Portales nabs team titles at Texico

CNJ staff TEXICO — Portales swept the team titles Tuesday at the Texico Invitational track meet. Tyler Anderson picked up wins in the 100 meters and 300 hurdles and Aaron Worten captured the 400 meters as Rams finished with 94 1/2 points. Fort Sumner was second with 66 and Texico third with 59. Other winners […]

STATE GOLDEN GLOVES: Champions split in semifinal bouts

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Joey Andrist of Clovis, right, lands a punch on Sammy Espinoza of Clovis during their age 14-15 match at 141 pounds on Saturday in the New Mexico state Golden Gloves boxing tournament at Roy Walker Community Center. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent It was a split decision, of sorts, for […]

March 21, 1957

Clovis Community Singers were preparing for a performance at New Bethel Baptist Church, 13th and Oak. … Dragnet, I Spy and State Trooper were among television options for the night. … Jimmy Brown, Mike Robertson, Joe Robertson and David Petty were among winners in a local ping pong tournament. … Safeway grocery was giving away […]

4/23 Honors

Montoya Jessica Montoya of Clovis has been named a United States National Award Winner in mathematics by the United States Achievement Academy, it was announced by the organization. The daughter of Jaime and Debbie Montoya of Clovis, she attends Yucca Junior High. Her grandparents are Pedro and Manuelita Montoya of San Antonio, Texas, and Alma […]

Clovis team looking for rematch

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis X-plosions was gearing up late Saturday night for a rematch with the Ruidoso Lady Warriors. The Clovis team did its part, holding off the Hobbs Braves 10-9 in the 14-and-under girls winners bracket semifinals of the USSSA national recreation youth slow-pitch softball tournament, being played at Guy Leeder […]

ENMU awards cross-country athletes

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University cross country coach Joel McMullen and assistant Matthew Gordillo have announced winners of the inaugural Mike Boit Award as the program’s runners of the year. Award winners for 2004-05, based on their placings in cross country meets during the fall, were freshman Jason Garcia of Alamogordo for […]

Clovis handling Golden Gloves

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Chonte Walker, 19, of Clovis, spars Wednesday at the boxing gym in the Roy Walker Community Center. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer For most of the 15 or so Clovis fighters who train at the Roy Walker Recreation Center, the hours of jumping rope, hitting the punching bag and sparring, […]

State tournament brackets

CNJ staff Class 5A Girls Quarterfinals at UNM Arena Tuesday Mayfield vs. Highland, 4:45 p.m. Sandia vs. Los Lunas, 9:45 a.m. Rio Rancho vs. La Cueva, 1:15 p.m. Clovis vs. Gallup, 8:15 p.m. Semifinals at UNM Arena Thursday Mayfield/Highland winner vs. Sandia/Los Lunas, 9:45 a.m. Rio Rancho/La Cueva winner vs. Clovis/Gallup, 1:15 p.m. Championship At […]

Area district basketball tournament pairings

CNJ STAFF (Seeds in parentheses) District 5-4A All games 7:30 p.m. Boys Monday’s game Carlsbad (5) at Manzano (4) Wednesday’s game Monday winner at Clovis (3) Friday’s game Wednesday winner at Hobbs (2) Saturday’s game Championship at Eldorado (1) Girls Monday’s games Hobbs at Clovis (playoff for top seed) Manzano (5) at Carlsbad (4) Wednesday’s […]

Government forgets how to cut the pie

Walter Williams Having been deserted by her husband, my mother worked. That meant that my one-year-younger sister and I often lunched by ourselves during our preteen years. Being bigger and stronger than my sister, quite often there would not be a fair division of the food, especially the desserts. Coming home from work, Mom would […]