Zias, Southwestern play to tie in LSC tilt

CNJ staff WEATHERFORD, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University and Southwestern Oklahoma came into Friday’s Lone Star Conference women’ssoccer match tied for fourth place, and they left the same way. Senior forward Megan Dozier’s goal with just over 30 minutes left pulled the Zias even, and the teams went on to play to a 1-1 […]

ENMU posts road win

CNJ staff HOBBS — Second-half goals by junior Ryan Atkinson and freshman Dustin Flores rallied the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team to a 2-1 victory over College of the Southwest on Wednesday. The Mustangs struck first early in the second half, but Atkinson netted his first goal of the season on a penalty […]

CHS GIRLS SOCCER: Lady Cats, Artesia play to scoreless tie

CNJ staff ARTESIA — The Clovis High girls soccer team came up empty on a couple of late scoring chances Tuesday and finished in a scoreless tie against Artesia. CHS (2-4-2) was turned away on two p.enalty kick opportunities and a crossing pass into the middle in the final two minutes of the second overtime, […]

Greyhounds settle for tie with Embry-Riddle

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ENMU freshman Ryan McClanahan and Embry-Riddle’s Matt Tarbutton go up for control of the ball during Saturday’s match at the ENMU pitch. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Easy come, easy go. In a game the host Greyhounds led just minutes in, the Embry-Riddle Eagle soccer team rallied for […]

CHS GIRLS SOCCER: Lady Cats manage tie with Artesia

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Clovis freshman Danielle Valdez (21) attempts to move the ball around Artesia junior Stacey Poe during Friday’s pool play match in the Clovis Invitational girls soccer tournament at Yucca Soccer Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) Freedom Newspapers Clovis High’s girls will have to wait until this morning to find out whether they’ll play for […]

CHS BOYS SOCCER: Cats play to tie with Los Lunas

CNJ staff LOS LUNAS — Angel Fernandez scored with the help of an assist from Luis Esparza in the 30th minute on Thursday and the Clovis High boys soccer team managed a 1-1 tie with Los Lunas. The match was halted with about 14 minutes left due to rain and lightning in the area. The […]

Chavez shoots 76 in qualifier meet

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High grad Guillermo Chavez shot a first-round score of 40-36 — 76 on Tuesday in the first round of a United States Golf Association amateur qualifying tournament at the University of New Mexico’s Championship Golf Course. Chavez, who recently completed his freshman year at UNM, is in a three-way tie […]

Language doesn’t require legislation

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist For its next trick, maybe the Senate will pass a law regulating the flight patterns of houseflies. That would be about as effective as something senators passed Thursday. The measure, an amendment to the immigration bill under debate, designates English the “national language” of these United States. Of course, that […]

Politics are battle for ‘Land of the Free’

By Jim Lee: Local Columnist Since childhood I have been fascinated with politics. As a high school sophomore I worked on John Kennedy’s campaign. I was only a kid, of course, and I just did whatever the local organization needed me to do. I learned a lot. I saw our presidential candidate in person when […]

Cats third in state 5A golf tournament

cnj staff BERNALILLO — Rio Rancho’s 11-shot lead on the first day proved to be too much for the Clovis High boys golf team and the rest of the field. Rio Rancho ended La Cueva’s five-year reign as state Class 5A golf champion on Tuesday, finishing with a 36-hole score of 620 at Santa Ana […]

CHS senior, Wildcats second at state golf tourney

CNJ Staff BERNALILLO — The Clovis Wildcats didn’t have the kind of day they’d hoped for Monday in the Class 5A boys state golf tournament at Santa Ana Golf Course. Still, the Cats are tied for second in the tournament with five-time defending champion La Cueva at 313. They trail first-place Rio Rancho by 11 […]

Roping competition draws pro cowboys

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer In the 1950s, some of the best calf ropers in the world competed in Clovis. World champions including Toots Mansfield, Lovington’s Troy Fort, House’s Glen Franklin would shell out $500 to enter. Clovis’ B.J. Pierce won the event one year. “The arena would be plumb full,” said Pierce, who […]

Farwell’s Nichols captures I-1A golf title

By Dave Wagner Tate Nichols didn’t give anybody else a chance on Tuesday. Carrying a two-stroke lead into the second and final day of boys Region I-1A golf competition at Reese Golf Course in Lubbock, the Farwell senior put together a round of 67 to finish at 4-under 140 for a nine-stroke margin over Iraan’s […]

CHS’ Reid captures 5A state golf title; Cats fourth

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Clovis High junior Travis Reid, shown in a tournament at Municipal Golf Course earlier this month, held on for the boys individual championship in Class 5A state golf on Tuesday in Farmington. CNJ file photo CNJ STAFF FARMINGTON — Travis Reid knew he had a state golf championship in him. Still, when it actually happened, […]

Lady Cats finish first

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Clovis senior Brianne Bracken tracks her putt on 10th hole during Monday’s golf tournament at Portales Country Club. Freedom Newspaper photo by Kevin Wilson. By Kevin Wilson PORTALES — It felt like a win for the Portales girls golf team, even though the scoreboard showed otherwise. The opposite seemed true for the Clovis girls. Clovis […]

Wildcats golfers third at APS Invite

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis placed three golfers in the top six, but it wasn’t enough to overtake three-time defending Class 5A champion La Cueva Monday at the Albuquerque Public Schools’ Invitational boys tournament. Junior Travis Reid of Clovis tied for second at 1-under-par 71 and classmate Guillermo Chavez was a stroke back at 72 […]

CHS boys ready to challenge again in 5A golf

By Dave Wagner The Clovis High boys golf team hopes the third time is the charm. The Wildcats were Class 5A contenders in each of coach George Simmons’ first two seasons but came up short, finishing third both times. With senior Perry Jackson and juniors Travis Reid and Guillermo Chavez all in their fourth seasons […]

Blue jeans appropriate for teaching

Letters to the Editor I am a former Clovis resident who still has close ties with the community, I want to comment on the directive from school Superintendent Neil Nuttall prohibiting teachers from wearing blue jeans. Large professional corporations have long recognized jeans as appropriate business casual attire. Think Steve Jobs (Apple Computer) and Michael […]

Zias clinch spot in LSC volleyball tournament

CNJ STAFF PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team clinched its 11th Lone Star Conference tournament berth in the last 13 years Friday night with a 30-28, 31-29, 30-19 Lone Star Conference South Division win over Angelo State at Greyhound Arena. ENMU (14-14, 6-3 South) can do no worse than tie for the […]