CHS BASEBALL: Eagles sweep Cats


CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Hobbs shortstop Kyle Cranfill forces Clovis High’s Cade Wheeler at second and throws to first to complete a double play during Tuesday’s District 4-5A doubleheade at Bell Park. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer At times Tuesday, Clovis’ pitching was good enough to be competitive. The Wildcats simply couldn’t overcome […]

Despite sweep, Zias come up short in bid for LSC tourney


Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry After making a diving stop, ENMU third baseman Casandra McCommons threw from her knees to get Texas A&M’s Quesha Torres at first during the opener of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division softball doubleheader at Zia Softball Field. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — After giving up four home […]

Hounds earn first four-game LSC sweep in eight years

CNJ staff ADA, Okla. — The Eastern New Mexico University baseball team spread the offensive wealth around on Sunday and completed a four-game Lone Star Conference crossover sweep of East Central. Three-run homers by Derrick Kennedy and Troy Vaughan helped stake the Greyhounds to a 10-0 lead en route to a 12-8 win in the […]

Sweep lifts Zias over .500 mark

CNJ staff GOODWELL, Okla. — Junior Nicole Dickson pitched her third shutout of the season in the nightcap and freshman catcher Michelle Anderson homered in each game Tuesday as Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team rolled to a 9-4, 14-0 sweep of Oklahoma Panhandle State. The Zias (17-16) moved over .500 by winning their fourth […]

Sweep nets 22 arrests

Freedom Newspapers A sweep of suspected drug traffickers by the Region V Drug Task Force netted the arrest of 22 people on outstanding drug and narcotics charges and an additional six individuals on unrelated charges, according to a news release from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office. The roundup was carried out Wednesday and Thursday with […]

Wildcats earn first sweep of season


Clovis senior Sean Cruce, right, tries to break up a double play under Roswell Goddard senior Jesse Garza during the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader.(CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Thanks to Mother Nature, Clovis senior Matt Ulibarri knows his Bondsian effort on Saturday will have an asterisk attached to […]

ENMU baseball team opens home schedule

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Phil Clabaugh would like to think his Eastern New Mexico University baseball team can build on last weekend’s season-opening four-game sweep at Sul Ross State. On the other hand, the Greyhounds open their home slate this weekend in a four-game set against Colorado School of Mines, and […]

ENMU baseball team sweeps opening series

CNJ staff ALPINE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team completed a season-opening four-game sweep with 20-9 and 12-6 wins over Sul Ross State on Saturday. The Greyhounds, who hit six home runs in a doubleheader sweep on Friday, belted six more in Saturday’s action. They hit five in the seven-inning first game, two […]

Lady Rams sweep Wingate

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Portales — Visiting Wingate wouldn’t go down without a fight. Host Portales wouldn’t go down, period. Top-ranked Portales advanced to the second round of the state volleyball tournament Saturday afternoon with a somewhat difficult 25-16, 25-19, 25-8 sweep of 16th-seeded Wingate at Portales High School. With its 10th-straight win, Portales […]

Lady Wildcats’ hopes hinge on sweep of Cibola

By John Eisel It’s all or nothing for Cibola and Clovis this weekend at the Lady Wildcat Softball Complex. Both teams likely need a sweep in the District 4-5A softball three-game series to have any chance of catching Sandia for second place and a spot in the Class 5A state tournament. “It’s huge, obviously. Clovis […]

Where do you stand in times of controversy?

Freedom Newspapers “Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” — Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King III is today 8 years older than his father was when he was assassinated at age 39 in 1968. But even as the younger King ages, his father’s cause of racial […]

King’s message still rings true today, tomorrow

King’s message still rings true today We’re bound to hear all sorts of interpretations today of where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream stands. One needs only look around to see that anyone who wants success can achieve it today. The night before he was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn., King told sanitation workers […]

Lady Cats sweep Carlsbad

CNJ staffLady Cats sweep CARLSBAD — Monique Walker collected 14 kills and seven blocks and Alissa McDowell added five kills and five aces as Clovis beat Carlsbad 25-20, 25-13, 25-15 on Tuesday in a District 4-5A match.

CHS prepares for Eldorado

By Dave Wagner It’s pretty cut and dried this weekend for both teams when Clovis High takes on Eldorado in a three-game District 4-5A baseball series in Albuquerque — win at least two games or, in all likelihood, kiss your postseason chances good-bye. The Wildcats, Eagles and Carlsbad are in a virtual tie for the […]