Zias cruise to easy win over CSW

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Once they scored, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team was pretty much assured of winning. Facing a College of the Southwest squad in transition, to say the least, the Zias were locked in a 1-0 dual before scoring three goals in a span of less than two […]

Zias drop pair of matches

CNJ staff DURANGO, Colo. — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team finished off a winless weekend in a tournament hosted by Fort Lewis, losing on Saturday to Colorado State-Pueblo in a 24-30, 32-30, 30-28, 30-28 squeaker before falling 30-15, 30-17, 30-16 to Ashland (Ohio), the eighth-ranked team in NCAA Division II. Taren Frazier led […]

Baskett makes Eagles’ final cut

CNJ staff PHILADELPHIA — Clovis’ Hank Baskett is among the five wide receivers on the Philadelphia Eagles’ roster after the team cut 22 players Saturday to get to the league-mandated limit of 53 players. Entering his second season, Baskett is listed as a backup to Kevin Curtis on a depth chart on the Eagles’ team […]

Zias looking to sustain steady progress in soccer

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team set a goal of making the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament a year ago, and the Zias accomplished that by finishing sixth. Now, picked for sixth again this season, they’re looking to get past the first round. “I think we’re hopefully getting some respect,” said […]

Zias’ new coach ready to go

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Kim Falkenhagen wasn’t all that surprised her team was picked 13th out of 13 in the Lone Star Conference’s preseason volleyball poll. After all, she’s a new coach with a lot of new players on the squad. “I didn’t expect anything more than that,” said Falkenhagen, hired […]

Hounds hope to prove preseason poll wrong

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer he Eastern New Mexico University football team is hoping to prove the pundits wrong. Picked for last place in the seven-team Lone Star Conference South Division, players began checking in on Saturday for Monday’s first practice session. ENMU opens the season Aug. 25 against NAIA member Bacone College at […]

ENMU players picked up for NBC tourney

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Playing for the Amarillo-based West Texas Outlaws in the wood-bat Red River League, Eastern New Mexico University baseball players Seth Clabaugh and Clayton Young will have their summer seasons extended. Both were picked up by the Oklahoma A’s, another league member featuring mostly players from fellow Lone Star Conference […]

July 6, 2007 Sports Briefs

Boosters meet Tuesday The Clovis High Football Boosters Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Clovis High film room. The meeting is for parents of freshman through varsity football players. Information: Mike at 760-2085. Golf clinic upcoming A junior golf clinic is being held from 9 a.m. to noon July 16-20 at Clovis […]

Two Clovis players on South all-stars

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Clovis High’s Jordan Garrett throws first base during the all-Star practice Thursday at the Lady Wildcats Softball Complex. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Jordan Garrett and Sonia Chavez are happy to have one more opportunity to play at Lady Wildcat Complex. The two recent CHS graduates will represent the Lady Wildcats on the South […]

June 5, 1957

The Clovis News-Journal published a special edition in celebration of Clovis’ 50th anniversary. Santa Fe Railway was among local businesses saluting the city. … “I’ve Got a Secret,” was among the day’s most popular television shows. … Four Clovis Redlegs baseball players were injured when the car in which they were traveling overturned near Midland, […]

ENMU elevates interim softball coach

CNJ staff PORTALES — Amber Daniel came to the Eastern New Mexico University softball program as a graduate assistant in 2005, but in two of the last three campaigns she has taken over head coaching duties during the season. On Thursday, ENMU athletic director Mike Maguire said Daniel has been hired to coach the Zias […]

Mead receives honor

CNJ staff Clovis High senior running back Brian Mead was one of 50 players chosen in February for the Old Spice Red Zone player of the year award. Mead, Clovis’ all-time leading rusher with 4,266 yards and 55 touchdowns for his career, was one of two players chosen from New Mexico. The other was Artesia […]

April 28, 1952

Ada Ingle, a sophomore from Clovis, was the new president of Sigma Beta Chi social sorority at Eastern New Mexico University. She had also been named “friendship girl” of the sorority. … Area businesses were offering prizes – from steak dinners to a car wash and lubrication – to Clovis Pioneers baseball players for good […]

Sound men stood strong behind Jackie Robinson

By Freedom Newspapers Sixty years ago this week, a momentous event for this nation, founded on the principle “all men are created equal,” played out on a baseball diamond. Jack Roosevelt Robinson was chosen by another exceptional man to break Major League Baseball’s color barrier. Brooklyn Dodgers owner Branch Rickey, a devout Methodist who didn’t […]

Duke lacrosse case concludes without winner

By Freedom Newspapers From the beginning, the Duke lacrosse case felt more like a game than the pursuit of justice. Appearances suggest the prosecutor was playing for political gain. The voices of race-based outrage — whether they supported the African-American accuser or the white suspects — played for their respective causes. In the spirit of […]

Clovis softball legend key in local development

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Guy Leeder, who for decades was synonymous with Clovis softball, died Monday night at 64. Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the Marshall Junior High Auditorium. Leeder, a state softball hall of fame inductee, was called the cornerstone of the state’s Amateur Softball Association by its director, […]

ENMU planning alumni football game

CNJ staff PORTALES — There aren’t quite as many players as usual in Eastern New Mexico University’s spring football practices, but coach Mark Ribaudo said he’s happy with the way things are going. The Greyhounds, with 74 players on hand, are in the third of four weeks of spring drills. Rather than end the workouts […]

CHS GOLF: Clovis teams open at Hobbs

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Clovis golfers, from left, Austin Spears, Ben Blair and Kyler Brewer watch teammate Brad Props, attempt a putt during Friday’s practice at Clovis Municipal Golf Course. Clovis’ squads open the season Monday at Hobbs.(CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer With the end of the Travis Reid-Guillermo Chavez era two years […]

Cannon lieutenant takes soccer to All Air Force level

Janet Taylor-Birkey His recent experience would be a dream for many, but a couple of weeks in Florida during the January winter weather became 1st Lt. Jeremiah Kirschman’s reality. The 27th Fighter Wing Contracting Squadron lieutenant competed in the six-day Armed Forces Soccer tournament that began Jan. 24. As a player for the Air Force […]

Feb. 7, 1975

A paroled criminal was charged with murder in connection with the slaying of a convenience store clerk. Stanley D. Melton was ultimately convicted in Sarah Vineyard’s death. … Clovis drilled Roswell Goddard, 77-53, in a high school basketball game. All 11 Wildcats players scored. Willie Henry had 19 points and 18 rebounds as CHS improved […]