Feb. 20, 2008 Best Bet on TV

What: American Idol Where: FOX When: 6 p.m. What it’s about: The top 12 female singers perform.

Whole lotta hoopla

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis coach J.D. Isler watches the players on the floor while senior guard Manuel Robles makes an inbound during Thursday’s practice session at Rock Staubus Gym. By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent Given the intensity of the Clovis-Hobbs rivalry, tonight’s boys basketball clash would be well-attended even if both squads had […]

Shorthanded Hounds host WT tonight

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Facing rival West Texas A&M was already a big challenge for the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team, but it just got a lot bigger. When the Greyhounds entertain WT in a 7:30 p.m. Lone Star Conference South Division clash today at Greyhound Arena, their bench […]

Survivors, supporters relay cancer stories

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Melissa Crowe, right, a Relay For Life Co-chair, helps Therese Musick inventory T-shirts Thursday for event sponsors at Ned Houk Park. By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor The 12th annual Clovis Relay for Life is taking place today and Saturday at Ned Houk Park. Here are some of the stories […]

CHS GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Cats begin 5A state bid

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Senior guard Tori Northcutt, right, and the Clovis High Lady Wildcats hope to make a deep run in the Class 5A state tournament. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Like most coaches, Miles Watters is skeptical when he faces a team with an unimposing record. That’s certainly the case tonight […]

CHS GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Cats seek district title at Hobbs

CNJ staff Clovis coach Miles Watters said the Lady Wildcats played well enough at home to beat Hobbs earlier this month. In order to win in tonight’s rematch at Hobbs, he figures they’ll have to play better. “We didn’t have a particularly great outing that night,” Watters said of a 55-45 win Feb. 2. “I […]

CHS BOYS BASKETBALL: Cats look to contain Hobbs star

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Senior guard Jaden Isler, center, and the rest of the Clovis Wildcats hope to avenge an earlier District 4-5A loss to Hobbs tonight at The Rock and force a coin flip for the top seed in next week’s district tournament. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Layne Strebeck knows he […]

Wildcats welcome Portales

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers With several key players back from injury, Portales basketball coach Mark Gallegos wants to see if his Rams can deliver against a quality program. He’ll find out tonight as the Rams face the undefeated Clovis Wildcats at Rock Staubus Gym in Clovis. Clovis (6-0) features a three-guard lineup of junior […]

Poor shooting gives Carlsbad win over Rams

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Portales senior Ethan Tucker goes up for two points against Carlsbad on Friday night at PHS. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullock) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers The Portales Rams missed their shots, and the Carlsbad Cavemen made theirs. Put together, the two facts resulted in a 62-36 blowout Friday night at Portales High School. Travis […]

Tree lighting, parade set for tonight

CNJ Staff Seventy small dancers clad in green and red elf costumes will perform on Main Street tonight in downtown Clovis. The performance will kick off the city’s 2006 Christmas Lights Parade. A tree lighting is also scheduled for 5 p.m. at Seventh and Main streets. The theme for this year’s parade, which begins at […]