Sept. 1, 2007 Prep Summaries

Mayfield 38, Clovis 20 Clovis 0 7 7 6 — 20 Mayfield 21 7 7 3 — 38 Scoring summary First quarter M — Jacob Ceniceros 7-yard run (Matt Sandoval kick), 10:00. Drive: 6 plays, 59 yards M — Nathan Enriquez 25-yard pass from Sandoval (Sandoval kick), 5:14. Drive: 4 plays, 41 yards M — […]

Hounds trounce Bacone in season opener

CNJ staff MUSKOGEE, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University broke its team single-game rushing yards record on Saturday and the Greyhounds cruised to a 63-20 win over Bacone College in the season opener for both teams. Senior quarterback Michael Benton rushed for 182 yards and three touchdowns while his backup, J.T. Thompson, added 171 yards […]

Cats set for scrimmage with Cruces

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CNJ staff photo: Rick White Senior strong safety Josh Bryan meets senior running back Derrick Phillips in the hole. By Rick White: CNJ managing editor What: Clovis vs. Las Cruces High in a controlled scrimmage. The teams have been scrimmaging each other for more than a decade. When: 4 p.m. today Where: Wool Bowl, Roswell […]

Cities should advance citizen freedom

By Steven Greenhut: Guest columnist Most Americans have the naïve notion that their local city officials busy themselves fixing potholes, providing police and fire services, dealing with the occasional code violation and quietly running the parks and recreation service. But those who run city government have their own prerogatives and ideologies. Their priorities aren’t happenstance, […]

Local teams eliminated in Little League tourneys

CNJ Staff LOS LUNAS — The Clovis American All-Stars got off to a fast start Tuesday, but were blanked by Albuquerque Petroglyph after the first inning in absorbing a 10-4 losers bracket loss in the state 13-14 Little League tournament. American, which went 1-2 in the double-elimination event, got a leadoff triple from Jake Lopez […]

Area teams fall in state LL openers

Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis Zia League All-Stars got off to a slow start Saturday and couldn’t recover in a 13-3 loss to Los Alamos in the first-round of the double-elimination state Little League 11-12 tournament. Zia returns to action in an 11:30 a.m. elimination game today. Joe Shelley accounted for all the scoring […]

Roosevelt wins 10-11 crown

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Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry Zia pitcher Aycell Villalobos fires one to the plate during the third inning of Tuesday’s District 3 Little League 10-11 year old championship game at Portales. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The Roosevelt County 10-11 year old All-Stars are headed to the New Mexico state championship tournament in Taos […]

American 9-10s advance to finals

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson American’s Antonio Hicks slides in safely with a fourth-inning run on a wild pitch as Zia pitcher Dayton Anson covers the plate during Monday’s District 3 Little League 9-10 all-star matchup at Dickenson Field. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The American All-Stars erupted late and ran away to a […]

Roosevelt ousts American in 11-12 tourney

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Roosevelt County’s Ryan Schmidt slides home with a fifth-inning run as American catches Jarron Hill tries in vain to pull down a high throw during Friday’s District 3 11-12-year-old all-star matchup at Beachum Field. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer One swing of Will Murdock’s bat swung all the momentum […]

Clovis sweeps Plainview

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Brandon Gilliard and Josh Burrell pitched Clovis to a pair of wins Tuesday in a summer league doubleheader at Plainview. The left-hander Gilliard allowed five hits, struck out eight and walked one as Clovis beat error-prone Plainview 13-3 in the opener in a game shortened by the 10-run rule. Jordan […]

Clovis sweeps Hereford

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Staff photo: Andy DeLisle Clovis High’s Jordan Jacobs dives back to first base against Hereford on Thursday afternoon at Bell Park. CNJ staff Clovis rode the one-two offensive punch of Parker Wood and Jarod Kiser in the opener and a pitcher-by-committee approach in the nightcap Thursday en route to sweeping Hereford in a summer league […]

Neighbors fear Gaza Strip after Hamas takeover

Freedom Newspapers There are losers all around the Middle East, and most decidedly in Washington, in the virtually complete takeover of the Gaza Strip by the militant Islamist faction Hamas. But the residents of that unhappy territory will suffer the most. A little more than a month ago, before the fierce fighting of the past […]

Cats get win, tie at Levelland

CNJ staff LEVELLAND, Texas — Outfielder Jordan Jacobs went 6-for-7 as the Clovis Wildcats earned a tie and a win in West Texas Baseball League action Tuesday night. The Cats settled for an 8-8 tie in the opener, then won the nightcap 10-5 in six innings. Both games ended early on the WTBL’s 2-hour time […]

Cats post pair of run-rule victories

CNJ staff SHALLOWATER — The Clovis Wildcats cruised to victories over Shallowater and Lubbock Cooper on Saturday, beating both by identical 15-4 scores. Both games ended early because of the 10-run rule — the first game in six innings, the second in five. The Cats (8-5) trailed 4-3 before erupting for 12 runs in the […]

North wraps up series sweep

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Clovis’s Jordan Garrett waits for her turn at the plate during Saturday’s finale of the NMHSCA all-star softball series at Lady Wildcat Complex. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer In her last game at Lady Wildcat Complex, Clovis High’s Jordan Garrett went out with a bang. Unfortunately for her South […]

Lady Cats sweep Goddard

CNJ staff ROSWELL — The Clovis Lady Wildcats improved their summer record to 3-3 on Tuesday, notching 7-5 and 10-6 wins over Roswell Goddard. Clovis had eight hits in the opener and 13 in the nightcap. “We hit the ball better than we have been,” coach Brandi Thomas said. Goddard erased a 4-0, fourth-inning deficit […]

Cats roll past Levelland

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Levelland’s Garrett Claire races home safely as Clovis catcher Michael Sena tries to corral a high throw during the second game of Tuesday’s West Texas Baseball League doubleheader at Bell Park. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis High baseball team put the long ball together with solid pitching […]

Cats rally to gain split

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Clovis’ Michael Sena collides with Plainview second baseman Ty Criswell during the first game of Tuesday’s West Texas Baseball League doubleheader at Bell Park. Criswell jumped to catch a high throw, but couldn’t come down with it and landed on Sena. CNJ staff In a doubleheader featuring 49 runs, the Clovis Wildcats got the last […]

Elida slips past Questa in 1A state meet

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent LOS LUNAS — Despite scoring runs at an average of more than one per inning, there was a time on Wednesday when things didn’t look so good for Elida in the Class 1A state baseball quarterfinals. But the Tigers rebounded from a two-run deficit and moved into the today’s semis […]

Five-run fourth lifts Texico into 2A semifinals

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Texico didn’t put together much offense on Wednesday, but the Wolverines bunched most of what they got into one inning. A five-run fourth held up, and junior right-hander Casey Crist fanned Santa Rosa’s Bryan Campos with the bases loaded to end the game as Texico held on for a 5-4 win […]