Rockets hand Cats 34-14 loss

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Clovis senior running back Juan San Juan carried the ball 21 times for 104 yards and caught an 18-yard touchdown pass in Saturday’s season opener at the Wool Bowl in Roswell, but the Wildcats absorbed a 34-14 loss from the Rockets.

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com ROSWELL — The Clovis Wildcats and Goddard Rockets got off to one of the latest starts in New Mexico’s prep football season with a 7 p.m. Saturday kickoff. The Wildcats started even later, probably too late for their own good. Goddard dodged an early bullet when the Wildcats failed […]

Cats bow in fifth-place match

Staff report LOS ALAMOS — Santa Fe Prep got the go-ahead goal about midway through the second half on Saturday and the Blue Griffins turned back Clovis High 4-2 in the fifth-place match of the Los Alamos Invite boys soccer tournament. Senior midfielder Ben Perrillo scored on a penalty kick in the 59th minute to […]

Lady Cats rally past Bosque

Staff report TAOS — Clovis High girls soccer team overcame an early two-goal deficit to edge Bosque 3-2 on Saturday night and finish second in four-team Pool B of the Taos Invitational girls soccer tournament. Senior Angel Lefevre got the deciding goal early in the second half, punching in a shot on a deflection off […]

Saturday area prep volleyball summaries — Aug. 30

Logan tournament Championship semifinals Melrose 3, Springer 0 Melrose    25    25    25 Springer    8    11    19 Melrose individual statistics Kills — Caley Barnard 9, Reagan Carthel 6, Ember Woods 4. Blocks — Barnard 3, Sadie Rush 2. Digs — Barnard 8, Carthel 6, Amber Gordon 6. Aces — Taylor Bostwick 3, Cailey Payne 3, Carthel […]

Summer, where did you go?

By Karl Terry Local columnist Labor Day is upon us and another summer is fading. I’m not too sure how the season got away from me. Seems only yesterday that thoughts of a relaxing summer were going through my head. Instead it’s almost over and all I can think of is a relaxing holiday weekend […]

Fall perfect time to ‘nail it’

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style Now that the season is changing so are our clothes. Some of us are changing our hair, cycling in warmer clothing and shoes. The topic for this week is your manicure and how you’re wearing it this season. Let’s talk about color choices first. I’ve noticed that the town majority […]

Precision in language matters

By Clyde Davis Local columnist Recently, viewing “The Giver” with our granddaughter, on whose summer reading list the novel which gave birth to the movie had been listed, I was given insight into, or renewed insight into, certain small truths of life. Since reading the book was a prerequisite for Mikayla viewing the film, she […]

Senior calendar — Aug. 31

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Labor Day-Center Closed Tuesday: Quilting, 8 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; 8-ball pool,1 p.m.-5 p.m.; Musical, 6 p.m. Wednesday: 8-ball pool, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sew days, 10 a.m.; . Crafts, 1 p.m. Thursday: Line dance trip, Exercise equipment, […]

New show covers animal care

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on teaching children about caring for animals, making a regal rainbow ruffle cake, and using a curved tool to make a table runner will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. All times are Mountain. Matthew Festa is with Guardians of Rescue in […]

On the shelves — Aug. 31

The following books are available for checkout: Clovis-Carver Public Library Wish You Happy Forever: What China’s Orphans Taught Me About Moving Mountains by Jenny Bowen relates the inspiring story of triumph in the face of struggle as two empty nesters overcame enormous challenges to become the only Westerners working with the Chinese government to transform […]

School menus — Aug. 31

Clovis elementary Monday: Labor Day, No School Tuesday: Breakfast, Banana bread. Lunch, Sloppy Joe on a bun, tater tots, green peas, grape tomatoes with ranch dressing, culled peaches. Wednesday: Breakfast, Yogurt & graham cracker. Lunch, Bean & cheese burro, salsa, Spans rice, ;lettuce & tomato, orange halves. Thursday: Breakfast, Banana bread. Lunch, Corn dog, baked […]

Border, customs not as nimble as need to be

The U.S.-Mexico border is about 1,933 miles long and, to patrol that border, more than 18,000 agents are assigned to nine sectors. When an immigration hot spot breaks out, as it has in South Texas, the agency’s response is as sluggish as the muddy Rio Grande that defines a long stretch of the border. The […]

Reading gives me such a rush

By Wendel Sloan Local columnist When I occasionally turn off the TV and computer and open a book, a strange jolt surges through my brain. Granted, there are no opera-singing cats, graphics comparing Hillary to Hitler, or a bachelor making out with 25 women on 25 first dates, but the endorphin rush makes electronic entertainment […]

State needs some free enterprise

By Tome McDonald State columnist Blue collar, white collar, it doesn’t matter. They’re both collars. I’m referring, of course, to the workplace, where so many of us are little more than dogs on a leash, going only as far as our masters will let us, digging holes in the yard to bury the bones they […]

Goddard leads Cats at halftime

Staff report ROSWELL — Roswell Goddard quarterback Cameron Neff ran for one touchdown and threw for another to help stake the Rockets to a 14-0 halftime lead over Clovis High in Saturday’s season opener for both teams at the Wool Bowl. Neff broke off an 88-yard touchdown run with just over four minutes gone to […]

Cats fall to Santa Fe Prep in fifth-place match

Staff report LOS ALAMOS — Santa Fe Prep got the go-ahead goal about midway through the second half on Saturday and the Blue Griffins turned back Clovis High 4-2 in the fifth-place match of the Los Alamos Invite boys soccer tournament. Senior midfielder Ben Perrillo scored on a penalty kick in the 59th minute to […]

Accounts conflict in tasing of Clovis woman

By Robin Fornoff Projects Editor rfornoff@cnjonline.com By all law enforcement accounts, 24-year-old Petra Youngquist appeared to be drunk or high when she was stopped by Clovis police for jaywalking just before midnight July 13. The arresting officer said Youngquist repeatedly swore at him. He said she tried walking away while he was writing a ticket, […]

Music festival going country

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Staff report The Clovis Music Festival is going country this year, with appearances by Phil Vasser, the Kentucky HeadHunters and the Highway Men Live tribute band. The 27th annual festival also includes tours of the Norman & Vi Petty Rock & Roll Museum and Norman Petty Studios and the 17th annual Desert Cruzers Run to […]

Water checkup: Mayor talks conservation plan

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Clovis Mayor David Lansford is leading the New Mexico Ogallala Preservation & Conservation Initiative. His plan is to use federal grant money to pay area farmers to stop irrigating and switch to dryland farming. An estimated 90 to 93 percent of water pulled from the Ogallala Aquifer — the only source of drinking water in […]

Lila Lee Wilkinson: Shining star

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By David Stevens Editor Times change. Who alive in 1948 could have imagined that we’d have mini computers in our pockets today? Or that we’d pay 100 bucks to enter taxpayer-funded professional sports stadiums with fake grass? Or that Colorado and Washington state would legalize recreational marijuana? Eight decades ago, phonograph records and Scrabble were […]