Nov. 24, 2007 Empty Stocking Fund

Today’s focus: “Ms. P” Household members: 3 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Ms. P” is raising her grandchildren and wants to be able to give them something nice for Christmas. Her holiday hopes: For her grandchildren to have presents on Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt size medium. Boys pants size 10. Boys shoe size 2. Girls […]

Nov. 23, 2007 Empty Stocking Fund

Freedom New Mexico Today’s focus: “Ms. D” Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. D” is a single mother who doesn’t make enough money to provide gifts for her children at Christmas. Her holiday hopes: For her child to have presents on Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt size medium. Boys pants size 6. Boys […]

Women don't belong in combat

Anita Doberman Women were first admitted to West Point in 1976 after President Ford signed legislation opening the nation’s service academies to females. That first year, 119 young women enrolled at West Point, and the proportion of women has slowly but steadily grown. For the class of 2011, more women than ever entered West Point, […]

Oct. 6, 2007 Briefs

CNJ Staff Elderly man accused of threats with toy gun A 62-year-old Clovis man is in jail after police said he threatened a man and two children with a toy gun Wednesday. Raymond Martinez Jr. is being held on $15,500 bond, jail officials said. He is charged with three felony counts of aggravated assault. The […]

Team looks to fill holes

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CnJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis High School cross-country coach Mark Bussen leads the varsity boys team during practice Wednesday afternoon at Ned Houk Park. The team opens the season with the Clovis Invitational, set for 3 p.m. Friday at Ned Houk Park. By Dave Wagner: CNJ Sports Writer The Clovis High girls got close […]

Cats fall to Rio Rancho

CNJ staff RIO RANCHO — Bryan Aragon scored on an assist by Isaias Miranda to pull Clovis High within 2-1 late in the half, but that was all the Wildcats could muster Saturday in a season-opening 4-1 boys soccer loss to Rio Rancho. Mike Gonzales scored about 15 minutes into the match for the Rams. […]

Cops and Courts: Teens report shots fired

Police are investigating a report by two teens who said they were shot at Wednesday as they drove through downtown Clovis. The 17- and 15-year-old boys called police around 11 p.m. and said they were leaving a fast-food restaurant on 14th Street when a dark-color van pulled up beside them and the driver began honking, […]

Brothers plus one make up baseball team

By Don McAlvy: Columnist One of the most forgotten baseball teams in Curry County was the team made up of 11 brothers and one neighbor boy. How often is a baseball team made up of nearly one family? Rarely. This is a partial story of that team. “My folks, John and Lola Northcutt, were married […]

CHS Notes: Wildcat football to air on ESPNU

By Dave Wagner: CNJ Sports Writer Clovis High’s Oct. 19 football game at Artesia is scheduled to be televised nationally as part of ESPN’s Old Spice High School Showcase. The 14-game schedule has 10 games on ESPNU (including the Clovis-Artesia tilt), one on ESPN and three on ESPN2. Although the latter two channels are available […]

Custom Classic draws 50 teams

CNJ staff The sixth annual Lil Custom youth softball tournament is slated for this weekend at Guy Leeder Complex, with 50 teams in 10 divisions scheduled to compete. Play begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, with the final games scheduled for 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tournament co-director Roger Jackson said the field is considerably larger than […]

Rams produce solid showing

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — Tyler Anderson has quietly provided a significant boost for the Portales boys track team this season. The junior, who transferred from Elida in the fall after finishing second in last year’s Class 1A state 100 meters, scored 10 points in three events on Saturday to help the […]

Vixens notch 1A state crown

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CNJ correspondent: Scot Stinnett Fort Sumner sophomore Rita Herrera grimaces as she prepares to cut loose during Saturday’s Class 1A state girls shot put competition in Albuquerque. Herrera won the event at 36 feet, 5 inches, helping the Vixens capture the team title. Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — Fort Sumner’s girls are back in […]

Clovis senior closing in on school mark in shot

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Staff photo: Andy DeLisle Michael Cohen practice the shot Thursday before the district track meet. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Michael Cohen is looking ahead — 57 feet, 4 inches to be exact. That would be a Clovis High record for the shot put, and it’s one of Cohen’s few unmet goals as he […]

PHS squads post district team tennis titles

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Freedom Newspapers: Mickey Winfield Portales junior Tessa Bryant prepares to serve against Lovington’s Rebecca Frazier. Bryant won 6-3, 6-3 to help the Lady Rams claim their third straight District 4-3A team tennis title. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Portales High’s tennis teams claimed District 4-3A team championships on Friday at the Eastern New […]

CHS TRACK: Lady Cats lap field at Hobbs

CNJ staff HOBBS — The Clovis High girls ran away from the field Tuesday night in the Hobbs qualifier track meet, scoring 157 points to 73 for runnerup Carlsbad. Clovis’ boys finished second, scoring 87 points to trail Carlsbad with 119 1/2. Hobbs was third with 82 points. Michael Cohen threw a season-best 54 feet, […]

Portales beats Clovis boys tennis squad

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Gerber Vander Ploeg backhands a volley against Portales’ Sunny Liu at Clovis High on Thursday afternoon. CNJ Staff Portales boys tennis coach Wade Fraze didn’t mind his team’s mini-break in the schedule. The Rams had been idle for nine days before Thursday’s dual against Clovis, but hardly missed a beat […]

Poetry doubles as therapy

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Nico Barela, of Las Vegas, N.M., says “my poems are my life story.” By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer On paper and off, Nico Barela, 17, can break your heart. “Have you ever lived my life? Spent one minute in my shoes? If you haven’t, then tell me why you […]

Fort Sumner sweeps Fox-Vixen Relays

FORT SUMNER — Cass Dimitroff took two individual titles and helped the 800 relay team to victory Saturday as Fort Sumner took the boys small-school championship in the Fox-Vixen Relays. The Foxes finished with 108 points to 93 for runnerup Pecos. Meantime, Fort Sumner’s girls got wins from Laurel Herrera in shot put and discus […]

CHS TRACK: Lady Cats third in Wildcat Relays

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Clovis’ Manuel Robles went a personal-best 6-9 in high jump on Saturday, but was edged by Rio Rancho junior Marcus Williams (6-11) for the title in that event. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent A couple of girls relay wins along with four individual victories were the day’s highlights for host […]

CHS TRACK: Wildcat Relays may provide early look at 5A state meet

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Clovis High junior Ebony Bunton will try to defend her girls Wildcat Relays high jump championship of a year ago in today’s competition at Leon Williams Stadium. Bunton cleared 5-5 1/2 in last year’s meet. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Had the Wildcat Relays gone off on Friday as […]