Lady Spikers eye tie for title

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Texico sophomore Isabel Serrano hits past the block attempt of Tucumcari’s Amber Martin during Tuesday’s District 6-2A match in Texico. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Rick White TEXICO — Texico moved within a game of forcing a playoff for the District 6-2A regular-season title Tuesday in less-than-convincing fashion. Lori Richardson hammered seven kills and Sissy […]

Grad, student assistants integral part of ENMU coaching staff

Dave Wagner WITH FOUR FULLTIME PAID coaches, Eastern New Mexico University’s football staff is supplemented by graduate assistants Josh Lynn and Mike Connelly, plus a number of student assistants. Virtually all of them played at ENMU. “Probably one of the differences between our staff and others is the quality of our graduate assistants and student […]

Defense carries Wildcats

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Carlos Gallo (22) and Angelo Sandoval wrap up Eldorado wide receiver Shane Davis after a short gain. Photo by Rick White. By Rick White ALBUQUERQUE — A season-opening disaster at Mayfield is a distant memory for a Clovis defense that entered the season with just one returning starter. The Wildcats held Eldorado to 120 yards […]

Hounds, Zias get down to work

By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Garland Coleman isn’t satisfied with Eastern New Mexico University’s spot — third — in the Lone Star Conference South Division men’s preseason basketball poll. After all, the Greyhounds won the division championship a year ago. Still, the 6-foot-3 senior guard-forward from Flossmoor, Ill., near Chicago, plans to make use of […]

Steers notch 10 sacks in beating Hart

By Dave Wagner FARWELL — With Farwell struggling to get its offense rolling, the Steers relied on their defense. Senior defensive end Grant Gregory led a furious pass rush that produced 10 sacks against Hart quarterback A.J. Carrasco, and Farwell broke though for three touchdowns in a span of less than two minutes in the […]

Buffs ride four TDs from Ruiz to win over Broncos

Emanuel Carrillo tries to fight his way to end zone while Melrose’s Carlos Ruiz tries to save a touchdown Friday night in Melrose. Carrillo was tackled inside the Melrose 5-yard-line. Photo by Mike Linn By Tony Parra MELROSE — The Melrose Buffaloes defeated the Floyd Broncos 42-26 in a six-man District 3 game on Friday […]

Zias fall to Midwestern, ASU

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Midwestern State University senior Dayna Sanders hits the turf hard after being shoved by an Eastern New Mexico University defender in Friday afternoon’s game in Portales. Photo by Mike Linn CNJ STAFF PORTALES — Junior forward Shana Brown compiled a hat trick in the first half as Angelo State handed Eastern New Mexico University a […]

Appelman leads CHS harriers

CNJ STAFF HOBBS — Senior Matt Appelman led from start to finish and paced the Clovis High boys to their fourth team win of the cross country season in Saturday’s Hobbs Invitational. Appelman’s time of 16 minutes, 31 seconds over five kilometers was good for his third win of the fall and a considerably faster […]

Clovis High’s Seefeld headed for Arizona

By Rick White Warm weather and a coach with a reputation for building championship-caliber programs convinced Clovis senior Jason Seefeld he wanted to play college baseball at the University of Arizona. Seefeld, the District 4-5A player of the year last spring, verbally committed Monday to play for the Wildcats after visiting the Tucson campus over […]

Turnovers costly to Hounds in loss to Midwestern State

CNJ STAFF WICHITA FALLS, Texas — D.D. Dotson caught only two passes, but both went for touchdowns Saturday night as Midwestern State defeated Eastern New Mexico University 24-14 in Lone Star Conference South Division football. Dotson caught a 32-yard pass from quarterback Phillip Boggs on MSU’s opening possession to give the Indians (5-2, 2-1 South) […]