First person: Job search leads Clovis man to senior centers

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Nick Coronado spends his spare time reading and playing video games with his son. Nick Coronado left construction nine months ago in search of a more consistent income. Two months later, he was hired by the City of Clovis Older Adults Department. Now Coronado, 37, works at both the Friendship […]

Lady Cats knock off Coronado

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Clovis High senior Britni Montague tries to pass the ball against a Lubbock Coronado defender during Saturday’s game at Rock Staubus Gym. By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Freshman Antiesha Brown capped a 21-point performance with a game-clinching layup off an inbounds pass with 12.7 seconds remaining Saturday night, helping Clovis High’s girls defeat a […]

Walker, George W.

George W. Walker, 80, of Portales, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005 at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born April 1, 1925, in Yuma, Ariz., to Marie and James Walker. He was the son of Scottish immigrants. He grew up in Coronado, Calif., where the family raised polo ponies and operated the stables at […]

Cats edge Coronado with no time left

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Clovis’ Jaden Isler falls to the ground as he tries to control a loose ball during the second half of Thursday’s game against Lubbock Coronado at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer With time about to run out, Jaden Isler knew he had to just throw one […]

Lady Cats endure Mustang comeback attempt

CNJ STAFF LUBBOCK — Less than a week after the blowing a lead that cost them a 36-game win streak, the Lady Cats almost let a big lead slip away again. Lubbock Coronado cut a 33-17 halftime lead to three points before the Lady Wildcats regained control en route to 81-58 win. “They really battled […]

Lopez Sr., Fidel

Fidel Lopez Sr. Services:Have been held. Fidel Lopez Sr., 75, of Portales, died July 12, 2005, at his home. He was born on April 24, 1930, in Sanderson, Texas, to Priciliana and Ramon Lopez. He moved to Pecos, Texas, as a boy. In 1959 he moved to Portales to make his home. On Nov. 2, […]

Coronado, Antonio

Antonio Coronado Services: Have been held. Antonio Griego “Tony” Coronado, 88, of Clovis, died Sunday, April 17, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on June 5, 1916, in Puerto de Luna, to Juan and Adelina Griego Coronado. He married Josie R. Rivera in 1992 in Clovis. He was a section […]

Clovis basketball briefs 1-7

John Eisel: CNJ Sports Writer Boys Coronado (11-10) at Clovis (11-1) 7 p.m. Friday Clovis at Goddard (2-10) 7 p.m. Saturday Last game: Clovis lost 49-47 Tuesday at Frenship. Last meeting with Coronado: Clovis lost 72-71 in 2 OTs in last year at Coronado. At stake: The Cats are trying to bounce back after suffering […]

Clovis holds off Coronado

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Clovis’ Aimee Hilburn battles Lubbock Coronado’s Lynsey Thompson, left, and Jordan Sarten for a loose ball during the second half of Friday’s game at Rock Staubus Gym. Clovis defeated Coronado 71-62. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) John Eisel Another game, another career scoring effort for Clovis junior Brittany Blackmon.   Four days after scoring a career-high […]

Lady Cats face stern test

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Clovis junior Aimee Hilburn tries to grab a rebound away from Hereford senior Jamie Gerber during the first half of their game Tuesday at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer A high-pressure system originating in Lubbock will accompany the Coronado girls basketball team as they travel to […]

Roberts, Estela

Estela Roberts Services: Have been held. Estela Roberts, 40, of Portales died Sunday, March 14, 2004, in Alamogordo. She was born on April 27, 1963, in Pecos, Texas, to Hermila and Fidel Lopez Sr. She grew up in Anton, Texas, and lived in Albuquerque and San Angelo, Texas, before moving to Portales in 1993. She […]

Cats suffer double-OT loss at Coronado

CNJ STAFF LUBBOCK — The Clovis High boys basketball team had its second seven-game winning streak of the season snapped Friday night — and it was a heartbreaker. Senior guard Anthony Durham scored on a jump shot with about 10 seconds left in the second overtime, and Lubbock Coronado outlasted the Wildcats for a 72-71 […]

Cats extend winning streak

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Clovis Dominique Easterlin scored 21 points and added 14 rebounds against Frenship. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner Don’t tell the Frenship Tigers, but the Clovis High boys basketball team may be going through some midseason doldrums. On a night where there didn’t seem to be much energy in the building, it took […]

Lady Cats taste defeat

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Clovis senior Jessica Hohn digs a shot by Lubbock Coronado during Tuesday’s game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Photo by Eric Kluth By Rick White Aimee Hilburn looked at her coach in bewilderment as Lubbock Coronado’s Kelsey Smith hammered another kill past the block of the Clovis sophomore. “I told her sometimes you get a few […]

Lady Cats put unbeaten record on line

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CNJ staff photo: Rick White/Senior Tara Ray is a two-year starter at setter for the Lady Wildcats. Rick White Clovis puts its unbeaten season on the line tonight against a team its never beaten. The Lady Wildcats (9-0), coming off a championship at the Zia Classic in Roswell over the weekend, host Lubbock Coronado at […]