Oldtimers parade hits streets of Melrose

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The Clovis Capital Cowbells mounted group took part in Saturday’s Melrose Oldtimers Day parade. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Lillian Perkins cruised the Melrose Oldtimers’ Day parade route just ahead of the Melrose cheerleaders in her motorized wheelchair for a second straight year — this time dressed in a Raggedy Ann-style […]

SUMMER TRACK: CHS grad Perkins qualifies for national meet

CNJ staff EL PASO — Recent Clovis High graduate Kim Perkins qualified for national competition in two events over the weekend by placing in the Region X USA track and field youth championships at the University of Texas-El Paso. Perkins placed second in the 17-18 girls 400-meter intermediate hurdles in a personal-best time of 1:05.07, […]

Lady Cats aim for gold

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Clovis coach Darrel Ray, right, works with junior Heather Malloy on starting out of the blocks at practice on Wednesday at Leon Williams Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Lady Wildcats head into the Class 5A state track meet winners of their last six meets, and the […]

Lady Cats take first in Wildcat Relays

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Clovis sophomore Ebony Bunton clears the bar during the high jump Thursday at the Wildcat Relays. Bunton won the event, clearing 5 feet, 5 inches. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer There was no tripping up Kim Perkins this time. Perkins, who fell in the 100- and 300-meter hurdles Monday […]

PREP TRACK: Lady Cats hope to contend for state title

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer If Saturday’s first meet of the season was an indicator, the Clovis High Lady Wildcats think good things are ahead this spring in track. Competing without about eight performers who were involved in Class 5A state basketball last week, the Lady Cats posted a second-place team finish behind Alamogordo […]

Lady Cats second at Carlsbad

CNJ staff CARLSBAD — Senior Kim Perkins won four events, posting state-qualifying times in two of them, as Clovis High’s girls finished second behind Alamogordo on Saturday in Carlsbad’s season-opening Ralph Boyer Relays. The Lady Wildcats, short several performers because of the Class 5A state basketball tournament, finished with 105 1/3 points while Alamogordo had […]

Student profile: Kim Perkins

Kim Perkins is a senior at Clovis High School. She is the daughter of Freddie and Mae Perkins. What is your favorite TV show, past and present? Past: “City Guys” and “Saved by the Bell.” Present: “7th Heaven” and “Gilmore Girls.” Tell us a story about your childhood: Since I was about 5 years old, […]

Lady Cats turn back Hobbs

CNJ staff HOBBS — The Clovis High volleyball team clinched a tie for the District 4-5A regular-season title and tied the school’s consecutive wins record Thursday night with a 25-20, 23-25, 25-22, 25-14 victory over Hobbs. Senior Aimee Hilburn had 10 kills for the Lady Wildcats (13-5, 3-0 district), who stretched their winning streak nine […]

Perkins ready for national meet

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer After qualifying for national Junior Olympics track and field competition last year but not being able to go due to lack of funds, Kim Perkins is anxious for another crack at it. The Clovis High senior-to-be qualified in the 400 hurdles last summer when she was in the 15-16 […]

CHS’ Perkins gains national track berth

CNJ staff DENVER — Clovis High senior-to-be Kim Perkins has qualified for the national Junior Olympics track and field meet in the 400 hurdles in the 17-18 age division, winning the event on Sunday in the USA track and field Region X championship in a time of 1:05.58. Region X takes in New Mexico, Arizona, […]

Equine calling

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Nik the Qwik is one of the championship horses bred by Clint and Kyle Bunch, who inherited their love of horses and breeding from their grandfather. (Staff photo: CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Clovis sure has a lot of horsing around going on — and it all means business. […]

Local track team competing at state meet

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Kim Perkins and the rest of the New Mexico Stars will compete at the USATF state championships Saturday and Sunday in Albuquerque. (CNJ staff photo) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Last summer’s track season ended a little sooner than Clovis High School’s Kim Perkins would have liked. She won the 400-meter hurdles in her […]

Local athletes compete at national meet

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent The Great Southwest Track & Field Classic in Albuquerque over the weekend was special, in itself, for the quality of athletes invited. Many of the top high school athletes of the past school year competed and six national bests for the season were set on Saturday. But for twins Sandy […]

Lady Wildcats third at state

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Clovis’ Caitin Waters, left, is congratulated by teammate Heather Malloy after the Lady Wildcats captured the 1600-meter medley relay during Saturday’s Class 5A state track meet at the University of New Mexico. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ staff writer ALBUQUERQUE — Darrel Ray had hoped it would be his Clovis High girls […]

Dead heat in girls 5A track meet

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Clovis High junior Kim Perkins, right, running a 200 meter in practice with teammate Vanessa O’Neal, will compete in the triple jump, 200 meters, 100 and 300 hurdles at the Class 5A state tournament Friday and Saturday. (CNJ staff: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer When talking about Friday and Saturday’s Class 5A […]

CHS teams qualify four events at Hobbs

CNJ STAFF HOBBS — Clovis High’s track teams qualified two events for state in both boys and girls competition in Tuesday’s Hobbs qualifier. Both boys qualifiers came in winning efforts — the medley relay team of Tanner Williams, Phillip Williams, Jacob Jones and Matt Loewen, which ran 3:37.16, and freshman Manuel Robles in high jump […]

Lady Wildcats defend home turf

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Clovis junior Kim Perkins jumps over the last hurdle during the 300 meter hurdles Friday during the Wildcat Relays at Leon Williams Stadium. Perkins won her heat and had the best time to give her first place. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer With the home track advantage and a pretty […]

CHS’ Perkins wins 300 hurdles at elite meet

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Kim Perkins led a solid Clovis effort by winning the 300-meter hurdles Monday at the Mary Sepulveda Invitational track meet at the University of New Mexico. Perkins won the race in a time of 47.1 seconds in a meet featuring the top eight performers in each event in the state. Senior […]

CHS track teams second in Carlsbad

CNJ staff CARLSBAD — Both the Clovis boys and girls track teams opened its season by finishing second to Alamogordo at the Carlsbad Invitational on Saturday. For the Wildcats, Damien Robinson won both the 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles. Robinson’s time of 14.92 seconds in the 110M automatically qualifies him for the state meet at the […]

Patton, Harry L.

Harry L. Patton Services: Have been held. Harry L. Patton, 74, of Clovis, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2004, in Clovis. He was born on Oct. 6, 1930, in Clovis, to Perkins L. and Katherine Garvin Patton. He was an attorney and practiced in Clovis for many years. He served as the city of Clovis attorney […]