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 […]