Array of events on tap for Ag Expo

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Clay Bailey of Edgewood rides Abrams, the longhorn steer, at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds on Monday. He and Fred Balmer of Folsom plan to ride longhorn steers during the Ag Expo today and Wednesday, and have two younger steers for petting. Cowboys riding … longhorn steers? You gotta be kidding. […]

Rodeo full of student effort

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eastern New Mexico University’s Kyle Roberts recorded a time of 14.6 seconds in the calf roping event in Thursday’s College Daze Rodeo at Lewis Cooper Arena. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University rodeo team has been busy for days, rounding up calves and steers, and […]

Dora rides first-half lead to victory

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Dora forward Casey O’Connor shoots a jumper over the defense of Farwell post Cotton Sudderth in the first quarter of Friday’s game at Dora. O’Connor had 10 points in Dora’s 65-47 win. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers DORA — The final 4:37 without scoring. Nineteen Coyote turnovers. All in all, it […]

Friona’s linemen hold off Farwell for win

Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers FARWELL — Size does matter — especially on the front lines of a high school football game. Friona’s jumbo linemen proved the point on Friday night in a 27-12 win over Farwell. Farwell coach Jacob Thompson said the line mismatch was made worse by injuries. “We had a couple linemen get dinged […]

Locals prepare for fair

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Curtis Williams, 17, blows dirt out of the hair of his steer “Secret Weapon” Saturday at his farm in Clovis. Williams will show the 1325 pound steer in this years Curry County Fair. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Curtis Williams starts every day — even weekends — at 6 a.m. […]

Steers making changes

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Farwell senior defensive end Roper Smith practices a “swim move” on senior defensive end Colton Sudderth as Steers head coach Jacob Thompson looks on during group defensive drills in Monday’s season-opening practice. (CNJ staff photo: Andrew Chavez) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Like their counterparts throughout Texas, the Farwell High School football team got […]

Steers able to recover from early setback

By John Eisel The Farwell boys golf team’s hopes for the 2005 season appeared crippled before the season began. The Steers’ projected No. 2 golfer, Ty Gast, broke his collarbone skiing and would sit out the season. “Things were looking kind of bleak,” Farwell coach Tim Kasel said. “I knew Tate (Nichols) was going to […]

Prep Notes 1/18

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer About 1,400 non-reserved lower bowl tickets for the Clovis-Hobbs boys basketball game on Jan. 25 go on sale today at 9 a.m. in the athletic office at Clovis High School. Usually CHS doesn’t sell tickets to games so early, but it’s making an exception for the rivalry game. “It’s […]

Stone-cold Steers lose to Sudan

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Farwell’s Tate Nichols drives splits Sudan defenders Michael Warren and Dagan Provence during the first half of their game Tuesday in Farwell. Farwell fell to Sudan 66-52. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer FARWELL — The Farwell Steers had an unfriendly rim in their home gym, as an uncharacteristically poor […]

Farwell sweeps Dora

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Dora junior Jennifer Bolin looks to pass as Farwell sophomore Dellani Jones tries to get a hand on the ball during the second half of their game Friday in Farwell. (Freedom Newspapers: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers FARWELL — In a physical game with neither team having much depth, outside shooting gave the […]

Big plays undo Steers

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Farwell sophomore Derrick Chandler is hit by Sudan senior Freddy Perez as he catches a pass during the first quarter of Friday’s game in Sudan. Chandler held on to the ball for a completion, but Farwell lost 27-8. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kl John Eisel SUDAN, Texas — On Sudan’s first play from scrimmage Friday […]

Lady Mules advance; Steers eliminated

CNJ STAFF LUBBOCK — Sara Benham scored 23 points and Tori Barton added 15 as the Muleshoe Lady Mules advanced to the Texas Class 3A regional semifinals for the first time under the current format Tuesday night with a 67-47 victory over Tulia at Lubbock Christian University’s Rip Griffin Center. Muleshoe (30-5), ranked third in […]

Steers pull even with Sudan

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Farwell’s Tate Nichols gives his best Michael Jordan expression as he drives to the basket during the first half of Friday’s game in Farwell. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner FARWELL — After getting their emotions under control, the Farwell Steers found out they were more than capable of playing with Sudan. Plagued by […]

Cattle Markets 2/6

Clovis Livestock Auction for Wednesday February 4, 2004 Receipts: 1800 Last week: 1794 Last Year: 2595 Compared to last week: Feeder steers under 500 lbs 1.00-2.00 lower; feeder steers over 500 lbs 4.00-5.00 lower; feeder heifers 4.00-5.00 lower; slaughter cows 1.00-2.00 lower; Slaughter cows and slaughter bulls 2.00 higher. Trade moderate; demand moderate. Bulk supply […]

Steers run away from Springlake-Earth in second half

By Dave Wagner FARWELL — Farwell’s outside game was missing in action Friday night. Good thing the Steers didn’t need it. Farwell got solid inside play from Tyler Myers, Grant Gregory and reserve Jose Cabello and overcame a slow start to blow out Springlake-Earth 71-32 in a District 3-1A boys matchup. The win sets up […]

Junior livestock shows herd toward area

By Michelle Seeber This week will start a string of junior livestock shows, beginning with Bailey County on Thursday and concluding with Curry and Quay counties in August, county extension agents recently said. In between will be shows for Parmer and Roosevelt counties. The Bailey County Junior Livestock Show will start at 10 a.m. Thursday […]

Farwell looks to advance past Sunray

By Dave Wagner Coming off its first postseason football victory in 13 years, Farwell may have the Sunray Bobcats right where they want them in tonight’s 5 p.m. (CST) Class 1A area round game at Amarillo’s Dick Bivins Stadium. The Steers surprised a lot of people last week by whipping Wheeler 25-6 in a bi-district […]

Steers cruise to first-round playoff win

CNJ STAFF AMARILLO — The Farwell Steers aren’t ready for the basketball season to begin just yet. Playing their first postseason game in four years, the Steers rode a solid all-around effort Friday night to a 25-6 win over Wheeler in a Class 1A bi-district matchup played at Highland Park High School. Farwell (9-1) advances […]

Steers eliminate Wheeler

CNJ STAFF AMARILLO — Rowdy Mitchell scored two touchdowns and Farwell handed the Wheeler Mustangs a 25-6 setback Friday night in the bi-district round of the Class 1A football playoffs at Highland Park High School. The Steers (9-1), playing a postseason game for the first time since 1999, advanced to an area round game at […]

Farwell storms past Bovina into playoffs

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Farwell quarterback Jason Johnson threw for three touchdown passes. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Dave Wagner BOVINA — It didn’t take the Farwell Steers long to turn Friday’s Texas District 4-1A showdown with Parmer County rival Bovina into a mismatch. Senior quarterback Jason Johnson saw to that, hitting on 9 of 10 first-half passes […]