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 […]