May 25, 2008 Weddings

Finch-Boling Laurie Kathryn Finch of Sacramento, Calif., and Michael Jay Boling of Farwell were joined in marriage March 29, 2008, at a men’s club in Sacramento. The Rev. Joe Magliato performed the Christian wedding ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Jack and Christine Finch of Garden Grove, Calif. The bridegroom is the son of […]

Feb. 22 – Drum away

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis band members Jesika Trujillo, left, and Jared Finch drum away between games Friday night at Rock Staubus Gym. Both have been playing the drums for four years. Finch said he loves drumming because it’s “the greatest thing in my life.”

Cliff overwhelms Elida in semifinals

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent RIO RANCHO — Based upon results in the quarterfinal round of the Class 1A girls basketball tournament, Elida’s followers might suspect that their Tigers would stand a pretty even chance with Cliff in the semifinals. But everything’s an inexact science in the state’s smallest classification, where teams from different corners […]

Cats help South cruise to all-star victory

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Manzano’s Nicky Lawson goes over South defender Steven Gonzeles (32) of Mayfield for the North’s only touchdown in Friday’s Class 4A-5A New Mexico High School Coaches Association all-star football game in Albuquerque. (Albuquerque Journal photo) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — One recent senior from Clovis, Chris Finch, isn’t sure whether he’ll be attending […]

Accident claims Portales teen

Freedom Newspapers A Portales teen died in a car accident Sunday morning 10 miles east of Roswell near Bottomless Lakes State Park on N.M. 409, according to a New Mexico State Police press release. Austin Inge, 15, was driving a 1995 Dodge pickup with 28-year-old Ben Finch, of Hagerman, in the passenger seat when the […]

Rebounds key for Cats

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Clovis senior Devin Sweet will need to have a big game today when the Wildcats go on the road to face Roswell High (15-3). (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer In basketball, height isn’t everything, but it’s a lot. It’s the reason Sam Bowie was drafted ahead of Michael Jordan. […]

Finch/Beevers wedding

CNJ Staff Melanie Finch and Jeremy Beevers of Clovis were joined in marriage Nov. 12, 2005. The honorable Vicki Kelley performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Joel and Jane Finch of Clovis. She is the granddaughter of Melvin and LaVon Crubaugh of Clovis and Bill and Emma Finch of Una, S.C. The […]

Wildcats’ d-line faces another challenge

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Clovis senior defensive end Chris Finch is second on the team in tackles. (CNJ staff photo: Chris Finch) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Clovis senior defensive end Chris Finch has a simple technique for motivating the Wildcats defensive line. “Just keep screaming,” said the 6-foot-5, 250-pound Finch. “That seems to work. Keep getting them […]

Cats ready for break

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Clovis senior Brandon Cook makes a catch over junior teammate Keaton Howell Friday during practice at the high school. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Rick White: CNJ managing editor The afternoon practice had all the crispness of wilted lettuce. After six days of two-a-day practices under the strength-sapping eastern New Mexico sun, the Clovis […]

Clovis junior TE catching on

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By Rick White: CNJ managing editor Everything about Clovis High junior tight end Chris Finch is huge, from his octopus-sticky hands that hungrily envelop passes thrown his way to his still-growing 6-foot-4 frame to his ever-present smile. He also has a big future in football, Wildcat coaches say. “He’s only going to get better,” Clovis […]