ENMU’s Lelei falls short in cross country regional

CNJ staff WARRENSBURG, Mo. — Eastern New Mexico University junior Nimrod Lelei just missed qualifying for NCAA Division II national cross country competition on Saturday, placing ninth overall in the South Central Region meet hosted by Central Missouri. ENMU’s men finished 13th out of 17 teams overall, while the women came in 15th out of […]

ENMU competes in Arkansas meet

CNJ staff FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — In a field dominated by Division I programs, Eastern New Mexico University’s men finished 29th out of 33 teams while the women were 38th out of 43 in Saturday’s Chile Pepper Festival cross country meet, hosted by the University of Arkansas. ENMU finished with a score of 757 in the […]

CHS CROSS COUNTRY: Cats, Lady Cats sweep team titles at Hobbs

CNJ staff HOBBS — Clovis High dominated varsity competition in Thursday’s Hobbs Invitational cross country meet, sweeping easily to both team titles. The CHS girls put all six of their runners in the top nine and finished with 17 points to 40 for the runnerup Lady Eagles. On the boys’ side, Clovis finished with 28 […]

CHS CROSS COUNTRY: Lady Cats take team title

CNJ staff ROSWELL — Clovis High’s girls took three of the top five positions and the Lady Wildcats cruised to a team title on Saturday in the Southeast New Mexico Invitational cross country meet, hosted by New Mexico Military. Caitlin Waters finished second, Nicole Johnson third and Michelle Schenck fifth for the Lady Cats, who […]

CHS CROSS COUNTRY: CHS sweeps varsity crowns in own meet

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Senior James Chavez helped Clovis High’s boys win their own cross country invitational on Saturday at Ned Houk Park, leading the Wildcats with a fourth-place individual finish in a time of 18 minutes, 31 seconds. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High’s Caitlin Waters was perfectly happy to let […]

ENMU runners finish eighth, ninth

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Junior Nimrod Lelei finished 12th in a field of 110 runners on Saturday as the Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team finished eighth out of 13 full teams in the Lobo Invitational, hosted by the University of New Mexico. Lelei ran a time of 26 minutes, 17 seconds over […]

ENMU blown out by Northeastern in opener

CNJ staff TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Junior running back Erick Hatchett and junior wide receiver Jarrett Byers scored three touchdowns apiece and Northeastern State ran away to a 42-7 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Thursday in a Lone Star Conference crossover football game. The Redmen (1-1), winners in only five games over John Horner’s […]

Fort Sumner’s tombstone races create more legends

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Clovis’ Devin Sweet of Clovis placed second in the men’s open division of the tombstone races. (DeBaca County News photo: Scot Stinnett) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent FORT SUMNER — There’s legends, and then there’s legends so big that they beget even more legends. The Billy the Kid tombstone races at Old Fort Days are […]

Gateway dethrones Texico in 1A baseball

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Gateway Christian first baseman Antonio Oaxaca tags Texico’s Theo Marez as he tries to get back to the bag during Friday’s Class 1A state baseball championship game in Texico. (Albuquerque Journal photo: Jim Thompson) Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — This time, the Class 1A championship baseball game with the football score went Gateway Christian’s […]

That’s Moore better: CHS senior wins district title

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Clovis senior Jordan Moore started the District 4-5A tournament with six straight pars. Then, on hole No. 7, Moore hit his drive out of bounds and finished with a double bogey. Moore said he carried some of his disappointment with him to the tee box on the eighth hole. […]