Zias swept in Missouri tournament

FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS Joplin, Mo. — senior guard Aubrie Hallman converted four consecutive free throws in the final 1:42 — including two on an ENMU bench technical with no time left on the clock — to give host Missouri Southern a 51-48 win over the Zias on the second day of the Lions’ four-team classic. Hallman […]

New, old faces for area teams

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Two coaches who have a combined 61 years experience are among the five new high school boys basketball coaches in the area. Jimmy Joe Robinson at Clovis Christian and Jim Kneipp at Grady each return to coach after a three-year hiatus. Robinson has 528 wins and four state titles […]

Wildcats’ eyes on 5A prize

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Seniors Tigg Bunton, left, and Dominique Easterlin hope to make their presence known in the paint and bring a state basketball championship to Clovis. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Success breeds confidence and several Clovis Wildcats will take to the hardwood this boys basketball season teeming with memories of past […]

Superintendent will need to wear variety of hats

Freedom Newspapers The next superintendent of Clovis Municipal Schools can’t be one dimensional and succeed. That person must bring multiple talents to the challenges he or she will face. In short, the ideal candidate must be politically astute, a creative and persuasive problem-solver, proactive and visionary, understand and handle diversity issues, and, above all, be […]

Clovis to play for state title

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Clovis sophomores, left to right, Chris Wall, Garrett Draehn, Shad Durham, and Drew Spears cheer on the Wildcats during the third quarter of their Class 5A semifinal game Saturday against Highland at Leon Williams Stadium. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Rick White: CNJ managing editor Defensive end Jason Burns said Clovis’ football coaching staff never […]

McDaniel, Tyrone

Tyrone McDaniel Services: Have been held. Tyrone McDaniel, 32, of Clovis, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004, in El Paso, Texas. He was born on March 20, 1972, in Amherst, Texas. He attended school in Sudan, Texas, where he graduated in 1991. He married Laura Davila. He lived in Clovis where he worked for Marquez trucking […]

So long, singing deputy

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Ted Blair is retiring from the Curry County Sheriff Department after 11 years of service. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Curry County’s preaching deputy retired last week. Ted Blair leaves law enforcement with a strong singing voice, a reputation for caring about criminals and more good stories than you can […]

Empty stocking, Nov. 28, 2004

Today’s focus: Kelly Household members: 2 Children: 1 Special circumstances: “I just lost my mother in September and since her passing, I have not been able to be self-sufficient.” Her holiday hopes: “I would really like my daughter Kristen to have a good Christmas.” Clothing needs: 6 or small girls’ pants, 6 or small girls’ […]

Holiday shopping strong in area

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Shoppers crowd the aisles early Saturday morning at Sears in the North Plains Mall. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Tillie Archuleta, 72, finished her Christmas shopping Saturday, stopping at Wal-Mart and North Plains Mall. By Dec. 10, Archuleta said she will have the gifts in the mail to her family […]

Man attempts to elude police

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer A man arrested in Portales for an outstanding warrant in Curry County tried to escape Saturday night while being transported from the Portales jail to Curry County, officials said. Paul Bennet, 46, broke the back window of Deputy Glen Russ’ patrol car with his head, then squeezed out the […]