Dora cruises past Vaughn

The Dora Coyotes led start to finish on Saturday and rolled to a 64-22 victory at Vaughn in 6-man football. The win lifted the Coyotes to 2-1 for the season, while the Eagles are also 2-1. “The kids didn’t play bad,” Dora coach Mason McBee said. “We’re still waiting for aboutfour kids to come back, [...]

PHS soccer matches postponed

Portales High’s District 2/1A-3A boys and girls soccer matches scheduled for Saturday against St. Michael’s were postponed due to heavy rains in the Santa Fe area on Friday. Lady Rams coach Sara Vasquez said the teams are working on a makeup date, although it likely will have to be on a weekday with no common [...]

Fugitive captured in Texas

CMI staff A tip to Crime Stoppers has ended with the capture of a murder suspect and fugitive who was the subject of a manhunt in Texas and eastern New Mexico. A deputy at the Parmer County Sheriff’s office confirmed Alejandro Rodriguez, 20, was caught Friday by U.S. Marshals at a motel in Potter County. [...]

Hounds display firepower in win

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By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Josh Lynn admitted to some concern after his Eastern New Mexico University football team fell behind by two scores against Sul Ross State early in the second quarter of Friday’s matchup at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The Greyhounds lost fumbles on their first two possessions, and Sul [...]

Preschool for all worth endeavor for state

Preschool education is a smart investment for the future. That’s true whether it’s made by the federal government, states or parents. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan brought the federal proposal — Preschool for All — to Santa Fe earlier this week. President Barack Obama suggested $75 billion toward preschool education in his State of [...]

Wireless talkers sell selves short

The only times I have considered homicide is when the “wireless generation” continues texting, emailing, Yelping, Instagraming, Facebooking, tweeting, etc., while I’m conversing. If tried by a jury of my rotary-dial peers, I am confident I would be acquitted on the grounds of justifiable irritation-cide. Misti Wall, Clovis High School graduate and communication consultant in [...]

‘Inside the Capitol’ irreplaceable

Jay Miller is a quitter. After just 26 years and 7,200 columns, he’s tacked a “Gone Fishing” sign on his Inside the Capitol column. Jock dads put a little football in their sons’ cribs. Jay’s daddy must have left a tiny typewriter. The column has been a New Mexico institution since the 1940s and, as [...]

La Cueva edges Cats on PKs

CMI staff ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High’s bid for victory against traditional Class 5A power La Cueva came down to penalty kicks on Friday — and the Wildcats fell short. Leading 1-0 early in the second half, the Cats fell two goals behind, but rallied to force overtime with a pair of goals in the final [...]

Second-half goal boosts Lady Cats

CMI staff ALBUQUERQUE — Junior Daisa Hastings found the net near the middle of the second half on Friday and the Clovis High girls soccer team made it stand up for a 1-0 win over West Mesa at the APS sports complex. Hastings scored on a direct kick from the left side, about five yards [...]

Lady Cats move into semifinals

CMI staff ROSWELL — The Clovis High volleyball team had a solid day on Friday in the Zia Classic, capped by a five-set win over Belen in the quarterfinals. The Lady Wildcats swept all six games in pool play, then went on to a 25-22, 21-25, 25-18, 21-25, 15-7 win over Belen in the first [...]