Junior rodeo highlight for youngsters

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis farrier Dusty Leatherwood fits a horseshoe to the hoof of El Paso on Monday at the Curry County Fairgrounds. Leatherwood was shoeing the horse in preparation for this week’s High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer The High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals are […]

June 26, 2008 Best Bet on TV

What: My Boys Where: TBS When: 7:30 p.m. What it’s about: Mike, Kenny, Brendan and Bobby compete in a contest to create the best shirt. The tight-knit boys are on pins and needles, for the stakes are high: The winner receives free drinks for a month.

Miss Rodeo New Mexico candidates

By Keely McDowell: CNJ Staff Writer Young ladies have traveled from across New Mexico to compete in the Miss Rodeo New Mexico Pageant this week. The pageant is part of Pioneer Days, and competitions have been scheduled thoughout the week.

Students learning leadership

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist For Savannah and Kayla, one of the key elements is competition. They like the part about Orlando, they like the Sea World plans, but the drawing card is the chance to compete. No, they aren’t Clovis Municipal Schools athletes, nor band members — at least not in this context. The […]

April 3, 2008 Education Digest

Clovis students to compete in geography bee

Show of power

Photo by Tonya Fennell Master Sgt. Steve Petersen plans to participate in a powerlifting competition Saturday in Anaheim, Calif. By Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections First one chalky hand then the other firmly grasps the bar loaded with weights. Slowly, Cannon Air Force Base Master Sgt. Steve Petersen bends and in one fluid motion lifts the […]

Buffaloes rout Hounds on soccer field

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CnJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks West Texas goaltender Shane Taylor grabs a shot despite the attempt at a header by Greyhound forward Keith Vargas in Wednesday’s game in Portales. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico men’s soccer coach Carlos Elizondo knows his team can compete with the West Texas A&M Buffaloes on […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Collectors don’t compete over toys

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer HUNDREDS OF PLASTIC TOYS adorn the walls of a bedroom in the home of Leta Cole. The Clovis resident has collected toys from McDonald’s Happy Meals for about a decade. More toys are tucked away in about 15 boxes, her husband, J.D., said. Cole and her sisters in Missouri […]

Q&A: Former CHS standout plans to run in 2008

Anybody who ran Class 4A track in the early 1990s was well aware of Ryan Tolbert-Jackson. By the time she graduated from Clovis High School in 1994, the former Ryan Tolbert had won 18 state track titles. However, she needed a trip to Arizona to get noticed at the Great Southwestern Classic. Success followed her […]

Local speller ready for break

By Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers Lucas Donaldson says he is all spelled out. The Zia Elementary student traveled to Washington, D.C., to compete in the 79th Scripps National Spelling Bee. Unfortunately, Lucas Donaldson was eliminated in the second round by the word “ronquil.” Donaldson called the event nerve-racking and said he calmed himself during the […]

Last shot for Clovis senior

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Clovis senior Tanner Fickling has never won a medal at the state track meet. This weekend will be his last chance. “I’m hoping I can wrap one up in the 200,” Fickling said. “But it’s going to be a hard race. There are a bunch of guys who are […]

3/9 Education digest

Oil, acrylic exhibit on display at CCC An oil and acrylic exhibit by artist Bobby Wied will be displayed at the Clovis Community College through April 28. Wied gathered reference material for the exhibit, “Palo Duro Canyon,” over the past 40 years, through exploration of the park in all seasons. N.M. recognized for pre-k education […]

522 Airman stays fit one event at a time

Airman Thomas Trower There are many excuses to avoid physical training, but one Airman decided how she would overcome the urge to “slack off” by setting personal goals and striving to surpass them. First Lt. Kristin Hubbard, 522nd Fighter Squadron, decided to start training for, and competing in, triathlons. “I’ve always wanted to do it […]

Clovis seniors compete in billiards, horseshoes, discus at senior Olympics

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Martie Hale of Clovis breaks during her game in the 65-69 age group of the Senior Olympics Pool Tournament Tuesday at La Casa Senior Center in Clovis. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Clovis senior citizens are taking the olympics to a new level. They have prepared for months to […]

Clovis swimmers optimistic for state

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CHS coach Vince DeMaio thinks Alyssa Pyeatt can finish in the top eight in the 100-meter breaststroke. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Timing is everything for the Clovis girls swim team. The Lady Wildcats worked on relay exchanges in their final practice Thursday before the state swimming and diving championships […]

Special olympics comes to Clovis

CNJ STAFF Today, 40 special Olympic athletes will be in Clovis to compete in the state special Olympics equestrian competition. The athletes will compete in events such as showmanship at halter, figure eight and pole bending. Gena Hankins is a volunteer helping with the event. Her 14-year-old daughter Brooke is competing in the competition. She […]

Brothers, competitors, teammates

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Dustin McDaniel, left, gets a hand from friend Logan Potts on Wednesday in preparation for his run in the 13-15 breakaway roping. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor During the week, two teenage brothers just a year apart participate in friendly roping competitions at their Clovis home. The loser does […]

Junior rodeo begins Tuesday night

Kevin Wilson Three decades of the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association comes full circle this week, as the HPJRA Finals will fill a week’s worth of activities. The rodeo, scheduled for Tuesday through Saturday at Clovis’ Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena, has been a part of New Mexico and Texas rodeo since the association was […]