Clovis advances to semis

It wasn't pretty, but the Clovis Lady Wildcats are in the semifinals of their invitational tournament. Clovis struggled with District 4-5A rival Hobbs before pulling out a 25-27, 25-18, ,22-25, 25-21, 16-14 win over the Lady Eagles on Friday night at Rock Staubus Gym. CMI photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis senior Kristen Bradley sets for junior [...]

Wildcats romp to put Roanhaus alone at top

As junior Steven Beckum plunged into the end zone, the cannon exploded for one final time Friday night in the south end zone of Leon Williams Stadium, and the only head coach Clovis has known since 1978 ascended to the top of the New Mexico wins list. In a game that quickly turned into a [...]

Robertson rallies to beat Rams in OT

LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Dominic Lucero scored on a 3-yard run in overtime Friday night, giving Las Vegas Robertson a 13-7 win over the Portales Rams in the season opener for both teams. PHS got the ball first in the extra period, but the possession ended with a lost fumble — the Rams' third lost [...]

Holiday planner

The end of summer is officially Sept. 23, but the ceremonial ending always feels like Labor Day — one last chance to get out, and forget there's work piled up once the week starts. CMI file photo The Clovis splash pad at Hillcrest Park, open since the Memorial Day weekend, will close up for the [...]

Wildcats split pair of matches in Las Cruces tourney

LAS CRUCES — The Clovis High girls soccer team waited until the last minute on Friday, but it was worth it. Junior Carrie Sharp took a throw-in from senior Jenna Sievers with about a minute left in regulation to score the tying goal, then the roles were reversed near the end of the second overtime [...]

Prep football capsules

New Mexico School for Deaf 56, CCS 0 • Records: NMSD 1-0, Clovis Christian 0-1 • Difference: The Roadrunners dominated from the start, opening a 49-0 halftime lead and scoring on their first possession of the second half to end the game on the 50-point lead rule. • Quotable: "We made a lot of mental [...]

Hounds win soccer opener

WICHITA, Kan. — Senior defender Michael Stewart scored less than five minutes into the second half Friday night and the Eastern New Mexico University men's soccer held on for a 2-1 victory over Newman in the season opener for both teams. Stewart scored off an assist from junior midfielder Jehmaine Brooks, and the Greyhounds made [...]

Zias split in first day of WT tourney

CANYON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University's volleyball team opened its season on Friday with a split in the Lady Buff Classic, hosted by West Texas A&M at The Box. The Zias posted a 25-22, 20-25, 25-23, 26-24 victory over Texas-Permian Basin, then lost to Adams State 25-18, 25-19, 25-13. ENMU finishes play in the [...]

McGee: I’ve always been about easy money

Believe it or not, I once sold cosmetics door to door for "that Famous Cosmetics Company." I'm deliberately obfuscating the name because I don't know if it's legally safe to just come right out and name it. You know, the one that rhymes with "shave on." How did I come to sell for That Famous [...]

In search of ponies: Animal messages can be messy

Sometimes things are just plain misleading. Take, for instance, a BBC video titled "Giant panda does handstand." Oh sure, it's a film following a giant panda around the woods, and yes, he does a handstand, but there's a little more to the film than a cute bear doing acrobatics. To be more precise, the film [...]