South Prince community hit hard

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Richard McDonald, left, and Michael Bell examine a two-by-four that was driven through their living room wall Friday night by tornado winds. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer The steady sound of crunching glass under her feet, Tina Rolan walked through her home. Pointing to things in passing, she focused on […]

Hounds outlast Alumni in scrimmage

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By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — Youth must be served, and Saturday afternoon the current Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds survived a scare at the hands of an Alumni squad to win 28-20 at Greyhound Stadium. Junior running back Jason Walker gained 93 yards on nine carries and scored a pair of touchdowns, […]

Tornado destroys 30 homes in Quay County

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Tim Loveland said the wind knocked his trailer and belongings over as he was traveling on U.S. 54 driving into Logan from Tucumcari. Loveland was passing through on his way to the Phoenix area. (Freedoms Newspapers: Chelle Delaney) By Chelle Delaney: Freedom Newspapers LOGAN – A tornado touched down in the Village of Logan injuring […]

Foray into fish farming fresh idea

By Grant McGee: Local columnist “If we can grow a garden, we can grow our own fish,” proclaimed The Lady of the House, walking in our front door from the supermarket. “Well, hello to you, too,” I said with a smile. “What’s that all about.” “I just bought frozen fish from China. China! Can I […]

Cats make history at state finals

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Clovis High swim coach Vince de Maio said that the last day of the New Mexico Swimming & Diving State Championships on Saturday was the first day of the 2007-08 season. If that’s true, then the Wildcats are off to a decent start. On a team dominated by underclassmen, one […]

Dec. 17, 2006 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 3:30 a.m. Dec. 9 an officer was called to a convenience store in the 1400 block of Norris Street for a report of larceny. According to the clerk, a man asked for change for a dollar, and when the register was […]

Robertson beats Rams to earn second straight Class 3A championship

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Portales coach Andy Correll comforts senior running back Eric Segovia during a 28-6 loss to Robertson in the Class 3A state championship game Saturday at Greyhound Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — A pair of sustained drives sandwiched a Portales miscue in the first half and the […]

Rams advance to 3A title game

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Portales junior quarterback Chris Mosier escapes defenders while gaining 22 yards to the St. Michael’s 1-yard line late in Saturday’s Class 3A semifinal game in Santa Fe. (Freedom Newspapers: Tony Bullocks) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers SANTA FE — The Portales Rams unexpected ride through the Class 3A playoffs continues, all the way to the […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Matadors cut Cats’ bid short

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Sandia’s Michael Scarlett gets past Clovis High’s Jaden Isler to catch a 35-yard touchdown pass during Friday’s Class 5A state quarterfinal playoff game at Leon Williams Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer After congratulatory handshakes with Sandia’s players, Clovis senior linebacker Cade Wheeler squatted on the 40-yard line and […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Sandia ousts Cats in quarterfinals

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Sandia’s Derris Jackson dives for extra yards against Clovis High in Friday’s Class 5A state quarterfinal game at Leon Williams Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer At no point during the 2006 season had Clovis’ locker room been so quiet. In a game that came down to the wire, […]

Foxes repeat in Class 1A

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer FORT SUMNER — You might say Fort Sumner junior Cass Dimitroff shouldered the load on Saturday. Only back a couple of weeks after missing three games with what was thought to possibly be a season-ending shoulder injury, Dimitroff rushed for 225 yards on 39 carries and scored both touchdowns […]

Rams advance to Class 3A semis

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Bloomfield’s Austin Lutz (42) is chased down by a quarter of Portales defenders in Saturday’s Class 3A quarterfinal game. The Rams defeated Bloomfield 20-17 in double overtime. (Farmington Daily Times: Lucas Ian Coshene) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers BLOOMFIELD — Senior Ezekial (Zeke) Soto kicked the Portales Rams into the Class 3A state football semifinals […]

ENMU stomps Aggies, ends season

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ENMU junior Jason Walker put a move on Oklahoma Panhandle State freshmen defensive back Larry Thompson to score in the first half of Saturday’s game at Greyhound Stadium. By Mickey Winfield Freedom Newspapers The Greyhounds finished a disappointing season with style. Eastern New Mexico (3-7) set a school record with 531 yards rushing on the […]

Fort Sumner beats Jal, advances to finals

CNJ staff FORT SUMNER — Braeden and Cass Dimitroff combined for 212 yards of total offense, and the Fort Sumner Foxes held off an improbable comeback attempt from the visiting Jal Panthers to earn a 21-14 win and a repeat trip to the Class 1A championship. The Foxes (8-4) scored the game’s first 21 points […]

Midwestern State turns back Hounds

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Senior running back Ulysses Odoms rushed for 203 yards and three touchdowns — including runs of 60 and 71 yards in the opening period — and Midwestern State kept its hopes alive for an NCAA Division II playoff berth on Saturday with a 29-19 Lone Star Conference South Division […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Cats survive at Carlsbad

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer CARLSBAD — Jordan Mendoza and Bryce Hill took advantage of a second chance. Mendoza’s 19-yard pass to Hill on fourth-and-9 kept alive a key drive, and Brian Mead scored on a 6-yard run a few plays later as Clovis survived a scare to beat Carlsbad 20-13 on Friday at […]

Cats add 1,000-yard rusher

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Clovis High defenders Cobey Isbell, right, and Derrick Phillips, left, tackle Hobbs wide receiver Reese Franklin in the Cats 40-9 victory over the Eagles at Leon Williams Stadium on Friday. By Greg Price CNJ SPORTS WRITER With his 125-yard effort Friday, junior Manuel Robles went over the 1,000-yard rushing mark for the season. It is […]

Hounds snap losing streak with win over Kingsville

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Eastern New Mexico University linebacker Tony Johnson (43) tackles Texas A&M-Kingsville’s Raymorris Miller in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division football game at Greyhound Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — If Michael Benton was feeling any effects from a mild concussion which knocked him out of […]

Suspect waives hearing

CNJ Staff Homicide suspect John “Pooh” Cameron waived his right to a grand jury hearing Friday, according to 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler. Cameron, 24, is charged with second-degree murder and three counts of tampering with evidence in connection with the Oct. 16 shooting death of Amos Soliz, 19, in front of a home […]

Portales drops district tilt to Lovington

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Portales junior quarterback Chris Mosier looks to get by Lovington senior Eric Guerrero during Friday’s game in Lovington. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers LOVINGTON —The Lovington Wildcats (2-7, 2-0) took control of District 4-3A with a 21-point second half, beating the Portales Rams 27-20 Friday night at Wildcat Stadium. The […]