Fort Lewis beats ENMU in soccer opener

CNJ staff DURANGO, Colo. — Freshman forwards Hayley Hollenga and Sara Egbom each scored a pair of goals Thursday as Fort Lewis defeated Eastern New Mexico University 5-2 in the women’s soccer season opener for both teams. The Skyhawks outshot ENMU 25-4 overall and 17-4 on goal. Fort Lewis opened a 3-1 halftime lead with […]

Cats’ Lewis scores 12 in South victory

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Because he was chosen to play in the New Mexico High School Coaches Association’s Class 4A-5A All-Star football and basketball games this week in Albuquerque, Michael Lewis had to make a choice. Despite the fact that he’ll play football at Eastern New Mexico University this fall, Lewis opted for […]

In Tribute: Adventurous owner ‘didn’t feel like a granny’

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer They had their fair share of parent-child arguments, as expected in any parent-child relationship. The most common disagreement Sue Crow of Clovis started was when she would boast her frequent travels took her to every state, including Alaska twice. “She never was convinced Hawaii was a state,” said daughter […]

Two Wildcats in Golden Spread games

CNJ Staff Two Clovis High seniors are playing this weekend in the Golden Spread All-Star Games. Guard Cody Thornsbury and center Michael Lewis are playing for the West All-Stars in tonight’s game against the North. The game is 7 p.m. (MDT) at the First United Bank Center in Canyon, Texas. The team will play in […]

Cats earn desired Pit stop

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Making the state tournament in Albuquerque is something they’ve been dreaming of since they picked up a basketball. For Clovis seniors Michael Lewis and Cody Thornsbury, it’s taken four years to reach the pinnacle of high school basketball in New Mexico. Others, such as freshman Jaye Crockett, didn’t have […]

CHS BOYS BASKETBALL: Cats rally to outlast Mayfield

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Clovis High’s Bryce Hill, right, wrestles with Mayfield’s Luis Quinones for control of the ball during Saturday’s Class 5A first-round state tournament game at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Although nowhere close to sea, Clovis coach J.D. Isler did have a bit of an albatross hanging on […]

Christians really do stand on shoulders of giants

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist Christians really do stand on shoulders of giants By Curtis K. Shelburne   It’s been a long time since I sat in a classroom in the old main building at Abilene Christian University and listened to Lemoine Lewis lecture on church history.   Professor Lewis knew whereof he spoke. Harvard-educated […]

Lewis helps Clovis sweep Taos

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Clovis High’s Michael Lewis, center, jumps for a layup against Taos defenders Paul Serrano, left, Michael Malone, center, and Donnie Ward, right at Rock Staubus Gym on Saturday night. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Asked what he sees as his role on the team, Clovis High senior post Michael […]

CHS BOYS BASKETBALL: Cats erupt in third quarter

Clovis High’s Jaden Isler splits Taos defenders Joe Montoya, left, and Juan Valdez during Friday’s game at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Taos Tigers hung around for a half Friday night. It didn’t take Clovis High’s boys long, however, to turn the game into a […]

MILK COW CLASSIC: Rio Rancho edges Cats in OT for title

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Clovis High’s Layne Strebeck shoots over Rio Rancho defenders Daniel Steffensen, left, and Chris Newsome during Saturday’s championship game of the Milk Cow Classic at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis High Wildcats have dominated virtually everybody in their path this season. Facing a team […]

Baskett playoff-bound

Dallas - Philly Football

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver and Clovis native Hank Baskett celebrates after tight end Matt Schobel scored the first touchdown in Monday’s 23-7 win over the Dallas Cowboys at Texas Stadium. (CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisle) By Rick White: CNJ Managing Editor IRVING, Texas — Hank Baskett had 32 text messages waiting for him when he […]

County approves final events center plan

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony BullocksCurry County Manager Dick Smith displays the final drawing of the Curry County Special Events Center. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Seventy-one pages of detailed drawings depicting the future Special Events Center were approved by the Curry County Commission during Tuesday’s regular meeting. Albuquerque architect Jim Lewis presented the renditions, […]

Zias finish 0-4 in tournament

CNJ staff DURANGO, Colo. — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team finished 0-4 in a weekend tournament hosted by Fort Lewis after losses on Saturday to Dixie State and the host Skyhawks. Dixie State, a former junior college playing its first season in NCAA Division II, outlasted the Zias 30-25, 30-25, 28-30, 27-30, 15-10 […]

ENMU SOCCER; Zias, Hounds win in openers

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ENMU forwards Megan Dozier, right, and Amy Wilcox (10) celebrate Dozier match-deciding goal late in Thursday’s season-opening 2-1 win over Fort Lewis at the ENMU soccer pitch. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University senior Megan Dozier found the third time to be the charm. […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Cats looking for third consecutive trip to 5A finals

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Senior Brian Mead (28) scored 21 touchdowns last season in helping the Clovis High football team reach the Class 5A state championship game last season. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Two years ago, the Clovis High football team started its season on an ominous note with a 35-0 loss […]

Cats encouraged by outing against Bulldawgs

CNJ staff TULAROSA — Seniors Brian Mead and Rishard Matthews scored two touchdowns each and defensive end Michael Lewis returned an interception 30 yards for a score in Clovis High’s preseason scrimmage against the Las Cruces Bulldawgs on Friday. CHS assistant coach Darren Kelley said, in addition to Lewis’ TD return, the Wildcats’ first team […]

A ROPER’S BEST FRIEND: Good calf-roping horses hard to find

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Kim Williamson of Farmington has won six world championships with the help of her horse Cutter. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer World champion calf roper Kim Williamson said she owes much of her success to her faithful steed. “I’ve had him since he was five,” said Williamson, who finished […]

Calf roping fan friendly ‘Pro Bowl’

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer In few sports can an average Joe — or Joanne — step on the same playing field with the best in the game. Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping will be one of those exceptions. “It’s kind of like the NFL Pro Bowl,” Wayne Needham, the event’s producer said. “Except […]

Lewis, Eric

Eric Deon Lewis, 41, of Albuquerque, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006, in Albuquerque. Born Nov. 21, 1964, in Clovis to Billy Lewis and Minnie Ransom, he served several years in the U.S. Army and worked as an interstate truck driver. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Billy Lewis; and grandparents, John […]

Joint effort aids student transition

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer It was something she had grown used to as part of a military family. But Alyson Haynie didn’t want to move. Stationed at Cannon Air Force Base, her father, Roger Haynie, turned down a job offer that would have uprooted the family to Oklahoma to let his daughter finish […]