Struggling ENMU falls at A&M Kingsville

Freedom Newspapers KINGSVILLE, Texas — Senior forward Robert Hamilton led five players in double figures and Hamilton and junior guard Quendale Allensworth compiled double-doubles Saturday as Texas A&M-Kingsville rolled past struggling Eastern New Mexico University 85-72 in a Lone Star Conference South Division men’s basketball game. Hamilton scored 21 points and led the Javelinas (13-6, […]

Snyder eliminates Muleshoe

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Muleshoe junior Brady Black rushed for 111 yards in Friday’s 42-16 loss to Snyder in Lubbock. The loss in the Class 3A Division II area round left Muleshoe at 9-3 on the season. (CNJ correspondent: Norman Brantley) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent LUBBOCK — Such a promising start. Such a disappointing finish. Muleshoe parlayed an […]

Clovis roundup

CNJ staff Lady Cats win Borger Invite BORGER, Texas — The Clovis girls cross country team started the season Saturday by winning the five-team Borger Invitational. The Lady Wildcats grabbed three of the top five spots and finished with 48 points. Amarillo Tascosa was second with 58 points and Dumas third with 61. Junior Tori […]

City champ wins again after 7-year long layoff

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David Gutierrez, of Clovis, finishes a drive on the 18th tee during the Clovis City Golf Championship on Sunday at the Clovis Municipal Golf Course. He won the title with a two-round total 137. (CNJ staff photo, Loretta Kos) CNJ staff reports Some golfers are eternal pessimists. Dave Gutierrez won the Clovis men’s city championship […]

Clovis’ Root flirts with no-hitter

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Clovis shortstop Jared Montoya cannot reach the throw as Levelland shortstop Bryan Ashley slides safely after stealing second base during the fourth inning of Tuesday’s second game of a doubleheader at Bell Park. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner First David Root lost his no-hitter. Then he lost his control. But the Clovis right-hander […]

Chavez ties for ninth, Reid ties for 16th in AJGA event

CNJ STAFF ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High seniors Guillermo Chavez and Travis Reid finished in ties for ninth and 16th place, respectively, in the American Junior Golf Association’s Southwestern Junior tournament at Isleta Eagle Golf Course. The 54-hole event concluded on Friday, with Jeffrey Edelman of Southlake, Texas, shooting a six-under-par 210 and taking the title […]

Wildcat golfers fourth

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Guillermo Chavez fired his second-straight sub-par round in tournament play, helping Clovis finish third at the La Cueva Invitational golf tournament Monday at Arroyo del Oso Golf Course. Chavez, a junior, shot a 2-under-par 70 and finished a stroke back of medalist Casey Caldwell of Albuquerque Academy. He shot a season-best […]

Wildcat golfers fourth at NMMI

CNJ staff ROSWELL — Junior Guillermo Chavez shot a 3-under-par 69 to lead short-handed Clovis to a fourth-place tie in the New Mexico Military Institute Invitational golf tournament Thursday at NMMI Golf Course. Roswell Goddard edged NMMI on a tiebreaker for the boys team title after both teams finished tied at 295. Clovis finished at […]

Hounds have no answer for Brown

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Eastern senior guard David Hamilton is fouled hard by Texas A&M-Kingsville’s Danny Armelin. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Will Brown came out firing and never let up. The Texas A&M-Kingsville senior guard hit 10 of his first 11 shots, including five 3-pointers, and finished with 46 points to lead the […]

Clovis looking for net gains

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Clovis freshman Kayla Schaap works on her volley game. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Dave Wagner Patricia Gallegos figures her task of trying to get to the Class 5A state tennis tournament should be a little easier this year. After all, the Clovis High junior has qualified each of the past two seasons — […]

Zias’ hot shooting overcomes turnover woes

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Eastern New Mexico University junior Laci Lee drives to the basket. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Rick White PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico continued its schizophrenic offensive ways, countering splendid shooting with sloppy ball handling in Thursday’s 84-63 win over Tarleton State in a Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game. Jereena Bosket led a […]

Texico stampedes into 1A semifinals

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Texico senior Mark Peabody scores his third touchdown of Satrurday’s win over Springer. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Rick White TEXICO — Johnny Serrano and the Texico Wolverines ran wild. Springer’s Matt Tafoya ran for his life. Texico didn’t turn the ball over. Springer did five times. Texico finished with more than 400 yards. […]

Focused Wildcats breeze to 4-5A title

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Brian Romero led a 1-2 finish for the Wildcats. CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Brian Romero wasn’t about to finish second — even if it was at the expense of a teammate. Pulling away from fellow Clovis High senior Matt Appelman in the final mile, Romero toured the gravel-strewn Bear Canyon Arroyo course in 16 minutes […]

Wolverines pummel Falcons

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Texico running back Johnny Serrano attempts to hurdle a Loving defender during the second half of Friday’s game Friday night in Texico. Photo by Eric Kluth. Rick White TEXICO — The Texico Wolverines play football with all the subtlety of a sledgehammer. Whether it was Johnny Serrano bowling over tacklers in the secondary or senior […]

CHS boys harrier third at Sandia

CNJ STAFF ALBUQUERQUE — Senior Brian Romero led three Clovis High runners in the top 10 Saturday as the Wildcats finished third in the varsity boys division of the Sandia Invitational cross country meet. Small-school power Jemez Valley dominated the field, comprised of mostly Class 4A and 5A schools, behind individual winner Vernon Tosa. Jemez […]

Wildcats win at Plainview

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Seniors Matt Appleman and Tyrell Northcutt went 2-3 to lead the Clovis High boys cross country team to victory on Saturday in the Plainview Invitational. The Wildcats, who lost by one point to host Hereford in the season-opening Borger Invitational on Aug. 30, finished with 40 team points this time […]

Hound harriers first in Canyon

CNJ Staff CANYON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s men had five of the top 14 runners on Friday and posted a team victory in the Buffalo Stampede cross country meet, hosted by West Texas A&M. Ricardo Hernandez finished third for the Greyhounds in 28 minutes, 23 seconds over the five-mile run, while Orlando Sanchez […]

Trojans march over Cats

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CNJ staff photo: Rick White/Clovis senior Mark Replogle is brought down by Mayfield’s Sam Gonzales. Rick White LAS CRUCES — Jeremy Lawson has finished his last two games against Clovis on the sidelines. A year ago, Lawson was knocked unconscious when a pass over the middle and Clovis all-state free safety Joey Garcia arrived at […]

Zias win in final tuneup

CNJ STAFF PORTALES — Freshman midfielder Anna Funck scored a hat trick Saturday as the first-year Eastern New Mexico University soccer program completed its preseason scrimmage schedule with a 3-0 victory over the Lubbock Ice Club team at the ENMU soccer field. The Zias, who finished the preseason with a 1-2 record, open the regular […]

Cannon airman wins Clovis city golf championship

CNJ staff Randy Moore recovered from a potentially disastrous start and went on to win the two-day Clovis City Championship Sunday at Clovis Municipal Golf Course. A weapons specialist at Cannon Air Force Base, Moore rebounded from a triple bogey on the first hole to shoot a 75 and win the 36-hole tournament title by […]