Press release: Federal help available for local business

In an effort to combat the high unemployment rate and frozen credit markets, President Obama signed into law the Small Business Jobs Act late last year. The federal government has distributed several million dollars to Small Business Development Centers across all fifty states to help small business begin exporting and increase sales overseas. In New […]

Prep football scoreboard — Nov. 12

Area Class 2A Quarterfinals Texico 14, Estancia 10 Class 1A Semifinals Fort Sumner 54, Escalante 16 8-man Melrose 44, Gateway Christian 12 New Mexico Class 5A First Round Carlsbad 35, West Mesa 19 Eldorado 28, Cibola 7 Mayfield 27, Rio Rancho 3 Class 4A First Round Farmington 42, Bernalillo 12 Los Lunas 42, Santa Teresa […]

In search of ponies: Frog dilemma

Sharna Johnson It would appear my garage door has become the gateway to hell. Frog hell that is. They hop in, but they don’t hop out. Problem is, I don’t want their little souls. Yet daily, I must kick three or four back to the driveway from which they came. Their eyes stare at me […]

Fun run/walk to benefit fireworks show

CNJ staff A fun run/walk has been added to the list of events held on the Fourth of July in Clovis. Cory and Kala Adair of Clovis said they drove to other cities in eastern New Mexico and west Texas to participate in walks and runs. The couple decided to start one here in Clovis. […]

Fun run walk scheduled

Freedom New Mexico A fun run walk has been added to the list of events held on the Fourth of July in Clovis by a couple of athletes. Cory and Kala Adair of Clovis said they drove to other cities in eastern New Mexico and west Texas to participate in walks and runs. The couple […]

Friday’s prep football scoreboard

Class 5A Clovis 27, Alamogordo 14 Class 3A Portales 42, Robertson 41 Class 2A Texico 33, Dexter 13 Class 1A Fort Sumner 38, New Mexico Military 7 8-man Melrose 56, Magdalena 6 Clovis Christian 46, Gateway Christian 12 Taum 44 Floyd 16 6-man Dora 41, Elida 32 San Jon 55, House 25 Texas Class 1A […]

Gateway sanctioned by NMAA

Freedom New Mexico An investigation by the New Mexico Activities Association that Roswell-based Gateway Christian School violated bylaws by recruiting student-athletes has resulted in the suspension of a coach and sanctions on the school, according to a joint press release from NMAA and Gateway officials. According to the release, one coach was suspended for two […]

Floyd High gridders teach lesson for all: Just keep playing

By Freedom New Mexico Coach Rafael Roybal was not oozing confidence when his Floyd High School football team traveled to Roswell to play two-time defending state-champion Gateway Christian on Saturday. When the teams played in September at Floyd, Gateway Christian won 62-0. Roybal knew his team had improved since then, rebounding to record its first […]

Construction on Main Street gateway starting soon

CNJ staff Construction on a Main Street gateway should begin soon, according to Clovis MainStreet Director Robyne Beaubien. Construction drawings are being routed through the appropriate offices for approval and construction will begin when permits are obtained, Beaubien said. Two 15-foot-tall pillars will be constructed in the 100 block of Main Street. They are modeled […]

Buffaloes hit early by knee injuries

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Dickie Roybal hopes his Melrose football team can build on last week’s season-opening 26-0 shutout of Tatum. It’ll be tough, though, considering the Buffaloes’ injury situation — they’ve already lost three starters for the season to ACL injuries — and this week’s opponent is two-time defending state champion Roswell […]

Clovis Christian falls to Gateway

Gateway Christian 70, Clovis Christian 6 Records: Gateway Christian 1-0, Clovis Christian 0-1 Difference: “We had nine kids (playing in) their first varsity game, so we had a lot of inexperience and it kinda showed,” said Clovis Christian Coach Jason Swann. “They are a great team and great teams take advantage of situations like that.” […]

Gateway pulls away from Dora

Dora’s Clay Smith splits Gateway Christian defenders Joshua Hunter, left, and Jevvon Hunter during Saturday’s Class 1A state championship game at The Pit in Albuquerque. Gateway pulled away late for a 59-43 win. By Dave Wagner: CN sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — Dora knew it would have to contain Gateway Christian brothers Jevvon and Joshua Hunter […]

Gateway dethrones Texico in 1A baseball

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Gateway Christian first baseman Antonio Oaxaca tags Texico’s Theo Marez as he tries to get back to the bag during Friday’s Class 1A state baseball championship game in Texico. (Albuquerque Journal photo: Jim Thompson) Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — This time, the Class 1A championship baseball game with the football score went Gateway Christian’s […]

State baseball tournament

The Associated Press Friday Class 1A Championship at Isotopes Park, Albuquerque Gateway Christian 17, Texico 13 Class 3A Lovington 7, Portales 6

Melrose senior wins six-man award

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Senior Carlos Ruiz rushed for more than 2,000 yards for the second consecutive season. (CNJ file photo) CNJ STAFF When Dickie Roybal started coaching Carlos Ruiz in 7th grade, he was uncoachable — literally. “When he first started playing, he didn’t speak a lick of English,” Roybal said. “So, that made it hard. But all […]

Buffs falter in six-man final

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer ROSWELL — In its bid for a second consecutive state six-man football title, Melrose dominated most of the statistics against Gateway Christian on Saturday — except one. The Buffaloes rolled up an 18-9 advantage in first downs and a 566-310 margin in total yardage, but the Warriors converted five […]

Prep football: Melrose seeking repeat

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Melrose and Gateway Christian will end the football season the same way they started it — playing each other. The defending champion Buffaloes visit Roswell for Saturday’s 1 p.m. six-man championship game against Gateway Christian, which suffered its only loss of the season at Melrose 50-28 on Aug. 26. […]

Lady Eagles beat Gateway Christian

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ sports writer Clovis Christian coach Ceil Boatman said when her team struggles, it’s more mental than physical. Outside hitter Tasha Daale recorded 10 kills and senior setter Mollie Peterson dished out 20 assists, but the Lady Eagles needed four games to finish off winless Gateway Christian on Thursday at CCS. “A […]

Lady Eagles fall in finals of own tourney

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Clovis Christian’s Tasha Daale, left, and Cristen Wofford, right, attempt to block a shot against Floyd during the finals of their four-team volleyball invitational on Saturday at CCS. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Clovis Christian advanced to the title match in its four-team volleyball tournament on Saturday before running […]

Wolverines capture 1A baseball title

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — Last year’s 31-1 debacle against Santa Fe Indian School in Texico’s first trip to the baseball postseason is now only a distant and fading memory. This week, it was the Wolverines doing most of the heavy hitting. Junior Zane Anderson went 4-for-4, senior Logan Brown was 3-for-5 and drove […]