Lady Tigers improve to 18-1

ELIDA — The Elida Lady Tigers continued to steamroll toward the postseason on Saturday, rolling over San Jon 25-6, 25-15, 25-7 in District 2-B volleyball. The Lady Tigers improved to 18-1 (7-0 district), while the Lady Coyotes fell to 8-6 (3-2). Elida also won the junior varsity preliminary 25-15, 25-15. The Lady Tigers close out […]

Hall of honors 2013


CMI staff This year, Eastern New Mexico University inducts five new members into its Hall of Honors. The five selected, in alphabetical order, are: Phil Clabaugh, former ENMU baseball coach Lindsey Davison-Masiarek, former Zia volleyball setter Mike Maguire, former ENMU volleyball coach and athletic director Elizabeth Richards-Capps, former Zia basketball forward Tommy Joe Smith, former […]

Ruidoso deals Rams 42-27 setback

Ruidoso Free Press: Todd Fuqua
Portales running back Bronte Staugaard, right, fights off a tackle from Ruidoso's Gavin Eidson during Friday's District 4-3A game at Ruidoso.

CMI staff RUIDOSO — The Portales Rams weren’t able to get back on track Friday night. An hour delay early in the second quarter for lightning and heavy rain didn’t help. Junior Parker Johnson caught a 21-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Cade Patterson on the first play of the second quarter, just before the […]

Hobbs beats Clovis for first time since Clinton administration

CMI staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Clovis running back David Sena takes off on a 31-yard touchdown run in the second quarter Friday night at Watson Stadium in Hobbs. Sena carried three times for 46 yards in Clovis' 30-28 defeat.

By Kevin Wilson When the sun rises Saturday in Hobbs, “The Rebel” will be there for the first time since Bill Clinton was president and gasoline was $1.70 a gallon. The traveling trophy with the cannon on top is out of Clovis for the first time since 2000, as a 30-28 Hobbs win left […]

Pet-centric Halloween events gaining popularity

In a few days the streets will be crawling with them — scads of little feet marching from house to house begging for goodies. But don’t be surprised if, among the squeals of glee and pattering of carefully selected footwear, there can be heard the clacking of claws on pavement and the occasional yap, howl […]

Judge to Plateau: Hand over police officer’s phone records

CMI staff A District Court judge has ordered Plateau to hand over the cell phone records for a police officer a Clovis man says ran him off the road. Judge Fred Van Soelen issued the order Friday at the request of Abby Parrish’s attorney, Dan Lindsey. Parrish accused Clovis Police Officer Adriana Munoz of nearly […]

Just bumps on a hill

The Lady of the House and I were on the road for our October vacation. We had visited family in Socorro. Our next stop was Tombstone, Ariz.; where Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday once walked, a sun-blasted desert burg that boasts that it is “The Town Too Tough to Die.” “Just three hours away,” I […]

Lady Rams get key road win; Rams fall

CMI staff SANTA FE — The final road trip of the regular season started well on Friday for the Portales High girls soccer team, not so much for the boys. The Lady Rams improved their postseason chances with a 2-0 District 2/1A-3A victory over Monte del Sol, but the boys — who were locked in […]

Prep football capsules — Oct. 25

Dora 64, San Jon 12 Records: Dora 7-2 (2-1 6-man District 1), San Jon 4-4 (1-2). Difference: Dora cruised in the battle of “Coyotes” in a game that ended at halftime on the 50-point mercy rule. Difference-makers: Dora, junior J.J. Tarango scored four touchdowns for Dora, three on passes from junior QB Eddie Arzate and […]

Lady Rams post district shutout win

CMI staff SANTA FE — The final road trip of the regular season started well on Friday for the Portales High girls soccer team, not so much for the boys. The Lady Rams improved their postseason chances with a 2-0 District 2/1A-3A victory over Monte del Sol, but the boys — who were locked in […]

Zias working lots of OT this season with not much to show

CMI staff photo: Tony Bullocks
ENMU freshman Jenna Sievers, left, tries to work her way around an Angelo State defender on Friday and find a scoring opportunity during the team’s soccer match at the ENMU pitch.

By Dave Wagner The 2013 Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team is in the NCAA Division II record books, although the Zias don’t necessarily have a lot to show for it. ENMU played its 10th overtime match of the season on Friday, tying the D-II mark set in 2007 by Newberry College (S.C.), […]

Hounds’ triple option concerns Kingsville coach

By Dave Wagner Texas A&M-Kingsville’s promising start to the 2013 season has faded, but Eastern New Mexico University coach Josh Lynn says the Javelinas are still a team not to be taken lightly. ENMU (3-3, 1-1 Lone Star Conference) welcomes Kingsville (2-4, 0-3) in a 3 p.m. start today at Blackwater Draw. The Javelinas […]

Prep football scoreboard

Hobbs 30, Clovis 28 Ruidoso 35, Portales 27, 4th quarter Dora 64, San Jon 12 Hagerman 52, Fort Sumner 0 Sudan 14, Farwell 13 Bovina 41, Morton 0 Muleshoe 55, Dimmitt 0

Hounds, Buffs play to 1-1 tie


CMI Staff After a pair of early goals, the Eastern New Mexico University and West Texas A&M men’s soccer teams slogged through 80 scoreless minutes — including two overtimes — on Thursday and ended up in a 1-1 tie at the ENMU pitch. Raphael Splanemann, a freshman midfielder from Berlin, Germany, scored his first goal […]

PHS topples Clovis


By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer Nothing specific was really on the line when Clovis played Portales in volleyball on Thursday night at the Ram Athletic Center. That doesn’t mean the teams didn’t go hard at each other in what amounted to a rubber match for the season. Staring at a likely 2-1 deficit […]

Dora football capsule — Oct. 25

Dora (6-2, 1-1) at San Jon (4-3, 1-1) • When: 3 p.m. today in a 6-man District 2 game • Last year: Dora beat San Jon 85-32 at Dora. • Last week: Dora defeated Floyd 67-19 at home. San Jon lost at Lake Arthur 62-6. • Of note: Both teams are nicknamed “Coyotes.” … San […]

Jal hands Floyd district volleyball loss

FLOYD — The Jal Lady Panthers posted a 26-24, 23-25, 25-13, 25-20 win over Floyd on Thursday night in a District 8-1A volleyball match. The Lady Broncos (5-11, 1-3 district) have two regular-season matches left, both in district play — Tuesday at home against Tatum, and Thursday at Dora.

ENMU hosts LSC cross country meet

CMI staff For the first time in 10 years, Eastern New Mexico University is scheduled to host the Lone Star Conference cross country championships. The event is scheduled for Saturday at Blackwater Draw, beginning with the women’s six-kilometer race at 9:30 a.m. and the men’s 8K at 10:30 a.m. It kicks off a big day […]

Rams take on Ruidoso in District 4-3A opener

By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer It’s been a rough couple of weeks for the Portales High football team which, after sailing along to a 5-1 start, has dropped back-to-back outings. Tonight would be a good time for the Rams to get back on track as they open District 4-3A action at Ruidoso (5-2). […]

State officials call Clovis ideal location for veteran cemetery

By Emily Crowe Cannon Connections The New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services held a town hall meeting Tuesday in Clovis to discuss a proposed initiative to build veteran cemeteries in rural New Mexico. NMDVS Secretary Timothy Hale was joined by Lt. Gov. John Sanchez to present the State Veterans Cemetery Initiative, which is in the […]