Former Dora coach charged with sexual contact with student

Freedom New Mexico A former Dora Consolidated School coach has been charged with having sexual contact with a student athlete, according to the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office. Amber Shaw, 28, is charged with criminal sexual penetration and criminal sexual contact with a minor, both fourth-degree felonies. Chief Deputy Malin Parker said several years ago, while […]

Danger, risk part of every sport

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist At what point does the line in the sand get drawn, when the topic is professional athletes? Who decides, and more to the point, who owns the athlete? In what sense is she no longer the captain of her own ship? These type of questions ought to arise in the […]

Armstrong’s struggle inspiring

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist Athlete’s struggle “Those hoping for Armstrong to sustain his bid for an eighth and most improbable Tour triumph know that a critical juncture is now upon the 37-year-old. Rain notwithstanding, this race has been brutal, even for a man with so many thousands of miles in his legs and the […]

Fan loyalty gone with athlete nicknames

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist What’s in a name? More accurately, what’s in a nickname ? Let us be honest; “A-Rod” is not a nickname. It is simply a condensed version of two names, given by his parents to a stellar ball player. If there are athletes currently playing who sport the colorful nicknames of […]

Air Force names Athlete of the Year

USAF photo Former Air Force track and field standout 2nd Lt. Dana Pounds has been named the 2008 Female Athlete of the Year. A member of the World Class Athlete Program, she currently is ranked second in the nation and 34th in the world in the javelin. Air Force News Service SAN ANTONIO — Former […]

Olympic athlete has local connection

  Freedom New Mexico Here’s another reason to watch the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, which officially start tonight with the opening ceremonies. Former Tucumcari resident Amber Campbell will compete for the U.S. in the women’s hammer throw. Her qualifying round is Aug. 18. Finals for the women’s hammer throw are on Aug. 20. Campbell’s […]

Tucumcari product headed to Olympics

A former Tucumcari athlete has qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

Always a competitor

David Lansford is stepping down as Clovis’ mayor after 12 years. We’ve been asking family and friends to share stories about him. Here’s what his brother Mark had to say: “My earliest memories of David are that he has always been a fierce competitor. It did not matter what the situation was, he wanted to […]

March 25, 1978

Nick Gallegos was named legionnaire of the week by American Legion Post No. 25. … Clovis News-Journal Sports Editor Gary Mitchell was writing a column called The Armchair Athlete. … Steve Johnston, Grayson Wicker and Brad Phillips were among winners at the Pinewood Derby competition at Sandia Elementary. … The Wonderful World of Toys, 1503 […]

Ex-CHS standout switches committment to Oregon

CNJ staff SANTA ANA, Calif. — Former Clovis High School standout Rishard Matthews has verbally committed to play football at the University of Oregon after making an official trip last weekend, according to Rivals.com. Matthews, who transferred to Saddleback High School in Santa Ana, Calif., one game into Clovis’ season, gave a verbal commitment to […]

Former Vixen carries success to college level

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Fort Sumner grad Sandy Fortner is having a productive season in her first year at UNM. (Courtesy photo) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer The way Sandy Fortner competes, it’s easy to forget she’s only a freshman. Fortner, a Fort Sumner grad in her first year at the University of New Mexico, is best on […]

College athletes come home, discuss education, football with Yucca students

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Texas Tech safety Joey Garcia jokes with a Yucca Junior High student Monday during a visit to the school with fellow former Clovis High standout Hank Baskett, now a wide receiver for the New Mexico Lobos. (CNJ staff photo: Mike Linn) By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Three-sport Yucca Junior High athlete Jason Roberts listened […]