Baskett catches two passes in 23-21 Eagles loss

The Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. — Matt Bryant nailed a 62-yard field goal — the third-longest in NFL history — to give the Tampa Bay Buccaneers an improbable last-second victory. The kick ruined a gallant comeback engineered by Donovan McNabb after the Bucs built a 17-0 lead, mostly on the strength of two interceptions that […]

Hounds endure long day at Tarleton

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Things didn’t start out well for Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday, and they only got worse. The Greyhounds fumbled the ball away on their first play from scrimmage against Tarleton State — one of three fumbles they lost in the game. On their second possession, junior quarterback Michael Benton […]

Rams rush by Ruidoso

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Portales junior quarterback Chris Mosier tries to avoid the tackle of Ruidoso senior Peter Zagone during the second quarter of Friday’s game at Greyhound Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — The Portales Rams grabbed the lead early, and rushed their way to a district-opening win Friday night […]

Texico upended in overtime

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Texico’s Justin Garrison fights for extra yardage in Friday’s game against Tucumcari. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer TEXICO — Texico saw its playoff hopes disappear Friday when Tucumcari senior Anas Badshah kicked a 22-yard field goal to give the Rattlers a 15-12 overtime victory. The come-from-behind win earned the […]

Clovis teen shot, killed

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Clovis police detective Antonio Bosque sets up crime scene tape at Eighth and Sheldon streets Monday afternoon following a fatal shooting in front of a residence. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis police are investigating the death of a 19-year-old city man who was shot in the head Monday afternoon […]

WT rallies for victory over Hounds

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ENMU quarterback Michael Benton runs through the tackle of West Texas A&M’s Lee Orrduring the first half of Saturday’s game at Greyhound Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — The Wagon Wheel will remain in Canyon for at least more year, and West Texas A&M remains undefeated for […]

Turnovers hurt Rams in Roswell

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Portales junior Jacob Brady brings down Roswell High quarterback Colton Cisco iin the first half of Friday’s game at the Wool Bowl in Roswell. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) ROSWELL — The Portales coaching staff viewed Friday night’s game at Roswell High as an opportunity for the Ram defense to make a statement. Instead, the […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Balanced Bulldogs bounce Cats

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Clovis High’s Michael Lewis sacks Artesia quarterback Landry Jones early in Friday’s matchup at Leon Williams Stadium. Jones passes for 218 yards and four touchdowns in Artesia’s 34-26 win. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis High defense was bracing for Artesia’s vaunted passing attack, led by junior quarterback […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Cats dig deep for win

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Clovis High fullback Manuel Robles breaks off a long run in Saturday’s 21-13 win over Cibola in Albuquerque. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer What happened: Clovis ended Cibola’s chances for an undefeated season with a 21-13 victory Friday night at Milne Stadium. Why it happened: After holding Cibola scorelss […]

Angelo State knocks off Hounds

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Quarterback Jay Immel completed 18-of-24 passes for 229 yards and Angelo State scored two first-quarter TDs into a 17-7 Lone Star Conference South Division victory over Eastern New Mexico on Saturday night. Daniel Thomas added 119 yards rushing for the Rams (2-3, 1-1 South), who nearly doubled the Greyhounds […]

Friday area prep football summaries

CNJ staff Fort Sumner 23, Loving 0 What happened: The Foxes posted their second consecutive shutout, limiting the Falcons to 118 total yards. Why it happened: Fullback Braeden Dimitroff scored on a 6-yard run in the first quarter, while his brother Cass Dimitroff added a 6-yard TD run and a 20-yard field goal in the […]

Defensive scores lift Springer past Melrose

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer MELROSE — On a night when both teams struggle on offense, Springer more than made up for it with an opportunistic defense. The Red Devils scored five defensive touchdowns, including four on fumble returns en route to a 44-6 win Friday over Melrose in non-district eight-man game. Melrose (2-4) […]

Abilene Christian shuts out Hounds

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Abilene Christian University’s Tony Harp (20) intercepts a pass intended for Eastern New Mexico University’s J.T Thompson (17) at the end of the second quarter at Greyhound Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — The Eastern New Mexico University football team could get precious little going Saturday […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Defense hangs in for Cats

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Clovis High fullback Manuel Robles shrugs off Goddard’s Gabriel Flores at the Wool Bowl in Roswell on Friday. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer ROSWELL — With 9:49 remaining in the first half of Clovis’ eventual 35-21 victory over Goddard Friday night, the homestanding Rockets began a drive that led […]

Cats post victory over Goddard

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Manuel Robles ran for 161 yards, including touchdown runs of 67 and 52 yards, in Clovis’ win over Goddard on Friday night. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer What happened: After a poor defensive showing in the first half, Clovis stepped up in the second half to beat Class 4A […]

Young entrepreneurs cleaning up

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A.J. Moreno, left, and Thomas Fite, are partners in Poop Butler, a service that clean yards for dog owners. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer • Business owners find niche market in picking up dog poop. There is at least one unpleasant aspect to owning dogs — cleaning up the poop. And depending on the […]

Bronchos strike last blow against ENMU

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ENMU’s Michael Fields (2) and Mychael Rowe move in to tackle Central Oklahoma’s Alex Aguilar during Saturday night’s clash at Greyhound Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — In a game of ebb and flow, it looked like Eastern New Mexico University’s football team would ride out […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Cats ride big night from Mead to win

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Clovis High fullback Manuel Robles lays out out Rio Rancho’s T.J. Harris (28), clearing the way for Brian Mead during the Wildcats’ 36-33 win over Rio Rancho on Friday at Leon Williams Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer What happened: Senior running back Brian Mead rushed for three touchdowns […]

Bronchos score late to nip ENMU

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ENMU cornerback Michael Fields cuts the legs out from under Central Oklahoma’s KerryJohnson (21) during Saturday’s game at Greyhound Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — So close, but yet so far. Central Oklahoma quarterback Ryan O’Hara led a 12-play, 879-yard drive in the final three minutes, […]

Cats outlast Rio Rancho

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Clovis High’s Derrick Phillips avoids Andrew Mastriano after a second-quarter interception. Clovis beat Rio Rancho 36-33. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) CNJ staff For the second-straight week, Clovis was plagued by mental mistakes. At least this week, Clovis managed to escape with a win. Brian Mead rushed for 220 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winner […]