Lady Cats roll into tourney finals

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Clovis sophomore Jessica Russell looks to release the ball over St. Michael’s Kourtney Sexauer during the first quarter of Tuesday’s semifinal game in the Plateau Holiday Classic at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Rick White If Clovis isn’t careful it might have trouble finding enough teams to play in next year’s […]

Zias edged in OT

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Jereena Bosket goes up for a turnaround jumper over Colorado State-Pueblo’s Hilary Rehfeld in the second half of Thursday’s game at Greyhound Arena. Freedom Newpapers photo by Kevin Wilson. By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Facing a long trip home, Colorado State-Pueblo women’s coach Misty Murphy was relieved to earn a win. The Thunderwolves survived a […]

Hitt, Lloyd A.

Lloyd A. Hitt Services: Have been held. Lloyd A. Hitt, 75, of Lubbock died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2003. He was born on Aug. 11, 1928, in Rogers to Hobert and Ione Hitt He graduated from Dora High School and served four years in the U.S. Air Force. He married Ethel Shearer on April 14, 1951. […]

Walker makes 5A all-state volleyball team

CNJ STAFF Clovis senior middle hitter Monique Walker was selected to the Class 5A all-state volleyball team. Two other Lady Wildcats were honored in the vote by Class 5A coaches. Senior outside Jessica Hohn earned second team honors and senior setter Tara Ray gained honorable mention. Two-time defending state champion Rio Rancho had five players […]

Lady Cats deep and determined

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Seniors Jessica Hohn (left) and Monique Walker have been mainstays for the Lady Wildcats the past two seasons. CNJ photo by Rick White By Rick White Patience and determination. Those are the keys to this basketball season, Clovis girls coach Miles Watters said. That’s patience on Watters’ behalf to blend a sophomore class that is […]

Lady Cats clinch 2nd in 4-5A volleyball

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Clovis senior Monique Walker hammers the ball past a Manzano defender. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Eric Butler While the Clovis High volleyball team may have a stumbling block in district rival Eldorado, another 4-5A squad from Albuquerque has even has a more difficult time with the Lady Wildcats. And Saturday was not the […]

Buffs run past Clovis Christian

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Clovis Christian School running back Robert Montanez escapes the tackle attempt of Melrose’s Harvey Park during the first half of Friday’s game in Melrose. Melrose won 58-13. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner MELROSE — Clovis Christian was game Friday night. But Melrose, even without sophomore standout Carlos Ruiz, had too many weapons for […]

Walker, David

David Walker Services: Have been held. Mr. David G. Walker, 42, of Lubbock, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2003, at his home. He was born on Sept. 27, 1960 in Salem, N.J., to Luke and Dorothy Walker. He graduated from Salem High School. Her served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring from Cannon Air […]

Lady Cats take tourney

CNJ STAFF ROSWELL — Monique Walker and the Clovis Lady Wildcats made it two-for-two in tournaments. Walker collected 16 kills and nine blocks and Jessica Hohn added 11 kills as Clovis toasted Hot Springs 25-19, 25-9, 25-20 on Saturday in the championship match of the Zia Classic. Walker was named the tournament’s most valuable player, […]

Lady Cats capture own tourney

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CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth/Clovis’ Jessica Hohn passes a serve Saturday’s championship game of the Clovis Invitational against Rio Rancho at Rock Staubus Gym. Eric Butler the Class 5A state title last year, Clovis coach Darrel Ray bought the Rams’ coaches t-shirts signifying the team’s accomplishment. That was on the front. On the back of […]

Johnson, Dorothy

Dorothy Johnson Services: Have been held. Dorothy Marie Cooks Johnson, 63, of Clovis, died Thursday, July 31, 2003, in Amarillo. She was born on Oct. 3, 1939, in Sundown, Texas, to T. Frat and Lottie Whitlow Cooks. She moved to Amarillo at an early age and attended Coter Elementary School. She met and married Jessie […]

College removing problematic mulberry

By Mike Linn PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University officials are fed up with the light red, dime-sized berries that fall every summer from a mulberry tree near the Golden Library. University officials said students using a nearby sidewalk track the fruit’s pinkish juices onto carpets in the library, causing irremovable stains. Each August, the […]

Incentives offered for conserving water

By Mike Linn New incentives for farmers to conserve water in the area lack the compensation funds and may have come too late to save considerable amounts of water in area wells, local conservation specialists said. Financial incentives to save water will never outweigh the income irrigation provides through the harvesting of water-thirsty crops, the […]

Freak fall costly for Lady Cats

By Rick White ALAMOGORDO — Clovis coach Darrel Ray didn’t hide his disappointment after the Lady Wildcats finished third at Saturday’s Class 5A state track meet. “We came up here with one goal and that was to win the state championship,” Ray said. “And when you don’t reach your goal, it’s disappointing.” Cibola took advantage […]