Zias hold on to notch first victory

CNJ staff DENVER — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team did a lot of things right Saturday, and it turned out to be just enough for their first win of the season. The Zias shot 11-for-23 from 3-point range and put all five starters in double figures while leading virtually all the way […]

Defense carries Falcons to victory over Aztecs

USAF photo: Mike Kaplan Falcons sophomore quarterback Connor Dietz hands off to sophomore running back Asher Clark on a reverse during Air Force’s 26-14 win over San Diego State at Falcon Stadium, Colo. By Staff Sgt. Don Branum: U.S. Air Force Academy U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — The U.S. Air Force Academy football team […]

WT rolls to victory over Zias

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Freedom New Mexico: Mickey Winfield ENMU’s Karen Grant takes a shot in the second half of the Zias’ game against West Texas A&M on Saturday night at Greyhound Arena. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — The score was virtually identical to the one three nights earlier. Still, West Texas A&M coach Krista Gerlich […]

Hounds rally for victory at St. Mary’s

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — Goals by senior defender Michael James and junior forward Jerry Varpilah less than 2 1/2 minutes apart midway through the second half rallied the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team to a 2-1 non-conference victory over St. Mary’s on Sunday. The Rattlers (5-11), who beat ENMU 1-0 in Portales […]

Zias hold off Adams State

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks ENMU junior Kimberly Anaya attempts a header, while Adam State’s Kayla Hatfield makes an attempt to kick the ball in the first half of Friday’s game at the ENMU soccer pitch. ENMU went on to win 3-2. By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Cruising towards victory, Eastern New […]

Zias come from behind for victory

CNJ staff PORTALES — Freshman Jessica King posted 17 kills and three block solos while senior Nicole Vanderploeg and sophomore Veronica Valdez had double-doubles Tuesday night as Eastern New Mexico University rallied from a 2-1 deficit to upend Wayland Baptist at Greyhound Arena. ENMU (5-11), which lost earlier this month in five games at Wayland, […]

South pulls out five-game all-star victory

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High coach Darrel Ray knew he was in for a busy week in Albuquerque. And, although there would be no real pain if his team lost, Ray got off to a great start when the South beat the North in the annual Class 3A-4A-5A all-star volleyball match […]

Texans thrash ENMU

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Going in with an undermanned squad to play the No. 16 team in the nation in NCAA Division II is not exactly a recipe for victory. On top of that, Tarleton State was coming off a loss at West Texas A&M on Saturday in a game which determined the Lone […]

Clinton threat to core principles of freedom, liberty

Freedom New Mexico Despite polls showing Barack Obama surging, and despite his surprise victory in several states on Super Tuesday, Hillary Clinton on Tuesday widened her lead and apparently strengthened her grip on the Democratic Party’s nomination for president. Thanks largely to a sizable win in California, Clinton more than off-set smaller state wins by […]

Colorado Mines notches victory over Hounds

Freedom New Mexico GOLDEN, Colo. — Junior guard Kyle Pape scored 17 points and Colorado School of Mines got 46 points from its bench Friday night to pull away to a 77-60 victory over Eastern New Mexico University’s men. Mines (2-1) shot 58 percent from the field, including 11-of-17 from 3-point range, and took the […]

Dustdevils earn victory over ENMU

CNJ staff LAREDO, Texas — Texas A&M-International scored three goals in a span of less than 14 minutes during the first half on Friday and the Dustdevils held on for a 3-2 men’s soccer victory over Eastern New Mexico University. The loss was the second in a row by one goal for the Greyhounds (3-3), […]

Cats’ Lewis scores 12 in South victory

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Because he was chosen to play in the New Mexico High School Coaches Association’s Class 4A-5A All-Star football and basketball games this week in Albuquerque, Michael Lewis had to make a choice. Despite the fact that he’ll play football at Eastern New Mexico University this fall, Lewis opted for […]

Portales’ Gomez honored during North-South tilts

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent LAS VEGAS, N.M. — When the Class 3A North-South all-star basketball games took place Friday night, five recent Portales seniors were there to represent the South squad. It seemed only right that Brenda Gomez, who coached them throughout their high school careers, was also honored. Prior to the girls contest, […]

May 8, 1945

President Truman proclaimed “complete and final victory” in the European theater “of the greatest war in history.” He cautioned, however, “the victory is but half won. The West is free, but the East is still in bondage to the treacherous tyranny of the Japanese.” … Mandell’s department store was among Clovis businesses celebrating Victory in […]

Spell-binding finish

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Christina Benitscheck, 11, of Clovis won the regional spelling bee Saturday morning at Clovis Community College. The winning word was chimichanga. She advances to the National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. (CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks) By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Christina Benitscheck survived a pentathlon, a howitzer and even a sayonara — but […]

Lady Cats notch victory in tennis dual at Portales

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Clovis High’s Devin Aragon hits a shot during a doubles match against the Portales Rams on Tuesday in Portales. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The Clovis High girls tennis team used a dominating doubles performance to charge to a 6-3 victory over Portales in dual competition on Tuesday […]

Zias beat Grand Canyon

CNJ staff SILVER CITY — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s tennis team completed play in the season-opening Western New Mexico Invite on Saturday, scoring a 6-3 victory over Grand Canyon. ENMU went 2-0 over the weekend, beating Sul Ross State on Friday night. A Thursday match against WNMU, suspended with the Mustangs leading 4-3, […]

Eagles hold off Buffs

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Melrose defenders Wesley Hollaway, left, and Adam Hairgrove battle with Clovis Christian’s Keeson Bell for a rebound during Tuesday’s boys matchup at the CCS gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer The Clovis Christian boys defeated Melrose 57-47 Tuesday night at the CCS gym. Clovis Christian senior Will Genitski led […]

Friday Farwell Invitational capsules

CNJ staff Boys * Texico (5-1) led 17-14 after one quarter, but dominated host Farwell (3-7) the rest of the way to advance to tonight’s championship game. Sophomore Jordan Broome scored 19 points and freshman Seth Bailey added 13 to lead a balanced Wolverines attack, while the Steers’ top scorer was junior Ross McClaran with […]

Victory missing from ballots this year

By Mona Charen: Syndicated columnist It is almost surreal to watch the 2006 campaign wind down to its conclusion. The one overriding issue is the war in Iraq. Polls reflect deep public unhappiness with the course of the war, and Democrats will most likely reap the benefit of this frustration. And yet neither party offers […]