Pat Knight out at Texas Tech

By Betsy Blaney: The Associated Press LUBBOCK, Texas — Texas Tech fired Pat Knight on Monday, ending a disappointing three-year run for a coach who failed to lead the Red Raiders to the NCAA tournament after taking over for his famous father. Knight will coach the Red Raiders at this week’s Big 12 tournament and […]

Portales man arrested for battery

Freedom New Mexico Police arrested a Portales man Friday on charges of kidnapping and aggravated battery. Clint J. Knight, 22, of Portales was arrested in connection with an incident that occurred Nov. 7 at Wal-Mart, according to Portales Capt. Lonnie Berry. “The district attorney had us charge it as a kidnapping,” Berry said. The 20-year-old […]

Knight steps down as Red Raiders coach

The Associated Press LUBBOCK — Bob Knight resigned Monday as coach at Texas Tech, a stunning midseason move by major college basketball’s winningest men’s coach. His son, Pat, a Red Raiders assistant, will take over the program. It was unclear why Knight stepped down. Chris Cook, a spokesman for athletic director Gerald Myers, confirmed the […]

Clovis grad Baskett Senior Bowl bound

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New Mexico’s Hank Baskett will play for the South team in the 2006 Senior Bowl on Saturday (AP photo) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Clovis High School graduate Hank Baskett III has a lot of running in front of men with clipboards and stopwatches in his future. The University of New Mexico all-conference receiver […]

St. Edward’s spurts past Zias

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Eastern New Mexico University’s Erika Cook drives the baseline during the second half of Saturday’s game against St. Edward’s at Greyhound Arena in Portales. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — With her team down 10 points, St. Edward’s women’s coach Jennifer White issued a challenge. Her team responded […]

Skydiving team taking flight over Cannon Air Force Base

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Freedom Newspapers: Eric Kluth U.S. Army Sgt. Hector Ceja, left, and Sgt. First Class Paul Sachs, right, prepare for their jump along with other members of the U.S. Army Golden Knights aerial demonstration black team Friday in the skies. Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers The take-off wasn’t as graceful as you might imagine. The C-27 […]

Knight, H. Edwin

H. Edwin Knight Services: Have been held. Mr. H. Edwin Knight, 80, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004, at All Care Assisted Living in Clovis. He was born on Aug. 23, 1924, in Jones County, Iowa, to Harold and Rachel Daily Knight. He attended school in Jones and Lynn counties and graduated from Coggon […]

Clark, Cheryl K.

Cheryl K. Clark Services: Have been held. Cheryl K. Clark, 51, of North Pole, Alaska, died Friday, July 2, 2004. She was born on Oct. 22, 1952, in Wadena, Minn., to Andrew and Betty Knight. Family members said she was known for her deep passion for her yard and gardens. At Eielson Air Force Base […]

82nd Airborne holds reunion

Reporter’s Notebook The 82nd Airborne Division Association, which represents all airborne soldiers including those who trained to fly gliders at the old Fort Sumner Army Air Base and the Clovis Army Air Base, is holding its 58th annual convention from Aug. 18-24 in Reno, Nev. “I always try to attend the Airborne convention; it’s a […]

Programs helps prepare airmen for life transitions

By Darrell Todd Maurina Most airmen have decades of working life ahead of them after they leave the military. To help outgoing service members get a good start in their new lives, the Air Force has a designed special program. Known as the Transition Assistance Program, the program isn’t an option — it’s a requirement. […]