Clovis edges Tascosa

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Clovis senior Tigg Bunton powers his way to the basket past Amarillo Tascosa’s J.R. Scott during the first half of their game Tuesday at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent The opener for the Clovis boys basketball team gave several inexperienced varsity players opportunity to show their stuff. It […]

Texico cruises into finals

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Texico senior Johnny Serrano breaks through the tackle of Fort Sumner senior Tim Segura during the second half of their Class 1A semifinal game Friday in Texico. Texico defeated Fort Sumner 42-0. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer TEXICO — Neither rain nor fumbles nor an eight-men front could stop […]

Texico hammers Tucumcari

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Texico senior Chris Phillips runs around the end as he heads toward the end zone during the first half of Firday’s game against Tucumcari in Texico. Texico defeated Tucumcari 48-7. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent TEXICO — Defending Class 1A state champion Texico continues to beat up on the big boys. […]

Ned Houk race to benefit cancer

By Ryan Lengerich In 1996, Jim Davis died of lung cancer only a year after seeing the Ned Houk Motor Sports Complex construction completed — a project in which he had a major stake. To honor Davis, NHMSC board members are holding the Jim Davis Memorial Race at 7:30 p.m. on Friday night to benefit […]

Police: Shoplifter ran into police car

Cops & Courts A man attempting to steal beer Wednesday night from a Clovis gas station picked the wrong time to run out the door, according to Clovis police who said he fled right into an officer filling up his gas tank. “I was pumping gas at First and Ross; while I was sitting there, […]

Highlands hammers Hounds

CNJ STAFF LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Brian Fryer was a one-man wrecking crew. The senior center fielder went 4-for-4 with a triple, a homer and four runs batted in as New Mexico Highlands routed Eastern New Mexico University 9-1 on Tuesday in college baseball. Fryer raised his season’s batting average to .492, driving in single […]

Strader, Michael

Michael Strader Services: Have been held. Michael Strader, 47, of Clovis died Saturday, April 10, 2004, at his home. He was born on Nov. 3, 1956, in Clovis to Neal and Ellen McCollum Strader. He was a graduate of Clovis High School and after graduation he moved to Arlington, Texas, where he went to the […]

Clovis wins ‘ugly’

By Rick White CANYON – Whether it was Tizrick Phillips or John Props off the bench or leading scorer Justin Pinckney getting untracked in the third quarter, Clovis put together enough offensive spurts to hold off pesky Abilene Cooper 58-50 on Friday in a semifinal contest of The Gene Messer Tournament of Champions. Clovis stretched […]

Rocking the house

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“Tops in Blue” performs the opening number Wednesday at Doc Stewart Park across from Cannon Air Force Base. “Tops in Blue” performed music melodies from various music decades and styles. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina Some members of the “Tops in Blue” Air Force entertainment troupe weren’t even born when retired Lt. […]

Henry, Porter

Porter Henry Services: Have been held. Mr. Porter Davis “Pat” Henry, 61, of Portales, died Monday, April 28, 2003, at his home. He was born on May 25, 1941, in Carlsbad, to Madge and A.P. Henry. He graduated from Carlsbad High School in 1959. He attended Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, graduating with a […]