Spelling bee buzzes into town

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Portales Junior High School eighth-grader Kyle Gainey reacts to misspelling a word in the 10th round of last year’s Regional Spelling Bee at Clovis Community College. (CNJ file photo) By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Carol Nash has been participating in spelling bees for nearly 50 years. She won the Quay County spelling bee as […]

Tascosa sweeps Clovis

CNJ STAFF AMARILLO — Amarillo Tascosa rallied for three runs in the bottom of the sixth to beat Clovis 5-3 and complete a sweep of their West Texas League baseball doubleheader on Saturday. Tascosa won the opener 13-3, ending the game in the bottom of the fifth on the league’s 10-run rule. Daniel Casarez doubled […]

ENMU’s Gerleve wins again in javelin

CNJ STAFF For the second consecutive meet, freshman Zach Gerleve posted the only win for Eastern New Mexico University as he took men’s javelin competition on Saturday in the David Noble Relays in San Angelo, Texas, hosted by Angelo State. Gerleve threw 177 feet, 4 inches to win the event by 2 1/2 feet over […]

Education Digest 3/11

Mesa Theater donated to Clovis Community College Thanks to the generosity of Lyle Walker, Kenneth Broad, Julian Bivins, and the Estate of Violet (Vi) Petty, the Mesa Theater has been donated to Clovis Community College. The theater will be named the Norman and Vi Petty Performing Arts Center and will be used as a venue […]

Religion Calendar 10/31

Today Singles Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St., Clovis. Child care is provided. For information, call 763-3141 or 762-6639. Parkland Baptist Church Children’s Fall Festival — 5:30-8 p.m. for infants to sixth grade. Burritos served from 5:30 to 6 p.m., game booths from 6 to 8 […]

Going to Africa … in Clovis

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Eric Yates, 10, right, a fifth-grader at Barry Elementary, hands sixth-grader J.C. Sandoval beads to purchase a Kente Cloth during African Market Day Tuesday at the school. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Gary Mitchell The threat of a light drizzling rain Wednesday didn’t deter the youngsters from “Wasuta Village,” also known as Barry Elementary […]

Zia downs Roosevelt Co.

By Dave Wagner The Clovis Zia League All-Stars broke open a close game with a seven-run sixth inning and defeated Roosevelt County 9-2 Monday night at Beachum Field, advancing to the championship round of the District 3 Major League All-Star tournament. Ricky Sanchez drove in four runs for Zia, including three on a bases-loaded double […]

American holds on late in Minor League tournament

By Dave Wagner Clovis American finished the District 3 Minor League All-Star tournament unbeaten — barely. American built a six-run lead and held off a furious last-ditch rally by Clovis Zia for an 11-10 win Thursday night at Dickensen Field. American (3-0) advanced to state competition which it will host beginning July 25. The American […]

Zia ousts Roosevelt County

Kevin Wilson PORTALES — Quran Wiggins pitched a complete-game three-hitter, and Clovis Zia took advantage of Roosevelt County errors for a surprisingly easy 7-2 victory on Tuesday in a losers’ bracket game of the 9-10-year-old Tri-County Minor League all-star tournament at Rotary Park. Zia will play tonight against Quay County in a 7 p.m. game […]

Yanks rally to win Tri-County Majors title

By Eric Butler o Clovis team scores three times with two outs in bottom of sixth inning. By Eric Butler CNJ Correspondent PORTALES — With more changes of direction than a game of Twister, the Clovis American Yankees finally won the Tri-County Tournament championship game Saturday night with a thrilling 15-14 victory over the Roosevelt […]

Clovis falls to La Cueva

CNJ Staff ALBUQUERQUE — After relying on the long ball all season, La Cueva found another way to win Saturday’s Class 5A regional baseball game. La Cueva hit one home run, a two-run shot in the pivotal sixth inning, but mostly the top-ranked Bears relied on Clovis’ generosity in the field and on the mound […]