Paul campaign contributors prove power of people

By Freedom New Mexico If this doesn’t get the attention of the mainstream media and the Republican establishment, it’s difficult to figure out just what would. And it’s likely that even more dramatic developments in Ron Paul’s run for the presidency are yet to come. The big news is that Paul, the 10-term Republican congressman […]

Hounds post record-setting romp

CNJ staff GOODWELL, Okla. — As anticipated, Eastern New Mexico University’s football finale on Saturday was a relative walk in the park. The Greyhounds broke five school records — two by senior quarterback Michael Benton — and rolled to a 52-0 victory over winless Oklahoma Panhandle State, snapping their own six-game losing streak. Benton rushed […]

Parents on their own often

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CNJ staff photo illustration: Liliana Castillo Some of the hardships single parents face are difficulties pursuing higher education, finding and keeping jobs and locating stable but affordable child care, officials said. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Almost half the babies born in Curry and Roosevelt counties in 2006 were to unwed mothers and the […]

Oct. 2, 1983

The Clovis News-Journal reported the song “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler was the No. 1 single on Billboard’s Hot Record Hits. … Roden-Smith advertised that it sold Hello Kitty accessory items. … Ted Hare was named as president of the Clovis Board of Realtors at the Board of Realtor’s annual banquet.

Hounds get past Broncos

CNJ staff EDMOND, Okla. — Senior quarterback Michael Benton ran for 243 yards and two touchdowns and threw for another Saturday night as Eastern New Mexico University defeated Central Oklahoma 21-7 in a Lone Star Conference crossover game. Benton, the LSC’s leading rusher, scored on runs of 51 and 39 yards after the Bronchos tied […]

2005 Clovis murder case to be featured on Court TV

CNJ Staff The 2005 murder of Clovis’ Laura McNaughton will be the subject of a national television show set to air on Aug. 18-19, according to an online Court TV schedule. The airing time for the half-hour documentary could be either 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. (East Coast feed) or 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. […]

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 […]

Roswell Goddard beats Clovis

CNJ staff Roswell Goddard beat Clovis 13-9 in the first game of a scheduled doubleheader. The second game was called due to bad weather. Teisha Lujan and Stefanae Ricketson each had two hits for Clovis. Kayle Merritt added a two-run double and Nicole Anaya drove in three runs with a single and a sacrifice fly.

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 […]

Lady Rams reach first state title game

By Eric Butler: Freedom correspondent FARMINGTON — One step away from a softball state championship was pretty foreign territory indeed for Portales and Santa Fe Indian School on Friday night. But, after quarterfinal victories earlier in the day at the Class 3A tournament in Farmington, the Rams and Lady Braves were poised to make some […]

Zias settle for split at CSW

CNJ staff HOBBS — The hitting woes continued for the Eastern New Mexico University softball team on Tuesday. After scoring just nine runs in losing three of four games in a Lone Star Conference South Division series at Texas Woman’s over the weekend, the Zias dropped the opener of a twin bill to College of […]

CHS BASEBALL: Cats split pair at Portales

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Freedom Newspapers: Mickey Winfield Clovis senior Cade Wheeler pitched the first four innings of the opener, allowing three hits and two runs in the Wildcats’ 6-5 win. CNJ staff PORTALES — The Portales Rams scored eight runs in the second inning and went on to hand the Clovis High baseball team an 11-1 loss Tuesday […]

Zias get past Adams State twice

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Adams State’s Lindsey Marsh slides around the tap of ENMU shortstop Valerie “Bulldog” Villela to steal third base during the first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader at Zia Softball Field. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — There’s nothing like a nice little cushion to make a pitcher feel comfortable. […]

CHS BASEBALL: Cavemen blank Cats twice

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Clovis High catcher T.J. Farmer can’t get the throw in time as Carlsbad’s Anthony Franks slides in with a run during the first game of Saturday’s District 4-5A baseball doubleheader at Bell Park. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High’s baseball team got off to a good start Saturday. […]

Zias bounce back for split with Abilene Christian

CNJ staff PORTALES — Give the Eastern New Mexico University softball team credit for bouncing back. Abilene Christian rode a nine-run seventh inning to beat the Zias 17-8 the first game of their Lone Star Conference South Division doubleheader at Zia Softball Field. ENMU rallied behind five RBIs from freshman second baseman Rebecca Quinones and […]

CHS SOFTBALL: Lady Cats, Hobbs split

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Clovis’ Nicole Anaya tags out Hobbs’ Stevie Dennis at second base at the end of a rundown in the first inning of Tuesday’s District 4-5A softball doubleheader at Lady Wildcat Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis High softball team pulled one out of the fire in the […]

Greyhounds split with West Texas

CNJ Staff CANYON, Texas — Sophomore Evan Orsak pitched a two-hitter, helping the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds to win 3-2 and earned a Lone Star Conference South split with rival West Texas A&M. West Texas won the opener, 7-4. With a 3-0 lead in the nightcap, Orsak (3-2) gave up a two-run homer to […]

Zias drop pair of games in crossover event

CNJ staff IRVING, Texas — First baseman Rachel Sill drilled a two-out, two-run homer in the top of the first and Southeastern Oklahoma made it stand up for a 3-1 win over Eastern New Mexico University on Friday in the Lone Star Conference crossover tournament. The event brings together the seven schools in each of […]

Zias find going rough against New Mexico

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Eastern New Mexico University’s foray into Division I softball Tuesday night didn’t go too well. The Zias scored first, but by the second inning they were out of contention and were handed a 19-2 pasting by the University of New Mexico. ENMU (20-18), which had won seven of its previous eight […]

Zias notch pair of wins at WT

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Junior Nicole Dickson took a shutout into the seventh and finished with a seven-hitter as Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team completed a Lone Star Conference South Division sweep of West Texas A&M on Sunday with a 6-2 victory. The Zias (20-17, 5-7 South) put together a pair of four-run […]