CEO: Cost, Texas hurdles for proposed super grid

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo A wind farm in Sweetwater, Texas. Wind and solar energy will play a predominate role in Tres Amigas plans to build a super grid in Clovis. But Texas energy policies might stop the whole deal before it can get off the ground. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Phil Harris […]

Vixens notch 1A state crown

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CNJ correspondent: Scot Stinnett Fort Sumner sophomore Rita Herrera grimaces as she prepares to cut loose during Saturday’s Class 1A state girls shot put competition in Albuquerque. Herrera won the event at 36 feet, 5 inches, helping the Vixens capture the team title. Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — Fort Sumner’s girls are back in […]

Clovis senior closing in on school mark in shot

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Staff photo: Andy DeLisle Michael Cohen practice the shot Thursday before the district track meet. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Michael Cohen is looking ahead — 57 feet, 4 inches to be exact. That would be a Clovis High record for the shot put, and it’s one of Cohen’s few unmet goals as he […]

CHS TRACK: Clovis sweeps Carlsbad qualifier

CNJ staff CARLSBAD — Clovis High’s boys got individual wins from seven athletes on Friday and had just enough to nip Carlsbad 126 1/2-125 for the title in the five-school Carlsbad qualifier track meet. The Wildcats scored in 15 of 19 events, getting wins from James Howard (long jump), Brandon Williams (triple jump), Jordan Mendoza […]

Portales nabs team titles at Texico

CNJ staff TEXICO — Portales swept the team titles Tuesday at the Texico Invitational track meet. Tyler Anderson picked up wins in the 100 meters and 300 hurdles and Aaron Worten captured the 400 meters as Rams finished with 94 1/2 points. Fort Sumner was second with 66 and Texico third with 59. Other winners […]

SUMMER TRACK: CHS grad Perkins qualifies for national meet

CNJ staff EL PASO — Recent Clovis High graduate Kim Perkins qualified for national competition in two events over the weekend by placing in the Region X USA track and field youth championships at the University of Texas-El Paso. Perkins placed second in the 17-18 girls 400-meter intermediate hurdles in a personal-best time of 1:05.07, […]

CHS athletes perform well in Great Southwest Classic track

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High athletes Caitlin Waters and Manuel Robles turned in strong performances on Saturday in the Great Southwest Classic track meet, in six-state competition conducted at the University of New Mexico. Waters, running a split of 2:18.38 on the second leg of a 3,200 relay with girls from La Cueva, Eldorado […]

Lady Cats optimistic about repeat in ’07

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Despite some key graduation losses, Clovis High girls track coach Darrel Ray believes the Lady Wildcats are reasonably well-positioned to repeat the Class 5A state championship they won last weekend in Albuquerque. State champions Aimee Hilburn (javelin) and Kim Perkins (300 hurdles) graduate, but the Lady Cats return state […]

Lady Cats aim for gold

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Clovis coach Darrel Ray, right, works with junior Heather Malloy on starting out of the blocks at practice on Wednesday at Leon Williams Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Lady Wildcats head into the Class 5A state track meet winners of their last six meets, and the […]

House alum thriving at UNM

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House alum Haily Lee is the Lobos’ top 400 meter hurdler. UNM coach Mark Henry said Lee “works her rump off for us.” (Courtesy photo) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer University of New Mexico sophomore and House High School alum Haily Lee said if she hits a hurdle in a race, she has a […]

Lady Cats take first in Wildcat Relays

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Clovis sophomore Ebony Bunton clears the bar during the high jump Thursday at the Wildcat Relays. Bunton won the event, clearing 5 feet, 5 inches. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer There was no tripping up Kim Perkins this time. Perkins, who fell in the 100- and 300-meter hurdles Monday […]

Lady Cats win first meet of season

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — On a cold, windy, “miserable” day, the Clovis girls won the Plainview Invitational on Friday and the boys took fourth. In her first meet of the season, sophomore Ebony Bunton took first and qualified for state in high jump by going 5-foot-4. Also, Bunton and senior Vanessa O’Neal put up […]

Cats’ Robles finishes second in high jump, long jump

CNJ staff AMARILLO — Clovis sophomore Manuel Robles finished second in both high jump and long jump and the Clovis track team qualified for the finals of six events Friday in the Amarillo Relays. Robles was already state-qualified in both long jump and triple jump, but he needed to clear 6-2 in the high jump […]

Lady Cats finish second in Hereford meet

CNJ staff HEREFORD — The Clovis High Lady Wildcats claimed five first-place performances and finished second to host Hereford in the two-day Hereford Invitational track meet. The Lady Whitefaces took the team title with 114 points to 104 for Clovis. Amarillo Palo Duro was third in the 11-school competition with 90 points. Clovis’ boys, meantime, […]

CHS tracksters score in four events on first day of Hereford Invitational

CNJ staff HEREFORD — Clovis High athletes scored in four finals on Friday on the first day of the Hereford Invitational track meet. The girls came away with 14 points, including a fourth-place finish in the 3,200 relay with Vanessa Croke, Nicole Russell, Nicole Johnson and Lula Hita running a time of 12 minutes, 19.25 […]

PREP TRACK: Lady Cats hope to contend for state title

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer If Saturday’s first meet of the season was an indicator, the Clovis High Lady Wildcats think good things are ahead this spring in track. Competing without about eight performers who were involved in Class 5A state basketball last week, the Lady Cats posted a second-place team finish behind Alamogordo […]

Perkins ready for national meet

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer After qualifying for national Junior Olympics track and field competition last year but not being able to go due to lack of funds, Kim Perkins is anxious for another crack at it. The Clovis High senior-to-be qualified in the 400 hurdles last summer when she was in the 15-16 […]

CHS’ Perkins gains national track berth

CNJ staff DENVER — Clovis High senior-to-be Kim Perkins has qualified for the national Junior Olympics track and field meet in the 400 hurdles in the 17-18 age division, winning the event on Sunday in the USA track and field Region X championship in a time of 1:05.58. Region X takes in New Mexico, Arizona, […]

Area track team qualifies 10 for regionals

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis-based New Mexico Stars youth track and field team had 10 of its 17 participants at the USA Track and Field state championships finish in the top three Saturday and Sunday at the University of New Mexico track stadium. The 10 qualified for regionals, to be held July 14-17 in […]

Lady Wildcats third at state

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Clovis’ Caitin Waters, left, is congratulated by teammate Heather Malloy after the Lady Wildcats captured the 1600-meter medley relay during Saturday’s Class 5A state track meet at the University of New Mexico. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ staff writer ALBUQUERQUE — Darrel Ray had hoped it would be his Clovis High girls […]