Wildcats dominate own meet

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Clovis senior Ben Teconchuk swept the 100 and 200 meters. Photo by Eric Kluth By Rick White Clovis coach Darren Kelley knows winning Saturday’s Clovis Invitational was little more than a formality. He knows the quality of competition over the next three weeks will be greatly improved. It’s what he doesn’t know that keeps the […]

Purdy good start for Clovis senior

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Clovis senior Charles “Budda” Purdy had to change his early-season goals after breaking the school record in the shot put in the Wildcats’ first meet of the season. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner Charles Purdy thought he had a good throw left in him. He just wasn’t sure how good. The Clovis […]

Withrow gets a jump on track

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Muleshoe High School junior Jessica Withrow, seen here hurdling over Lady Mules coach Benji Jay, finished second in the 300 meter hurdles at state in 2003. Photo by Eric Kluth By Rick White MULESHOE — Jessica Withrow decided to get a jump on the track season by giving up basketball. The move appears to be […]

Commercialism would best jump start space travel

Freedom Newspapers President Bush’s proposal to set up a research base on the moon as a first step to traveling to Mars and beyond is a perplexing mixture of necessary and hardheaded rethinking of government’s role in space — and empty opportunism. Unfortunately, the proposal doesn’t move beyond an attempt to give the National Aeronautics […]

Clovis senior has sights set on state records

By Rick White Stealth bomber pilots might not be the only ones taking flight this weekend in Alamogordo. High-flying Clovis senior Derond Jackson plans to put on an aerial show of his own at the Class 5A state track meet at Alamogordo High School. Heavily favored in the long and triple jumps, Jackson said he’s […]

Bovina coach has high hopes for state

By Dave Wagner BOVINA — Boys track coach Tony Epps thinks Bovina sophomore Edgar Ortiz has a chance to do something pretty special in this weekend’s Texas Class 1A state 3,200 at the University of Texas in Austin. Actually, just getting to this point is quite a feat — only eight 1A runners from around […]

Texico hopes to repeat track success

By Dave Wagner TEXICO — The Texico Lady Wolverines have brought home the third-place trophy from the Class 2A girls state track meet each of the past two years. With four-year standout Elizabeth Richards having moved on, Texico has its work cut out trying to repeat that success. But first-year coach Randy Zarate doesn’t think […]