Pinckney’s late basket lifts ENMU

CNJ STAFF EDMOND, Okla. — Clovis junior Irshaun Pinckney hit a 10-foot jump shot from the left baseline with 15 seconds left and Eastern New Mexico University overcame a late nine-point deficit to edge Central Oklahoma 67-66 Thursday night in a Lone Star Conference men’s crossover game. UCO’s Deshone Henderson missed a 3-pointer and teammate […]

Cycle crash kills 2

By Jack King Two motorcyclists died early Sunday after they collided with a tow truck hauling an 18-wheeler near the intersection of Norris Street and Mabry Drive. Timothy Lasiter, 33, of Clovis, died at 5:30 a.m. Sunday at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock, according to his wife, Shellie Lasiter. Johnnie Vankleeck, 44, of Lovington, died at […]

Aggies spank cold-shooting Hounds

STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS LAS CRUCES — Forward James Moore led four New Mexico State players in double figures with 19 points Saturday night and the Aggies pulled away in the second half to wallop Eastern New Mexico University 78-44. Former Roswell High standout Gary Jackson added 18 points and nine rebounds in only 18 […]

Police Blotter 11/20

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police responded about 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 13 to a vehicle theft on the 1300 block of East Grand. Police determined that a furniture truck owned by a Clovis business had been left open while being unloaded and employees heard the truck […]

The Wild, Wild West hits very close to home

Don McAlavy A town in our area harbors deep secrets. A railroad had built from the east to the west in eastern New Mexico prior to Clovis and Texico. Killings were commonplace in this new tent town, which for its first year went by the name of “Six-Shooter Siding.” Ill feelings between the gandy dancers […]

Police Blotter 11/19

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Two vehicles sustained heavy damage in a crash about 6:20 p.m. Monday on the corner of 21st and Thornton streets. A 1991 GMC pickup was westbound in the left-turn lane of 21st Street while a 1994 Buick was eastbound in the left […]

Zias win opener in Colorado

CNJ STAFF COLORADO SPRINGS — Eastern New Mexico University’s starting front line combined for 36 points and 31 rebounds on Sunday and the Zias defeated Colorado-Colorado Springs 65-55 in the women’s basketball opener for both teams. Sophomore Elizabeth Richards scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds, junior Loren Scarlett added 12 points and nine boards […]

Cats win in 3 OTs

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Clovis senior Travis Loomis jumps into the arms of a teammate Jason Burns after the Wildcats defense held Carlsbad from scoring in the third overtime of Friday’s game at Leon Williams Stadium. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. Rick White With the clock winding down, Clovis’ chances of winning the District 4-5A title appeared to be […]

Zias fall to Miners in exhibition

CNJ STAFF EL PASO, Texas — The University of Texas-El Paso ran off an 18-2 spurt over the first nine-plus minutes of the second half Sunday and defeated Eastern New Mexico University 70-55 in a women’s basketball exhibition game. Marta Dydek came off the bench for 20 points and guard Vaida Zagurskyte scored all but […]

Mother appeals for help

Reporter’s Notebook Nora Cross and her daughter, Teresa, got a shock Sept. 4 that hasn’t let up yet. On being examined at Women’s Medical Center here in Clovis, Teresa was told her unborn son has a rare condition in which the left side of his heart — which pumps oxygenated blood to the body — […]