Jenkins qualifies for PBR finals

CNJ staff L.J. Jenkins of Texico has qualified for the PBR World Finals for the fifth straight year. Jenkins is 17th in earnings in the PBR this season. The top 40 riders qualify for the event Oct. 30-Nov. 1 and Nov. 5-8 in Las Vegas, Nev. Jenkins, 22, won the PBR Finals in 2006.

March 15, 2009 Honors

Elliott Robert Elliott of Clovis will be graduating this May from Texas Tech University with a doctoral degree in Higher Education Administration. Geographic Bee Seven local students have qualified for the 2009 state-level National Geographic Bee. The students will make their way to Albuquerque for the bee on April 3. The bee is for students […]

Voters speak out on District 5 race

Chandler has experience to back him up Caleb Chandler is obviously the most experienced and qualified candidate for County Commission District 5. Examples: 1. Detention Center problems: Caleb chaired the Joint House and Senate Legislative Committee that investigated the 1980

Tucumcari product headed to Olympics

A former Tucumcari athlete has qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

CHS GOLF: Clovis teams gear up for state

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Clovis High girls golfers, from left, Brooke Switzer, Tiffany Reid and Amanda Estes work on their driving on Friday at Municipal Golf Course. Both CHS teams are in Albuquerque for Class 5A state tourneys Monday and Tuesday. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High’s golf teams know their work is cut out in the […]

Cats’ Robles finishes second in high jump, long jump

CNJ staff AMARILLO — Clovis sophomore Manuel Robles finished second in both high jump and long jump and the Clovis track team qualified for the finals of six events Friday in the Amarillo Relays. Robles was already state-qualified in both long jump and triple jump, but he needed to clear 6-2 in the high jump […]

Clovis track teams focusing on district titles

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Clovis junior Kim Perkins hopes to qualify for state in the 200 meters and the 100 hurdles Saturday at the District 4-5A meet in Carlsbad. Perkins has already qualified in the 300 hurdles. (CNJ staff: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Having already qualified most of the entries they wanted for next week’s […]

Fort Sumner rolls to 3-1A titles

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Melrose freshman Janea Eshleman leads the pack as she nears the finish line in the girls 200 meter heat during the District 3-1A track meet Saturday in Melrose. Eshleman finished first with a time of 27.41 seconds. (Staff photo: John Eisel) By Dave Wagner MELROSE — Fort Sumner’s track teams walked away with boys and […]

Strength in numbers at district track meets

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Texico senior Braden Vaughan took first in the shot put with a throw of 42-7 Tuesday during the Texico Relays. Vaughan, who also plays baseball, has already qualified for state in all three throwing events. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer This weekend’s Class 1A district track meets will be decided […]

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 […]

Clovis’ Williams qualifies for state in two events

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Clovis senior Phillip Williams qualified for the state meet in the 100 and 200 meters as the Wildcats placed fifth Friday at the Bulldog Relays. Williams won the 200 (22.22 seconds) and qualified in the 100 during an earlier heat before finishing fifth in the finals (11.25). Senior Jacob Jones […]

Robinson’s improvement a boost for thin Clovis team

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Clovis senior Damian Robinson works on his hurdle technique Wednesday during practice at the high school. Robinson has the fastest time in the 110-meter hurdles in the state so far this year. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer After failing to qualify for the state track meet last season, Clovis senior […]

Reader Reaction: Readers split over city-manager call

Compiled by CNJ Editor David Stevens A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked, “What do you think about the city hiring Joe Thomas as city manager without looking for outside applicants?” Some responses: “JOE GOES BACK A long way in this city … The City Commission (and its residents) were very happy with Raymond Mondragon’s […]

New school boss should be dedicated to children

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked: Clovis schools Superintendent Neil Nuttall has accepted a position with a community college in Missouri. How should school-board members go about replacing him? … Also, what attributes should the new superintendent bring to the position? “I WOULD THINK THE school board would think about hiring within the school […]

Barb Lumley qualifies for national event

CNJ STAFF Barbara Lumley of Clovis has qualified as part of a five-person team for the gross portion of the 2003 Buick Scramble National golf tournament Oct. 8-12 in Orlando, Fla. Four amateurs and a club pro comprise each team. There will be 133 teams in Orlando, with the field pared to 24 teams for […]

Chavez qualifies for U.S. Junior Amateur golf tournament

CNJ staff SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Clovis High junior-to-be Guillermo Chavez joined some of the more famous names in golf when he qualified Tuesday for the U.S. Junior Amateur championship. Chavez qualified for the national tournament July 21-26 in Chevy Chase, Md., by finishing second at a regional qualifier at Grayhawk Golf Course. Chavez shot a […]

Texico hopes to repeat track success

By Dave Wagner TEXICO — The Texico Lady Wolverines have brought home the third-place trophy from the Class 2A girls state track meet each of the past two years. With four-year standout Elizabeth Richards having moved on, Texico has its work cut out trying to repeat that success. But first-year coach Randy Zarate doesn’t think […]