Cats thinking third — or better

Dave Wagner La Cueva and host Gallup may be out of the range of the Clovis High boys cross country team in Saturday’s Class 5A state meet in Gallup, but coach Brian Stacy thinks the Wildcats have a good shot at beating everyone else. Stacy has penciled everything out, and believes all the Cats need […]

ENMU harriers face talented region field

CNJ STAFF Eastern New Mexico University cross country coach Greg LaSage knows his Greyhounds and Zias have their work cut out in Saturday’s South Central Region meet at Commerce, Texas. “The teams that beat us in the (Lone Star) Conference meet are all ranked in the top 10 in the region,” said LaSage, whose squads […]

CHS harriers seek 4-5A honors

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Clovis seniors Brian Romero (left) and Jeremiah Clark stretch along with their teammates Wednesday at the school before heading to Ned Houk Park for practice. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner Clovis High cross country coach Brian Stacy would gladly take a season-best effort from his boys squad in Saturday’s District 4-5A meet in […]

Game is symptom of larger problem

Leonard Pitts Jr. I guess I’m obligated to be offended by this new board game. After all, Al Sharpton says I should. And not just Rev. Al, either. Many other people — including NAACP President Kweisi Mfume and radio host Tom Joyner — have pronounced themselves offended by the game. Not that I blame them. […]

Nebraska junior leads ENMU to strong finish

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Eastern junior Karrisa Huskey led the Zias with a fifth-place finish. Freedom Newspapers photo by Kevin Wilson. Dave Wagner PORTALES — Karissa Huskey had just finished running the race of her life, and she looked like she was ready to go again. Huskey placed fifth overall with a time of 23:44.6 over 6 kilometers to […]

ENMU sets modest goals for conference cross country meet

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University second-year cross country coach Greg LaSage knows that the Abilene Christians of the world are out of range in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference cross country meet, set for Portales Country Club. What he’s looking for is improvement over last year, when the Greyhounds finished eighth out of […]

Hotel Clovis holds story of one tragic life

Don McAlavy The only documented death from jumping off the top of Hotel Clovis occurred in 1986. Old timers claim one or two others attempted it but were talked out of it. Apparently no one was with 27-year-old, Anthony “Tony” Johnson, when he jumped off the top of the hotel on a Wednesday afternoon. The […]

CHS boys harrier third at Sandia

CNJ STAFF ALBUQUERQUE — Senior Brian Romero led three Clovis High runners in the top 10 Saturday as the Wildcats finished third in the varsity boys division of the Sandia Invitational cross country meet. Small-school power Jemez Valley dominated the field, comprised of mostly Class 4A and 5A schools, behind individual winner Vernon Tosa. Jemez […]

internet Safari, Sept. 14

By Tom DiFrancesca Customer service equals customer loyalty. That’s the equation for the day, folks. I sincerely believe that if an Internet company has a slightly deficient product or service, but offers great customer service, most customers will try to stick it out during the down times. If a company is unable to offer great […]

Cats breeze to invite title

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CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth/Matt Appelman (right) and Brian Romero led Clovis to the team title at Saturday’s Clovis Invite at Ned Houk Park. Dave Wagner The conditions were far from ideal, but the results were satisfactory for Clovis High. Senior Matt Appelman led a 1-2-3 sweep as the Wildcats cruised to their third consecutive […]

Wildcats win at Plainview

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Seniors Matt Appleman and Tyrell Northcutt went 2-3 to lead the Clovis High boys cross country team to victory on Saturday in the Plainview Invitational. The Wildcats, who lost by one point to host Hereford in the season-opening Borger Invitational on Aug. 30, finished with 40 team points this time […]

Hound harriers first in Canyon

CNJ Staff CANYON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s men had five of the top 14 runners on Friday and posted a team victory in the Buffalo Stampede cross country meet, hosted by West Texas A&M. Ricardo Hernandez finished third for the Greyhounds in 28 minutes, 23 seconds over the five-mile run, while Orlando Sanchez […]

CHS harriers close second at Borger meet

CNJ STAFF BORGER, Texas — The Hereford Whitefaces had just enough to edge out Clovis High for the boys Division II team championship Saturday in the season-opening Borger Invitational cross country meet. Hereford, led by individual champion Jesus Huerta (15:53 over 3,000 meters), finished with 53 points to 54 for the Wildcats. Amarillo Tascosa came […]

Salgado to bring different kind of country to fair

By Helena Rodriguez Curry County Fair’s biggest entertainment act this year has sold more than 2 million records, signed a multi-million-dollar contract with Sony Records, and garnered top music awards. Because Michael Salgado is a Tejano music star, however, he’s a recognizable name mostly amongst Spanish music listeners. But even so, fair organizers are still […]

Chavez qualifies for U.S. Junior Amateur golf tournament

CNJ staff SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Clovis High junior-to-be Guillermo Chavez joined some of the more famous names in golf when he qualified Tuesday for the U.S. Junior Amateur championship. Chavez qualified for the national tournament July 21-26 in Chevy Chase, Md., by finishing second at a regional qualifier at Grayhawk Golf Course. Chavez shot a […]

god s mudbug wrestler

by amos Editor’s Note: Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. boss i just met the strongest mudbug in the church pew underworld he was the top bug in the pro mudbug wrestling circuit his name is ted the million dollar mudbug wrestler and […]

Clovis faces tough contest

By Dave Wagner Shane Shallenberger concedes his Clovis High baseball team has its work cut out Saturday playing at top-ranked and unbeaten La Cueva in the regional round of the Class 5A baseball playoffs. But, he added, it isn’t that much different than playing anyone else at this point. “They’re definitely the team to beat,” […]

Former CHS standouts playing at WT

By Dave Wagner All it took was a phone call to extend the college career of former Clovis High golf standout Jimmy Jameson. During his two years at New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs, Jameson rarely played in tournaments at one of the nation’s stronger junior college programs. But he knew he didn’t want to […]

Clovis to face La Cueva

CNJ Staff The Clovis Wildcats will travel to top-ranked La Cueva at noon on Saturday in one of four Class 5A regional baseball games scheduled for the day. Other pairings announced on Sunday by the New Mexico Activities Association include Mayfield at Valley at 1 p.m., Del Norte at Carlsbad at 3 p.m. and either […]