Elida teams split in semifinal clashes at Tucumcari

Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — The Elida Lady Tigers overcame a slow start against Class 3A Raton at the Route 66 Tournament Friday to take a 45-28 win and advanced to today’s 6 p.m. championship game in the Route 66 Holiday Tournament against host Tucumcari. “We kind of fell off tonight,” coach Dan Howard said. “There […]

Zias gut out win over Commerce


ENMU sophomore guard Erika Cook drives the right baseline past Texas A&M-Commerce’s Kanani Marshal in the second half of Thursday’s game at Greyhound Arena. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Playing shorthanded, Eastern New Mexico’s women did what was necessary. Junior guard Ashley Sutton hit a go-ahead 3-pointer from […]

Lady Cats open tonight


Clovis girls basketball coach Miles Waters works with his team during practice at Rock Staubus gym Monday afternoon. The defending Class 5A state champion Lady Wildcats open the season at home tonight versus Goddard. (CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer While the defending Class 5A champion Clovis High girls open […]

ENMU men, women open on road

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Shawn Scanlan hopes to learn a few things about his Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team in tonight’s season opener at Lubbock Christian. LCU coach and Melrose native John Copeland is probably in the same boat. The teams collide at the Chaparrals’ Rip Griffin Center in a 6 […]

Lady Spikers finally handle Estancia

Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer After four straight losses, Texico finally beat Estancia The Lady Spikers traveled to Estancia on Thursday and beat the top-ranked Bears in four games in front of a hostile crowd. “They were screaming and yelling,” Texico coach Mike Littlejohn said. “You could barely hear in their gym. It was a […]

10/8 Local Briefs

Police seeking identity of Caucasian female Clovis Police are seeking assistance in identifying a Caucasian female found Friday lying in an alley in the 3100 block Ross Street. Unable to relay information to emergency officials, she was taken to Plains Regional Medical Center for treatment before being transported to a Lubbock hospital, according to police. […]

Lady Cats survive Hobbs in district opener


Clovis’ Aimee Hilburn spikes the ball past Hobbs’ Lizzette Paz during the third game of Thursday’s District 4-5A match at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer With their main rivals across the net and the District 4-5A volleyball opener at hand, the Clovis High Lady Wildcats were […]

Hounds need late charge to make playoffs

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — With four games left in the regular season, Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan and acting women’s coach Dustin Klafka aren’t particularly concerned with making the Lone Star Conference tournament. Both ENMU squads have a chance, but they have their work cut out trying to […]

EPAC boys: Foxes fend off Longhorns


Elida’s Thomas West looks for a teammate while trapped under the basket by Texico’s 6-foot-3 John Schueler. (Staff photo: Mike Linn) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers TEXICO — Seeded No. 1 in the 4A bracket of the EPAC Tournament, Fort Sumner’s hopes for a shot at the championship almost came crashing down against scrappy Logan […]

Board meeting includes discusion about superintendent position

CNJ staff The Clovis School Board will lay out grounds for replacing outgoing Superintendent Neil Nuttall at tonight’s meeting. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the administration building, 1009 Main St. Nuttall accepted a job as president at North Central Missouri College last month. Board President Terry Martin said all discussions and decisions […]

Cooking school is tonight

Reporter’s Notebook Hungry anyone? Bring some spice into your evening by attending this year’s Taste of Home cooking school at 6:30 p.m. tonight at Marshall Junior High School Auditorium. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at the door. The Clovis News Journal-sponsored event will allow attendees to learn 12 new recipes and be in […]

Prep volleyball: Lady Cats win second straight


(From left) Annie Tweedy, Kim Perkins and Crista Mestas celebrate a kill in the first game of Tuesday’s match at Portales. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Clovis and Portales took turns beating up on each other in the first two games of Tuesday’s volleyball match. With both looking for […]

Hospital looking for local art


Ginnie Seifert prepares her painting for an art show tonight at the Main ARTeri. Plains Regional Medical Center officials are hoping to find local art to display in the hospital. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Empty, drab hallways at Plains Regional Medical Center will soon give way to art. And […]

Rain pushes 11-year-old LL finale to tonight

CNJ STAFF Rain and lightning Tuesday night forced the postponement of the District 3 Little League 11-year-old division championship between Clovis American and Clovis Zia at Dickenson Park. It has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. today. With each team already having lost once in the double-elimination tournament, tonight’s game will determine the champion and state […]

Religion Roundup 4/16

Portales paster to teach Christian spirituality class A Portales pastor will teach a one-day class at Eastern New Mexico University on meditation, visualization and Christian spirituality. The Rev. Clyde Davis of First Presbyterian Church in Portales said he was first introduced to meditation by his judo instructor and later added the concept of Christian meditation. […]

Texico-Questa: Muscle vs. quickness


The Texico Wolverines get fired up before the start of a game at the Farwell Invitational Basketball Tournament in December 2003. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner The Texico Wolverines wouldn’t mind another crack at District 6-2A rival Clayton in this weekend’s Class 2A Region B boys tournament at Clayton. For that to happen, […]

Rally earns Wolverines trip to 6-2A finals

Freedom Newspapers SANTA ROSA — Braden Vaughn scored 20 points, including a pair of free throws with four seconds left, as Texico rallied to beat Santa Rosa 47-44 Thursday in the semifinals of the District 6-2A boys basketball tournament. Josh Pena added seven points and Bryce Bailey scored all six of his points in the […]

Radio debate tonight

CNJ STAFF Candidates for mayor and the City Commission will discuss the issues at 6 tonight in a forum on radio stations KTQM, 99.9 FM, and KWKA, 680 AM. Participating in the forum will be mayoral candidates Raymond Atchley, David Lansford and Stephen Muscato, and Commission candidates Randy Crowder, Jack Twite, Fred Van Soelen, Len […]

Lady Cats, Hobbs clash again tonight


Clovis junior Melissa Roberts tries to get the handle on a loose ball during the second half of Friday’s game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner The Clovis High Lady Wildcats put their seven-game losing streak against rival Hobbs to rest on Friday night at Rock Staubus Gym, forcing a […]

Lady Cats regoup, Cats juggle lineup


Clovis senior Monique Walker shoots over freshman Tori Northcutt during Monday’s practice at The Rock. CNJ photo by Rick White. Rick White Clovis coach Miles Watters said it took his team a while to put last week’s double-overtime loss at Hobbs behind them. The Lady Wildcats, who had their 13-game winning streak snapped in the […]