January 2009 obituaries

The following people with area ties died in January, according to obituaries submitted to the newspaper. Allen, Robbie Lizabeth, 96, of Portales, Jan. 8 Black, Susan, 59, of Clyde, Texas, Jan. 7 Boney, Brent, 44, of Clovis, Jan. 22 Brown, Annie, 62, of Clovis, Jan. 2 Brown, Martha, 94, of Alto, Jan. 31 Buzard, Oleta, […]

Cats scrimmage at Los Lunas

CNJ staff LOS LUNAS — The Clovis High boys soccer team scrimmaged three opponents on Saturday, losing to Ruidoso 2-1, Los Lunas 2-1 and Belen 3-1. Despite that, first-year coach Greg Trujillo said his squad showed some good signs. “The games were good,” he said. “We outplayed the first two teams, but lost both in […]

Clovis teams ousted in state LL meets

CNJ staff LOS LUNAS — The Clovis American All-Stars were eliminated from the state 11-12 Little League tournament Monday night with a 5-1 loss to White Rock. Jarron Hill pitched a complete game for American in a losing effort, striking out nine. He also scored the team’s only run in the sixth when he reached […]

Clovis Little League teams fall

Freedom New Mexico LOS LUNAS — The Clovis American All-Stars pulled close with a five-run fourth on Saturday, but Silver City answered with five of its own in the top of the sixth for an 11-5 first-round win in the state 11-12 Little League tournament. Meantime, both Clovis Zia entries also lost first-round matchups. The […]

Clovis falls to Sandia in tourney semifinals

By Eric Butler: Freedom Newspapers RIO RANCHO — The Clovis girls basketball team was taught a physical lesson on Friday, but it’s one that Lady Wildcats coach Miles Watters hopes will benefit his squad in the future. In the semifinals of the Mel Otero Invitational, Sandia knocked off Clovis 57-45 to move into the championship […]

CHS GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Cats romp into semifinals

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent RIO RANCHO — It was a split decision for eastern New Mexico’s prep girls basketball teams Thursday at the Mel Otero Invitational. Clovis earned its way into the semifinal round with a 64-38 victory over Highland, while Portales lost to Los Lunas 33-24. For the victorious Lady Wildcats, the final […]

Portales finishes third at invite

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Portales junior Jordan Roehl spikes the ball past Tatum’s Beatriz Castro in a semifinal match on Saturday in the Clovis Invitational volleyball tournament at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Success or disappointment? For the Portales volleyball players, a third-place finish at the 16-team Wildcat Invitational was a […]

CHS BOYS SOCCER: Cats play to tie with Los Lunas

CNJ staff LOS LUNAS — Angel Fernandez scored with the help of an assist from Luis Esparza in the 30th minute on Thursday and the Clovis High boys soccer team managed a 1-1 tie with Los Lunas. The match was halted with about 14 minutes left due to rain and lightning in the area. The […]

Walden, Emery

Emery Elva Walden, 94, of Albuquerque, died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005, at Lovelace Hospital in Albuquerque. He was born Nov. 10, 1911, in Winters, Texas, to William and Willie Walden. He married Modean Reid on Feb. 29, 1944, in Portales. He moved to Albuquerque from Clovis in 1947. He was a member of Blake Baptist […]

Lady Rams fight through fatigue

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Portales’ Morgan Hill looks to block a Las Lunas player’s shot during the Clovis Invitational volleyball tournament Saturday at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers If the New Mexico Activities Association were to pull a surprise and announce that state volleyball match will be a best-of-nine format, consider […]