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Weekend roundup: Melrose teams sweep at Reserve

RESERVE — Melrose’s basketball teams completed a sweep of the championships on Saturday in Reserve’s Mountaineer Invitational. All of the games for both were relatively lopsided, except for the boys final in which the Buffaloes turned back...

 

Kingsville picked to win LSC softball; ENMU tabbed for 15th

RICHARDSON, Texas — Texas A&M-Kingsville is favored to defend its title in a larger Lone Star Conference, and Eastern New Mexico is expected to be on the outside looking in on the playoff race. The Javelinas, who finished as Division II runnerup...

 

Angelo outlasts ENMU men

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s men were close to keeping their recent charge going over the weekend. For the second time in three days, though, the Greyhounds fell a bit short as Angelo State used a late 14-2 run to fuel a 74-70 Lone...

 

Rams grab Saturday sweep at Moriarty

MORIARTY — It was a tough day to play basketball on Saturday. Earlier in the week, two brothers who were in the Moriarty basketball program — one a varsity member, the other a freshman — were killed in an automobile accident. The Pintos were...

 

ENMU roundup: Moinat second in 400, 800

LUBBOCK — Seniors Ivar Moinat and Mary Rotich highlighted performances on Saturday’s second day of Texas Tech’s season-opening Corky Classic. Moinat finished second in the men’s 800 with a time of 1 minute, 54.93 seconds, while Rotich...

 

Curry, Roosevelt spelling bees set for Friday

In the high-stakes world of spelling bees, Friday is Super Bowl time for eastern New Mexico as local elementary and middle school students compete for the title of county spelling champion in both Curry and Roosevelt counties. The Curry County...

 

Water authority to mull contracts

CLOVIS — The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority will consider several annual contracts and a pair of easement agreements in its regular meeting Thursday afternoon. The meeting is scheduled for 3 p.m. at the authority’s office at the Sitte...

 

Official named vice chair of board

SANTA FE — Curry County Manager Lance Pyle on Tuesday was named vice chair for the New Mexico County Insurance Authority board of directors, according to a release from New Mexico Counties. Board member duties began following the Tuesday election...

 

Man faces murder charge

CLOVIS — A Lubbock man will face a second-degree murder charge on allegations he fatally shot a Clovis man in November. Steven Hogues, 34, was indicted Friday by a Curry County grand jury for the second-degree murder charge, plus a charge of...

 

Clovis to consider retirement plan changes

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission will consider a few changes to the retirement plans for city employees at Thursday’s meeting. According to the agenda for the 5:15 p.m. meeting at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library, changes...

 

Family: Shooting being investigated as suspicious

CLOVIS — Family members of a man found shot to death Tuesday morning in Clovis say the matter is being investigated as suspicious. Clovis police said officers responded at 10:42 a.m. Tuesday to the 1100 block of North Prince Street and encountered...

 

Portales girls get win at Trinity Christian

LUBBOCK — They never trailed all night, but things nonetheless came down to the wire on Tuesday for Portales High’s girls. PHS built a 12-point lead in the third quarter, but needed two free throws each from sophomores Teagan Faust and Kylyie Pad...

 

ENMU puts 143 on LSC honor roll

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University placed 143 athletes on the Lone Star Conference’s Commissioners Honor Roll for the fall semester, according to a release from the school. The list is announced by the LSC at the conclusion of each...

 

Tuesday prep roundup: Farwell girls romp

FARWELL — The Farwell Lady Blue put four players in double figures and posted a season scoring high on Tuesday in rolling past Bovina 86-55 in a District 3-2A girls matchup. Farwell (18-7, 2-0 district) built a 27-14 lead at the quarter and...

 

Roosevelt planning block grant hearings

PORTALES — Roosevelt County is planning four hearings for public input on potential Community Block Development Grant projects. The hearings are scheduled for noon and 5:30 p.m. Jan. 31 and Feb. 13 at the commission room on the first floor of the...

 

Prep roundup: Sudan no match for Lady Blue

BY THE STAFF OF THE NEWS FARWELL — The Farwell Lady Blue held Sudan to 12 first-half points and went on to a 43-37 District 3-2A victory over the Hornettes on Friday night. Senior Karson Barnes led a balanced attack for Farwell (19-7, 3-0...

 

Billy the Kid film on Amazon Prime Video

ALBUQUERQUE — An independent film about Billy the Kid has made its way to living rooms across the world. “In Their Own Words, Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County War” has been released on Amazon Prime Video, according to a release from...

 

Closures scheduled at rail crossings

Due to new rail installations, there will be various closures at BNSF rail crossings over the next three weeks, according to a release from RoadSafe Traffic Systems. Work began on Thursday and will run through Feb. 5. Signs will indicate detour...

 

Volcano Vista tops Clovis girls

ALBUQUERQUE — After missing the previous two games, coach Jeff Reed was back on the sideline for Clovis High’s girls on Friday night, one week after undergoing an appendectomy. The long bus ride and Volcano Vista’s domination of the Lady...

 

Greyhounds pull split in Odessa

ODESSA, Texas — Senior guard Devin Pullum capped off a 26-point outing by making two free throws with one second left on Saturday, sealing Eastern New Mexico University’s wild 100-97 Lone Star Conference men’s basketball victory over...

 

Clovis girls top Caprock on road

AMARILLO — It was anything but easy, but Clovis High girls assistant coach Candace Jordan managed to even her record for the weekend while filling in for the ailing Jeff Reed. The Lady Wildcats shot a season-best 74 percent from the foul line (28-o...

 

Portales drops Shootout finale against Carlsbad

PORTALES — In basketball, things never look too good when the shots aren’t falling. The young Portales Lady Rams are still trying to figure some things out. They were unable to take advantage of a dreadful night by Carlsbad at the free throw...

 

Clovis girls swimmers take third at Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis’ swim team stormed ahead in its season this past weekend, competing at the Albuquerque Invite, with solid results. Out of 26 teams, the Clovis girls were third, the boys ninth. And the girls showing came with head coach...

 

ENMU hosting D-II champion Chaps

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico women’s basketball program has faced some tall tasks this season. So far, none of them are quite as tall as a national champion. That will change Thursday, as the Greyhounds hope to score a huge upset in the...

 

Freezing rain on the way

Eastern New Mexico can expect another short burst of wintry weather through Thursday night. The National Weather Service is forecasting snow showers and freezing rain across the region with a 70 percent chance of precipitation. Snow accumulation of... Full story

 

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