Miranda rights worth defending

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer How many times does Lucy get to pull the football away? For the umpteenth time, Sen. Joe Lieberman is proposing something that’s ridiculously harmful to our way of life, and Democrats are open to compromising with him because he’s with them on everything except the war (and other things […]

Defending runnerup Cats look to fill holes

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer When practice begins Monday for the Clovis High football team, the Wildcats will have a lot of positions to fill. Only a handful of starters return for the Cats, defending Class 5A state runnersup, on both sides of the ball. Still, assistant coach Darren Kelley says there is potential […]

Zias split with defending NAIA champs

CNJ staff 0KLAHOMA CITY — Sophomore Kristen Cruickshank pitched a seven-hitter and Eastern New Mexico University took advantage of two errors to score twice in the fourth inning en route to a 4-2 victory over defending NAIA champion Oklahoma City University on Friday in pool play of the Stars’ tournament. The teams then played again […]

STATE GOLDEN GLOVES: Defending champion impressive

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Clovis’ Kala Combs left, fights Albuquerque’s Sabrina Montoya in the 119-pound female division of the state Golden Gloves boxing tournament on Friday night at Roy Walker Community Center. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Just leave it to a defending state champ to illustrate one rule of boxing: It’s not how […]

Youth must serve for Lady Cat track

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Clovis High School sophomore Heather Malloy, left, reaches back to grab the baton from sophomore Brittni Jimenez as the two work their hand off for the sprint relay Wednesday at the high school. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) by Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Darrel Ray believes his Clovis High girls track team is ready to return […]

Clovis Invite features deep field

CNJ staff Clovis coach Darrel Ray said the Lady Wildcats’ string of three-straight championship games in the Clovis Invitational volleyball tournament is in serious jeopardy this weekend. The tournament, which features three defending state champions in Rio Rancho, Portales and St. Pius, starts today with pool play. Class 1A runnerup Fort Sumner is also in […]