Cats beat Manzano, clinch playoff berth

By Mike Linn ALBUQUERQUE — Saturday night’s Clovis Wildcat victory came down to three feet. Not three feet meaning one yard, but two feet with break-away speed and razor-sharp, stop-and-go cutting ability and another foot with strength and accuracy. Clovis kicker Jason Seefeld’s four field goals and Wildcat running back Phillip Williams’ ability to dance, […]

Guys, lunch is not a subject

By Rick White The average Clovis High football player counts his parents as the most influential people in their lives, thinks “Playmakers” is the best show on television, wouldn’t trust a teammate to date his sister, and prefers Brittany Spears to J-Lo by the slimmest of margins. Other interesting tidbits revealed by a voluntary survey […]

Abilene Christian foils Hounds again

CNJ STAFF ABILENE, Texas — Abilene Christian did it to the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds again. Senior running back Richard Whitaker capped a nine-play, 80-yard drive with his second touchdown of the night Saturday, an 8-yard run which put the Wildcats in front for good with 6:47 left en route to a 24-14 victory […]

Plenty of questions left for streaking Cats

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Clovis senior running back Mark Replogle is one of five Wildcats who has rushed for more than 100 yards on the season. Photo by Eric Kluth. Eric Butler Although Clovis has won three of its last four games by significant margins, the Wildcats’ coaching staff has developed a method to keep the team from getting […]

Cats trounce Valley

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CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth/Clovis senior Shea Chase rips through a while in the Valley High line during Saturday’s game at Milne Stadium in Albuquerque. Mike Linn ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis Wildcat linemen flattened the Valley Viking defense like hash browns in a late-night diner, allowing running backs to shoot through gaping lanes more fit […]

Bovina’s Chisom adding finesse to straight-ahead power

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Bovina senior Jonathan Chisom’s combination of size and speed makes him one of the top running backs in the area. Photo by Eric Kluth By Rick White BOVINA — Jonathan Chisom is learning the quickest way to the end zone is not always a straight line. Part of the problem, according to his coach, is […]

Two Portales volunteers make a difference

By Mike Linn A couple of Portales residents have volunteered to install more than 100 smoke detectors in the residences of senior citizens, dedicating time and energy to a recent campaign spearheaded by officials at the Portales Fire Department. Carl Wilson, a volunteer with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), has installed about 84 detectors, […]

Portales firefighters promote plan for emergency access

By Kevin Wilson FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS kevin_wilson@link.freedom.com The Portales Fire Department is encouraging business and home owners to think inside the box. The Knox Box is a small, metal mini-safe that is placed on the exterior of a building. It has space for keys, passwords or other devices that can provide access into a building and […]

CATS running on Saturday

CNJ Staff A story on Page 3 of Thursday’s CNJ incorrectly reported that the Clovis Area Transit System will be closed on Saturday. CATS buses will be running.

Police blotter 7/3

Samplings of recent calls received by the Clovis Police Department, according to police reports: Police arrested a driver about 4:30 p.m. Monday on outstanding warrants following a crash at the 500 block of South Hull, and would like to find an injured male passenger who fled the scene. The driver, a 27-year-old man from Albuquerque, […]

Bovina coach has high hopes for state

By Dave Wagner BOVINA — Boys track coach Tony Epps thinks Bovina sophomore Edgar Ortiz has a chance to do something pretty special in this weekend’s Texas Class 1A state 3,200 at the University of Texas in Austin. Actually, just getting to this point is quite a feat — only eight 1A runners from around […]

17 candidates are vying for U.S. Rep. Larry Combest’s seat

By Gary Mitchell Texas voters will make their way to the polls Saturday for local elections as well as a special election to decide on a replacement for U.S. Rep. Larry Combest, R-Lubbock, in District 19. There are 17 candidates running for the District 19 seat, according to Parmer County officials. Those 17 include: E.L. […]