Buffaloes hang loss on ENMU

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West Texas A&M defender Kenneth Christensen tries to hold off ENMU forward Jonathan Holman in the first half of Tuesday’s game in Portales. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner PORTALES — West Texas A&M quickly took the suspense out of the match. The Buffaloes tallied three minutes into the contest and did all of […]

Cats cruise to soccer win over NMMI

CNJ staff Sophomore Luis Esparza recorded a hat trick and added two assists Tuesday to lead the Clovis High boys soccer team to an 8-2 rout of New Mexico Military Institute at Yucca Soccer Complex. Seven players contributed at least one goal or one assist for the Wildcats (3-1), who were coming off a second-place […]

Achieving goals better late than never

By Helena Rodriguez: Local Columnist Dear Family, friends, fans and foes: You are cordially invited this twentieth day of May two thousand and five to celebrate a milestone in the life of Helena Amanda Rodriguez — her first all-out, no-holds nervous breakdown — at 4 o’clock today (We knew spelling out the dates and times […]

Prep soccer: Sandia blanks Cats

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Sandia’s Kyle French rips a shot through the Clovis defense during the second half of the Clovis-Sandia soccer game Saturday at the Yucca soccer complex. French’s shot sailed high on the play. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer After Saturday’s game at the Yucca soccer complex, Clovis soccer coach Shaun Gill […]

College soccer: Zias sweep pair at home

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University junior forward Karly Parkans got out of her “funk” in a big way Saturday. Parkans, who had scored just one goal since getting two in a season-opening win at Dallas Baptist, punched in three goals on Saturday as the Zias rolled past St. Gregory’s […]

Cats record perfect 10

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Clovis’ Kiko Velez, left, and Ruidoso’s Josh Lynch race each other to the ball during their game Saturday at Yucca Soccer Complex. Clovis defeated Ruidoso 10-0. Staff photo by Eric Kluth By John Eisler: CNJ sports writer How much can a team get better in two weeks? How about seven goals? After beating Ruidoso at […]

Mayor promotes youth council

By Jack King: CNJ staff writer A mayor’s youth council and a city youth center are among the goals set by city officials Wednesday in a strategic planning session for city government. Other goals are continued work on efforts to get a sustainable water supply, completion of a salary and benefits package for city employees […]

Readers aim at self-improvement in 2004

Project: Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about goals for 2004: Some responses: “I would like to get a couple more books published and build my small bead business up. I have been so busy the last month that I haven’t had a chance to get the letters off to the publishers […]

Cavemen top Cats in 4-5A boys soccer

CNJ STAFF CARLSBAD — Senior Joey Ongaga, second in the state with 35 goals, added four to his total in the first 20 minutes of play on Tuesday as Carlsbad handed the Clovis High Wildcats a 6-1 loss in District 4-5A boys soccer. Carlsbad (14-5, 6-2 district) advances to a first-round Class 5A state game […]

Administration needs specific goals for Iraq

Freedom Newspapers The Bush administration has a daunting task ahead as it tries to rally renewed support for U.S. policy in Iraq. It will continue to be daunting until the administration is more explicit about what its goals and strategies are. Virtually every day brings stories of U.S. casualties and wavering morale, which might turn […]

Commerce blanks ENMU

CNJ STAFF PLANO, Texas — Seven players scored goals as Texas A&M-Commerce, ranked ninth in NCAA Division II, shut out Eastern New Mexico University 8-0 on Sunday in Lone Star Conference women’s soccer. The first-year Zias (2-5, 1-1 LSC) were coming off a 2-1 victory at Texas Woman’s on Friday in the program’s first league […]

Cats take second at Lubbock

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Clovis High freshman midfielder Jordan Garrett tries to get possession of the ball away from Eldorado sophomore Laura Johnson in Saturday’s District 4-5A girls soccer match at Yucca Soccer Complex. Photo by Eric Kluth CNJ STAFF LUBBOCK — Seniors Tyrell Northcutt and Brian Romero led a strong Clovis High showing as the Wildcats finished second […]

Lady Cats win district volleyball opener

CNJ STAFF HOBBS — The Clovis High Lady Wildcats got off on the right foot in District 4-5A play on Tuesday, sweeping Hobbs 25-21, 25-19, 25-19 to improve to 11-1 for the season. The Lady Cats controlled much of the match, although they fell behind by six points in the second game. Clovis responded with […]

Zias fall in soccer

CNJ STAFF ALBUQUERQUE — Northern Colorado got three goals in a span of less than six minutes early in the first half and went on to beat Eastern New Mexico University 5-1 on Sunday in a women’s soccer match played at the University of New Mexico. Kady Hydrick scored unassisted for the Bears (3-3-1) in […]

Lady Cats can’t hold lead

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CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth/Clovis’ Jenna Meyer, right, battles Roswell’s Emily Smith for the ball during Saturday’s game off the Clovis Invitational at the Yucca Soccer Complex. Dave Wagner Buoyed by their first goal — and lead — of the season, the Clovis High Lady Wildcats had some early momentum against Roswell High in Saturday’s […]

Penalty kick sparks NMMI’s 2nd-half surge

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NMMI’s Victor Rico and Eluid DeLeon battle for a loose ball during Tuesday’s match at Yucca. Photo by Eric Kluth By Rick White The New Mexico Military Institute Colts finished the match the same way they started it — undefeated and unscored upon. Lawrence Paustian scored two goals as NMMI beat the Clovis Wildcats 4-0 […]

Reader Reaction

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked participants if they had any advice for area high school graduates. Here are some responses: “Get to work. On time. Every day. There will be a lot of people counting on you to do this. … You owe it to these folks as well as to yourself to be […]