Greyhounds fall in basketball opener

CNJ staff EMPORIA, Kan. — Senior guard Wes Book fell just short of a triple-double with 20 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists Thursday night, helping Emporia State beat Eastern New Mexico University’s men 89-73 in the season opener for both teams. Emporia State, ranked 23rd in the NCAA Division II preseason poll, erased a […]

Lobos cruise past depleted Hounds

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico placed six players in double figures and the Lobos ran away from a depleted Eastern New Mexico University squad 94-50 in a men’s exhibition basketball game at The Pit. Junior forward Daniel Faris scored 15 points for the Lobos, who got 47 points and double-figure scoring from three players […]

11-2 Local football scores

Friday, Nov. 2 Clovis 28, Hobbs 7 — Final Portales 27, Ruidoso 13 — Final Melrose 72, Logan 0 — Final Floyd 42, Clovis Chr. 20 — Final Fort Sumner 49, Clayton 9 — Final Muleshoe 42, Bushland 17 — Final Bovina 42, Farwell 6 — Final Log onto www.varsitynow.com for local high school sports.

Hounds earn comeback win

CNJ staff ODESSA, Texas — Senior midfielder Keith Vargas scored on a header in the final minute of the first of potentially two 10-minute sudden-death overtimes Sunday, giving Eastern New Mexico University a come-from-behind 3-2 men’s soccer victory over Texas-Permian Basin. The Greyhounds (8-8-1) reached the .500 mark for the first time since mid-September. They […]

Hounds, RiverHawks battle to tie

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU senior Keith Vargas maneuvers the ball ahead during the Greyhounds’ Southwest Soccer Conference match with Northeastern State on Friday. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Looking to move up in the Southwest Soccer Conference, Eastern New Mexico University didn’t quite get the result it wanted on Friday. Still, a […]

Van fire

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Courtesy photo: Melanie Gutierrez A van caught fire at approximately 11:30 a.m. Monday at 2318 W. Grand Ave. when the son of the vehicle owner attempted to use a torch to cut the vehicle in half, according to daughter-in-law, Melanie Gutierrez. Ruben Acuna was attempting to remove the disabled vehicle by cutting it in half, […]

ENMU cruises to win

CNJ staff PORTALES — Sophomore forward Cesareo Contreras scored three goals as the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team blanked College of the Southwest 6-0 Sunday at the ENMU pitch. The goals raised Contreras’ total for the season to seven, and marked the first hat trick in the four-year history of the ENMU program. […]

Newman ends losing streak, edges Hounds

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Things haven’t been going that well for the Newman men’s soccer team. Not only had the Wichita, Kan.-based Jets lost seven in a row, the last six were at home. Newman jumped on Eastern New Mexico University for goals early in each half Friday and edged the […]

Zias win school-record sixth straight

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team scored twice in the first seven minutes on Friday and the Zias made those goals stand up, edging Wayland Baptist 2-1 to set a school record with their sixth consecutive victory. The previous record was a five-match winning streak during the 2005 […]

Rattlers get past Hounds

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — St. Mary’s scored three unanswered goals in the second half and pulled away to a 4-2 men’s soccer victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Sunday. The loss was the third in a row for the Greyhounds (3-4). The Rattlers (4-2) scored in the eighth minute when senior Funmilola Dada […]

Zias extend winning streak to four

CNJ staff ODESSA, Texas — Hannah Dozier and April Funck scored goals less than 2 1/2 minutes apart late in the second half Sunday to lift Eastern New Mexico University past UT-Permian Basin 2-1 in a women’s soccer matchup. The win was the fourth in a row for the Zias (4-2) following an 0-2 start. […]

Zias, Hounds post wins in soccer

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Once they scored, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team was pretty much assured of winning. Facing a College of the Southwest squad in transition, to say the least, the Zias were locked in a 1-0 dual before scoring three goals in a span of less than two […]

‘Cats fall to Mayfield

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Las Cruces Sun-News: Norm Dettlaff Mayfield’s Yanni Suter, left, and Isaiah Dominguez tackle Clovis tight end Layne Strebeck on Friday in Las Cruces. By Dave Wagner: CNJ Staff LAS CRUCES — The Clovis Wildcats, by their own admission, were slow getting started in the first quarter Friday night. Two-time defending Class 5A state champion Mayfield […]

Cats turn back NMMI

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CNJ staff photo: Rick White New Mexico Military Institute’s Robin Ritz skies for a header. Clovis scored six goals in a second half of 7-2 win at Yucca Soccer Complex. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Scoring opportunities were there early on for the Clovis High boys soccer team. In the second half, the Wildcats […]

Regis gets past Hounds

CNJ staff DENVER — Freshman forward Nathan Kafer assisted on the first goal, then punched in the game-winner early in the second half on Sunday to give Regis a 2-1 men’s soccer victory over Eastern New Mexico University. The Rangers (1-1) scored nearly 13 minutes into the contest with Kafer picking up a rebound and […]

Lady Cats drop pair in tourney

CNJ staff ARTESIA — The Clovis High girls lost matches to Carlsbad 6-0 and Roswell Goddard 6-1 on Saturday in the Artesia Invitational soccer tournament. Both teams pulled away late in the half against the Lady Wildcats (0-3), who lost in a shootout to Las Vegas Robertson in Friday’s first round. Christa Miller scored Clovis’ […]

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 […]

South wins defensive battle in 3A contest

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent LAS VEGAS, N.M. — It was an offensive standstill or a defensive slugfest, depending on the point of view, but for the South, the result was just fine. The South earned a 7-6 victory in the New Mexico High School Coaches Association Class 3A all-star game, claiming its fifth triumph […]

Salesman stint didn’t result in millions

By Grant McGee: Local columnist I received a phone call the other day from one of our Clovis car dealerships. “Hello Mr. McGee,” the voice said. “We’re just making some random calls today to see who wants to buy a car.” The poor guy’s voice couldn’t have been more transparent. What I heard was, “We […]

County taxes due today

By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor Today is the last day Curry County property owners can pay the second half of 2006 property taxes without interest or penalties. The first half was due Nov. 10 and taxpayers had until Dec. 10 to make on-time payments, many paying their taxes in full, according to Curry County […]