Battered Zias hit road again

By Rick White Eastern New Mexico Zias coach Dan Buzard is not a big fan of the Lone Star Conference basketball tournament format. The Zias, who returned from a two-game road trip late Saturday night, were back on the bus less than 36 hours later heading to Tahlequah, Okla., the northern-most post in the LSC. […]

Bosket, Lee out for Zias

By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball teams will be out to avenge close regular-season losses on Tuesday night when they begin play in the Lone Star Conference’s postseason basketball tournament. The ENMU men (22-7), who on Saturday clinched their second consecutive South Division championship, host Southwestern Oklahoma (17-10) in a 7 p.m. tipoff […]

Area district basketball tournament pairings

CNJ STAFF (Seeds in parentheses) District 5-4A All games 7:30 p.m. Boys Monday’s game Carlsbad (5) at Manzano (4) Wednesday’s game Monday winner at Clovis (3) Friday’s game Wednesday winner at Hobbs (2) Saturday’s game Championship at Eldorado (1) Girls Monday’s games Hobbs at Clovis (playoff for top seed) Manzano (5) at Carlsbad (4) Wednesday’s […]

EPAC tournament brackets

CNJ STAFF Boys 3A Division: 1. Floyd 5-4; 2. Melrose 4-4; 3. Fort Sumner 4-6; 4. Dora 1-6; 5. Elida 1-7. 4A Division: 1. Texico 7-2; 2. Logan 3-6; 3. San Jon 2-5; 4. Grady 2-9; 5. House 1-5. Tuesday’s games At Texico High School Game 3: Elida vs. Grady, 4:45 p.m., old gym Game […]

Cats, Lady Cats hit tourney trail


Clovis junior Dominique Easterlin is the team’s leading rebounder and second-leading scorer. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth.. By Rick White After cutting its teeth on Texas teams, the unbeaten Clovis Wildcats boys basketball team will get its first taste of New Mexico competition in the Capitol City Classic in Santa Fe. The eight-team Santa Fe […]

Farwell feels at home in title game

By Dave Wagner If form holds, the Farwell Steers are likely to be playing in Saturday’s boys championship game of the Farwell Invitational for the fourth time in coach Kirk Saul’s five years at the school. Farwell (5-2) takes on a struggling Elida squad at 8:30 p.m. (CST) today in the last of eight boys […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Clovis woman wins $50k

Gary Mitchell A Clovis woman has won $50,000 playing the New Mexico Lottery’s “$50,000 Money Game,” introduced two weeks ago. The winner requested anonymity when she presented her winning ticket at lottery headquarters in Albuquerque last week. The winner said she’s a loyal player of the scratcher games and shared the strategy she uses when […]

Soap Box Derby winner headed to Ohio

By Janet Bresenham The victory Saturday by Lucinda Fritz, 11, in Clovis’ 2nd annual All-American Soap Box Derby came about after a series of challenges. “I got my tonsils out the 29th of May,” Lucinda explained. “Then I had to go back in the hospital twice and have another surgery because I was bleeding. Later, […]

Clovis to face La Cueva

CNJ Staff The Clovis Wildcats will travel to top-ranked La Cueva at noon on Saturday in one of four Class 5A regional baseball games scheduled for the day. Other pairings announced on Sunday by the New Mexico Activities Association include Mayfield at Valley at 1 p.m., Del Norte at Carlsbad at 3 p.m. and either […]