Eight apply for jail position

CNJ staff Curry County has eight applicants for its open detention center administrator position, vacant since Keith Norwood resigned Sept. 6. Interim Administrator Tori Sandoval is one of the applicants for the position, along with: • Mark Anderson of Newcastle, Maine • Gerry Billy of Newark, Ohio • Michael Sales of Sundown, Texas • Carl […]

Honors —

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Tucker The New Mexico Activities Association would like to congratulate Tori Tucker of Portales on being selected as a recipient of a NMAA scholarship, presented by the NMAA Foundation. Tori is receiving one of three NMAA Pursuing Victory with Honor Scholarships. She will be recognized for her accomplishments at two events during the 2011 State […]

ENMU women take fourth, men sixth in rodeo

CNJ Staff Tori Bilberry won the average in breakaway roping, helping the Eastern New Mexico University women’s rodeo team place fourth as last weekend’s rodeo at West Texas College in Snyder, Texas. Bilberry, a junior from Elida, posted a total time of 4.0 seconds over two runs. Portales junior Joni Brakebill finished sixth in barrel […]

CHS senior earns top state honor

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Clovis senior Tori Northcutt is playing in her third state final in four years. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent T-Bird connotes a certain amount of class when the subject of vintage cars comes up. Evidently, it has the same meaning when it comes to Clovis senior Tori Northcutt. Northcutt has […]

Lady Cats earn share of 4-5A title

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Clovis sophomore Tori Quintana looks to pass the ball around Hobbs Lezlie Varner during the second quarter of Friday’s game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Clovis defeated Hobbs 52-36. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Rick White Jessica Hohn’s smile said it all. After 2 1/2 years of frustration and close calls, Hohn and the Clovis […]

Lady Cats keep pace in 4-5A

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis set up a first-place showdown with nemesis Hobbs with a pair of easy wins in the Duke City. Aimee Hilburn scored 17 of her game-high 19 points in the first half and Tori Quintana added four 3-pointers and 14 points as the Lady Wildcats rode a big second quarter to […]

Halftime speech triggers Lady Cats’ rout

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Clovis senior Jessica Hohn and Carlsbad’s Tyrie Davis battle for a loose ball after a Clovis free throw attempt during the second half of Tuesday’s game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. Rick White Freshman Tori Northcutt got the message and so did the rest of her teammates. “He definitely put a […]

Unselfish Lady Cats win 9th straight

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Clovis sophomore Aimee Hilburn drives to the hole. CNJ staff photo Rick White. By Rick White Tori Quintana dribbles the ball across the top of the key, patiently waiting like a lioness to pounce on prey until teammate Brittany Blackmon seals her defender down low. A feathery no-look lob pass. An easy two points. Aimee […]

Lady Cats continue string of routs

CNJ STAFF ROSWELL — The New Mexico Activities Association wasn’t thinking of Clovis when instituting a 35-point “mercy rule” early this season. It just seems that way. With the clock running for the entire second half for the fourth time in five games, Clovis routed Roswell Goddard 62-24 on Saturday in a non-district game. Sophomore […]