Clovis clips Rio Rancho in final seconds

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer RIO RANCHO — Clovis rolled the dice twice in the final minutes and came out a winner of its fourth straight game. In what turned out to the winning drive, senior quarterback Devin Sweet kept the drive on a short fourth-down run and then threw a 10-yard touchdown pass […]

Clovis Christian romps to victory over Pine Hill

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Clovis Christian’s Dustin Handley runs down the sideline during the second quarter of Friday’s game against Pine Hill at Jim Hill Field. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer A little home cooking can go a long way. Senior Dustin Handley scored six touchdowns as Clovis Christian mercy-ruled Pine Hill 52-0 […]

Wildcats dominate 2nd half

CNJ staff ARTESIA — Fueled by what Clovis coach Shaun Gill thought was a bad call, Clovis scored three times in the second half and beat Artesia 3-0 Tuesday in a non-district game. Angel Fernandez scored twice for the Wildcats and Luis Miranda added the other goal. In a scoreless game, Clovis was called for […]

Cats get untracked against Pampa

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Clovis High’s Brian Mead rushed for 196 yards on 19 carries and scored three touchdowns, including a 87-yard kickoff return, in the Wildcats’ 34-13 win over Pampa (Texas) on Friday at Leon Williams Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer After struggling last week against Mayfield, it took Clovis High’s […]

Central Arkansas rolls over Hounds

CNJ staff LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Suffice it to say, Central Arkansas spoiled Mark Ribaudo’s head coaching debut at Eastern New Mexico University Thursday night. Senior quarterback Chris Reil threw for two touchdowns and 227 yards and senior tailback Kentrel Rogers rushed for 107 yards and a score as the Bears rolled to a 51-0 […]

Fast-starting Silver romps in ENMU spring game

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Eastern New Mexico University wide receiver Derrick Hunter is wrapped up by cornerback Michael Clark during the second half of Sunday’s Green & Silver game at Greyhound Stadium. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — If it seemed the Silver team had things its way in Eastern New Mexico University’s annual Silver […]

Greyhounds lose two in Portales

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico Hounds lost both their weekend soccer games at home, falling on Friday to Northeastern State 3-0 and Missouri Southern 2-1 Saturday. The Zias, however, defeated Northeastern 3-1 Friday. For the Hounds, Missouri Southern got the game-winner on an ENMU own-goal just over two minutes into the second […]

Cooper pounds Mules

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Muleshoe quarterback Brant Hamilton shakes off Lubbock Cooper outside linebacker Patrick Stevens during the first half of of Friday’s game in Muleshoe. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) John Eisel: CNJ sports writer MULESHOE — Muleshoe’s defense couldn’t only take the pounding so long. Running straight at the smaller Mules’ defense, Cooper rolled up 358 yards and […]

Cats romp into win column

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Clovis’ Travis Reid got the Wildcats on the socreboard with a field goal in the first quarter against Highland Saturday at Milne Stadium in Albuquerque. Albuquerque Journal photo by Greg Sorber. By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer ALBUBUERQUE — It may have taken a few more games than fans and players would have liked, but […]

Savages QB terrorizes Hounds

Freedom Newspapers DURANT, Okla. — Senior quarterback Drew Beard ran for 231 yards and two touchdowns and threw for 295 yards and three scores Saturday night, setting a school and Lone Star Conference single-game total offense record in the process, to lift Southeastern Oklahoma past Eastern New Mexico University 45-21 in an LSC crossover football […]

Cats come to life too late

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Clovis High School senior Phillip Williams tries to get around a Pampa defender as he looks for a opening during the first half of Friday’s game in Pampa, Texas. Williams ran for three touchdowns in the Wildcats’ 20-18 loss. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor PAMPA, Texas — A dropped […]

Area football summaries

CNJ staff Friday Melrose 54, Hondo 6 Hondo — Carlos Ruiz rushed for three touchdowns and caught a pass for another as Melrose routed Hondo 54-6 Friday in the season-opener for both teams. James Walker added a pair of touchdown passes, including a 52-yarder to Ruiz in a game that was halted at halftime by […]

Las Vegas Bowl stats

ASSOCIATED PRESS Wednesday at Las Vegas, Nev. Oregon St. 55, New Mexico 14 Oregon St. 17 14 10 14 — 55 New Mexico 7 0 0 7 — 14 First quarter OSU—Jackson 34 pass from Anderson (Ysliniemi kick), 9:59 OSU—FG Ysliniemi 21, 6:38 UNM—Baskett 27 pass from Kelly (Zunker kick), 4:59 OSU—Hass 42 pass from […]

Zias slip past SWOSU in soccer

By Dave Wagner PORTALES — The first-year Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team assured itself on Friday that it won’t finish at the bottom of the Lone Star Conference this season. The Zias got two goals in a span of 3 1/2 minutes of the second half and staved off Southwestern Oklahoma 2-1, also […]