Texico QB takes to air

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Texico senior Johnny Serrano outruns the Clayton defense on the way to his first touchdown in Friday’s game against Clayton. (Staff photo by Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer TEXICO — As if the Wolverines weren’t dangerous enough, Texico coach Mike Prokop decided to let out the passing game with freighting efficiency. Senior […]

Clayton, Maureen L.

Maureen L. Clayton Services: Have been held. Maureen L. Clayton, 89, formerly of Clovis, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004, in Denver, Colo. She was born on June 14, 1915, in Mount Vernon, Texas, to Hayden and Viola Dozier Bryant. She married Ollie Clayton in 1940, and they raised five children during his Air Force career. […]

State school ratings leave Clovis scoring well

By Mike Linn and Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff Fourteen of 17 Clovis schools met the state’s standards for performance and participation, according to ratings released Monday by the New Mexico Public Education Department. Clovis High School, Cameo Elementary and Marshall Junior High School failed to meet the department’s yearly progress standards. Cameo failed to meet […]

Educator: New tests rejuvenate the state

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Local and state school officials admit the state-mandated testing system has had its fair share of critics, among them superintendents, teachers and parents. But school officials believe the number of people who attack the state’s measurement of knowledge will diminish in the upcoming year with a set of standards-based […]

Padilla, Frankie

Frankie Padilla Services: Have been held. Frankie Joe Padilla, 47, of Clayton, died Thursday, July 29, 2004, in Clayton. He was born on Dec. 22, 1956, in Clayton, to Joe Jr. and Mary Nora Valdez Padilla. He married Linda Mae White on Dec. 27, 1975, in Tucumcari. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, […]

Stokes, Clayton

Clayton Stokes Services: Have been held. Clayton Stokes, 16, of Causey, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004, in Roosevelt County. He was born on March 21, 1987, in Carlsbad, to Cathy and Jim Stokes. He grew up in Causey and attended Dora schools. He was active in both varsity basketball and baseball at Dora High School. […]

Saturday area prep basketball summaries, state scores

CNJ STAFF Girls Class 1A Region A Championship At Grady Des Moines 45, Grady 40 Des Moines (26-1) — Emily Kennedy 4-5 2-2 11, Jodi Kibbe 4-10 3-4 11, Jamie Atwater 4-7 2-2 10, Annie Kennedy 1-7 4-6 6, Chasity Russell 0-1 3-4 3, Hanna Bray 1-1 0-0 2, Kelli Goodan 0-1 2-5 2. Totals […]

Clayton rallies past Texico

CNJ staff CLAYTON — Texico led virtually all the way until the final two minutes, but the Wolverines couldn’t hold off Clayton and lost 49-47 Saturday night in the Class 2A Region B boys championship game. Both teams qualify for state competition and will play at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Albuquerque at sites to be […]

Texico-Questa: Muscle vs. quickness

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The Texico Wolverines get fired up before the start of a game at the Farwell Invitational Basketball Tournament in December 2003. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner The Texico Wolverines wouldn’t mind another crack at District 6-2A rival Clayton in this weekend’s Class 2A Region B boys tournament at Clayton. For that to happen, […]

Clayton eliminates Lady Wolverines

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Texico senior Jazzi Walls drives to the basket during Wednesday’s District 6-2A tournament game at Texico Sports Arena. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Rick White Clayton spurted in the second half while Texico sputtered. The first run gave the Yellowjackets the lead for good. The second run put the game away as Clayton upset […]