CHS FOOTBALL: NMAA’s seedings in 5A playoffs on hold

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer The Clovis Wildcats will have to wait a little longer to find out their seeding in the Class 5A state football playoffs. The parents of 19 Las Cruces High players have filed a lawsuit against the New Mexico Activities Association, according to a press release by the NMAA. Clovis […]

Reid wins with 12-under total

CNJ staff LAS CRUCES — Clovis High grad Travis Reid shot a 36-hole score of 132, 12 under par, to take a four-shot victory over former CHS teammate Robert Goff in the fifth annual Messilla Valley Amateur golf tournament at New Mexico State Univesity’s golf course. Reid, who transferred to NMSU this fall from the […]

Cats encouraged by outing against Bulldawgs

CNJ staff TULAROSA — Seniors Brian Mead and Rishard Matthews scored two touchdowns each and defensive end Michael Lewis returned an interception 30 yards for a score in Clovis High’s preseason scrimmage against the Las Cruces Bulldawgs on Friday. CHS assistant coach Darren Kelley said, in addition to Lewis’ TD return, the Wildcats’ first team […]

Injury bug bites Cats early

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CHS junior quarterback Jordan Mendoza, center, calls a play for the offense during Thursday’s practice. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis High football team heads into its annual preseason scrimmage against Las Cruces High today minus one of its most experienced players. Junior strong safety Diondre Hunter suffered […]

Cats preparing for scrimmage with Cruces

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Junior Diondre Hunter warms up with the rest of the Clovis High varsity football team on Friday. The Wildcats are preparing for a preseason scrimmage on Friday against Las Cruces High at Tularosa. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High’s football coaches weren’t too sure they liked what they […]

Clovis boys, girls make state tournament

CNJ staff Boys Class 5A tournament May 5-6 Times and locations TBA First round (seeds in parentheses) (16) Highland at (1) Carlsbad (9) Rio Grande) at (8) Alamogordo (12) Valley at (5) Eldorado (13) Clovis at (4) Cibola (14 West Mesa at (3) La Cueva (11) Onate at (6) Hobbs (10) Mayfield at (7) Rio […]

Lawmakers, others file for place on state primary ballot

Staff and wire reports State Rep. Keith Gardner, R-Roswell, will have a challenger for his House seat in the June 6 primary. Lucille B. Tucker, also a Roswell Republican, filed Tuesday to run against the incumbent whose area includes Roosevelt and three other counties. Gardner, who unseated Earlene Roberts for the District 66 seat two […]

Lady Cats bounce back to win twice at Cruces

CNJ staff LAS CRUCES — After two rough outings on Friday, the Clovis High softball team bounced back for a pair of wins on Saturday in the Southern New Mexico Tournament. Clovis (6-3) outscored Gallup 15-10 in its first game on Saturay before knocking off Deming 10-2. The wins in the consolation bracket gave the […]

Portales family welcomes home son stationed in Iraq

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Manuel and Esperanza Garcia feel that every moment spent with their children is precious. Those moments are magnified when one of those children is visiting between stays in Baghdad. Army Capt. Lupe Garcia, 35, has been in Iraq since August, assigned to the multi-National Security Transition Command and the civilian […]

TOURNAMENT NOTES: Pampa on fire in win

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondant One of the most impressive displays in the opening round came when Pampa sprinted to an 18-8 lead over St. Michael’s in a boys game. But the Harvesters, who had connected on a pair of 3-point baskets at that point, weren’t done yet. Guard Braden Barker, who had those previous […]