Cats seeking .500

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Clovis coach Eric Roanhaus sends in a play with senior wide receiver Elliott Hita during last week’s win over Rio Rancho. Clovis plays longtime rival Goddard tonight in Roswell. (Staff photo: Rick White) By Rick White: CNJ managing editor Momentum has been as elusive for the Clovis Wildcats as a scrambling Michael Vick, with an […]

Cats feeling at home again

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Clovis senior running back Phillip Williams had a career rushing night against Rio Rancho, finishing with 275 yards and two touchdowns in Friday’s 28-21 Wildcat win at Leon Williams Stadium. (Staff photo by Rick White) By Rick White: CNJ managing editor He didn’t like the idea of losing the battle of star running backs named […]

La Cueva puts it to Cats late

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Clovis junior Tanner Fickling tries to turn the corner on La Cueva senior Frankie Baca during the third quarter of Friday’s game at Leon Williams Stadium. (Staff photo by Eric Kluth) By Rick White: CNJ managing editor Clovis forced La Cueva to do some things it hadn’t done so far this season — such as […]

Diverse Drama: ENMU diversity festival offers entertainment and ideas

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Eastern New Mexico University senior Chris Chavez (Right),plays the main character in the play “Straightening Out” and senior Ryan Cook , playis Dr. J. Belanski, the author of the book in this scene.”Straightening Out” is one of four plays in the t By Tova Fruchman: CNJ staff writer Some Eastern New Mexico University students have […]

Farwell beats up on county big brother

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Farwell sophomore wide receiver Brett Howard yanks the ball away from Friona cornerback Juan Reyes in the left corner of the end zone for a touchdown. Farwell went on to beat the Chieftains 28-10 on Friday in Friona. (Staff photo by Rick White) By Rick White: CNJ managing editor FRIONA — Rowdy Mitchell figured with […]

Mayfield humbles Wildcats

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Jason Burns (left) and Juan Gutierrez of Clovis stop Mayfield’s Seth McKinney for a short gain. (CNJ photo by Rick White) By Rick White Mayfield coach Jim Bradley lost track of time watching his second-ranked Trojans manhandle the Clovis Wildcats. With his team hogging the ball with a brutish ground game, Bradley wasn’t even aware […]

Basketball still in blood of Wildcat alumni

By Rick White Tony Aburto’s passion for the game of basketball still burns. Aburto, who played for the Clovis High Wildcats in 1995-96, said he plays three to four times a week, and in 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 tournaments whenever he gets a chance. A collections officer in town, the 6-foot-8 Aburto is one of 14 […]

Javelinas’ passing attack sinks ENMU

CNJ STAFF KINGSVILLE, Texas — Junior quarterback Daniel Taylor survived five sacks by Eastern New Mexico University, throwing for 322 yards and four touchdowns Saturday night to lead Texas A&M-Kingsville past the Greyhounds 44-26 in Lone Star Conference South Division football. Taylor completed 17 of 25 passes as the Javelinas (7-1, 4-0 South), ranked fourth […]

Get out and live, mon!

Clyde Davis “Clyde plays electric base; plays it with finesse and grace.” So are the opening words of a song by Waylon Jennings, written for his base player who complained there was never a song with his name in it. This complaint inspired Waylon to write one for him. The same could be said about […]

Former Clovis star takes hands-on approach at UNM

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Rick White Former Clovis star Hank Baskett is drawing accolades for something other than his athletic talent. University of New Mexico coaches recruited the sturdy 6-foot-4 sophomore to play wide receiver based on his rare combination of size, speed and jumping ability. Coaches now talk about his work ethic, determination, and ability to make plays […]

ENMU plays host to comedian Cole

Freedom Newspapers Happy Cole, whose resume includes a long list of television-show appearances, will perform at 8 tonight at Ground Zero, inside the Eastern New Mexico University Campus Union Building. The event is free. Cole has appeared on television shows including “Evening at the Improv,” “Caroline Comedy Hour,” “Comic Strip” and “Comedy on the Road.” […]

Hornets buzz Cats

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CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth/Clovis senior Mark Young returns a punt against Highland during Friday’s game at Leon Williams Stadium. Rick White Blast and counter trap. Clovis’ inability to stop those two staple plays of Highland’s Wing-T offense left Wildcats defensive coordinator Darren Kelley doing a slow burn after the Hornets rolled to a 33-13 […]

Ronnie Marez II/Student Profile

Ronnie Marez II is the son of Ronnie and Darlene Marez. He is sixth grader at Bella Vista Elementary School. Honors received: He has been on the A/B honor roll throughout his career. He has also received numerous awards in the Character Counts program School activities: After school program, member of the Big Brother/Big Sister […]

Angels’ latest flick implausible

By Stacy Allen Buy the soundtrack and forget the movie. But what more can you expect from a movie that’s main goal is to make money off a poor plot and three beautiful women? I only liked a few characters in the movie. The role of Bosley’s mother is unknown, but she was definitely one […]

Movie works, dumbly

By Stacy Allen Movie: “”Dumb and Dumberer”” Stars: Eric Christian Olsen, Derek Richardson, Eugene Levy, Cheri Oteri, Rachel Nichols Summary: Harry and Lloyd become friends and accidentally get involved with a school scandal. Hilltop Twin Showtimes: 12:45, 3:05, 5:15, 7:30, 9:50 p.m. “Dumb and Dumberer” is one of the only movies that is great when […]

Actors do great job in “Italian Job”

By Stacy Allen Show: The Italian Job Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Donald Sutherland and Edward Norton. Summary: A group of con artists pull of an Italian job that goes sour and leaves most of them wanting revenge. Show times: (Hilltop Twin) 1:30 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10 p.m.  The Italian Job is about […]