McDonald, A.D.

McDonald, A.D. Services: Have been held. A. D. McDonald, 93, of Texico, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born July 14, 1910, to Robert and Effie Mae Cambell McDonald in Santa Anna, Texas. He was a retired school superintendent. He married Gladys Singleterry on Dec. 15, 1935, in Clovis. […]

Clovis’ Isler has won at every stop

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Clovis coach J.D. Isler planned to be a dentist before turning to coaching. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Rick White J.D. Isler never gave much thought to being a coach when his playing career ended. Even though basketball was his life growing up near Grady, Isler had his sights on becoming a dentist after […]

ACL spells trouble for prep athletes

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Clovis junior Roxanne Luera (20) sits at the end of the bench during a timeout in Friday’s game against Lovington. Luera likely tore her ACL two weeks ago in a game at Roswell Goddard. CNJ photo by Rick White. Kevin Wilson It was a play like any other for Megan Kabrick. The Portales High School […]

CHS grad loved beating Hobbs — even as an assistant coach

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Sandia boys basketball coach Steve Davis (left) visits with his former high school basketball coach Jimmy Joe Robinson during Clovis’ holiday tournament in December. Davis starred for the Wildcats in the 1970s. Photo by Eric Kluth By Eric Butler No, it wasn’t the night he scored 37 points in a loss against Ralph Tasker’s legendary […]

St. Mike’s hoping for third consecutive title in Class 3A basketball

By Dave Wagner The St. Michael’s Horsemen may have been 2-8 before this week’s Milk Cow Classic at Rock Staubus Gym, but don’t count them out just yet in their bid for a third consecutive Class 3A state boys basketball title. The Santa Fe-based school was busy earlier this month adding some football hardware to […]

ENMU basketball capsule

CNJ STAFF Men Eastern New Mexico (4-3) vs. Incarnate Word (6-1) When: 6:30 p.m. (MST) Saturday Where: O’Connor High School, San Antonio Radio: none Notes: Saturday’s game will be played off-campus because of midyear graduation ceremonies scheduled for UIW’s McDermott Center. … The teams met on Nov. 18 in Portales, with ENMU posting a 76-62 […]

Sports an avenue to college education

Ramblin’ Rick It’s a shame Tig Bunton won’t be playing basketball for the Clovis Wildcats. Not for the Wildcats, but for Bunton. The Wildcats will survive the loss of the talented but inconsistent Bunton, a 6-foot-6 junior who was rated the second-best player in New Mexico by a Sporting News publication. Justin Pinckney, Dominique Easterlin […]

Student Profiles 11/13

Justin Pinckney, 17, is the son of Ronita and Greg Pinckney and a senior at Clovis High School. What did you think about on 9/11: For a while I just couldn’t believe it. I didn’t want to believe it. I couldn’t imagine walking to school or work and seeing the two towers in flames or […]

CHS basketball practice begins today

By Dave Wagner Basketball practice begins today at Clovis High School and other schools around New Mexico. CHS boys coach J.D. Isler and girls coach Miles Watters, both beginning their third seasons at the helm, will have less-than-full squads to work with for now with players still involved in football and volleyball. But both are […]

ENMU’s Pinckney adapts

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Eastern New Mexico University junior Irshaun Pinckney, once talking about a career in engineering, decided to change his major to business and continue to play basketball for the Greyhounds. CNJ photo illustration by Eric Kluth By Rick White PORTALES — Making adjustments is part of life and basketball. On the court, former Clovis High standout […]

Hounds, Zias get down to work

By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Garland Coleman isn’t satisfied with Eastern New Mexico University’s spot — third — in the Lone Star Conference South Division men’s preseason basketball poll. After all, the Greyhounds won the division championship a year ago. Still, the 6-foot-3 senior guard-forward from Flossmoor, Ill., near Chicago, plans to make use of […]

Athletes face tough choices

By Rick White One season flows into another. Football starts before Labor Day. By Thanksgiving, basketball practice is three weeks old. Baseball and track begin before Valentine’s Day. It’s a steady diet of practices and games for nearly 10 months that takes its toll on mind and body. For most high school athletes, playing three […]

Shallenberger, Boatman among ENMU Hall of Honors inductees

By Dave Wagner Two Clovis prep coaches expressed surprise and gratitude for their induction with nine others on Saturday into Eastern New Mexico University’s Athletics Hall of Honors. Ceil Boatman, the volleyball coach at Clovis Christian School for the last nine seasons, and Shane Shallenberger, Clovis High’s baseball coach, were recognized with the others during […]

Local coaches among 11 ENMU inductees

CNJ staff PORTALES — Two Clovis prep coaches and longtime women’s basketball coach Wayne Moore are among 11 people scheduled to be inducted into the Eastern New Mexico University Athletics Hall of Honors during halftime of Saturday’s 2 p.m. football game against Angelo State at Blackwater Draw. Also being honored is Major Ron D. Milam, […]

ENMU’s Johnson switches sports

By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Randy Johnson used up his college eligibility in basketball last spring at Eastern New Mexico University, but he wasn’t ready to give up sports. So he approached ENMU’s football coaches about the possibility of playing this fall. Given the chance during spring practice, the coaches liked what they saw […]

Ex-Clovis standout is as savvy in courtroom as he was on the hardcourt

By Eric Butler Whether it is on the basketball court or in the courtroom, Nelson Franse has always found ways to come out on top. A former Clovis High and University of New Mexico basketball standout, Franse is drawing accolades as a defense attorney. Franse, 42, is a director in the professional liability department for […]

Monson receives one more chance

By Dave Wagner Stephen Monson figured his basketball career was over when Clovis High’s season ended in early March. Not so. Monson will get one more chance to play competitively when he joins CHS teammate Derond Jackson as members of the South squad in the 57th annual New Mexico High School Coaches Association Class 4A-5A […]

Hitting the streets

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Corre Care’s Juan Salmon from Roswell passes the ball around an Old Country defender during their Hoopla 3-on-3 Street Ball Tour game Saturday at Hillcrest Park. Corre Care defeated Old Country 16-13. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Eric Butler Edgar Tarin recognizes the stereotypical basketball player. At Saturday’s Hoopla 3-on-3 Streetball Tour at Hillcrest Park, […]

Buzard’s squad posts sweep

By Dave Wagner PORTALES — A group of Division II South Central Region women’s basketball players coached by Eastern New Mexico University’s Dan Buzard swept five games on a trip to Barbados late last month, although the competition wasn’t what the team had hoped to see. With the tiny West Indies island involved in a […]

3 on 3 tourney slated

CNJ STAFF The second annual “Hoopla 3 on 3 Streetball Tour” basketball tournament, sponsored by Play Inc. and the City of Clovis Parks Department, is scheduled for July 19-20 at Hillcrest Park.