Lady Tigers advance to state

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Texico’s Leslie Vannatta pounds one of her six kills over Lordsburg’s Chantel Platz in a Class 2A playoff match at Texico. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers ELIDA — A sign above the Elida Lady Tigers’ lockerroom door Friday night read: “Clear eyes and full hearts can’t lose.” The Lady Tigers’ […]

Melrose advances in 3-1A district tourney

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Melrose freshman Kelley Wagley sets the ball to a teammate during the third game of Tuesday’s District 3-1A volleyball tournament match against Dora at Melrose. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers MELROSE — The fourth-seeded Melrose Lady Buffaloes are headed to the second round of the District 3-1A tournament after beating […]

Something special

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Jeannine Hendrix, left, rides the merry-go-round with her little sister, Dorothy, during Special Need Day on Thursday at the Curry County Fair. Jeannine suffers from Williams Syndrome. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Her dark, curly hair flying in the wind, Jeannine Hendrix smiled brightly as she rode a painted white […]

WTO philosophy proves ineffective on Doha Round

Freedom Newspapers The suspension last week of the Doha Round of multilateral trade negotiations — named after the capital of Qatar, where the talks began in 2001 — under the auspices of the World Trade Organization, is a sad commentary on the political systems of the major industrialized countries of the world. It could be […]

Chavez shoots 76 in qualifier meet

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High grad Guillermo Chavez shot a first-round score of 40-36 — 76 on Tuesday in the first round of a United States Golf Association amateur qualifying tournament at the University of New Mexico’s Championship Golf Course. Chavez, who recently completed his freshman year at UNM, is in a three-way tie […]

Clovis student eliminated from national bee

Staff and wire reports WASHINGTON — After more than three rounds of spelling such words as “spheterize,” “ibidem,” “lipogrammatism” and “obstreperous,” 46 elementary and middle school students remained Wednesday at the end of the first day of tense competition in the annual national spelling bee. The winner will be crowned Thursday night on national TV. […]

Local speller eyes spot on TV

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Lucas Donaldson is traveling more than 1,500 miles to spell words most people can’t pronounce. The Zia Elementary student, who begins sixth grade in the fall, will compete in the 79th Scripps National Spelling Bee beginning today in Washington, D.C. Donaldson said he would be studying late Tuesday in […]

Clovis senior Moore ties for sixth

The Associated Press Mayfield’s Brett Jones parred the fourth playoff hole to beat Albuquerque High’s Joey Gorance for the individual title at the Class 5A boys state tournament Tuesday. Mayfield, with its four top players all shooting in the 70s on the par-72 New Mexico State University course, won the team title by six shots […]

Clovis senior six shots off lead

The Associated Press Clovis senior Jordan Moore is six shots off the lead after notching a first-round 76 at the Class 5A state tournament at New Mexico State University on Monday. Moore started slowly, something Clovis coach George Simmons was worried about. “In the practice round he shot the same score,” Simmons said. “He just […]

Baskett agrees to deal with Vikings

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Clovis High School alum Hank Baskett III talks to his agent on his cell phone from the floor of his home in Clovis. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Clovis’ Hank Baskett III watched and waited for 14 hours over two days as 255 players were picked in the National […]

Clovis boys, girls make state tournament

CNJ staff Boys Class 5A tournament May 5-6 Times and locations TBA First round (seeds in parentheses) (16) Highland at (1) Carlsbad (9) Rio Grande) at (8) Alamogordo (12) Valley at (5) Eldorado (13) Clovis at (4) Cibola (14 West Mesa at (3) La Cueva (11) Onate at (6) Hobbs (10) Mayfield at (7) Rio […]

Clovis’ Baskett still in NFL draft limbo

CNJ staff writer Clovis High School graduate Hank Baskett will have to wait another day to learn his NFL fate. Baskett, an all-conference receiver at the University of New Mexico, was not selected in the first three rounds of the NFL draft. Rounds four through seven are today. Jim Ivler, Baskett’s agent, said of course […]

Las Vegas game comes to The Landing

Yolanda Romero Tonight players will have the opportunity to take their chances at a $300 prize in a Texas Hold’em Tournament at The Landing. Tickets go on sale at 6 p.m. and the tournament starts at 7 p.m. A disc jockey will perform at 9 p.m. in the Pit. The basics of the game are […]

Wildcats 10th at Roswell

CNJ staff ROSWELL —Clovis senior Jordan Moore and Clovis Christian senior Mollie Peterson each finished fifth Tuesday in the Roswell Spring Invitational golf tournament. Moore shot a second-round 77 at Spring River Golf Course and finished nine strokes behind winner Michael Adams of Alamogordo. Tyler Fontenot shot Clovis’ best round of the day with a […]

Boxer wins Golden Gloves on birthday

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondant Maybe it would have been a little out of place to sing Happy Birthday at a boxing event, what with the spit buckets and bloody noses and all. But Clovis’ Edgar Zubia did get a few birthday shout-outs directed his way after winning the 125-pound division at the state Golden […]

Father-son boxing duo competes in Golden Gloves

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Teddy Draper of Clovis looks to land a punch in a 178-pound weight class fight fight during the 58th annual New Mexico State Golden Gloves boxing tournament on Friday at the Roy Walker Community Center. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent When his son Vladimir took an interest in boxing, Clovis’ […]

Cats capture season-opening tourney

CNJ staff HOBBS — Clovis High senior Jordan Moore is off to a flying start. Taking the leadership role on the Wildcats’ golf team after the graduation of five-year veterans Travis Reid and Guillermo Chavez, Moore posted a two-under-par round of 35-35 — 70 on Monday for the day’s top score, pacing the Cats to […]

Mules take on Borger in 3A regional

CNJ staff MULESHOE — Muleshoe’s boys hope to advance farther than any team in coach Ralph Mason’s previous 11 years at the school tonight when they face Borger in a Texas Class 3A regional round game at Amarillo High. The Mules (18-13) have beaten Perryton and Seminole in the playoffs so far. Mason said his […]

1/7 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t use the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks — except for hyphens and dashes. the holiday cheese run-off boss i guess you heard about my holiday cheese binge the mouthy magpies and busybody blue jays […]

Prep football scores

Staff and wire reports New Mexico Class 5A Quarterfinals Clovis 49, Manzano 14 Mayfield 10, Rio Grande 3 La Cueva 28, Eldorado 21 Texas Class 1A Second round Quanah 19, Bovina 8