Cats rally to earn split with Artesia

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Artesia’s Garrett Mossbarger slides across home plate in front of Clovis’ catcher Daniel Casarez during the fifth inning of the first game of their double header Saturday at Bell Park. Mossbarger was safe on the play. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondant Heading into district play in one week, the Clovis […]

Linda De La Rosa

Linda De La Rosa, 52, of Portales, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Feb. 19, 1953, in Artesia. She graduated from Artesia High School. She spent the majority of her life as a homemaker. Family members said she enjoyed crocheting, embroidery, sewing, crafts and making rosaries. She was […]

Healthy Wildcats win on road

CNJ STAFF ARTESIA — Playing at full strength for the first time in a month, Clovis sophomore guard Jaden Isler helped the Wildcats down Artesia 70-61 Friday in a non-district tune-up game. Isler and junior guard Cody Thornsbury lead the Cats in the game for the Cats (13-6) with 17 points each. “We looked a […]

Lady Cats dominate Artesia

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Clovis guard Tori Northcutt grabs a rebound during the first half of Friday’s game against Artesia. The Lady Cats blew out Artesia 61-27. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High’s girls were revved up Friday night. An anticipated showdown with Artesia, ranked third in the Albuquerque Journals’ Class 4A […]

CHS HOOPS: Big game, small package

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Clovis junior Cody Thornsbury (left) is only 5-foot-6, but he has been a key player for the Wildcats this season. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Standing at 5-foot-6 on his tip toes, Clovis junior guard Cody Thornsbury might get mistaken for a towel boy or someone’s little brother when […]

Cats turn back Goddard for fifth in Artesia tourney

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer ARTESIA — All things considered, the Clovis High boys basketball team has to feel pretty good about the way it has started the season. The Wildcats, with several players getting in only a couple of practices following last week’s Class 5A state championship football game, bounced back from a […]

Saturday’s prep football playoffs scores

Saturday’s scores The Associated Press Class 1A Football Championship Fort Sumner 14, Texico 7 Class 2A Football Championship Hatch Valley 54, Tucumcari 7 Class 3A Football Quarterfinals Hot Springs 61, Bloomfield 13 Lovington 28, Socorro 14 Class 4A Football Quarterfinals Artesia 49, Belen 7 Goddard 28, Albuquerque Academy 0 Silver 20, St. Pius 10 Class […]

State football playoffs

CNJ staff Friday Class 5A Alamogordo 27, Rio Rancho 25 Clovis 42, Las Cruces 6 Eldorado 10, Carlsbad 7 Mayfield 49, Hobbs 6 Rio Grande 14, Cibola 7 Class 4A First round Artesia 63, Santa Teresa 7 Class 1A Semifinals Texico 19, Capitan 16 Fort Sumner 51, Cloudcroft 13

Greathouse, Delores

Ruth Delores Strebeck Greathouse, 81, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. She was born Jan. 15, 1924, in Newton County, Miss., to Sidney George and Ruth (Johnson Strebeck). She moved to Artesia at the age of 10 and graduated from Artesia High School […]

CHS SOCCER: Wildcats’ playoff fate unknown

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Clovis High School goalkeeper Josh Bussen collides with Artesia’s Zach Gates after making a save during the first half of Saturday’s match against Artesia at Yucca Soccer Complex. Artesia’s Aaron Ornelas is at right. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis High boys soccer team closed out its home […]

Cats hold on for win at Artesia

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Clovis junior Brian Mead rushed for 265 yards and two touchdowns. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer ARTESIA — In a back-and-forth game that featured more than 1,000 yards of offense, a hustling play on special teams in the game’s final minutes proved to be the difference. Clovis never trailed in […]

Cats clash with Artesia

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Running back Brian Mead and the Clovis Wildcats, ranked second in Class 5A, travel to Artesia tonight to match 6-1 records with the Bulldogs, No. 1 in Class 4A. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Over the past 52 years, few schools have had as much football success as Clovis […]

Artesia overwhelms outmanned Rams

Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers ARTESIA — With a shorthanded squad and a road trip to face one of New Mexico’s top programs, a moral victory was all most expected for Portales. The Rams got that, while Artesia took an easy victory on the field. With nine starters out with either injury or suspension, Portales was […]

Lady Cats down Artesia

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Clovis’ Sioban Flatow tips the ball past two Artesia defenders during the first game of their match Tuesday at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Clovis defeated Artesia in straight sets. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Despite the addition of talented athletes like Aimee Hilburn and Brittany Blackmon, it’s been a struggle […]

Greathouse, Ruth

Ruth Dolores Strebeck Greathouse, 81, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born Jan. 15, 1924, in Newton County, Miss. She moved to Artesia and graduated from Artesia High School in 1942. She married Frank Greathouse Jr. on June 29, 1944. They lived on the family farm in Rogers […]

Artesia exacts revenge

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Clovis’ Cassie Belford, left, and Artesia’s Randi Smith chase down the ball during the first half of their game Tuesday at Yucca Soccer Complex. Smith scored Artesia’s first goal in the Bulldogs 2-0 win. (staff photo Eric Kluth) Jesse Wolfersberger Clovis’ success may have been their worst enemy on Tuesday night. Artesia avenged an early […]

Wildcats dominate 2nd half

CNJ staff ARTESIA — Fueled by what Clovis coach Shaun Gill thought was a bad call, Clovis scored three times in the second half and beat Artesia 3-0 Tuesday in a non-district game. Angel Fernandez scored twice for the Wildcats and Luis Miranda added the other goal. In a scoreless game, Clovis was called for […]

Allen, Willard

Willard Allen Services: Have been held. Willard Allen, 65, of Artesia, died Wednesday, July 27, 2005, in Lubbock. He was born on Dec. 12, 1939, in Roswell, to Ned W. and Inez Wright Allen. He graduated from Roswell High School in 1958. He served in the Army from 1960 to 1964. He married Nellie Gibson […]

Bachman, Ida

Ida Bachman Services: Have been held Ida Leo Bachman, 92, of Flower Mound, Texas, and former longtime resident of Artesia, died Saturday, July 23, 2005. She was born Aug. 11, 1912, in Gainesville, Texas, to Joe K. Smith and Fannie Wood. Family members said she was a loving mother, grandmother and friend. She is survived […]

Connelly, Bert

Bert Connelly Services: Have been held. Bert E. Connelly, 79, of Artesia, died Friday, May 27, 2005, at his home. He was born on July 28, 1925, in Atoka, Okla., to Herbert and Edna Usher Connelly. He married Joyce Byrum. He came to Artesia in March of 2005, from Bent. He was a former resident […]