Grady cruises into state

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Grady senior Brittany Bailey releases a shot past Desert Academy senior Georgia Jenkins during the first quarter of their Class 1A Region B game Friday in Grady. Grady defeated Desert Academy 75-25. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer GRADY — Grady’s energy never stopped out on the court. Desert Academy found […]

Bailey, Thelma S.

Thelma S. Bailey Services: Have been held. Mrs. Thelma S. Bailey, 88, of Clovis, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, in Logan. She was born on Dec. 13, 1915, in Atoka, Okla., to W.O. and Bessie Shelton. She was a past president of the American Business Women’s Association. She was a member of Central Baptist Church […]

South All-Stars cruise to sweep

By Eric Butler ALBUQUERQUE — Maybe it was because their teams either didn’t make the postseason or didn’t fare too well once getting there, but four small school baseballers from the east side of the state got off to a bit of a slow start compared to their all-star counterparts in the New Mexico High […]

Man killed four days before armistice

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ Staff Writer In 1907, Charles Ledbetter came to Curry County when it was still a pioneer community only recently connected to the rest of the world via the new Santa Fe railroad line. A few years later he became one of the first three graduates of Clovis High School. “Charles […]

Texico pounds out 19 hits in district opener

CNJ staff SANTA ROSA — Texico staked Braden Vaughan to a five-run lead and the junior right-hander made it stand as the Wolverines opened District 7-1/2A play Tuesday with a 15-4 win over Santa Rosa. Third baseman Zach Rhoades went 4-for-5 and first baseman Bryce Bailey doubled and homered as Texico pounded out 19 hits […]

Prep baseball linescores

Tuesday Levelland JV 8, Clovis JV 3 Clovis 000 210 0 — 3 8 6 Levelland 103 220 x — 8 9 3 Luke Gray, Cade Wheeler (3), David Root (6) and Daniel Casarez; Gaonoa and Garza. W — Gaona. L — Gray. 2B — Clovis, Eric Smith 2, Scott Blakely. Levelland, Coronado, Lopez, Alexander. […]

Grady’s title bid halted by Lady Demons

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Grady sophomore Stephanie Bailey puts up a shot during Friday’s Class 1A girls state championship game against Des Moines at The Pit. Photo by Rick White By Eric Butler ALBUQUERQUE — Making their first appearance in the state finals since 1987, the Grady Lady Bronchos made repeated comeback attempts Friday night against the favored Des […]

Lady Bronchos gain state Class 1A finals

CNJ STAFF ALBUQUERQUE — Sparked by full-court pressure, Grady rallied in the final two minutes to beat Elida 40-38 Thursday in a Class 1A girls semifinal game at West Mesa High. Stephanie Bailey’s free throw with 26 seconds proved to be the game-winner as Grady (26-5) survived a six-minute scoring drought in the fourth quarter […]

Hope Christian thumps Texico in quarterfinals

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Texico junior Logan Brown looks to shoot as Hope Christian freshman Zach Spangler defends him in the third quarter of Wednesday’s Class 2A boys state quarterfinal game at Cibola High School in Albuquerque. Photo by Eric Kluth By Eric Butler ALBUQUERQUE — If the Texico boys basketball team derived any confidence from the fact that […]

State tournament scores, area prep basketball summaries

CNJ STAFF Tuesday Girls Class 1A quarterfinals Grady 51, Cliff 34 Des Moines 63, Magdalena 49 Elida 33, Tatum 24 Fort Sumner 55, Mescalero 47 Class 2A quarterfinals Hatch 33, Eunice 21 SFIS 59, Zuni 52 Cimarron 65, Navajo Prep 55 Santa Rosa 58, Hope Christian 52 Prep summaries Girls Class 1A state tournament At […]

Grady buries cold-shooting Cowgirls

By Eric Butler ALBUQUERQUE — A fairly easy victory with the next day to practice and shop. It’s not usually that good at the state basketball tournament, but the beginning of the Class 1A girls tourney for the Grady Lady Bronchos on Tuesday was everything the doctor ordered for a nice, stress-free visit. And the […]

Saturday area prep basketball summaries, state scores

CNJ STAFF Girls Class 1A Region A Championship At Grady Des Moines 45, Grady 40 Des Moines (26-1) — Emily Kennedy 4-5 2-2 11, Jodi Kibbe 4-10 3-4 11, Jamie Atwater 4-7 2-2 10, Annie Kennedy 1-7 4-6 6, Chasity Russell 0-1 3-4 3, Hanna Bray 1-1 0-0 2, Kelli Goodan 0-1 2-5 2. Totals […]

Texico-Questa: Muscle vs. quickness

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The Texico Wolverines get fired up before the start of a game at the Farwell Invitational Basketball Tournament in December 2003. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner The Texico Wolverines wouldn’t mind another crack at District 6-2A rival Clayton in this weekend’s Class 2A Region B boys tournament at Clayton. For that to happen, […]

Late Saturday prep basketball summaries

CNJ STAFF District 4-1A Girls Grady (20-3, 6-0) — Jennifer Blackburn 2 0-0 4, Taris Pond 1 1-2 3, Aerial Verble 0 1-2 1, Jessalyn Murray 1 0-0 2, Brittany Bailey 5 4-8 18, Stephanie Bailey 4 5-5 13, Heather Blackburn 7 2-3 16, Brooke Bailey 0 0-0 0. Totals 20 13-20 57. Logan — […]

Prep summaries

CNJ staff Girls District 4-1A Grady 66, House 45 House — Sara Lee 3 2-3 9, Lindsey Lee 5 8-9 19, Kimberly Lyons 0 1-2 1, Krista O’Steen 5 3-4 13, Shannon Lane 0 1-2 1, Tracy Baker 0 0-0 0, Kara Hendrickson 0 2-2 2. Totals 13 17-22 45. Grady (18-3, 5-0) — Kat […]

Lindsey, Rosetta

Rosetta Lindsey Services: Have been held. Rosetta Lou Lindsey, 82, of Portales died Friday, Jan. 2, 2004, in Las Cruces. She was born in Des Moines, N.M., on Jan. 6, 1921, to Emerson and Ollie Smith. The family lived in Arizona, Colorado, Grenville, Ranchvale and Clovis. In high school, Rosetta met her future husband, Larkin […]

Thursday area prep basketball summaries

CNJ STAFF Grady 64, Clovis Christian 21 Grady (14-3) — Jennifer Blackburn 3 9-10 16, Taris Pond 7 0-0 14, Aerial Verble 3 0-0 6, Jessalyn Murray 5 0-0 10, Brittany Bailey 3 0-0 7, Stehanie Bailey 2 0-0 4, Heather Blackburn 3 0-0 7, Brooke Bailey 0 0-4 0. Totals 26 9-14 64. Clovis […]

No winner declared in Texas election

By Michelle Seeber No winner was decided Tuesday in the Texas special senate election to replace resigning Sen. Teel Bivins, R-Amarillo. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, received the highest number of votes with 34 percent but failed to obtain the required 50-percent-plus-one to win the election outright. Seliger and contender Kirk Edwards, R-Odessa, who earned 22 percent […]

Texas area to vote on new senator today

By Michelle Seeber CNJ STAFF WRITER michelle_seeber@link.freedom.com Texas voters in Senate District 31 will cast their votes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today to determine who will replace resigning Sen. Teel Bivins, R-Amarillo, who recently was appointed by President Bush to be the new ambassador to Sweden. There are seven candidates vying for the […]

Lady Bronchos win first EPAC crown since 1987

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Fort Sumner’s Sandy Fortner grabs a rebound in front of Grady’s Aerial Verble during the first half of the EPAC girls title game Saturday in Portales. CNJ staff photo by Eric Kluth. By Kevin Wilson PORTALES — At first glance, a proper title for Grady’s EPAC girls title could be “I Love the 80s Strikes […]