Rams host NMMI for District 4-3A title

By Mickey Winfield: PNT sports writer PORTALES — Portales Rams basketball coach Mark Gallegos doesn’t believe his team has put together four complete quarters in any game this season. He believes if they do that tonight, they’ll win their third consecutive District 4-3A championship. Portales and the New Mexico Military Institute Colts split a pair […]

Props flourishes at NMMI

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NMMI sophomore quarterback John Props (14) led the Broncos to a 5-5 record, and leads troop off the field. (Courtesy New Mexico Military Institute) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer John Props has lived and breathed the daily grind of a military academy for nearly two years. The former Clovis High multi-sport standout’s routine day […]

Clovis senior pours in four goals

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Senior Scott Elliott of Clovis move around NMMI’s James Hanks and Jackie Lamendola on Tuesday en route to a score in the first half. Elliott scored four goals in Clovis’ 5-0 win at the Yucca Soccer Complex. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Prior to the contest, Clovis senior Scott Elliott gave […]

CHS BOYS SOCCER: Cats improve to 3-1 with win at NMMI

CNJ staff ROSWELL — The Clovis High boys soccer team dominated New Mexico Military Institute most of the way Tuesday, although it took the Wildcats a while to have much to show for it. Clovis’ Devin Aragon scored a pair of second-half goals to give the Cats some breathing room in a 3-0 win over […]

Rams beat NMMI in district tilt

Freedom Newspapers ROSWELL — The Portales Rams survived Friday night at New Mexico Military Institute, and got an assist from District 4-3A rival Lovington as a three-team race tightened. Portales (11-11, 2-2 district) jumped out to a 25-11 lead midway through the second quarter and held off the Colts for a 48-36 win. “It was […]

NMMI honors Ingle for service

Freedom Newspapers The Commandant of Cadets at the New Mexico Military Institute formally recognized Dist. 37 State Sen. Stuart Ingle of Portales for his service to the state of New Mexico and promoted Ingle to “Honorary Cadet Colonel” at NMMI. A special order from Brigadier General Richard V. Geraci which was read in front of […]

Rams falter at NMMI

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Portales sophomore Chris Mosier tries to find running room in the fourth quarter of Friday’s District 4-3A game at New Mexico Military Institute. Mosier gained 12 yards on the run. The host Colts defeated Portales 21-6. (Staff photo: Kevin Wilson) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers ROSWELL — Portales’ second District 4-3A loss was a short […]

Cats finish season with win at NMMI

CNJ staff ROSWELL — After learning his team did not make the state playoffs, Clovis boys soccer coach Shaun Gill said he was concerned about Tuesday’s season finale against New Mexico Military, a team the Wildcats had drubbed 8-2 early in the year. “I was a little worried about how we would approach the game […]

Clovis captures Lovington Invite

CNJ staff LOVINGTON — A short course and near perfect conditions helped the Clovis boys shot 11-over par as a team Thursday en route to their second straight tournament title. Senior Travis Reid led the way for the Wildcats, who shot a season-best 295 on the 6,440-yard, par 71 layout at Lovington Country Club. Reid […]

Tuesday’s Hobbs qualifier track results

CNJ STAFF Boys Team standings: 1. Clovis 118; 2. Carlsbad 58; 3. Lovington 57; 4. Loving 51; 5. NMMI 46; 6. Hobbs 42; 7. Artesia 32; 8. Portales 22; 9. Jal 17; 10. Eunice 6. Field events High jump: 1. Gabriel, Portales 5-10; 2. McBee, Lovington 5-7; 3. McBride, Lovington 5-7. Shot put: 1. Caudillo, […]