EPAC girls’ race could be wide-open

By Dave Wagner After a six-year domination by Texico and Elida, the 2004 Eastern Plains Athletic Conference girls tournament has a more wide-open feel to it. While Texico (1998-2001) and Elida (2002-03) have combined for the last six EPAC girls titles, several others could challenge in this year’s 10-school event which begins today at Texico […]

Holiday tournaments begin

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Clovis’ Melissa Roberts drives to the basket past teammate Monique Walker during Sunday’s practice at Rock Staubus Gym. The Lady Wildcats play Dalhart today in the opening round of the Plateau Holiday Classic. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner Last season’s third-place finish in Clovis’ Milk Cow Classic was not satisfying for Wildcats boys […]

Fun news from missing Kid to kissing kids

Ned Cantwell This has been a fun year in the news business, both in New Mexico and beyond our borders. Our state, not without her pressing problems, has spent an inordinate amount of time wondering where Billy the Kid is buried and whether lawman Pat Garrett really shot the popular outlaw dead a century ago. […]

Cats thinking third — or better

Dave Wagner La Cueva and host Gallup may be out of the range of the Clovis High boys cross country team in Saturday’s Class 5A state meet in Gallup, but coach Brian Stacy thinks the Wildcats have a good shot at beating everyone else. Stacy has penciled everything out, and believes all the Cats need […]

Police Blotter 11/6

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Responding about 10 a.m. Oct. 30 to a drive-through restaurant, Clovis police found someone had shot the outside menu board with an air gun, leaving six holes in the plexiglass doors of the order board. Restaurant staff estimated damage at $200. >>> […]

Cavemen top Cats in 4-5A boys soccer

CNJ STAFF CARLSBAD — Senior Joey Ongaga, second in the state with 35 goals, added four to his total in the first 20 minutes of play on Tuesday as Carlsbad handed the Clovis High Wildcats a 6-1 loss in District 4-5A boys soccer. Carlsbad (14-5, 6-2 district) advances to a first-round Class 5A state game […]

A day in the life of the ‘Desperate Six’

Don McAlavy Back in the summer of 1922, there existed in Clovis a gang of young boys called the “Desperate Six.” The gang got started when four eighth-grade boys asked two third-grade boys to join them. This is Travis Anthony’s report: “We felt highly honored to be in a gang with ‘big boys,’” Anthony said. […]

Boy Scouts striving to keep teenagers in uniform

By Eric Butler Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of United Way agency profiles scheduled for publication each Sunday, Wednesday and Friday through Nov. 21. Like most other youth-oriented associations, the Boy Scouts of America has a problem keeping kids in the group when their teenage years roll around. But Clovis’ Ryan […]

Police Blotter 10/17

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Clovis fire investigators reported an Oct. 8 car fire at the 1200 block of West Seventh Street looked suspicious but they could not find evidence of arson. The vehicle owner told police he had purchased a 1995 Cadillac DeVille for the engine […]

Cats play Eldorado tough in loss

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Eldorado’s Matthew Witkowski jumps between Clovis defenders Chris Janousek (left) and Kiko Valez. Photo by Rick White. CNJ STAFF The Clovis boys soccer team did something no other team has been able to do this season — score against Eldorado in district play. It wasn’t nearly enough though, as the third-ranked Eagles broke the game […]