Giants upset Patriots

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Oh well, nobody’s perfect. Except maybe Eli Manning. A masterful magician when the stakes were highest, Manning engineered one of the best drives in Super Bowl history Sunday to help the New York Giants squash the New England Patriots’ run at history-making perfection with a 17-14 victory. In a game, and […]

Hounds will look to throw ball in 2008

CNJ staff PORTALES — Get ready for Air Ribaudo. Eastern New Mexico University coach Mark Ribaudo said the Greyhounds are scrapping their option offense next season, and have recruited accordingly as they prepare to make the change. National signing day for football is Wednesday, and Ribaudo said he hopes to have about 30 letters-of-intent in […]

Midwestern beats Hounds

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Midwestern State didn’t miss many shots Saturday night, and most of the ones the Mustangs didn’t make, they rebounded. Midwestern shot 55 percent, including 11-of-21 on 3-pointers, and grabbed 25 offensive rebounds en route to a 40-20 domination of the glass in a 78-67 Lone Star Conference South Division […]

Mustangs pull away, top Zias

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Junior forward Tiffany Cook scored 19 points and Midwestern State held Eastern New Mexico to three field goals over the final 14 minutes Saturday night to beat the Zias 70-54 in Lone Star Conference South Division women’s play. Guards Stacey Staten and Kayla Hodge added 14 and 13 points, […]

Hounds finish 3-1 at Permian Basin

CNJ staff MIDLAND, Texas — Junior right-hander Tyler Doughty scattered five hits over six innings and Eastern New Mexico University held off Howard Payne 6-4 Saturday for its third consecutive win in the season-opening UT-Permian Basin Classic baseball tournament. The host Falcons, though, kept the Greyhounds from a perfect weekend, scoring seven runs in the […]

Zias blank No. 17 Midwestern

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — Sophomore Kristen Cruickshank pitched a four-hitter and drove in the game’s only run with a sixth-inning sacrifice fly as Eastern New Mexico University blanked 17th-ranked Midwestern State 1-0 on Saturday in the St. Mary’s Classic softball tournament. The Zias (1-3) lost their first game on Saturday to ninth-ranked host St. […]

Super snacking

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eric DeLeon measures out toppings for a pizza at Pizza Hut Saturday afternoon. DeLeon said he’s a little scared about the volume of orders the restaurant will have to deal with on Super Bowl Sunday, which is its busiest day of the year. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Eric […]

Airman’s reaction analyzed

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson The view from the witness stand in the Cannon courtroom where Airman Basic Edward Novak is standing trial. Photography is not allowed in the courtroom while court is in session. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Kimberly Novak’s parents testified Saturday about learning their daughter […]

Students rally to promote vote

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis high school students Stephen Fernandez, left, and Cory Dillard rallied some of their friends Saturday to picket along Prince Street to encourage young people to vote. Each member of the group supports Hillary Clinton, but Fernandez said it’s more By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Steven Fernandez said he […]

Fast facts: Kiwanis Pancake Day

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CNJ photo illustration: Liliana Castillo More than 700 people were served at Saturday’s Kiwanis Pancake Day. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Noon Day Kiwanis Club held its 58th annual Pancake Day at Clovis High School’s cafeteria Saturday. Volunteers from high school Key Clubs and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) and […]

Legislators confident they’ll finish on time

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer Area legislators say the current session is on track to finish as scheduled. The budget has moved from the House to the Senate and was being reviewed Saturday by the Finance Committee, said Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales. “It looks pretty decent,” he said. “There may be some changes.” The […]

Trail by Portales Springs first used by Indian hunters

By Ruth White Burns: Special to the CNJ Editor’s note: This is part of a series of Sunday articles describing the importance of Portales Springs in eastern New Mexico history. The trail going past Portales Springs, commonly known as “The Portales Road” or the “Fort Sumner Trail,” followed an old Indian trail that crossed the […]

House wind farm helps to power Super Bowl

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Freedom New Mexico: Chelle Delaney When the wind turbines went up three years ago, rancher Carl Parmer said he would never have imagined that they would be associated with the Super Bowl. Parmer stands with his wife, Tina, and daughter, Summer. By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico Among all the excitement and hype of Sunday’s […]

Giant upset

Reader reaction to New York’s 17-14 upset win over New England in Super Bowl XLII on Sunday night. • “All that I can say is it’s nice to be from NEW YORK. Fantastic.” – Steve Gershon • “Three boring quarters (if you like offense), but a frantic and fantastic last five minutes. Glad the ’72 […]

Feb. 3 – Woman of the year

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Faye Johnson tearfully accepted her nomination as the United Dairy Women’s Women of the Year at the Milk Lover’s Ball Saturday night. Johnson exceeded expectations working with United Dairy Women in 2007 to promote the group to the public, dairy producers and the industry as a whole, secretary Fathom McKeown […]

Feb. 2 – CHS court

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The Clovis High School Freshman Campus Basketball Homecoming Court BACK:  Trevor Jones, Colton Dant, Zach Anderson, Taylor Brooks and Tucker Martin FRONT:  Michaela Hulder, Char Cooper, Brytnee Ratledge, Jessica Montoya, and Ashlee Pierson Submitted by Diana Russell

Hounds win twice in tourney

CNJ staff MIDLAND, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University baseball team pounded out 32 hits in beating Schreiner 15-8 and Sul Ross State 17-3 Friday in the season-opening UT-Permian Basin Classic. The Greyhounds needed a seven-run eighth to beat Kerrville, Texas-based Schreiner in a game played at Citibank Ballpark in Midland. Trailing 8-6, they […]

Zias absorb pair of losses at St. Mary’s

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — It wasn’t the kind of start the Eastern New Mexico University softball team expected. After suffering through a 4-0 shutout loss to Southeastern Oklahoma in the season-opening St. Mary’s Classic, the Zias carried a 3-1 lead into the fifth inning against St. Edward’s before the Hilltoppers erupted against senior right-hander […]

Rules of the road

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Freedom New Mexico illustration: Liliana Castillo By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Clovis and Portales police officials said area drivers have lost their awareness of the rules of the road. “I try to correct (the loss of the rules) when I can,” said Roland Kroeger, master patrol officer with the Clovis Police Department. “When I […]

Pancakes, young voters and Super-sized business

Stories we are working on for Sunday’s paper: ~ Bisquick box to belly coverage of the Kawanis Club’s annual pancake breakfast ~ Sunday is also a super-sized day for pizza chains and other food vendors ~ A group of Clovis High School students is encouraging young people to vote ~ A wind farm that zigzags […]