Friday’s prep football scores

Staff and wire reports Prep Area Mayfield 35, Clovis 0 Melrose 54, Hondo 6 Farwell 27, Plains 13 Morton 34, Bovina 6 Muleshoe 24, Friona 0 Fort Sumner 46, Hagerman 6 State Clayton 19, Questa 6 Deming 33, Fabens, Texas 13 El Paso Bel Air, Texas 13, Alamogordo 7 Hatch Valley 54, Albuquerque Academy 21 […]

Slow start dooms Clovis Christian

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Clovis Christian High’s Andrew Hertel tries break the tackle of the New Mexico School for the Deaf’s Curtis Kelley in the third quarter of Thursday’s game at Jim Hill Field. (CNJ photo by Mile Linn) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent They stood patiently through the player introductions of both teams. Then it was a pregame […]

Area football preview: High Expectations

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Texico running back Johnny Serrano rushed for more than 1,800 yards last year. (CNJ file photo) By Dave Wagner Dexter McDaniel has moved over one spot on the Fort Sumner sidelines this season, and he knows he has some big shoes to fill. Still, the longtime Foxes assistant said things have gone reasonably well as […]

Clovis Invite features deep field

CNJ staff Clovis coach Darrel Ray said the Lady Wildcats’ string of three-straight championship games in the Clovis Invitational volleyball tournament is in serious jeopardy this weekend. The tournament, which features three defending state champions in Rio Rancho, Portales and St. Pius, starts today with pool play. Class 1A runnerup Fort Sumner is also in […]

Texico routs Hobbs JV

CNJ staff TEXICO — Chris Phillips rushed for 136 yards and three touchdowns as defending Class 1A state champion opened its season Thursday by whipping the Hobbs junior varsity 62-0. Justin Garrison and Braden Vaughan added two touchdowns each for the Wolverines, who exploded for 29 points in the second quarter en route to a […]

Rams hit road for opener

By Dave Wagner PORTALES — West Las Vegas hasn’t beaten Portales High on the field in the short history of their series. But third-year Dons coach James Esquibel thinks his squad is getting close. The teams meet in Saturday’s 1:30 p.m. opener in Las Vegas. Portales won last year’s contest 19-7 at Greyhound Stadium, but […]

Hounds draw stiff test in opener

By dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Portales — Clint Conque feels good about his Central Arkansas football team as it gets ready for the 2004 campaign, but says he’s not much different than most football coaches. “Every coach in America is optimistic at this point in the season,” said Conque, whose Bears face Eastern New Mexico […]

How Sweet it is

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Clovis junior running back Tanner Fickling can’t corral a pass in front of defender Elliot Hita during practice Wednesday at the high school. (CNJ photo by Eric Kluth) By Rick White: CNJ sports editor He comes from a long line of Clovis Wildcats. His brother Kane was an all-state Wildcat linebacker in the mid-90s and […]

Freedom Newspapers

The presidential campaign is stalled debating the inflammatory merits and demerits of the candidates’ Vietnam War service — even as America has an actual war being conducted by an actual president, George W. Bush, whose leadership the country has viewed for nearly four years. And there’s an actual challenger, Sen. John Kerry, who has a […]

Would you like to see my surgical scars?

Helena Rodriguez This month I celebrate the second anniversary of a major surgery I had in 2002. Before you think I’m off the wall — regular readers already know this — I don’t normally observe the anniversaries of my surgeries. I just happened to stumble across this date when I started journaling again. Historically, all […]

We were cooking, and near beer

Grant McGee My friend Lizzie was reading the newspaper. “I want to know where they’re stealing it from,” she said out loud. “What,”I asked. “Stealing what?” “Beer, she said. “Here in the police report section I see reports of stolen beer. I want to know where they’re stealing it from because you can’t find any […]

Clovis youth rally with ‘Blaze the Nation’

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Coordinators of the “Blaze the Nation” Youth Rally hope the Clovis-Carver Library parking lot in downtown Clovis will be crowded with people from 6 p.m. until 11p.m. Saturday night. Rene and Monica Herrara of Artesia founded “Blaze the Nations” youth ministry and have planned rallies in other cities similar […]

As new season kicks off, glory days remembered

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George Powell, an employee with Clovis Municipal Schools, cuts grass on Thursday afternoon at Leon Williams Stadium as Clovis football players John Props, right, and Terrance Walker walk to practice. (staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Steve Graham took over a Clovis High football program in 1959 that had suffered years […]

Farmers see cotton study come to life on field day

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Randy Boman, an agronomist from Lubbock, checks the boll load in James Brown’s field north of Progress on Thursday during the cotton field day. (staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer PROGRESS, Texas — The farmers and researchers who gathered north of Progress early Thursday morning know there is much more to […]

Police blotter: 8-27-2004

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police were dispatched to the labor and delivery ward of a local hospital about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday in reference to a possible battery victim. The pregnant woman said she had been in a scuffle with her boyfriend Monday afternoon and came to […]

Public record: 8-27-2004

Compiled from court records from Aug. 19 through Aug. 25 Marriage Licenses Jimmie Leroy Looney Jr., 34, and Dacia Dawn Ford, 28, both of Clovis. William Ramsey Lee, 24, and Johanna Dawn Rowley, 24, both of Clovis. Richard Giacomo Poe, 20, and Dana Louise Dunnahoe, 18, both of Clovis. Willie Joe Davis, 19, of Abilene, […]

Clovis resident wants city filled with music, again

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Jason Kidd, left, who produces mostly hip-hop and R & B music, has helped new recording artists “Shotime,” center and “K.P.” right, record under the Lost Sol Records label. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Jason Kidd said he fell in love with music as a child living in England. Kidd, […]

Lady Cats need season of seasoning

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Goddard sophomore Christine Young, left, and Clovis’ Amanda Davis battle for the ball during the first half of Saturday’s match at the AYSO Soccer Complex. CNJ photo by Rick White By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent With his team coming off a three-win season and still painfully young, Clovis girls soccer coach Larry Jones said one […]

Muleshoe man’s attorney argues passion, accidents

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Larry Kitchens, left, is escorted by Bailey County Sheriff Richard Willis as the two return from lunch recess Wednesday during Kitchens’ murder trial. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor MULESHOE — The defense attorney for a Muleshoe man charged with killing three people told a jury Wednesday his client accidentally shot […]

Educator: New tests rejuvenate the state

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Local and state school officials admit the state-mandated testing system has had its fair share of critics, among them superintendents, teachers and parents. But school officials believe the number of people who attack the state’s measurement of knowledge will diminish in the upcoming year with a set of standards-based […]