Speller competing for national title

By Ryan Lengerich His friends call him Zack, but Tuesday he will be known simply as “Speller No. 141.” That number will be assigned to Clovis’ Zachary Gillooly when he represents eastern New Mexico in a three-day competition this week at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. Sponsored by Freedom Newspapers of New […]

Muleshoe’s Withrow, Bovina’s Ortiz earn runnerup finishes

CNJ STAFF AUSTIN, Texas — Muleshoe junior Jessica Withrow wasn’t able to defend her Class 3A girls state high jump championship over the weekend, but she did pick up a pair of second-place finishes for the Lady Mules in competition at the University of Texas. Withrow went 5-8 in high jump on Friday to finish […]

Gallegos splits in 5A state tennis

CNJ STAFF ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High junior Patricia Gallegos reached the quarterfinals of Class 5A state singles competition Wednesday before bowing out. Gallegos cruised to a 6-2, 6-1 win over Rio Rancho’s Alyssa Anastasi in her opening match before falling to Mayfield’s Jackie Doak 6-2, 6-0. Gallegos was the lone CHS player to make it […]

ENMU teams sixth in LSC track

CNJ STAFF KINGSVILLE, Texas — Ricardo Hernandez and Zach Gerleve highlighted Eastern New Mexico University performances over the weekend in the two-day Lone Star Conference track meet. ENMU finished last in both divisions of the six-team meet, scoring 28 points on the men’s side and 11 in women’s competition. Angelo State ended Abilene Christian’s 20-year […]

Wolverines bid for regional title

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Burly senior first baseman Bryce Bailey is batting .608 for the season and shares Texico’s team lead in home runs with seven. Photo by Mike Linn By Dave Wagner Texico senior Justin Loven admits he’s got a few butterflies heading into the Wolverines’ first postseason baseball appearance today, but he wouldn’t have it any other […]

Bovina’s Ortiz advances to state in 1,600 and 3,200

CNJ STAFF LEVELLAND, Texas — Bovina junior Edgar Ortiz is on his way to the big show again in Texas small-school track. Ortiz, who made it to state in the 3,200 last year, qualified in the 1,600 and 3,200 by winning both events in Class 1A regional competition this weekend at South Plains College. Ortiz […]

CHS boys shoot for fourth Ruidoso title in a row

By Dave Wagner Clovis High senior Perry Jackson and juniors Travis Reid and Guillermo Chavez have a simple goal over the next couple of days — win a fourth consecutive Leroy Gooch Invitational golf tournament boys team championship. All three have played on the previous three Gooch champions, including Reid and Chavez as eighth graders. […]

Target shooting helps bowhunters stay sharp

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Competitors at Saturday’s bowhunting competition determine the scores on their first target. Clockwise from bottom left are Jamie Hipp, T.J. Wood, Renae Hipp and Jim Wood. Walter Beevers of Clovis watches on the side. Photo by Kevin Wilson By Kevin Wilson Oasis State Park saw a portion of people braving the slight winds to enjoy […]

CHS takes 2nd at mock trial comptetition

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Clovis High School senior Beverly Reynolds, an attorney for the mock trial team, gives opening statements at an exhibition against area lawyers on March 13. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Ryan Lengerich Clovis High School has put its stamp on a competition dominated by Albuquerque schools. The CHS mock trial team placed second last […]

Clovis musician selected in contest

Reporter’s Notebook Santa Fe Pro Musica will present Clovis High School senior Julie Barnard as an honorable mention selection of Pro Musica’s Seventh Annual Young Artists Scholarship Competition. Barnard performed the Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Major, Allegro and Andante by Strauss at a March 13 competition. There will be celebratory recital and reception featuring […]