Clovis AD adapting to new job

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Brian Stacy said his first six months as Clovis athletic director has been about what he expected. “The (overall) athletic program is going fantastic,” he said. “Just look at the number of teams that made the state playoffs. Even though (the New Mexico Activities Association is) going back from […]

CHS looking to fill coaching positions

CNJ staff Clovis High athletic director Brian Stacy said Thursday he hopes to begin interviews for open coaching positions next week. CHS is seeking head coaches in cross country, girls soccer and boys tennis. Stacy said principal Jody Balch will try to do interviews for teaching positions on Monday. “I’d like to do (coaching) interviews […]

Fort Sumner gets coaching makeover

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Contracts for Fort Sumner basketball coaches Brian Fortner and Wes Weems will not be renewed for the 2006-07 season, school officials said Monday. Fortner coached the Vixens for three years, and Weems was the Foxes’ coach for the last two seasons. “I was floored,” Fortner said. “They told me […]

Former coach fondly remembered

By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Benny Stockton is remembered as a fierce competitor, a great coach, a practical joker, and a loving father. Stockton died on Thursday. He was 68. He was a boys basketball coach at Dora and Portales High Schools, was the athletic director at PHS for 15 years and, after […]

ENMU coach found calling in football

CNJ Editorial Our region lost a good man last week. Bud Elliott, the longtime football coach at Eastern New Mexico University, died early Tuesday morning. He was 73. Memorial services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Monday at the Campus Union Ballroom on the ENMU campus. Elliott was one of college football’s all-time winningest coaches, compiling […]

Zia League’s Patton a difference-maker

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Patton jokes with Michael Cordova, 12, about pitching low during their recent game against the Reds at Beachum Field. Staff photo: Eric Kluth By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Dewey Patton has been a fixture on the bench at Clovis Little League games for 29 years. He’s volunteered his time and money to take teams […]

ENMU on fourth softball coach in two years

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Armando Quiroz wasn’t looking to change jobs. A month or so ago, Eastern New Mexico University wasn’t preparing to change softball coaches. The 55-year-old Quiroz, who has won three Arizona prep state championships in a four-year span at Tucson’s Flowing Wells, is ENMU’s fourth head softball coach in […]

Veteran Hounds coach calling it quits at end of season

By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Citing health concerns, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Bud Elliott plans to retire at the end of the season, bringing to an end a 37-year college career. Elliott, who will be 73 in December, said he told his team of the decision during the first week of fall practice. […]

Goode, Dunny

Dunny Goode Services: Have been held. Mr. William F. Dunny Goode, 74, of Clovis, a football coach, died Tuesday, June 1, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Oct. 24, 1929, in a tent dugout in Pampa, Texas, to W.F. and Grace Goode. He was born in Pampa but always […]

Goode, William

William Goode Services: Have been held. Mr. William F. “Dunny” Goode, 74, of Clovis, a football coach, died Tuesday, June 1, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Oct. 24, 1929, in a tent dugout in Pampa, Texas, to W.F. and Grace Goode. He was born in Pampa, Texas, but […]

CHS assistant calling it a career

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Ron Hubby, who is retiring from coaching after 28 years, played college football at Texas A&M after graduating from Clovis High School in 1972. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner After nearly three decades of coaching, Clovis High assistant football coach Ron Hubby has decided it’s time for a change of pace. Hubby, an […]

Volunteers needed 3/21

Clovis Special Olympics is seeking volunteers to help with training and coaching our athletes in Track and Field and Equestrian. Training for coaches is available. Information: 762-7494 or 769-3919.

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 […]

Prep news & notes

Dave Wagner FORMER CLOVIS AND Muleshoe assistant coach Eddie Kilmer knew he wasn’t exactly walking into a football cathedral when he took the head coaching job this season at Slaton, Texas. After all, the Tigers were on a 31-game losing streak, beginning with a playoff loss in 1999 and continuing through consecutive 0-10 marks the […]

Passion for game still burns for veteran ENMU coach

Kevin Wilson Harold “Bud” Elliott is Greyhound football, and Greyhound football is Bud Elliott. Elliott is in season No. 10 with Eastern New Mexico University, at the tail-end of a career that has taken him through 36 years at numerous levels of college football. Elliott, 71, entered Saturday’s game at Texas A&M-Kingsville one win away […]

Grad, student assistants integral part of ENMU coaching staff

Dave Wagner WITH FOUR FULLTIME PAID coaches, Eastern New Mexico University’s football staff is supplemented by graduate assistants Josh Lynn and Mike Connelly, plus a number of student assistants. Virtually all of them played at ENMU. “Probably one of the differences between our staff and others is the quality of our graduate assistants and student […]

Clovis shuffles football coaching staff

By Dave Wagner Clovis High School had some shuffling to do to replace a pair of veteran coaches. Randy Adrian had been the school’s athletic director for 12 years and was the offensive and defensive line coach when he retired in the spring. Dale Fullerton, formerly the principal at Marshall Junior High who has taken […]

Diddle to try hand at coaching women

By Dave Wagner TEXICO — After 30 years of coaching men’s basketball, Earl Diddle has decided it’s time for a change. The former Eastern New Mexico University coach has accepted the women’s head coaching position at Butler County Community College in El Dorado, Kan. Diddle, who coached a national team in the United Arab Emirates […]

Roanhaus to retire as teacher

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By Gary Mitchell Clovis’ legendary football coach will retire his history and government books, but will continue to hang onto his whistle. Clovis School Board members gave approval Tuesday to accept head football coach Eric Roanhaus’s retirement request. In the same action, they approved the personnel department’s request to hire him as a contract head […]