Texico hopeful about chances in 2A regional

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer On paper, the Texico volleyball team appears to be in good shape heading into this weekend’s Class 2A Region C tournament, which the Lady Wolverines will host. Texico, the District 6-2A champion, faces 7-2A runnerup Dexter (13-10) in the first of two semifinal matches at 5 p.m. today. The […]

ENMU FOOTBALL NOTES: Hounds, Buffs play one for all time

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer MARK RIBAUDO HAS seen quite a few Wagon Wheel games between Eastern New Mexico University and West Texas A&M — from both sides, as a WT assistant in the mid-1990s and as an assistant and, now, head coach at ENMU. Nothing tops Saturday’s 52-51 overtime battle at Canyon, Texas, […]

Eastern trio competing in CNFR

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Three members of the Eastern New Mexico University rodeo program have made their way to Casper, Wyo., this weekend for the College National Finals Rodeo. Competition begins today and wraps up Saturday . Seniors Dusty Higgins of Roswell and James Gililland of Tularosa and sophomore Brittany Bennett of Portales […]

DFA farmers back Cannon effort

CNJ staff Dairy Farmers of America, Inc., have joined “Operation Keep Cannon,” a grassroots campaign to keep Cannon Air Force Base, according to a DFA press release. “DFA’s dairy farmers don’t want to see the base close,” said Wayne Palla, Clovis dairy farmer and chairman for DFA’s Southwest Area Council. “We are huge supporters of […]

Friday prep scores 3-4

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Grady senior Brittany Bailey releases a shot past Desert Academy senior Georgia Jenkins during the first quarter of their Class 1A Region B game Friday in Grady. Grady defeated Desert Academy 75-25. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) Friday The Associated Press Local scores GIRLS Class 1A Region A Semifinals Des Moines 75, Melrose 58 Fort Sumner […]

Lady Wolverines on mission

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Texico senior Brette Hadley drives around freshman teammate Faith Martin during practice Wednesday at the high school. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers The Texico Lady Wolverines expect to see an aggressive opponent in Friday’s Class 2A Region D semifinal game against Hope Christian at Santa Rosa, but coach Buddy Little thinks […]

Prep notes 3-1

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Clovis juniors Matt Ulibarri and Daniel Casarez were named to the all-tournament team from this past weekend’s Clovis Invitational. Ulibarri went 4-for-4 with two triples and three RBIs on Friday against Santa Fe, while Casarez drove in four runs on two hits Thursday versus Fabens. Also on the team […]

Zias fall in LSC semis

Freedom Newspapers LAWTON, Okla. — Abilene Christian rallied from a one-game deficit for a 26-30, 33-31, 30-23, 30-17 win over Eastern New Mexico University on Friday in the semifinals of the Lone Star Conference volleyball tournament. ACU (27-7), the LSC South Division regular-season champion, advanced to Saturday night’s finals against North champion and host Cameron […]

Clovis native returning in dairy field

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Former Lt. Gov. Walter Bradley is coming back to Clovis, and he’s bringing the milk mustache with him. The Clovis native whose experience on dairies came from milking his grandmother’s cow recently accepted a position as director of government and industry relations for Dairy Farmers of America’s Southwest region, […]

CHS’ Perkins gears for Junior Olympics nationals

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Kim Perkins works on her starts in the 400 hurdles this week as she practices for Junior Olympics national competition in Eugene, Ore. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner Kim Perkins didn’t know she’d be working so hard in track this summer. Perkins, who will be a junior this fall at Clovis High, finished […]