Lady Reds shade Zias with rally

CNJ STAFF TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Leslie Warner converted four 3-pointers, including one to give Northeastern State the lead for good with 4:19 left, and the Lady Reds held off Eastern New Mexico University 53-49 Saturday in a Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game. Northeastern State (6-1), which suffered its first loss of the season Thursday […]

Hounds survive another nail-biter

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CNJ STAFF TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University left for a road trip to Oklahoma with a three-game losing streak, and returned with a pair of one-point wins and a winning record. Senior Garland Coleman sank the front end of a one-and-one free throw opportunity with eight seconds left as Eastern New Mexico University […]

Pinckney’s late basket lifts ENMU

CNJ STAFF EDMOND, Okla. — Clovis junior Irshaun Pinckney hit a 10-foot jump shot from the left baseline with 15 seconds left and Eastern New Mexico University overcame a late nine-point deficit to edge Central Oklahoma 67-66 Thursday night in a Lone Star Conference men’s crossover game. UCO’s Deshone Henderson missed a 3-pointer and teammate […]

Cycle crash kills 2

By Jack King Two motorcyclists died early Sunday after they collided with a tow truck hauling an 18-wheeler near the intersection of Norris Street and Mabry Drive. Timothy Lasiter, 33, of Clovis, died at 5:30 a.m. Sunday at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock, according to his wife, Shellie Lasiter. Johnnie Vankleeck, 44, of Lovington, died at […]

Aggies spank cold-shooting Hounds

STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS LAS CRUCES — Forward James Moore led four New Mexico State players in double figures with 19 points Saturday night and the Aggies pulled away in the second half to wallop Eastern New Mexico University 78-44. Former Roswell High standout Gary Jackson added 18 points and nine rebounds in only 18 […]

Police Blotter 11/20

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police responded about 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 13 to a vehicle theft on the 1300 block of East Grand. Police determined that a furniture truck owned by a Clovis business had been left open while being unloaded and employees heard the truck […]

The Wild, Wild West hits very close to home

Don McAlavy A town in our area harbors deep secrets. A railroad had built from the east to the west in eastern New Mexico prior to Clovis and Texico. Killings were commonplace in this new tent town, which for its first year went by the name of “Six-Shooter Siding.” Ill feelings between the gandy dancers […]

Police Blotter 11/19

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Two vehicles sustained heavy damage in a crash about 6:20 p.m. Monday on the corner of 21st and Thornton streets. A 1991 GMC pickup was westbound in the left-turn lane of 21st Street while a 1994 Buick was eastbound in the left […]

Zias win opener in Colorado

CNJ STAFF COLORADO SPRINGS — Eastern New Mexico University’s starting front line combined for 36 points and 31 rebounds on Sunday and the Zias defeated Colorado-Colorado Springs 65-55 in the women’s basketball opener for both teams. Sophomore Elizabeth Richards scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds, junior Loren Scarlett added 12 points and nine boards […]

Cats win in 3 OTs

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Clovis senior Travis Loomis jumps into the arms of a teammate Jason Burns after the Wildcats defense held Carlsbad from scoring in the third overtime of Friday’s game at Leon Williams Stadium. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. Rick White With the clock winding down, Clovis’ chances of winning the District 4-5A title appeared to be […]

Zias fall to Miners in exhibition

CNJ STAFF EL PASO, Texas — The University of Texas-El Paso ran off an 18-2 spurt over the first nine-plus minutes of the second half Sunday and defeated Eastern New Mexico University 70-55 in a women’s basketball exhibition game. Marta Dydek came off the bench for 20 points and guard Vaida Zagurskyte scored all but […]

Mother appeals for help

Reporter’s Notebook Nora Cross and her daughter, Teresa, got a shock Sept. 4 that hasn’t let up yet. On being examined at Women’s Medical Center here in Clovis, Teresa was told her unborn son has a rare condition in which the left side of his heart — which pumps oxygenated blood to the body — […]

Justice has scared leftists into agression

Thomas Sowell The nomination of Justice Janice Rogers Brown of the California Supreme Court to become a federal Court of Appeals judge has brought out vicious special interest groups with their long knives — and a long record of smears and character-assassination, going back to the campaign of wholesale misrepresentations that defeated the nomination of […]

Police Blotter 10/24 – 2

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police responded to a Clovis rent-to-own business about noon on Thursday after receiving a report that a Portales man had failed to return a riding lawn mower worth about $1,500. Acting on a tip that the mower might have been pawned, police […]

Matt. 25 should remember the lighthouse

Letters to the editor The Matt. 25 resource center sounds like a wonderful idea to help the needy. However, open your eyes and see that we already have the Salvation Army and also the Lighthouse Mission that provide food, clothing, housing and spiritual needs to needy people each day. Hundreds are fed and clothed each […]

Turnovers costly to Hounds in loss to Midwestern State

CNJ STAFF WICHITA FALLS, Texas — D.D. Dotson caught only two passes, but both went for touchdowns Saturday night as Midwestern State defeated Eastern New Mexico University 24-14 in Lone Star Conference South Division football. Dotson caught a 32-yard pass from quarterback Phillip Boggs on MSU’s opening possession to give the Indians (5-2, 2-1 South) […]

Hobbs rolls past CHS girls in soccer

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Clovis sophomore Racquel DeLeon traps a ball. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Eric Butler Hobbs coach Cricket Lopez said it wasn’t necessarily her team’s intention to hang another 10-0 loss on the struggling Clovis girls soccer squad going into Tuesday’s contest. Instead, the Lady Eagles were content on gathering a smaller win and working on […]

Cavemen race past Wildcats

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Carlsbad sophomore Alex Bustos dribbles past Clovis freshman Devin Aragon during the second half of Tuesday’s game at the Yucca Soccer Complex. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Rick White Carlsbad’s speed and relentless attack were too much for Clovis despite another heroic effort in goal by Dewayne Roberts. Packing all its goals into a 15-minute […]

Left and Right agree that order is needed

Tibor Machan Hearing President Bush at the United Nations recently reminded me that the Florida 2000 decision probably didn’t make any difference after all. Sure, I find Bush more simpatico, just because Al Gore possesses such an unappealing personality. But that shouldn’t matter for political purposes. What ought to count is which of these individuals […]

Abilene Christian foils Hounds again

CNJ STAFF ABILENE, Texas — Abilene Christian did it to the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds again. Senior running back Richard Whitaker capped a nine-play, 80-yard drive with his second touchdown of the night Saturday, an 8-yard run which put the Wildcats in front for good with 6:47 left en route to a 24-14 victory […]