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 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

Chief wants cell phone issue settled

By Robin Fornoff CMI PROJECTS EDITOR 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 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 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 […]

What’s happening — Aug. 30

Today Blackwater Draw Boys show — 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Vines Italian Restaurant. The show is open to all ages. Information:   Saturday Derby Girl Evolution — 7 p.m., Dirty Curry Prairie Dolls vs. Dumas Derby Moore County Misfits, Roller World, 1721 Wallace St. Information: 763-3435. Biggest Catfish Challenge — 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Oasis State […]

amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes.   jesus the same boss i ran across carrie chameleon the other day she was busy transforming herself to look like green grass then […]

Clerks seek direction on gay unions

By Kevin Baird CNJ staff writer Curry County Clerk Rose Riley said she will do what the state tells her to do about issuing same-sex marriage licenses. That doesn’t mean she necessarily will agree with the decision. Riley was one of 31 county clerks across the state who agreed Wednesday to take legal steps […]

DJ hopes night club event at civic center catches on

 By Emily Crowe CNJ STAFF WRITER The Clovis Civic Center will transform into a Las Vegas-style night club dubbed Club Dynamixx on Sept. 6. Conceived by DJ Dynamixx, otherwise known as Donovan Santos, the club event will cater to those in the area who enjoy a club atmosphere but don’t want to travel to […]

Attorney critical of investigation into police officer’s driving

By Robin Fornoff CMI PROJECTS EDITOR Officer Adrianna Munoz-Woods said she may have forced a Clovis man off the road two weeks ago and has accepted “responsibility for her part in the incident,” according to the investigator in charge of a Clovis police internal review. The disclosure is part of a four-page letter sent […]