McMurry eliminated

CNJ staff BELTON, Texas — Felix Friedt scored a career-high 35 points, and the Whitworth Pirates eliminated McMurry with a 90-79 victory in the opening round of the Division III men’s basketball tournament Friday at Mary-Hardin Baylor University. The Pirates defeated Trinity 64-53 on Saturday, also in Belton, to advance to the Sweet 16. McMurry, […]

Survivor benefit often overlooked

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist The value of the military Survivor Benefit Plan has climbed sharply over the last three years as a steep drop in SBP annuities, which had hit surviving spouses at age 62, was phased down and then eliminated last April. SBP participation for newly minted retirees, however, has risen only modestly. […]

Trujillo, Wright eliminated at state

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis’ Heather Trujiilo and Marlon Wright were eliminated Friday in the first round of the Class 5A state tennis tournament. Unseeded Amanda Kane of Onate knocked off the eighth-seeded Trujillo 6-4, 6-4. Trujillo, and eighth-grader, qualified for state by finishing second in the District 4-5A tournament. Meanwhile, No. 8 seed Mark […]

Local speller ready for break

By Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers Lucas Donaldson says he is all spelled out. The Zia Elementary student traveled to Washington, D.C., to compete in the 79th Scripps National Spelling Bee. Unfortunately, Lucas Donaldson was eliminated in the second round by the word “ronquil.” Donaldson called the event nerve-racking and said he calmed himself during the […]

Clovis student eliminated from national bee

Staff and wire reports WASHINGTON — After more than three rounds of spelling such words as “spheterize,” “ibidem,” “lipogrammatism” and “obstreperous,” 46 elementary and middle school students remained Wednesday at the end of the first day of tense competition in the annual national spelling bee. The winner will be crowned Thursday night on national TV. […]

Clovis eliminated from AAU 15-U girls nationals

CNJ STAFF WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Clovis Lady Wildcats were eliminated from national AAU 15-and-under girls basketball competition Tuesday, falling to the Concord Blazers 78-67 in the second round of bracket play. The Lady Wildcats, who had a first-round bye in bracket play, finished 4-2 for the tournament after winning four of their five games […]