Bovina falls to Quanah in playoffs

CNJ staff PANHANDLE, Texas — Senior running back Matthew Hill rushed for 237 yards and three touchdowns on 24 carries and Quanah got what proved to be the winning score on a blocked punt return for a touchdown Saturday to edge Bovina 28-21 in a Texas Class 1A Division 1 bi-district playoff game. The Indians […]

Muleshoe moving on in playoffs

CNJ staff AMARILLO —The Muleshoe Mules are moving onto the next round of the Texas Class 2A playoffs. Junior quarterback Garrett Riley completed 11 of 31 passes for 153 yards and three touchdowns Friday night to lead Muleshoe past Panhandle 34-14 in an opening-round game at Dick Bivins Stadium. Senior running back Eric Washington rushed […]

Hounds put seven players on All-South second team

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Eight members of the Eastern New Mexico University football team were named to All-Lone Star Conference South Division squads in voting by division head coaches and announced on Wednesday by the league office. No Greyhounds were chosen to the first team, selections which were almost completely dominated by the division’s […]

ENMU stomps Aggies, ends season

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ENMU junior Jason Walker put a move on Oklahoma Panhandle State freshmen defensive back Larry Thompson to score in the first half of Saturday’s game at Greyhound Stadium. By Mickey Winfield Freedom Newspapers The Greyhounds finished a disappointing season with style. Eastern New Mexico (3-7) set a school record with 531 yards rushing on the […]

CHS FOOTBALL: NMAA’s seedings in 5A playoffs on hold

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer The Clovis Wildcats will have to wait a little longer to find out their seeding in the Class 5A state football playoffs. The parents of 19 Las Cruces High players have filed a lawsuit against the New Mexico Activities Association, according to a press release by the NMAA. Clovis […]

Garcia, Tech roll past Baylor

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Texas Tech junior Joe Garcia of Clovis, left, jokes with teammate Darcel McBath during the final minutes of Saturday’s 55-21 win over Baylor at SBC Jones Stadium in Lubbock. Garcia had two tackles and an interception. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Rick White: CNJ managing editor LUBBOCK — Even a fat lip, courtesy of […]

Midwestern State turns back Hounds

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Senior running back Ulysses Odoms rushed for 203 yards and three touchdowns — including runs of 60 and 71 yards in the opening period — and Midwestern State kept its hopes alive for an NCAA Division II playoff berth on Saturday with a 29-19 Lone Star Conference South Division […]

Wolverines advance in 2A playoffs

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Texico’s Edgardo Meza (26) is tackled low by Eunice’s Mark Newton (22) in Friday’s Class 2A playoff game at Texico. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer TEXICO — Two big pass plays kept Eunice in the game for a while, but Texico’s power eventually took over. The Wolverines failed to […]

Rams rout NMMI, clinch district

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Portales senior Zach Vigil brings down ENMMI Junior Mandela Thomas while junior Alejandro Chavez, left, tries to set up a block in the first half of Friday night game at Greyhound Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — The Portales Rams did what they had to do to […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Cats survive at Carlsbad

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer CARLSBAD — Jordan Mendoza and Bryce Hill took advantage of a second chance. Mendoza’s 19-yard pass to Hill on fourth-and-9 kept alive a key drive, and Brian Mead scored on a 6-yard run a few plays later as Clovis survived a scare to beat Carlsbad 20-13 on Friday at […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Cats shoot for 4-5A title

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer With the Class 5A state playoffs looming, Clovis will attempt to lock down the District 4-5A title and a top seed as the Wildcats hit the road today to face Carlsbad at Ralph Bowyer Stadium. With a win in their regular-season finale, the second-ranked Wildcats will capture their fourth […]

Cats add 1,000-yard rusher

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Clovis High defenders Cobey Isbell, right, and Derrick Phillips, left, tackle Hobbs wide receiver Reese Franklin in the Cats 40-9 victory over the Eagles at Leon Williams Stadium on Friday. By Greg Price CNJ SPORTS WRITER With his 125-yard effort Friday, junior Manuel Robles went over the 1,000-yard rushing mark for the season. It is […]

Benton, ENMU feel better after victory

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — The Eastern New Mexico University football team was coming off a five-game losing streak. And to make matters worse heading into Saturday’s Texas A&M-Kingsville game, the playing status of junior quarterback Michael Benton was in question due to a concussion. As it turned out, Benton played […]

Hounds snap losing streak with win over Kingsville

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Eastern New Mexico University linebacker Tony Johnson (43) tackles Texas A&M-Kingsville’s Raymorris Miller in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division football game at Greyhound Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — If Michael Benton was feeling any effects from a mild concussion which knocked him out of […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Cats soar past Eagles

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Clovis running back Manuel Robles is brought down by Hobbs defenders Brandon Solomon, left, and Thomas Schnaubert during Friday’s district game at Leon Williams Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer For a second-straight game, Clovis senior Brian Mead ran himself into the storied Clovis High record book. Mead rushed […]

Baskett catches two passes in 23-21 Eagles loss

The Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. — Matt Bryant nailed a 62-yard field goal — the third-longest in NFL history — to give the Tampa Bay Buccaneers an improbable last-second victory. The kick ruined a gallant comeback engineered by Donovan McNabb after the Bucs built a 17-0 lead, mostly on the strength of two interceptions that […]

Hounds endure long day at Tarleton

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Things didn’t start out well for Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday, and they only got worse. The Greyhounds fumbled the ball away on their first play from scrimmage against Tarleton State — one of three fumbles they lost in the game. On their second possession, junior quarterback Michael Benton […]

Rams rush by Ruidoso

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Portales junior quarterback Chris Mosier tries to avoid the tackle of Ruidoso senior Peter Zagone during the second quarter of Friday’s game at Greyhound Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — The Portales Rams grabbed the lead early, and rushed their way to a district-opening win Friday night […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Mead breaks Kelley’s rushing record

Football: Clovis vs Goddard

Clovis senior running back Brian Mead (28) became the school’s all-time leading rusher with his 188-yard effort during Friday’s 34-26 loss to Artesia. Wildcats assistant coach Darren Kelley held the mark for 21 years. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Clovis assistant coach Darren Kelley sees a lot of himself […]

Bronchos’ late goal edges Zias

CNJ staff EDMOND, Okla. — Central Oklahoma was looking to clinch a third straight Lone Star Conference regular-season women’s soccer title on Sunday, but Eastern New Mexico University had other ideas. It took a goal by senior Melissa Terry with 2 1/2 minutes left in regulation to give the Bronchos (14-3, 7-0 LSC) a 2-1 […]