Clovis fourth in Levelland tennis

CNJ STAFF Lobo Invitational Friday, Saturday at Levelland Team standings (combined boys and girls): 1. Levelland 124; 2. Dumas 110; 3. Plainview 82; 4. Clovis 66; 5. Colorado City 30; 6. (tie) Brownfield and Seminole 20; 8. SPCHEA 16; 9. Lamesa 4; 10. Hereford 2; 11. Shallowater 0. Clovis results Boys No. 1 singles (Jared […]

Area district basketball tournament pairings

CNJ STAFF (Seeds in parentheses) District 5-4A All games 7:30 p.m. Boys Monday’s game Carlsbad (5) at Manzano (4) Wednesday’s game Monday winner at Clovis (3) Friday’s game Wednesday winner at Hobbs (2) Saturday’s game Championship at Eldorado (1) Girls Monday’s games Hobbs at Clovis (playoff for top seed) Manzano (5) at Carlsbad (4) Wednesday’s […]

Lady Cats, Hobbs clash again tonight


Clovis junior Melissa Roberts tries to get the handle on a loose ball during the second half of Friday’s game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner The Clovis High Lady Wildcats put their seven-game losing streak against rival Hobbs to rest on Friday night at Rock Staubus Gym, forcing a […]

Prep scores

Friday District 4-5A Boys Clovis 96, Hobbs 95 Eldorado 67, Carlsbad 34 Girls Clovis 52, Hobbs 36 Eldorado 47, Carlsbad 42 District 6-2A Boys Texico 70, Santa Rosa 35 Girls Santa Rosa 55, Texico 53 Non -district Boys Des Moines 78, Grady 40 Boys Des Moines 60, Grady 52 District 3-1A Boys Melrose 66, Floyd […]

Prep notes

Texico chasing 6-2A titles THE TEXICO WOLVERINES and Lady Wolverines have enjoyed a strong homecourt atmosphere since the Texico Sports Arena opened just over a year ago. They hope it helps on Friday night when Santa Rosa comes calling in important District 6-2A finales. Texico’s girls (19-4, 6-1 district) can force a Saturday playoff for […]

Lady Blue gains playoff berth

CNJ STAFF LITTLEFIELD, Texas — The Farwell girls were in danger of missing the state basketball playoffs for the first time in six years before a big fourth quarter. On the other hand, the Farwell boys were the victim of the rally in the second game of Friday’s District 3-1A playoff doubleheader. In a playoff […]

Police Blotter 2/8

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 9:50 p.m. Feb. 2, police arrived at the 1400 block of Axtel regarding a report of shots fired. Police found two spent shotgun casings. Neighbors said they had heard two or three shots before calling police, but police could not find […]

Clovis’ Isler has won at every stop


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 […]

Area well-represented in 1A-2A grid clash

By Dave Wagner TEXICO’S MIKE PROKOP WILL coach five members of his Class 1A state championship team in the New Mexico High School Coaches Association’s Class 1A-2A all-star game, scheduled for June 12 at Western New Mexico University in Silver City. Prokop’s South squad will include guard Bryce Bailey, tackle Jared Curtis and running back […]

Virtue, dedication helped city man climb

Don McAlavy This is the first of a series of stories told by Jack Winton and Engle Southard (Clovis High School class of 1951). The interviews were conducted a couple of months ago. Both of their parents were hard-working people and both of the boys learned the work ethic: “We were really good kids growing […]