ENMU builds early lead, notches first Lone Star Conference win

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Freedom New Mexico: Kevin Wilson ENMU senior guard Stefan Mirabal puts up a shot in the lane during the second half of Thursday night’s Lone Star Conference men’s game against Angelo State at Rock Staubus Gym in Clovis. Mirabal had seven points in ENMU’s 71-62 win. Kevin Wilson It’s not really a home contest, but […]

Friday morning briefing: Freezing fog warnings and getting the lead out

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Be careful if you’re driving early today — there may be freezing fog (see weather). Fair warning On Sunday, officers of the Clovis Police Department will be conducting a DWI Saturation Patrol within the City of Clovis. Officers will be specifically targeting drunk and […]

Manzano knocks off Clovis

CNJ staff Manzano scored on its first two possessions of the second half and beat Clovis 20-12 Saturday in a Class 5A state quarterfinal playoff game in Albuqueruque. Tre Orozco’s 22-yard pass to C.J. Ransom with 18 seconds left in the second quarter gave Clovis a 12-6 halftime lead . The score was set up […]

Cats beat Artesia 33-25, end four-game skid

Freedom New Mexico ARTESIA — Senior quarterback Tre Orozco rushed for two second-half touchdowns, including a 3-yard score on fourth down with five minutes left in the game as Clovis beat Artesia 33-25. Jonathan Johnson also ran for a pair of scores as Clovis (3-4) ended a four-game losing streak. Johnson scored on a 4-yard […]

Goddard’s 2-point conversion beats Wildcats

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Freedom New Mexico: Kevin Wilson Clovis sophomore running back Kamal Cass celebrates after giving Clovis its first lead with a 15-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter Friday night at Leon Williams Stadium. Cass caught four passes for 99 yards and two scores in the 29-28 defeat to Goddard. Ryan Greene scored on a 23-yard […]

Greyhounds up 28-0 at halftime of season opener

Going into halftime, Eastern New Mexico University holds a 28-0 lead on New Mexico Highlands in a windy season opener at Greyhound Stadium. The Greyhounds took advantage early with a pair of interceptions on the first two pass attempts Cowboys quarterback Emmanuel Lewis. Both led to touchdowns for a 16-0 lead 5:15 in the game. […]

Desperation pass lifts Cats to 20-19 win

Freedom New Mexico Eddie Trevizo caught a tipped pass in the end zone with about a minute left and Clovis escaped Alamogordo on Friday with a 20-19 win in the season-opener for both teams. It was the Wildcats’ 14th straight win over Alamogordo. Alamogordo sophomore Tyler Schmard threw three touchdown passes, including to in the […]

Libertarians lead invisible life

In day-to-day life, being a libertarian really doesn’t attract any attention. We are pretty much invisible. We are the neighbors who mind our own business. We probably don’t have noisy parties but won’t call the cops about yours. We are the people who pick up the dropped keys for the person struggling with grocery bags. […]

Officials elected to lead us, not serve us

Freedom New Mexico Let’s stop acting like we’re too morally pure to tolerate a sexting fetishist in Congress. Though some great Americans serve in government, an assortment of perverts, cads and garden-variety losers comprise our political class. The boundaries of tolerance for bad behavior were defined nicely in 1983 by four-term Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards, […]

Press release: Terry tabbed to lead Greyhound baseball program

PORTALES, N.M. — Eastern New Mexico University Athletic Director, Dr. Jeff Geiser has announced the addition of Chris Terry to the staff as the Greyhounds new baseball coach. Terry joins the ENMU staff after a highly successful stint at Culver-Stockton College (Mo.) and succeeds Phil Clabaugh, the Greyhound coach for the last 20 years. “I […]

Clay, Herrin lead Zias past Kingsville

CNJ staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — Senior forward Cat Clay scored a season-high 23 points, hitting seven consecutive 3-point shots in one stretch, and junior forward Precious Herrin had 24 points and 12 rebounds Wednesday night as Eastern New Mexico University’s women ended a seven-game losing streak with a 75-61 Lone Star Conference South Division victory […]

Cats beats Highland 35-14

Raymond Beachum scored three touchdowns and Clovis took advantage of fumble-prone Highland for a 35-14 win Saturday in a first-round game of the Class 5A state playoffs in Albuquerque. The 10th-seeded Wildcats (5-6) advance to play second-seeded and defending state champion La Cueva (9-1) in next week’s quarterfinals. The Wildcats broke the game open with […]

Cats hold Artesia to season lows in 13-7 win

The Clovis Wildcats defended the Artesia Bulldogs, and defended their turf in the process. Clovis held visiting Artesia to a by-far season low on offense in a 13-7 victory Friday at Leon Williams Stadium. The Bulldogs (4-3) posted just 218 yards of offense, and were held 40 points below their average point total this season. […]

Hounds dominate in LSC North opener

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eastern running back Tony Valenzuela is taken down by two Texas A&M-Commerce defenders. By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University was rolling along with a 21-7 lead over Texas A&M-Commerce on Saturday. Then, in nine seconds, the Lions tied the score. Not to worry. […]

Maguire hopes to lead Zias back to success

CNJ staff Earlier this summer, Eastern New Mexico University volleyball coach Mike Maguire might have been ready to predict a big season for the Zias. Then injuries and a couple of defections hit. Now, the projections are a bit lower. “A winning record,” Maguire said when asked what would constitute success. “That might be asking […]

At the half: ENMU leads Southern Nazarene 35-21

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Eastern New Mexico University running back Troy Harris runs upfield as Southern Nazarene defensive end Dante Campbell tries to give chase in the first quarter of Saturday’s season opener at Greyhound Stadium. Sophomore Wes Wood threw for 275 yards and five touchdowns to lead Eastern New Mexico to a 35-21 […]

Clovis beats Alamogordo 40-0 for Roanhaus’ 300th win

Eric Ronahaus’ 300th coaching career win at Clovis was much like his first 299. A powerful running game, a few passes and stout defense. Roanhaus is third all-time in footbal wins behind Jim Braley (310) and Bill Gentry (305). Quran Wiggins and Juan Rivas ran for two touchdowns each as the Wildcats beat visiting Alamogordo […]

Lyons takes PRC spot for Republicans

CNJ staff Clovis native and Public Lands Commissioner Patrick Lyons prevailed Tuesday, sweeping 60 percent of the votes and gaining the Republican nomination for Public Regulations Commissioner, District 2. With a count of 15,172-9,900, Lyons had a lead of 5,272 votes over opponent Robert Corn. In the November general election, Lyons faces Stephanie L. Dubois, […]

Giving freely will lead to satisfied heart

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Charlie and I were in New York City for several days about three years ago. It was a wonderful experience — to see Ground Zero and to spend a day at the Statue of Liberty was something we will remember for the rest of our lives. Our week was packed […]

A little child shall lead them

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local columnist The Lord Jesus and Charles Dickens were both right: the way to be saved is to become a child. That’s not easy. We spend most of our lives trying to be all grown up. Sadly, we generally succeed. All too often, our imaginations start to shrivel about the time […]