January 2009 obituaries

The following people with area ties died in January, according to obituaries submitted to the newspaper. Allen, Robbie Lizabeth, 96, of Portales, Jan. 8 Black, Susan, 59, of Clyde, Texas, Jan. 7 Boney, Brent, 44, of Clovis, Jan. 22 Brown, Annie, 62, of Clovis, Jan. 2 Brown, Martha, 94, of Alto, Jan. 31 Buzard, Oleta, […]

Cats scrimmage at Los Lunas

CNJ staff LOS LUNAS — The Clovis High boys soccer team scrimmaged three opponents on Saturday, losing to Ruidoso 2-1, Los Lunas 2-1 and Belen 3-1. Despite that, first-year coach Greg Trujillo said his squad showed some good signs. “The games were good,” he said. “We outplayed the first two teams, but lost both in […]

Clovis teams ousted in state LL meets

CNJ staff LOS LUNAS — The Clovis American All-Stars were eliminated from the state 11-12 Little League tournament Monday night with a 5-1 loss to White Rock. Jarron Hill pitched a complete game for American in a losing effort, striking out nine. He also scored the team’s only run in the sixth when he reached […]

Clovis Little League teams fall

Freedom New Mexico LOS LUNAS — The Clovis American All-Stars pulled close with a five-run fourth on Saturday, but Silver City answered with five of its own in the top of the sixth for an 11-5 first-round win in the state 11-12 Little League tournament. Meantime, both Clovis Zia entries also lost first-round matchups. The […]

Clovis falls to Sandia in tourney semifinals

By Eric Butler: Freedom Newspapers RIO RANCHO — The Clovis girls basketball team was taught a physical lesson on Friday, but it’s one that Lady Wildcats coach Miles Watters hopes will benefit his squad in the future. In the semifinals of the Mel Otero Invitational, Sandia knocked off Clovis 57-45 to move into the championship […]

CHS GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Cats romp into semifinals

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent RIO RANCHO — It was a split decision for eastern New Mexico’s prep girls basketball teams Thursday at the Mel Otero Invitational. Clovis earned its way into the semifinal round with a 64-38 victory over Highland, while Portales lost to Los Lunas 33-24. For the victorious Lady Wildcats, the final […]

Portales finishes third at invite

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Portales junior Jordan Roehl spikes the ball past Tatum’s Beatriz Castro in a semifinal match on Saturday in the Clovis Invitational volleyball tournament at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Success or disappointment? For the Portales volleyball players, a third-place finish at the 16-team Wildcat Invitational was a […]

CHS BOYS SOCCER: Cats play to tie with Los Lunas

CNJ staff LOS LUNAS — Angel Fernandez scored with the help of an assist from Luis Esparza in the 30th minute on Thursday and the Clovis High boys soccer team managed a 1-1 tie with Los Lunas. The match was halted with about 14 minutes left due to rain and lightning in the area. The […]

Walden, Emery

Emery Elva Walden, 94, of Albuquerque, died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005, at Lovelace Hospital in Albuquerque. He was born Nov. 10, 1911, in Winters, Texas, to William and Willie Walden. He married Modean Reid on Feb. 29, 1944, in Portales. He moved to Albuquerque from Clovis in 1947. He was a member of Blake Baptist […]

Lady Rams fight through fatigue

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Portales’ Morgan Hill looks to block a Las Lunas player’s shot during the Clovis Invitational volleyball tournament Saturday at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers If the New Mexico Activities Association were to pull a surprise and announce that state volleyball match will be a best-of-nine format, consider […]

Super search winding down

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Clovis Municipal Schools have scheduled a special board meeting for April 21 to discuss the five superintendent finalists and, hopefully, come to a consensus, Board President Terry Martin said on Monday. Board members are finishing their interviews with the candidates this week. “I am impressed with each one that […]

2-25 Prep basketball scores

CNJ staff Friday The Associated Press GIRLS Clovis 63, Sandia 52 Santa Rosa 51, Texico 48 Fort Sumner 61, Melrose 43 Muleshoe 59, Pilot Point 51 Alamogordo 31, Gadsden 25 Artesia 46, Albuquerque Academy 44 Belen 52, Onate 51, OT Deming 70, Silver 67 Hobbs 66, Carlsbad 58 Lovington 49, Ruidoso 46 Mayfield 78, Los […]

Clifton, Belle

Belle L. Clifton, 91, of Los Lunas, died Thursday, April 28, 2004, at Laurel Meadows Nursing Home in Belen. She was born on April 7, 1913, in Garvin County, Okla., to William and May Ardrey Pittman. She married E. C. “Slim” Clifton. She moved to Weber City in 1937 then to Portales and Texico where […]

Lady Cats state bound

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Clovis senior Monique Walker grabs one of her game-high 10 rebounds. CNJ staff photo by Eric Kluth. By Rick White Tori Quintana’s teammates made sure she’d play another game. Senior Monique Walker muscled her way to 15 points and 10 rebounds and Aimee Hilburn added 11 points and six assists as the Clovis Lady Wildcats […]

Tigers possess plenty of bite

By Rick White The way Los Lunas coach Ron Geyer praised the Clovis Lady Wildcats, it may be a wonder if his team shows up. “Extremely talented. Great inside-outside balance. Very aggressive. Great court sense. Very well coached.” Maybe the wily veteran coach is trying to kill the Lady Wildcats with kindness. Los Lunas (22-7) […]

Lady Cats host Los Lunas on Saturday

By Dave Wagner The Clovis High Lady Wildcats have drawn Los Lunas in a Class 5A regional playoff game set for 7 p.m. Saturday at Rock Staubus Gym. Los Lunas lost on Saturday at top-ranked Las Cruces Mayfield 55-42 in the District 3-5A finals, the teams’ fourth meeting of the season. A couple of weeks […]

Clovis downs Tigers

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Clovis senior Justin Pinckney scored a game-high 23 points against Las Lunas on Tuesday in the Milk Cow Classic. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner After a one-year hiatus, the Clovis High boys are back in the finals of the Milk Cow Classic basketball tournament. The Wildcats played a dominating first half and […]

Cats rebound with rout

CNJ staff SANTA FE — The Clovis High Wildcats rebounded from their first loss of the season with a vengeance. The Cats roared to a 22-0 lead after one quarter and had no trouble dispatching Los Lunas 63-24 on Saturday in the third-place game of the Capital City Invitational basketball tournament. La Cueva beat Clovis […]

Cats, Lady Cats hit tourney trail

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Clovis junior Dominique Easterlin is the team’s leading rebounder and second-leading scorer. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth.. By Rick White After cutting its teeth on Texas teams, the unbeaten Clovis Wildcats boys basketball team will get its first taste of New Mexico competition in the Capitol City Classic in Santa Fe. The eight-team Santa Fe […]