Hounds 4th in LSC South football poll

By Dave Wagner Jeff Howard admitted he was disappointed but not surprised when Eastern New Mexico University was picked for fourth place in the seven-team Lone Star Conference South Division preseason poll, released this week by the conference office. “It’s always the same every year,” said Howard, a Portales High grad and third-year starting linebacker […]

CNJ poll has record number of voters

STAFF REPORTS Last week’s Clovis News Journal Web site poll on the district attorney’s race registered 905 votes, by far the most in the site’s one-year history, Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico Editor David Stevens said. Challenger Matt Chandler received 567 votes in the poll, compared to 338 for incumbent Brett Carter. “The poll is […]

CHS/Hobbs basketball capsules

CNJ STAFF Girls Hobbs (19-6, 7-0) at Clovis (22-3, 6-1) 7:30 p.m. tonight, Rock Staubus Gym At stake: The District 4-5A regular-season title. Last time out: Hobbs beat Carlsbad 47-34. Clovis beat Carlsbad 66-22. Last meeting: Hobbs beat Clovis 46-44 in double overtime. Hobbs player to watch: Senior W Jessica Nelson is averaging 19.3 points […]

Computer geeks, changing criteria make BCS mess

Freedom Newspapers There are at least two ways of looking at the controversy surrounding the Bowl Championship Series (a bit of a misnomer in that only one game matters) and its computer-driven decision to rank the University of Southern California Trojans third and thus not eligible to play in the (thoroughly) mythical national championship game […]

Hounds picked 4th in LSC preseason football poll

CNJ staff Traditional football power Texas A&M-Kingsville is expected to continue its dominance of the Lone Star Conference this fall as the Javelinas have been picked to win the league’s South Division, according to the annual preseason poll that was announced Friday morning by conference officials. TAMUK, which has shared the past two South Division […]

Zias picked fourth in LSC preseason poll

Freedom Newspapers Freedom Newspapers West Texas A&M received 15 of a possible 18 first-place votes in the Lone Star Conference’s South Division preseason volleyball poll. The Lady Buffs, who have made 14 NCAA postseason appearances in the last 15 seasons, tallied 103 total points in the poll to easily top Abilene Christian. The Wildcats collected […]