CHS fills out coaching staff

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent As the new school year approaches, several coaches will get a shot at leading a Clovis High athletic squad. Shane Leatherwood has been hired to be the new Clovis girls soccer coach, replacing Larry Jones. Dan Replogle, an assistant on the girls basketball team, will take over in boys tennis […]

Summer season begins Tuesday for CHS baseball

CNJ staff Three weeks after being bounced out of the Class 5A state playoffs in the round of 16, Clovis High is ready to begin its month-long summer baseball program. Assistant coach Shane Leatherwood will run the program, with head coach Shane Shallenberger taking more of a background role. “It’s just a learning time for […]

Burchett, Tinnie

Tinnie L. Burchett, 90, of Farwell died Sunday, April 2, 2006, at Farwell Convalescent Center. Born May 12, 1915, in Field to James and Mint Roles Gibbs, she married John F. Burchett. She farmed with her husband at Grier for many years. She moved to Clovis in 1962. She was a member of Ranchvale Baptist […]

Local candidates file for place on ballot in June primary

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Republican Curry County probate judge candidate Michael R. Wells, right, draws for ballot position under the supervision of Curry County Election Administrator and Chief Deputy Coni Jo Lyman Tuesday. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Rick White: CNJ managing editor Clovis City Commissioner Robert Sandoval can’t think of a better way to forge an improved relationship […]

Wildcats’ win streak at 11

CNJ staff The Clovis Wildcats keep scratching off wins in summer league play, as they swept Plainview, Texas, 8-1 and 5-2 Saturday in Texas to push their winning streak to 11 games. Clovis coach Shane Leatherwood described his team’s play as “solid.” “You win 11 in a row, you’re playing good,” he said of the […]

Wildcats sweep Hereford

CNJ staff HEREFORD, Texas — The Clovis Wildcats continued their winning ways, sweeping Hereford 9-7 and 16-5 in summer league play. Incoming sophomore Jerry Romero went a combined 4-for-5 with four runs and two RBIs while incoming senior Daniel Casarez was 4-for-6 with two runs and three RBIs. “We didn’t play real well, but we […]

Cats sweep past Tascosa

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Clovis’ Sean Cruce slides across home plate to score on a sacrifice fly in the first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader against Tascosa at Bell Park. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth CNJ staff The Clovis Wildcats got back on the winning track Tuesday night with a 13-3, 11-1 doubleheader sweep of Tascosa in West Texas Baseball […]

Clovis splits with Levelland

CNJ staff Cade Wheeler tossed a three-hit shutout and got plenty of offensive support from his teammates as Clovis rolled to a 16-0 win over Levelland, Texas, in West Texas Baseball League action Thursday night at Bell Park. The visiting Lobos posted an 11-5 win in the opener. The first game ended in six innings […]

CHS begins summer baseball schedule

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Next year is about to begin for the Clovis High baseball team. The Wildcats, who did not make the postseason during the regular spring campaign for the first time in coach Shane Shallenberger’s four seasons, begin a 26-game summer schedule Tuesday with a 4 p.m. doubleheader against Hereford at […]

Leatherwood, Donald

Donald Leatherwood Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Ranchvale Baptist Church. Mr. Donald W. Leatherwood, 69, of Farwell, died Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at Farwell Convalescent Center. He was born April 17, 1935, in Lindsey, Okla., to John and Addie Fox Leatherwood. He married Jean Burchett on June 21, 1953, in Ranchvale. He was a Clovis […]