Letter to the editor: Coyotes forced to feed on livestock

I tried to stay out of the debate, but Calvin Lary’s letter about “nature’s way of balance” was just too much to swallow. Yes, nature has a way of balancing life out here on the Plains. It is an ancient plan and has worked for eons, until man came out here and tried to turn […]

Lady Cats rally to win

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis High junior Jasiman Dykes moves the ball around a Roswell High player during Monday’s girls soccer match-up at Yucca Complex. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Down by three goals, the Clovis High girls soccer team went on an offensive explosion Monday night. The Lady Wildcats scored four goals […]

Dora starting up football program

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The Dora Coyotes are joining Floyd, Melrose and Clovis Christian in area 8-man Friday night football frenzy. Dora may be fielding its first football team, but the Coyotes expect to win. “We set high expectations,” coach Pablo Pena said. “We plan on going out there and not just […]

Gateway pulls away from Dora

Dora’s Clay Smith splits Gateway Christian defenders Joshua Hunter, left, and Jevvon Hunter during Saturday’s Class 1A state championship game at The Pit in Albuquerque. Gateway pulled away late for a 59-43 win. By Dave Wagner: CN sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — Dora knew it would have to contain Gateway Christian brothers Jevvon and Joshua Hunter […]

Dora wakes Elida from dream streak

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Elida’s Ryan Best, right, shoots over Cliff defender Ryan Robertson in a Class 1A semifinal at Rio Rancho High School Wednesday. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer RIO RANCHO — The Dora Coyotes will go for their second Class 1A boys state championship in five years on Saturday. Reserves Wesley […]

Saturday’s area prep capsules

CNJ staff Boys * House defeated Grady 53-44 in a District 4-1A matchup on Saturday at House as Ronnie Eldridge scored 17 points and Chris Wooldridge added 13 for the Cowboys. “We made some crucial turnovers,” Grady coach Jim Kneipp said. “And that gave them the momentum.” Grady (4-15, 1-4 district) scored just four points […]

Elida girls take charge early against Dora

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers DORA — The Elida Lady Tigers were on the prowl Friday night, beating the Dora Lady Coyotes 67-31 in District 3-1A play. “I thought we came out aggressive; that’s what we wanted to do,” Elida coach Dan Howard said. “We jumped on them with our press early.” The Lady Tigers […]

Roswell High turns back Rams

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Portales’ Chance Sherburne looks for a shot over Roswell High defender Andrew Aho, right, during Friday’s matchup at Portales High School. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers Portales boys coach Mark Gallegos wanted to know if his Rams could compete with one of the top teams in Class 4A. After Friday […]

Cats improve to 7-0 with rout of Coyotes

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Clovis junior Manuel Robles scored 12 points off the bench in the Wildcats’ win over Roswell High. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer J.D. Isler believes opponents aren’t always ready for what they get with his Clovis High boys basketball team. “We’re the kind of team that doesn’t look very […]

Vixens topple Tatum

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleFort Sumner’s Bree’Anna Lucero jumps to spike the ball Saturday’s Class 1A state volleyball championship match at Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque. The Vixens defeated defending champ Tatum in four games. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — With the championship in sight, there was no messing around by Fort Sumner’s […]