Lady Cats notch victory in tennis dual at Portales


Clovis High’s Devin Aragon hits a shot during a doubles match against the Portales Rams on Tuesday in Portales. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The Clovis High girls tennis team used a dominating doubles performance to charge to a 6-3 victory over Portales in dual competition on Tuesday […]

Officials, parents express concern about HPV vaccine

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Plans to begin vaccinations for human papillomavirus are creating a stir among school officials, parents and public health officials. Texas Gov. Rick Perry touched off a firestorm earlier this month when he issued an executive order requiring all sixth-grade girls to receive the vaccine. The New Mexico Department of Health […]

CHS teams trying not to peek ahead

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis High basketball teams have to guard against looking ahead tonight. The Wildcats and Lady Wildcats face showdowns on Friday against Hobbs with District 4-5A regular-season titles likely to be on the line. But before that takes place, they face Carlsbad tonight in 7 p.m. tipoffs — the […]

Clovis girls in control in District 4-5A

CNJ staff CARLSBAD — The Clovis High girls were able to relax a little bit on Tuesday night. Leading by 25 points at halftime, coach Miles Watters turned most of the second half over to his bench and the Lady Wildcats coasted to a 52-35 District 4-5A victory over Carlsbad. While his team had the […]

Feb. 12, 1963

Elvis Presley and Stella Stevens were starring in “Girls, Girls, Girls” at the State theater. Admission was 90 cents for adults. … The Thunderbird Drive-In had two locations in Clovis – 1112 E. First and Prince and Grand. … Despite hazardous driving conditions caused by snow and ice, Clovis police reported only five traffic accidents. […]

CHS girls third in district meet

CNJ staff SANTE FE — In their final outing before the state championships, Clovis High teams competed well in district swimming championships Saturday morning at Santa Fe High, with the girls placing third and the boys finishing sixth. Characterized as a fast-paced meet by Clovis coach Vincent DeMaio, each of the 14 boys and girls […]

‘Believe in Me’ back in town


“Believe in Me” is based on a true story of a coach’s dream to take a rural Oklahoma high school girls’ basketball team to the top. (Photo courtesy of By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Memories came flooding back Thursday afternoon as Liz Eisenbraun sifted through photographs. Eisenbraun, film liaison for the Clovis/Curry County […]

Feb. 6, 1982

Members of the 27th Tactical Fighter Wing at Cannon Air Force Base returned home after a month-long deployment to Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. … Yucca Junior High’s ninth-grade girls basketball team was riding a 14-game winning streak. … Beta Sigma Phi, a social and service sorority, announced “sweethearts” selected to represent area chapters. […]

Monday prep basketball capsules

Boys * It was a quite a night for Clovis Christian coach Randy McBroom. First, he was coaching against his father, Rick, for the first time when the Eagles hosted the Portales junior varsity on Monday night. Then, before the game, he proposed to his girlfriend, Ashley Tanner, in front of the crowd at the […]

Clovis places at meet

CNJ staff ARTESIA — Clovis High’s girls finished second while the boys finished third on Thursday in the Artesia Invitational swimming meet, a makeup of Saturday’s snowout. Hobbs won both divisions in the five-school event, scoring 187 points to 144 for CHS in girls competition and 171 points to 132 for Carlsbad and 90 for […]

Elida girls hold off Floyd

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers FLOYD — Floyd girls basketball coach Cody May said his Lady Broncos just dug themselves too deep a hole to crawl out of Friday night against Elida, and not even a late rally could save them. But they sure tried. The Floyd girls outscored Elida 24-12 in the fourth period, […]


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CHS GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Cats set to face Canyon

CNJ staff The Clovis High girls have done something few teams have done against Canyon and longtime coach Joe Lombard over the years — post a winning streak. The Lady Wildcats beat Canyon 48-38 on the road two years ago, then edged the Lady Eagles 49-45 last season at Rock Staubus Gym. They’ll try to […]

Weather, time off affects EPAC

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer As New Mexico rings in the new year, the Eastern Plains Athletic Conference tournament consisting of 20 boys and girls teams kicks off today and over the next five days at Texico High School. EPAC is the oldest and biggest tournament in the state, and for most teams it […]

Dec. 24, 2006 Empty Stocking Fund Profile

Today’s focus: “Ms. L” Household members: 4 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Ms. L’s” family is living on Social Security income and food stamps. There is no money for Christmas presents. Holiday hopes: For her children to have Christmas presents. Clothing needs: Girls pants size 6. Girls shirt size 4T. Girls shoe size 13-14. Boys pants […]

Dec. 22, 2006 Empty Stocking Fund Profile

Today’s focus: “Ms. A” Household members: 2 Children: 1 Special circumstances: “Ms. A” is in remission from cancer. She has undergone three surgeries this year. She is employed but having difficulty making ends meet. Holiday hopes: To give her child a nice Christmas. Clothing needs: Girls pants size 16. Girls shirt size 16. Girls shoe […]

Dec. 21 2006 Empty Stocking Fund: “Ms. A”

Today’s focus: “Ms. A” Household members: 5 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. As” family has just moved to Clovis. Her husband has yet to find employment. They have filed for assistance but have not received state or federal assistance yet. The family has been living in their car because they have been unable to find […]

Dec. 20, 2006 Empty Stocking Fund: “Ms. B”

Today’s focus: “Ms. B” Household members: 7 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. B” is on a fixed income and is raising her grandchildren, but she doesn’t have much money. Holiday hopes: To give her grandchildren a good Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys pants sizes 31-by-32 and 2T. Boys shirt sizes L and 2T. Boys shoe sizes […]

People helping people

Today’s focus: “Ms. C” Household members: 8 Children: 6 Special circumstances: “Ms. C” is attending classes to earn her GED. She is not working because she wants to concentrate on her school work. She is studying hard to provide a better life for her children, including a daughter who is deaf, but she won’t have […]

Dec. 17, 2006 Empty Stocking Fund Profile

Today’s focus: “Ms. B” Household members: 3 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Ms. B” has a physical disability and is not able to work. She relies on Social Security and SSI. She is a single parent of two young girls. Her holiday hopes: She hopes she can give her daughters a good Christmas and is appreciative […]