Hounds will have to find way to slow explosive WT offense

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By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com If there were any questions about West Texas A&M’s firepower, they were probably answered in last week’s 90-57 rout of McMurray. “Obviously, WT’s offense is explosive,” Eastern New Mexico University coach Josh Lynn said as the Greyhounds prepare for today’s 5 p.m. (MDT) Lone Star Conference and “Wagon Wheel” clash against […]

Cats, Rams fail to make it out of first round

CMI staff ALBUQUERQUE — It was a short stay at state for the Clovis and Portales boys soccer teams. The Wildcats fell behind in the sixth minute on an own-goal and never recovered, losing to fifth-seeded Cibola 7-0 at the APS soccer complex. Meantime, the Rams, seeded 11th in Class 1A-3A, were handed a 4-1 […]

Rams beat Lovington in regular season for first time since 1994

CMI correspondent: Joshua Lucero
Ram wide receiver John Young snags a long pass over Lovington's Laden Blythe in the first half of the Rams Friday evening game against the Lovington Wildcats at Greyhound Stadium.

By Kevin Wilson kwilson@cnjonline.com BLACKWATER DRAW — Matt Martinez was taking a nap at home Thursday afternoon when a teammate came to tell him he was Friday’s starting quarterback in the Portales Rams’ must-win game against the hated Lovington Wildcats. “I thought,” the Ram junior said, “I might still be dreaming.” Well, don’t wake him […]

Along for the ride

Justin Lloyd of Tisdale, Oklak, failed to score on his bull Holy Train in the first go of L.J. Jenkins Invitational Friday at the Curry County Events Center.

By Christina Calloway ccalloway@pntonline.com Brian Atwood wants to drag his cowboy boots, wife and confidence to every Professional Bull Riders event this season in his journey to climb the ranks of his profession. The 26-year-old from Pampa, Texas, ranks 33rd in PBR’s Built Ford Tough Series and has every intention to top the list and […]

Prep football scoreboard

Friday Estancia 50, Texico 30 Melrose 44, Tatum 14 Jal 41, Fort Sumner 22 Farwell 34, Springlake-Earth 0 Portales 20, Lovington 17 Sudan 28, Bovina 21 Childress 19, Muleshoe 14

Two prosecutors honored by bar

CMI Staff Two prosecutors with District Attorney Matt Chandler’s office were recently recognized for special achievements by the New Mexico State Bar Association, according to a press release from Chandler. Deputy District Attorney Brian Stover was recognized for prosecutorial excellence in the category of “Drug” prosecution. Assistant District Attorney Troy Oliver was recognized for prosecutorial […]

Meetings watch: ENMU Board of Regents

The following took place at the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents meeting Friday: • ENMU President Steve Gamble said in a report that the administration is preparing for the next 2014 general obligation bond. He is hoping to get salary increases for school faculty and staff. Gamble also said during the presentation that […]

Cell phone use still in question

By Robin Fornoff rfornoff@cnjonline.com Plateau has released cell phone records an attorney says are connected to Clovis police Officer Adriana Munoz, but whether she used the phone remains unknown. Attorney Dan Lindsey says records subpoenaed from Plateau prove Munoz was talking on a cell phone when she nearly hit his client while driving. Munoz’s ex-husband, […]

County civil suit case declared mistrial

By Robin Fornoff CMI PROJECTS EDITOR rfornoff@cnjonline.com Plateau has released cell phone records an attorney says are connected to Clovis police Officer Adriana Munoz, but whether she used the phone remains unknown. Attorney Dan Lindsey says records subpoenaed from Plateau prove Munoz was talking on a cell phone when she nearly hit his client, Clovis […]

Donald Lacey funeral services clarification

Funeral services for Donald Lacey, 86, of Portales, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. (CDT) Saturday at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers in Lubbock. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Portales Cemetery. Family and friends are also gathering at 6 (CDT) tonight at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers for fellowship and remembrance. Information: […]