Hounds get past Broncos

CNJ staff EDMOND, Okla. — Senior quarterback Michael Benton ran for 243 yards and two touchdowns and threw for another Saturday night as Eastern New Mexico University defeated Central Oklahoma 21-7 in a Lone Star Conference crossover game. Benton, the LSC’s leading rusher, scored on runs of 51 and 39 yards after the Bronchos tied […]

Greyhounds move to 3-0

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CnJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks ENMU sophomore receiver Jessie Poku hauls in a touchdown reception over East Central University senior cornerback Derrick Suggs to make the score 35-7 going into halftime. The Greyhounds took a 49-13 victory. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — It was a matchup of ground game vs. air […]

Hounds edge RiverHawks

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CNJ staff photo: Rick White Safety Brandon Dominguez, bottom, linebacker Tony Johnson, right, and cornerback Tillman Stevens team up to bring down Northeastern State tight end Warren Kirk late in the first half of Thursday’s Lone Star Conference crossover game at Greyhound Stadium. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — The Eastern New […]

Baskett makes Eagles’ final cut

CNJ staff PHILADELPHIA — Clovis’ Hank Baskett is among the five wide receivers on the Philadelphia Eagles’ roster after the team cut 22 players Saturday to get to the league-mandated limit of 53 players. Entering his second season, Baskett is listed as a backup to Kevin Curtis on a depth chart on the Eagles’ team […]

‘Cats fall to Mayfield

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Las Cruces Sun-News: Norm Dettlaff Mayfield’s Yanni Suter, left, and Isaiah Dominguez tackle Clovis tight end Layne Strebeck on Friday in Las Cruces. By Dave Wagner: CNJ Staff LAS CRUCES — The Clovis Wildcats, by their own admission, were slow getting started in the first quarter Friday night. Two-time defending Class 5A state champion Mayfield […]

Sept. 1, 2007 Prep Summaries

Mayfield 38, Clovis 20 Clovis 0 7 7 6 — 20 Mayfield 21 7 7 3 — 38 Scoring summary First quarter M — Jacob Ceniceros 7-yard run (Matt Sandoval kick), 10:00. Drive: 6 plays, 59 yards M — Nathan Enriquez 25-yard pass from Sandoval (Sandoval kick), 5:14. Drive: 4 plays, 41 yards M — […]

Hounds trounce Bacone in season opener

CNJ staff MUSKOGEE, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University broke its team single-game rushing yards record on Saturday and the Greyhounds cruised to a 63-20 win over Bacone College in the season opener for both teams. Senior quarterback Michael Benton rushed for 182 yards and three touchdowns while his backup, J.T. Thompson, added 171 yards […]

Cats have questions up front

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CNJ staff photo: Rick White Clovis senior Matthew Martinez (74) is in the running for the starting right guard spot. The Wildcats will likely field five new starters on the line. By Rick White: CNJ managing editor The Clovis Wildcats’ biggest question heading into the season will likely take a while to answer. The Wildcats […]

Hounds outlast Alumni in scrimmage

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By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — Youth must be served, and Saturday afternoon the current Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds survived a scare at the hands of an Alumni squad to win 28-20 at Greyhound Stadium. Junior running back Jason Walker gained 93 yards on nine carries and scored a pair of touchdowns, […]

Clovis star RB will be an Aggie

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Clovis senior running back Brian Mead chose Div. I New Mexico State University over the New Mexico Military Institute’s junior college program. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Clovis senior Brian Mead is passing up a free ride to New Mexico Military Institute to pursue his dream of playing Division […]

Five Cats named to AP all-state squads

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Clovis’ Brian Mead, left, shattered the Wildcats career records for rushing yards (4,250), touchdowns (59) and carries during his career. He helped Clovis reach the state playoffs three straight years. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — After a record-breaking season, Clovis running back Brian Mead was named to the Associated […]

Baskett wins weekly rookie honor

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Hank Baskett’s 89-yard touchdown catch Sunday against the Falcons was the longest scoring play from scrimmage this season, according to the Eagles’ Web site. (AP photo) CNJ staff NEW YORK — Clovis’ Hank Baskett was voted the NFL Rookie of the Week for the second time this season, the league announced Thursday. An undrafted rookie […]

Baskett joins rookie elite

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Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Hank Baskett celebrates a touchdown catch in the Eagles 24-17 victory over the Atlanta Falcons Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Jason Getz) CNJ staff PHILADELPHIA — Not only did Clovis’ Hank Baskett turn in his best performance of the year in Philadelphia’s 24-17 victory over the […]

Mead named Top 5A Player of the Year

CNJ staff Clovis senior running back Brian Mead was named Class 5A Player of the Year by scout.com. The 5-foot-7 Mead led the Wildcats to a 7-4 record this season with his 2,183 rushing yards and 33 touchdowns, which led all New Mexico running backs. For his career, Mead rushed for 4,268 yards and 55 […]

Robertson repeats in Class 3A

The Associated Press PORTALES — Robertson won its second-straight Class 3A football championship Saturday, defeating Portales 28-6. “I don’t know about a dynasty. We’re just happy to be back-to-back state champs,” Robertson coach Chad Roanhaus said. “This year, we knew we had the team to win it, we just had to go out and play […]

Rams advance to 3A title game

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Portales junior quarterback Chris Mosier escapes defenders while gaining 22 yards to the St. Michael’s 1-yard line late in Saturday’s Class 3A semifinal game in Santa Fe. (Freedom Newspapers: Tony Bullocks) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers SANTA FE — The Portales Rams unexpected ride through the Class 3A playoffs continues, all the way to the […]

Mules ousted from Texas 2A playoffs

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer CANYON, Texas — David Wood knew his Muleshoe football team had its work cut out against Littlefield. Facing a powerful ground attack that he knew would be tough to stop, Wood hoped the Mules could get into a shootout with the Wildcats in Friday’s Texas Class 2A Division 1 […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Sandia ousts Cats in quarterfinals

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Sandia’s Derris Jackson dives for extra yards against Clovis High in Friday’s Class 5A state quarterfinal game at Leon Williams Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer At no point during the 2006 season had Clovis’ locker room been so quiet. In a game that came down to the wire, […]

Pressure on Cats’ defense

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Clovis offensive/ defensive linemen Michael Cohen is a part of a Clovis defense assigned to contain Sandia runningback/quarterback Derris Jackson today. Cohen has two sacks on the year. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Versatile seniors Derris Jackson and Michael Scarlett put the big play in Sandia’s offense. Jackson, a […]

Foxes repeat in Class 1A

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer FORT SUMNER — You might say Fort Sumner junior Cass Dimitroff shouldered the load on Saturday. Only back a couple of weeks after missing three games with what was thought to possibly be a season-ending shoulder injury, Dimitroff rushed for 225 yards on 39 carries and scored both touchdowns […]