Roping competition draws pro cowboys

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer In the 1950s, some of the best calf ropers in the world competed in Clovis. World champions including Toots Mansfield, Lovington’s Troy Fort, House’s Glen Franklin would shell out $500 to enter. Clovis’ B.J. Pierce won the event one year. “The arena would be plumb full,” said Pierce, who […]

Cardiac Hounds host powerhouse Texas A&M-Kingsville

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers Following a 1-3 start, the Eastern New Mexico University football team has put itself in position to send retiring coach Bud Elliott out in a blaze of glory. With four consecutive come-from-behind wins, the Greyhounds (5-3, 4-0 Lone Star Conference South) find themselves atop the division standings and back on […]

College volleyball: Lubbock Christian sweeps Zias

Freedom Newspapers LUBBOCK — Lubbock Christian scored the final five points to take Game 1 and Eastern New Mexico University was never a part of the match the rest of the way as the Lady Chaparrals posted a 30-26, 30-25, 30-17 victory over the Zias Tuesday night in a non-league matchup. LCU (20-7), ranked 18th […]

Hounds’ coach likes chances for bid

CNJ STAFF After having to sit and wait for several days, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team will find out its fate in the NCAA Division II tournament tonight. Selections for the eight-team South Central Region tournament will be announced at 8:30 p.m. (MST) today. The Greyhound, ranked fifth in the region at […]

Report: America is the land of the mostly free

Freedom Newspapers Americans love to be No. 1 and we pride ourselves on our freedom. That’s why it’s doubly disappointing that the United States is not ranked No. 1 on the 2004 Index of Economic Freedom, just released by the Heritage Foundation. Worse, as Heritage President Edwin J. Feulner Jr. said, the country has fallen […]

Many readers ready for playoff system

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked: “Who’s the No. 1 college football team? The University of Southern California or Louisiana State University? And since college football has once again failed to establish an undisputed champion, is it time for a playoff system?” Some responses: “Yes, a playoff system needs to be installed to correct […]

Eastern facing rugged road tests

By Dave Wagner Record wise, Central Oklahoma and Northeastern State men’s basketball teams aren’t the imposing foes they were last season. Still, Eastern New Mexico University men’s coach Shawn Scanlan is more concerned about getting the Greyhounds’ ship on course when they travel to Oklahoma for Lone Star Conference crossover matchups against the Bronchos and […]

Lady Mules ranked fourth

Rick White Muleshoe coach Shana Simms knows being ranked fourth in Class 3A in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches preseason poll comes with a price tag. She knows every opponent will be gunning for the Lady Mules, who have won 27 games in each of the last two seasons and return all-state senior Sara […]

Top-ranked Wolverines stingy on defense

By Dave Wagner FORT SUMNER AND TEXICO, who have played for the last two Class 1A state football championships, appeared to be on a collision course again with both ranked first or second in 1A most of the season. While the Wolverines (5-0) have consistently steamrolled opponents, outscoring them 178-6, two-time champion Fort Sumner has […]

CHS harriers close second at Borger meet

CNJ STAFF BORGER, Texas — The Hereford Whitefaces had just enough to edge out Clovis High for the boys Division II team championship Saturday in the season-opening Borger Invitational cross country meet. Hereford, led by individual champion Jesus Huerta (15:53 over 3,000 meters), finished with 53 points to 54 for the Wildcats. Amarillo Tascosa came […]

Game Day

Compiled by CNJ Sports Editor Rick White Game Day Clovis at Mayfield 7:30 p.m. tonight, Las Cruces Sports Stadium 2002 records: Clovis 9-3, Mayfield 12-1 Head coaches: Clovis, Eric Roanhaus, 26th year, 235-81-5; Jim Bradley, 17th year, 154-40-6 Last meeting: Mayfield 14, Clovis 0, 2002 regular-season Basic offense/defense: Clovis, pro-set/50; Mayfield, Power I, 50 double-eagle […]

Eastern drubbed in tennis

Freedom Newspapers TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Northeastern State, ranked 14th in NCAA Division II, beat Eastern New Mexico University 5-0 Friday in semifinal round play of the Central Regional tennis tournament. The Lady Reds (21-3) were slated to meet Drury on Saturday for the right to advance to national competition next week at Altamonte Springs, Fla. […]