ENMU spikers tabbed for 13th

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team was chosen for last place this season in the Lone Star Conference’s new 13-team, one-conference format. Voters in the preseason poll included LSC head coaches and sports information directors, plus members of the media. West Texas A&M, which went 10-0 in the South Division […]

LSC pollsters pick Zias sixth in soccer

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s women, who made the Lone Star Conference soccer tournament for the first time last season, were chosen for sixth place in the league’s preseason poll released this week. In the five-team men’s Southwest Soccer Conference, ENMU was picked for fourth place. Polls were voted on by […]

South wins again in 1A-2A volleyball

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Two words can accurately describe the South’s performance in the Class 1A-2A All-Star Series: utter domination. Although the South only breezed through one game, it won for the 21st time in the 24 years of the series on Tuesday as Tularosa’s Sabrina Herrera put away 16 kills and […]

Baskett Watch

CNJ staff Clovis’ Hank Baskett is entering his second season with the Philadelphia Eagles, who opened training camp Friday in Lehigh, Pa. PROSPECTS Coming off a strong rookie season, Baskett and fellow second-year player Jason Avant are expected to compete for the No. 3 wide receiver spot. “We like what we saw from Hank last […]

Area code switch looming

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Courtesy illustration By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer As the new area code’s implementation approaches in October, local business owners have mixed reactions to the change. Permissive dialing begins Oct. 7, allowing callers to dial either the current 505 area code or new 575 area code, giving them a year to adjust. “It will give […]

Military Feature: Emergency situations simulated

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Courtesy photo: Airman 1st Class Randi Flaugh Members of a Special Weapons and Tactics team simulate the rescue of “hostages” during an exercise. By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Military and civilian agencies faced a simulated hostage situation, mock biological, chemical and nuclear crises, and personnel with realistic-looking injuries — all in the interest of keeping […]

State to release annual school progress reports

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer School officials say the annual Adequate Yearly Progress reports, scheduled for release today, give a skewed perspective on the performance of some schools. The report is a No Child Left Behind Act yardstick used to measure students’ reading and math skills. “The idea of shooting for 100 percent of […]

Clovis High musical earns honorable mention

CNJ Staff Clovis High School received an honorable mention for its musical production of “Fiddler on the Roof” in the HSM USA Weekend Showstopper awards. There were more than 700 entries in the competition sponsored by USA Weekend magazine for the best high school musical production.

Military Digest: Drake

Army Pvt. Marcus D. Drake has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C., according to an Army and Air Force News Service press release. He is the son of Janis Bayle of Clovis. Drake is a 2007 graduate of a high school program at Clovis Community College.

Report: Pizza deliverer robbed at gunpoint

CNJ Staff A Clovis pizza delivery woman was robbed at gunpoint by two masked men around midnight Monday, according to police reports. The 28-year-old told police she was delivering an order to a home in the 3000 block of La Fonda Street when the men approached her and one pointed a black handgun at her, […]