TV show contestant has Clovis ties

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Courtesy photo Amanda Rantuccio, a TV show contestant on “The Bachelor: London Calling,” lived in Clovis while her dad was stationed at Cannon Air Force Base. Amanda Rantuccio, one of the three final finalists on “The Bachelor: London Calling,” was born in Clovis. She is a 27-year-old account executive who lives in Orlando, Fla. She […]

Officials speak at final ceremony before wall moves on

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis High School AFJROTC cadet Ryan Telles-Hinch presents arms at Tuesday afternoon’s closing ceremony for the American Veterans Traveling Tribute at the Clovis High School campus. By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer Each of several speakers during Tuesday’s final ceremony of the American Veterans Traveling Tribute at Clovis High School […]

Editor has opinions

Editor David Stevens has a few final thoughts on the mayor’s race: Falling, with style

Rambelles too strong for ENMU women

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Freshman guard Camille Perkins scored 24 points, leading four Angelo State players in double figures in a 70-52 Lone Star Conference South Division women’s victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday night. The win secured an eighth consecutive appearance in the LSC’s postseason tournament for the Rambelles (21-6, […]

One last landing

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Col. Valentino Bagnani, left, and Col. Tod Fingal furl the 522nd Fighter Squadron’s colors after the squadron’s final flight over Cannon Air Force Base Friday. By Tonya Fennell A single jet made two sweeping passes Friday afternoon over Cannon Air Force Base. As the F-16 roared overhead, spectators craned their […]

Letters to the Editor: Fans, players represented Clovis well

Editor’s note: The following letters are referencing Friday’s state-championship football game in which Mayfield defeated Clovis, 49-48, at Leon Williams Stadium. Friday night was amazing; for that matter, last week was amazing. You see, I have the honor of working for the Clovis Municipal Schools and was able to participate in the preparation of getting […]

11-2 Local football scores

Friday, Nov. 2 Clovis 28, Hobbs 7 — Final Portales 27, Ruidoso 13 — Final Melrose 72, Logan 0 — Final Floyd 42, Clovis Chr. 20 — Final Fort Sumner 49, Clayton 9 — Final Muleshoe 42, Bushland 17 — Final Bovina 42, Farwell 6 — Final Log onto www.varsitynow.com for local high school sports.

Zias post shutout over Southwestern

CNJ staff PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team was struggling with winless Southwestern Oklahoma on Sunday at the ENMU pitch. Then sophomore forward Samantha Lawrence took charge. Lawrence scored three goals in the final 30 minutes, tying the school’s single-season record for goals in the process, as the Zias claimed a […]

Aug. 26, 1939

L.T. Shirley of Clovis was elected president of the New Mexico Laundry Owners Association during the final session of the convention held in Clovis. …Jimmie Allman’s School of Dancing, located at 412 Pile, was taking registration for dance classes. … State Police Sgt. A.P. Winston said “a nominal charge of 50 cents would be made […]

HPJRA FINALS: Quick start helps Tularosa competitor

By Eric Butler: Freedom Newspapers The first one out of the chute may be the victim of some nerves, but there are advantages to that, too. On Friday afternoon, Tularosa’s Lon Danley was the first to go in the 9-12 steer riding competition. Danley had one thing in mind as his steer, with him aboard, […]

Clovis sophomore ties for fourth

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — On a day when most golfers were battling the cold and the rain, scrappy Clovis sophomore Tyler Fontenot was busy climbing the leaderboard. Rebounding from a first round that included a dreaded snowman (an 8), Fontenot fired a 2-over-par 74 in Tuesday’s final round of the Class 5A state […]

Title repeat denied

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Portales’ Amanda Terry, right, looks to shoot over Hope Christian’s Taylor Sauer during Friday’s Class 3A championship game. (CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — Hope Christian converted 20-of-29 free throws in the fourth quarter and rallied for a 43-40 victory over defending champion and top-seeded Portales Friday night […]

Hope Christian downs Portales

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Portales senior Amanda Terry looks to shoot over Hope Christian’s Taylor Sauer during Friday’s Class 3A championship game in Albuquerque. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ Sports Writer ALBUQUERQUE — Hope Christian converted 20-of-29 free throws in the fourth quarter and rallied for a 43-40 victory over defending champion and top-seeded Portales Friday […]

Lady Wolverines in finals

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Texico’s Faith Martin drives to the basket past Navajo Prep defender Nicole Crisp in a Class 2A semifinal game at Rio Rancho High School Wednesday. Martin had 17 points and 6 rebounds in the game as Texico won 42-30. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer RIO RANCHO — Style points […]

Cats make history at state finals

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Clovis High swim coach Vince de Maio said that the last day of the New Mexico Swimming & Diving State Championships on Saturday was the first day of the 2007-08 season. If that’s true, then the Wildcats are off to a decent start. On a team dominated by underclassmen, one […]

Elkettes get revenge, state final berth

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Poratles’ Tori Teague dives to bump the ball in a 3-0 loss to Pojoaque at the state tournament in Albuquerque on Friday. By Dave Wagner: CNJ SPORTS WRITER ALBUQUERQUE — Pojoaque had waited a year for the opportunity to avenge a heartbreaking loss to Portales in the 2005 Class 3A state volleyball championship. The Elkettes, […]

Castleberry prevails

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Kathi Holland votes Tuesday at Zia Elementary School. A fourth-grade teacher at Zia, Holland said she used the election to teach her students about civic issues and the importance of voting. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer With his father by his side, Duane Castleberry arrived at the Curry County […]

Zias edge Rambelles in Game 5

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ENMU outside hitters Vanessa Wilcox, left, and Jessie Macknicki rise to try to block a kill attempt from Angelo State senior Amber Smith during Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball match. (CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Even though Eastern New Mexico University’s Lone Star Conference South Division […]

Bronchos strike last blow against ENMU

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ENMU’s Michael Fields (2) and Mychael Rowe move in to tackle Central Oklahoma’s Alex Aguilar during Saturday night’s clash at Greyhound Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — In a game of ebb and flow, it looked like Eastern New Mexico University’s football team would ride out […]

Tarleton State defeats Zias

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Tarleton State got 12 kills from sophomore outside hitter Missy Davis-Castro and 10 from senior middle blocker Julie Hamilton on Thursday night in handing Eastern New Mexico University a 30-25, 26-30, 30-16, 30-14 Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball loss. The match was the South opener for the Zias (4-12 […]