Hounds rout Cougars in opener

CNJ staff LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Sophomore midfielder Ryan McClanahan scored two goals and junior forward Jared Morris added a goal and an assist Saturday as the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team opened its season with a 6-1 win over Colorado Christian. McClanahan scored the game’s opening two goals, the first on a penalty […]

Fort Lewis beats ENMU in soccer opener

CNJ staff DURANGO, Colo. — Freshman forwards Hayley Hollenga and Sara Egbom each scored a pair of goals Thursday as Fort Lewis defeated Eastern New Mexico University 5-2 in the women’s soccer season opener for both teams. The Skyhawks outshot ENMU 25-4 overall and 17-4 on goal. Fort Lewis opened a 3-1 halftime lead with […]

From stripes to brassBy Capt. Rebecca Garcia

After attending ROTC in college, Cadet Martinez-Paez learned that he would not be able to become an officer until his U.S. citizenship was finalized. This would take five years unless he enlisted to speed the process. Capt. Rebecca Garcia Jonathan Martinez-Paez had what many would consider a successful career and a promising future. He had […]

Exercise your body and it will thank you for it

Melissa Bruggeman You have a busy schedule. Between work, kids and your social life, you convince yourself that you don’t have time to work out. Your body isn’t in that bad of shape, you silently tell yourself. Besides, you’re too tired or depressed. You think you get enough exercise in your normal day to day […]

Resolutions should focus on inside, not out

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Don’t set yourself up for failure in 2007 by making unachievable New Year’s resolutions, like trying to block SPAMs from your computer, evading taxes or attempting to get off someone’s Christmas card list. It just ain’t gonna happen! The solution: Dumb down your New Year’s resolutions! Wait, no, New Year’s […]

ENMU soccer players honored

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Senior forward Megan Dozier and junior goalkeeper Leif Craddock have been accorded first-team status in All-Lone Star Conference (women) and All-Southwest Soccer Conference (men) first-team selections announced by the league office. Dozier, one of four original members of the ENMU women’s squad, holds every school record on offense, including career […]

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 […]

CHS SOCCER: Clovis squads begin district against Hobbs

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer During the Clovis boys soccer preseason, coach Shaun Gill said there was squabbling among team members. He said a lot of frustration had built up between the offense and the defense and it only happened because the entire team wanted to play better. The Cats moved past their infighting […]

CHS BOYS SOCCER: Cats post win over Coyotes

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Clovis High’s Jesus Loya (19) and Roswell High’s Ivan Obeso, at right, chase the ball near the Coyotes’ goal during Saturday’s boys soccer match at Yucca Soccer Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Keeping on track for its best season under head coach Shaun Gill, the Clovis boys soccer […]

Zias notch road win against Angelo State

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Senior forwards Kara Henderson and Megan Dozier scored goals and junior goalkeeper Stephanie Sanchez notched seven saves on Sunday, helping Eastern New Mexico University edge Angelo State 2-1 in a Lone Star Conference women’s soccer match. Henderson took a pass from freshman forward Kimberley Anaya and found the back […]

CHS GIRLS SOCCER: Lady Cats clip Roswell High

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Clovis High’s Patrice Dykes (7) battles for the ball during Tuesday’s match against Roswell High at Yucca Soccer Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Lora Esquivel thought her goal early in the second half might be enough to win the match. When that didn’t happen, she went back to […]

CHS SOCCER: Lady Cats edge Ruidoso

CNJ staff RUIDOSO —Jasiman Dykes and Cassie Belford scored goals Saturday as Clovis High’s girls edged Ruidoso 2-1. The Lady Wildcats (3-4-2) trailed 1-0 when Ruidoso’s Allison Rigby scored with about six minutes left in the half. But Dykes countered three minutes later on an assist from Calie Rush. Belford got the game-winner in the […]

CHS BOYS SOCCER: Cats beat Carlsbad for title

CNJ staff ROSWELL — Junior Luis Esparza scored early in the second half off an assist by Scott Elliott, and Clovis High’s boys made the goal stand up for a 1-0 victory over Carlsbad on Saturday night in the championship match of the Roswell tournament. In Saturday morning’s semifinals, Esparza scored a pair of goals […]

Clovis senior pours in four goals

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Senior Scott Elliott of Clovis move around NMMI’s James Hanks and Jackie Lamendola on Tuesday en route to a score in the first half. Elliott scored four goals in Clovis’ 5-0 win at the Yucca Soccer Complex. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Prior to the contest, Clovis senior Scott Elliott gave […]

CHS falls to Hobbs in finals

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Clovis High’s Scott Elliott, center, loses control of the ball against Jesus Torres, left, and Matt Bryant of Hobbs during Saturday’s championship match of the Clovis Invitational soccer tournament at Clovis High. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Hobbs sophomore Jacob Ray recorded a hat trick on Saturday and really had […]

Lady Wolverines smother Logan

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Texico’s Stephanie Bailey releases a shot over a Logan defender during the second half of Saturday’s girls basketball matchup in Texico. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer TEXICO — When the Logan Lady Longhorns came out in a 1-2-2 zone on Saturday night, Texico girls basketball coach Keith Durham was […]

Lack of strategy in commitment to war unwise

Freedom Newspapers President Bush’s speech at the Naval Academy on Wednesday was disappointing on several levels. First, of course, was that it was long on chest-thumping bravado and short on actual strategy, let alone details. Even more disappointing is that it suggests the president seems to see “staying the course” and being seen as unwavering […]

Zias fail to make tourney

CNJ staff DENTON, Texas — In the end, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team couldn’t overcome a stunning scoring drought that lasted nearly 460 minutes. Needing a win or a tie in Sunday’s Lone Star Conference regular-season finale against Texas Woman’s to nail down the first conference-tourney berth in the three-year history of […]

Cavegirls shut out Lady Cats

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Clovis’ Calie Rush, right, battles Carlsbad’s Lacey Nolen for the ball during the first half of Tuesday’s District 4-5A girls soccer match at Yucca Soccer Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Playing one of the only two teams its beaten, Clovis might have taken its District 4-5A opener against […]