CHS BASKETBALL: Clovis set for busy weekend

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer With his team off to a 4-0 start, Clovis High boys basketball coach J.D. Isler said he’s less concerned about who the Wildcats are playing and more about fine-tuning their overall game. CHS boys and girls squads begin a busy weekend with a doubleheader today against Aztec at Rock […]

CHS BASKETBALL: Clovis home at last

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Clovis sophomore Antiesha Brown, left, goes against senior guard Britni Montague in practice Monday at the Rock Staubus Gym. Clovis coach Miles Watters said Amarillo has a strong inside-outisde game. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Coming off solid performances in three-day tournaments, Clovis hosts Amarillo in a boys-girls basketball […]

ENMU’s Maguire to give up coaching role

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Mike Maguire has had an impressive run as Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball coach. Maguire, who has been the program’s coach for 20 seasons and has doubled as the school’s athletic director for the past six years, made official Thursday his intentions to give up his coaching […]

CHS VOLLEYBALL: Lady Cats can’t stop Goddard

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Clovis freshman Antiesha Brown hits around the block of Roswell Goddard’s Laura Fry (10) and Jamie Edgett during Thursday’s match at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Nobody celebrates a kill shot quite like Clovis’ Siobhan Flatow. But even her fist-pumping was noticeably muted after she hit one […]

First responders get thanks on morning of anniversary

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CNJ Staff Photo: Sharna JohnsonCentral Baptist Church deacons, from left, Dwain Collins, George Shuckman and Fred Birdsong fix a plate for patrolman Tim Marshall of the Clovis Police. The church hosted a breakfast for law enforcement. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer As the sun dawned on the fifth anniversary of 9/11, nearly two dozen […]

CCC set for $1 million funding loss

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Clovis Community College could lose nearly $1 million in state funding in fiscal year 2007-2008, mostly as a result of a decrease in enrollment, which slipped about 10 percent the last two years, according to CCC officials. The college could see several state-supplied coffers decline in fiscal year 2007-2008, […]

Greenwalt signs with Seattle

CNJ staff Former Clovis High standout Cisti Greenwalt signed recently with the WNBA’s Seattle Storm. Greenwalt signed with Seattle on May 26, according to her mother, Terri Greenwalt, and dressed for the first time in an 89-87 home loss to San Antonio on Sunday, although she did not see action. Seattle (3-3) hosts the Chicago […]

When winning is losing: Weight-loss challenge ends in tie

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Gravy and biscuits and boxes of doughnuts were orchestrated pitfalls for contestants of this challenge, but the victors slimmed down in spite of it all. A weight-loss challenge that waged for four months among Clovis Municipal Schools, the Clovis Police Department and a few other organizations ended 10 days […]

Loss of jobs not sign of industry downfall

By Walter Williams: Syndicated columnist According to some pundits and political hustlers, free trade has led to a loss of “good manufacturing jobs.” Let’s look at it, but before doing so, let’s first see whether we should work ourselves into a tizzy over other job losses. In 1900, 41 percent of the U.S. labor force […]

Lady Buffs draw top-seeded Tatum

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer It’s fair to say the Melrose Lady Buffaloes have their work cut out in today’s Class 1A state tournament quarterfinals. The Lady Buffs have the only losing record (13-17) of the 80 teams that qualified for various state quarterfinal play. And their opponent is Tatum (28-1), which went unbeaten […]

ENMU baseball team sweeps Northeastern State

CNJ staff TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University rode the hot hitting of second baseman Mike McDuffie and stellar relief work by sophomore right-handers Charlie Ward and Keith Balderaz to a sweep of Northeastern State in a Lone Star Conference crossover doubleheader Saturday at Rousey Field. The Greyhounds won the opener 7-6 and scored […]

Lady Wolverines move into semis in 2A state meet

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — The Texico Lady Wolverines cruised into the semifinals of the Class 2A state volleyball tournament, repeating a regional finals win over Eunice by thumping the Lady Cardinals 25-5, 25-19, 25-21 on Thursday at Cibola High School. Texico (19-5) will play Tularosa (21-1), a 25-22, 25-13, 25-23 quarterfinal winner Thursday over Sandia […]

Hunter helping Hounds on defense

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer WITH CORNERBACKS MARK Patterson (groin) and Michael Fields (ankle and knee) unable to play due to injury, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo had to resort to desperate measures in last weekend’s Lone Star Conference South Division game at Texas A&M-Kingsville. First, he moved outside linebacker Brandon […]

PREP FOOTBALL NOTES: Tested Wolverines play for district title

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer TEXICO COACH MIKE PROKOP said he has “no regrets at all” about the tough non-district schedule his team played this year. After a 2-4 start, the two-time defending state champion Wolverines have started District 3-1A with a pair of wins. Of Texico’s four losses, two came to Texas teams, […]

Beauty of Voice: Communication comes in many flavors

Ryn Gargulinski There’s nothing as pleasing to the ear as a baby’s first words (unless, of course, it’s the sound of coffee being brewed). Some children murmur “mama,” others “papa.” My first words were “hot dog.” Our eight-week old puppy Lulu found the joy of her voice just the other morning. Yes, Lulu learned to […]

Goddard blanks CHS

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Clovis’ Cassie Belford, left, battles Goddard’s Sara Torrez for the ball during during Tuesday’s girls soccer matchup at Yucca Soccer Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Clovis High girls soccer coach Larry Jones found some positives on Tuesday despite the Lady Wildcats’ 5-0 loss to Roswell Goddard at Yucca […]

Inconsistency dooms Clovis at Monterey

CNJ staff LUBBOCK — An inconsistent effort by the Lady Cats lead to a four-game loss at Lubbock Monterey. “We were just kinda off,” Clovis coach Darrel Ray said. “The consistency wasn’t there. We couldn’t get all of the pieces together at one time.” Monterey beat Clovis 25-27, 26-24, 25-19, 25-0. Clovis won the first […]

Cannon takes Men’s Military World Tournament

Airman Thomas Trower The Cannon slow-pitch softball team competed in the Men’s Military World Tournament in Panama City, Fla. on Aug. 19. The team represented the base by coming out on top and winning the final game of the tournament against Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., 18-9. The tournament consisted of 22 teams from several […]

Cats visit Mayfield in opener

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Clovis senior Devin Hanson helps fellow senior Jonathan Sweet stretch during the start of practice Thursday at the high school. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Jim Bradley’s teams haven’t lost many season openers — just three in 38 years by his count. The veteran Mayfield coach has padded his […]

Alaska mobilizes to save Eielson AFB

By Dan Joling: The Associated Press FAIRBANKS, Alaska — Lots of people around Fairbanks worry about the economic fallout if the Pentagon pulls more than 2,800 airmen and 3,300 dependents from Eielson Air Force Base. Benny Lin would take a direct hit. Lin owns Pagoda Chinese Restaurant, and his delivery truck makes hourly trips to […]