Zias drop twin bill to Adams State

CMI correspndent: Joshua Lucero ENMU freshman shortstop Melissa Reynosa waits for the throw on Adams State sophomore Carly DeLorenzo’s steal of second base during the seventh inning of Wednesday’s second game at Zia Softball field. CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team had chances late but came up short in both ends […]

It's their business: Twin Cronnies

Cannon Connections: Gabriel Monte Twin Cronnies kitchen staff member Cherry Anaya prepares a Twin Cronnie sandwich. The restaurant has been open since 1952. Twin Cronnies • Hours: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays; 7 a.m. to10 p.m. weekends • Location: 709 Commerce Way, Clovis • Type of business: Drive-in restaurant • What they offer: Burgers, […]

Twin Cronnie Drive-In sold

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Amanda Rodarte, an employee at Twin Cronnie Drive-In, preps tater tots for the afternoon. The drive-in is now under operation of Walter Bradley’s family, following the purchase from Clint Harden. The restaurant was opened in 1952. Kevin Wilson Clint Harden learned about making food, making a dollar and the importance […]

ACU sweeps twin bill, takes series from Hounds

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Left fielder J.R. Roland hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the bottom of the eighth and Abilene Christian completed a Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader sweep of Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday with an 8-4 win. The Wildcats pulled away in the seven-inning opener, breaking a 1-1 tie with […]

Zias break through with twin bill sweep

CNJ staff HOBBS — Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team got well in a hurry on Tuesday. Junior Erin Roufosse and sophomore Brittany Widner threw complete games and the Zias pounded out 24 hits in a 12-2, 9-0 waxing of University of the Southwest, their first wins of the season. The Zias (2-8) had only […]

Hounds, Angelo split wild twin bill

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Evidently, the Angelo State Rams don’t take kindly to blowing a seemingly insurmountable lead. In the definition of a “wild” Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader on Saturday, Eastern New Mexico University scored eight runs in the top of the seventh — the last four with two out — to […]

Hounds split twin bill, series at Cameron

CNJ staff LAWTON, Okla. — First baseman Mitch Wolfe drove in a pair of runs and Eastern New Mexico University pitching worked around nine walks and six hits Saturday to beat Cameron 5-2 for a split of their Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader. In the opener, Logan Grimes pitched a seven-inning complete game to lead […]

Hounds, Cameron split LSC twin bill

CNJ staff LAWTON, Okla. — Catcher Paden Vendrely had three hits, including a key two-run double, and right-hander Jerry Manning pitched into the seventh inning as Eastern New Mexico University beat 19th-ranked Cameron 7-3 Friday in the opener of a Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader. The Aggies rallied for four runs in the sixth inning […]

Hounds sweep twin bill, win series

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU’s Mitch Wolfe dives safely back to second base on a pickoff play during the opener of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader against Southeastern Oklahoma State at Greyhound Field. CNJ staff PORTALES — What a difference a week makes. Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team, outscored 37-3 in an […]

Zias split twin bill at Highlands

CNJ staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Freshman left-hander Melissa Martinez threw a no-hitter, allowing only two baserunners and striking out 10, as New Mexico Highlands blanked Eastern New Mexico University 7-0 Tuesday to salvage a split of their season-opening softball doubleheader. Four Zias drove in two runs apiece as ENMU took the opener 15-6. The […]

Tower Twin theater closing

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PNT Photo: Clarence Plank Tower Twin Theater is closing tonight after it runs scheduled movies. The theater has been a part of Portales square for nearly 31 years. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico It’s curtains today for the Tower Twin Theatre. After years of entertaining Portales residents, the city’s only movie theater is closing […]

Hounds rally, split twin bill

CNJ staff EDMOND, Okla. — Ethan Wagner singled home the go-ahead run with two outs in the top of the ninth and Eastern New Mexico University edged Central Oklahoma 4-3 on Saturday, earning a split of their Lone Conference baseball doubleheader. The Bronchos took the seven-inning opener 8-4 behind five RBIs from left fielder Ryan […]

Zias blank Kingsville, gain split of twin bill

CNJ staff PORTALES — Kristen Cruickshank’s 10th homer of the season, a walkoff grand slam, gave the Eastern New Mexico University softball team a 10-0 win over 24th-ranked Texas A&M-Kingsville on Friday at Zia Softball Field and a split of their Lone Star Conference doubleheader. The Javelinas built an 8-1 lead in the opener and […]

In tribute: Mother, wife, twin did things her way

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer Charlene Seales never met a stranger. She preferred hugs over handshakes and believed everybody should be a twin. She was also remembered by family members as the biggest source of energy and support in their lives —whether it was the distinct voice of support in athletics or the quiet […]

Tarleton State takes twin bill from Zias

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Tarleton State pushed over three runs in the bottom of the sixth Saturday to hand Eastern New Mexico University a 4-2 loss in the first game of a Lone Star Conference South Division softball doubleheader. In the second game, the TexAnns notched a 9-1 win to complete a three-game sweep […]

Jan. 25 – Up a tree

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Ricky Ulses, 8, climbs a tree in his front yard after his twin brother Deven Ulses threw a pass that landed in the tree. The brothers play football with their neighbors almost everyday.

Hobbs blanks Lady Cats twice

CNJ staff Right now, the Hobbs Lady Eagles just seem to have Clovis’ number in softball. Hobbs handed the Lady Wildcats 10-0 and 6-0 losses on Tuesday in Clovis’ summer opener at Lady Wildcat Complex. Hobbs took three of four from the Lady Cats during the District 4-5A season, including a 4-0, 9-1 sweep at […]

ENMU, Buffs adjust baseball series

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s four-game Lone Star Conference South Division series against rival West Texas A&M has been shuffled. The teams meet in 1 p.m. twin bills today and Friday at Potter County Memorial Stadium in Amarillo. Originally, the teams were to play single games on Friday night and Sunday afternoon […]

Zias post 8-inning victories

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ENMU’s Michelle Anderson swings at a pitch in Saturday’s second game of a softball doubleheader against New Mexico Highlands at Zia Softball Field. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico Zia softball team finished with a flurry of offense to complete a doubleheader sweep of New […]

Little-used theater closed

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Many Clovis residents may not have realized that the Hilltop Twin movie theater recently closed. But that, in essence, was precisely the problem for the old duplex, which stopped showing flicks June 28. The Hilltop Twin was operated by Las Cruces-based Allen Theaters, which also operates the seven-screen complex at […]