Tuesday morning briefing: Video game of the week and runners wanted

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Video game of the week Fresh from the desk of our own Jenna Zamie: Game: Star Wars: The Old Republic Genre: Massively-multiplayer online role-playing game System: PC What is it? An online game from Bioware set in the Star Wars universe. ESRB Rating: Teen […]

Harney, ENMU runners honored by LSC

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s Mike Harney has been chosen the Lone Star Conference men’s cross country coach of the year. Harney led the Greyhounds to their first LSC title in the sport on Saturday at San Angelo, Texas, ending a run of 20 consecutive conference championships by Abilene Christian. Six […]

CHS CROSS COUNTRY: Cats, Lady Cats sweep team titles at Hobbs

CNJ staff HOBBS — Clovis High dominated varsity competition in Thursday’s Hobbs Invitational cross country meet, sweeping easily to both team titles. The CHS girls put all six of their runners in the top nine and finished with 17 points to 40 for the runnerup Lady Eagles. On the boys’ side, Clovis finished with 28 […]

Plainview meet proves difficult for CHS harriers

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — The Plainview Invitational cross country meet was a lot tougher than Clovis High coach Mark Bussen remembered last time he was there. Despite last-place finishes by all four of his teams, Bussen said he wasn’t that displeased with the way the Wildcats and Lady Wildcats ran in the otherwise-all-Texas event. […]

Reporter’s notebook: World Harmony runner treks through Clovis

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Kharasrota Grenier of Miami finishes the last mile leg of her day’s six-mile run on U.S. 60/84 in downtown Clovis on Monday. She was part of the World Harmony Run, joining it in Tallahassee, Fla. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) Reminiscent of an Olympic opening ceremony, a lone runner arrived in Clovis Monday afternoon carrying a […]

CHS second in district cross country

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Senior Mike Wareham finished ninth in the District 4-5A cross country meet Saturday at Ned Houk Park. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer A wrong turn by Carlsbad twins Brandy and Brittany Castillo opened the door for the Clovis High girls in Saturday’s District 4-5A cross country meet at Ned […]

Boit leads ENMU harriers

CNJ sports STILLWATER, Okla. — Redshirt freshman Felix Boit of Kenya finished sixth overall and Eastern New Mexico University’s men were ninth out of 21 teams on Saturday in the Cowboy Jamboree cross country meet, hosted by Oklahoma State. Boit covered the 8K course in 26 minutes, 53 seconds for the Greyhounds, who finished with […]

Lady Cats second in Sandia meet

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High’s girls finished second on a tiebreaker in Saturday’s Michael Prentice Memorial Invitational cross country meet. The Lady Wildcats and host Sandia tied for first with 46 points in the 10-school event, but the Matadors earned the team title with a better sixth-place finish. Freshman Caitlin Waters and eighth-grader Michelle […]

ENMU men win Highlands meet

CNJ staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — If nothing else, coach Joel McMullen says, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team is showing it’s not an easy touch for strong opponents running at less than full strength. The Greyhounds edged defending NCAA Division II runnerup Adams State 43-44 on Saturday for the team championship […]

Clovis teams win own cross country invite

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Clovis’ Caitlin Waters, left, finished first and Michelle Schenck, right, second in the Clovis Invitational cross county meet on Saturday at Ned Houk Park. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ staff The competition wasn’t what was anticipated, but Clovis High cross country coach Brian Stacy hopes his teams at least picked up some confidence in […]

ENMU men finish eighth in Lobo Invitational

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Sophomore Felix Boit led a balanced Eastern New Mexico University men’s performance Saturday as the Greyhounds finished eighth in the 14-team Lobo Invitational cross country meet, hosted by the University of New Mexico. Meantime, the ENMU women finished 12th out of 13 teams. Division II power Adams State swept both team […]

Lady Cats edged for title

CNJ staff BORGER, Texas — Clovis High’s girls were edged by a point (28-29) by Amarillo Tascosa on Saturday for the varsity team title in the season-opening Borger Invitational cross country meet. Freshman Caitlin Waters led the Lady Wildcats, finishing third in the two-mile race in 12 minutes, 47 seconds. The Lady Cats also finished […]

Lady Cats ready for run at district title

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Members of the Clovis High School girls cross county team warm up on Wednesday during practice as they run West Brady Avenue toward Cannon Air Force Base. CNJ Staff photo: Eric Kluth John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Cross country racers from District 4-5A will burst off the starting line at Hobbs this Saturday at the […]

Lady Cats distant second

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Clovis’ Megan Willis runs off the starting line during the Clovis cross county Invitational on Saturday at Ned Houk Park. (Staff photo by Eric Kluth)) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Two waves of purple cross country runners descended onto the finish line. The first wave belonged to runners from Canyon, Texas, which had seven […]

Summer work makes times fall

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The Clovis High School girls cross country team runs downhill as the boys team runs uphill during practice Wednesday at Ned Houk Park. (Staff photo by Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Despite winning nearly all of their meets last year, few coaches thought the Clovis boys cross country team could continue that […]

Volunteer coach shares his joy for track

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Clovis volunteer assistant coach Derico Cooper, who was himself a hurdler in college, has helped four Clovis hurdlers qualify for state this year. Photo by Eric Kluth By Rick White Derico Cooper paces near the starting line of the 300-meter hurdles, twirling a school-bus-bright yellow stopwatch around his finger. With the blast from the starter’s […]

Cats thinking third — or better

Dave Wagner La Cueva and host Gallup may be out of the range of the Clovis High boys cross country team in Saturday’s Class 5A state meet in Gallup, but coach Brian Stacy thinks the Wildcats have a good shot at beating everyone else. Stacy has penciled everything out, and believes all the Cats need […]