Hounds absorb 22-19 loss at East Central

CNJ staff ADA, Okla. — If the Eastern New Mexico University football team has any Lone Star Conference North Division title hopes, the Greyhounds are going to need considerable help. Junior quarterback Tyler Vanderzee’s third touchdown pass to Chris Espinoza, an 8-yarder with 2:07 left, lifted East Central to 22-19 victory over the Hounds and […]

Zias slip past East Central in five games

CNJ staff ADA, Okla. — Junior middle blockers Jessica King and Kristen Beck each had two kills in a match-ending 7-1 run in the fifth game and Eastern New Mexico University pulled out a 22-25, 25-20, 25-18, 24-26, 15-12 Lone Star Conference volleyball win over East Central Thursday night. It marked for the first LSC […]

Clovis Christian School hopes to consolidate campuses

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Illustration: David Petty Phase I of Clovis Christian’s east campus is the left wing. The rest of the construction, phase II, will cost $6 million. Clovis Christian School has had two buyers interested in their secondary campus on Hinkle Street this year. The school is hoping to sell the 98-year-old building to move the entire […]

Gus Macker tournament rescheduled for Saturday

Kevin Wilson Gus Macker is taking another shot at Clovis. A 3-on-3 basketball tournament originally set for June is scheduled to tip off 8 a.m. Saturday in the east parking lots of Clovis Community College, adjacent to the Health and Fitness Center. “We’re all set, ready to come,” said Patty Donovan, a marketing manager for […]

Mental fences can keep us from forgiveness

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist When I go visit my sister Susie in Minnesota, we go walking. Close to her home is a paved path several miles long. The dirt path goes east by a baseball practice field where kids are gearing up for the season. Then it stretches by a field that boarders a […]

East Central hammers Hounds twice

CNJ staff ADA, Okla. — While the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team remains in the thick of the race for a spot in the six-team Lone Star Conference baseball tournament, the Greyhounds are certainly having problems holding teams down of late. With a chance to move into fourth place in the LSC, ENMU absorbed […]

Press Release: Aquatic center will be closed March 15-19 for repairs

THE CLOVIS AQUATIC CENTER LOCATED AT 1700 EAST 7TH STREET WILL BE CLOSED FOR REPAIRS DURING THE WEEK OF MARCH 15-19, 2010. For more information please contact the Aquatic Center at 575-762-4519.

Press release: More snow possible

Another round of rain and snow is possible by midweek across much of north and central New Mexico, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. A deep upper level storm system currently over the eastern Pacific ocean is expected to push east into northern old Mexico Wednesday morning then across eastern New Mexico through […]

Muleshoe’s Riley named offensive coordinator at East Carolina

The Associated Press GEENVILLE, N.C. – Muleshoe’s Lincoln Riley has been named offensive coordinator at East Carolina University, according to an announcement Friday from head football coach Ruffin McNeill. Ruffin, who served as Texas Tech’s defensive coordinator for the last two seasons, was named the Pirates head coach Thursday. Riley, 26, and McNeill worked together […]

Hounds can’t keep pace with hot-shooting East Central

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo ENMU guard Victor Reid takes the ball to the basket against East Centra’s Wayne Andrews during Saturday’s Lone Star Conference men’s crossove game at Greyhound Arena. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — East Central gave up nearly 100 points Saturday, but the Tigers won and coach Terry Shannon […]

ENMU-East Central basketball capsules

CNJ staff MenENMU (4-2) vs. East Central (1-2), 4 p.m. today in a Lone Star Conference crossover game at Greyhound Arena.Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9.Last outing: The Greyhounds erased a 19-point, first-half deficit to lead briefly down the stretch, but lost 67-63 to Southeastern Oklahoma in a crossover game at Greyhound Arena. ECU lost Thursday at West […]

East Valley Tribune may have buyer

Freedom Communications Freedom Communications has received a letter of intent to purchase the East Valley Tribune in Mesa, Ariz., and keep the Pulitzer-Prize winning newspaper and Web site operating, Publisher Julie Moreno said Friday. Freedom, which is operating under Chapter 11 of the Federal Bankruptcy Code, will seek approval from the bankruptcy judge to complete […]

East Central rallies past Zias

CNJ staff ADA, Okla. — Sophomore forward Whitney Watts scored her 12th and 13th goals of the season in the second half Friday as East Central rallied for a 3-2 Lone Star Conference women’s soccer victory over Eastern New Mexico University. Trailing 2-1 at halftime, Watts brought the Lady Tigers (6-7-2, 3-6-0 LSC) from behind, […]

Hounds, East Central split twin bill

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Eastern New Mexico University first baseman Kevin Thompson tries to make the tag on East Central University’s Tyler Gillum during the fourth inning of the first game of Friday’s doubleheader in Portales. Gillum made it back safely back to the Freedom New Mexico Second baseman Garrett Cook went 2-for-4 with […]

Drug task force arrest nine in meth busts

CNJ Staff The Region V Drug Task Force and local law enforcement arrested nine people and seized 17 grams of methamphetamine in connection with two separate drug busts last week. Thursday, agents serving a narcotics search warrant at 403 East 14th Street found 10 grams of meth, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and stolen electronic equipment in […]

U.S. can’t push Middle East peace process

Freedom New Mexico Perhaps the most poignant headline we saw regarding last week’s parliamentary elections in Israel ran over a Reuters story: “Israel faces gridlock, peace prospects dim.” Big surprise. Israel has a parliamentary system, meaning a prospective prime minister must put together a majority coalition in the 120-member Knesset, or Parliament. Current foreign minister […]

Bill aims for smaller school sizes

By Anne Constable: The New Mexican

Police: Tucumcari man assaulted, robbed for $5

Freedom New Mexico An elderly Tucumcari man is hospitalized in fair condition after he was beaten and kicked in the head for $5, police said. Joe Sandoval, 76, was taken to Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital for treatment following the attack Sunday, according to Quay County Magistrate Court documents. According to court records: Bobby Vandiver, […]

Hard to place fault in Middle East

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist When you’re bombarded with information about events on which the history is ancient and so complex hardly anyone commenting makes sense of them, it is tough to judge. That’s how it is with me and the current upheaval between Israel and Hamas. The news reports at the beginning […]

Crash claims life of Clovis man

CNJ staff A 31-year-old Clovis man died Tuesday from injuries suffered last week in a two-car collision east of Clovis. Wesley Hess died at 1:58 p.m. (CST) at the University Medical Center in Lubbock, according to a New Mexico State Police news release. State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock said Hess sustained multiple injuries including blunt […]