Lady Cats not satisfied with effort

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Clovis’ Tori Northcutt, left, and Cibola’s Holli Ward hit the floor over a loose ball during the second half of Friday’s game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Clovis defeated Cibola 64-46. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Clovis coach Miles Watters’ voice was laced with annoyance. He produced a laundry list of […]

Red-hot Cibola cooks Clovis for first district win

CNJ staff Albuquerque — The Cibola Cougars shot themselves back into the District 4-5A race. Cibola’s Roman Andrade, Jeff Apodaca and Derek Apodaca combined for 11 3-pointers and 54 points as the Cougars beat Clovis 73-55 Friday in Albuquerque. Andrade led Cibola with 21 points. “It was all their guards shooting,” Clovis coach J.D. Isler […]

Prep hoops coaches wary of new seeding process

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent The New Mexico Activities Association is moving pretty fast these days. So fast, in fact, that local basketball coaches were still fuzzy on the details even after the prep athletic governing body decided to seed the eight teams in the state tournaments for Class 3A through 5A. Slowly but surely, […]

Struggling ENMU falls at A&M Kingsville

Freedom Newspapers KINGSVILLE, Texas — Senior forward Robert Hamilton led five players in double figures and Hamilton and junior guard Quendale Allensworth compiled double-doubles Saturday as Texas A&M-Kingsville rolled past struggling Eastern New Mexico University 85-72 in a Lone Star Conference South Division men’s basketball game. Hamilton scored 21 points and led the Javelinas (13-6, […]

Doss’ 24 gives Zias road win

Freedom Newspapers KINGSVILLE, Texas — Junior forward Tia Doss scored a career-best 24 points and Eastern New Mexico University finished the game on a 14-4 run Saturday to beat Texas A&M-Kingsville 77-67 in a Lone Star Conference South Division women’s game. Guard Heather Brown added 18 points and six assists for the Zias (9-10, 3-3 […]

Hounds like depth on diamond

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Greyhound third baseman Danny Martinez tags out Brett Scherer during a Saturday scrimmage at Greyhound Field. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s Mark Wallace is glad to finally have a set position. An infielder most of his high school career at Alamogordo, Wallace has moved from […]

Clovis man convicted of two counts of first-degree murder

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Dominic Murphy, seated next to his attorney Abigail Aragon, reacts to the reading of his guilty verdict on two counts of first-degree murder and one count of tampering with evidence in the murder trial. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A Clovis man found guilty of first-degree murder Saturday exited […]

Reactions mixed at Cannon airspace expansion hearing

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Area ranchers’ dissent toward the Air Force’s proposed air-space expansion surrounding Cannon Air Force Base was countered by support from Clovis residents’ at a town hall meeting Friday evening. About 100 people attended the final of four public forums to discuss concerns or voice support about a proposal to […]

Warrant issued for shooting suspect

CNJ staff Clovis police issued an arrest warrant Thursday for a man they believe entered a woman’s house, demanded money and shot her in the foot earlier this week. Antonio Maes, 21, of Clovis, is wanted for aggravated burglary, attempted armed robbery, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and intimidation of a witness following a […]

FNNM gets new business manager

CNJ staff Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico has hired a new business manager. Kevin Cooper, 48, began work in the Clovis office on Jan. 10. A former staff sergeant in the Army, Cooper has 19 years experience in accounting and has managed small to large numbers of people throughout his career. “Kevin’s computer and organizational […]

Cops & Courts: Clovis churches recently burglarized

CNJ staff Clovis police are looking for suspects in a recent string of church burglaries. Police say three churches have been burglarized in the past month, and suspects have stolen everything from musical instruments and food to computers and televisions. Among the churches burglarized are Prince Street Baptist Church, hit twice between Jan. 8-10; Kingswood […]

Iraqi elections fraught with irony, hope

CNJ staff Today’s elections in Iraq are brimming with ironies. A celebration of democracy and freedom features curfews under which citizens are not allowed on the streets after dark, candidates fearful of appearing in public, stores and restaurants closed, concrete barriers restricting movement in major cities and heavily armed police and security forces everywhere. It […]

Letters to the Editor: Rapid, unplanned growth dangerous

Carol Singletary makes a good point in her commentary published Tuesday. Rapid, unplanned growth is not beneficial. The city of Clovis needs to join the 21st century. Growth is going to continue; new developments are going to be planned and constructed, and it is going to cost money to build underground storm-water runoff pipes just […]

Democratic protests mask intolerance

By Thomas Sowell The enraged speeches and street disorders across the country that accompanied the inauguration of President Bush may tell us more than we want to know about what is happening to this country. The media dignify these outbursts by calling them “protests” but what are they protesting? That they lost the election? Doesn’t […]

Red hot Cibola roasts Clovis

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Senior point guard Roman Andrade and the Cibola Cougars shot themselves back into the District 4-5A race. Andrade scored 25 points and Cibola hit 11 3-pointers Friday as the Cougars beat Clovis 73-55. The Cougars, ranked third in thr Albuquerque Journal Coaches’ Poll, used a dominating third quarter to put Clovis […]

Prep Scores 1/28

Friday The Associated Press GIRLS Clovis 64, Cibola 46 Albuquerque Academy 64, Goddard 51 Bernalillo 42, Cobre 30 Cimarron 69, Springer 27 Des Moines 65, Roy 43 Dexter 67, Eunice 40 Espanola Valley 51, Capital 44 Hope Christian 43, Thoreau 38 Laguna-Acoma 51, Sandia Prep 42 Los Alamos 62, Taos 32 Los Lunas 40, Las […]

1/30 Wedding, Birth, Birthday

Wedding Cable Nikki Steen and Barrett Cable, both of Lubbock, were joined in marriage Dec. 11, 2004, at first Baptist Church in Littlefield, Texas. The Rev. Darren Tidwell performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Don Steen of Lubbock and Debbie Steen of Littlefield. She is the granddaughter of Hilda Cummings and […]

Life events do not always make sense

Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist I magine the pieces of your life, the events and the happenings, intersecting like coordinates on an axis. Each line between coordinates represents some significant event, and that means significant to you not someone else. Now imagine a line connecting “know I did the right thing, without question” to “totally bizarre […]

Actor relates story of Friday night fight at Edd’s Bar

Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist This is a story a local actor named Fred told me. “It started as fun at Edd’s Bar north of Clovis. Playing pool, having a few beers, with three of my friends from the Caprock Amphitheater after a hard day of rehearsal. I was a young man then, not quite of […]

Zias rebound from blowout loss

Freedom Newspapers DENTON, Texas —Bouncing back from a 47-point loss on Monday at rival West Texas A&M, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team gutted out a 62-57 Lone Star Conference South Division victory Thursday night over Texas Woman’s. Juniors Riikka Lehtonen and Tiana Bryant led a balanced Zias attack, each scoring 12 points. […]