Wildcats romp to put Roanhaus alone at top

As junior Steven Beckum plunged into the end zone, the cannon exploded for one final time Friday night in the south end zone of Leon Williams Stadium, and the only head coach Clovis has known since 1978 ascended to the top of the New Mexico wins list. In a game that quickly turned into a […]

Robertson rallies to beat Rams in OT

LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Dominic Lucero scored on a 3-yard run in overtime Friday night, giving Las Vegas Robertson a 13-7 win over the Portales Rams in the season opener for both teams. PHS got the ball first in the extra period, but the possession ended with a lost fumble — the Rams' third lost […]

Holiday planner

The end of summer is officially Sept. 23, but the ceremonial ending always feels like Labor Day — one last chance to get out, and forget there's work piled up once the week starts. CMI file photo The Clovis splash pad at Hillcrest Park, open since the Memorial Day weekend, will close up for the […]

Prep football capsules

New Mexico School for Deaf 56, CCS 0 • Records: NMSD 1-0, Clovis Christian 0-1 • Difference: The Roadrunners dominated from the start, opening a 49-0 halftime lead and scoring on their first possession of the second half to end the game on the 50-point lead rule. • Quotable: "We made a lot of mental […]

Hounds win soccer opener

WICHITA, Kan. — Senior defender Michael Stewart scored less than five minutes into the second half Friday night and the Eastern New Mexico University men's soccer held on for a 2-1 victory over Newman in the season opener for both teams. Stewart scored off an assist from junior midfielder Jehmaine Brooks, and the Greyhounds made […]

Zias split in first day of WT tourney

CANYON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University's volleyball team opened its season on Friday with a split in the Lady Buff Classic, hosted by West Texas A&M at The Box. The Zias posted a 25-22, 20-25, 25-23, 26-24 victory over Texas-Permian Basin, then lost to Adams State 25-18, 25-19, 25-13. ENMU finishes play in the […]

McGee: I’ve always been about easy money

Believe it or not, I once sold cosmetics door to door for "that Famous Cosmetics Company." I'm deliberately obfuscating the name because I don't know if it's legally safe to just come right out and name it. You know, the one that rhymes with "shave on." How did I come to sell for That Famous […]

In search of ponies: Animal messages can be messy

Sometimes things are just plain misleading. Take, for instance, a BBC video titled "Giant panda does handstand." Oh sure, it's a film following a giant panda around the woods, and yes, he does a handstand, but there's a little more to the film than a cute bear doing acrobatics. To be more precise, the film […]

Hounds start Lynn era on road

Josh Lynn is eager for his first game as Eastern New Mexico University's football coach. The Greyhounds open the 2012 season with a 6 p.m. kickoff today against New Mexico Highlands at Las Vegas, N.M., and Lynn is anxious to see just what the Hounds can do. "It's a good game for us to get […]

Officer cleared in fatal shooting

State police officer Bryan Conner told investigators he heard two clicks that sounded like Benjamin Selgado had pulled the trigger of a loaded .38 caliber handgun pointed at him before the officer fired his weapon, shooting and killing Selgado on Aug. 19 near a motel on Mabry Drive. Courtesy photo This surveillance video footage from […]

Prep football scoreboard

Friday All times MDT Clovis 55, Santa Fe Capital 0 Las Vegas Robertson 13, Portales 7 OT Floyd/Elida 28, Springer 20, final Texico 12, Dexter 0 Santa Rosa 47, Fort Sumner 12 Logan 36, Melrose 6 NM School for the Deaf 56, Clovis Christian 0 Dimmitt 25, Farwell 19 Shallowater 56, Muleshoe 40

Amtrak officials mulling passenger service through Clovis

There's a remote possibility Amtrak could reroute passenger service through Clovis sometime within the next four years, according to a railroad spokesman. Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said the railroad is working with government agencies to find funding for maintaining deteriorating track along current routes for its Southwest Chief. The train carries passengers daily between Chicago […]

Dora thumps Lake Arthur

The Dora Lady Coyotes bounced back from a season-opening loss on Tuesday to beat Lake Arthur 25-12, 25-8, 25-8 at Dora. Averi Skelly had 10 kills, Jasi Roberts collected eight digs and Micaah Palares had 26 assists for the Lady Coyotes, who return to action on Thursday at Fort Sumner. Dora won a junior high […]

Their view: Nation’s welfare comes before political parties

Lee Hamilton, director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University and Congressman for 34 years, writes regularly about Congress and what individuals can do to make our representative democracy work better. Here's his latest effort: One of my earliest memories of Lyndon Johnson, who was elected in a landslide in 1964, is of a […]

Zias drop first of two Hawaii clashes

KANEOHE, Hawaii — Sophomore defender Alexia Cameau scored one goal and assisted on the other Thursday as Hawaii Pacific posted a 2-0 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in the women's soccer season opener for both teams. Cameau scored late in the first half, pushing a shot from the deep right side into the next […]

Elida goes to 2-0

At Elida, the Lady Tigers overcame a first-game loss to subdue Hagerman 24-26, 25-10, 26-20, 25-16 for their second win in two outings. Coach Darrell Chenault said his team struggled after an emotional opening win on Tuesday over Fort Sumner. "We had a little bit of a letdown; we didn't play very good," Chenault said. […]

Ronny Cox returns to area

Known best for roles in "Deliverance," "Robocop" and the original "Total Recall," Eastern New Mexico University graduate Ronny Cox said his favorite role will always be the guy strumming the guitar. Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Ronny Cox, right, was joined by Chojo Jacques on the fiddle Thursday night at Eastern New Mexico University's ballroom. "The […]

Floyd advances to semifinals

The Floyd Lady Broncos overcame a two-game deficit Thursday night to edge Clovis Christian 14-25, 12-25, 25-14, 25-17, 15-13 and advance to the semifinals of a season-opening, eight-team tournament hosted by Logan. The Lady Broncos play again at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, and will close out the tournament in either the third-place or championship match […]

Hounds beset with early-season injuries

Winning its first Lone Star Conference championship last fall didn't seem to earn the Eastern New Mexico University men's soccer squad much respect. The Greyhounds were picked for last in the four-team league this season, even though they return a significant amount of talent from last year's 9-4-5 (3-1-2 LSC) squad. Still, fifth-year coach Harold […]

Rams test Robertson in season opener

With almost all new starters this season, first-year Portales High football coach Jaime Ramirez wouldn't mind having a little more time to get ready for the season opener. Unfortunately, it's not possible and the Rams will just have to do the best they can when they take on Robertson in today's 7 p.m. lidlifter for […]