Education feature: CHS principal touts program as road toward success

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis High School Principal Wayne Marshall has a display of memorabilia from his 20 years working in schools proudly displayed in his office. He plans to add to it while at CHS. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer As Wayne Marshall and his wife took their seats high in the […]

Texas Tech officials: Leach committed defiant act of insubordination

The Associated Press LUBBOCK — Texas Tech fired Mike Leach on Wednesday after the coach took the school to court to try to overturn his suspension for alleged mistreatment of an injured player. “I’m very sad to say there’s only one person to blame for this and it’s Mike Leach,” Texas Tech chancellor Kent Hance […]

Football: Falcons end season on a sour note with 38-21 loss to BYU

By Staff Sgt. Don Branum: U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs PROVO, Utah — The Falcons dropped their last game of the season to 22nd-ranked BYU 38-21 in the final game of the season Nov. 21. The Cougars took advantage Air Force turnovers, scoring two touchdowns from a fumble and interception in the second quarter […]

Hounds close season against first-year Cardinals

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU defensive back Mark Patterson and a teammate drag down a Tarleton State receiver during a game last month. The Greyhounds finish the campaign tonight against Incarnate Word at Blackwater Draw. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Incarnate Word has had an inaugural football season worth remembering. Eastern New Mexico, […]

Friday prep football scoreboard — Oct. 30

Class 5A Clovis 42, Carlsbad 7 Class 3A Lovington 64, Portales 14 Class 2A Santa Rosa 53, Tucumcari 7 Texico 28, Estancia 24 Class 1A Fort Sumner 54, Mescalero 14 8-man Clovis Christian 26, Logan 22 6-man Elida 65, Dora 18 San Jon 42, Vaughn 12 Texas Farwell 36, Morton 7 Bovina 21, Vega 7 […]

Prep scoreboard football — Oct. 23

Class 3A Portales 54, Ruidoso 39 Class 2A Texico 26, Tucumcari 7 Class 1A Hagerman 56, Fort Sumner 0 8-man Melrose 62, Logan 6 Clovis Christian 54, Floyd 8 6-man Hondo 68, Elida 20 Texas Farwell 35, Smyer 6 Bovina 63, Claude 0 Muleshoe 34, Childress 26 Go to www.enmvarsity.com for game stories and photos.

Football: Air Force shuts out Wyoming, 10-0

USAF photo: Rachel Boettcher Sophomore quarterback Tim Jefferson fumbles after being hit by Wyoming senior outside linebacker Weston Johnson during the Air Force-Wyoming game at Falcon Stadium on Saturday. By Staff Sgt. Don Branum: U.S. Air Force Academy U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Air Force Academy Falcons posted their first shutout against a Mountain […]

Felt good to watch the old guy win

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist It all came down to Monday Night football and I choked. This past week was the first time I was a real contender to win the weekly office football pool. After Sunday’s games I was tied with one other guy and we had picked on each side of the Green […]

Friday prep football scoreboard — Oct. 9

Class 5A Clovis 26, Eldorado 14 Class 2A Tucumcari 21, Dexter 20 Class 1A Fort Sumner 19, Jal 18 8-man Melrose 64, Mountainair 8 Springer 12, Floyd 8 Logan 90, Valley Chrisitan 14 6-man Elida 59, House 12 Hondo 36, Dora 0 Texas Nazareth 43, Bovina 42 Muleshoe 46, Floydada 14

Football: Falcons fall to Midshipmen in overtime

By Airman 1st Class Katherine Windish: 11th Wing Public Affairs BOLLING AIR FORCE BASE, D.C. — U.S. Air Force Academy running back Savier Stephens rushed for 81 yards, but the Falcons football team came up short in a 16-13 overtime loss to the Naval Academy on Oct. 3 at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in […]

Sophomore Handler adds size, depth to Hounds’ receiving corp

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eastern quarterback J.J. Harp leads all of college football in total offense at 518 yards per game. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Homecoming time is upon Eastern New Mexico University, as those with Greyhound ties come back and feel at one with the football team. It’s almost that way […]

No. 2 Abilene Christian rallies past Hounds

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Junior running back Reggie Brown rushed for 235 yards and scored three fourth-quarter touchdowns Saturday night as second-ranked Abilene Christian rallied for a 44-33 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in the Lone Star Conference South Division opener for both teams. The Wildcats (5-0) held the high-powered Greyhounds to […]

Greyhounds seek first win at Southwestern Oklahoma

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Freedom New Mexico correspondent photo: Zhongming Jiang Eastern New Mexico University center Andrew Ellis, left, battles for position with tackle Justin Ward during Thursday afternoon’s practice. The Greyhounds seek their first win of the season Saturday against Southwestern Oklahoma at Weatherford, Okl By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The old football adage goes that three […]

Weekly LSC football update

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Wayland graduates 43

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Wayland graduate Rian Essex, right, shakes a line of hands including Dean Gary Mitchell’s, left, after being presented his diploma. Essex and his wife Shiloh earned master’s degrees. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer After eight years of teaching and coaching football at Clovis High School, Cal Fullerton decided to […]

Communities committed to prep football

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PNT Photo: Argen Duncan Portales Rams booster club secretary Chelle Strawn talks with her son, Justin, after the football scrimmage Friday. Justin Strawn, a junior, plays right guard. Chelle Strawn said football is an important part of her family’s life. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Large cheering crowds, sponsorship posters, t-shirts in school colors […]

Competitive equals

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Cannon softball left fielder Desiree Cannon softball left fielder Desiree Anderson put her full force into the ball Saturday during the fourth inning of the team’s game against Coronitas Mas Fina at Bob Spencer Field. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico All sports have a high level of competitive play […]

Greyhounds sign large class

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Should Eastern New Mexico University again be a Lone Star Conference football contender, Wednesday may be viewed as the day the turnaround started. “I’m just delighted,” said Ribaudo, who teams have gone 15-26 in his first four seasons. “Our coaches worked their tails off and it’s a great day […]

Four local players sign with Greyhounds

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis senior Stefan Mills rushed for more than 1,200 yards and scored 21 TDs this season. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Wes and Lane Wood have been there for the good times, the bad times, and the really, really good times for Muleshoe football. And they’ve done it together. […]

Many residents are Texas Tech fans

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer Clovis football fans not only bleed Wildcat purple, but also a little Texas Tech scarlet and black mixed in. Well, maybe a lot. Dee Madrid, who owns Sports Connection on Prince Street, said she sold out of Texas Tech merchandise before the game. “I was bombarded Saturday,” Madrid said. […]