Births — Aug. 8

Potter Brogan Wade Potter was born July 21, 2010, to Jason and Amanda Potter of Shallowater, Texas, at Covenant Lakeside in Lubbock. He weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces. Grandparents are Don and Linda Essary of Floyd; and Tom and Claryce Gainer of Levelland.

Cats roll past Levelland

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Levelland’s Garrett Claire races home safely as Clovis catcher Michael Sena tries to corral a high throw during the second game of Tuesday’s West Texas Baseball League doubleheader at Bell Park. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis High baseball team put the long ball together with solid pitching […]

CHS BASEBALL: Levelland rides bats to victory

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Clovis High’s Parker Wood delivers a pitch to Levelland’s Nathan Hinojosa during Friday’s game. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Levelland baseball coach John Bimmerle wasn’t ready for his team’s potent attack on Friday. Neither were the Clovis Wildcats. Levelland punished four CHS hurlers for 21 hits and rolled to […]

Engagement

Watley-Igo Andy and Sheila Watley of Gruver, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Janae Watley of Levelland, Texas, to Kyle Igo of Levelland, son of Tony and Jo Igo of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows June 2, 2007, at Gruver United Methodist Church. The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of […]

Day Trip: Enjoy City of Mosaics’ mix

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The gazebo in downtown Levelland, Texas, is the center of activity for a variety of of celebrations held in the city. Here a music group performs at Sounds of Texas. (Courtesy Photo) Compiled by Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers A Texas MainStreet city, Levelland is home to an eclectic mixture of art and entertainment that will […]

You should know; I told you so

Bob Huber : local columnist When things go wrong, someone is always there to say, “I told you so.” And that fosters in me a vengeful yearning to do the same thing to them. But I never had a chance until one day I was in Levelland, Texas, and a money machine outside a bank […]

June 4, 2006 Engagements

Amy Leaverton of Clovis announces her engagement and approaching marriage to Justin Johnson of Clovis. She is the daughter of Stan Lassiter of Clovis and the late Rebecca Lassiter of Levelland, Texas. He is the son of Wade Wilson and Sondra Johnson, both of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 5:30 p.m. July 2 […]

Morales, Arnold

Arnold Morales, 57, of Morton, Texas, died Friday, April 7, 2006, in Palestine, Texas. He was born Nov. 10, 1948, in Morton to Alfredo Morales and Anita Barrera. He lived in Morton all his life. He was a self-employed construction worker for several years and worked as a welder for the oil industry. He was […]

CHS baseball team loses in last of seventh

CNJ staff LEVELLAND, Texas — Clovis coach Shane Shallenberger knows something is wrong when his team scores 10 runs and takes a loss. The Wildcats allowed five unearned runs and fell 11-10 at Levelland. “I think we hurt ourselves,” Shallenberger said. “We had too many miscues defensively.” After scoring four runs in the top of […]

Cats advance to tourney finals

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Clovis High junior Keaton Howell dives in safely on a pickoff play at first base in the Wildcats’ semifinal game against Levelland Friday in the Clovis Invitational at Bell Park. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Clovis senior Sean Cruce may be too young to ever be on the same baseball […]

Pharies, Mauryce

Mauryce Pharies, 88, of Clovis died Friday, Jan. 20, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Oct. 1, 1917, in Bridgeport, Texas, to Arnold and Tommie Etna Walker Giles. In 1940, she graduated from Texas Technological College. She married Roy Edward Pharies on Nov. 27, 1941, in Levelland, Texas. She was a homemaker […]

FRIDAY AREA PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP

CNJ staff Jeremy Gauna scored 26 points Friday night as Fort Sumner moved closer to a District 3-1A regular-season championship with a 57-46 victory at Floyd. The Foxes (16-3, 5-0 district) also got 13 points from Richard Canales. They outscored the Broncos 16-10 in the fourth quarter to pull away. Senior Kyle Kroft led Floyd, […]

Levelland boys turn back Wildcats

CNJ STAFF LEVELLAND, Texas — After a 75-67 loss at Levelland, Clovis coach Jaden Isler was quick to put the result in perspective. “We played pretty well, but that is a tough team for us to play on the road,” Isler said. “They had 12 games already, they were more seasoned that we were, and […]

Levelland snaps Lady Cats’ streak

CNJ STAFF LEVELLAND, Texas — For most of the game Tuesday night, the Clovis High girls’ 36-game winning streak seemed safe. Clovis’ lead stayed seven to 11 points from early in the second quarter until the final minute. However, Levelland rallied late, tying the game on a desperation 3-pointer from just short of halfcourt by […]

Clovis basketball teams take road trip to Texas

By Jesse Wolfersberger It is hard to argue any New Mexico team is better than Clovis’ Lady Cats. They are undefeated in their last 36 basketball games, most recently, a convincing 65-40 win over last year’s state runner-up Mayfield in the finals of the Mel Otero Invitational Tournament on Saturday. But that doesn’t mean much […]

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 […]

UFO sightings draw attention in Clovis

By Don McAlavy UFO SIGHTINGS FOLLOWED SPUTNIK IN 1957 The UFO sightings around Clovis and other places in 1957 were probably touched off by the Russians’ first satellite, Sputnik, which was launched into space in October of that year. Odis Echols Jr., of Clovis, was in a car with his wife and his parents. Odis […]

Wildcats swept at Artesia after beating Levelland

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Clovis senior John Props pitched three innings and was credited with the victory in Clovis’ 6-4 win over Levelland Friday at Bell Park. This was Props’ first outing on the mound this season. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) Freedom Newspapers Pinch-hitter Devin Sweet delivered a two-run single in the bottom of the sixth and the Clovis […]

Prep notes 2-8

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer The Muleshoe girls kept alive their chances of landing a first-round bye in the Class 3A playoffs with a 58-51 Friday at home against Levelland. With one game left in the regular season, Muleshoe has already clinched a playoff spot. Muleshoe (20-8) and Levelland (21-7) are both 6-1 in […]

Bunton burns Levelland

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Clovis’ Tigg Bunton releases a shot over Pampa’s Jarett Kotara during the first half of Saturday’s game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ Staff LEVELLAND, Texas — Senior post Tigg Bunton scored a career-high 39 points as the Clovis remained undefeated Monday with a 76-66 win over Levelland. Clovis coach J.D. […]