, according to police reports: A fight outside a Clovis bar on May 30 led to an aggravated battery report to Clovis police. According to the police report, after a 21-year-old Clovis resident left the bar, he was punched in the back of the head by […]

Summer sales heating up

By Janet Bresenham With summer fast approaching and already reaching the 100-degree mark, the thoughts of shoppers appear to be turning toward backyard barbecues, landscaping and staying cool. Hank Bean, a sales associate in the Garden Center at Clovis’ Wal-Mart Supercenter, said the store has been busy selling summer-type items the last two weeks. “We […]