ENMU women go overtime for third win

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ENMU midfielder Anna Funck, right, battles for control of the ball with Texas-Permian Basin’s Cecilia Kellar in Tuesday’s women’s soccer match at the ENMU pitch. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) CNJ staff PORTALES — Travis McCorkle doesn’t give the Eastern New Mexico University women’s team many style points, but so far the results have been […]

Rams falter in OT, lose to Grants

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Portales senior Jonathan Garcia (22) and Grants’ Jesse Baca battle for a loose ball. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer ALBUQUERQUE — After regulation, the game played out more like a regular season mismatch than overtime in the state tournament semifinals. The shooting lines in overtime speak volumes. Portales: 1-of-6 […]

SFS roadblocks opponent’s win

Airman Thomas Trower After a calm and steady first half, one of Tuesday’s games ran into overtime and ended in a bang. SFS lost their first-half momentum, allowing CMS to catch up and force the game into overtime. After a significant amount of persistence, however, SFS was able to regain a seven-point lead and win […]

Hounds misfire late, bow in OT to Buffs

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ENMU center Mikal Monette gets off a shot in traffic in the first half of Monday’s Lone Star Conference South game against West Texas A&M at Greyhound Arena. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — With a shot to win at the end of regulation and the end overtime, the […]

Levelland snaps Lady Cats’ streak

CNJ STAFF LEVELLAND, Texas — For most of the game Tuesday night, the Clovis High girls’ 36-game winning streak seemed safe. Clovis’ lead stayed seven to 11 points from early in the second quarter until the final minute. However, Levelland rallied late, tying the game on a desperation 3-pointer from just short of halfcourt by […]

Wildcats take district lead

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Clovis’ Luis Esparza (right) goes up for a header over Carlsbad’s Aaron Guevara during the first half of their game Saturday at Yucca Soccer Complex. Esparza scored the game winning goal in overtime.CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Clovis put itself in a position to win its first district title […]

PREP FOOTBALL NOTES: Overtime OK with Bovina

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer BOVINA WON ITS SECOND overtime game of the season Friday when it edged Springlake-Earth 27-20. “We’ll take the wins, but golly,” Bovina coach Kent Torbert said. “The coaching staff is aging years in minutes.” In the first overtime, Justin Castillo put Springlake-Earth up with a 3-yard run, but Bovina […]

Cats edge Hobbs in overtime

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Clovis’ Isaac Herman, left, battles Hobbs’ Leonel Rodriguez for possession of the ball during the first half of Saturday’s District 4-5A match at Yucca Soccer Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Scott Bouley was the right man in the right place at the right time on Saturday. Finding himself […]

Unbeaten WT outlasts Hounds in overtime 52-51

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ENMU Jason Tezeno (4) leaps over West Texas A&M defender Don Hooks as heads towards the end zone during Saturday’s clash at Kimbrough Memorial Stadium in Canyon, Texas. (Amarillo Globe-News: Robin O’Shaughnessy) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer CANYON, Texas — The numbers were staggering — 1,183 yards of offense, 103 points, 14 touchdowns — […]

Missouri Southern hands ENMU loss in OT

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team was struggling in the first half on Friday against Missouri Southern, but managed to get out with a scoreless tie. The Greyhounds were never able to get anything going on Friday and lost 1-0 in sudden-death overtime to the Lions […]

Bovina ends 43-year drought against Friona

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Bovina coach Kent Torbert gambled, and as a result the Mustangs beat county rival Friona on Friday night for the first time in 43 years. After being given a second life by an offside penalty, Josh Guevara scored a two-point conversion to give Bovina a 15-14 overtime victory. “The […]

Cats edge Goddard in second overtime

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Clovis goalie Josh Bussen, left, and Kiko Velez, right, congratulate Jayme Nauman after he scored the game winning goal in the second overtime of Saturday’s match against Roswell Goddard. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Wildcats saw tangible proof Saturday why practice is so important. With no time […]

Hounds fall in overtime

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Eastern New Mexico University junior Reggie Wallace is fouled by Midwest State University junior Jose Nava as he drives to the basket during the first half of their game Saturday at Greyhound Arena in Portales. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Senior guard Jay January, who struggled most of the […]

Top 10: No. 10 Hobbs-Clovis boys hoops always a classic

By Rick White: CNJ managing editor Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of reports recapping the top area sports stories in 2004. Clovis and Hobbs added another chapter last year to the storied rivalry that includes some of the state’s greatest players, coaches and teams. The three-game series last season included a […]

Hounds fall in OT to Bulldogs

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Jolen Montoya leans on a jumper over Southwestern Oklahoma’s Lonnie Cooks in overtime of Saturday’s game. Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Ike Smith scored a game-high 21 points, and Jamaal Shell hit a game-tying 3-pointer near the end of regulation to help Southwestern Oklahoma slip away with a 68-61 […]

Out-of-town medical transfers forcing overtime for EMS workers

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Tim Peterson left Clovis at 11 p.m. on Friday alongside a man having heart problems. This was the back end of his shift that began 16 hours earlier. The Clovis Fire Department lieutenant was destined for Lubbock on a patient transfer. He monitored the man’s chest pains as a […]

Some city jobs come with long hours

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“We need to add police and firefighters and we need to add sanitation workers to speed trash pickup, and employees to do upkeep on our alleys.” Raymond Mondragon, city manager By Jack King: CNJ staff writer Clovis officials say overtime and longevity are the most important factors in determining the size of employees’ salaries. Assistant […]

Hobbs eliminates Wildcats in OT

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Clovis senior Bud Willis finished with 22 points in Friday’s 96-90 overtime loss at Hobbs. Photo courtesy of the Hobbs News-Sun. CNJ staff HOBBS — Ervin Youmans scored 26 points and substitute Matt Davis had a back-breaking three-point play late in overtime as Hobbs outlasted foul-plagued Clovis 96-90 in the semifinals of the District 4-5A […]

Zias work (double) overtime

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Eastern freshman Heather Brown was one of five Zias to finish in double figures with 17 points. Freedom Newspapers photo by Kevin Wilson. Dave Wagner PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University Zias aren’t about to go down easily. Down by 12 points with less than 13 minutes left in the second half, the Zias […]

Hounds win fifth straight

Dave Wagner CANYON, Texas — It took Jamaal Hunnicutt a while to settle down Monday night. Essentially playing in his hometown, the Eastern New Mexico University junior from Amarillo struggled with his offense, shooting just 2-of-11 from the field. But he put down 7-of-8 free throws in overtime, helping the Greyhounds nail down a 77-72 […]