Family bonding memories emerge with football season

Ryn Gargulinski: Local Columnist My first encounter with football was getting hit in the head with one. No, it really wasn’t but it sounds funny. And it brings back fond memories of that Brady Bunch episode in which a football smashes into and breaks Marsha’s nose. Ah, the joy of the game. Actually, fond memories […]

Feeding cattle hay by air risky adventure

Don McAlavy: Local Columnist The following story was told to Don McAlavy by Mark Hall, a commercial pilot who grew up in Clovis. “In the winter of 1958-59, my dad, L. S. (Bud) Hall,” said Mark Hall “was a partner with Lee Ross and George Hammond in the first aircraft dealership at the new Clovis […]

Light shed on gender differences

Bob Huber: Local Columnist So there I was, crying myself to sleep last week with a lingering summer flu, when I decided in my delirium to write a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. I searched for a deep, scholarly theme that would incorporate today’s most nagging social problems, and finally settled on three issues: love, war, and […]

Midwestern State roughs up Hounds

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ENMU special teamers Corey White (left) and Fide Davalos tackle Midwestern State’s Jessie Lewis on a first-quarter kick return during Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division game at Greyhound Stadium. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — Midwestern State hardly looked the part of a .500 team Saturday night. […]

CHS second in district cross country

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Senior Mike Wareham finished ninth in the District 4-5A cross country meet Saturday at Ned Houk Park. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer A wrong turn by Carlsbad twins Brandy and Brittany Castillo opened the door for the Clovis High girls in Saturday’s District 4-5A cross country meet at Ned […]

Texico captures district volleyball title

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent TEXICO — After more than a week layoff, the Texico volleyball team got back to business on Saturday and took care of business by winning the District 6-2A championship at home. Texico swept Santa Rosa 27-25, 25-7, 27-25 to host a regional round this weekend. The Lady Wolverines will play […]

CHS FOOTBALL NOTES: Hobbs still working on fear factor

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Clovis defenders Michael Cohen, right, and Richard Alvarez combine to stop Hobbs quarterback Teron Bolton in the Wildcats’ 14-7 win over the Eagles on Friday night. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer HOBBS COACH PHILLIP ROYBAL said his Eagles may be overcoming their purple phobia. Clovis beat Hobbs 14-7 on […]

Zias fall at Tarleton State

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Desiree Reed compiled 24 kills and 17 digs Saturday afternoon to lift Tarleton State to a 30-26, 29-31, 30-25, 30-21 win over Eastern New Mexico University in Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball. Julie Hamilton added 14 kills and three aces for the TexAnns (16-15, 2-7 South). ENMU (7-18, 2-6) […]

Clovis north: Former Wildcats help turn Robertson program around

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent If Clovis coach Eric Roanhaus is right, his son Chad is just as big of a Wildcats’ football fan as anyone in the state. “He’s a Wildcat born, a Wildcat bred and, when he dies, he’ll be a Wildcat dead,” Roanhaus says. Funny thing, though: Chad Roanhaus, a record-setting quarterback […]

Portales makes bid for top seed

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The Portales volleyball team wanted to have two things by the time the weekend was over — the District 4-3A championship, and the No. 1 seed in Class 3A. After earning the first Saturday night, the team has no doubts it has earned the second. “I think we […]