Doolittle Raiders forever revered in U.S. history

Freedom New Mexico Sunday marked the 68th anniversary of Doolittle’s Raid. It was the darkest period for American forces in World War II. Four months earlier, the Imperial Japanese Navy’s sneak attack on Dec. 7, 1941, had sunk most of the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor. On April 9, 1942, Bataan in the Philippines […]

Knight steps down as Red Raiders coach

The Associated Press LUBBOCK — Bob Knight resigned Monday as coach at Texas Tech, a stunning midseason move by major college basketball’s winningest men’s coach. His son, Pat, a Red Raiders assistant, will take over the program. It was unclear why Knight stepped down. Chris Cook, a spokesman for athletic director Gerald Myers, confirmed the […]

Seefeld hopes to settle on position

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer As he prepares for his final season of college baseball, 2004 Clovis High grad Jason Seefeld is hoping he’s finally found a position. Primarily a shortstop and relief pitcher with the Wildcats, Seefeld was used mainly as part of a designated hitter platoon as a freshman at the University […]

COLLEGE UPDATE: Seefeld glad to be back in area

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer It wasn’t the mild climate, the bustling campus life, or the baseball team for that matter. For Clovis High grad Jason Seefeld, leaving the University of Arizona was all about returning to his roots. After a productive freshman year at the Pac-10 school in which he batted above .300 […]

CHS grad Garcia earns Big 12 honorable mention

CNJ staff LUBBOCK — Clovis High grad Joe Garcia, a junior safety on the Texas Tech football team, has been named All-Big 12 honorable mention in selections announced by the league office in Irving. Garcia was second on the team this season in tackles with 78, including 43 solo stops. He also had three tackles […]

Garcia, Tech roll past Baylor

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Texas Tech junior Joe Garcia of Clovis, left, jokes with teammate Darcel McBath during the final minutes of Saturday’s 55-21 win over Baylor at SBC Jones Stadium in Lubbock. Garcia had two tackles and an interception. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Rick White: CNJ managing editor LUBBOCK — Even a fat lip, courtesy of […]

Hounds avoid no-hitter late in loss to Tech

CNJ staff LUBBOCK — Things had already gone badly enough for Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team. The last thing they needed was the ignominy of being no-hit. ENMU senior and Clovis High grad Justin Gee whacked the first pitch from reliever Brian Cloud up the middle for the Greyhounds’ first hit with two out […]

No. 8 Baylor edges Lady Raiders

By Sue Jane Mayes: CNJ correspondent LUBBOCK — The hibernation is officially over. The Baylor Bears, led by junior Sophia Young’s 24 points, defeated Texas Tech’s Lady Raiders 52-49 Saturday night in front of a sell-out crowd. The loss knocks Tech into a second-place with Baylor and Kansas State. Trailing 48-44, Tech’s Erin Grant hit […]

Greenwalt leads Tech to rout of Missouri

By Sue Jane Mayes: CNJ correspondent LUBBOCK — Cisti Greenwalt did what seniors are called upon to do — lead the way. She blocked shots. Dominated the glass. And earned the 18th double-double of her career. Riding the Clovis native’s 20 points and 14 rebounds, Texas Tech’s Lady Raiders overcame a sluggish start to overwhelm […]

Lady Raiders pound conference rival

By Sue Jane Mayes: CNJ correspondent LUBBOCK — A clock shot malfunction early in the game was about the only thing that went wrong Wednesday for the Texas Tech Lady Raiders. In a battle of ranked teams, sophomore Alesha Robertson and Clovis’ Cisti Greenwalt led Tech to a convincing 79-62 win over preseason Big 12 […]

Lobos stun Tech on last-second FG

By Pete Herrera: The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico had waited 20 years to beat Texas Tech, so a few more minutes mattered not to kicker Wes Zunker. Zunker kicked a 43-yard field goal as time expired Saturday night and New Mexico withstood Texas Tech’s passing attack for a 27-24 win, the […]

Garcia pushing for starting spot

By Rick White As a high school free safety, Joey Garcia was known for his bone-crushing hits, leaving a trail of woozy players in his wake. In his freshman year at Texas Tech, about the hardest thing the former Clovis standout has hit is the books — so far. His grade-point average for the fall […]

Lady Raiders win 13th straight

The Associated Press SAN DIEGO — Jia Perkins had 20 points, and second-ranked Texas Tech scored on 14 straight first-half possessions in a 95-47 victory Tuesday night over San Diego in the championship game of the Surf-N-Slam Classic. The victory enabled Texas Tech (13-0) to extend its school record for consecutive wins to begin a […]

Raiders sweep Play Inc. titles

By Dave Wagner The Texico-Farwell Raiders had the best of it on Saturday in both championship games of Play Inc. youth football at Jim Hill Field. The Raiders got past the Friona Chiefs 16-14 in the Senior League (ages 11-12), while Texico-Farwell also claimed the crown in the Junior League (ages 9-10) with a 30-0 […]

Greenwalt determined to shrug off inconsistency

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Cisti Greenwalt led Clovis to back-to-back state titles in 1999-2000. Rick White Cisti Greenwalt had a sophomore season at Texas Tech pockmarked by inconsistency, injury and adversity. Stat-stuffer games such as a 21-point, 11-rebound effort against Southern Mississippi that also included five blocked shots would often be followed by games where her line in the […]