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 […]

Summer season begins Tuesday for CHS baseball

CNJ staff Three weeks after being bounced out of the Class 5A state playoffs in the round of 16, Clovis High is ready to begin its month-long summer baseball program. Assistant coach Shane Leatherwood will run the program, with head coach Shane Shallenberger taking more of a background role. “It’s just a learning time for […]