Turning point: Portales grads have many plans

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Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry Portales High School graduates toss their caps toward the rafters of Greyhound Arena Friday night following graduation. By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Portales High School graduate Justin Jones admitted he was torn by conflicting emotions Friday night in Greyhound Arena moments after his class tossed their caps skyward. “We’ve gone 13 […]

Check your ROI often

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Everybody’s Business In previous columns, I’ve discussed how business owners can use financial ratios to assist in making management decisions. Another important financial ratio in determining success is the return on investment ratio. Business owners should set an ROI goal and review the ratio regularly. A business owner’s desire is to make […]

Texico overtakes Pecos

The Associated Press RIO RANCHO — Courtland Luscombe scored 19 points and Casey Crist and Seth Bailey each added 17 to lead Texico to a 56-51 win over Pecos in the boys Class 2A quarterfinals on Wednesday. Texico (23-5) trailed by eight points at halftime and one at the end of the third period, patiently […]

United Way reaches goal for 2006-07 fund-raising

CNJ Staff United Way of Eastern New Mexico surpassed its 2006-2007 campaign goal of $525,000, with donations and pledges totaling $525,955.48, officials announced Friday in a news release. During the final day, United Way received corporate and individual gifts and pledges that put the fund-raising effort over the top, the release said. Curry and Roosevelt […]

United Way inching closer to goal

CNJ staff United Way of Eastern New Mexico is less than $25,000 shy of its $525,000 goal and has extended its 2006-2007 campaign until Jan. 19 to allow more time for contributions, according to United Way officials. Assistant Director Christine Caldwell said donations and pledges topped $500,000 Thursday, putting the organization at more than 95 […]

United Way goal on horizon

By CNJ staff United Way of Eastern New Mexico is razor close to making its annual campaign goal. In hopes of achieving that goal, the campaign has been extended, according to a United Way of Eastern New Mexico press release. The 2006-2007 United Way Annual Campaign will last until Jan. 19, the release said. “UWENM […]

Local Roundup: Police bust two meth labs

By CNJ staff Police shut down two methamphetamine labs last week and made one arrest, according to a press release from Clovis Police. Searches conducted by agents from the Region V Drug Task Force on two Clovis homes revealed items used in manufacturing methamphetamine, the release said. John King, 39, of 1309 North Lea St., […]

United Way ahead of 2005 fund-raising

CNJ Staff United Way of Eastern New Mexico is outdoing itself this year, outperforming last year’s fund-raising drive with a little less than a month to go, according to Executive Director Erinn Burch. Sitting at approximately 59 percent of the goal, Burch said $310,237 had been raised as of Wednesday. This year’s goal for Curry […]

CHS GIRLS SOCCER: Lady Cats end season with shutout win

The Clovis girls soccer team ended its season Saturday at home with a 2-0 non-district victory over Artesia, finishing off the high school careers of seven seniors. Both Clovis goals came in the second half, as junior midfielder Lora Esquivel scored in the 44th minute before senior Britni Jimenez, who moved out of goal to […]

Zias fall in LSC soccer tourney

CNJ staff EDMOND, Okla. — Junior defender Tamara Geels scored two goals and sophomore midfielder Melissa DoRemus and freshman defender Whitney Hancock each had a goal and an assist Thursday, lifting Texas A&M-Commerce to a 4-1 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in the first round of the Lone Star Conference women’s soccer tournament. In […]

Midwestern State beats Hounds in SSC tournament

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Midwestern State limited Eastern New Mexico University to just two shots on goal Thursday night and the top-seeded host Mustangs notched a 5-1 victory in the semifinals of the Southwest Soccer Conference tournament. Goals by Scott Leonard and Brandon Swartzendruber midway through the first half staked Midwestern (16-2-1), ranked […]

CHS BOYS SOCCER: Cats beat Hobbs with five second-half goals

CNJ staff HOBBS — Senior midfielder Luis Miranda had two goals and two assists as Clovis High erupted for all five of its goals in the final 28 minutes for a 5-2 District 4-5A boys soccer victory over Hobbs on Tuesday. Now the Wildcats (13-5-1, 1-3 district) must wait to see if their overall record […]

Playoff hopes in limbo

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Eastern’s Ryan McClanahan, right, keeps the ball away from West Texas A&M’s Freddy Montes on Wednesday. By Mickey Winfield The ENMU men’s soccer team was in a position to secure the program’s first playoff berth after building a 2-0 halftime lead against rival West Texas A&M. However, playoff-bound West Texas A&M scored four unanswered second-half […]

Bronchos’ late goal edges Zias

CNJ staff EDMOND, Okla. — Central Oklahoma was looking to clinch a third straight Lone Star Conference regular-season women’s soccer title on Sunday, but Eastern New Mexico University had other ideas. It took a goal by senior Melissa Terry with 2 1/2 minutes left in regulation to give the Bronchos (14-3, 7-0 LSC) a 2-1 […]

Tie prevents Hounds from clinching berth

CNJ staff JOPLIN, Mo. — A win over Missouri Southern on Sunday would have clinched the first Southwest Soccer Conference postseason tournament berth in the three-year history of the Eastern New Mexico University men’s program. As it is, the Greyhounds and Lions battled to a 1-1 tie. That leaves ENMU (4-9-3, 1-4-2) on the doorstep […]

CHS GIRLS SOCCER: Cavegirls down Lady Cats in 2 OTs

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Clovis High’s Calie Rush, left, tries to work the ball past Carlsbad’s Danni McMahan during Saturday’s District 4-5A girls soccer clash at Yucca Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer For a team with little going on offensively, the Clovis High girls certainly pushed Carlsbad in Saturday’s District 4-5A soccer […]

Zias, Southwestern play to tie in LSC tilt

CNJ staff WEATHERFORD, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University and Southwestern Oklahoma came into Friday’s Lone Star Conference women’ssoccer match tied for fourth place, and they left the same way. Senior forward Megan Dozier’s goal with just over 30 minutes left pulled the Zias even, and the teams went on to play to a 1-1 […]

Hounds play Northeastern to standoff

CNJ staff TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team got close to another Southwest Soccer Conference upset on Friday. This time, though, the Greyhounds salvaged a draw. Trailing 2-0, Northeastern State rallied for two goals in the final 12 minutes of regulation and the teams then played through two 10-minute overtimes […]

CHS BOYS SOCCER: Cats fall in district opener

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Clovis senior Jayme Nauman (9) battles Hobbs junior Chad Ply for control of the ball during the first half of Saturday’s District 4-5A boys soccer match at Yucca soccer Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis High boys soccer team didn’t get off to the kind of start […]

Hounds hang on for win

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St. Mary’s Raul Davila shoots past ENMU goalkeeper Leif Craddock, center, and Ryan Atkinson at the end of Wednesday’s match. Davila’s shot went in, but it was disallowed because of offsides and ENMU won 1-0. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Three times this season, the Eastern New […]