Injured pedestrians in stable condition

CNJ staff Two Clovis girls injured in an accident with a pickup truck on Friday were listed in satisfactory condition Wednesday at a Lubbock hospital. According to a police report released Wednesday, Ebony Gallegos, 13, and Catherina Gallegos, 14, were with three other girls walking north about 9:30 p.m. Friday along Prince Street near Snyder’s […]

Ulibarri, Pearl

Pearl Ulibarri, 80, of Portales died Friday, March 24, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. Born Jan. 17, 1926, in Borica to Lucia and Bernardo Gallegos, she grew up in Fort Sumner where she attended school. She married Cristobal Ulibarri in May 1945. They lived and worked in various areas of New Mexico before settling […]

Sandoval, Ruben

Ruben Sandoval, 70, formerly of Clovis, died Sunday, March 19, 2006, in Las Vegas, N.M. Born May 8, 1935, in Watrous to Gabriel and Ramona Rael Sandoval, he grew up in Clovis and served in the U.S. Army. He worked as a policeman for the city of Clovis, starting as a rookie and working his […]

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 […]

Gallegos-Chavez, Dora

Dora Gallegos-Chavez, 83, of Las Vegas, N.M., died March 13, 2006, at Alta Vista Regional Hospital in Las Vegas. Born April 5, 1922, in Boreca to Bernard Gallegos and Lucia Trujillo Gallegos, she married Juan Chavez Sept. 10, 1939, in Fort Sumner. Family said she was a loving mother, grandmother, wife, daughter, aunt, sister-in-law, and […]

Rams falter in OT, lose to Grants

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Portales senior Jonathan Garcia (22) and Grants’ Jesse Baca battle for a loose ball. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer ALBUQUERQUE — After regulation, the game played out more like a regular season mismatch than overtime in the state tournament semifinals. The shooting lines in overtime speak volumes. Portales: 1-of-6 […]

Rams seek berth in 3A boys finals against Grants

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer ALBUQUERQUE — Needing only one win to clinch a spot in the Class 3A state tournament finals, Portales coach Mark Gallegos said he’s glad the team had Thursday off. “It’s nice to have a day off,” Gallegos said. “We’re going to go back to Bernalillo and work out. You […]

Rams beat district rival to advance to semis

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Portales senior guard Jerrod Long battles for a loose ball during Wednesday’s Class 3A boys state quarterfinal game against Ruidoso at Bernalillo High School. (Freedom Newspapers: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — In the past month, four of the five wins racked by the Portales boys basketball team have come against District […]

Lady Cats win finale in own tourney

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Clovis High shortstop Jordan Garrett applies the tag against a sliding Lovington baserunner during Saturday’s matchup in the Clovis Invitational round-robin tournament at Lady Wildcat Softball Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis Lady Wildcats struggled to score on the first day of their four-team, round-robin invitational, plating […]

Rams face Ruidoso in finals

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — By coming out on top of the three-way tie for first place in District 4-3A, the Portales boys basketball team greatly improved its chances of winning the district tournament for a second consecutive season. First of all, Portales was able to sit back and wait while third-seeded […]