Clovis High principal resigns

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Clovis High School Principal Andy Sweet announced Friday he will step down at the school year’s end. Sweet will finish this school year as principal and return next school year to teach mathematics at the high school, said Assistant Superintendent for Personnel Jim McDaniel. Yucca Junior High Principal Jody […]

Q&A

Abby Dunn Brett Carter, 42, is the 9th Judicial District Attorney. He prosecutes felony crimes in Clovis and Portales. He was appointed to fill the vacancy in mid-2002 when former DA Randall Harris left the office. Carter plans to run for re-election in the June 1 primary. Q: The 9th judicial district recently hired a […]

New assistant DA hired

Cops and Courts The 9th Judicial District has hired a new assistant district attorney to replace Matt Chandler, who is running against District Attorney Brett Carter in the June Republican primary. Michelle Olszta Reeves, 54, started March 1. She joins four assistant district attorneys in Clovis and two in Portales, not counting Carter’s own role […]

Assistant coaches help keep Lady Cats together

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Clovis assistant coaches Regina Downing, left, and Dan Replogle have been a vital part of the Lady Wildcats success this season. Photo by Eric Kluth By Rick White Assistant coaches are expected to run practice, serve as a go-between for a testy coach and an upset player, and leave their egos at home. Their suggestions […]

Now and then: Former Zia finds niche in coaching

By Kevin Wilson Katheryne Hickman probably figured basketball would only take her as far as Eastern New Mexico University. Instead, her basketball career has taken her from San Antonio to Portales to Houston to Georgetown. Georgetown, Texas, that is. Hickman, who played for the Zias from 1997 to 2001 and finished as the No. 5 […]

CHS grad loved beating Hobbs — even as an assistant coach

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Sandia boys basketball coach Steve Davis (left) visits with his former high school basketball coach Jimmy Joe Robinson during Clovis’ holiday tournament in December. Davis starred for the Wildcats in the 1970s. Photo by Eric Kluth By Eric Butler No, it wasn’t the night he scored 37 points in a loss against Ralph Tasker’s legendary […]

Clovis shows new resolve

By Jack King At the beginning of a new year it is always popular to make a resolution — something you intend to do during the next 365 days to improve your life or that of those around you. In a quiz of local officials about their New Year’s resolutions Wednesday, most said 2003 was […]

Police Blotter 11/30

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: While conducting a drunk driving checkpoint on the 600 block of South Prince Street shortly after midnight on Nov. 22, police noticed that the driver of a 1999 Ford F-150 pickup had bloodshot, watery eyes and an odor of alcohol, and pulled […]

Prep news & notes

Dave Wagner FORMER CLOVIS AND Muleshoe assistant coach Eddie Kilmer knew he wasn’t exactly walking into a football cathedral when he took the head coaching job this season at Slaton, Texas. After all, the Tigers were on a 31-game losing streak, beginning with a playoff loss in 1999 and continuing through consecutive 0-10 marks the […]

LV Robertson hires Chad Roanhaus

STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Chad Roanhaus, son of Clovis High football coach Eric Roanhaus, was named head football coach Monday at Class 3A Las Vegas Robertson. Chad Roanhaus, 29, succeeds Art Abreu, who resigned last week after 12 years with the program. Abreu will retain his teaching position at Robertson, Chad […]

Texico girls basketball coach casuality of budget crunch

By Dave Wagner TEXICO — Reduced state funding based on declining enrollment has triggered changes in the Texico High School coaching staff, according to school officials. The contracts of girls basketball coach Sean Wootton and an assistant coach will not be renewed, school officials said. Wootton replaced longtime coach Roy King, who stepped down last […]

Long road, well-traveled

By Gary Mitchell Talk about being true to your school. Two Clovis school employees — a special education teacher at Marshall Junior High and a teaching assistant at La Casita Elementary — have spent more than a third of a century teaching in their respective schools. Pat Bass, 63, will retire from Clovis schools this […]