Jaden Isler in critical care unit in Amarillo hospital

Hospital staff at Baptist St. Anthony’s Hospital in Amarillo confirmed this morning that Jaden Isler is a patient in the critical care unit but they declined to release any information regarding his condition or status.

Davis recognized by Wayland Baptist

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Clovis High graduate Darren Davis, a senior at Wayland Baptist, was recently named the Pioneers’ pitcher of the year at the WBU athletic awards reception. Davis went 4-7 this season with a 4.52 earned run average. He made 16 appearances, including 15 starts, and had eight complete games and two […]

Reid ties for eighth in WAC golf tourney

CNJ staff RENO, Nev. — Clovis High grad Travis Reid was consistent this week, if nothing else. Reid, a sophomore at New Mexico State, fired his third consecutive round of even-par 72 on Wednesday. His 54-hole total of 216 gave him a tie for eighth in the Western Athletic Conference golf tournament. Reid started the […]

Greyhound assistant heading to Adams State

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Mark Murdock, former Greyhound assistant, is the new men’s basketball coach at Adam State College in Alamosa, Colo. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Greyhound assistant basketball coach Mark Murdock is going north. Following five years as the top assistant to Shawn Scanlan, Murdock has accepted the head coach position at Adams State College in […]

Former athletic director looks back on athletics

Randy Adrian was inducted into the New Mexico Activities Association Hall of Fame during March’s state basketball tournament. His biggest thrills over the past year, however, more likely include two trips to Philadelphia to watch Eagles wide receiver and Clovis native Hank Baskett play, and a vacation at the Sturgis, S.D., motorcycle rally. The former […]

Melrose AD Black honored

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers For more than a quarter century he has argued on behalf of Melrose student-athletes to be honored for their actions in and out of their participation in sports, and now, in the twilight of his career, longtime Melrose athletic director Sid Black is the one getting recognition. Black was given […]

Process continues for ENMU volleyball position

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University has received about 28 applications for its vacant volleyball coaching position, according to athletic director Mike Maguire. He said search committee headed by ENMU athletic trainer Ed Kabrick is scheduled to meet next week after classes start for the spring semester to determine who will be brought […]

ENMU’s Maguire to give up coaching role

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Mike Maguire has had an impressive run as Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball coach. Maguire, who has been the program’s coach for 20 seasons and has doubled as the school’s athletic director for the past six years, made official Thursday his intentions to give up his coaching […]

ENMU to induct eight into Hall of Honors

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico University is planning to add eight inductees to the school’s Athletic Hall of Honors during halftime ceremonies of tonight’s homecoming football game against Abilene Christian at Blackwater Draw. They include Monte Best (rodeo 1975-79), Gary Diehm (student athletic trainer 1981-85), Katheryne Hickman (women’s basketball 1997-2001), Charles Howard Gant (football and […]

CHS fills out coaching staff

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent As the new school year approaches, several coaches will get a shot at leading a Clovis High athletic squad. Shane Leatherwood has been hired to be the new Clovis girls soccer coach, replacing Larry Jones. Dan Replogle, an assistant on the girls basketball team, will take over in boys tennis […]

Clovis AD adapting to new job

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Brian Stacy said his first six months as Clovis athletic director has been about what he expected. “The (overall) athletic program is going fantastic,” he said. “Just look at the number of teams that made the state playoffs. Even though (the New Mexico Activities Association is) going back from […]

Willis, James

James Joseph “Joe” Willis, 79, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005, at his home in Carlsbad. He was born in Nara Visa in 1926. He attended Melrose High School where he played football, basketball and track. He attended the University of New Mexico on an athletic scholarship where he lettered in football and played in the […]

Clovis seeking next AD

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ sports writer Clovis’ search for a new athletic director is in full swing and Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm says it is going well. “We have about six to eight applications and we are expecting more before the deadline,” Seidenwurm said. The deadline for applications is Nov. 15. Current athletic director Dale Fullerton […]

Longtime ENMU coach dies

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Harold “Bud” Elliott, the longtime football coach at Eastern New Mexico University, died Tuesday in Lubbock. He was 73. Elliott, who retired following the 2004 season, was remembered by colleagues as a man with a great sense of humor, a greater sense of morals and an indescribable drive as a […]

Lessons underscore our kids’ games

Dale Fullerton The lessons for our students don’t end with the final bell of the day if they’re involved in co-curricular activities. In fact, the learning experiences that come from participation in drama, music, speech, athletics and the like promote lifetime values that cannot always be learned in the classroom. Responsibility, respect, fairness, caring, trustworthiness […]

Playoff tickets on sale

CNJ Staff Reserved-seat tickets for Saturday’s Clovis High School football playoff game will go on sale today. They may be purchased at the high school athletic office or at Tankersley’s, 306 Main, according to a school news release. Season ticket holders have through Wednesday to purchase their regular-season seats. After that, unclaimed reserve seats will […]

Former Lady Wildcats contributing as frosh

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Monique Walker, right, is third on the team in kills for South Carolina State while Jessica Hohn is starting for Newman University in Wichita, Kan. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) Eric Butler, CNJ correspondent Two former Clovis High volleyball players are making a seamless transition from prep ball to collegiate competition as freshman. Monique Walker is […]

As new season kicks off, glory days remembered

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George Powell, an employee with Clovis Municipal Schools, cuts grass on Thursday afternoon at Leon Williams Stadium as Clovis football players John Props, right, and Terrance Walker walk to practice. (staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Steve Graham took over a Clovis High football program in 1959 that had suffered years […]

CHS tickets to go on sale

CNJ STAFF Reserved tickets for the 2004 Clovis High football season will go on sale Monday at the CHS athletic office or at Tankersley’s, 306 Main. Reserved seasts are $35. Past ticketholders have until Aug. 18 to renew their tickets. After that, remaining tickets will be on sale only at the CHS athletic offices. Advance […]

Portales High grad dies in wreck

By Mike Linn: CNJ Staff Writer A former Portales High School and Eastern New Mexico University football player died early Sunday morning in a car accident in Las Vegas, Nev. Calvin Griffin, 19, played for Portales Rams football coach Glenn Johnson and graduated from Portales High in 2003. He had recently moved to Las Vegas […]