Class 5A playoffs delayed at least one week

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — The start of the Class 5A football playoffs will be delayed by at least a week while Las Cruces High School and the New Mexico Activities Association battle in court. The NMAA, the governing body for high school sports in the state, announced Tuesday it was postponing the start of […]

Youngsters learning game of football

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Cowboys quarterback Juan Gutierrez take the snap and looks to pitch to his running back during Saturday’s afternoon game against the Sundevils at Jim Hill Field. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Wrapped in a warm blanket with his family, Jack Jones looks on as his 10-year-old grandson Michael Petersen […]

Cousins score ENMU’s points in rodeo

CNJ staff PORTALES — Cousins Clay Kozba and Stetson Herrera accounted for all of Eastern New Mexico University’s scoring, leading the Greyhounds to a ninth-place finish with 155 points in the school’s College Daze Rodeo over the weekend at Lewis Cooper Arena. Kozba, a junior from Brighton, Colo., was third in calf-roping, scoring 70 points, […]

11/11 Public Record

The following marriages licenses were compiled from court records from Nov. 2 to Nov. 9: • Joseph Michail Ramos, 24, to Carlene Michele Tucker, 18, both of Clovis • Ulyssess Artez Cooper, 32, to Leslie Elizabeth Martinez, 19, both of Clovis • Brandon Alan Waltz, 24, of Clovis to Jeanine Kay Mackey, 30, of Panhandle, […]

Vixens top Elida in District 3-1A volleyball

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers ELIDA — In a game where neither team could take control, it seemed fitting that a setter ended up with the final blow. Fort Sumner made good on its fifth chance at match point, as setter Rita Herrera’s bump took a slow bounce off the net and onto Elida’s side […]

Morris tries to give back in football

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Lloyd Morris, an airman at Cannon Air Force Base who spent two seasons on the Tennessee Titans’ practice squad, will be teaching a football clinic for grades 3-7 this week. (CNJ staff photo: Andrew Chavez) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Lloyd Morris always thought he could play football. A native of Luxora in northwest […]

Play Inc. concerns raised

By John Eisel Coaches and parents of athletes are concerned Play Inc. isn’t following its bylaws, properly monitoring its finances, and suffers from a general lack of organization. Officials said they do what they can for the 3,000 to 4,000 Clovis-area residents Play Inc. serves in its youth and adult sports leagues. Volunteers are the […]

Sudden impact: Cats defense has posted back-to-back shutouts.

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Senior running back Phillip Williams draws a crowd wherever he goes. (Staff photo: Rick White) Rick White: CNJ managing editor Clovis junior linebacker Jonathan Sweet said the turning point on defense began a month ago in a loss to La Cueva, which seems odd since the top-ranked Bears put a 40-point hickey on the Wildcats. […]

Trujillo, Flora

Flora Trujillo Services: Have been held. Flora Trujillo, 70, of Clovis, died Wednesday, July 28, 2004, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Dec. 20, 1933, in Mosquero, to Juan and Sophia Gonzalez Sanchez. She married Clyde Trujillo on March 18, 1953, in Tucumcari. Family members said she was a housewife, a […]

Roswell eliminates Zia all-stars

By Dave Wagner Aadam Anaya pitched five innings of shutout ball Tuesday night, but he and his Clovis Zia teammates couldn’t overcome a rough start. Taking advantage of early errors, Roswell Lions Hondo scored five runs en route to a 5-3 win over Zia at Dickenson Field to advance to the championship round of the […]

Airman sentenced to 12 years in death

By Mike Linn: CNJ NEWS EDITOR Ninth Judicial District Judge Joe Parker on Friday sentenced a former Cannon Air Force Base airman to 12 years in prison in connection with the December 2002 death of her 15-month-old son. Alesia Thomas, 22, faced a maximum penalty of 18 years after entering an Alford plea — maintaining […]

Airman could face 18 years

By Darrell Todd Maurina Alesia M. Thomas, 22, showed little emotion Tuesday afternoon as she replied in a soft voice to a long list of questions by 9th Judicial District Judge Joe Parker, confirming she understood the terms of a plea bargain. The agreement will put her in state prison for at least 12 years […]

Man indicted in death of Friona cop

By Darrell Todd Maurina A Parmer County grand jury handed down a capital murder indictment Tuesday in what Sheriff Randy Geries believes is the county’s first capital murder case in at least 40 years. Jose Adam Gomez, 38, of Dumas, Texas, faces either the death penalty or life in prison if convicted of the April […]

New summer league opens tonight

By Kevin Wilson Weeknights just got a little more interesting for girls basketball in the area. Clovis and Portales area teams are part of a new summer league, which opens at 6 p.m. tonight with games at Farwell and Texico high schools. West Texas-New Mexico Phenoms Summer League organizer Sammy Herrera said he wanted to […]