Rio Rancho stands between Lady Cats and title game


Clovis freshman Ebony Bunton played in her first state tournament game in Clovis’ 44-40 win over Gallup on Tuesday. The Lady Wildcats face Rio Rancho today in the semifinals. (CNJ staff: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Rio Rancho coach Bob McIntyre said it’s going to take a great effort by his team […]

Clovis avoids upset


Fort Sumner’s Tobea Patterson is fouled by Magdalena’s Kayla Armstrong, No. 32, and two other players as she drives to the basket during the second half of their Class 1A quarterfinal game in Bernalillo. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Sophomore Tori Northcutt’s layup with five seconds left pushed Clovis past Gallup 44-40 […]

Clovis avoids upset bid by Gallup

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Sophomore Tori Northcutt’s layup with five seconds left pushed Clovis past Gallup 44-40 on Tuesday in the first round of the Class 5A girls state tournament at The Pit. Brittany Blackmon scored 15 points and Aimee Hilburn added 10 as the second-seed Lady Wildcats (28-0) avoided the first-round upset. Valerie Kast […]

Mayfield in sight for Clovis


Clovis’ Brittany Blackmon rolls over teammate Vanessa O’Neal and Sandia’s Ashley Vigil as the three battle for a loose ball in the second half of their District 4-5A final against Sandia Saturday in Clovis. Clovis won 48-45. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Mayfield coach George Maya tried to avoid talking […]

Prep scores 1-21

CNJ staff Friday The Associated Press GIRLS Clovis 58, Sandia 51 Santa Rosa 40, Texico 39 Fort Sumner 53, Melrose 19 Cibola 50, Hobbs 48 Clayton 69, Tucumcari 39 Dulce 57, Navajo Prep 52 Eldorado 70, Albuquerque Academy 47 Gallup 53, Farmington 35 Jal 57, Lake Arthur 12 Kirtland Central 52, Los Alamos 35 Manzano […]

CHS squads struggle in state track


Sophomore Vanessa O’Neal tries to avoid traffic as she takes a handoff from teammate Kim Perkins during the Class 5A girls 1,600 relay finals on Saturday in state track competition at Albuquerque. Photo by Rick White By Rick White ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis Lady Wildcats went from state-trophy contenders to pretenders in a hurry Saturday […]

Lady Cats send Gallup packing


Clovis junior Melissa Roberts and Gallup’s Stephanie look to the official for a call after their first-half collision in Wednesday’s Class 5A girls state semifinal game at The Pit in Albuquerque. Jones was called for a foul. Photo by Eric Kluth By Rick White ALBUQUERQUE — As Gallup reached the bottom of the ramp leading […]

Gallup never in a hurry


By Rick White Pitched at an angle more suitable for downhill skiing, the ramp leading to the court at The Pit in Albuquerque can be a slippery slope for any high school basketball team. Many a team has had to climb back up this steep, cement pathway from the locker rooms to the court after […]

Pena, Marjorie

Marjorie Pena Services: Have been held. Mrs. Marjorie Doris Hood Pena, 76, of Clovis, a retired school teacher, died Friday, June 6, 2003, at her home. She was born Jan. 4, 1927, in Byers, Texas. She received a bachelor’s degree in music from Highlands University and a master’s degree from Eastern New Mexico University. She […]