Cats rally in seventh to edge Portales 9-8

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Portales senior pitcher Grant Wagner steals second base in the second inning of Tuesday’s game against Clovis at Ram Field. Wagner scored later in the inning, also also five innings in the Rams’ 9-8 loss to the Wildcats.

By Matthew Asher Staff writer masher@pntonline.com PORTALES — The game of baseball is about minimizing your mistakes, while making your opponent’s faux pas count. The Clovis Wildcats were able to capitalize on several Portales fielding errors late to swipe a 9-8 win on Tuesday in the season opener for PHS at Ram Field. The game […]

State basketball tournaments — March 9

(Seeds in parentheses) Boys CLASS 6A Wednesday’s quarterfinals At The Pit, Albuquerque (2) Rio Rancho Cleveland 59, (7) Rio Grande 48 (11) Rio Rancho 72, Cibola 63 (1) Onate 65, (8) Hobbs 37 (4) Carlsbad 50, Valley 44 Thursday’s semifinals At The Pit, Albuquerque Onate vs. Carlsbad, 4:45 p.m. Rio Rancho vs. Rio Rancho Cleveland, […]

Tuesday area prep boys basketball summaries — Feb. 23

Texas Class 2A playoffs Bidistrict round At Littlefield Farwell 73, Lockney 51 Lockney (22-9) — Jaden Rosales 13, Ruben Ascensio 9, Avian Luna 7, Jaden Butler 7, Daylen Gatica 6, Derek Patel 5, Tevin Phillips 4. Totals 16 16-36 51. Farwell (25-5) — Angel Graxiola 31, Jace Perkins 16, Izaiah Benoit 15, Brandon Galvan 4, […]

Saturday area prep basketball postseason — Feb. 20

Prep summaries BOYS District 4-1A tournament Mosquero 63, Clovis Christian 26 Clovis Christian (3-16) — Tyler Corbin 2, Josh Fly 6, Josh Rojas 1, Keith Dunton 9, Isaac Lindo 8, Dev Cockrell 1. Totals 9 5-22 27. Mosquero (10-13) — Nathan Eggart 6, Andrew Eggart 10, John David Chatfield 5, Casey McCleskey 17, Antonio Valdez […]

Saturday area prep basketball summaries — Feb. 6

BOYS Non-district Melrose 64, Springer 55 Melrose (18-3) — Cade Barnard 30, Chris Fisher 5, Jordan Jasso 1, Braden Hemminger 8, Carson Fraze 2, Jared Lee 16, Blake Devaney 2. Totals 22 17-24 64. Springer (18-5) — Jacob Quintana 2, Damien Blahbach 11, Estevan Romero 15, Isaiah Garcia 22, Chris Casias 3, Zac Caldwell 2. […]

Hounds add fourth signee in women’s soccer

Staff report PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer coach Omar Morales has added a fourth signee for the upcoming season in Samantha Fabela of El Paso Chapin. Fabela was named first team all-district three straight years, including the last two years winning offensive MVP. “Sam is a special player, she eats sleeps and […]

Angelo State notches easy win over ENMU

Staff report SAN ANGELO, Texas — Senior forward Stedman Allen scored 21 points to lead five players in double figures, and Angelo State never trailed in a 100-67 Lone Star Conference men’s basketball drubbing of Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday. Thomas Tshikaya added 15 points while the Rams (17-4, 5-4 LSC) also got 13 […]

Hounds open with sweep at OPSU

Staff report GOODWELL, Okla. — Junior left-hander Jarrott Gray made an impressive debut for Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team on Saturday. Gray scattered seven singles in tossing a seven-inning shutout as the Greyhounds beat Oklahoma Panhandle State 3-0 in the first game of the teams’ season-opening doubleheader. ENMU also won the nightcap 10-5. The […]

Rambelles post win over Hounds

Staff report SAN ANGELO, Texas — Junior guard Taylor Dorsey scored 18 points and junior post Jasmine Prophet notched a double-double with 17 points and 15 rebounds as Angelo State defeated Eastern New Mexico University 67-53 on Saturday in Lone Star Conference women’s basketball. The Rambelles (15-5, 8-2 LSC), coming off a triple-overtime win at […]

Friday area prep basketball summaries — Feb. 5

BOYS District 4-3A Texico 51, Dexter 30 Texico (12-5, 1-0) — Tanner Dickerman 2, Brannon Karger 8, Dalton Thatcher 17, Brock Thompson 2, Braden Fraze 11, Mason Golden 3, Nathan Phipps 6, Paden McDermid 2. Totals 18 10-16 51. Dexter (10-11, 1-0) — Greg Gabaldon 12, David Morales 3, Jonah Chavez 7, Brandon Silvas 6, […]

Don McAlavy: For 84 years, he made history

McAlavy celebrated his 80th birthday at a family friend's ranch in Florida.

By David Stevens Editor dstevens@cnjonline.com Most of eastern New Mexico knew Don McAlavy as an actor, a prolific writer, a painter and the unofficial historian of Curry County for decades. Kim Siewert always thought of him as a storybook hero. “He is my cowboy,” she said in announcing her father’s death from pneumonia at age […]

Weather clearing; roads expected to open this afternoon

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By David Stevens Editor dstevens@cnjonline.com Hundreds of vehicles were stranded throughout Curry County on Monday afternoon, but sunshine, warmer temperatures and calm winds were allowing roads to re-open and life to return to normal after a weekend blizzard. Curry County Emergency Management Director Dan Heerding said he expected U.S. 60-84 would be open east and […]

Friday area prep basketball roundup —

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Texico senior Audrey Wren drives on Friona junior Taylor Stallings during Friday’s girls championship semifinal in the Farwell Invitational. Wren had a pair of 3-pointers and finished with 10 points as the Lady Wolverines advanced to tonight’s championship game with a 68-35 win over the Squaws.

SUMMARIES Boys Farwell Invitational Championship semifinals Texico 75, Friona 37 Texico (6-0) — Rafael Maldonado 12, Tanner Dickerman 2, Brannon Karger 15, Dalton Thatcher 10, Braden Fraze 16, Mason Golden 6, Nathan Phipps 14. Totals 27 12-21 75. Friona — Dalton Woods 7, Kaegan Kerby 15, Jacob Harrison 12, Adrian Munoz 2, Patrick Gaines 1. […]

Finance reform under Dianna Duran laughable

re·form – verb 1. make changes in (something, typically a social, political, or economic institution or practice) in order to improve it. What does embattled Secretary of State Dianna Duran not understand about the problem with putting her name and the word “reform” in the same sentence? It should be apparent to even the most […]

Taste of Home 2015

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Tickets are now available online!  General Admission Tickets are $12 in advance $15 at the door VIP Tickets are SOLD OUT Date: Thursday, October 22, 2015 Time: 2 – 4:30 vendor showcase free to public. Cooking show doors open at 5pm, show starts at 6:30pm Location: Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd. The World’s #1 Cooking & […]

Rams thump Eunice

Staff report EUNICE — Home or away, it doesn’t seem to matter as the Portales Rams dismantled the Eunice Cardinals 42-0 in a game that was called early in the third quarter thanks to several lightning strikes in the area. Up to the time the game was called, Portales (4-0) was in complete control of […]

Hounds beat St. Ed’s, Western State

Staff report PUEBLO, Colo. — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team swept a pair of matches in Friday’s Steel & Silver Classic, hosted by Colorado State-Pueblo. The Greyhounds opened with a 20-25, 25-14, 25-9, 23-25, 15-11 win over St. Edward’s before coming back to beat Western State 17-25, 25-21, 25-20, 25-22, extending its winning […]

Pages past — Sept. 3

On this date … 1941: The fountain special at Portales’ City Drug: banana splits for 9 cents. 1915: Curry County Fair Association officers met to form committees and ordered “a number of big posters which will reach every section of the county in the extensive advertising campaign,” The Clovis Journal reported. One goal was to […]

Duran should explain actions or resign office

There could be a really amazing explanation for why two-term Secretary of State Dianna Duran, the top official in the state for policing campaign contributions, was apparently depositing campaign gifts into her personal bank account, moving large amounts of cash between her campaign and personal accounts, and withdrawing hundreds of thousands of dollars at eight […]

CHS SOCCER: Lady Cats will have new look

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Senior Arianna Meza tries to split the defense of Erica Lewis, left, and Monique Lopez of the Clovis alumni during Saturday’s match at Yucca Middle School. The varsity defeated the alumni 5-0.

By Dave Wagner CNJ sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com It’s going to be a new look for the Clovis High girls soccer team this year after losing nine seniors from last year’s squad. The Lady Wildcats compiled a 12-7-1 mark in 2014, including 2-4 in District 4-6A. In addition to ending a long district drought with wins […]