Falcons rout Cougars, 35-14, in conference opener

USAF photo: Mike Kaplan Falcons wide receiver Mikel Hunter pulls in a pass for a touchdown during the Air Force-BYU game at Falcon Stadium on Sept. 11. By Staff Sgt. Don Branum: U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs FALCON STADIUM — Air Force’s defense held BYU to just 126 yards of total offense in the […]

Hounds no match for Division I Cougars

Freedom New Mexico Freedom New Mexico PROVO, Utah — The Brigham Young men’s basketball team is pushing for a spot in college basketball’s Top 25, and the Cougars did little to hurt their chances Saturday night. Reserve Michael Loyd Jr. scored a game-high 17 points, leading four players in double figures as the Cougars rolled […]

Zias add assistant soccer coach

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico University added former West Virginia Wesleyan College midfielder Katie Schubert as an assistant coach. Shubert, a two-time West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference player of the year, played for the Real Colorado Cougars of the W-League and the Atlantic City Diablos of the Women’s Professional Soccer League. Schubert has coached youth […]

Falcons hold off Cougars

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USAF photo: John Van Winkle U.S. Air Force Academy defensive end Jake Paulson latches onto Houston quarterback Case Keenum for a sack on Sept. 13 in Dallas. Paulson ended the game with 2.5 sacks and seven tackles as the Falcons upped their record to 3-0 with a win over Houston. By Maj. Brett Ashworth: U.S. […]

Hounds rout Cougars in opener

CNJ staff LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Sophomore midfielder Ryan McClanahan scored two goals and junior forward Jared Morris added a goal and an assist Saturday as the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team opened its season with a 6-1 win over Colorado Christian. McClanahan scored the game’s opening two goals, the first on a penalty […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Cats dig deep for win

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Clovis High fullback Manuel Robles breaks off a long run in Saturday’s 21-13 win over Cibola in Albuquerque. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer What happened: Clovis ended Cibola’s chances for an undefeated season with a 21-13 victory Friday night at Milne Stadium. Why it happened: After holding Cibola scorelss […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Cats outlast Cibola

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Clovis High’s Blake Hicks (88) and Michael Cohen (75) bring down Cibola quarterback Jonathan Mader (6) at Milne Stadium in Albuquerque on Saturday. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — Clinging to a one-point lead late in the fourth quarter, visions of Clovis High’s heartbreaking loss to Palo Duro […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Ex-Highland coach makes transition to Cibola

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Clovis High’s Michael Howard (57) and Michael Lewis (86) tackle Goddard’s Chase Kyser in last week’s 35-21 win over Goddard in Roswell. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Judge Chavez spent more than half of his 28 years of coaching at Highland High School. Chavez said he has fond memories […]

Cibola outslugs Wildcats

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Cibola rode its potent offense to a 11-1 win over Clovis on Saturday in the first round of the Class 5A state baseball tournament. The fourth-seeded Cougars roughed up two Clovis pitchers for 11 hits in a game that ended after the fifth inning due to the 10-run mercy rule. “We […]

Hounds’ offense explodes in win

CNJ STAFF LAKEWOOD, Colo. — It was not a good day to be a pitcher Wednesday at All-Star Park. In a game featuring a combined 40 hits and 10 doubles, Eastern New Mexico University topped Colorado Christian in a 21-14 shootout. ENMU designated hitter Tyler Brown drove in runs with five hits and also scored […]

Red-hot Cibola cooks Clovis for first district win

CNJ staff Albuquerque — The Cibola Cougars shot themselves back into the District 4-5A race. Cibola’s Roman Andrade, Jeff Apodaca and Derek Apodaca combined for 11 3-pointers and 54 points as the Cougars beat Clovis 73-55 Friday in Albuquerque. Andrade led Cibola with 21 points. “It was all their guards shooting,” Clovis coach J.D. Isler […]

Red hot Cibola roasts Clovis

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Senior point guard Roman Andrade and the Cibola Cougars shot themselves back into the District 4-5A race. Andrade scored 25 points and Cibola hit 11 3-pointers Friday as the Cougars beat Clovis 73-55. The Cougars, ranked third in thr Albuquerque Journal Coaches’ Poll, used a dominating third quarter to put Clovis […]

No. 3 Cibola looking for first district win

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Cibola’s stay at the top didn’t last long. Clovis regained the top spot in this week’s Albuquerque Journal Coaches’ Poll, a combination of the Wildcats starting District 4-5A play with a pair of wins while the Cougars opened with a pair of stunning losses. “It was going well until […]

Clovis volleyball falls to Cibola

Eric Butler CNJ Correspondent By Eric Butler CNJ CORRESPONDENT Too much size on the other side of the net was the problem for the Clovis volleyball squad on Saturday, according to coach Darrel Ray. The Wildcats, however, at least improved on a three-game sweep at the hands of Cibola earlier in the year by, this […]

Cibola sweeps Lady Cats

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Cibola outsized and outplayed the Clovis volleyball team Saturday in a 25-16, 25-15, 25-16 District 4-5A win. “That might be, collectively, the best team we’ve seen all year,” Clovis coach Darrel Ray said. Ray added he wanted his younger, less experienced team to learn from playing the Lady Cougars. Ray said […]

Washington St. edges Lobos

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Washington State’s Alex Teems (21) breaks up a pass to New Mexico’s Hank Baskett during the second quarter of Friday’s game at University Stadium in Albuquerque. Baskett, a 2001 Clovis High grad, caught nine passes for 165 yards in the Lobos’ 21-17 l The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Josh Swogger passed for three touchdowns and […]