Clovis boxers advance

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Two boxers who train in Clovis will be making their way to the regional round of this year’s Golden Gloves following Sunday’s state finals at Roy Walker Community Center. Superheavyweight Elijio Sena and Edgar Zubia at 141 pounds won their divisions and helped the Clovis Boxing Club take the overall […]

New round of elections

Tuesday was the day to sign up for county and state elections across New Mexico.

Sept. 3, 1937

The Clovis Evening News-Journal reported that H.T. (Shorty) Hornbuckle of Clovis shot his best golf in six weeks in the qualifying round of the fourth annual New Mexico-West Texas open at the municipal golf course. … Sanky Trimble was elected business manager in a meeting of the Clovis High School band. … The Hotel Clovis […]

Year-round water plan suggested

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks City commissioner and Mayor Pro Tem Randy Crowder expects new water conservation ordinances to come into effect next summer. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A new plan city commissioners adopted in their last meeting will lead to year-round ordinances restricting water use next year. City commissioners adopted a water […]

Clovis golfer leads Public Links qualifer

CNJ staff EULESS, Texas —Travis Reid of Clovis birdied three of the last four holes Monday to take a one-shot lead after the first round of a U.S. Amateur Public Links qualifier tournament. The New Mexico State junior finished at 3-under-par 68 on the Texas Star Golf Course. Two players are tied at 69. The […]

Speller looks to next year

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Courtesy photo Christina Benitscheck made it through the second round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee but was eliminated from the third round of competition. The finals air on ABC-TV tonight from 6-8 p.m. By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer Christina Benitscheck didn’t earn her 15 seconds of fame by winning the Scripps National Spelling […]

Clovis sophomore ties for fourth

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — On a day when most golfers were battling the cold and the rain, scrappy Clovis sophomore Tyler Fontenot was busy climbing the leaderboard. Rebounding from a first round that included a dreaded snowman (an 8), Fontenot fired a 2-over-par 74 in Tuesday’s final round of the Class 5A state […]

Reid ties for eighth in WAC golf tourney

CNJ staff RENO, Nev. — Clovis High grad Travis Reid was consistent this week, if nothing else. Reid, a sophomore at New Mexico State, fired his third consecutive round of even-par 72 on Wednesday. His 54-hole total of 216 gave him a tie for eighth in the Western Athletic Conference golf tournament. Reid started the […]

Aggies’ Reid shares 20th place in tourney

CNJ staff PROVO, Utah — Clovis High grad Travis Reid fired a career-low 6-under-par 66 on Thursday en route to a tie for 20th place in the Cougar Classic golf tournament, hosted by Brigham Young University. Reid, a sophomore at New Mexico State, came back with a round of 73 on Friday and 76 on […]

CHS GOLF: Clovis teams in middle of pack

CNJ staff ROSWELL — Clovis High’s golf teams were lodged in the middle of the pack after Monday’s first round of the two-day Roswell Invitational golf tournament. Clovis shot 332 and was tied with Deming for ninth in a field of 20 boys teams who played at New Mexico Military Golf Course. The CHS girls […]

STATE GOLDEN GLOVES: Local boxer earns berth in regionals

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent As he noted after winning in the Golden Gloves tournament on Sunday, Edgar Zubia has been facing a noticeably larger type of fighter in the last year. Clovis’ Zubia was one of nine boxers who won state titles and earned a trip Denver, where the New Mexico champs will take […]

Spell-binding finish

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Christina Benitscheck, 11, of Clovis won the regional spelling bee Saturday morning at Clovis Community College. The winning word was chimichanga. She advances to the National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. (CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks) By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Christina Benitscheck survived a pentathlon, a howitzer and even a sayonara — but […]

Cliff overwhelms Elida in semifinals

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent RIO RANCHO — Based upon results in the quarterfinal round of the Class 1A girls basketball tournament, Elida’s followers might suspect that their Tigers would stand a pretty even chance with Cliff in the semifinals. But everything’s an inexact science in the state’s smallest classification, where teams from different corners […]

Girls state semifinals preview

CNJ staff Today Class 2A Semifinals No. 3 Texico vs. No. 2 Navajo Prep 8 a.m. at Santa Ana Star Center Records: Texico 25-4, Navajo Prep 20-1 How they got there: Texico beat Tularosa 47-34 in the round of 16, and defeated Eunice 52-27 in the quarterfinals. Navajo Prep beat Pecos 61-23 in the round […]

NM state tournament brackets

CNJ staff Class 5A Boys First round Saturday No. 16 Albuquerque High at No. 1 Rio Rancho, 7 p.m. No. 9 Highland at No. 8 Sandia, 7 p.m. No. 12 Mayfield at No. 5 Clovis, 7 p.m. No. 13 Alamogordo at No. 4 La Cueva, 7 p.m. No. 14 Valley at No. 3 Manzano, 7 […]

Reid paces NMSU golfers

CNJ staff TUCSON, Ariz. — Sophomore transfer Travis Reid, a 2005 Clovis High grad, shot a 2-under-par 69 Monday to lead New Mexico State’s golf team in the first round of the season-opening PING Arizona Intercollegiate. The Aggies shot a first-round team score of 5-over 287 and were 11th in the 16-team field. Playing despite […]

Bovina falls to Quanah in playoffs

CNJ staff PANHANDLE, Texas — Senior running back Matthew Hill rushed for 237 yards and three touchdowns on 24 carries and Quanah got what proved to be the winning score on a blocked punt return for a touchdown Saturday to edge Bovina 28-21 in a Texas Class 1A Division 1 bi-district playoff game. The Indians […]

Mules, Mustangs prep for playoffs

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Two area teams are set to begin play this weekend in the Texas high school football playoffs. In Class 2A Division I, Muleshoe (8-2) squares off against Panhandle (8-2) in a 4 p.m. (MST) start today at Dick Bivins Stadium in Amarillo. On Saturday, Bovina (7-3) travels to Panhandle […]

Clovis seeded fourth in delayed 5A pairings

CNJ staff Clovis is seeded fourth and will receive a first-round bye in the Class 5A playoff pairings released today by the New Mexico Activities Association. Defending state champion and unbeaten Mayfield (10-0) earned the top seed in the 12-team playoffs that were delayed a week by a lawsuit filed by the parents of Las […]

Texico cowboy wins PBR finals

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer A Texico teenager won $225,000 Sunday in Las Vegas, Nev., and the only thing he gambled on was his health. L.J. Jenkins, 19, captured the Professional Bull Riders World Finals event title at the Thomas and Mack Center. Jenkins was one of three cowboys to successfully ride six bulls […]