High Risers

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer From the ground, the wind can seem tame. It is almost always deceptive, though, according to recent college grad Eric Denton. He spent a big chunk of the last five years up in the air — his only protection, a harness. Denton discovered the hard […]

Roberts, Lillian

Lillian Juanita Glidewell Roberts Services: 2 p.m. Friday at Steed-Todd Chapel. Mrs. Lillian Juanita Glidewell Roberts, 83, of Santa Fe died Aug. 30, 2005 at her son’s residence in Santa Fe. She was born May 8, 1922, in Evansville, Ark., to Fred and Eula Pierson Denton. Family members said she moved to Santa Fe from […]

Jackson, Mary J.

Services: Have been held. Mary J. Jackson, 89, of Dallas, died Saturday, March 5, 2005, at Denton Regional Medical Center in Denton, Texas. She was born on Jan. 18, 1916, in Grier to John and Zula Snowden Bender. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester C. Jackson. Survivors include three daughters, Judith Jones […]

Jackson, Mary

Services: Have been held.  Mrs. Mary J. Jackson, 89, of Dallas, formerly of Clovis, died Saturday, March 5, 2005, at Denton Regional Medical Center in Denton, Texas.  She was born on Jan. 18, 1916, in Grier, to John and Zula Snowden Bender. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Chester C. […]

Stobb, Beverly

Beverly Stobb Services: Have been held. Beverly Oralene Stobb, 41, of Denton, Texas, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004. She was born on April 16, 1963, in Fort Sumner, to Harlin Wayne and Glennas Stobb. She attended school in Portales and graduated in 1981. While attending Portales High School, she won the state championship in shot […]

Wilkerson, Carla

Carla Wilkerson Services: Have been held. Carla Lynn Wilkerson, 50 of Lubbock, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2004. She was born on Nov. 11, 1953, in Dublin, Texas, to James R. and Mary Alice Wilkerson. She graduated from Phoenix Christian High School in Arizona in 1972 where she was homecoming queen. She worked for several years […]

Walker, Elvin

Elvin Walker Services: Have been held. Mr. Elvin Walker, 91, of Denton, Texas, formerly of Rogers, died Friday, Oct. 8, 2004, in Denton, Texas. He was born on July 14, 1913, in Red Lake, to Launa and Ellis Walker. He was raised in Phoenix and graduated from Rogers High School in Rogers. He married Johnie […]

Hudson, Frankie

Frankie Hudson Services: Have been held. Frankie Hudson, 72, of Carlsbad, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, at his home. He was born on Sept. 30, 1932, in Melrose, to Jasper and Nancy Bloomer Hudson. He grew up in Carlsbad and enlisted in the U.S. Navy after high school. He was honorably discharged and returned to […]

Wilson, Carroll

Carroll Wilson Services: Have been held. Carroll Wilson, 87, of Sherman, Texas, died Monday, Sept. 6, 2004 at Wilson M. Jones Hospital in Sherman. Mr. Wilson was born on Aug. 24, 1917, in Denton, Texas, to Carrie and L. A. Wilson. He graduated from high school in Denton, Texas, in 1934, and studied at North […]

Target hitting time: hunting season begins

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Travis Denton, who has hunted since he was 9 years old, poses with his latest taxidermy project. He said he hopes to take an elk bull like this one home with him this fall during bow hunting . Tova Fruchtman By Tova Fruchtman CNJ STAFF WRITER tova_fruchtman@link.freedom.com As summer ends, leaves begin to change colors, […]

Cats dyeing to advance

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Clovis High senior Mark Replogle, center, came up with the idea that all the varsity baseball players should dye their hair blond. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth By Rick White Mark Replogle and the Clovis Wildcats baseball team are hoping it’s true blonds have more fun. Wildcat players bleached their hair blond this week in […]

Cats post two wins at Hobbs

CNJ STAFF HOBBS — The Clovis High Wildcats couldn’t get the sweep against Hobbs they knew they’d probably need to catch Carlsbad for the District 4-5A championship, but third-year coach Shane Shallenberger figures two out of three isn’t bad. The Cats suffered one bad inning in the middle game of the series, then rallied back […]

Homer-happy Cats sweep Manzano

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Playing in a small park with the wind howling out, no lead was safe Saturday in Clovis High’s three-game District 4-5A baseball marathon against Manzano. But the Wildcats prevailed, highlighted by a 21-16 win in the middle game in which they rallied from seven runs down in the sixth inning. Clovis […]

Clovis breezes into Invite title game

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Clovis high School senior Mark Replogle fouls a pitch off during Friday’s game against Fabens, Texas, at Bell Park. Replogle led the Wildcats with three hits in a 14-1 win. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. CNJ staff Clovis has been a rude host so far in the Clovis Invitational baseball tournament. The Wildcats won their […]

Stone, Howard

Dr. Howard Stone Services: Hav ebeen held. Dr. Howard Lyons Stone, 76, of Denton, Texas, a retired professor of education at Texas Woman’s University, died Sunday, July 13, 2003, in Denton. He was born on Oct. 20, 1926, in Kuling, Kiangsi Province, China, to the Rev. Albert H. and Mabel Lyons Stone. He attended Iolani […]

School of hard knocks

Rick White Ryan Denton’s headaches have not subsided and neither has the pain of not being able to play football again. It wasn’t supposed to be this way for the kid with the boy-next-door look who, like other boys in football-mad Clovis, grew up dreaming of playing for the purple and white. He entered his […]

Wildcats seek redemption in Roswell

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CNJ staff photo: Erick Kluth/Clovis junior Chris Phillips tries to shake free of senior strong safety Carlos Gallo during Thursday’s practice at the high school. By Rick White Clovis had enough worries this week without having to replace its starting quarterback. Coaches learned earlier this week senior Ryan Denton will likely not play again this […]

Offseason has Cats ready for two-a-days

By Dave Wagner If offseason workouts are any gauge, things are looking good this season for the Clovis High football team. CHS defensive coordinator Darren Kelley said the Wildcats had a good turnout for their three-times-a-week, early-morning program over the summer. The Cats begin two-a-day workouts on Monday, the first day of official practice for […]

Wildcats lose late

CNJ staff AMARILLO — Amarllio rallied for six runs in its last two at-bats and beat the Clovis Wildcats 12-10 Tuesday in a 10-inning West Texas Baseball League contest. The teams teams agreed to play 10 innings regardless of the score. Jared Montoya collected three hits for the Wildcats while Richard Urban and Ryan Denton […]

Wildcats split with Hobbs

CNJ staff Sean Cruce and Ryan Denton collected two hits each and Luke Gray went the distance as Clovis edged Hobbs 3-2 in the first game of Thursday’s West Texas Baseball League doubleheader at Bell Park. Gray scattered six hits over seven innings. Hobbs exploded for eight runs in the seventh inning and captured the […]