Lady Cats win two of three in tourney

CNJ staff RIO RANCHO — Clovis High softball coach Brandi Thomas says she’d like to have won one more game this weekend in a 30-team tournament co-hosted by Rio Rancho High and Cleveland High, but she’s not complaining. The Lady Cats came into the event 1-6 and came out with three more wins in five […]

Hounds absorb two more walkoff losses

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team has to be wondering what it has to do this weekend to get a win against Angelo State. The Greyhounds saw a two-run, ninth-inning lead slip away on Friday in a 9-8 loss in the opener of the Lone Star Conference series. On […]

Zias drop pair to Texas Woman’s

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks
ENMU freshman Cailin Garmon drops down a bunt in the fifth inning of the opener of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference softball doublehader against Texas Woman’s at Zia Softball Field. Garmon, bunting for a hit, was thrown out on the play at first base. The Zias dropped both ends of the twin bill to the Pioneers 11-9 and 12-7.

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team certainly had enough offense in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference doubleheader against Texas Woman’s at Zia Softball Field. Keeping the Pioneers off the board, though, was another matter. Freshman third baseman Audrey Velasquez went 3-for-4 with three RBIs in both games of the twin bill, but […]

Area prep baseball — March 29

NMMI Colt Invitational Championship Texico 19, Santa Rosa 0 Texico    415  27 — 19    16    0 Santa Rosa    000  00 —  0    2    7 Jarron Hill and Josh Tredway; Isaac Velasquez, Jacob Sanchez (3), Stephen Vega (5) and Ryan Lopez, Austin Higgins (3). W — Hill. L — Velasquez. Top hitters — Texico: Jonah Walls […]

Last days deserve best attention

Wendel Sloan

We can argue about politics, patriotism, science, religion, wars, pop stars, sports heroes, marijuana, immigration, gay marriage, guns, healthcare, climate change, parenting, genetic engineering, employment, minimum wage, taxes, education, social programs … What we can’t argue with is at the end of life, none of it matters. In their final years — whether in nursing […]

Big style challenging in little town

Are you all dressed up and have nowhere to go? Do you have items in your closet that you adore but feel are a bit too much for your small town? If this is you, then here are some “NiekaStyle” fashion do’s and don’ts to consider when dressing up your big style in your small […]

School menus — March 30

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast -Bean burrito. Lunch – Teriyaki chicken, brown rice, oriental veggies, chilled fruit, applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast – Breakfast pizza. Lunch – Sloppy Joe on a bun, sweet potato fries, garden salad with ranch dressing, green peas, chilled fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast – Banana bread. Lunch – Bean & cheese burrito with salsa, Spanish […]

Senior happenings — March 30

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Exercise equipment 8 a.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m.; Beginning Line Dance, 2 p.m.; Social night, 5 p.m. Tuesday: Quilting, 8 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; 8-ball pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Jam session, 6 p.m. Wednesday: 8-ball pool, 1 p.m. […]

Honors — March 29

Eastern New Mexico Taekwon-Do Taekwon-Do Students Qualify to Compete in Rome, Italy Black belts from Eastern New Mexico Taekwon-Do were in Houston two weekends ago qualifying for the International Taekwon-Do World Championships. This is the sport’s equivalent of the Olympics. To qualify, a black belt must compete against black belts from across the United States […]

Club notes — March 30

Friends of Oasis State Park Members of Friends of Oasis held their first fishing event of the year at Oasis State Park. The two-day event, held March 22-23, was the “Fifth Annual Trout Derby.” Tagged fish represented the amount of prize money. Drawings for door prizes every half hour was an added bonus. Thank you […]