Forfeit forces second game

By Dave Wagner After thoroughly dominating the game, the Roosevelt County 9-10-year-old All-Stars were foiled by Little League rules Monday night. Roosevelt County beat Clovis American 11-1 in the championship game of the double-elimination District 3 tournament at Beachum Field in a game called after 3 1/2 innings by the 10-run rule. But American lodged […]

Pioneer Days draws top performers

By Eric Butler, CNJ Correspondent If there isn’t someone who once won a world championship, or at least challenged for one, coming out of the chute during the 34th annual Pioneer Days PRCA rodeo over the next three nights, just look over to the cowboys lining the fence waiting their turn. Because there’s bound to […]

Government not right to tell public pictures too graphic

Freedom Newspapers Recent news includes comments from members of Congress who viewed not-before-seen photos and videos of Iraqi prisoner abuse “in a top-secret room in the Capitol.” The images were apparently more than troubling. “I expected that these pictures would be very hard on the stomach lining,” said Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon in […]

Cats seek to extend state track streaks

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Clovis freshman Brian Mead, shown running in the boys 300 hurdles preliminaries on Friday in the District 4-5A meet at Leon Williams Stadium, will compete for the Wildcats in the 110 hurdles this weekend in the state 5A meet. Photo by Rick White By Rick White With the chances of ending La Cueva’s string of […]

Military Digest 5/10

Former top enlisted airman visits Cannon A retired Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force — the top enlisted position in that service — is coming to Cannon Air Force Base this week. According to Airman 1st Class Jared Marquis, Chief Master Sgt. Sam Parrish will meet with junior enlisted personnel, senior enlisted personnel, and […]

Business Digest 3/30

Local dealership in Top 100 — again High Plains Harley-Davidson of Clovis has been named one of the Top 100 dealerships across North America for retail design and merchandising approaches — for the second year in a row. Dealernews, a business-to-business magazine for powersports retailers, has named the Top 100 for 14 years. “It was […]

Tuesday prep baseball linescores

CNJ STAFF Junior varsity at Brady Field First game Clovis 14, Goddard 6 Goddard 012 30 — 6 9 3 Clovis 433 4x — 14 12 1 2B — Goddard, Chavez. Clovis, Simon Salguero, Jordan Moore 2. HR — Goddard, Hardison. Clovis, Chase Denton, Salguero. Top Clovis hitters — Moore 3-4, Daniel Casarez 2-3. Clovis […]

Wildcats golfers third at APS Invite

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis placed three golfers in the top six, but it wasn’t enough to overtake three-time defending Class 5A champion La Cueva Monday at the Albuquerque Public Schools’ Invitational boys tournament. Junior Travis Reid of Clovis tied for second at 1-under-par 71 and classmate Guillermo Chavez was a stroke back at 72 […]

Cats hoping to distance themselves from pack

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Clovis senior Ben Teconchuk works on his high-jump technique Wednesday at the high school. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Rick White Distance runners have long been an afterthought when it comes to Clovis boys track. Clovis has finished in the top five at state in each of the last four years — including a […]

Realistic taxation should be priority in Haiti restoration

Freedom Newspapers U.S., Canadian and French troops are occupying Haiti and helping establish a new, democratic government. We believe Haitians themselves need to do most of the work of reconstructing democracy and the economy. But U.S. involvement should have a clear purpose. Immediate remedies include establishing the rule of law and guaranteeing political and other […]

‘Sex and the City’ ends after six seasons

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Torn between two lovers, Carrie Bradshaw returned to Mr. Big and New York, ditching Aleksandr in Paris, on Sunday’s finale of ‘‘Sex and the City.’’ “I liked the conclusion, and it was in keeping with what I expected about the series,” said Christy Mendoza, cultural arts director and instructor in theater at […]

Lady Cats, Hobbs clash again tonight

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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 […]

Vixens clinch district title with two games left

By Kevin Wilson And down the stretch they come in District 3-1A, and the Broncos and Vixens are way out in front. Coming into the final week of district play, the Floyd boys and Fort Sumner girls have each jumped out to 8-0 starts. However, it doesn’t mean that the teams can’t still have an […]

Portales woman claims $50,000 lottery prize

Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico PORTALES — A Portales woman won a $50,000 prize on Saturday after she scratched a winning lottery ticket. Rachel Martinez said she claimed a check totaling $35,500 after taxes on Monday in Albuquerque. She said she has already spent most of the money, buying a new truck, paying off some […]

Defense carries Wolverines to 1A title

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Texico senior safety Mark Peabody jars the ball loose from Springer’s John Ramirez during their 2003 Class 1A state quarterfinal game in Texico. CNJ file photo. By Dave Wagner After finishing second in the Class 1A state football playoffs four times in the previous six years, Texico finally made it all the way to the […]

Be good, Old Man Clonch is watching

Bob Huber (Christmas carols playing.) Ah the holidays, that time of year for fireplaces and hot spiced cider, the sounds of crinkling wrapping paper and children squealing, and, of course — THE CURSE OF OLD MAN CLONCH! (Carols segue to ominous music.) When I was a kid, it was tough being bad during the holidays, […]

Area boys hoop capsules

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Texico’s Garret Mayfield (left) and Bryce Bailey chase down an offensive rebound during the Wolverines’ season opener Tuesday against Tatum. Photo by Eric Kluth CNJ STAFF New Mexico Texico Wolverines (0-1) Coach: Richard Luscombe (15th year) 2002-03 record: 18-9 (7-1 District 6-2A) Last playoff appearance: 2003, lost to Hope Christian in the Class 2A regional […]

Year in review: 2003 Clovis Wildcats

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Defense and a strong running game helped Clovis turn its season around. CNJ photo illustration by Eric Kluth. By Rick White The Clovis Wildcats’ season included plenty of highs and lows en route to an 8-3 record and a state playoff berth, starting with the untimely death of assistant coach Pete Hurst before the season […]

Fab 5

CNJ staff Top area performances in the past week: o Eastern junior Laci Lee finished with 11 points and 13 rebounds in Friday’s 59-57 win over Grand Canyon University. o Clovis junior Dominique Easterlin had 20 points and 10 rebounds in Tuesday’s season-opening 80-29 win over Hereford. o Farwell senior Kyra Christian scored 16 points, […]

Richardson’s zeal could negatively impact his future

Freedom Newspapers It should surprise few New Mexicans that Gov. Bill Richardson admits he goofed in handling tax legislation rejected by the state Legislature during the just-completed special session. He clearly did misjudge lawmakers’ level of cooperation. Admitting his error is important for him if he expects to get anywhere with them when the regular […]