Clovis swimmers head into final day

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis swim team got what it wanted in the Friday preliminary round at the state meet. Namely, that goal was to have a majority of its entrants still swimming on the final day. Thanks to some solid performances in the pool, only one relay team (the 400-yard […]

Hospital administrator resigns

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PRMC serves more than 110,000 people living within a 100-mile radius of the city of Clovis, according to its Web site. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Plains Regional Medical Center officials on Friday announced that Administrator Brian Bentley has resigned. No reason for the resignation was given and officials would […]

Web allows parents to track students

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The Clovis High School Web site informs students of activities, upcoming events and teacher profiles. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers It used to be that parents would have to wait for a report card to find out how their children were doing in school. Not anymore, not with the Internet at […]

Hostage standoff ends in arrest

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis man was arrested early Friday morning for holding his 19-year-old girlfriend captive and assaulting her and a dog, according to Clovis Police Lt. James Schoeffel. The arrest followed a three-hour-long hostage negotiation at victim’s residence at 1113 Prince St. The standoff ended about 4 a.m. Police say […]

Portales pulls into tie for first

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Portales junior Chance Sherburne hits a layup as Ruidoso’s Ted LaCoe goes for a block during Friday’s game at Portales High School. (Freedom Newspapers: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers After the Portales Rams thumped Ruidoso, forcing a three way tie for first in Division 4-3A, Warriors coach Billy Page said it certainly did […]

Clovis man faces child molestation charges

CNJ staff A Clovis man facing child molestation charges is being held in a Pinellas County, Fla., jail after being arrested during a traffic stop. Roy Johnston, 54, was arrested Tuesday in Largo, Fla., which is a suburb of Tampa, according to Sgt. Jim Bordner of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. Clovis police alleged on […]

Friday prep hoops roundup

Freedom Newspapers Staying sharp Having already locked up the top seed in the district, the Fort Sumner boys played Morton at Bovina to stay sharp for the district tournament. The Foxes scored 43 points in the second half and beat Morton 66-47 for their 15th win in a row. Fort Sumner guard Jeremy Gauna lead […]

Clovis woman convicted of crack possession

CNJ staff A Clovis woman was sentenced Thursday to eight years in prison for possessing crack and failing to appear at her trial, according to a release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Police pulled over Brenda Green, 43, in her vehicle to serve her with a warrant on March 13, 2004, and officials […]

Hobbs edges Wildcats in overtime

CNJ staff HOBBS — Senior Austin Turner scored 33 points and hit six counsecutive free throws in the final minute of overtime, lifting Hobbs past Clovis High 96-94 in the District 4-5A and regular-season finale for both teams Friday night. Despite the loss, the Wildcats (16-8, 3-1 district) were already assured of the regular-season title. […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Hounds sweep East Central to improve to 10-1

CNJ staff Senior right-hander Kelly Crain pitched no-hit ball for 5 1/3 innings and finished with a two-hitter on Friday as Eastern New Mexico University beat East Central 10-1 in the first game of a Lone Star Conference crossover baseball doubleheader at Greyhound Field. The Greyhounds rallied for six runs in the bottom of the […]