Buffs more balanced heading into state

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent MELROSE — An early-season injury to their starting point guard was a real problem at the time for the Melrose Buffaloes. Now it may turn out to make the state-tournament-bound Buffaloes a tougher team to handle. But first Melrose had to overcame an 11-point third quarter deficit to beat Cimarron […]

Pipkin, Leonard

Leonard Pipkin Services: Have been held. Leonard W. “Scooter” Pipkin, 59, of Flint, Texas, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004. He was born on March 17, 1945, in Clovis, to Hubert and Billie Jean Pipkin. He graduated from Lee High School in Midland, Texas, and Texas Tech University. He was a certified public accountant working as […]

Kids hurt in slide collapse

By Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor About 10 young girls went to the emergency room Thursday night after falling from atop a 28-foot-high slide at an end-of-the-year softball party at Spencer Park. Parents of the children — all under 8 and members of the Clovis Girls Athletic Association (CGAA) — were in the emergency room […]

Hounds have mound meltdown

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Greyhound junior Josh Kuchta fires a pitch during the seventh inning of Eastern New Mexico’s Monday game against New Mexico Highlands. Freedom Newspapers photo by Kevin Wilson. CNJ staff Portales — The only thing worse than Eastern New Mexico’s fielding was its pitching. New Mexico Highlands and West Texas A&M combined for 46 runs and […]

Steers run away from Springlake-Earth in second half

By Dave Wagner FARWELL — Farwell’s outside game was missing in action Friday night. Good thing the Steers didn’t need it. Farwell got solid inside play from Tyler Myers, Grant Gregory and reserve Jose Cabello and overcame a slow start to blow out Springlake-Earth 71-32 in a District 3-1A boys matchup. The win sets up […]

Yucca students Washington bound

By Ryan Lengerich Two Yucca Junior High students have been selected for an elite leadership conference in Washington set for March. Tyler Fontenot, 13, and Zach Zurzolo,12, will attend the Junior National Young Leaders Conference in the nation’s capital along with 200 middle school students from around the country. The seventh-graders will tour historic landmarks, […]

Butler, Mark Wayne

Mark Wayne Butler Services: Have been held. Mr. Mark Wayne Butler, 17, of Ruidoso, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003, at his home. He was born on May 4, 1986, in Clovis. He lived in Clovis until age 13, when he moved to Ruidoso. He was a student at Ruidoso High School. He had been a member […]

Ward, Loren

Loren Ward Services: Have been held. Mr. Loren Ward, 28, of Tyler, Texas, formerly of Portales, died Sunday, May 18, 2003, in East Texas Medical Center in Tyler, Texas. He was born on Sept. 2, 1974, in Portales, to Teresa and James P. Ward. He graduated from Clovis High School in 1993. He served for […]