Clovis beat Roswell 96-41 Tuesday in a non-district boys basketball game at Rock Staubus Gym.
Clovis jumped out to a 54-26 halftime lead.
Jaye Crockett scored 25 points for the undefeated and top-ranked Wildcats (19-0) in the first half while Jaden Isler added 14.
Look for Kevin Wilson’s game report on VarsityNow on this page.
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The editors asked:
No Cowboys. No Broncos. No Hank Baskett. Do you care about watching the Super Bowl? Maybe for the commercials or to see Tom Petty perform at halftime?
Here’s what readers had to say:
• “I’m conflicted on the Super Bowl. The ads have not been as good the last few years. I can take or leave Tom Petty.
“I grew up in Connecticut as a Giants fan. Pat Summerall, a placekicker and lineman for the Giants in the 1950s and early ’60s, and Andy Robustelli, a defensive end from the same era, lived in my neighborhood. I also have lived in New Hampshire – Patriot country!
“I think the Pats will win but I have to say I do not like Bill Belichick and his approach to the game. But the Pats have talent, much like the Dolphins of 1972 – the last unbeaten Super Bowl champions.
“Because of this history, I’ll have to watch. (I) just hope it’s as good a game as when these two teams met the last weekend of the season.” – Bill Zarges
• Sure I am going to watch the Super Bowl. It is an American tradition. We as Americans love an underdog and who wouldn’t like to see New York end the winning streak and allow Miami’s (1972) record (17-0) to stand?” – Doug McGregor
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Clovis Municipal Schools voters go to the polls today to decide on a recurring $12 million general obligation bond to fund maintenance and improvements to school buildings and grounds for the next four years.
Voters in 2000 and 2004 approved the GO bonds by a 4-to-1 margin.
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Journalism lost a good friend Monday when George L. Prothro, a former managing editor at the Clovis News Journal, died after a bout with cancer.
Today would have been his 63rd birthday.
The current CNJ staff will miss his phone calls suggesting “good questions” to ask about curious events around town.
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Sometimes clues in the crime-fighting business are hard to find. Sometimes they hit like a ton of bricks.
This comes from the New Mexico Department of Public Safety following an incident Sunday night near Gallup:
“During a routine inspection … (an) officer opened the back of a tractor trailer rig to make sure the cargo was properly secured. As he opened the doors, a box containing about 50 pounds of pot bricks fell on his head. The obvious clue led to 49 other boxes containing 2,560 pounds of marijuana.”
Officials said the marijuana is worth about $6.4 million.