Muleshoe’s Washington opts for Texas Tech

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Muleshoe’s Cooper Washington, right, was the All-South Plains Class 2A defensive player of the year. He also passed for 2,348 yards and 30 touchdowns while leading the Mules to a 9-2 record. Rick White Muleshoe’s Cooper Washington called an audible Wednesday, opting to sign a national letter of intent with […]

U.S. too caught up in entitlement

By Glenda Price The time: Early June, 1870 The place: Raton Pass, the segment of the Santa Fe Trail that goes over the mountain from Colorado into New Mexico. The Scene: A group of covered wagons stopped at the bottom of the mountain on the Colorado side. The men are unhitching the teams of horses, […]

United Way kickoff set before Rams-Mules game

Freedom New Mexico The United Way of Eastern New Mexico is holding a kickoff party from 5-6 p.m. tonight at Greyhound Stadium, preceding the Rams’ football game against the Muleshoe Mules. United Way board members will be on hand to give information about the charitable organization and its upcoming fundraising drive. Hot dogs and drinks […]

Feb. 17, 1938

A Pleasant Hill farmer announced he had electrified a fence in efforts to corral his livestock. The shock was “somewhat less than you get from the spark plug of a car,” I. L. Cone said. … Clovis Livestock Sales offered horses and mules every Wednesday, beginning at 11 a.m. … Mandell’s was having a suit […]

Friday prep basketball capsules

CNJ staff Boys * At Fort Sumner, Elida retained the District 3-1A lead with a 103-60 thumping of the Foxes as five players scored in double figures for the Tigers (18-2, 3-0 district), led by junior Ever Varela with 27 points and senior Caleb Widner with 20. Fort Sumner (4-11, 0-2) stayed close for a […]

No. 17 Mules post win over Hounds

CNJ staff WARRENSBURG, Mo. — Senior center Alonzo Brooks led four Central Missouri players in double figures with 24 points and the 17th-ranked Mules pulled away with a 14-0 run which spanned halftime on Saturday for a 92-65 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in the Central Missouri Classic. Brooks went 11-of-14 from the field […]

Mules ousted from Texas 2A playoffs

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer CANYON, Texas — David Wood knew his Muleshoe football team had its work cut out against Littlefield. Facing a powerful ground attack that he knew would be tough to stop, Wood hoped the Mules could get into a shootout with the Wildcats in Friday’s Texas Class 2A Division 1 […]

Old rivals square off in Texas showdown

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer For Muleshoe and Littlefield, Friday’s Texas Class 2A Division 1 regional football matchup is a little like old times. After all, the teams were rivals for years in District 2-3A before both moved down a class this season. Muleshoe (9-2) and Littlefield (10-1) clash at 3 p.m. today at […]

Muleshoe moving on in playoffs

CNJ staff AMARILLO —The Muleshoe Mules are moving onto the next round of the Texas Class 2A playoffs. Junior quarterback Garrett Riley completed 11 of 31 passes for 153 yards and three touchdowns Friday night to lead Muleshoe past Panhandle 34-14 in an opening-round game at Dick Bivins Stadium. Senior running back Eric Washington rushed […]

Mules test Portales pass defense

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Portales senior Hunter Rackler catches the ball over Muleshoe junior Dusty Clayton Friday at Greyhound Stadium. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — Mother Nature did what the Portales defense couldn’t do Friday night: Stop the Muleshoe aerial attack. With just under two minutes remaining in the first half, and […]

Local landmarks show individual pride

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony BullocksA mule statue has been a part of Muleshoe for more than 41 years, dating back to its July 4, 1965, dedication. Freedom Newspapers Towns throughout eastern New Mexico and West Texas have their own landmarks that tell a story of the town’s history and what brings each one a sense […]

Mules eliminated from Texas 3A playoffs

CNJ staff AMARILLO — The Muleshoe Mules’ run in the Texas Class 3A basketball playoffs came to an end Tuesday night as Borger held on down the stretch for a 56-49 victory in a regional round game at Amarillo High. With the Bulldogs clinging to a 50-49 lead, 6-foot-5 post Nathan Purswell went 6-for-6 from […]

Mules take on Borger in 3A regional

CNJ staff MULESHOE — Muleshoe’s boys hope to advance farther than any team in coach Ralph Mason’s previous 11 years at the school tonight when they face Borger in a Texas Class 3A regional round game at Amarillo High. The Mules (18-13) have beaten Perryton and Seminole in the playoffs so far. Mason said his […]

Central Missouri State turns back Hounds in Las Vegas event

Freedom Newspapers LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Senior guard Michael Hicks scored 29 points Friday night to lift 14th-ranked Central Missouri State to a 75-67 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in the first game of the NCAA Division II High Desert Classic at the McDermott Physical Education Center on the campus of UNLV. Hicks led […]

Muleshoe wins first meeting with Rams

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Portales’ Daniel Aranda shoots a layup over Muleshoe’s Eric Washington during Tuesday’s game. (Freedom Newspapers: Leslie Spence) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers It was a playoff atmosphere Tuesday night, with the visiting Mules trading baskets all night with the host Portales Rams. Come Thursday, it will feel like a playoff series. Trevor Turnbow scored a […]

Portales routs Lady Mules with defense

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Portales senior Megan Kabrick shoots a turnaround jumper against Muleshoe’s Ashley Grumbles in the first half of Tuesday’s game. (Freedom Newspapers: Leslie Spence) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Even with 18 points, Morgan Hill thought defense was the most important aspect of Portales’ 54-26 rout of Muleshoe. Even with Navy’s hoops team waiting for the […]

Friday prep scores, capsules

CNJ staff Area scores Clovis 41, Highland 7 Fort Sumner 42, Eunice 7 Melrose 50, Valley Christian 26 Hondo 64, Clovis Christian 51 Muleshoe 35, Shallowater 7 Friona 27, Farwell 12 Raton 28, Portales 8 The Associated Press Albuquerque Academy 68, Tularosa 28 Artesia 49, Rio Rancho 35 Crownpoint 45, Thoreau 14 Dexter 21, Hagerman […]

Area prep football capsules

CNJ staff Saturday Melrose 62, Mountainair 36 Records: Melrose 2-0, Mountainair 1-1 Difference: The Buffaloes started and finished the game strong, outscoring Mountainair 22-8 in the first quarter and 20-0 in the fourth. Difference makers: Carlos Ruiz found the end zone five times, running for four touchdowns and throwing for another. By the numbers: Melrose […]

Some Clovis residents have their fill of exotic pets

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Clyde the camel basks in the backyard sandbox of Sam Snell’s home. (Staff photo: Ryn Gargulinski) By Ryn Gargulinski Anyone who visits the home of Clovis veterinarian Kristine Weaver might think twice before wearing red shoes. Although her two African tortoises are usually laid back, they have been known to chase guests who sport scarlet […]

Lady Mules advance to regional finals

CNJ staff LUBBOCK — Muleshoe girls coach Shana Simms said her team just would not die. Despite trailing 12-0 to start the game, the Lady Mules fought back to beat Pilot Point 59-51 in the Class 3A Regional Quarterfinals. As been the custom this season, the Lady Mules had a furious fourth quarter, outscoring Pilot Point […]