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 […]

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 […]