Many residents are Texas Tech fans

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer Clovis football fans not only bleed Wildcat purple, but also a little Texas Tech scarlet and black mixed in. Well, maybe a lot. Dee Madrid, who owns Sports Connection on Prince Street, said she sold out of Texas Tech merchandise before the game. “I was bombarded Saturday,” Madrid said. […]

ENMU squads finish seventh at Texas Tech

Freedom New Mexico LUBBOCK — Sophomore Logan Robertson and freshman Yared Gamiz led Eastern New Mexico’s cross country squads to seventh-place team finishes Friday in the Texas Tech Jackrabbit Open. Robertson finished 43rd in a field of 109 men’s runners, posting a time of 28 minutes, 11.32 seconds over eight kilometers. Senior Derek Henio and […]

Tech’s Hays retiring

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — A college baseball coaching legend who grew up on the dusty plains of Roosevelt County is ending his 38-year career in Lubbock. Larry Hays is the fourth-winningest coach in NCAA baseball history with a record of 1,509-860 after 16 years coaching Lubbock Christian and 22 years as […]

Dora native Hays leaves coaching behind

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer A college baseball coaching legend who grew up on the dusty plains of Roosevelt County is ending his 38-year career in Lubbock. Larry Hays is the fourth winningest coach in NCAA baseball history with a career record of 1,509-860 after 16 years coaching Lubbock Christian and 22 years as […]

ENMU receives $960,000 in tech money

ALBUQUERQUE – Eastern New Mexico University at Portales has been awarded almost $960,000 secured by U.S. Senator Pete Domenici to allow the school to make technological upgrades to it’s computer, telecommunications and multi-media classrooms. The $957,967 grant derives from an earmark secured by Domenici, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, during the FY2008 appropriations […]

June 5, 2008 Education Digest

ENMU receives gift from Texas Tech Eastern New Mexico University received a piece of equipment from Texas Tech University called a single crystal X-ray diffractometer that allows the faculty and students at the school to determine the structure of molecules, according to a press release. The department of chemistry and biochemistry at Texas Tech decommissioned […]

CHS junior verbally commits to Texas Tech

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis junior Jaye Crockett, who led the Wildcats in scoring and rebounding, has verbally committed to play basketball for Texas Tech. The 6-foot-5, 185-pound post averaged 20.9 points and 10.4 rebounds per game. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Clovis’ top returning player is no longer next year’s hottest recruit. […]

Local girl named new Masked Rider

CNJ staff The lineage of Texas Tech’s Masked Rider is staying in the area. Ashley Hartzog, a senior animal science and Spanish major from Farwell, will replace Texico’s Kevin Burns as Texas Tech’s mascot, according to a school press release. In donning the rider’s mask, Hartzog fulfills an ambition that took seed when she first […]

Tech’s Seefeld adjusts to first base

CNJ staff LUBBOCK — Jason Seefeld is enjoying his final season of college baseball at Texas Tech. He only wishes the Red Raiders were doing a little better as a team. Playing first base most of the season after undergoing surgery on his left knee in October, the 2004 Clovis High grad is carrying a […]

Livestock judges fare well

Curry County agriculture extension agent Stan Jones reports a Curry County 4-H team finished fifth at two recent livestock judging competitions. The events were at Texas Tech and Clarendon College in Clarendon, Texas.

We have a winner

Texas Tech’s meat animal evaluation team won its second consecutive national championship last week.

Hilburn, Texas State clash with Tech tonight

CNJ staff Former Clovis High standout Aimee Hilburn and her Texas State Bobcats will be in Lubbock tonight to face Texas Tech in a second-round game of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament. Hilburn posted a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds on Thursday as Texas State (21-10) advanced with a come-from behind 84-83 victory […]

Knight steps down as Red Raiders coach

The Associated Press LUBBOCK — Bob Knight resigned Monday as coach at Texas Tech, a stunning midseason move by major college basketball’s winningest men’s coach. His son, Pat, a Red Raiders assistant, will take over the program. It was unclear why Knight stepped down. Chris Cook, a spokesman for athletic director Gerald Myers, confirmed the […]

Business Digest: Resident named head of appraisal group

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer Douglas Defoor of Clovis has been named president of the Rio Grande Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, according to a news release. The Appraisal Institute is an international organization of professional real estate appraisers with 22,000 members and 92 chapters. Local Realtor on state executive committee Sharon Hicks of […]

Dec. 2 Engagement

Rump/Vernon Kent and Linda Rump of Katy, Texas announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Amy Rump, of Katy, Texas, to Geoff Vernon of Houston, Texas. He is the son of Steve and Ilene Vernon of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m. Jan. 5, 2008, at Duchesne Academy of the […]

Texico High homecoming Friday

CNJ staff Texico High School will hold homecoming Friday. The festivities will begin at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria with a hamburger supper. The football game against Capitan begins at 7 p.m. The Texas Tech Masked Rider is scheduled to make a guest appearance during the game.

Garcia has NFL hopes after Tech

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent He was Joey when he left Clovis. Now, he’s just plain Joe. But Joe Garcia is certainly no ordinary Joe as far as the Texas Tech Red Raiders are concerned. Expected to be one of the leaders this year for Tech’s defense at strong safety, the 6-foot-1 inch, 222-pound senior […]

Education Digest: Local students receive Texas Tech scholarships

By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor Six Clovis High School graduating seniors and two Farwell High School students have been awarded Cotton Simms Scholarships at Texas Tech University, according to an alumni association news release. The following Clovis High School students received scholarships: Conner R. Best, Laura Stephanie Evarts, Brittni D. Jimenez, Jessika G. McGarvey, […]

Curry County native selected as Masked Rider

CNJ Staff A Curry County native has inherited a famed cape and mask. Texas Tech University student Kevin Burns was named the 2007-2008 Texas Tech Masked Rider, Lubbock university officials announced Friday. The Masked Rider has been a symbol of Texas Tech for decades. Atop a black quarter horse, wearing black clothes, a mask, bolero […]

Tragedy prompts prayers

By Anita Doberman: Columnist Everyone is talking about the Virginia Tech tragedy. We are shocked as individuals and as a society. As a parent, I cannot imagine the pain and anguish families and students must be experiencing. I then think about the young man’s family and the anguish they must be going through. I can’t […]