Curry County Cats pull out win

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Tony Bullocks: CMI photo Curry County Cats defensive back Marcus Walker makes the interception in the second quarter to stop a Las Cruces King drive Saturday at Leon Williams Stadium in Clovis and allowed the Cats to go into half-time tied 7-7. CMI staff It was hard work, but the Curry County Cats got it […]

Titans hand Curry County Cats shutout loss

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Curry County Cats running back Brian Mead turns the corner on a kickoff return during the second quarter of Saturday’s New Mexico Premier League season opener against the New Mexico Titans at Leon Williams Stadium. Kevin Wilson Even in the confines of Leon Williams Stadium, the New Mexico Titans just […]

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Curry County Cats look to finish perfect preseason

CNJ staff The Curry County Cats will face a tough test Saturday night as they try to finish a perfect preseason. The semi-pro Cats are heading to Midland, Texas, to face the West Texas Drillers in a 7 p.m. (CST) exhibition contest at Grande Communications Stadium. The Cats won their first two games comfortably, 50-0 […]

Rio Rancho beats Clovis 27-14

RIO RANCHO —Jason Fitzpatrick threw for a pair of touchdowns in the third quarter and Rio Rancho beat Clovis 27-14 Friday. Sophomore Kamal Cass scored on a 10-yard run and 61-yard screen pass for Clovis (2-3), which dropped its third straight game. Rio Rancho (3-2) led 6-0 at halftime on a pair of Carlos Garcia […]

Letters to the editor: Pets need to be kept confined

Pets need to be kept confined I am wondering why the people of Colonial Parkway find that they do not have to abide by the municipal code: 6.08.050 dogs and cats — running at large prohibited. Every time my husband and I go for a walk in our neighborhood, we have some random dog come […]

In search of ponies: Stowaway cats meet adventure

Sharna Johnson The dark pockets and crevices, nooks and crannies surely held a plethora of mystery and fun, or that’s how it must have looked to Kisten anyway. Several hours later, whatever fun might have hidden there was long gone as Kisten — wide-eyed and dropping thousands of stressed follicles by the minute — climbed […]

CATS taking after-school reservations

CNJ staff Clovis Area Transit System will begin taking reservations 7 a.m. Friday for after-school transport for the upcoming school year. All reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Routes will be determined based on reservations placed at each school and available drivers, and extra reservations will be placed on a waiting list. No transportation […]

Curry County Cats’ season ends in playoff loss

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — No matter how well you play on defense, you still have to score to win. The Curry County Cats’ first season ended on Sunday in the Pecos Division playoff finals. Curry County managed only four first downs and lost to the unbeaten Albuquerque Titans 14-0 in a game played on a […]

Late TDs lifts Cats to victory

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Morris Sharp celebrates after scoring the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter of Saturday night’s New Mexico Premier League playoff game at Leon Williams Stadium. Sharp fell on a loose ball on the kickoff with 5:27 left to seal the Curry County Cats’ 13-6 win. Kevin Wilson Morris Sharp wasn’t sure what his opportunity was […]

Fistful of weekend events keep residents busy

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Jim Shirley gets his calf in position to tie it down during Saturday action at the Joe’s Boot Shop calf roping competition at the Curry County Events Center. Shirley posted a time of 10.14. Kevin Wilson From kites to bikes to football to fiestas, from high winds to high honors, […]

Curry County Cats preview capsule

CNJ staff Las Cruces Kings (5-3) at Curry County Cats (6-2) • What: New Mexico Premier League first-round playoff game • When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday • Where: Leon Williams Stadium, Clovis • Of note: The Cats finished second and the Kings third in the Pecos Division of the NMPL. … Curry County hasn’t actually played […]

Miners hand Curry County Cats 32-6 loss

CNJ staff RIO RANCHO — In their final regular-season game Sunday, the Curry County Cats took one on the chin. The Farmington-based Four-Corners Miners scored a touchdown in each quarter and handed the Cats a 32-6 loss in a game played at Rio Rancho High School. Farmington (7-1) was the winner of the New Mexico […]

Curry County Cats pick up forfeit win

CNJ staff The Curry County Cats’ football game schedule for Sunday has been canceled, according to coach Paul Lopez. The Cats’ opponent, the Albuquerque Razorbacks, forfeited the game. Also, Curry County’s April 17 game against the New Mexico Miners of Farmiongton has been moved to Albuquerque, Lopez said. Curry County (6-1) will likely host a […]

Curry County Cats get forfeit win

CNJ staff The Curry County Cats picked up their fifth win in six tries Sunday the easy way — by forfeit. The Roswell Rhinos, apparently hurting with injuries, showed up with only nine players at Leon Williams Stadium. Curry County coach Paul Lopez “loaned” a few players to the Rhinos and the teams played a […]

Curry County Cats capsule

CNJ staff Roswell Rhinos (4-2) at Curry County Cats (4-1) When: 1:30 p.m. Sunday Where: Leon Williams Stadium. Of note: It’s a non-league game. The Rhinos play in the New Mexico Football League while the Cats compete in the New Mexico Premier League. … The Rhinos defeated the New Mexico Sun Devils 60-28 in Roswell […]

Curry County Cats absorb first setback

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — The Albuquerque Titans scored a pair of third-quarter touchdowns Sunday and handed the Curry County Cats their first loss of the season, a 17-6 decision in New Mexico Premier League play. The teams battled to a scoreless tie at halftime, but the Titans’ Phillip Williams — a 2004 Clovis High graduate […]

Curry County Cats play at home on Sunday

CNJ staff The Curry County Cats will host the Roswell Rhinos in a 2 p.m. kickoff on Sunday at Leon Williams Stadium. The Cats improved to 4-0 last weekend with a 34-13 win over the Alamogordo Desert Dawgs, their second consecutive road triumph after winning their first two games at home.

Thursday morning briefing: A video game, the truth about cats and dogs and a Spring Fling

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Video game of the week From our own particularly picky gamer Jenna Zamie. Game: Shogun 2: Total War Genre: Turn-based strategy System: PC What is it? The latest in this strategy game series is artistic, formidable and action-packed.ESRB Rating: Teen Web site: http://www.totalwar.com/shogun2 Compiled […]

Curry County Cats improve to 4-0

CNJ staff ALAMOGORDO — The Curry County Cats left little doubt early on in their fourth win of the season. The visiting Cats opened with 28 unanswered points in a 34-13 win on Saturday over the Alamogordo Desert Dawgs. Quin Culiver threw for a pair of touchdowns after the Cats opened the scoring with first-quarter […]