Pigskin preview: Coyotes will rely on running game

Six-man District 1 • 2012 record: 4-4 • Coach: Bobby Gomez, (2nd year, 4-4) • Last playoff appearance: 2012, lost to Hondo 105-90 in state quarterfinals. • Returning starters (offense): 4 • Returning starters (defense): 4 • Top returning players: Dylan Bryant, Jr. FB/RB; Ryan Bone, So., QB/WR; Gage Conway, Jr., DL • Top newcomers: […]

Pigskin preview: Longhorns expect to be competitive in district

8-man District 1 • 2012 record: 8-4 • Coach: Kene Terry (third year, 10-13). • Last playoff appearance: 2012, lost to Tatum in semifinals 28-24. • Returning starters (offense): 4 • Returning starters (defense): 4 • Top returning players: Wesley Gudgell, Jr. , WR/CB/LB; Tyler Mehl, Sr., DB/RB; Wyatt Strand, Jr., QB/WR/S; Christopher Roberts, Sr., […]

Pigskin preview: Dora eyes another run despite youth

6-man District 2 • 2012 record: 8-1 • Coach: Mason McBee (3rd year, 14-4) • Returning starters (offense): 2 • Returning starters (defense): 2 • Last playoff appearance: 2012, lost to Hondo 44-24 in the state 6-man semifinals. • Things 2 look 4: The Coyotes open the season at home on Friday against Hondo in […]

Pigskin preview: Farwell coach expects another district dogfight

District 3-1A Division II • 2012 record: 6-4 • Coach: Taylor Read (2nd year, 6-4) • Returning starters (offense): 6 • Returning starters (defense): 6 • Last playoff appearance: 2011, the Steers lost to Wellington 22-14 in the area (second) round. • Things 2 look 4: Farwell lost out to Bovina for the third and final […]

Pigskin preview: Bovina has lots of holes to fill

District 3-1A Division II • 2012 record: 5-7 • Coach: Hector Guevara (8th year, 43-38) • Returning starters (offense): 4 • Returning starters (defense): 4 • Last playoff appearance: 2012, the Mustangs lost to Wellington 56-20 in the area (second) round. • Things 2 look 4: The Mustangs have made the playoffs every year except […]

Pigskin preview: Expectations rise in Lynn’s second season at ENMU

By Dave Wagner Clovis Media Inc dwagner@cnjonline.com Josh Lynn expects his second year as Eastern New Mexico University’s football coach to run more smoothly than the first. The Greyhounds struggled to a 3-7 mark in 2012 (2-6 Lone Star Conference), partly because of losing players to an NCAA eligibility investigation that hit the day before […]

Pigskin preview: Melrose’s Barnard makes jump from 8-man to D-I

By Rick White Clovis Media Inc. rwhite@cnjonline.com Growing up in Melrose, Clint Barnard aspired to play to Division I college football. His dream just took a little longer than planned. Barnard, who helped the Buffaloes finish as unbeaten 8-man state champions in his junior and senior seasons in 2008 and 2009, has positioned himself to […]

Elida wins opener; Dora falls

CMI staff FORT SUMNER — The defending Class B state champion Elida Lady Tigers opened the 2013 volleyball season on Tuesday night, holding off Fort Sumner 25-13, 22-25, 15-25, 25-19, 15-13. Kaylen Jasso had 14 kills and a block for the Lady Tigers, while Marily Varela compiled nine kills and three aces. Kenzee Criswell had […]

Lady Rams beat Hobbs; Rams edge Clovis JV


CMI staff The Portales High volleyball team oplened its season on Tuesday night by spanking Hobbs 25-14, 25-14, 25-15 at the Ram Athletic Center. PHS pulled away in each game to win comfortably against the Class 5A Lady Eagles (0-2). “It was back and forth for the first few points (in each set),” Lady Rams […]

Q&A: Blades and his band

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Jack Blades, center, of Night Ranger said the group has been touring a lot this summer, including shows with Journey, Loverboy and Cheap Trick.

By Emily Crowe CMI staff writer ecrowe@cnjonline.com From the moment Jack Blades first saw the Beatles, he knew he wanted to be a part of rock ‘n’ roll. As a singer, bassist, songwriter and producer with more than 30 years in the business, Blades has worked with the likes of Ted Nugent, Cher, Ringo Starr, […]