Judge: Tucumcari mayor innocent of animal cruelty charges

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico After seven hours of eyewitness and expert testimony, Quay County Magistrate Judge Joel Garnett on Wednesday found Tucumcari Mayor Antonio Apodaca innocent of an animal-cruelty charge. “Thank God that justice prevailed and is well and alive in Tucumcari,” Apodaca said after Wednesday’s court appearance. Apodaca, 61, was accused of […]

St. Edward’s tops Zias in finale

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO —Freshman right-hander Paige Sandahl allowed just two hits, walked none and struck out seven in pitching third-ranked St. Edward’s to a 2-0 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday in the St. Mary’s Classic softball competition. The Zias went 2-3 in what was their season-opening outing, losing to Rollins and […]

Zias post wins over two foes

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — Second baseman Rebecca Quinones hit a run-scoring single to left with one out in the bottom of the eighth as Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team outlasted Saint Leo 4-3 Friday in the St. Mary’s Classic. ENMU (2-2) also won earlier on Friday, edging Incarnate Word 9-7, also in eight […]

Zias open with pair of losses

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — St. Mary’s Chelsea Wenske belted a one-out, three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh Thursday to lift the Rattlers past Eastern New Mexico University 6-4 in the season-opening St. Mary’s Classic. Earlier in the day, the Zias lost to Rollins College 7-1. ENMU faces Incarnate Word and Florida-based St. […]

Retired teacher named new Portales city councilor

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Antonio Salguero, a cancer survivor and retired teacher, is the newest member of the Portales City Council. Salguero was sworn in Friday, replacing Jake Lopez, who resigned after winning a seat on the Roosevelt County Commission. “This is my chance, provided my health doesn’t go out or anything like […]

St. Mary’s rallies past Zias

CNJ Staff SAN ANTONIO — Senior forward Ashton Benford scored 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, and St. Mary’s recovered from a slow start to beat Eastern New Mexico University 65-52 Tuesday night in The Rattlers’ New Year’s Classic. Benford shot 10-for-17 from the field, and the Rattlers (11-1) also got 12 points and nine […]

Air Force names Athlete of the Year

USAF photo Former Air Force track and field standout 2nd Lt. Dana Pounds has been named the 2008 Female Athlete of the Year. A member of the World Class Athlete Program, she currently is ranked second in the nation and 34th in the world in the javelin. Air Force News Service SAN ANTONIO — Former […]

Slow-starting Hounds fall to Bearcats

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — Northwest Missouri State held Eastern New Mexico University’s men scoreless for more than six minutes at the start and the Bearcats posted a 71-49 win over the Greyhounds on Sunday in the River City Classic, hosted by St. Mary’s. ENMU (2-9), which has dropped six in a row, fell behind […]

Hounds lose in San Antonio

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANTONIO — Arkansas Tech overcame a six-point deficit with a 21-2 run late in the first half Saturday and the Wonder Boys held on for a 69-61 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in the River City Classic, hosted by St. Mary’s University. Four players scored in double figures for Arkansas […]

Hounds in San Antonio tourney action

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Four points. That’s the difference between a 4-5 record and a 2-7 mark for the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team. Well, sort of. The Greyhounds dropped two-point road decisions to Lone Star Conference North Division members Southeastern Oklahoma and East Central last week. In the former, the […]

Hounds 17th in regional cross country

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team placed 17th out of 22 teams Saturday in the NCAA Division II South Central Region championships, hosted by Incarnate Word. Junior Gilbert Manzanares led the Greyhounds, placing 79th overall in a time of 34 minutes, 22.1 seconds over 10 kilometers, while […]

Hounds rally for victory at St. Mary’s

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — Goals by senior defender Michael James and junior forward Jerry Varpilah less than 2 1/2 minutes apart midway through the second half rallied the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team to a 2-1 non-conference victory over St. Mary’s on Sunday. The Rattlers (5-11), who beat ENMU 1-0 in Portales […]

Oct. 17 Honors

The Force of One Martial Arts group of Clovis traveled to San Antonio, Texas to participate in the Taekwondo and Gumdo (sword) Championships on Sept. 27 under the leadership of Master Instructor Eric Suan.

Riders’ final destination: Helping wounded warriors

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Local riders from the American Legion Riders will join riders from the state and Arizona for a ride from Carlsbad to San Antonio to escort a truckload of toiletries such as soap, shampoo and shaving supplies to soldiers at Brooks Army Medical Center. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Johnny […]

ENMU drops four-game matches in tourney

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team hung close with its opponents Saturday, but the Zias were unable to break through in the season-opening St. Mary’s/ Texas MedClinic Invitational. The Zias (0-4) led in all four games against Missouri Southern, but dropped a 27-25, 22-25, 30-28, 25-18 decision to the […]

Zias dealt two losses in tourney

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANTONIO — Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team dropped a pair of matches Friday in the St. Mary’s/Texas MedClinic Invitational, falling to Augustana (S.D.) 25-21, 25-21, 25-15 and to the host Rattlers 25-16, 25-17, 28-26. Senior Vanessa Wilcox and freshman Sarah Koch each had six kills for the Zias against Augustana, […]

VA services online

Air Force Link San Antonio — The Department of Veterans Affairs is offering a new online service, My HealtheVet, which is a gateway to veteran health benefits and services. It provides access to trusted health information, links to federal and VA benefits and resources, the Personal Health Journal and online VA prescription refill service. In […]

Clovis Christian students recount senior trip

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Courtesy photo Clovis Christian seniors From left to right: Joel Glikas, Jonny White, Keeson Bell, Whitney Miller, Shaina Pool, Heather Urban, Amanda Riley, Cristen Woofford, Melody King, Michelle Cherry, Liz Cherry and Luke Ware. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer Most of the Clovis Christian Schools graduating seniors traveled to San Antonio and Padre Island […]

Local teens worried about license changes

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Antonio Martinez said he looks forward to getting his driver’s license when he turns 16 years old. But Gov. Bill Richardson’s new education initiatives has the Marshall Middle School seventh-grader worried he might have to wait a little longer to get it. Starting next school year, New Mexico eighth-graders […]

February 26, 2008 Military Digest

Madrid Air Force Airman Fabian J. Madrid has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Sylvia Madrid of Clovis. Madrid is a 2006 graduate of Clovis High School. Thompson Air Force Airman Crystal A. Thompson has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air […]