Titans hand Curry County Cats shutout loss

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Curry County Cats running back Brian Mead turns the corner on a kickoff return during the second quarter of Saturday’s New Mexico Premier League season opener against the New Mexico Titans at Leon Williams Stadium. Kevin Wilson Even in the confines of Leon Williams Stadium, the New Mexico Titans just […]

Clovis overcomes injuries, beats Eldorado (updated)

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Wildcats, beset by injuries to key seniors, relied on a pair of sophomores, a junior and a solid defense to take a 26-7 win over Eldorado Friday night. Junior Jonathan Johnson rushed 25 times for 186 yards and scored three touchdowns for the Wildcats (2-0), and sophomore […]

Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets to perform in Clovis

CNJ staff The Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps will be rehearsing today and Thursday at Leon Williams Stadium, according to a news release. The group will rehearse beginning 9 a.m. today and will hold a free community performance 8 p.m. Thursday at Leon Williams Stadium. The Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets are a […]

Curry County Cats capsule

CNJ staff Roswell Rhinos (4-2) at Curry County Cats (4-1) When: 1:30 p.m. Sunday Where: Leon Williams Stadium. Of note: It’s a non-league game. The Rhinos play in the New Mexico Football League while the Cats compete in the New Mexico Premier League. … The Rhinos defeated the New Mexico Sun Devils 60-28 in Roswell […]

Youth ‘Super Bowl’ on tap

CNJ staff Saturday is Super Bowl day for the Clovis Sports Association youth football league. There will be three division title games at Leon Williams Stadium. • 10:30 am is kickoff for first- and second-graders: Zia Elementary vs. Lockwood Elementary. • 12:30 p.m. third- and fourth-graders: Mesa Elementary vs. Clovis Christian School. • 2:30 p.m. […]

Semi-pro football league interested in Clovis

Kevin Wilson The first football game of 2011 at Leon Williams Stadium may have a February kickoff. That’s the intention of the New Mexico Premier League, which is optimistic it could add the Curry County Cats to its ranks. “It is 100 percent, guaranteed, it’s going to happen,” said Mike Thomas, a former Clovis Wildcat […]

Clovis beats Rio Rancho 28-7

The Clovis Wildcats rushed and defended their way to ending a three-game skid, dominating visiting Rio Rancho 28-7 at Leon Williams Stadium. Quran Wiggins rushed 21 times for 222 yards and all four touchdowns for Clovis (2-3), which otherwise did it with defense. The visiting Rams (1-4) were held to 148 yards on the night, […]

Cats end two-game skid

Quran Wiggins rushed for 154 yards and three touchdowns and Raymond Beachum added 131 yards on the ground as Clovis beat Goddard 31-14 on Friday to end a two-game losing streak. Wiggins scored on a 70-yard run on the first play from scrimmage and Jordan Hill tossed a 4-yard scoring pass to Emory Sierra to […]

Clovis hammers Hobbs 58-0

Seven Wildcats shared in the scoring smorgasbord as Clovis beat Hobbs 58-0 Friday in a District 4-5A game at Leon Williams. The Wildcats (9-1) won the district title with their eighth-straight win and likely locked up a top-four seed in the state playoffs. The top four seeds in the 12-team playoffs earn first-round byes. Clovis […]

Turf plans shelved

By Gabe Monte: CNJ staff writer A proposed artificial turf for Leon Williams Stadium will have to wait. The Clovis Board of Education tabled indefinitely a decision to install an artificial turf on Clovis High School’s football field during Tuesday’s visitation meeting at the Bella Vista Arts Academy. The school district would use money from […]

Valentine’s Day lunch honors golden couples

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Harold and Avis Carpenter met two and one-half miles away from where they currently live in Oklahoma Lane. “We think we’ve been married a long time, too,” Avis Carpenter said. “But it’s been good.” By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The keys to making a marriage last 50 years or […]

April 9, 1940

Jack Leon Echols, a veteran war-time pilot, was in Clovis for a speaking engagement. His topic: “Keeping our youth out of foreign wars.” … “The Grapes of Wrath” was showing at the State theater. “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” was at the Lyceum. “Gone With the Wind” was due to open at the Lyceum on […]

Fountain of youth flowing with wine

By Mona Charen: Syndicated columnist A couple of months ago, the journal Nature published a study showing mice that ingested a substance found in red wine demonstrated remarkable longevity. There is, so far, no evidence that the substance, resveratrol, has a similar effect on humans. Nonetheless, there has been a rush on the product; health […]

In Tribute: Dairyman remembered for singing voice

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Leon Nash lived to be 94, which is a long time in most families, but not among the Nash clan. “People in our family live to be close to 100. Dad really died kinda early,” Jerry Nash said with a laugh about his father. Leon was a dairy farmer […]

de Gonzalez, Maria

Maria de Gonzalez Services: Have been held. Maria Guadalupe S. de Gonzalez, 92. of Clovis, died Monday, April 11, 2005, at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born on Feb. 26, 1913, in Cerralvo Nuevo Leon, Mexico, to Matilde and Crisanta Villareal Salazar. She married Adan Gonzalez on Sept. 16, 1934, in Cerralvo, Nuevo […]

Hahn, Kenneth Leon

Kenneth Leon Hahn Services: Have been held. Kenneth Leon Hahn, 84, of Roswell, died Sunday, July 11, 2004, at Mission Arch Care Center in Roswell. He was born February 16, 1920 to Luther and Elver Perry Hahn in Portales, New Mexico. He married Hazel Yeates on November 11, 1939 in Clovis. He was in the […]

Gregory, Leon

Leon Gregory Services: Have been held. Mr. Leon Gregory, 79, of Clovis, died Tuesday, May 11, 2004, at Farwell Convalescent Center. He was born on Nov. 15, 1924, in Clovis, to Elisha and Bessie Langham Gregory. He had lived in Clovis most of his life. He served in the U. S. Army during World War […]

Price, James Leon

James Leon Price Services: Have been held. Leon Price, 82, formerly of Clovis, a retired insurance agent, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was born on Nov. 21, 1921, in La Junta, Colo., to Jim and Neva Price. He married Faye Crabtree on June 28, 1941, in Portales. He was a World […]

Magness, Chester Leon

Chester Leon Magness Services: Have been held. Chester Leon Magness, 75, died Tuesday, January 6, 2004 in Electra, Texas. He was born on Dec. 12, 1928, in Vernon, Texas, to Chester Luther and Amy Daniels Magness. He married Margaret Stacy on Aug. 6, 1948, in Electra. He lived in Electra for over 50 years where […]

Foreigners defensive toward Americans

By Tibor Machan When one has contrarian views, it is not always easy to enjoy oneself. I often sit through movies with much to offer, only to find that characters unhesitatingly denounce something I value, such as capitalism, business, or some great feature of American culture. The same fate faces me when I pick up […]