Zia softball squad swept

CMI Staff CANYON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team pushed 24th-ranked Colorado School of Mines twice Saturday in West Texas A&M’s Lady Buff Classic, but the Zias dropped 6-5 and 9-7 decisions to the Orediggers. The first game went eight innings. ENMU (4-7) completes play in the event with a 10 a.m. […]

Agent: Clovis’ Baskett will sign with Vikings after release from Eagles

Eagles Training Camp

Philadelphia Daily News: Yong Kim The Philadelphia Eagles’ Hank Baskett, left, tries to catch the football against Jack Ikegwuonu during a 2009 training camp practice in Bethelehem, Pa. The Eagles released Baskett Tuesday. CNJ staff Clovis native Hank Baskett will be out of the NFL for less than 24 hours. Baskett, who was released Tuesday […]

Zias’ Mayo Otis named to ESPN the Magazine squad

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University senior Alex Mayo Otis was selected to the third team of ESPN the Magazine’s Academic All-American squad. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must maintain a grade point average of 3.3 or higher, play in at least of the team’s contests and been on the team […]

Silver squad posts victory at Green and Silver Game

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Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Green running back Troy Harris pulls a gang of Silver tacklers with him on a run during Saturday’s Green and Silver Game at Greyhound Stadium. By Karl Terry: FNM Correspondent BLACKWATER DRAW — With the NFL draft winding down and April waning, football fans got […]

Clovis MainStreet hosting downtown makeover event

Freedom New Mexico Clovis MainStreet is continuing its revitalization efforts by creating a Facade Squad, to help repaint buildings in the downtown district on Saturday. Robyne Beaubien, executive director of the Clovis MainStreet program, said she’s hoping the event will be the first of many. Beaubien said Clovis MainStreet received a grant of $1,500 from […]

Balanced Zia squad holds off Southwestern Oklahoma State

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CNJ Staff Photo: Kevin Wilson Zia guard Tori Northcutt strips a loose ball from Southwestern Oklahoma State’s Tobey Beer in the second half of Monday’s game at Greyhound Arena. Northcutt had six steals in Eastern New Mexico’s 59-53 victory. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer When Cat Clay wasn’t knocking down big shots, her teammates […]

ENMU squad pleased with home rodeo

Freedom New Mexico Junior cowboy Cole Jackson helped the Eastern New Mexico Greyhound rodeo team secure a third-place finish at the weekend’s College Daze Rodeo at Portales’ Lewis Cooper Arena. “Really and truly, I thought the boys team had a good rodeo,” first-year ENMU rodeo coach Albert Finn said. West Texas College took first place, […]

N.M. Delegation welcomes news of special ops squad deployment to Cannon

WASHINGTON – Members of the New Mexico congressional delegation today welcomed news that the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) will station its 16th Special Operations Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base.

Columnist supports daughter’s choice

By Anita Doberman: Columnist This past weekend I attended my oldest daughter’s first cheerleading competition. Actually, it was also my first cheerleading competition. I arrived at this event with mixed feelings. Cheerleading has been a big point of contention between my husband and I. Unfortunately, while he agreed to let our daughter be part of […]

Greyhounds celebrate golden anniversary

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Carl Richardson, left, and B.B. Lees stand with a trophy commemorating the undefeated 1957 football season with the two as coaches. Richardson was head coach, and Lees was the assistant for the 9-0-1 team, the last ENMU football team to go undefeated. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer When the […]

Hounds hopeful in 2007

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Leif Craddock is tired of losing. One of six players remaining from Eastern New Mexico University men’s first soccer squad in 2004, Craddock realizes it’s now or never for his group. “We definitely have to get the monkey off our back,” said the senior goalie, who earned […]

War no excuse for taking action against civilians

By Freedom Newspapers The trials, plea bargains and conviction of U.S. Marines involved in war crimes in Iraq have — like everything else involving the Iraq war — divided Americans. Many Americans are shocked at the brutal nature of the crimes these Marines have committed or are accused of committing, including an execution-style killing of […]

USSSA state softball: Playing for love of the game

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The Ultamitts’ Dee Dee Gutierrez puts the tag on the Zandi Queener during Saturday’s Class E game in the USSSA women’s state slow-pitch tournament at Spencer Field. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer In the 15 or so years since she organized the team, Othena Smith has yet to see […]

Half-dozens Cats together one more time

Chris Finch, left, and Randy Cerda helped Clovis go 12-2 in 2005. (File photo) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Feeling slightly jilted he originally was an alternate to the South squad in Friday’s New Mexico High School Coaches Association North-South all-star game at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, the former Clovis High […]

Des Moines star leads North to win

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Des Moines’ Ben Doherty got all the kudos, and deservedly so, after the North squad edged the South 82-81 in the Class 1A-2A All-Star basketball series Thursday night at The Pit. Doherty, with a game-high 27 points got hot when nobody else did, and helped the North to […]

Local teams get ready for Little League state

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Two Clovis American Little League teams are preparing to represent District 3 in double-elimination state tournaments this weekend in Albuquerque. The American 13-14 squad is scheduled to open play at noon on Saturday against the winner of District 7. The tournament is at Albuquerque’s West Mesa field. American manager […]

Local teams fare well in AAU state meet

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Several area teams qualified for national AAU girls basketball competition of the weekend in state tournaments played in Clovis, although not all of them will be able to go. In the 10-and-under division, the Clovis Wildcats have opted instead for the Basketball Congress International tournament July 7-11 in Dallas, […]

Busy Floyd standout helps teams win

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Is Floyd’s Brad Lee a southerner or a northerner? Over the weekend, he was both — and a winner every time. Lee was on the North squad at the six-man football North-South all-star game in Ruidoso on Friday night (see page 2B). The North won that clash as […]

Area players chosen for all-star games

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Four members of the Clovis High’s Class 5A state runnerup football team have been chosen to play in the New Mexico High School Coaches Association’s Class 4-5A all-star football game, scheduled for July 28 at UNM Stadium. The Wildcats’ representatives on the 30-member South squad are Chase Denton at guard, Aaron […]

Clovis basketball teams getting ready for openers

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer This is the time of year Clovis High boys basketball coach J.D. Isler usually has some mixed feelings. With seven of his varsity players still participating in football, including his own son, Isler is hopeful the Wildcats can make a strong run at a Class 5A state championship. At […]