Elliott, Annie

Annie Elliott Services: Have been held. Mrs. Annie M. Elliott, 94, of House and Clovis, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004, in Williamsburg Village Nursing Facility in DeSoto, Texas. She was born on March 16, 1910, in Blanco County, Texas, to William M. and Annie Josephene Kuykendall. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph […]

Wildcats closing in on district title

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — While District 4-5A football race is decidedly up for grabs, Clovis made sure it was still at the top and Sandia at the bottom by taking a 30-0 road victory. The Wildcats scored on each of their first three offensive possessions for a 16-0 cushion at halftime. Two […]

Clovis determined not to overlook Matadors

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Clovis High School senior Elliott Hita drops back on defense during practice Thursday at the high school. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Rick White: CNJ managing editor Overconfidence shouldn’t be a problem this week for the Clovis Wildcats even though they’re playing a Sandia team with two wins and more sophomore starters than seniors. […]

Matadors beat up on Clovis

CNJ Staff It was a tough Friday for Clovis against Sandia. The Clovis volleyball team was swept 3-0, the boys soccer team lost 10-0 on the road while the Lady Cats fell 9-0 at the Yucca soccer complex, all in District 4-5A play. Sandia beat the Lady Cats 25-14, 27-25, 25-15. Clovis coach Darrel Ray […]

3 Cs appear to be class of District 4-5A

Eric Buter, CNJ CORRESPONDENT Not only do Carlsbad, Cibola and Clovis sit atop District 4-5A based on alphabetical order, the three schools mostly likely will battle for the district’s two playoff berths. The premier game of the opening weekend has a rematch of last year’s 4-5A playoff representatives when Clovis plays at Carlsbad. In the […]

Prep volleyball: Clovis still winless in 4-5A

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By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent The Clovis volleyball team got to experience the thrill of coming from behind to tie the score several times in the course of its match Saturday with top-ranked Sandia. But actually going ahead? Unless you count a pair of 1-0 leads at the very beginning of games one and two, […]

Prep soccer: Sandia blanks Cats

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Sandia’s Kyle French rips a shot through the Clovis defense during the second half of the Clovis-Sandia soccer game Saturday at the Yucca soccer complex. French’s shot sailed high on the play. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer After Saturday’s game at the Yucca soccer complex, Clovis soccer coach Shaun Gill […]

Prep x-country: Lady Cats third

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis senior Megan Willis took sixth as the girls cross country team placed third at the Sandia Invitational Saturday morning. Willis finished the 5K race in 25:12. Behind her in 10th was Monica Soto with a time of 26:15. One spot behind her with a time of 26:30 was Tori Northcutt. […]

A rough childhood turned Baptist preacher to Christ

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Sandia Baptist Church’s new pastor Jason Schwope wants to reach out to Clovis residents who may not have a church home. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer Some Southern Baptists expect their ministers to be lifelong Baptists whose fathers and grandfathers were deacons or even pastors. That doesn’t describe […]

Russell, Loie

Loie Russell Services: Have been held. Mrs. Loie Murl Munn Russell, 87, of Clovis, died Sunday, July 25, 2004, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on April 23, 1917, in Sipe Springs, Texas, to Henry Clay and Eula Bell Witt Munn. She married R.J. “Pet” Russell on June 17, 1933, in Clovis. […]

Gregory, Leon

Leon Gregory Services: Have been held. Mr. Leon Gregory, 79, of Clovis, died Tuesday, May 11, 2004, at Farwell Convalescent Center. He was born on Nov. 15, 1924, in Clovis, to Elisha and Bessie Langham Gregory. He had lived in Clovis most of his life. He served in the U. S. Army during World War […]

CHS’ Reid captures 5A state golf title; Cats fourth

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Clovis High junior Travis Reid, shown in a tournament at Municipal Golf Course earlier this month, held on for the boys individual championship in Class 5A state golf on Tuesday in Farmington. CNJ file photo CNJ STAFF FARMINGTON — Travis Reid knew he had a state golf championship in him. Still, when it actually happened, […]

Religion Roundup 2/8

Sandia welcomes missionary speakers Pete and Allison Crook, who have served seven years as missionaries of the Southern Baptist Convention working in the South American nation of Ecuador, will be the guest speakers at the Sunday evening services at Sandia Baptist Church. The evening service for the church, located at 1100 W. Manana in Clovis, […]

Education Calendar 2/5

Today > Yucca Junior High spelling bee will be held. > Kindergarten variety show at Barry Elementary > Sandia Winter Musical today and Friday at Sandia Gym at 6:30 p.m. Friday > Jump rope for heart assembly at Bella Vista Elementary > Staff Development day for various elementary schools. Saturday > Gattis Junior High, Marshall […]

CHS grad loved beating Hobbs — even as an assistant coach

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Sandia boys basketball coach Steve Davis (left) visits with his former high school basketball coach Jimmy Joe Robinson during Clovis’ holiday tournament in December. Davis starred for the Wildcats in the 1970s. Photo by Eric Kluth By Eric Butler No, it wasn’t the night he scored 37 points in a loss against Ralph Tasker’s legendary […]

CHS boys harrier third at Sandia

CNJ STAFF ALBUQUERQUE — Senior Brian Romero led three Clovis High runners in the top 10 Saturday as the Wildcats finished third in the varsity boys division of the Sandia Invitational cross country meet. Small-school power Jemez Valley dominated the field, comprised of mostly Class 4A and 5A schools, behind individual winner Vernon Tosa. Jemez […]

Guzman, Joe

Joe Guzman Mr. Joe Guzman, 55, of Sandia, Texas, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003. He was born on Oct. 22, 1947, in Mathis, Texas. He lived in Sandia for the past five years and was the owner of American Concrete and Stucco. He is survived by his wife, Ofelia Guzman of Sandia; six daughters, Christy […]