College rodeo: Pettigrew wins all-around title

CNJ staff ALPINE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University senior Chance Pettigrew won the steer wrestling competition and the all-around cowboy title Oct. 2 at Sul Ross State. Pettigrew won the first round in 3.6 seconds and the short round in 4.3 seconds. Since no other cowboy won points in more than one event, Pettigrew […]

Clovis senior lives up to promise

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Clovis senior Shea Chase has overcome a knee injury to qualify for the Class 5A state track meet in the discus. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Rick White Shea Chase will compete in the discus Saturday in the District 4-5A track meet, exactly six months since he underwent surgery to repair a knee he […]

Cats stun Hobbs

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Mike Floyd drives past Clovis’ John Props during Friday’s game in Hobbs. Hobbs News-Sun photo by Cody Gideon. CNJ staff HOBBS — John Props said he’s made some buzzer-beaters this season — just not at the end of games with the outcome on the line. Props’ 3-point shot with two seconds left Friday night sent […]

Smyer foils Lady Blue again

CNJ staff LITTLEFIELD — Seventh-ranked Smyer’s size was a little too much for Farwell to overcome Tuesday night and the Lady Blue went down to a 39-35 defeat in a Class 1A Division I girls bi-district game. Berry Andrews, a 6-foot-3 junior post, scored 13 points to lead the Lady Bobcats (25-6) into an area […]

Late ACU basket sinks Zias

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Eastern senior Lauren Scarlett, battling Lynsie Blau for a rebound, finished with eight points and eight rebounds. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Kevin Wilson PORTALES — A post-game conversation took an unusual turn in the corridors of Greyhound Arena Thursday night, with Abilene Christian coach Shawna Lavender apologizing to Zia coach Dan Buzard for […]

CHS teams split at Alamogordo

CNJ STAFF ALAMOGORDO — Senior Darren Prentice scored 27 points on Saturday night and the Alamogordo Tigers ended the game on a 5-0 run to nip the Clovis High Wildcats 77-72. Senior Justin Pinckney led the Cats (15-3) with 24 points, while junior Dominique Easterlin added 14 before fouling out on a blocking foul with […]

Cats suffer double-OT loss at Coronado

CNJ STAFF LUBBOCK — The Clovis High boys basketball team had its second seven-game winning streak of the season snapped Friday night — and it was a heartbreaker. Senior guard Anthony Durham scored on a jump shot with about 10 seconds left in the second overtime, and Lubbock Coronado outlasted the Wildcats for a 72-71 […]

Wildcats regain tourney title

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Clovis senior Dominique Easterlin is fouled during the first half of Wednesday’s championship game of the Milk Cow Classic. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner Guards Tizrick Phillips and Bud Willis each converted a pair of free throws in the final half-minute Wednesday night as the Clovis High Wildcats completed a comeback from […]

Hounds survive another nail-biter

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CNJ STAFF TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University left for a road trip to Oklahoma with a three-game losing streak, and returned with a pair of one-point wins and a winning record. Senior Garland Coleman sank the front end of a one-and-one free throw opportunity with eight seconds left as Eastern New Mexico University […]

Shocking statistics

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By Darrell Todd Maurina Curry County’s emergency management director worries people don’t take the threat of lightning serious enough. According to Ken De Los Santos, lightning is among the most dangerous weather phenomena in New Mexico — partly because people don’t know that storms can be dangerous long before rain begins to fall and therefore […]

Aragon wrestles away title

By Kevin Wilson CJ Aragon admitted that he needed some luck. He had all he needed on Saturday night. Aragon, listed as competitor No. 7 in the Clovis Pioneer Days PRCA Rodeo, got the run he needed with a time of 5.3 seconds to win the steer wrestling championship. “I was just trying to get […]

Lady Eagles Beat Clovis

Special to the CNJ HOBBS — Clovis junior Roxanne Luera nearly capped off an improbable comeback, but her 3-pointer just before the buzzer came up just short as Hoibbs held on to beat Clovis 64-61 in te District 4-5A girls basketball tournament championship game Saturday at Ralph Tasker Arena. Clovis (17-8) trailed by as many […]