Local runner eyeing cover of magazine


Staff report Rachel Burns’ first run was where she found her strength. Now the Clovis-based Air Force reservist is running for the cover of a national magazine. Burns, 29, is one of nine runners picked from among about 1,800 others competing to be the September cover model of Women’s Running magazine. Each submitted an essay […]

Astros select ENMU signee

Staff report PORTALES — Dexture McCall, an Eastern New Mexico University baseball signee, was chosen in this month’s major league baseball draft by the Houston Astros in the 31st round. The 6-foot-1, 220-pound McCall played for Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Fla. Last season, he batted .360 with team-high five home runs for the Hawks, […]

Segelke maintains lead in average

Staff report CASPER, Wyo. — Eastern New Mexico University junior Hayden Segelke tied for second in Wednesday’s third round of goat tying competition in the College National Finals Rodeo. Segelke maintained her lead in the average by one-tenth of a second, with two more nights of competitors left in the third round. About half of […]

Williams commits to Texas A&M

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Danni Williams hopes to decide on a college by the end of the month.

Staff report A year from now, Danni Williams will trade her purple and black for white and maroon, and District 4-6A for the Southeastern Conference. Williams, a senior-to-be at Clovis, verbally committed Wednesday morning to join Texas A&M’s women’s basketball program for the 2015-16 season. She picked the Aggies, No. 4 in both the ESPN […]

N.M. Fishing Report — June 19

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Charette Lakes: Trout fishing was good with several […]

ENMU women’s rodeo team remains in title hunt

Staff report Hayden Segelke finished fourth in goat tying Tuesday in the second round as the Eastern New Mexico University women’s rodeo team kept itself in position to possibly win its first national title since 1983. ENMU is tied for third with 180 points after two complete rounds of the week-long College National Finals Rodeo […]

ENMU cancels individual camp

The Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball program has canceled an individual basketball skills camp scheduled for next week. The camp was scheduled for Monday through June 26 at Greyhound Arena for girls entering grades 1-7. The program is holding its team camps this week, Tuesday through Thursday for schools in Classes 1A-3A and Thursday […]

Medlin claims first go at CNFR

Staff report Eastern New Mexico University senior Logan Medlin started strong in defense of his national team roping title. Medlin teamed with Billy Bob Brown of Tarleton State to win the first-go Monday at the College Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming. Medlin and Brown’s time of 4.8 seconds gives them a half-second lead. Meanwhile, the […]

Local reaction: U.S. resilient, fortunate

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com The United States’ World Cup opener against Ghana was full of shock, excitement, disappointment and exhilaration. And that was just from the people watching the match from eastern New Mexico. Following the game, we asked a few soccer coaches and enthusiasts their reactions to the Americans’ 2-1 win. Their […]

Decision day looms for Williams

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Danni Williams hopes to decide on a college by the end of the month.

Danni Williams got her first college letter as an eighth-grader from the Merchant Marines School, and was offered a full scholarship from the University of New Mexico before she’d played one varsity minute for Clovis High School. As the U.S. Postal Service could verify, the recruiting effort of Williams has only intensified. Williams, entering her […]