Academy approved

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Lendra Hailey, a counselor at Marshall Junior High School, speaks Tuesday night to the school board at Clovis High School. She spoke on behalf of Marshall’s teachers in support of the realignment. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Clovis ninth-graders are bound for an academy all their own beginning with […]

Meetings watch: Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer What: Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting When: 5:30 p.m. today Where: The Clovis High School Lecture Hall to accommodate a larger crowd. On the agenda: Board members will vote on the proposal to realign Clovis Junior High Schools. If it passes: A ninth-grade academy will be created […]

Gattis tabbed for 9th-grade site

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Deputy Superintendent Ladona Clayton talks to the Clovis school board about the benefits of creating a middle school and ninth-grade center out of the district’s three junior highs during Tuesday’s school board meeting. (CNJ photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Clovis Municipal Schools colored in their proposal to reconfigure junior high schools […]

Petty cured: Seventh-Street studio top attraction for music lovers

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Paul Diffin of San Diego, Calif., looks at the instrument panel Thursday during a tour of Norman Petty’s recording studio on Seventh Street.Tours of the studio are part of the three-day Clovis Music Festival. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) BY Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer England native Paul Diffin called the Seventh-Street studio where Norman Petty […]

Rams, Wildcats split summer twin bill

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Clovis first baseman Parker Wood slides into home on a passed ball in the second game of Tuesday’s summer league doubleheader at Bell Park. The visiting Rams won the opener 8-3, and Clovis took the nightcap 11-1. (Staff photo: Kevin Wilson) CNJ Staff Portales had plenty of pitching in Tuesday’s doubleheader, but Clovis had enough […]

South 1A-2A all-stars fall in bottom of seventh

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — For his first all-star coaching experience, Dora’s Ty Thatcher definitely had a philosophy that differed radically from his opponent. Using his bench liberally, Thatcher used 20 players for the South in Friday’s Class 1A-2A senior high school all-star game at Sandia Prep. Meanwhile, the North utilized four substitutes […]

Hounds swept by division leader

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ENMU pitcher Seth Clabaugh throws from the mound during the first game of Friday’s doubleheader. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh got reasonably good pitching performances from left-handers Seth Clabaugh and David Swinconos on Friday. What he didn’t like what his team’s overall approach in 9-3 […]

Clovis girls seventh, boys eighth in Ruidoso

CNJ staff There is no question who the best teams at the Leroy Gooch Invitational were. The Mayfield boys won by 20 strokes and the Roswell Goddard girls won by 41 strokes in the 4A-5A division Tuesday at Ruidoso. The Clovis boys finished eighth, and the girls finished seventh. Jordan Moore shot a 161 for […]

Sibling tandem pitches Carlsbad by Cats

CNJ staff CARLSBAD — Oh, brother. Riding the pitching of Todd and Corey Weldon, Carlsbad swept Clovis 3-2, 4-2 Saturday in a District 4-5A doubleheader. In the opener, Todd Weldon scattered 10 hits and stranded 11 runners, including the tying run after Clovis scored twice in the top of the seventh. In the nightcap, not […]

Alamo takes pair from CHS

CNJ staff ALAMOGORDO — After bailing out the opener in the bottom of the seventh, Alamogordo made short work of Clovis High in the second game on Saturday. Clovis erased an early 3-0 deficit to tie the game twice before falling 5-4 on a leadoff home run by Tigers catcher Steve Hobbins in the seventh […]