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. […]