Clovis resident wins $50,000 in lottery

CNJ staff Clovis resident Stacy Scott won $50,000 playing the New Mexico Lottery’s Money Multiplier Scratcher, according to a news release. Scott claimed the prize Tuesday and plans to use the money toward a down payment on her first home, the release said. The winning ticket came from Allsup’s Store at 2121 W. 21st Street […]

Honors — Dec. 12

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Grubbs Stacy Grubbs was selected the November Employee of the Month by Roosevelt General Hospital and Clinic. Grubbs is a Referral and Prior Authorization Specialist in the RGH Physicians Clinic and has been employed for the last three years with RGH. Beginning her employment as a clinic receptionist, Grubbs has a smile for everyone and […]

School board debates grass replacement

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal School Board will vote Tuesday whether to take a pass on grass. At issue at the board meeting, set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bella Vista Elementary, is a proposal to outfit Leon Williams Stadium with an artificial surface. The change would cost roughly $600,000, Clovis […]

Whole lotta hoopla

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis coach J.D. Isler watches the players on the floor while senior guard Manuel Robles makes an inbound during Thursday’s practice session at Rock Staubus Gym. By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent Given the intensity of the Clovis-Hobbs rivalry, tonight’s boys basketball clash would be well-attended even if both squads had […]

11-9-07 Passing through

Who: Stacy Fitzpatrick Traveling to: Visiting Clovis for the day for job-related purposes, and will return to her home in Albuquerque Thoughts on Clovis: “It’s cute; just came from Hobbs — not so cute. I took my dogs to Hillcrest Park for a run and thought it was a nice and clean park.” Passing Through […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Students give campus fresh coat of paint

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer About 18 students spent their summer painting the Clovis High School Freshman Campus, according to Clovis High School Athletic Director Brian Stacy. The painting involved switching the school colors at what was Gattis Junior High from gray and green to the high school’s signature purple and white. “The kids […]

CHS Notes: Wildcat football to air on ESPNU

By Dave Wagner: CNJ Sports Writer Clovis High’s Oct. 19 football game at Artesia is scheduled to be televised nationally as part of ESPN’s Old Spice High School Showcase. The 14-game schedule has 10 games on ESPNU (including the Clovis-Artesia tilt), one on ESPN and three on ESPN2. Although the latter two channels are available […]

CHS games postponed

CNJ staff Clovis High’s home baseball doubleheader against Roswell Goddard was postponed on Saturday due to the inclement weather. CHS athleteic director Brian Stacy said if the games are made up, it would probably be on May 8 because there aren’t that many other options for dates. Clovis’ District 4-5A softball doubleheader at Carlsbad on […]

Clovis to retire Baskett’s jersey

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Hank Baskett will have his No. 18 Clovis High football jersey retired today in a ceremony at halftime of the Clovis-Carlsbad boys basketball game at Rock Staubus gym today. Baskett will be the 11th player in Clovis football history to have his jersey retired — […]

Clovis proposes new turf

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Leon Williams Stadium might have a new landscape, if Clovis Athletic Director Brian Stacy can raise half of the over $500,000 needed to convert the field to an artificial grass field. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer When Clovis High School Athletic Directer Brian Stacy took over in December 2005, […]

Schools crack down on fan behavior

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleClovis High fans watch their volleyball team take on Monterey on Tuesday. The school has stiffened regulations in an effort to improve conduct for home football games. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Penalties for student misbehavior at Clovis High School football games have stiffened, according to school officials. Four additional […]

CHS fills out coaching staff

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent As the new school year approaches, several coaches will get a shot at leading a Clovis High athletic squad. Shane Leatherwood has been hired to be the new Clovis girls soccer coach, replacing Larry Jones. Dan Replogle, an assistant on the girls basketball team, will take over in boys tennis […]

Clovis AD adapting to new job

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Brian Stacy said his first six months as Clovis athletic director has been about what he expected. “The (overall) athletic program is going fantastic,” he said. “Just look at the number of teams that made the state playoffs. Even though (the New Mexico Activities Association is) going back from […]

CHS looking to fill coaching positions

CNJ staff Clovis High athletic director Brian Stacy said Thursday he hopes to begin interviews for open coaching positions next week. CHS is seeking head coaches in cross country, girls soccer and boys tennis. Stacy said principal Jody Balch will try to do interviews for teaching positions on Monday. “I’d like to do (coaching) interviews […]

Stacy selected next CHS athletic director

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Brian Stacy, who has coached Clovis High’s cross country teams under contract for the past three seasons, has been selected to replace Dale Fullerton as the district’s athletic director. Stacy was chosen from a field of four finalists for the position. The others were Lonnie Baca, a teacher at […]

Lady Cats place eighth at 5A meet

CNJ staff GALLUP — Clovis High’s girls didn’t fare quite as well as they’d hoped in Saturday’s Class 5A state cross country meet, but coach Brian Stacy wasn’t that upset. The Lady Wildcats finished eighth out of 15 teams with 204 points. Host Gallup won the meet with 52 points, followed by Eldorado at 67. […]

Lady Cats have high hopes for state meet

By Dave Wagner: CNJ staff writer After finishing in the lower half of the girls team standings the past few seasons in Class 5A state cross country competition, Clovis High coach Brian Stacy has high hopes for the Lady Wildcats in today’s 11 a.m. state competition at Gallup. “I think we can get between second […]

Clovis teams win own cross country invite

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Clovis’ Caitlin Waters, left, finished first and Michelle Schenck, right, second in the Clovis Invitational cross county meet on Saturday at Ned Houk Park. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ staff The competition wasn’t what was anticipated, but Clovis High cross country coach Brian Stacy hopes his teams at least picked up some confidence in […]

CHS cross country teams host invitational

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Clovis High School sophomore cross county runner Bryan Davis, left, leads fellow sophomore runners Marisa Burton, center, and Nicole Johnson, right, during a workout last month at Ned Houk Park in Clovis. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Brian Stacy has mixed feelings about the relatively small number of teams […]