Ninth-grade academy gets official name

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Students walk the hallways of Gattis Junior High School, which will be converted into a ninth-grade academy. (CNJ staff photo: Marlena Hartz) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Plans for the Clovis ninth-grade academy are progressing smoothly, according to Clovis Schools officials. Officials have decided to name the academy the Clovis High School Freshman Campus, […]

Zias post 8-inning victories

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ENMU’s Michelle Anderson swings at a pitch in Saturday’s second game of a softball doubleheader against New Mexico Highlands at Zia Softball Field. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico Zia softball team finished with a flurry of offense to complete a doubleheader sweep of New […]

Meeting set for junior high fate

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer School board members will vote today on whether to continue or end research on the reorganization of Clovis junior high schools, according to a school board agenda. The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. at 1009 Main St. School administrators seek permission from the board to further explore […]

ENMU runners finish eighth, ninth

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Junior Nimrod Lelei finished 12th in a field of 110 runners on Saturday as the Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team finished eighth out of 13 full teams in the Lobo Invitational, hosted by the University of New Mexico. Lelei ran a time of 26 minutes, 17 seconds over […]

Black education not an easy ordeal

By Walter Williams: Syndicated Columnist Let’s look at the recent “Nation’s Report Card,” published annually by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics. Nationally, in reading, only 13 percent of black fourth graders, and 11 percent of black eighth graders, score as proficient. Twenty-nine percent achieve a score of “basic,” which is […]

Late grand slam sends Texans to sweep of Hounds

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Junior shortstop Ryan Howard hit a two-out grand slam in the bottom of the eighth, lifting Tarleton State past Eastern New Mexico University 5-4 on Friday in the opener of their Lone Star Conference South Division baseball doubleheader. The Texans won the second game 9-2 as catcher Keith Peacock homered […]

ENMU men finish eighth in Lobo Invitational

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Sophomore Felix Boit led a balanced Eastern New Mexico University men’s performance Saturday as the Greyhounds finished eighth in the 14-team Lobo Invitational cross country meet, hosted by the University of New Mexico. Meantime, the ENMU women finished 12th out of 13 teams. Division II power Adams State swept both team […]

Clovis tops Frenship

CNJ staff FRENSHIP, Texas — Andrew Gillilard’s three-run triple keyed Clovis’ eight-run, eighth-inning rally and the Wildcats edged Frenship 15-13 Monday night in a West Texas Baseball League tilt. Clovis (12-5) jumped on top 8-0 after 1 1/2 innings, but fell behind 13-8 when Frenship scored seven unearned runs in the bottom of the seventh. […]

Spelling bee buzzes into town

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Portales Junior High School eighth-grader Kyle Gainey reacts to misspelling a word in the 10th round of last year’s Regional Spelling Bee at Clovis Community College. (CNJ file photo) By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Carol Nash has been participating in spelling bees for nearly 50 years. She won the Quay County spelling bee as […]

Students’ test scores improve from last year

Staff and wire reports SANTA FE — Just over half of New Mexico’s fourth graders lack proficiency in reading and a similar portion of eighth graders failed to meet a math proficiency standard, according to 2004 test scores released Thursday by the Public Education Department. The test was administered to fourth and eighth grade students […]

ENMU’s Gerleve wins again in javelin

CNJ STAFF For the second consecutive meet, freshman Zach Gerleve posted the only win for Eastern New Mexico University as he took men’s javelin competition on Saturday in the David Noble Relays in San Angelo, Texas, hosted by Angelo State. Gerleve threw 177 feet, 4 inches to win the event by 2 1/2 feet over […]

Northcutt slated to participate in national camp

CNJ STAFF Tori Northcutt, who will be a freshman this fall at Marshall Junior High, has been invited to play in the second annual Blue Star Elite-Eighth Player Camp this weekend in Pottstown, Pa., near Philadelphia. Northcutt, a 5-foot-7 guard, is one of 150 incoming freshman and eighth grade girls players from across the United […]

Local speller ousted

Staff and wire reports WASHINGTON — One by one they strolled to the microphone, all 251 youngsters in the 76th Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee. Each got a word in the one-and-done mistake format; 175 got them right. The rest drew a single clang of the bell, signifying it was time to be escorted to […]