Fire guts trailer; no one injured

CNJ staff A fire Thursday morning gutted the living room and kitchen of a single-wide trailer in the 500 block of South Sandoval Street, fire officials said. Most of the items in the house were either destroyed or damaged by smoke and heat, officials said. No one was home at the time of incident. Officials […]

Zias continue early-season success

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Acting Eastern New Mexico University softball coach Amber Daniel is off to a nice start in her new role. The Zias improved to 7-3 under Daniel, a graduate assistant who has taken over the team while head coach Armando Quiroz recovers from ankle surgery over the next few […]

ENMU softball splits four games

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — On Friday, the Eastern New Mexico University softball team ended a homefield drought of nearly 22 months. Unfortunately, Western New Mexico didn’t give the Zias have much chance to enjoy their success. ENMU ended a 16-game home losing streak dating to April 25, 2003, by sweeping New Mexico […]

Single military parents find help in group

By David Arkin: CNJ Correspondent Being a military parent can be challenging. But life can be especially tough if you’re a single military parent. Because of the many challenges that come along with raising a child alone and serving in the military at the same time, a Clovis woman has started a group to help […]

South sweeps North stars in softball

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The North’s Pamela Apodaca of Cibola slides safely into second under the tag of South’s shortstop Devin Zaragoza of Alamogordo. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth By Eric Butler, CNJ Correspondent Clovis may be on the east side of the state, but New Mexico’s South softball all-stars were feeling right at home once again over the […]

Clovis’ Root flirts with no-hitter

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Clovis shortstop Jared Montoya cannot reach the throw as Levelland shortstop Bryan Ashley slides safely after stealing second base during the fourth inning of Tuesday’s second game of a doubleheader at Bell Park. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner First David Root lost his no-hitter. Then he lost his control. But the Clovis right-hander […]

Amarillo completes sweep with rout

CNJ STAFF Amarillo High pulled out a 3-2, eight-inning win over Clovis in the first game of a West Texas League summer baseball doubleheader Tuesday night at Bell Park. The Dusters completed the sweep with a 21-4 victory in the nightcap, a game shortened to five innings by the 10-run rule. David Root pitched six […]

CHS baseball team advances to state semifinals

CNJ STAFF LAS CRUCES — The Clovis Wildcats advanced to the state semifinals for the first time in school history, edging Las Cruces Mayfield 8-7 in a Class 5A regional game Saturday at Apodoca Park. After allowing an unearned run in the seventh, Clovis reliever Jason Seefeld retired the next three batters in order with […]

Zias salvage split at Panhandle State

CNJ staff GOODWELL, Okla. — Runs were at a premium in Tuesday’s non-conference softball doubleheader between Eastern New Mexico and Oklahoma Panhandle State. The Zias scored a two-out run in the third inning and held on for a 1-0 win in the nightcap after the host Lady Aggies posted a 1-0 win in the opener. […]

Walks, errors doom Hounds

CNJ staff PORTALES — Second baseman Zach Dominguez doubled home two runs to cap a four-run fourth inning, lifting New Mexico Highlands to an 8-4 victory over Eastern New Mexico University Tuesday in non-conference baseball game at Greyhound Field. The outburst gave the Cowboys (24-18) a 6-2 lead and they stayed in control from there […]