ENMU men take cross country title

CNJ staff BURKBURNETT, Texas — Junior Richard Kogo’s sixth-place finish Thursday helped the Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team capture the team title in the season-opening Mustang Stampede, hosted by Midwestern State. ENMU finished with 53 team points to 60 for runnerup East Central. The Greyhounds had 13 of the 64 runners in […]

Champ looking for repeat

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Todd Burns of Albuquerque scored 75 points during the bareback bronc riding event of Saturday’s Pioneer Days Rodeo at the Curry County Events Center. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Stran Smith has been calf roping since he was 16 years old, and last year he earned the title of […]

Clovis Boxing Club members meet for title

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Javier Zepeda of Roswell, left, lands a punch on the right side of Albuquerque’s Enrique Medel’s head during Saturday’s Golden Gloves boxing tournament at Roy Walker Recreation Center. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Edgar Zubia may be from Hobbs, where he still lives, but he’s been training with the Clovis […]

School investment bill passes House

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis Municipal Schools could receive $7 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan. The bill, which passed the House, is intended to provide public schools with funding to modernize and protect teacher jobs. The plan would provide $2 million in Title 1-A funding, almost $2.5 million for Individuals […]

Clovis resident wins pageant

CNJ Staff Clovis resident Kimberly Parmenter was named the winner of the 2008 Miss Plus America contest, held July 1-5 in Dallas. She also won the Optional awards of Runway Model and Spokesmodel. She was awarded the Miss New Mexico title in September 2007 and has been preparing for the Miss Plus America Pageant for […]

Roosevelt captures 10-11 title

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — For the second consecutive season, Roosevelt County

Assistant city clerk promoted

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The city of Clovis has handed Claire Burroughes new responsibilities and a new job title. As of Tuesday, Burroughes has been the city’s legislative and community development director. The position, appointed by City Manager Joe Thomas, requires Burroughes continue duties as assistant city clerk, and take on other duties […]

A town to sing about

ITunes lists 13 songs on its roster with “Tucumcari” in the title.

Clovis team wins AAU state title

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Cats, an AAU team from Clovis, took first place in the 11-and-under division of the AAU State/District championship Sunday in Albuquerque. Brandi Gomez and Danni Williams posted double figures in a semifinal win over the El Paso Longhorns (Gomez 15, Williams 11) and the title game victory over the […]

Hounds’ Aragon wins LSC javelin title

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Steven Aragon led a 1-3-6 finish in javelin to highlight Eastern New Mexico University men’s performances over the weekend in the Lone Star Conference track meet, hosted by Abilene Christian. Abilene Christian captured men’s and women’s team titles in the six-school competition. The Wildcats have won the last 15 men’s […]

Reid, Aggies take WAC golf title

CNJ staff SAN JOSE, Calif. — New Mexico State captured its second Western Athletic Conference championship in three years on Wednesday, finishing the three-day conference meet at 27-over-par 891 for a five-stroke margin over Boise State. Junior Travis Reid, a Clovis High grad, tied for sixth with a 54-hole total of 75-74-75 — 224, 8 […]

Coming Sunday: Tornado and Title Town

Sunday is the one-year anniversary of the worst tornado in Clovis’ history.

Dec. 13, 1943

Mrs. Grace Rucker, an employee with the J.C. Penney Co., won the weekly “Most Courteous Clerk” title in a weekly contest sponsored by the Clovis News Journal. … According to the American Fat Salvage Committee, Inc., housewives would be given two meat ration points in addition to 4 cents for each pound of used household […]

Gateway sanctioned by NMAA

Freedom New Mexico An investigation by the New Mexico Activities Association that Roswell-based Gateway Christian School violated bylaws by recruiting student-athletes has resulted in the suspension of a coach and sanctions on the school, according to a joint press release from NMAA and Gateway officials. According to the release, one coach was suspended for two […]

Midwestern tops Hounds

CNJ staff WICHITA, FALLS, Texas —Midwestern State scored three goals in the final 30 minutes and the Mustangs clinched a tie for the Southwest Soccer Conference title Friday with a 4-0 victory over Eastern New Mexico University. The Mustangs (17-2, 7-0 SSC) host second-place West Texas A&M on Sunday in the final league match of […]

CHS Marching Band wins Zia contest

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The odds seemed stacked against the Clovis High School band this year at the Zia Marching Band Fiesta in Albuquerque. Not only did the band include freshmen for the first time, but its routine included more maneuvers and complex songs than in previous years. But the CHS Wildcat Marching […]

Lelei leads Hound harriers at UNM

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Senior Nimrod Lelei finished 23rd in a field of 84 runners Saturday, leading the Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team to a sixth-place finish in the Lobo Invitational cross country meet, hosted by the University of New Mexico. Lelei’s time was 27 minutes, 47 seconds over eight kilometers as […]

Foxes hope for healthy campaign

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Dexter McDaniel says with a declining enrollment and population base, winning at Fort Sumner just keeps getting tougher and tougher. So far, though, the Foxes are managing just fine. McDaniel, who has been on the football staff for 16 seasons and is entering his fourth year as head coach, […]

Lady Rams fall in finals

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — The Portales High girls tennis team edged St. Michael’s 5-4 in the state team Class 1A-3A semifinals on Saturday before losing in the title match to Bosque 9-0. “I thought we were a little intimidated going into Bosque; I thought we could have done better,” Lady Rams coach Michelle Wallis said. […]

CHS GOLF: Cats qualify for 5A state

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CNJ staff photo: Rick White Clovis senior Tiffany Reid chips to the ninth green. Reid made a 15-foot putt to par the hole. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Tyler Fontenot played what he said was the round of his life, helping Clovis High’s boys qualify for next week’s Class 5A state competition. He topped […]