Zias sign eight players

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball co-coaches Dustin Klafka and Dan Buzard are reshaping the Zias for the 2005-06 season. Klafka, who filled in as acting head coach last season with Buzard sidelined by a cancerous brain tumor, said most of the team’s recruits are in place […]

Hounds looking for help

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan figures next year has to be better for the Greyhounds — almost no matter what happens. After winning Lone Star Conference South Division titles the previous two seasons, what was expected to be another good year in 2004-05 […]

Democrats take to rehashing same old things

Freedom Newspapers Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy spoke to the National Press Club on Wednesday and articulated a clear message for Democrats: Give the people more goodies and they’ll return our party to power. He pooh-poohed the idea that the Democratic Party must move to the political center to win future elections. Billed as a major […]

Wildcats’ eyes on 5A prize

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Seniors Tigg Bunton, left, and Dominique Easterlin hope to make their presence known in the paint and bring a state basketball championship to Clovis. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Success breeds confidence and several Clovis Wildcats will take to the hardwood this boys basketball season teeming with memories of past […]

Let’s put a stop to Internet chain letters

by Helena Rodriguez If you don’t download this column from our newspaper Web site immediately and forward it to 12 people, you will be struck by lightning. Then as you get up and try to walk away, a bulldozer will run over you. Wait, that’s not all. Before you take your last breath, your lover […]

UTEP tops Zias

Freedom Newspapers EL PASO, Texas — Texas-El Paso relied on 46 points from its bench to defeat Eastern New Mexico University 91-72 on Sunday in a women’s exhibition basketball matchup. The Miners led 37-32 late in the first half, but went on an 8-3 run to begin the second half for a 13-point advantage and […]

Military Digest: 9-27-04

Fifer Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Janelle L. Fifer recently reported for duty at Naval Station Ingleside in Texas. She is a 2000 graduate of Clovis High School. Ramirez Army Pfc. Valentin Ramirez has graduated from the utilities equipment repairer advanced individual training course at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Aberdeen, Md. He is the son […]

Olympics score ‘Perfect 10′ with Clovis

The Olympic Games are scheduled Aug. 13-29 in Athens, Greece. A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked if participants are looking forward to watching them. Some responses: “YES I ENJOY THE Olympics very much. I am concerned that there may be terrorist attacks at this one.” — Mac McDonald, Clovis “I LOVE THE OLYMPICS. I […]

Refrigerator gives glimpse of future

By Leonard Pitts, Jr. Chances are you remember it well if you came of age in the ‘50s or ‘60s, that era when everything was “modern,” “space age” or “new and improved,” and we looked forward with awe. The future was where people would zoom around on jet packs and plan weekend getaways by lunar […]

Hounds junior named All-Region

CNJ staff FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Eastern New Mexico University junior forward Jamaal Hunnicutt has been selected to the National Association of Basketball Coaches’ South Central Region all-district team for the 2003-04 season. The selections are voted on by NABC members, and are intended to “recognize the country’s best men’s collegiate basketball student-athletes,” […]

Area citizens outraged at judge’s words

Letters to the editor Editor’s note: John Jacobs, 21, of Clovis, on Thursday entered an Alford plea — maintaining his innocence while admitting sufficient evidence exists to convict — to a charge of attempted criminal sexual penetration. Jacobs had been acquitted of a charge he raped Stacey Patterson in Portales, but faced four more rape […]

Shocking news: There are gays among us

By Leonard Pitts Jr. Sometimes, the battle over gay rights reminds me of a science-fiction movie. I’m thinking “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” or one of those other golden oldies where humankind is infiltrated by an enemy that looks and sounds like us and is therefore able to hide among us, undetected. That was probably […]

Hounds beat Incarnate Word in 4 OTs

CNJ STAFF SAN ANTONIO — The Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds erased a three-point deficit in the fourth overtime with a 6-0 run and held on to beat Incarnate Word 91-89 on Saturday night. It was believed to be the longest game in terms of overtimes in the history of either school. ENMU (5-3) extended its […]

‘Midnight Madness’ kicks off ENMU hoop season

Dave Wagner For the third year a row, Eastern New Mexico University plans to kick off the basketball season with its version of “Midnight Madness” tonight at Greyhound Arena. ENMU assistant events director Jessica Robertson said the festivities will start around 11 p.m. She said activities include a 3-on-3 “tournament” of four teams representing ENMU […]

Hounds seek to supplement talent

By Dave Wagner Coming off a 20-8 season and a run to the program’s first Lone Star Conference South Division championship, Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan and assistant coach Mark Murdock have been busy trying to supplement the Greyhounds’ returning talent. While the Hounds have a solid returning base, signing players […]

McGhee, Cornelison to take part in North-South series

By Eric Butler Marina McGhee certainly was pleased to be selected as a representative of the South team for this week’s softball All-Star series in Clovis. What’s just as obvious is the pride McGhee takes in her home ball park. Although her high school playing days ended more than a month ago, she is often […]