Clovis grad succeeding at Hagerman

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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 […]

Hagerman eliminates Melrose

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Melrose’s Brock Graham is fouled by Hagerman’s Allen Pilley during the first half of a Class 1A quarterfinal game. (CNJ staff photo) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent BERNALILLO — One thing that postseason opponents have learned about Melrose is not to ever count the Buffaloes out. But, thanks to a big counter-punch from Hagerman in […]

Boys 1A: Hagerman steals win

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Melrose’s Brock Graham is fouled by Hagerman’s Danny Gomez during the first half of Wednesday’s Class 1A quarterfinal game in Bernalillo. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent BERNALILLO — One thing that postseason opponents have learned about Melrose is not to ever count the Buffaloes out. But, thanks to a big counter-punch […]

Littlejohn, Ruby

Ruby Littlejohn Services: Have been held. Mrs. Ruby Littlejohn, 86, of Portales, died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2004 at La Posada Hospice Center in Las Cruces. She was born on April 13, 1918, in Manila, Ark., to Mary Matilda and William Joseph Rhodes. Her family moved to Otis in 1923 and on to Hagerman in 1924. […]

Friday night prep scores

Staff and wire reports New Mexico The Associated Press Alamogordo 35, Onate 19 Albuquerque High 15, Valley 0 Artesia 55, Portales 8 Aztec 51, Piedra Vista 0 Bloomfield 38, Tohatchi 6 Carlsbad 35, Goddard 27 Clayton 42, Estancia 20 Cloudcroft 38, Hagerman 0 Cobre 41, Bernalillo 16 Crownpoint 84, Navajo Prep 12 Escalante at Fort […]

Area football summaries

CNJ staff Friday Melrose 54, Hondo 6 Hondo — Carlos Ruiz rushed for three touchdowns and caught a pass for another as Melrose routed Hondo 54-6 Friday in the season-opener for both teams. James Walker added a pair of touchdown passes, including a 52-yarder to Ruiz in a game that was halted at halftime by […]

Former Texico coach inducted into hall of fame

By Dave Wagner David Lynn is a low-key kind of guy. That’s why the Eunice native and former Texico High football coach didn’t make a big deal out of being inducted into the New Mexico High School Coaches Association Hall of Honors last week in a ceremony in Albuquerque. “I was surprised (to be nominated),” […]

Wiggins, Almaretta

Almaretta Wiggins Services: Have been held. Mrs. Almaretta “Retty” Growdon Wiggins, 94, of Gardnerville, Nev., formerly of Ranchvale, died Dec. 14, 2002, at Barton Memorial Hospital in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. She was born on Sept. 17, 1908, in Oronogo, Mo., to Frank L. and Maude Weathers Growdon. As an infant her family moved by […]