Education feature: Clovis students performing original play

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Darlene Barragan, right, plays the part of Ms. Plug Ugly, an overbearing teacher. Here she is getting the class under control, asking students how they plan to make life better for people. Benna Sayyed Lizzie Skermetta hopes acting will make a difference in her life. A sophomore, Skermetta plays a […]

Ticket feature: Events center hosting mounted shooting competition

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Courtesy photo In the Western Shooting Horse “Road to the Worlds” competition, riders shoot 10 balloon targets while navigating obstacles, using specially-loaded blank cartridges fired from Old West-style single-action revolvers. The Curry County Events Center plays host this weekend to the Western Shooting Horse “Road to the Worlds” competition. The event is set for Saturday […]

Ticket feature: ENMU’s Saturday Night Lab series features student-directed plays

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Courtesy photo Brianna Pilon as Rosencratz, left, Laurel Petty, center, as The Player and Jason Goolsby, right, as Guildenstern. Vanessa Kahin, pictured on the far right in the photo with four people, is the director. The play is a reduced version of Tom Stoppard’s play “Rosencratz and Guildenstern Are Dead.” Freedom New Mexico Saturday, Eastern […]

Commercial jingles stifle originality

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist We complain about commercial jingles and other clever advertising, but we must admit sometimes those witty sayings find their way into our everyday dialogue. I heard a university English professor say if Shakespeare were alive today he would be writing commercials instead of plays and poetry because “that’s where the […]

Local team plays in ‘world’ tourney

CNJ staff VAIL, Colo. — “Twisted Sisterz,” a team made up of three girls from Clovis and three from Portales, participated in the “Kick It 3v3 world championship” soccer tournament Jan. 17-19. The team, comprised of Kyra Bussen, Airen Martin and Stacy Gross of Clovis and Jenna Sievers, Kaitlin Garrett and Chay Bond of Portales, […]

Schools mark holiday season with performances

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Christmas season is also the season for Christmas plays and programs at the Clovis Municipal Schools. Each school produces a concert of some type for the community to come and enjoy the sounds of the season. Yucca and Marshall middle schools and Clovis High School’s freshman campus are producing […]

Sept. 1, 2007 Prep Summaries

Mayfield 38, Clovis 20 Clovis 0 7 7 6 — 20 Mayfield 21 7 7 3 — 38 Scoring summary First quarter M — Jacob Ceniceros 7-yard run (Matt Sandoval kick), 10:00. Drive: 6 plays, 59 yards M — Nathan Enriquez 25-yard pass from Sandoval (Sandoval kick), 5:14. Drive: 4 plays, 41 yards M — […]

Cats set for scrimmage with Cruces

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CNJ staff photo: Rick White Senior strong safety Josh Bryan meets senior running back Derrick Phillips in the hole. By Rick White: CNJ managing editor What: Clovis vs. Las Cruces High in a controlled scrimmage. The teams have been scrimmaging each other for more than a decade. When: 4 p.m. today Where: Wool Bowl, Roswell […]

Robertson repeats in Class 3A

The Associated Press PORTALES — Robertson won its second-straight Class 3A football championship Saturday, defeating Portales 28-6. “I don’t know about a dynasty. We’re just happy to be back-to-back state champs,” Robertson coach Chad Roanhaus said. “This year, we knew we had the team to win it, we just had to go out and play […]

CHS BASKETBALL: Playoff delay slows Cats

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Clovis High’s Maria Sena runs the floor during a ballhandling drill in Lady Wildcats basketball practice on Tuesday at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High boys basketball coach J.D. Isler is used to waiting for the football team to wade through the Class 5A state […]

Wolverines advance in 2A playoffs

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Texico’s Edgardo Meza (26) is tackled low by Eunice’s Mark Newton (22) in Friday’s Class 2A playoff game at Texico. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer TEXICO — Two big pass plays kept Eunice in the game for a while, but Texico’s power eventually took over. The Wolverines failed to […]

Local golfer notches pair of aces

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Bob Rogers of Clovis plays golf at Municipal Golf Course last Thursday. Rogers has golfed with the same group for the past seven years, and usually plays four days a week. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent There’s an old story around the clubhouse at Clovis Municipal Golf Course about one […]

Office treasures

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Debbie Spriggs keeps her workspace cheerful with Mickey Mouse items at the Curry County Courthouse. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Fennell and Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers The way people decorate their desk or office can reveal a lot about them. We asked several Curry and Roosevelt county workers to share with us their most […]

Wildcats rev up running game

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By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — Eldorado threw the first shot Friday night, but the Eagles couldn’t withstand Clovis High’s counterpunch. Senior running back Brian Mead rushed for 203 yards on 29 carries and scored four touchdowns and junior Manuel Robles added 148 yards, including a devastating 77-yard TD run in the second […]

Cats encouraged by outing against Bulldawgs

CNJ staff TULAROSA — Seniors Brian Mead and Rishard Matthews scored two touchdowns each and defensive end Michael Lewis returned an interception 30 yards for a score in Clovis High’s preseason scrimmage against the Las Cruces Bulldawgs on Friday. CHS assistant coach Darren Kelley said, in addition to Lewis’ TD return, the Wildcats’ first team […]

Greenwalt finds comfort with Storm

By Dave Wagner: CNJ Sports Writer The Seattle Storm view former Clovis High standout Cisti Greenwalt as project. Storm coach and player personnel director Anne Donovan said the team was looking for a young post player when they signed the 6-foot-5 Greenwalt in late May. “Our staff watched her quite a bit when she was […]

Silver edges Green in ENMU spring game

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Silver quarterback Michael Benton, center, releases a throw during the second half of ENMU’s spring football game on Saturday at Leon Williams Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Little things sometimes make a big difference, as Eastern New Mexico University running back J.J. Jennings found out Saturday. Jennings had […]

Defense keeps Cats in game early

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Clovis’ Randy Cerda , left, and Michael Cohen sack Mayfield quarterback David Bustillos during the first half. (Staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer LAS CRUCES — Quietly, the Clovis High defense kept the Wildcats in Saturday’s Class 5A state championship game early against top-ranked Mayfield at Field of Dreams. With the […]

State notebook: Wildcats stall after TD

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Mayfield quarterback David Bustillos celebrates a 77-yard, fourth-quarter touchdown pass that gave he Trojans a 17-7 lead. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer In the regular season, the Wildcats were only down at halftime twice, against La Cueva and Hobbs, and came back to win both games. On Saturday, Clovis came […]

Clovis buries Las Cruces with fast start

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer If the Clovis High defense had a complaint Friday night — and, mind you, it’s not a major one — it was that the Wildcats’ offense was scoring a little too fast. Nose tackle Randy Cerda was only half-serious when he broached the subject. The Cats needed just six […]