Hounds wary of improved WT

Dave Wagner It’s a long road back to respectability for the West Texas A&M football team, but second-year coach Ronnie Jones thinks the Buffaloes are headed in the right direction. WT brings a potent offense and a suspect defense into Saturday’s 1 p.m. Lone Star Conference South Division contest against Eastern New Mexico University at […]

NFL capsules — Week 9

The Associated Press NFL Capsules The Associated Press NFL matchups for Week 9 (timesMST): Sunday OAKLAND (2-5) At DETROIT (1-6) 11 a.m., CBS Opening line — Raiders by 2 1/2. Record vs. spread — Raiders 0-7. Lions 3-4. Series record — Raiders lead 6-2. Last meeting — Raiders beat Lions 37-21 on Oct. 13, 1996, […]

Kingsville not friendly for Hounds

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Sukora Cooper attempts to slip past Bobby Reed during Thursday’s Greyhound football practice at the Portales High School field. Freedom Newspapers photo by Kevin Wilson. Dave Wagner History is not on the side of the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds this week as they continue their quest for the program’s first playoff bid in nearly […]

Texico wins seeding playoff

CNJ staff SANTA ROSA — Amber Parmer collected 15 kills and 12 blocks and Sissy Loper dished out 43 assists as Texico beat Estancia 25-18, 20-25, 25-12, 24-26, 15-12 in a playoff game for the top seed in this week’s District 6-2A tournament. The teams finished the regular season tied for first. With the win […]

Area high school football capsules

CNJ STAFF All Times MDT TEXICO (7-0) AT EUNICE (2-6) WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday DISTRICT 3-1A RECORDS: Texico 1-0, Eunice 0-1. LAST WEEK: The Wolverines, ranked No. 1 in Class 1A, shut out Loving 33-0 at Texico. Eunice lost at Jal 28-7. LAST MEETING: 2002, Texico cruised to a 41-0 victory over the Cardinals at […]

Wolverines not looking past Eunice

By Dave Wagner THE TEXICO WOLVERINES have won 18 of 19 games over the last two seasons. The Eunice Cardinals ended a 19-game losing streak by beating Cloudcroft in their 2003 season opener, but have managed just a 2-6 record this year. That doesn’t mean Wolverines coach Mike Prokop is about to look past Friday’s […]

NFL Capsules — Week 7

The Associated Press Week 7 (times MDT) Sunday DALLAS (4-1) At DETROIT (1-4) 11 a.m., Fox OPENING LINE — Cowboys by 3. RECORD VS. SPREAD — Cowboys 4-1. Lions 3-2. SERIES RECORD — Lions lead 9-8. LAST MEETING — Lions beat Cowboys 9-7 on Nov. 3, 2002, at Detroit. LAST WEEK — Cowboys beat Eagles […]

Birthdays for Week of 10/19

Rubie Carmichael of Portales celebrated her 100th birthday this weekend at Central Baptist Church in Clovis. A party was hosted by her daughter, Chloe, family and friends. She was born on Nov. 7, 1903, in Rush Springs, Okla. She has one child; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

District 4-5A lacks clear favorite

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John Props (14), Mark Replogle (24) and Jarod Baldwin are three reasons the Wildcats are off to a 4-2 start. Photo illustration by Eric Kluth. Eric Butler Early in the high school football season, Carlsbad and Manzano appeared to be the teams to beat in District 4-5A. With the start of district play tonight, losses […]

Clovis sophomore RB ‘bullish’ on tacklers

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Clovis sophomore Devin Hanson never dreamed he’d be playing varsity football this season. Photo by Rick White Rick White Clovis sophomore Devin Hanson entertained modest goals this fall. “I figured I’d probably play a little junior varsity,” Hanson said. “Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d be playing varsity.” Fantasy became reality when […]

Area weekend football capsules

CNJ STAFF All Times MDT LOVING (4-2) AT TEXICO (6-0) WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday DISTRICT 3-1A RECORDS: District opener for both teams. LAST WEEK: The Falcons had a bye in preparation for the district opener, while the top-ranked Wolverines Hagerman 59-0. LAST MEETING: 2002, Texico defeated the Falcons 28-0 at Loving. LOVING PLAYERS TO WATCH: […]

Clovis Christian denied eligibility extension

By Dave Wagner CLOVIS CHRISTIAN’S ATTEMPTS to gain accreditation and full membership in the New Mexico Activities Association are still ongoing. CCS, which became a probationary member of the NMAA in the 2001-02 school year, wasn’t able to meet a May 1 deadline implemented last year for accreditation and thus remains ineligible for postseason competition […]

Area weekend prep football capsules

CNJ STAFF All Times MDT HAGERMAN (1-5) AT TEXICO (5-0) WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday (Homecoming) LAST WEEK: Texico blanked Tucumcari 40-0 at Tucumcari. Hagerman, which has had three coaches in the last three years and whose roster includes only six seniors and four juniors, lost at Loving 48-0. LAST MEETING: 2002, Texico shut out the […]

Top-ranked Wolverines stingy on defense

By Dave Wagner FORT SUMNER AND TEXICO, who have played for the last two Class 1A state football championships, appeared to be on a collision course again with both ranked first or second in 1A most of the season. While the Wolverines (5-0) have consistently steamrolled opponents, outscoring them 178-6, two-time champion Fort Sumner has […]

No. 19 Hounds wary of ACU

Dave Wagner o Abilene Christian has beaten the 19th-ranked and unbeaten Greyhounds four-straight times. By Dave Wagner CNJ SPORTS WRITER dave_wagner@link.freedom.com Gary Gaines has had a tough time against most teams in his three-plus seasons as the Abilene Christian football coach. But even though the Wildcats are 3-0 against ENMU in that time — and […]

Plenty of questions left for streaking Cats

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Clovis senior running back Mark Replogle is one of five Wildcats who has rushed for more than 100 yards on the season. Photo by Eric Kluth. Eric Butler Although Clovis has won three of its last four games by significant margins, the Wildcats’ coaching staff has developed a method to keep the team from getting […]

Carports must be engineer-stamped before sale

By Jack King New Mexico Construction Industries Division Bureau Chief Fermin Aragon said this week CID will require sellers, rather than buyers, of premanufactured carports to provide an engineer’s stamp, certifying they meet construction standards for the area of the state in which they are sold. But, Aragon added, in the case of prefabricated carports […]

Eastern to add men’s soccer

By Dave Wagner EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY made it official on Monday when president Steven Gamble announced that the school will add men’s soccer as a varsity sport for the 2004-05 school year. “We have made an effort in the past couple of years to add sports that are of interest to student-athletes in our […]

Laughter marked life of uncommon lady

David Stevens She enjoyed writing and painting and collecting Indian artifacts. She played the piano, acted as literary agent for family members and loved gardening. She was a beauty queen — Miss Roswell in 1947 — and could have been Miss New Mexico if she hadn’t caught the measles and been eliminated from the competition, […]

Struggling ECU battles Greyhounds

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Kenneth Odie tries to move past Eric Hodgest during Thursday’s Eastern New Mexico University football practice. Photo by Kevin Wilson By Dave Wagner This hasn’t been the kind of year Dennis Darnell expected. In the spring, the East Central football coach thought the Ada, Okla.-based Tigers were looking at a decent season. By the start […]