Baskett playoff-bound

Dallas - Philly Football

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver and Clovis native Hank Baskett celebrates after tight end Matt Schobel scored the first touchdown in Monday’s 23-7 win over the Dallas Cowboys at Texas Stadium. (CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisle) By Rick White: CNJ Managing Editor IRVING, Texas — Hank Baskett had 32 text messages waiting for him when he […]

County approves final events center plan

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony BullocksCurry County Manager Dick Smith displays the final drawing of the Curry County Special Events Center. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Seventy-one pages of detailed drawings depicting the future Special Events Center were approved by the Curry County Commission during Tuesday’s regular meeting. Albuquerque architect Jim Lewis presented the renditions, […]

Zias finish 0-4 in tournament

CNJ staff DURANGO, Colo. — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team finished 0-4 in a weekend tournament hosted by Fort Lewis after losses on Saturday to Dixie State and the host Skyhawks. Dixie State, a former junior college playing its first season in NCAA Division II, outlasted the Zias 30-25, 30-25, 28-30, 27-30, 15-10 […]

ENMU SOCCER; Zias, Hounds win in openers

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ENMU forwards Megan Dozier, right, and Amy Wilcox (10) celebrate Dozier match-deciding goal late in Thursday’s season-opening 2-1 win over Fort Lewis at the ENMU soccer pitch. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University senior Megan Dozier found the third time to be the charm. […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Cats looking for third consecutive trip to 5A finals

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Senior Brian Mead (28) scored 21 touchdowns last season in helping the Clovis High football team reach the Class 5A state championship game last season. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Two years ago, the Clovis High football team started its season on an ominous note with a 35-0 loss […]

Cats encouraged by outing against Bulldawgs

CNJ staff TULAROSA — Seniors Brian Mead and Rishard Matthews scored two touchdowns each and defensive end Michael Lewis returned an interception 30 yards for a score in Clovis High’s preseason scrimmage against the Las Cruces Bulldawgs on Friday. CHS assistant coach Darren Kelley said, in addition to Lewis’ TD return, the Wildcats’ first team […]

A ROPER’S BEST FRIEND: Good calf-roping horses hard to find

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Kim Williamson of Farmington has won six world championships with the help of her horse Cutter. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer World champion calf roper Kim Williamson said she owes much of her success to her faithful steed. “I’ve had him since he was five,” said Williamson, who finished […]

Calf roping fan friendly ‘Pro Bowl’

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer In few sports can an average Joe — or Joanne — step on the same playing field with the best in the game. Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping will be one of those exceptions. “It’s kind of like the NFL Pro Bowl,” Wayne Needham, the event’s producer said. “Except […]

Lewis, Eric

Eric Deon Lewis, 41, of Albuquerque, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006, in Albuquerque. Born Nov. 21, 1964, in Clovis to Billy Lewis and Minnie Ransom, he served several years in the U.S. Army and worked as an interstate truck driver. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Billy Lewis; and grandparents, John […]

Joint effort aids student transition

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer It was something she had grown used to as part of a military family. But Alyson Haynie didn’t want to move. Stationed at Cannon Air Force Base, her father, Roger Haynie, turned down a job offer that would have uprooted the family to Oklahoma to let his daughter finish […]