April 15, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 11 a.m. April 8 an officer responded to a residence in the 2000 block of Sheldon for a report of theft. An 87-year-old woman sad she set her walking cane next to a bench in her driveway when she entered the […]

Clovis eyes open road

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Clovis High’s Cody Thornsbury drives to the basket against Rio Rancho’s Marcus Williams, left, in the finals of the Milk Cow Classic on Dec. 30 at Rock Staubus Gym. Rio Rancho edged the Wildcats 97-95 in overtime. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer They don’t score much. They don’t fill […]

South 1A-2A all-stars fall in bottom of seventh

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — For his first all-star coaching experience, Dora’s Ty Thatcher definitely had a philosophy that differed radically from his opponent. Using his bench liberally, Thatcher used 20 players for the South in Friday’s Class 1A-2A senior high school all-star game at Sandia Prep. Meanwhile, the North utilized four substitutes […]

Retiring judge deserves congratulations

Count the days. The April deadline approaches. And I don’t mean the 15th, our deadline for coming clean, or semi-clean, with Uncle Sam. The big date this month is April 30. That’s the day New Mexico is scheduled to finally rid herself of District Judge James Blackmer. After nearly two decades on the bench, first […]

Zias stay unbeaten

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Riikka Lehtonen poured in 11 of her game-high 18 points off the bench during a decisive second-half run as Eastern New Mexico University remained unbeaten by beating Fort Lewis 71-50 Saturday in the SBC/Coca-Cola Thanksgiving Classic. Senior Tiana Bryant added 12 points and 16 rebounds for the Zias (4-0) while […]

Lady Cats pound Lovington again

CNJ staff LOVINGTON _ The Clovis girls continued their unbeaten ways, past Lovington for the second time this season. Clovis junior post Brittany Blackmon scored a game-high 25 points and fellow junior post Aimee Hilburn added 13 points in Clovis’ 64-42 win that was decided before halftime. Clovis coach Miles Watters said Blackmon and Hilburn […]

ENMU still hounded by injuries

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Chad Donnell will likely see his role expand for the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team. Injuries to junior forward Daniel Sherman (back) and senior guard Irshaun Pinckney (hairline fracture in fibula), have left the Greyhounds (6-7) shorthanded heading into their final Lone Star Conference crossover games […]

Senior guard provides spark off bench

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Clovis senior Dominique Easterlin drives to the basket during the second half of Tuesday’s game against Alamogordo at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Senior guard Jacob Jones doesn’t start, doesn’t put up a ton of points, but that doesn’t diminish his role with the Clovis Wildcats. […]

Zia freshman guard thrives in starting role

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Hereford High grad Heather Brown is averaging 13 points a game since was inserted into the Zias’ starting lineup six games ago because of an injury. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University freshman guard Heather Brown expected an adjustment coming off the bench this season. She had […]

LCU’s 3-point barrage dooms Hounds

By Rick White LUBBOCK — Turns out three was a bad number for the Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds. The Lubbock Christian threesome of Brandon Jones, Mario Muzurovic and Eric Sheets combined for 12 3-pointers as the Chaparrals handed Eastern its third-straight loss, a 77-73 setback Monday night at Rip Griffin Center. Eastern coach Shawn Scanlan […]