Lady Cats 2nd, Wildcats 6th in Invite

CMI staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Clovis senior Rebekah Gallop heads down the final stretch towards a fifth-place finish, tops among the Lady Wildcats.

By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Clovis High’s girls were a strong second in Friday’s season-opening Clovis Invitational cross country meet at Ned Houk Park. The boys, meantime, had a tougher go of it. Senior Rebekah Gallop’s fifth-place showing led the Lady Wildcats to the runnerup spot in girls competition with 56 points, behind […]

Wildcats win opener in Los Alamos tourney

CMI staff LOS ALAMOS — Once again, Clovis High did all its scoring first. This time, though, the Wildcats were able to hang on at the end. Darian Whiting and Ever Dominguez scored about two minutes apart in the second half to break a scoreless tie, and the Cats held on for a 2-1 win […]

Prep football scoreboard

New Mexico Cherry Creek, Colo. 42, Clovis 6 Dexter 7, Texico 0 Fort Sumner 55, Cloudcroft 14 Melrose 72, Alamo Navajo 0 Portales 14, Robertson 6 Hondo 60, Dora 26 Texas Farwell 29, Dimmitt 28 Shallowater 61, Muleshoe 14

Cannon hosts Congressman Lujan

27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs U.S. Congressman Ben Lujan, from New Mexico, met with 27th Special Operations Wing leadership Aug. 23 at Cannon Air Force Base. During his visit to the base, Lujan met with and received a mission brief from Col. Tony Bauernfeind, 27 SOW commander, and observed various ongoing construction projects from […]

Celebrating women's equality

By Tech. Sgt. Asia Tucker 27th Special Operations Medical Support Squadron Aug. 26 is Women’s Equality Day. What does this mean? It means that this is the day that we celebrate National Women’s Suffrage. What does that mean? It means Aug. 26 is the anniversary of women gaining the right to vote, particularly in political […]

Cannon hosts mini-triathlon

By Senior Airman Whitney Tucker 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs More than 60 members of the 27th Special Operations Wing and local community crowded onto the deck of the DZ Pool for the first of three grueling legs of competition Aug. 24 at Cannon Air Force Base. With sweat and dust on their faces […]

27 SOAMXS booster club volunteers at Hillcrest Park Zoo

By Senior Airman Ericka Engblom 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Hammers pounded, boards creaked and sweat dripped as members of the 27th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Booster Club performed upkeep Aug. 16 at the Hillcrest Park Zoo in Clovis. Since July, when the 27 SOAMXS became responsible for the effort, volunteers from the […]

Space Academy for Cannon youth

By 2nd Lt. Angelica Powell 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs More than 150 Cannon Air Force Base youth and volunteers participated in the New Mexico Space Academy hosted here Aug. 11-12 by the New Mexico Museum of Space History. The event provided the dependents of servicemen and women the opportunity to diversify their interests […]

Chief wants cell phone issue settled

By Robin Fornoff CMI PROJECTS EDITOR rfornoff@cnjonline.com Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders on Thursday promised to deliver the phone records of an officer accused of running a Clovis man off the road near Sandia Elementary School earlier this month. Sanders said in a lengthy interview that investigators initially downloaded data from Officer Adrianna Munoz-Woods’ cell […]

Cats set to test Cherry Creek

CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Clovis coach Eric Roanhaus calls a play for the offense during Wildcat football practice Thursday afternoon.

By Kevin Wilson CNJ staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com Late in the scheduling process, the Clovis Wildcats were opening their season with a rematch they didn’t want and the Cherry Creek, Colo., Bruins were opening theirs with nobody. They’re much happier facing each other Friday night. The schools meet each other for the first time in a […]

Clovis UPS employee accused of theft

CNJ Staff A United Parcel Service employee is in the Curry County jail, accused of stealing cell phones and prescription narcotics from packages he handled at work, according to a press release from Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Waller said Albert Garcia, 26, of Clovis, was tracked down through a Craigslist posting advertising one of […]

Police blotter — Aug. 30

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for:   Wednesday Caller reported: • 12:02 a.m.: Shoplifting report, 1500 block of East Mabry Drive. • 12:31 a.m.: Situation check, 1100 block of Sycamore Street. • 1:13 a.m.: Situation check, 800 block of Mitchell Street. • 3:52 a.m.: Disturbing the peace, 1100 block of […]

Policies at root of shelter problems

Because the Clovis animal shelter has only 30 dog kennels, there are too many pets being euthanized. The city website reads in part, “It is the mission of Clovis city government to provide quality municipal services in the best, most effective and most economical manner; to operate in a spirit of cooperation and collaboration with […]

CHS cross country teams ready to go

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Clovis seniors, from left, Maximo Santarosa, Danny Borwick, Rebekah Gallop, Dulce Velasquez and Angel Gonzale, run laps on Thursday at Leon Williams Stadium in preparation for today’s season-opening Clovis Invitational at Ned Houk Park. The varsity boys race is scheduled for 3 p.m., followed by the varsity girls and the two junior varsity races.

By Dave Wagner CNJ sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Clovis High’s girls are anticipating an interesting, and successful, cross country season. The Lady Wildcats, two-time defending District 4-5A champions, return everybody except Brittany Collins, seventh in last year’s Class 5A state meet. Sixth-year coach Mike Hankins said this year’s squad can go perhaps 10 deep, but noted […]

Manziel saga shows lunacy of NCAA rules

It’s OK for public institutions to profit from elite athletes, but it’s not OK for the athletes to be compensated proportionately. If nothing else, Texas A&M Quarterback Johnny Manziel can be credited for inadvertently bringing this injustice to a public spotlight. Manziel was the subject of a National Collegiate Athletic Association investigation into whether he […]

Thursday area football, volleyball — Aug. 29

FOOTBALL At Amarillo Panhandle 53, Bovina 12 Bovina     12    0    0    0    —    12 Panhandle    21    13    13    6    —    53 Scoring summary First quarter P—Seth Wood 34-yard pass from Tyler Hall (Logan Lamberson kick) B—Joseph Casas 61-yard run (kick failed) P—Hall 4 run (kick failed) B—Alejandro Guevara 28 run (run failed) Second quarter […]

Disassociation not always disrespect

Many conflicts in society could be eliminated simply by respecting everyone’s right of association — the right to not have anyone imposed upon you. It is about the most fundamental human right there is, and one of the most often violated. Discrimination isn’t automatically a bad thing. I assume you discriminate among the things you […]

Bible gives best version of self-help

I read that Americans spend $11 billion a year on self-help books. Just take a walk through any bookstore or glace at the article topics on the front of national magazines. Material on self-worth and life direction are the topics that sell. People want to feel better about their well-being and purpose in life, and […]

Religion calendar — Aug. 30

Advent Christian Church Sunday School — 10 a.m. Sunday worship — 11 a.m. Wednesday Prayer meeting — 6 p.m. Address: 2101 East 21st St. Information: 762-0422 Agape Love Ministries Sunday Worship — 11 a.m. Tuesday Prayer — 7 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study — 7 p.m. Thursday Hour of Prayer — 7 p.m. second and fourth […]

Meetings watch: CMS Board of Education — Aug. 30

Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education met Thursday at the CMS central office board room. During the meeting, the board: • Approved a resolution asking the New Mexico Public Education Department to postpone the adoption of a new teacher and school leader evaluation system for at least one […]