Press release: Padgett selected as third head coach of Zia soccer program

PORTALES, N.M. — Eastern New Mexico University athletic director, Dr. Jeff Geiser has announced that Todd Padgett has been selected as the new head coach of the Zia soccer program, and will begin his duties in January. Padgett comes to Eastern very familiar with the level of competition in the region, having helped Fort Lewis […]

Band finishes third at contest

CNJ staff The Clovis High School marching band closed out its marching season with a pair of third-place finishes in St. George, Utah. The band had its first competition Friday at the Red Rock Fesitval, and then took third at the Bands of America. “That’s our highest finish ever at the Bands Of America regional,” […]

Nomads continue to grow in third rugby season

Kevin Wilson Saturday is game time for the Clovis Nomads, with the rugby squad well into its third season. The Nomads (2-2) have been in operation for four seasons, and first started league play in the 2008-09 season. Players on the team run from 18 to 40 years old, and interest has run high enough […]

No injuries in Sunday fire

CNJ staff Farwell firefighters extinguished a residential fire around 8 p.m. Sunday night. Parmer County Sheriff Randy Geries said the fire was reported as a kitchen fire with flames showing at 701 Third St. There was no one in the house at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported. Geries said he […]

Zias third at College Daze Rodeo

Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s rodeo team finished third at College “Daze” Rodeo at Lewis Cooper Arena. Freshman TiAda Gray took fifth for the Zias in the team roping, while freshman Gina Flewelling and sophomore Jessie Kirkes tied for fourth in the goat tying. Weatherford College won the women’s […]

Police investigate stabbings

CNJ staff report Police are investigating a Saturday altercation in Clovis that left two men with stab wounds and a third man beaten. Around 4 p.m. Saturday police were called to the Clovis Apartments on North Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard for a multiple stabbing report. Police found two men with stab wounds and a […]

ENMU’s Mitchell earns third All-America honor

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico senior cornerback Rodney Mitchell of Sarasota, Fla., has been selected a second-team preseason All-America by D2Football.com. The honor marked the third preseason All-American selection for Mitchell, after being named by The Sporting News and Lindy’s Sports. Mitchell was one of two Lone Star Conference defensive backs to be […]

Press release: Hounds’ Mitchell garners third preseason honor

PORTALES, N.M.— Senior cornerback Rodney Mitchell (Sarasota, Fla./Palmetto HS/NMMI) from the Eastern New Mexico University football team has been selected Preseason Second Team D2Football.com All-American. The honor marked the third preseason All-American selection for Mitchell, after being named by The Sporting News and Lindy’s Sports. Mitchell was one of two Lone Star Conference defensive backs […]

Motion Industries’ Clovis branch third in New Mexico

Motion Industries is in its third week of operation at 2300 E. Seventh St., Suite E. The business is a distributor of industrial MRO (maintenance, repair and operation replacement) parts. It is the third MI location in New Mexico, along with Albuquerque and Farmington. Manager Bill Zarges said Motion Industries’ primary customers are manufacturing plants, […]

Clovis teen reaches third round of All American Soap Box Derby

CNJ staff Clovis’ Daulton Hatley was eliminated in the third round of the All American Soap Box Derby’s Super Stock Division on Saturday in Akron, Ohio. The 13-year-old earned the trip to the national event by winning the local event in Clovis sponsored by the Clovis Rotary Club.

Dora’s Clark third in tiedown roping heading into finals

CNJ staff GILLETTE, Wyo. — Dora High’s Jesse Clark is third in tiedown roping heading into today’s final performance in the National High School Finals Rodeo. Clark posted a time of 10.947 seconds in Friday’s second go-round which, combined with his event-best 8.68 in the first go, left him with a time of 19.627 seconds […]

Police investigating officer’s third auto accident

By Jared Tucker: Freedom New Mexico Saturday’s rollover accident involving Portales Police Officer Lee Ferguson — the officer’s third on-duty accident in four years — remained under investigation Monday night, police said. State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock said the investigation into the accident is ongoing and no charges had been filed Monday night against either […]

Hounds stand tied for third in LSC meet

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANGELO, Texas — Sophomore Bill Squire won shot put competition and finished second in the hammer throw on Saturday to help the Eastern New Mexico University men’s track team pull into a tie for third place with Tarleton State after the second day of the three-day Lone Star Conference meet, hosted […]

Washburn top Zias for third in WT tourney

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Washburn rallied for four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning Saturday to top Eastern New Mexico University 7-4 in the third-place game of the four-team Lady Buff Invitational softball tournament, hosted by West Texas A&M. First baseman Alex Zordel, who homered twice in a 7-5 loss to the […]

Garrett re-elected as municipal judge

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Jan Garrett easily won her third term as municipal judge, taking 1,456 votes in a three-candidate field. “I’m pleased, I’m blessed,” Garrett said. “I like to have a job when I get up in the morning.” Garrett took 66.8 percent of the 2,180 ballots cast Tuesday. Steven L. Garcia […]

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 […]

2010’s first baby family’s third daughter

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Laura Larko and Chris Austin welcomed their third daughter, Aaliyah Lynn Austin, at 2:19 p.m. Saturday, making her the first baby to be born in 2010 at Plains Regional Medical Center. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Laura Larko has never had a baby on her due date. With her […]

ENMU’s Clay wins LSC weekly honor

Eastern New Mexico University junior forward Cat Clay has been selected as the Lone Star Conference South Division Offensive Player of the Week for her performance in the Zias win at Cameron. The Deming native paced the Zias with a 22-point performance, leading ENMU to a 79-74 win Saturday at Cameron. She hit five 3-pointers […]

Education digest: CHS band finishes third in tourney

CHS band finishes third in band tourney The Clovis Wildcat Band finished third in a Tournament of Bands competition in Las Cruces this past weekend. The band scored 91.15 and competed against 32 high school marching bands from New Mexico and Texas. The score is the highest the Wildcat Band has received in the Tournament […]

Hounds third in LSC cross country

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Freshman Jacob Lozano of Hobbs finished 11th in a time of 26 minutes, 27 seconds over eight kilometers, leading the Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team to a third-place finish on Saturday in the LSC Championships, hosted by West Texas A&M. With 109 points, the Greyhounds finished behind […]