3/26 Weddings

Garcia Sharon Garcia and Gilbert Garcia, both of Clovis, were joined in marriage Jan. 21 at Our Lady of Guadalupe. Father Sotero Sena performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Shirley Carroll of Clovis and the late Charles R. Bell of Clovis. The bridegroom is the son of the late Marcelino Garcia and […]

3/19 Birth

Hannah Lavender Hannah Jolene Lavender was born Feb. 28, 2006, to Marty and Tomi Lavender of Melrose at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces.Grandparents are Connie Baldwin of Melrose and Billy Connell of Logan, and the late Jim Lavender of Melrose, Dennis Henry of House and Dixie Connell of […]

1A BOYS FINALS: Des Moines edges Logan

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A disheartened Logan junior Austin Whetten watches as Des Moines receives the Class 1A championship trophy. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer ALBUQUERQUE — It took until the final seconds of the championship game, but the magic finally ran out for the Logan Longhorns. Down by two with 1.9 seconds […]

Fire near Logan chars 8,000 acres

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer When O.B. Coffey saw smoke rising south of his home on the south side of Ute Lake in Logan on Saturday afternoon, he took a hose and wet things down around his home. A short while later, a sheriff’s deputy knocked on Coffey’s door. “The sheriff’s deputy came … […]

Foxes have lofty goals

CNJ staff FORT SUMNER — The Fort Sumner boys basketball team is the fifth seed in the Class 1A state tournament beginning today at Del Norte High School in Albuquerque, but the Foxes aren’t ready to accept that. They’re shooting for the big prize. “A lot of guys talk about getting to state, but our […]

PREP ROUNDUP: Longhorns hold off Fort Sumner’s bid

CNJ staff LOGAN — The Logan Longhorns hung on down the stretch to beat Fort Sumner 67-65 Saturday night for the Class 1A Region A tournament boys championship. Logan (24-4) snapped Fort Sumner’s 17-game winning streak, getting 28 points from senior post Jake Abercrombie. The Longhorns were the last team to beat the Foxes (23-4), […]

Elida girls survive scare from Logan

Elida senior Kodi Armitage drives to the basket while being defended by Logan sophomore Nicole Martinez. Armitage scored 21 points and pulled down 12 boards in the Lady Tigers’ 56-52 win. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer ELIDA — After blowing a 10-point halftime lead, Elida was able to hang […]

First-half lull costs Buffs

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Ryan Fikany shoots a short-range shot in the first half of Thursday’s Region A semifinal at Logan. The Foxes defeated Grady 65-59. (Courtesy photo: Scot Stinnett) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent LOGAN — Sometimes it takes only a minute for a dream of reaching the state tournament to vanish. The Melrose Buffaloes held a lead […]

Foxes looking to add title in basketball

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Fort Sumner has had plenty of experience winning state football championships in recent years. Now the Foxes hope to add a Class 1A basketball title to their trophy case. They can take a big step tonight when they face Grady in a Region A semifinal game at Logan. Semifinal […]

PREP ROUNDUP: Fort Sumner boys, Grady girls win district tourney titles

CNJ staff The Fort Sumner boys and Grady girls captured district tournament championships Saturday night with victories on their home courts. Fort Sumner (22-3) extended its winning streak to 16 games, pulling away in the third quarter to beat third-seeded Melrose 64-50 in District 3-1A boys competition. Fort Sumner will face District 4-1A runnerup Grady […]

PREP ROUNDUP: Lady Wolverines win district tourney

CNJ staff The Texico Lady Wolverines pulled away in the second half Friday night to beat Santa Rosa 46-36 Friday night at Texico to capture the District 6-2A girls tournament championship. Both teams advance to regional play next week against District 7-2A qualifiers Dexter and Eunice, who meet today in Dexter in that district’s tourney […]

Leon Logan

Leon Logan Date of birth: Jan 17, 1926 Dates of Service: February 1944 to May 1946 Hometown: Sweetwater, Texas Theater and location of service: Florida Branch: Army Air Corps Rank: Corporal Unit and specialty: Training school Lives in: Logan In his words: Logan left school at 18 to join the Army as an air cadet […]

SATURDAY PREP BASKETBALL

CNJ staff Top performers Boys * Will Genitski, Clovis Christian, scored 18 points, but the Eagles lost at Logan 71-53. The Longhorns, who got 23 points from guard Josh Franco, clinched the District 4-1A regular-season championship with the victory. * Colt Grau, Grady, scored 17 points in the Bronchos’ 64-45 District 4-1A win at San […]

Grady, Logan split district doubleheader

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Grady’s #10 Colt Grau, right, and Logan’s #51 Austin Whetton, left, battle for the ball during the first half of Thursday’s District 4-1A boys contest at Grady.  The Grady Bronchos lost to Logan 71-55. CNJ correspondent: Martha Hardwick By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent GRADY — Thoughts of tying up the District 4-1A boys basketball race […]

2/4 Cameo honor roll

Third Grade A Honor Roll: LeAnna Foust, Adan Martinez, Kimberly Reid, Juan San Juan A/B Honor Roll: Mary Allison Almond, Robert Bruhn, Tamia Carter, Jaquan Franklin, Harlie Galaviz, DesMariah Garcia, Esteban Gonzales, Estevan Romero, Joshua Torres, Justyn Wright, Fred Schilling, Edwin McFatridge, Delino Lewis, Terence Barela, Alisia Amaro Fourth Grade A Honor Roll: Max Rodriquez, […]

PREP ROUNDUP: Lady Eagles ride big second quarter to win

CNJ staff Tiffani Medeiros scored 19 points and Sam Barnett added 10 as Clovis Christian rode a dominant second quarter to a huge 51-42 win over Logan in a District 4-1A contest at CCS. With the win, the Lady Eagles moved a season-best three games over .500 and finished the first half of district play […]

EPAC: Wolverines top Dora, seek 3-peat

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Texico senior Patrick Burns passes to the outside as Dora junior Casey O’Conner plays defense during an EPAC Tournament matchup Friday at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Andrew Chavez) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — The Texico Wolverines are on the verge of their third straight EPAC championship. With 19 points from Aaron […]

Lady Wolverines one step from EPAC finals

CNJ staff The Lady Wolverines are one game away from the finals of the Eastern Plains Athletic Conference Basketball Tournament, but Texico coach Keith Durham does not want his team to get caught up in a mid-season tournment. “We’re just trying to get better every time we step out on the floor,” Durham said. “I […]

Lady Wolverines smother Logan

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Texico’s Stephanie Bailey releases a shot over a Logan defender during the second half of Saturday’s girls basketball matchup in Texico. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer TEXICO — When the Logan Lady Longhorns came out in a 1-2-2 zone on Saturday night, Texico girls basketball coach Keith Durham was […]

Wolverines’ comeback overhauls Longhorns

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Texico’s Courtland Luscombe releases a shot over Logan’s Saul Acosta during the first half of their game Saturday in Texico. Luscombe was fouled on the play. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer TEXICO — Logan’s Drew Perez hit a fadeaway 3-pointer as the halftime buzzer sounded to cap off a […]