ENMU’s Draper 13th at nationals

CNJ staff TURLOCK, Calif. — Eastern New Mexico University senior Daniel Draper finished 13th in men’s javelin on Saturday in the NCAA Division II national track and field competition. Draper, who was 11th at the national meet last year, threw an even 190 feet. He threw 210 or better three times this season, including a […]

ENMU’s Draper has high hopes for nationals

Dave Wagner PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s Daniel Draper reached NCAA Division II national track and field competition last spring in javelin, and finished 11th with a throw of exactly 187 feet. It was the school’s best place ever at the D-II national meet, although he fell five places short of scoring. This year, […]

ENMU’s Draper 11th in Division II javelin

CNJ staff CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Eastern New Mexico University junior Daniel Draper finished 11th in men’s javelin competition on Saturday at the NCAA Division II national championships, hosted by Johnson C. Smith University. Draper, ENMU’s lone contestant at nationals, threw 187 feet even and earned the top finish for an ENMU athlete at the nationals, […]

Press release: Crouse, Lale, Draper and Reid selected ENMUSports.com student athletes of week

PORTALES, N.M.— The Eastern New Mexico University softball team concluded its season with a win for the fifth straight year, while the track team turned in strong performance in Abilene, Texas. The ENMUSports.com Student Athletes of the Week were Kimberly Crouse (softball), Amanda Lale (softball), Daniel Draper (men’s track & field and Nicole Reid (women’s […]

Hounds’ Draper earns provisional NCAA qualification

CNJ staff TEMPE, Ariz. — Eastern New Mexico University junior Daniel Draper earned a provisional qualifying mark for the NCAA Division II track championship in javelin in Arizona State’s Sun Devil Open on Saturday, placing second in the event with a throw of 199 feet, 4 inches. ENMU sophomore Bill Squire, meantime, improved on his […]

Clovis runner set for NYC Marathon

CNJ staff Clovis resident Teddy Draper is headed to New York City in November to take part in the ING New York City Marathon. Draper dedicating his funds to the Aubrey Fund for Pediatric Cancer Research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. To raise money, Draper will be auctioning off five paintings through a raffle. There […]

Filming turns rivals into friends

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Hailey (Grimes) Richey of Farwell was one of several area residents who portrayed basketball players during the filming of “Believe in Me.” (CNJ file photo) By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer When Allison Draper and her Melrose basketball teammates would hit the floor at the Farwell Invitational every December, she would never look forward to […]

Searching for elusive pheasant

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Sean Little, 31, of Clovis stops for a moment while looking for pheasants in a tall-grass field at the annual Pleasant Hill Fire Department pheasant hunt on Thursday morning. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price Each armed with a 12-gauge, single-barrel shotgun, Alan Jesko, Sean Little and Jerry Draper walk in a line […]

ENMU student weaves art, war and Navajo tradition

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Teddy Draper III with a section of the mural he painted at the Community Services Center in Portales. He said the scene was reflective of a recent trip he made to the Marianas Islands. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers As a Marine and the son of a World War II code […]

Father-son boxing duo competes in Golden Gloves

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Teddy Draper of Clovis looks to land a punch in a 178-pound weight class fight fight during the 58th annual New Mexico State Golden Gloves boxing tournament on Friday at the Roy Walker Community Center. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent When his son Vladimir took an interest in boxing, Clovis’ […]

Honor Roll: James Bickley Elementary School

CNJ Staff James Bickley Elementary School Third Grade: A Honor Roll – Ashton Whitaker, Erick Granillo, Veronica Lopez, Rynea East, Taylor Jones, Ananda Lewis Third Grade: A/B Honor Roll – Tyeisha Willaims, Jasmine Chavez, Alejandro Perez, Savana Nelson, Tyler Rogers Fourth Grade Honor Roll – Caitlin Cambell, Teddy Draper, Andres Garza, Samantha Lucero, Emilio Romero, […]

Walker, David

David Walker Services: Have been held. Mr. David G. Walker, 42, of Lubbock, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2003, at his home. He was born on Sept. 27, 1960 in Salem, N.J., to Luke and Dorothy Walker. He graduated from Salem High School. Her served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring from Cannon Air […]