Second chance worth rooting for

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist With the state high school basketball tournament next week and the NCAA tournaments the following week, it’s a great time to be a basketball fan. But before either of those takes place, there’s Saturday, where Philips Arena in Atlanta will give us 52 seconds to root for basketball, and second […]

Hounds edge Tigers

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU junior Jamaal McCoy goes up for a shot over East Central’s Ian Adams on Thursday at Greyhound Arena. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Senior guard Justin Redman-Trotter converted a backcourt steal into a layup with five seconds left Thursday night, capping Eastern New Mexico University’s rally […]

Hounds fall in final seconds

CNJ staff EDMOND, Okla. — After battling back from an early 22-point deficit, the last eight seconds were a little too long Saturday for the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team. The Greyhounds trailed the entire way until the final 3 1/2 minutes, then held a two-point lead in the closing seconds. But Central […]

Hounds drop OT decision to RiverHawks

CNJ staff TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Junior guard Ricky Branham hit a go-ahead 3-pointer early in overtime and Northeastern State pulled away for a 77-68 Lone Star Conference men’s crossover victory over Eastern New Mexico University Thursday night. The Greyhounds (2-6), losing their fifth game in a row, dug themselves out of a 17-point, first-half hole […]

ENMU’s Boit earns All-LSC track recognition

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University junior Felix Boit, the Lone Star Conference men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase champion, was selected to the All-LSC track team for his accomplishment. Boit ran the event in a career-best 9 minutes, 50.20 seconds last weekend at Commerce, Texas, beating the runnerup by nine seconds. Abilene Christian and […]

ENMU men solid in field events

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s track team took multiple places in several field events in Saturday’s Don Kirby Memorial Invitational track meet, hosted by the University of New Mexico. No team scores were kept. Freshman Steven Aragon led a 2-3-4-5 Greyhounds finish in javelin, throwing 190 feet, 2 inches. Two-time […]

Bears stun Clovis

Clovis junior Layne Strebeck shoots over a La Cueva defender during Wednesday’s Class 5A state quarterfinal game at The Pit in Albuquerque. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — A fluke play helped end Clovis High’s season on Wednesday in the Wildcats’ first trip to The Pit since playing […]

Elida upsets Cliff in OT

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Elida’s Wesley Gilmore posts up Cliff defender Jerrett Mendenhall in a Class 1A state quarterfinal game Wednesday at Rio Rancho High. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CN sports writer RIO RANCHO — For most of Wednesday’s Class 1A boys state quarterfinal game, Elida played more like the No. 1 seed than did top-seeded […]

Dora pushes past Springer

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Dora’s Hector Fierro is fouled by Springer’s Johnny Chavez during a Class 1A state quarterfinal game Wednesday at Rio Rancho High. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent RIO RANCHO — After Dora’s thrilling 55-54 victory over Springer in a Class 1A quarterfinal game, Coyote Kyler Smith said he had heard of a […]

La Cueva stuns Clovis in final seconds

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — A fluke play helped end Clovis High’s season on Wednesday in the Wildcats’ first trip to The Pit since playing for the Class 5A boys state title in 2001. A wild final minute — and a freak turnover when the Cats were trying to get a timeout […]