Lady Cats rout Hobbs

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Clovis seniors Lakeyia Wilkins, left, and Sydney Romero try to block a Hobbs attack during the first set of Tuesday’s District 4-5A volleyball match at The Rock. Clovis cruised to a 25-18, 25-13, 25-12 win over the Lady Eagles.

By Dave Wagner CNJ sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com It looks as though the Clovis High volleyball team is about to cruise right into the Class 5A state tournament. After a series of tough matches in the middle of the season, the Lady Wildcats have run roughshod through District 4-5A and all but locked up the regular-season […]

Area prep volleyball summaries — Oct. 29

District 3-1A Logan 3, Melrose 0 Melrose    15    22    20 Logan    25    25    25 Melrose individual statistics Kills — Taylor Bostwick 4, three tied with 3. Blocks — Addison Dial 2, Reagan Carthel 1. Digs — Dial 10, Bostwick 9, Ember Woods 6, Carthel 5. Aces — three tied with 1. Assists — Cailey Payne […]

Texico’s Hollis places fifth

CNJ staff LEVELLAND, Texas — Texico High grad Colton Hollis placed fifth for host South Plains College on Saturday in the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Region V cross country meet. Hollis ran a time of 25 minutes, 46.39 seconds over eight kilometers as the Lobos finished second with 31 points, trailing El Paso Community […]

Ute project detractor says he’s defending taxpayers

By Robin Fornoff CMI Projects Editor A new voice with a controversial past has emerged as a leader in the debate over the Ute Water Project. Greg Neal is a developer and consultant now pushing hard to force a new study of Ute lake reservoir and questioning how the project has been handled by the […]

Wildcats march to another title

Drum major Robyn Howe strikes a pose while the
band performs at Saturday’s Zia Fiesta. The band earned overall grand champion for the eighth time since 1978.

By Emily Crowe CNJ STAFF WRITER ecrowe@cnjonline.com The Clovis High School marching band took top honors at the Zia Marching Band Fiesta over the weekend, marking the band’s eighth win as overall grand champion in 34 years of the competition. More than 30 high school bands took part in the competition held Saturday at the […]

Police blotter — Oct. 30

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Monday • 12:00 a.m.: Disturbing the peace, 2000 block of Gladstone Street. • 12:12 a.m.: Situation check, 2000 block of West 21st Street. • 12:23 a.m.: Premise check, 2000 block of Fred Daugherty Drive. • 3:15 a.m.: Premise check, 2000 block of East 21st […]

What’s happening — Oct. 30

Today Read with a dog — 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Clovis-Carver Library, 5 certified therapy dog teams for the kids and families to read with. Information: 769-7840. Toddler Time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Library. Information: 769-7840. Thursday Preschool Story Hour – 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Library, Craft Room. Information: 769-7840 High Plains Patriots meeting — 7 p.m., […]

Accelerated drawdown required

Keeping the military as combat ready as possible, during this period of budget chaos, will require an accelerated force drawdown starting in 2014, the Defense Department’s chief financial officer said. That will mean more tumult for personnel because a steeper drawdown likely will require some involuntary separations of military careerists and reductions-in-force orders, RIFs, for […]

Tucson’s loss is El Paso’s gain

The Major League Baseball season will conclude this week, which can only mean it’s time to figure out what ballparks I’m visiting in 2014. A friend of mind who lives in Texas was interviewing for a job in Detroit. She gets the job, I visit her and catch a Rangers-Tigers series. She doesn’t get the […]

Children have nothing to fear from yoga mats

The American Yoga Association reports the word yoga means “to join or yoke together” in an effort to bring body and mind into harmony. “In ancient times, the desire for greater personal freedom, health and long life, and heightened self-understanding gave birth to this system of physical and mental exercise which has since spread throughout […]