Lady Cats grab early lead

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Staff photo: Andy DeLisle Clovis senior Kacee Escobar finished second to Alamogordo’s Noel Cardon in the shot. Escobar also finished third in the discus By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High’s girls are leading Class 5A after the first day of the state track meet at the University of New Mexico, but […]

CHS BOYS STATE TRACK: Cats look for big points from Robles

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CNJ staff photo: Rick White Clovis High junior Manuel Robles, shown in the 400 relay in last weekend’s District 4-5A meet at Leon Williams Stadium, is hoping to have a big weekend for the Wildcats in the Class 5A state track meet today and Saturday in Albuquerque. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High […]

Mom juggles family, studies

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Ivelis Perdomo will graduate with associate degrees in fine and liberal arts. By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer Focus. Focus. Focus. That’s the advice Ivelis Perdomo will give to graduates and future graduates of Clovis Community College during a commencement ceremony tonight. She should know. The 32-year-old mother of two […]

Education Digest: Wal-Mart honors teacher of the year

By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor Doug Schwartz, a Mesa Elementary School teacher, is one of several New Mexico teachers honored by Wal-Mart as a teacher of the year, according to a Wal-Mart news release. He receives a $1,000 grant for the school and $100 gift card to buy classroom supplies. One teacher has been […]

May 10, 1932

Tom Carlyle, a fourth-grade student at Eugene Field school, submitted the winning slogan in a school safety contest: “Be careful, not dareful.” His cash prize was $2.50. … A Lucky Strike cigarette advertisement asked “Do you inhale?” … High school graduation was scheduled for 88 Clovis High seniors. The ceremony took place at the armory.

Davis recognized by Wayland Baptist

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Clovis High graduate Darren Davis, a senior at Wayland Baptist, was recently named the Pioneers’ pitcher of the year at the WBU athletic awards reception. Davis went 4-7 this season with a 4.52 earned run average. He made 16 appearances, including 15 starts, and had eight complete games and two […]

Gattis celebrates 50 years of the 3 R’s

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Twyla Coleman has taught English at Gattis Junior High School for 20 years. Coleman also did her student teaching there and attended the school from 1974 to 1976. By Rick White: CNJ Managing Editor Jerry Bailey remembers being a pint-sized freshman who developed his first schoolboy crush on his music […]

Education Digest: Local students receive Texas Tech scholarships

By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor Six Clovis High School graduating seniors and two Farwell High School students have been awarded Cotton Simms Scholarships at Texas Tech University, according to an alumni association news release. The following Clovis High School students received scholarships: Conner R. Best, Laura Stephanie Evarts, Brittni D. Jimenez, Jessika G. McGarvey, […]

Zias’ Mayo Otis lands on All-LSC South first team

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico freshman outfielder Alex Mayo Otis has been chosen to the All-Lone Star Conference South Division softball team, released on Tuesday by the conference office. Mayo Otis, from Phoenix, was one of seven Zias recognized by the conference. She finished fourth in the LSC in hitting at .436, […]

CHS TRACK: Lady Cats lap field at Hobbs

CNJ staff HOBBS — The Clovis High girls ran away from the field Tuesday night in the Hobbs qualifier track meet, scoring 157 points to 73 for runnerup Carlsbad. Clovis’ boys finished second, scoring 87 points to trail Carlsbad with 119 1/2. Hobbs was third with 82 points. Michael Cohen threw a season-best 54 feet, […]