Name reform would hurt more than help

Freedom New Mexico Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver recently changed his name, legally, from Chad Johnson to Ocho Cinco. Singer Beyonce Knowles now wants to be called Sasha Fierce. And let’s not even try to track Puffy, Diddy or Daddy, whatever the hip-hop mogul is calling himself these days. If Michael Chertoff had his way, these […]

Lady Cats win at buzzer

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Tori Northcutt high-fives fans after Clovis beat Gallup 39-37 in a Class 5A semifinal at The Pit in Albuquerque. Northcutt scored the winning bucket on a rebound at the buzzer. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — Fans were screaming and the clock was racing down when Tori Northcutt […]

Gallup brings end to Lady Cats’ run

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Clovis High senior Aimee Hilburn picks up instructions from coach Miles Watters during a timeout in Thursday’s Class 5A girls state semifinal game against Gallup at The Pit in Albuquerque. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Rick White: CNJ managing editor ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis’ girls ran into a mountain-size roadblock in their bid to repeat […]

Mayfield in sight for Clovis

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Clovis’ Brittany Blackmon rolls over teammate Vanessa O’Neal and Sandia’s Ashley Vigil as the three battle for a loose ball in the second half of their District 4-5A final against Sandia Saturday in Clovis. Clovis won 48-45. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Mayfield coach George Maya tried to avoid talking […]