First NFL cutdown today

Tuesday is the first of two cut-down days this week for NFL teams. Clovis native Hank Baskett, who rejoined the Eagles after spending a season with the Indianapolis Colts, is competing with five receivers for the final two receiver spots on the Philadelphia roster. He has one catch for 5 yards in two preseason games. […]

Start of Hounds football game delayed again

The start of Eastern New Mexico University’s football game tonight against Southern Nazarene at Greyhound Stadium has been delay again at 7:20 p.m. because lightning. The game is the season opener for both teams.

Insurance agencies classify hailstorm as ‘catastrophic’

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Michael Lawson, a State Farm insurance adjuster from Ft. Worth, Texas, examines the hood of a vehicle Wednesday afternoon at a mobile claims center in the Lowe’s parking lot on North Prince Street. Sharna Johnson A hailstorm that moved through the area in a span of about 30 minutes more […]

Weekend Macker tourney postponed

The Gus Macker basketball tournament scheduled this weekend at Clovis Community College has been postponed to Sept. 4-5. Patty Donovan, a marketing manager at Michigan-based Gus Macker, said the 3-on-3 hoops tournament was pushed back in a hopes of drawing more teams. Gene Martin, the tournament organizer, said Monday about 100 teams were signed up […]

Lil Custom tourney set this weekend

By Dave Wagner Youth softball teams from eastern New Mexico and the Amarillo area will gather this weekend for the ninth annual Lil Custom tournament at Guy Leeder Complex. Tournament director Roger Jackson expects around 46 boys and girls teams to participate in 10 divisions, ranging from 8-and-under to 16-and-under. Play will begin around 8 […]

Education feature: James Bickley teams take top spot in problem-solving competition

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Courtesy photo Two James Bickley Elementary School Destination ImagiNation teams won first place in their division, both led by Gifted and Talented teacher Carol Littlejohn, far left. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer For the third consecutive year, James Bickley Elementary School’s Destination ImagiNation teams took first place at a state tournament held in Albuquerque […]

Hounds earn split

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks ENMU senior Jerry Manning pitches to Southeastern Oklahoma junior Justin Miller during the opener of Friday’s Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader at Greyhound Field. Freedom New Mexico Freshman center fielder Luis Quinones, starting the second game after preseason All-American Jereme Johnson suffered a leg injury in the opener, hit a […]

2/13 ENMU/MSU men’s, women’s basketball capsules

CNJ staff MenENMU (8-14, 3-5 Lone Star Conference South) at Midwestern State (21-2, 6-2), 7 p.m. (MST) today at Wichita Falls, Texas.Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9.Last outing: Both teams lost on Wednesday, the Greyhounds to Tarleton State 73-48 and the Mustangs at West Texas A&M 68-58.Notes: Midwestern State is ranked No. 6 this week in NCAA Division […]

Clovis Christian students make ready for science bowl

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Christian students Kevin Naceanceno, from left to right, Kebly Bell, Colby Whitten and Nicholas Cody practice for the Science Bowl Thursday during lunch at the school. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer During lunch at Clovis Christian School, nine high school students eat lunch and attempt to quickly answer […]

Students prep for culinary competition

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis High School senior Summer Price, left, and junior Michael Mount dredge chicken for frying during ProStart class. Both students will take part in the state ProStart competition March 31 in Albuquerque. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The teams are picked and it’s time to practice. Students in Clovis […]

Origin of ENMU mascot unclear

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ENMU courtesy photo An 800-pound bronze greyhound graces the campus of Eastern New Mexico University, a gift from Huo Baozhu, president of a sculptural art company in the People’s republic of China. ENMU is expecting two real greyhounds as mascots at events. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University has long been […]

Custom Classic draws teams from far and near

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Gonzalo Lozano of the Texas Twisters gets ready to catch a pop up in the third inning at Guy Leeder Softball Complex on Friday in Clovis. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Teams came from as far away as Lubbock, Albuquerque, Las Cruces and Oklahoma to join local teams to […]

Golfers stifled by city’s greens

I would like to publicly congratulate the coaches and golfers at Clovis High School. Every year they do an outstanding job; year after year the golf teams qualify for the state tournament. Obviously the players and coaches put in countless hours at a sport that has become more popular and is very competitive. I would […]

March 19, 2009 Education digest

Ranchvale and James Bickley students win state gifted and talented championship Sixth grade Destination Imagination Teams from Ranchvale and James Bickley Elementary schools won the state championship in Albuquerque on March 14. Seven students from Ranchvale and 15 from James Bickley took the title. Destination Imagination is a program for gifted and talented students that […]

Two ENMU players placed on LSC South hoops teams

CNJ Staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University sophomore forward Cat Clay was a second-team selection on the the All-Lone Star Conference South Division women’s team in basketball. For the men, ENMU’s Dannon Wafer was chosen honorable mention in selections announced this week by the conference office. Clay led the Zias in scoring (12.8 […]

Baskett offered one-year deal by Eagles

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Ron Cortes: Philadelphia Inquirer Philadelphia Eagles receiver Hank Baskett, right, celebrates a September touchdown with teammate Jason Avant. Baskett received a one-year contract offer from the Eagles Thursday. CNJ staff Hank Baskett’s offseason got at least $1.545 million richer on Thursday. That’s the amount for the one-year contract the Philadelphia Eagles offered to the Clovis […]

Airmen combine for Fire Muster

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Tech. Sgt. Matt Kredell, front, Airman 1st Class Steven Zachman, middle, and Senior Airman Jeffrey Queer battle in waterball, a game in which four-person teams fight to push an empty keg to the other team’s side of a line using fire hoses. Freedom New Mexico In its 10th year, the […]

ENMU squads hope to be dark horse contenders

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Freedom New Mexico: Mickey Winfield Eastern New Mexico University junior center Donovan Schultz is one of 14 new players on the Greyhound roster this season. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhound and Zia basketball teams began practice Wednesday afternoon, and both teams had an extra bounce in their steps […]

ENMU basketball teams set to begin practice

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Based on the Lone Star Conference South Division polls, not much is expected of Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball teams this season — both were picked for last place in the seven-team circuits. With practice starting Wednesday afternoon, men’s coach Shawn Scanlan and women’s coach Linden Weese […]

ENMU teams take second

CNJ staff ODESSA, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s cross country teams ended a layoff from competition of just over three weeks Saturday with second-place team finishes in the UT-Permian Basin Invitational. Sophomore Logan Robertson led the men, finishing fifth with a time of 28 minutes 41.83 seconds for eight kilometers, while freshman Yarid Gamez […]