Holiday tournament summaries

CNJ staff Boys Tuesday Rio Rancho 69, Valley 68 The Rams earned another spot in the championship of the tournament by consistently holding leads of around 10 points until a late Vikings run shaved the final deficit to one. Rio Rancho (7-4) was led by senior Chris Williams (26 points) and freshman brother Marcus Williams […]

Keene goes long way for tournament

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer In mid-October, Clovis sent a schedule out to St. Michael’s in Santa Fe to confirm its attendance at the Milk Cow Classic, which runs today through Wednesday. However, St. Michael’s found another tourney, leaving Clovis scrambling. Clovis got a call from Keene High School, a Class 2A school south […]

Clovis pounds Lovington

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Clovis junior Brittany Blackmon releases a shot over Lovington’s Crystal Marquez during the first half of their game Tuesday at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent You’d expect some rustiness in the opening game of the year, but Clovis junior Brittany Blackmon played the Wildcats’ lidlifter Tuesday night as […]

Cunningham, Allen

Allen Cunningham Services: Have been held. Allen Ray Cunningham, 52, of Tatum, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, at Nor Lea General Hospital in Lovington. He was born on July 16, 1952, in Farmington, to James and Rose Cunningham. He married Carla Reeves on April 9, 1976, in Portales. He was a member of Living Water […]

Borden, Elsie

Elsie Elizabeth Borden Services: Have been held. Elsie Elizabeth Borden, 89, of Hobbs, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, at the Hobbs Health Care. She was born on Oct. 30, 1916, in Portales. She married E.M. “Buzz” Borden Jr. on April 27, 1933. Family members said she was a member of the Church of Christ for […]

Tuesday’s Hobbs qualifier track results

CNJ STAFF Boys Team standings: 1. Clovis 118; 2. Carlsbad 58; 3. Lovington 57; 4. Loving 51; 5. NMMI 46; 6. Hobbs 42; 7. Artesia 32; 8. Portales 22; 9. Jal 17; 10. Eunice 6. Field events High jump: 1. Gabriel, Portales 5-10; 2. McBee, Lovington 5-7; 3. McBride, Lovington 5-7. Shot put: 1. Caudillo, […]

Lovington oil man to push solution for water problem

By David Arkin, CNJ Correspondent Water is one of those issues that always seems to be a talker around election season. It’s also the No. 1 reason why William V. Palmer wants to be a New Mexico state senator. Palmer, a Lovington oil and gas company owner, operator and investor, thinks he can do something […]

Lady Cats finish first

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Clovis senior Brianne Bracken tracks her putt on 10th hole during Monday’s golf tournament at Portales Country Club. Freedom Newspaper photo by Kevin Wilson. By Kevin Wilson PORTALES — It felt like a win for the Portales girls golf team, even though the scoreboard showed otherwise. The opposite seemed true for the Clovis girls. Clovis […]

Lady Cats finally get bats going

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Clovis junior Laura Wood knocks down a pickoff throw during Saturday’s third-place game against Perryton, Texas. CNJ staff photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner Annie Tweedy finally got some help in the hitting department. The Clovis High junior capped a 7-for-10 weekend, including a pair of home runs, with three hits and three RBI […]

Robinson, James

James Robinson Services: Have been held. James Fred Robinson, 92, of Lovington died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003, at the Good Samaritan Center in Lovington. He was born on July 3, 1911, in Lovington. He married Loeta Fowler on Oct. 18, 1930, in Lovington. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church since 1923. […]

Unselfish Lady Cats win 9th straight

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Clovis sophomore Aimee Hilburn drives to the hole. CNJ staff photo Rick White. By Rick White Tori Quintana dribbles the ball across the top of the key, patiently waiting like a lioness to pounce on prey until teammate Brittany Blackmon seals her defender down low. A feathery no-look lob pass. An easy two points. Aimee […]

Clovis prep capsules

CNJ staff Game day Girls Lovington (12-4) at Clovis (14-2) When: 7:30 p.m. Friday Where: Rock Staubus Gym Radio:

Brown, Geo W.

Geo W. Brown Services: Have been held. Mr. Geo W. Brown, 83, of Clovis died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis. He was born on Aug. 24, 1920, in Bonham, Texas, to Jewel and Agnes Neal Brown. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1942 until 1945. He married Johnnie […]

Sophomores settle in for Lady Cats

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Jessica Russell slips past Roxanne Luera for layup last week during Clovis’ practice. Russell is one of four sophomores playing a prominent role for the Lady Wildcats. CNJ staff photo by Eric Kluth. Rick White It took a while for sophomores Tori Quintana and Brittany Blackmon to find their comfort zone in last week’s season-opener. […]

Friends say accident victims were ‘careful’

By Darrell Todd Maurina Members of the motorcycle club to which Timothy “Patch” Lasiter and Johnnie “Dutch” Vankleeck belonged said they couldn’t believe the two were killed in an early Sunday morning crash. Both belonged to different chapters of the “Brotherhood of 74” motorcycle club, named for a type of Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Lasiter was president […]

Lady Cats beat Lovington

CNJ STAFF LOVINGTON — Clovis coach Miles Watters was pleased with the effort. The execution, he said, will come. Sophomore point guard Tori Quintana led a balanced attack with 17 points and senior post Monique Walker added 12 as the Lady Wildcats opened their season Tuesday with a 59-43 win over Lovington. “I think the […]

New Mexico loves to show off its stars

Ned Cantwell There is something about stars — the kind that ride in limousines and fly first class, not the kind that populate our skies — that make people giddy. Val Kilmer’s relationship with our state — is it love, is it hate? — got me to thinking about stars with New Mexico connections. We […]

Economy should see boom

By Darrell Todd Maurina Cheese production plants in two eastern New Mexico cities have had major economic impacts on those communities, according to business and city officials in those communities. The plants provided a major source of new employment to Lovington, which is trying to diversify an economy largely based on oil and natural gas, […]

Summer time for teaching

By Eric Butler June is definitely a time of transition for high school volleyball teams. And the so-called “Rally at Da Rock,” held Friday and Saturday at Rock Staubus gymnasium, is right at the beginning of the learning curve. The normal array of coaching changes and player transfers were part of the picture when 10 […]