Cats pull away from win at Aztec

CNJ STAFF AZTEC — Guards Cody Thornsbury, Bryce Hill and Jaden Isler turned consecutive steals into baskets in the fourth quarter Tuesday night, and the Clovis High boys basketball team pulled away to a 60-48 victory over Aztec. The Wildcats never trailed after the first quarter, but saw the Tigers pare an eight-point halftime deficit […]

1/5 Local Roundup

Clovis man sentenced to 18 years in prison A 30-year-old Clovis man was sentenced Wednesday to 18 years in prison for kidnapping, battery and assault, according to a news release from the district attorney’s office. Daniel Gutierrez was found guilty of the charges in an August jury trial. He must serve 85 percent of the […]

Cats edge Pampa in OT for title

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Clovis sophomore Bryce Hill scores two of his 17 points during the first half of the Wildcats’ 89-88 overtime win Friday in the finals of the Milk Cow Classic. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Wildcats would like to make a late submission for game of the year. […]

Cats claw way into finals

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Clovis sophomore Layne Strebeck goes up against Rio Grande junior Alex Rogan during the second quarter of Thursday’s semifinal game of the Milk Cow Classic. (CNJ staff photo: Andrew Chavez) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Under the circumstances, the Clovis Wildcats couldn’t have asked for a better game on Thursday night. In the semifinals of […]

Portales gains berth in finals

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Gallup senior Cherelle Rosales attempts to drive around Portales senior Ashleah Richards during the fourth quarter of Thursday’s Plateau Holiday Classic semifinal game. (CNJ staff photo: Andrew Chavez) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Portales Lady Rams have knocked off one Class 5A giant, and now another one awaits. Senior post Morgan Hill scored […]

Childhood hill teaches lesson of constant change

More than 25 Christmas seasons ago, my children Annie and John Scott asked for new bicycles for Christmas. At that time, we lived in a newly developed area. Behind our house was a giant dirt pile where the contractors had leveled off the lots to build new homes. Our children were little and the attraction […]

Wildcats roll past Goddard

CNJ STAFF ROSWELL — Sophomore guard Bryce Hill knocked down four first-quarter 3-pointers to get the Clovis High boys off to a fast start, and the Wildcats cruised past Roswell Goddard 65-49 on Saturday night. It was the second win in two nights for the Cats (4-2), who pounded Moriarty 94-62 at Rock Staubus Gym […]

Cats turn back Goddard for fifth in Artesia tourney

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer ARTESIA — All things considered, the Clovis High boys basketball team has to feel pretty good about the way it has started the season. The Wildcats, with several players getting in only a couple of practices following last week’s Class 5A state championship football game, bounced back from a […]

Woman’s body found outside Pleasant Hill

CNJ staff The body of a 30-year-old Clovis woman was found at 2:24 p.m. on Saturday about two miles south of the Pleasant Hill Fire Department. A news release from Clovis police said the remains of Laura McNaughton, 30, were found in a ditch on the west side of County Road C. The news release […]

Portales routs Lady Mules with defense

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Portales senior Megan Kabrick shoots a turnaround jumper against Muleshoe’s Ashley Grumbles in the first half of Tuesday’s game. (Freedom Newspapers: Leslie Spence) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Even with 18 points, Morgan Hill thought defense was the most important aspect of Portales’ 54-26 rout of Muleshoe. Even with Navy’s hoops team waiting for the […]

Organizations (11-20)

Fairfield Extension The Fairfield Extension Club met in the home of Mary Dell Brown Nov. 11 for their Thanksgiving celebration. Mary Dell and Viola McGregor were hostesses. Martha Watkins called a short business meeting to order with Wessie White reading the previous minutes. Roll call was answered to “What we were thankful for” with seventeen […]

Vanice Nell Lovett

Vanice Nell Lovett, 69, of Snyder, Texas, died Sunday, Oct. 9, 2005, at her residence. She was born May 30, 1936, in Clovis. She graduated from Clovis High School and Eastern New Mexico University. She taught school in Snyder and Morton, Texas, and at the Zuni Reservation in New Mexico. She is survived by a […]

11/11 Religion Calendar

Today Single Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St., Clovis. Child care is provided. Information: 769-1971 Saturday Rummage Sale — 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, 1320 W. 21st, Clovis. Women will host their annual bake, craft, Christmas seconds and rummage sale in the […]

Moffett, Margia

Margia L. Moffett, 76, a longtime resident of Belen, died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2005. She was born Feb. 3, 1929, in Vanoss, Okla. Family members said she was a caring mother who devoted her life to the care of her disabled son, along with the care of her entire family. She was preceded in death […]

Buffalo Soldier Hill name now official

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers A hill located near Lingo will be forever be designated as Buffalo Soldier Hill on federal maps in honor of African-American members of the U.S. Cavalry. Lingo is 40 miles southeast of Portales, near the Texas border. “This means no name other than Buffalo Soldier Hill may appear on federal […]

Portales’ Hill ready to sign with Navy

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — With the expectations on her and the Portales High girls basketball team, there is a good chance one month from now basketball practice will be the hardest work Morgan Hill does all day as a Portales High senior. A year from now, basketball practice might be the easiest […]

Clovis Christian romps to victory over Pine Hill

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Clovis Christian’s Dustin Handley runs down the sideline during the second quarter of Friday’s game against Pine Hill at Jim Hill Field. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer A little home cooking can go a long way. Senior Dustin Handley scored six touchdowns as Clovis Christian mercy-ruled Pine Hill 52-0 […]

Utah base watching closely what happens with Cannon

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The future of Cannon Air Force Base is being watched closely even beyond eastern New Mexico and West Texas. Six Air Force bases across the United States stand to inherit F-16 fighter jets if Cannon is closed, including Hill Air Force Base in Ogden, Utah. “I can’t say there […]

6/5 Letters to the editor

What’s a drink of water worth? Eldred Noble Clovis Clovis should remember to fly flag in June Annually, Americans coast to coast stop for a moment at 5 p.m. (MDT) on June 14 to say simultaneously the 31 words of the Pledge of Allegiance. Please take the time to join your fellow Americans in this […]

Teens talk about issues they face as graduates

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Clovis High School seniors (from left to right) Rosamond Garcia, Aaron Rooks, Anthony Luna, and Kinsey Kleyn-Kennedy browse through a college guide magazine the school will provide for seniors who will graduate May 21. (Staff photo: Marlena Hartz) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Glances, shrugs, and turned down smiles are like a second language […]