First person: Judge comfortable on the border

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Robert Brack was appointed a U.S. district judge in 2003. By Liliana Castillo: Staff writer U.S. District Judge Robert Brack, 54, moved to Clovis in 1965. In the 42 years that Brack lived in Clovis, he met his wife and became a state judge. In 2003, Brack moved his family […]

Wildcats need no comeback this time

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CNJ staff photo: Rick White Clovis senior Manuel Robles scores on fourth-and-goal from the 2-yard line on the Wildcats’ opening possession Saturday at the Field of Dreams in Las Cruces. The Wildcats beat Las Cruces 37-29 to advance to the Class 5A state title game. By Rick White: CNJ Managing Editor LAS CRUCES — Only […]

Clovis finishes fast against Bulldawgs

CNJ staff ROSWELL — Clovis started slow and finished strong in Friday’s scrimmage against Las Cruces, according to Clovis assistant coach Darren Kelley. Las Cruces outscored Clovis four touchdowns to two during an 80-play controlled scrimmage. The Wildcats got the better of the Bulldawgs in a 20-play, goal-line series in which the teams started at […]

Cats set for scrimmage with Cruces

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CNJ staff photo: Rick White Senior strong safety Josh Bryan meets senior running back Derrick Phillips in the hole. By Rick White: CNJ managing editor What: Clovis vs. Las Cruces High in a controlled scrimmage. The teams have been scrimmaging each other for more than a decade. When: 4 p.m. today Where: Wool Bowl, Roswell […]

CHS TENNIS: Lady Cats finish second

CNJ staff HOBBS — Freshman Heather Trujillo claimed the No. 1 singles championship with a 5-3 win over Hobbs’ Lindsay Spears on Friday in the Hobbs Invitational tennis tournament. The pro-set match was stopped by weather, and the rest of the tournament, scheduled to be finished on Saturday, was cancelled. Clovis finished second to Hobbs […]

CHS SOFTBALL: Lady Cats drop pair in Cruces tournament

CNJ staff LAS CRUCES — Clovis High’s softball team absorbed two losses on Friday in the 16-team Las Cruces Invitational. The Lady Wildcats (3-3) were beaten by Cibola 9-1 in the first round, then dropped a 12-10 decisiion to Deming in a consolation quarterfinal. Coach Brandi Thomas said errors plagued the Lady Cats in the […]

Lady Cats advance easily

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Clovis’ junior Ebony Bunton scored 19 points as Clovis beat Las Cruces 53-42 on Tuesday in a Class 5A state quarterfinal game at The Pit. (CNJ photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — The first one in The Pit is out of the way. Now the Clovis High Lady Wildcats can […]

Clovis streaking into state

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Clovis junior guard Ebony Bunton is the third leading scorer in the state at 18.7 points per game. The Lady Wildcats face Las Cruces today in a quarterfinal game. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Las Cruces High coach Matt Abney knows his undersized team has to force the action […]

Class 5A playoffs delayed at least one week

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — The start of the Class 5A football playoffs will be delayed by at least a week while Las Cruces High School and the New Mexico Activities Association battle in court. The NMAA, the governing body for high school sports in the state, announced Tuesday it was postponing the start of […]

5A seeding hearing today

CNJ Staff A hearing on the lawsuit filed by the parents of 19 Las Cruces football players against the NMAA will be held 10 a.m. today, according to a press release by the NMAA. After a Las Cruces judge granted a restraining order to the parents, Friday the NMAA decided to delay the selection of […]