Hound harriers first in Canyon

CNJ Staff CANYON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s men had five of the top 14 runners on Friday and posted a team victory in the Buffalo Stampede cross country meet, hosted by West Texas A&M. Ricardo Hernandez finished third for the Greyhounds in 28 minutes, 23 seconds over the five-mile run, while Orlando Sanchez […]

Wildcats gain revenge in summer league final

By Eric Butler FARWELL — The last time Clovis played Portales in the Phenoms summer league, the Rams hung a 12-point loss on the Wildcats. So, besides a small first-place trophy, Clovis had a little something extra to play for Tuesday. The ’Cats survived a late Portales rally and held for a 46-43 win in […]

Clovis advances to summer league final

By Eric Butler FARWELL — Though they only won by six points in an earlier matchup, the Clovis Wildcats strolled into the championship game of the West Texas-New Mexico Phenoms Summer League by walloping Grady 76-29 in a semifinal game at Farwell High School. Clovis will play Portales in the finals at 5 p.m. (MDT) […]

Hounds picked 4th in LSC preseason football poll

CNJ staff Traditional football power Texas A&M-Kingsville is expected to continue its dominance of the Lone Star Conference this fall as the Javelinas have been picked to win the league’s South Division, according to the annual preseason poll that was announced Friday morning by conference officials. TAMUK, which has shared the past two South Division […]

Zias picked fourth in LSC preseason poll

Freedom Newspapers Freedom Newspapers West Texas A&M received 15 of a possible 18 first-place votes in the Lone Star Conference’s South Division preseason volleyball poll. The Lady Buffs, who have made 14 NCAA postseason appearances in the last 15 seasons, tallied 103 total points in the poll to easily top Abilene Christian. The Wildcats collected […]

Clovis team routs El Paso for AAU title

By Eric Butler ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis’ 16-and-under Amateur Athletic Union basketball team won the boys state title on Sunday and, in the process, took care of a little unfinished business. With a 75-51 rout of the El Paso Warriors at Albuquerque’s Manzano High, the Wildcats avenged a loss in the championship of an earlier AAU […]

Aragon wrestles away title

By Kevin Wilson CJ Aragon admitted that he needed some luck. He had all he needed on Saturday night. Aragon, listed as competitor No. 7 in the Clovis Pioneer Days PRCA Rodeo, got the run he needed with a time of 5.3 seconds to win the steer wrestling championship. “I was just trying to get […]

Silver star willing to go the distance

By Eric Butler Have game. Will travel. That’s one way to describe Talmai Aguirre, who traveled more than 400 miles (one way) to play with the Clovis 14-and-under Wildcats in this weekend’s state AAU basketball tournament in Clovis. As a freshman at Silver (City) High, Aguirre was the state’s leading scorer, averaging 26.6 points a […]

Wildcats romp into AAU championships

By Eric Butler Who could blame the 14-and-under Clovis Wildcats for thinking just a little bit past the state AAU girls basketball tournament? The tourney, being held in Clovis this weekend, will enter its last day with a showcase team — a squad that’s obliterated the rest of its field so far. The Wildcats reached […]

AAU kicks off

By Eric Butler Who could blame the 14-and-under Clovis Wildcats for thinking just a little bit past the state AAU girls basketball tournament? The tourney, being held in Clovis this weekend, will enter its last day with a showcase team — a squad that’s obliterated the rest of its field so far. The Wildcats reached […]

Young beats old at alumni game

By Eric Butler They tried various forms of distraction — physical and verbal — when their younger counterparts came to the free throw line. They tried to literally throw their weight around on their thinner opponents. They even put six men out on the court for two exchanges in the fourth quarter. But alas, the […]

Meritocracy no longer making the grade

Walter Williams Dr. Mike S. Adams, an associate professor of criminal justice at University of North Carolina’s Wilmington campus, has given me an excellent idea for grading students, which appeared in his commentary in the web-based Agape Press newswire. For 35 years, I’ve taught economics and graded students on the racist, culturally biased standards of […]

Clovis comes up empty at state meet

By Rick White ALAMOGORDO — Clovis coach Darren Kelley said he felt empty Saturday as he watched La Cueva snatch away the Class 5A state track title from the Wildcats in the meet’s last event. This was supposed to be the season Clovis was finally going to win the school’s first boys state title. The […]

Clovis sweeps team titles

CNJ Staff ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High cruised to a sweep of team titles in the District 4-5A track meet Friday and Saturday at Wilson Stadium, and in the process qualified a few extra events for next week’s Class 5A state meet at Alamogordo. The CHS boys racked up 135 points to 92 for Carlsbad. New […]

Muleshoe girls finish eighth at state

CNJ Staff AUSTIN, Texas — Led by sophomore Jessica Withrow, the Muleshoe girls track team finished eighth in the Class 3A state meet on Friday and Saturday at the University of Texas. The Lady Mules scored 24 points. Team champion Celina finished with 45 points. Withrow accounted for 20 points in three individual events, including […]

Lady Eagles Beat Clovis

Special to the CNJ HOBBS — Clovis junior Roxanne Luera nearly capped off an improbable comeback, but her 3-pointer just before the buzzer came up just short as Hoibbs held on to beat Clovis 64-61 in te District 4-5A girls basketball tournament championship game Saturday at Ralph Tasker Arena. Clovis (17-8) trailed by as many […]

Lady Cats dominate

Dave Wagner Suffice it to say, it wasn’t Carlsbad’s night. The Cavegirls knew they had their work cut out trying to win in Rock Staubus Gym. Then one of their top players, senior forward Monique Rodriguez, did not play for disciplinary reasons, and they lost standout sophomore point guard Katie Hellebust with a knee injury […]

Eagles thump Bronchos

Eric Butler GRADY – Clovis Christian jumped out of the gate quickly against Grady Thursday night and rarely looked back as the Eagles thumped the Bronchos 55-40 in a District 4-1A boys basketball contest. Clovis Christian (9-3, 2-0 in district ) held a 9-5 lead with two minutes left in the first quarter, but then […]