Friday’s prep football scoreboard — Sept. 9

Area Portales 32, Texico 28 Fort Sumner 46, Capitan 20 Tucumcari 40, West Las Vegas 8 8-man Floyd at Menual, 7 p.m. 6-man Clovis Christian 46, Elida 6 Dora 51, Vaughn 0 Texas Farwell 29, Gruver 6 Panhandle 42, Bovina 20 Muleshoe 63, Andrews 40 New Mexico Albuquerque Academy 89, Taos 40 Aztec 28, Durango, […]

NM state tournament brackets

CNJ staff Class 5A Boys First round Saturday No. 16 Albuquerque High at No. 1 Rio Rancho, 7 p.m. No. 9 Highland at No. 8 Sandia, 7 p.m. No. 12 Mayfield at No. 5 Clovis, 7 p.m. No. 13 Alamogordo at No. 4 La Cueva, 7 p.m. No. 14 Valley at No. 3 Manzano, 7 […]

Townley, Jeffrey (Scott)

Jeffrey (Scott) Townley, 44, of Capitan, died Tuesday, June 6, 2006, in Capitan. He was born on Nov. 24, 1961, in Portales, to Sam and Lela Jo Townley. He moved to Capitan in 1971 and attended Capitan schools. He graduated in 1980. He attended New Mexico State University. He was employed as a plumber. Family […]

Capitan’s Smokey Bear Days set for next weekend

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Compiled by William P. Thompson: Freedom Newspapers Capitan’s Smokey Bear Days set for next weekend Yes, Smokey Bear was a real bear and he was rescued from a forest fire near Capitan. That’s why Capitan holds a “Smokey Bear Days Celebration” once a year. Now a U.S. Forest Service icon known all over the world, […]

Merrill, Kathy

Kathy June Merrill, 53, of Clovis, died Sunday, April 9, 2006, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. Born June 28, 1952, in Clovis to Hollie Bruce and Joyce James Merrill, she graduated in 1969 from West Mesa High School in Albuquerque. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Clovis. She was preceded in […]

Overton, Marie

Marie Overton, 78, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, at her daughter’s home in Capitan. She was born Sept. 30, 1927, in Roaring Springs, Texas, to Pearl and Perry McWilliams. She spent her early years in Sudan, Texas, where she played softball and basketball. As a teenager, she moved to Portales. She graduated from high school […]

Wolverines, Foxes try not to look ahead

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Texico senior running back Carlos Meza tries to escape the reach of Questa’s Michael Cordova during last week’s Class 2A quarterfinal game. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer With business to tend to in tonight’s semifinals, Texico coach Mike Prokop and Fort Sumner coach Dexter McDaniel are trying to keep […]

State football pairings

NMAA state playoffs (Seeds in parentheses) Class 5A First round (16) Hobbs at (1) Mayfield, 7:30 p.m. Friday (9) Cibola at (8) Rio Grande, 7 p.m. Friday (12) Carlsbad at (5) Eldorado, 7 p.m. Friday (13) Los Lunas at (4) La Cueva, 2 p.m. Saturday (14) Highland at (3) Onate, 1 p.m. Saturday (11) Alamogordo […]

Day Trips: Little-known ghost town comes with locals, plenty of scenery

Compiled by Mike Jimenez Ghost towns can be found across New Mexico and the Southwest, but the one located at White Oaks is probably the best-kept secret around these parts. This ghost town comes complete with a few locals, and plenty of scenery. Where is it? White Oaks is located about nine miles outside of […]

Texico steamrolls Capitan

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Texico senior running back Chris Phillips tries to get around Capitan junior Tieree Jackson during the second half of their Class 1A quarterfinal game Saturday in Texico. Texico defeated Capitan 68-6. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) John Eisel: CNJ Sports Writer TEXICO — After the first quarter, the only thing left in doubt was whether or […]

Reports of prisoner abuse getting old

I really hope no bleeding-heart liberals are close by if I have to hear one more thing about the so-called “abuses” of Iraqi prisoners by American soldiers, because I will throw up! So, maybe they were humiliated … boo hoo! As one subscriber to “Free Republic” so amply stated recently, “At least all our prisoners […]

Tillman, Craig Alan

Craig Alan Tillman Services: Have been held. Mr. Craig Alan Tillman, 47, of Cedar Crest, formerly of Clovis, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2003, at his home. He was born on April 8, 1956. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, I.D. and Lucile Shaw and Berchel and Elda Tillman. Survivors include his parents, […]

Texico keeping eyes on the prize

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Texico’s John Nate Williams pressures Springer QB Matt Tafoya during last week’s quarterfinal game in Texico. CNJ photo by Rick White. Dave Wagner All season long, the Texico Wolverines were gearing toward a possible third consecutive meeting against rival Fort Sumner in the Class 1A state championship game. But the two-time defending state champion Foxes […]