Increased holiday workload can be draining for plumbers

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Garry Bonnett, a Denton Plumbing employee, works on a drain. Another local plumber says calls increase around the holidays, in part due to the number of people gathering together in homes. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Stomachs aren’t the only things that get full after a holiday banquet. Holiday […]

ENMU athletes 16th in NCAA Division II nationals

CNJ staff CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Things didn’t go quite as well as had been hoped on Saturday for Eastern New Mexico University’s entrants in NCAA Division II outdoor track and field competition. Senior Zach Gerleve fouled on each of his first two throws in javelin, then threw 185 feet, 3 inches on his final throw […]

Free throws lift Zias past Lady Aggies

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Eastern New Mexico University’s Elizabeth Richards jumps to block a shot by Oklahoma Panhandle State senior Nina Kuleff during Thursday’s game at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Thanks to solid free throw shooting down the stretch, the Eastern New Mexico University Zias have matched the best […]

ENMU finishes 1-3-4 in javelin

Freedom Newspapers STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University junior Zach Gerleve repeated his 2005 championship in men’s javelin in the Lone Star Conference track meet on Saturday, leading a 1-3-4 finish in the event for the Greyhounds with a toss of 192 feet, 6 1/4 inches. ENMU scored more than half of its points […]

COLUMN: Hobbs-Clovis rivalry unlike others

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer I moved to Clovis from St. Louis about five months ago. Last July, I didn’t know what a Clovis Wildcat or a Hobbs Eagle was, much less that they were rivals. Friday night was my first taste of the Hobbs-Clovis experience. From the moment I walked into Rock Staubus […]

Fair prmotes healthy aging

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Karen Kennedy, a nutrition educator with the Curry County Extension Service, explains the food pyramid Wednesday during the New Mexico Senior Olympics Trek to Healthy Fitness at Clovis Community College. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer A group of silver-haired senior citizens filled a classroom at Clovis Community College, while another […]

Cats’ Sweet trying to carry on family tradition

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Clovis head coach Eric Roanhaus, right, talks with senior quarterback Devin Sweet during the second half of last week’s Class 5A quarterfinal playoff game against Manzano at Leon Williams Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Senior Devin Sweet is a starter at quarterback and free safety for the Clovis […]

Little League triumph of tradition, genetics

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist Now comes Little League Baseball with its millions of fans who are so dedicated that each May they face east and, on cue from Williamsport, Pa., yell at the top of their lungs. The theory is that their howling creates gigantic gales which in turn slows the Earth’s rotation and […]

On the decline: Free-throw shooting is becoming lost art in prep basketball

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(CNJ staff illustration: John Eisel) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer During his 13 years as Clovis High coach in the 1970s and 1980s — and well before the introduction of the 3-point line — Jimmy Joe Robinson remembers players spending hours honing their free-throw skills. He even created honorary clubs to reward players who […]

EPAC: Bronchos rally for win

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent TEXICO — The last time Jim Kneipp coached a Grady team in an EPAC tournament, the opponents had names such as Causey on the jersey and the games were played at Portales High School. On Tuesday, Kneipp saw another raucous, old-fashioned see-saw game — played in the former main gymnasium […]