One Super Sunday

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Kim Chisum of Clovis shows off her dedication to the Indianapolis Colts. Chisum has followed the Colts since Peyton Manning arrived. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The 1985 Chicago Bears went 15-1 in the regular season, outscored their three playoff opponents 91-10, and were so confident they recorded a […]

Obama becoming Democrats’ long-awaited answer to Reagan

Illinois Sen. Barack Obama is running for president. He’s appeared in New Hampshire, where he will need to make a mark, drawing crowds at fund-raisers and autographing his obligatory, pre-campaign memoir. He is running for president, but maybe it’s temporary. Our latest political phenom even made an appearance on the high-profile, Monday night football game […]

Texico turns tide to claim 2A title

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleTexico coach Mike Littlejohn and the Texico Wolverines celebrate after capturing the Class 2A volleyball championship Saturday in Albuquerque. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — The Texico Wolverines didn’t let a little thing like losing the first game affect them. After all, they’ve been here before. Texico, which reached […]

CHS football: Cats jump on Bears’ mistakes

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Clovis High’s Cade Wheeler catches a pass on a fake field goal, giving the Wildcats a first down at the La Cueva 2, during Friday’s game at Leon Williams Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer During the first half of Friday’s clash against La Cueva at Leon Williams Stadium, […]

Mead helps Cats cage Bears

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Clovis High running back Brian Mead runs through the tackle of La Cueva’s Richard Bohlken during the third quater of Friday’s game at Leon Williams Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer After going scoreless in the first half, the Clovis Wildcats exploded in the final two periods en route […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Cats gear up for La Cueva

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Clovis junior running back Manuel Robles will be a key factor tonight against La Cueva. (CNJ correspondent: Nick Layman) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Clovis High senior linemen Brenton Hartel and Brandon Ayres feel they’re up for the challenge of facing a massive La Cueva line that includes a pair of Division I signees. […]

Handmade animals help make trauma easier to bear

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Clovis Fire Department paramedic Dustan Jesko puts away a “Hugga-Bear” used to comfort children on ambulance rides and in hospitals. The hand-made bears are donated by the Roadrunner Club of Clovis and Portales. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Tucked away in fire trucks, ambulances and emergency rooms, the brightly colored bears are valuable tools […]

Lady Rams sweep Wingate

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Portales — Visiting Wingate wouldn’t go down without a fight. Host Portales wouldn’t go down, period. Top-ranked Portales advanced to the second round of the state volleyball tournament Saturday afternoon with a somewhat difficult 25-16, 25-19, 25-8 sweep of 16th-seeded Wingate at Portales High School. With its 10th-straight win, Portales […]

Carved bear stolen from center

By Kevin Wilson He never said a thing and he never had a name, but his absence has left a mark on the employees and the residents of the Bee Hive assisted living center in Portales. Nearly two weeks ago, a 5-foot-tall wooden bear was stolen from the porch of the house. The bear, a […]

Blocked FG seals Cats’ victory over La Cueva

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent LBUQUERQUE — Matt Ulibarri jubilantly ran to the Clovis sideline, Diondre Hunter — with football in tow — ran right to the La Cueva sideline and, with less than 10 seconds to play, one of New Mexico’s longest prep football winning streaks was history. Ulibarri’s blocked field goal sealed a […]