Zias fall late, but make LSC tournament

CMI staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University women made a valiant attempt to clinch a Lone Star Conference postseason tournament spot on their own Saturday, only to come up short when Midwestern State ended the game on a 9-2 run for a 64-55 victory. The Zias, though, got the help they […]

Zias hold on late to edge Commerce

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CMI corresponent photo: Josh Lucero Zia senior guard senior guard Karen Grant drives past Texas A&M Commerce guard Danielle Dixon in a Saturday afternoon Lone Star Conference game at Greyhound Arena. Grant scored 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting in the Zias’ 58-53 victory. Dave Wagner PORTALES — Kiara Tate made perhaps a game-saving play at […]

Wedding —

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Grossnicklaus Gabrielle Nicole Parra of Germantown, Md., and Aron Michael Grossnicklaus of Laurel, Md., were joined in marriage Sept. 9, 2011, at Stone Manor Country Club in Middleton, Md. The Rev. Michael Kelley performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Ed and Nancy Parra of Germantown, Pa. She is the granddaughter […]

Long Beach pulls away from Hounds late

CNJ staff LONG BEACH, Calif. — Junior guard James Ennis led four Long Beach State players in double figures with 15 points and the 49ers pulled away late for a 76-54 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Monday night. The 49ers, members of the Big West Conference, improved to 5-5 for the season but […]

Late goal lifts Hounds to tie

CNJ staff AUSTIN, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team is getting used to this overtime thing. The Greyhounds played their school-record sixth OT contest in the last eight games on Sunday, managing a 1-1 non-league tie against St. Edward’s when sophomore midfielder Julian Roberts scored on a free kick with 30 […]

Hounds score late to edge WT

CNJ staff PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team is making a habit of beating rival West Texas A&M at home. Junior midfielder Kal Herbert dribbled in from the left side and beat goalkeeper Sebastian Furness with just under four minutes left in regulation Sunday to give ENMU a 1-0 victory over […]

Students, teachers brace for beginning of school

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Kim Matlock, right, helps her 7-year-old daughter Makena load up her desk with supplies during the Zia Elementary open house Friday afternoon. Makena is starting second grade at the school Monday. Kevin Wilson The hallways and parking lot of Zia Elementary were bustling Friday afternoon, as parents and students got […]

AgSense: Good crops still possible with little rain

By Mark Marsalis Farmers in eastern New Mexico have received little or no precipitation since fall of 2010. In addition, irrigation quantity and seasonal availability are becoming severely limited in the region with each passing year. Consequently, local dryland farmers are facing a no-plant situation for grain crops and irrigated farmers are not sure if […]

Two more fires break out in Roosevelt County

Alisa Boswell The Portales Fire Department is estimating 2,200 to 2,500 acres for the Blackwater Fire that ignited Tuesday on a U.S. 70 median then moved northeast towards New Mexico Highway 202. The New Mexico State Forestry Division said Wednesday the fire has been slowed, but is not yet contained. Another fire broke out on […]

Newspaper delivery delayed (Updated)

Delivery of the Clovis News Journal was delayed Thursday morning because of a loss of electrical power late Wednesday. Crews from Xcel and Southwestern Public Service Co. worked through the night, replacing three transformers regulating power to the Freedom New Mexico press and newsrooms. Problems began about 7:30 p.m. and power was finally restored about […]

Officials: Runway extension set for completion by late September

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo A 1,800 foot expansion of the runway at the Clovis Municipal Airport is underway and will be completed by late September or early October. Kevin Wilson An extension of the runway at the Clovis Municipal Airport should be completed by late September or early October, according to city officials and […]

Late TDs lifts Cats to victory

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Morris Sharp celebrates after scoring the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter of Saturday night’s New Mexico Premier League playoff game at Leon Williams Stadium. Sharp fell on a loose ball on the kickoff with 5:27 left to seal the Curry County Cats’ 13-6 win. Kevin Wilson Morris Sharp wasn’t sure what his opportunity was […]

Hounds rally late to salvage series finale

CNJ staff ADA, Okla. — Looking like it might be on its way to getting swept in the series, Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team erupted for 15 runs over the final four innings on Saturday to beat East Central 17-7 and salvage the finale of the three-game Lone Star Confernce set. The Tigers won […]

Highlands beats Hounds late

Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Four New Mexico Highlands pitchers combined to limit Eastern New Mexico University to three hits and the Cowboys scored twice in the eighth inning for a 3-1 win over the Greyhounds on Tuesday in a non-conference game at Greyhound Field. Justin Kaid’s two-run single with one out snapped a 1-all […]

Valentines day better with effort

It is not too late, recalcitrant one. It is not too late for, if you hide this newspaper from your wife, you can still claim truthfully that you did not forget it was Valentine’s Day. She need not know, and really should not care, that it was prompted by this column. Dates are hard remembering […]

Zias drop pair in late innings at St. Mary’s Classic

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — After opening its season with a pair of losses in the St. Mary’s Classic on Saturday, Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team dropped to 0-4 on Sunday as Texas A&M-Kingsville and St. Mary’s put together two-run rallies in their final at-bats. ENMU erased a 4-0, first-inning deficit against Kingsville, tying […]

Late 3-pointer sinks Hounds

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eastern forward Tyler Jefferson, left, and Angelo State guard Trey Mays fight for the ball on the ground during the first half of their game Wednesday at Greyhound Arena. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — It’s been a tough year for the Angelo State men’s basketball team, but […]

Midwestern State pulls away from Zias late

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS — The Eastern New Mexico University Zias’ road struggles continued Wednesday at Midwestern State. The Mustangs used a 10-2 run to take the lead for good and sealed a 74-62 win at the free-throw line. Nolisha Markham, a 5-10 senior, continued her strong play with 21 points and Cierra Thompson […]

Extreme cold causes power outage, delays Clovis schools

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank An Xcel Energy crew works on power lines in Portales Tuesday. An Xcel spokesman said the company has a short-term solution to power failures in the city and is developing a plan to address the issue long term. Sharna Johnson Extreme cold and overloaded circuits are being blamed for power […]

Birthdays — Dec. 12

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Romero [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Ryder Romero of Clovis celebrated his 1st birthday Dec. 10, 2010. His parents are Brandi Bonney and Ronnie Romero. His grandparents are Ronnie Sr. and Andrea Bonney and Richard Romero and Peggy Trujillo and the late Debra Romero. Great-grandparents are Alex and Linda Bonney and Nap and the late Irene […]