Clovis High adding boys swimming

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer The Clovis High School swimming program is going co-ed. Four years after the formation of a girls program, the school will start fielding a boys team in 2005. “We’re excited to have a boys program,” said Vince DeMaio, who will be coaching the boys and girls teams. DeMaio and […]

Pyeatt ninth at state for Clovis swimmers

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — In a way, the sight of a Clovis Wildcat cap bobbing in and out of the water while ahead of the rest of the field was a dream come true Saturday for Lady Wildcats’ swimming coach Vincent DeMaio. While it is true that the victory of Clovis junior […]

Strong offseason gives Lady Cats hope

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Clovis senior Erin Holland swims the breaststroke during a cool down lap Thursday at practice. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Through its three-year existence, the Clovis girls swimming team has never qualified anyone for the state meet. The Lady Wildcats hope to change that in February. First-year coach Vincent DeMaio […]

Clovis coach starts feeder program for high school team

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Clovis freshman Amber Espinoza swims the butterfly during practice Tuesday at the Play Inc. pool. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer The Clovis Swim Club had an unexpectedly good coming out party. Clovis High School junior Alyssa Pyeatt and Yucca freshman Amber Espinoza each qualified for the USA Swimming New Mexico […]

Swimming coach has lofty goals

By Dave Wagner Vincent DeMaio hopes to take the Clovis High girls swimming program to the next level. A Clovis native and longtime area resident, DeMaio has been chosen to coach the program in its third season next winter. A farmer and rancher, he was hired as a contract coach. DeMaio said Clovis has the […]

Student Profile 1/1/04

Christine Thrower, 17, daughter of Linda and Troy Thrower, is a senior at Clovis High School. What is your idea of a perfect day? My idea of a perfect day is reading in the rain curled up on a window seat. What is your theme song? My theme song is “I’m Movin’ On” by the […]

Clovis swimmers are optimistic

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Clovis sophomore Durga Kesavan swims the breaststroke during practice Thursday at the Play, Inc. pool. Photo by Eric Kluth By Eric Butler The numbers are cut in half from a year ago, but Clovis High swimming coach Sheryl Holloway believes the girls who have come out for the second year of the program are the […]

Hot times: Summer in the city

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Hunter Hughes, 5, from Texico, left, jumps into the Grady pool with friend Garrett Page, 5, of Albuquerque, as the two enjoy cooling off from the warm weather Saturday in Grady. Photo by Eric Kluth By Janet Bresenham For ideas about how to beat the heat on a sweltering summer day, just follow the sounds […]

Friends and good eats add up to perfect Juneteenth celebration

By Gary Mitchell The catfish, the music and the ribs were hot. The weather and the coming together of friends, family and community made Saturday’s Westside Juneteenth Extravaganza perfect, organizers said. “It’s a real good day,” said food chairman William P. “Pill” Hall. “This year, everybody’s eating good. We had plenty of food, and everybody’s […]