Blackmon earns MVP honors

CNJ staff Former Clovis High standout Brittany Blackmon closed out her two-year career at South Plains College in Levelland, Texas, by earning most valuable player honors for the 2007-08 Western Junior College Athletic Conference basketball season. Blackmon, who helped Clovis High to a 30-0 record and the Class 5A girls state championship in 2005, averaged […]

Feb. 9 – Just checking

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU junior Jessica Pacheco meets with head coach Amber Daniels to make sure she’s received the signals correctly before she bats Saturday at the double header at Zia Field.

ENMU softball team rolls to easy wins

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks ENMU pitcher Brittany Regalado tries to make the tag on College of the Southwest runner Katie Harrison in the first game of Wednesday’s doubleheader at Zia Softball Field. Harrison scored on the play, but the Zias swept the doubleheader 11-3 and 28-0. CNJ staff PORTALES — Sophomore second baseman Rebecca […]

Hounds claim third win

Freedom New Mexico LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Junior guard Marquis Ruffin scored a season-best 19 points and Eastern New Mexico University overcame a 10-point, first-half deficit to beat New Mexico Highlands 80-65 Monday night in men’s college basketball. ENMU (3-7), which snapped a six-game losing streak, had only seven players in uniform. But all seven […]

Northeastern State posts win over Zias

CNJ staff TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Junior guard Lindsey Sams went 6-for-8 from the field and scored 19 points, leading four Northeastern State starters in double figures as the RiverHawks posted a 77-67 victory over Eastern New Mexico University Thursday night in a Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game. Northeastern State (3-5) built a 20-point lead […]

Commerce sweeps past Zias

CNJ staff COMMERCE, Texas — Senior middle blocker Colleen Favaro posted a double-double with 16 kills and 13 digs Thursday night as Texas A&M-Commerce kept Eastern New Mexico University reeling with a 30-17, 30-26, 30-21 Lone Star Conference volleyball sweep. The loss was the 12th in a row and 17th in 18 matches for the […]

Zias drop pair of matches

CNJ staff DURANGO, Colo. — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team finished off a winless weekend in a tournament hosted by Fort Lewis, losing on Saturday to Colorado State-Pueblo in a 24-30, 32-30, 30-28, 30-28 squeaker before falling 30-15, 30-17, 30-16 to Ashland (Ohio), the eighth-ranked team in NCAA Division II. Taren Frazier led […]

Zia 11-12s rally to notch title

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Members of the Clovis Zia All-Stars celebrate their District 3 championship Saturday night at Beachum Field. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Leave it to the girl on the team to save the day. Trailing 4-3 and down to its final out, Zia’s Niki Cordova blasted a first-pitch, three-run double […]

Roosevelt edges Zia

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Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry Clovis Zia’s Tyler Romero squares up to bunt during semifinal action Thursday of the District 3 Little League playoffs at Rotary Park in Portales. Roosevelt County won the game 5-3. Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Roosevelt County overcame a two-run deficit and home run taken away on appeal Thursday to defeat Clovis […]

Clovis sweeps Hereford

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Staff photo: Andy DeLisle Clovis High’s Jordan Jacobs dives back to first base against Hereford on Thursday afternoon at Bell Park. CNJ staff Clovis rode the one-two offensive punch of Parker Wood and Jarod Kiser in the opener and a pitcher-by-committee approach in the nightcap Thursday en route to sweeping Hereford in a summer league […]

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 […]

CHS BASEBALL: Cats post sweep of Roswell High

CNJ staff ROSWELL — All it seemed to take, Clovis High coach Shane Shallenberger said, was breaking out of a losing streak. Jonathan Ware saw the Wildcats’ 4-0 lead pared to a run in the sixth, then gave up two hits in the seventh before nailing down the 4-3 win over Roswell High in the […]

ENMU’s struggles continue

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ENMU second baseman Mike McDuffie lunges to backhand a wide throw as Central Oklahoma’s Dean McIntyre slides into second with a stolen base in the first game of Saturday’s baseball doubleheader at Greyhound Field. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) CNJ staff PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University baseball team rallied to tie Central Oklahoma […]

Zias win under interim coach

CNJ staff HOBBS — Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team dominated early in the opener and late in the nightcap en route to a doubleheader sweep of College of the Southwest on Wednesday. The Zias scored six runs in the first and cruised to a 9-2 first-game win, then overcame a 4-0 first-inning deficit to […]

ENMU drops doubleheader

CNJ staff Cameron stretched Eastern New Mexico University’s losing streak to nine games, beating the Greyhounds 18-12 and a 7-6 loss Saturday in a Lone Star Conference Crossover doubleheader at McCord Field. After being down 4-0 in the first game, Cameron (11-10) exploded for 11 runs in the second inning on seven singles and a […]

Southwestern posts sweep over Hounds

CNJ staff PORTALES — Southwestern Oklahoma hardly looked like a winless team in Friday’s Lone Star Conference crossover baseball doubleheader against Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Field. The Bulldogs, who brought an 0-9 record to Portales, pounded ENMU pitching for 32 runs on 32 hits and notched a 14-7, 18-8 sweep of the Greyhounds, […]

Hounds split with Southeastern for second day in row

CNJ staff DURANT, Okla. — Junior right-hander Evan Courteau bounced back from a rocky outing in his previous start to throw a complete-game six-hitter as Eastern New Mexico University beat Southeastern Oklahoma 3-1 on Saturday in the first game of a Lone Star Conference crossover baseball doubleheader. The Savage Storm won the second game 2-1 […]

ACU notches win over Zias

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Eastern senior forward Elizabeth drives to the hole for two of her 15 points against Abilene Christian Wednesday night at Greyhound Arena . ACU beat the Zias 83-73. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — As has happened numerous times in Lone Star Conference South Division play, Eastern New Mexico […]

Friday area girls prep capsules

CNJ staff * In a double overtime thriller, Sudan finished unbeaten in District 5-1A by defeating Bovina 54-52. The Hornets (20-7, 10-0 district) rallied from a 37-32 deficit in the third quarter. Jesus Rocha scored 15 points and Trent Quintana added 13 points for Bovina (12-10, 7-3). Bovina coach Willie Torres said Sudan’s final push […]

Hounds edge Orediggers in home opener

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ENMU pitcher Evan Corteau threw seven scoreless innings on Friday and got the win in the Greyhounds’ 3-2 victory over Colorado School of Mines at Greyhound Field. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Evan Courteau had managed his pitch count well and had a shutout through seven innings […]