Eastern hangs playoff hopes on defense

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Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson/Corey White applies a stiffarm to Kwame Darko on a punt return during Saturday’s Eastern New Mexico University football scrimmage. Dave Wagner PORTALES — If the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds are to end a 20-year playoff drought, they will rely heavily on a veteran defense and an offense that has some […]

Eastern booters drop program’s first match

CNJ STAFF ALAMOSA, Colo. — Eastern New Mexico University played competitively but came up short in its first regular-season venture into women’s soccer on Saturday, losing to Hobbs-based College of the Southwest 3-2 in a three-team round-robin hosted by Adams State College. Freshman forward Megan Dozier scored ENMU’s first goal about 26 minutes into the […]

CHS harriers close second at Borger meet

CNJ STAFF BORGER, Texas — The Hereford Whitefaces had just enough to edge out Clovis High for the boys Division II team championship Saturday in the season-opening Borger Invitational cross country meet. Hereford, led by individual champion Jesus Huerta (15:53 over 3,000 meters), finished with 53 points to 54 for the Wildcats. Amarillo Tascosa came […]

Lady Cats can’t hold lead

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CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth/Clovis’ Jenna Meyer, right, battles Roswell’s Emily Smith for the ball during Saturday’s game off the Clovis Invitational at the Yucca Soccer Complex. Dave Wagner Buoyed by their first goal — and lead — of the season, the Clovis High Lady Wildcats had some early momentum against Roswell High in Saturday’s […]

Texico turns back Bovina

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CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth/Texico running back Johnny Serrano runs past Bovina’s Raymond Chisom during his first quarter touchdown run during Friday’s game at Bovina. Dave Wagner BOVINA — Less than seven minutes into Friday’s season opener against Bovina, the Texico Wolverines appeared to be headed for an easy win. Bovina didn’t give in though, […]

Lady Cats capture own tourney

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CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth/Clovis’ Jessica Hohn passes a serve Saturday’s championship game of the Clovis Invitational against Rio Rancho at Rock Staubus Gym. Eric Butler the Class 5A state title last year, Clovis coach Darrel Ray bought the Rams’ coaches t-shirts signifying the team’s accomplishment. That was on the front. On the back of […]

Trojans march over Cats

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CNJ staff photo: Rick White/Clovis senior Mark Replogle is brought down by Mayfield’s Sam Gonzales. Rick White LAS CRUCES — Jeremy Lawson has finished his last two games against Clovis on the sidelines. A year ago, Lawson was knocked unconscious when a pass over the middle and Clovis all-state free safety Joey Garcia arrived at […]

Friday area prep football scores

CNJ STAFF Mayfield 32, Clovis 7 Texico 20, Bovina 6 Fort Sumner 60, Hagerman 0 Melrose 52, Hondo 6 Seminole 7, Muleshoe 0 Farwell 22, Plains 12

Cats rebuilding on the run

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CNJ staff photo: Rick White/Clovis senior defensive end Jarod Baldwin closes in on Las Cruces High QB Brandon Lucero during last week’s scrimmage.Jarod Bald Rick White No Hank Baskett. No Nathan Nuttall. No Joey Garcia. No chance for the Clovis Wildcats? Not necessarily. For the first time in several years, the Wildcats head into a […]

Clovis golfer records first ace

CNJ staff Bob Martin of Clovis recorded his first hole-in-one Wednesday at Chaparral Country Club. He recorded the ace with a 6-iron on the par-3, 164-yard 11th hole. Playing partners were Don Bonner, John Hager and Larry Lowry.