Residents share Super Bowl plans

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Clovis resident Christine Solano, office manager at The Hartley House, has been a New York Giants fan for 24 years. Solano said Eli Manning is her favorite Giant and naturally feels the Giants will win Sunday’s Super Bowl. Tonjia Rolan Like it or not, the Super Bowl is one of […]

Dec. 2 Birth

McMath Ryan and Nicole McMath of Clovis are the parents of a 6 pound 4 ounce boy born Oct. 26, 2007 at Plains Regional Medical Center. Kolten Ryan McMath has one brother, Brennen, 21 months. Grandparents are Linda Dornak of Clovis, Pat and Nancy Bishop of Clovis and Archie and Anne McMath of Portales. Great-grandparents […]

11-25 Births

McMath Kolten Ryan McMath was born Oct. 26, 2007, to Ryan and Nicole McMath of Clovis at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He weighed six pounds four ounces. He has one brother, Brennen, 21 months. Grandparents are Linda Pornak, Pat and Nancy Bishop, all of Clovis and Archie and Anne McMath, both of Portales. […]

Vixens halt Elida’s undefeated streak

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Fort Sumner’s Carie Cortese hugs teammate Candace Lyssy after Fort Sumner defeated Elida in three game Friday at the Class 1A state tournament in Albuquerque. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — Fort Sumner climbed one major hill on Friday. Now the Vixens will have to do it again in […]

Vixens slip, but come up big for victory

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Fort Sumner’s Justyne McMath spikes the ball over Andrea Rigoni (22) in a 3-1 win over Roy at the state tournament in Albuquerque on Thursday. By Dave Wagner CNJ SPORTS WRITER ALBUQUERQUE — Fort Sumner slipped up a bit in the second game against Roy, but the Vixens were otherwise generally in control in beating […]

AREA VOLLEYBALL: Vixens, Texico try to reload

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Clovis Christian sophomore Jennifer Schaap serves during practice on Friday at the CCS gym. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent If there are a couple of rules of thumb about small-school volleyball in the eastern part of the state, it might go a little like this over the last few years: […]

McMath, Robert “Bob”

Robert “Bob” McMath, 78, of Portales, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006, at his home in Portales. He was born Nov. 27, 1927, in Mulberry, Ark., to Vicie and Robert N. McMath. He grew up in Wagner, Okla. In the late 1950s he moved to Hagerman where he worked hauling hay. On Jan. 10, 1967, in […]

Texico likes chances in 2A tourney

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Texico’s Zandi Queener spikes the ball during Saturday’s Class 2A Region C championship game in Texico. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Texico coach Mike Littlejohn thinks experience can be overrated. Despite having only four players with state tournament experience, the veteran Texico coach likes his team’s chances of winning […]

Vixens sweep Bronchos

CNJ Staff ALBUQUERQUE — Fort Sumner ended Grady’s first trip to the 1A state volleyball tournament since 1996 on the first day, sweeping the Lady Bronchos 25-12, 25-16, 25-8 in the quarterfinals Thursday at Del Norte High School. The Vixens (21-3) didn’t lose a game all day, earning the top seed out of Pool A […]

Prep volleyball: Vixens among Class 1A favorites

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Sandy Fortner is part of a dominating front line for the Fort Sumner Vixens. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Grady and Fort Sumner enter the Class 1A state volleyball tournament from different vantage points. The Vixens have made Albuquerque a second home in November, having gone to the state tournament […]

Texico likes chances in state volleyball

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Texico’s Ashley Littlejohn (left) and Amber Parmer go up for a block in Friday’s Class 2A Region B semifinal victory over Questa at Texico Sports Arena.Photo by Rick White By Dave Wagner The Texico Lady Spikers may not be the favorites going into this weekend’s Class 2A state tournament in Roswell, but veteran coach Mike […]

Lady Buffs’ field looks balanced

By Dave Wagner FIRST-YEAR MELROSE volleyball coach Melissa Ham is figuring on a wide-open battle for the championship when her team hosts the annual Lady Buffs Invitational on Saturday. “I don’t know if (Melrose has) ever won the tournament, so it would be nice,” Ham said. “I think the brackets are matched up pretty even. […]

Young Vixens think they may contend again

By Eric Butler FORT SUMNER — With no seniors on this year’s squad and possibly needing time to integrate two of the state’s top small school athletes into the system, Fort Sumner’s volleyball team has the makings of a powerhouse in 2004. But don’t forget about this year. The Vixens returns several key players for […]