Courtesy photo Portales native Raul Anaya played two years at quarterback for the New Mexico Razorbacks. He now plays linebacker for the New Mexico Crush. After more than two decades playing football, Portales native Raul Anaya said he’s done after this year. An all-state quarterback and safety at Portales and a two-year starter at linebacker […]
Courtesy photo Virginia Lee, 24, was awarded an honorary Ph.D. in molecular plant science by Washington State University Dec. 13. Lee, a Clovis native, is battling terminal cancer. Sharna Johnson Virginia Lee’s outlook is simple — people were put on earth to help. “If we’re not here to help others what are we here for?” […]
CNJ staff PORTALES — James Hall, assistant director of coaching for the Durango (Colo.) Youth Soccer Association for the past 10 years, has been added to the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer staff as a graduate assistant. Hall was a four-year starter for the men’s soccer program at Fort Lewis College in Durango, helping […]
By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer A group of community members are working to provide Clovis High School graduates “one last hurrah” for the second year. Not just any last hurrah. A safe one. Cat Grad Night is a lock-in event that provides graduates with a safe, chaperoned environment in which to celebrate. Event organizer […]
Courtesy of New Mexico State FFA Association Ryan Best was named the 2009-2010 state FFA president. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico As the new state FFA president, an Elida High School graduate is aiming to make a positive difference in others’ lives and go on to national FFA office. Ryan Best, Elida’s valedictorian this […]
Joseph Durepos said his wife’s nudge to keep him awake at church a year ago motivated him to write an inspirational book based on the teachings of St. Paul.
CNJ staff CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — New Mexico State junior Travis Reid of Clovis finished tied for 17th Saturday at the NCAA East Regional Tournament. Reid finished with a three-day score of 4-under-par 209, including a 70 on Saturday. New Mexico State finish in a tie for 12th. The top 10 teams at regionals advance to […]
CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Kristle Ford, 19, said she’s excited for graduation. “I can’t believe I made it,” Ford said. A year ago, education was not a focus of Kristel Ford’s life. She said she lacked confidence in her abilities, but with help from school officials, family and friends she turned her academic life […]
Courtesy photo Bryn Mayfield, Texico High School’s 2008 senior class valedictorian, will attend Kansas State University. CNJ Staff Editor’s note: This is part of a series of stories on area high school graduations. Bryn Mayfield, Texico High School’s 2008 graduating class valedictorian, is planning to leave her hometown and a life focused on sports to […]
CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Betty Poyner wants to work as a registered nurse with AIDS patients, the elderly or in the emergency room. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer For Betty Poyner, Friday’s Clovis Community College graduation is only a step toward a new career path. Poyner, 55, will be receiving a certificate of […]
CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Clovis Christian graduate Mollie Peterson, a sophomore at West Texas A&M University, was named to the All-Lone Star Conference women’s golf first team last week. Peterson scored her first collegiate victory in October in the Grizzly Invitation and posted a runnerup finish in the Lady Buff Stampede. She also made […]
All told, 252 players were drafted by NFL teams over the last two days. Clovis’ Joey Garcia was not one of them. Garcia, a 6’2″, 212-pound safety who led Texas Tech in tackles last season, was hopeful he would hear his name called among the seven rounds. No Texas Tech player was selected.
CNJ staff LUBBOCK — Clovis High grad Joe Garcia, a junior safety on the Texas Tech football team, has been named All-Big 12 honorable mention in selections announced by the league office in Irving. Garcia was second on the team this season in tackles with 78, including 43 solo stops. He also had three tackles […]
Hagerman head coach and 1998 Clovis High School graduate Anthony Mestas instructs his team during the first half of their Class 1A quarterfinal game Wednesday against Melrose in Bernalillo. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent BERNALILLO —A veteran coach he’s not, but Clovis High grad Anthony Mestas is finding some success very […]
Eloy Hita, left, and Justin Pinckney battle for a rebound Friday during the third annual Wildcat alumni basketball game at Rock Staubus Gym. Photo by Eric Kluth By Rick White Clay Whitehead figures he took more shots in Friday’s third annual Wildcat alumni basketball game than he has in his whole high school career. Whitehead, […]