Red-hot Cowboys down ENMU

CNJ staff PORTALES — Maybe the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team should have played New Mexico Highlands early in the season. The Greyhounds fared much better against the Cowboys than in their earlier clash, but the result was the same — an 11-7 loss on Tuesday night at Greyhound Field. Two weeks earlier, Highlands […]

Highlands crushes Hounds

CNJ staff LAS VEGAS, N.M — New Mexico Highlands had a run on the board before getting a hit on Tuesday against Eastern New Mexico University. That was certainly bad news for the Greyhounds. Once they started raking, the Cowboys pounded out 26 hits and rolled to a 24-5 rout in a non-conference clash. All […]

CCS earns semifinals with win


House’s Ronnie Eldridge, right, tries to block a shot attempt by Clovis Christian’s Will Genitski during Tuesday’s District 4-1A tournament game at the CCS gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Coach Randy McBroom said his Clovis Christian boys have had trouble putting together consistent games through the regular season, […]

Wolverines top Plains for tourney title

CNJ staff TEXICO — Texico boys coach Richard Luscombe said in order for the Wolverines to beat the up-tempo Plains Cowboys in Saturday’s boys finals of the Citizens Bank Border Shootout, they would have to control the game’s pace. They did just that Saturday night, posting a 51-35 victory to capture the title. Junior Daniel […]

Hounds top Cowboys for first victory


ENMU senior Mikal Monette and New Mexico Highlands freshman David Omogham battle for a rebound during the first half of Tuesday night’s game at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University senior forward Mikal Monette said a win is a win. Monette scored 14 […]

Baskett flying high


MCT Photo: George BridgesHank Baskett will suit up for his first NFL regular-season game Sunday when Philadelphia plays the Texans in Houston. By Jon Marks: CNJ Correspondent PHILADELPHIA — On Labor Day, Hank Baskett worked. And also packed. He worked for his new employer, the Philadelphia Eagles, having learned over the weekend — while he […]

Song rattles cowboy image

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer In a house on the dry, windy plains of New Mexico, the first gay-themed country song performed by a major artist was penned. Lubbock-born singer-songwriter Ned Sublette wrote “Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly Fond of Each Other” when he spent time in his parents’ Portales home in the summer of […]

2/15 Letters to the editor

County residents stranded after 2 a.m. I noticed the ad in Sunday’s newspaper about Doug Bowman running for sheriff. I am very interested to know what Bowman or anyone else running for the position is going to do to change the Sheriff’s Department. We have recently had two robberies at our business in town, then […]

2/5 Letters to the editor

‘Brokeback’ doesn’t apply to all cowboys In reference to Thursday’s CNJ story about “Brokeback Mountain:” One man interviewed for the story seems to think he can make sweeping generalizations about cowboys. He said cowboys have morals that include abstaining from sex before marriage, and honesty. But my best friend’s heart was broken by a cowboy […]

Two thumbs down: Gay cowboy movie gets poor reception


“Brokeback Mountain,” a story about two cowboys who fall in love, had a poor showing in Clovis despite good reviews and Academy Awards nominations. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer There are many in this town of roughly 35,000 who have built a life around agriculture. It is an industry that […]