Texico expects pressure from Mesa Vista

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Texico coach Rich Luscombe said handling Mesa Vista’s quickness and pressure defense is a must. “You have to have a high degree of concentration, that you have to get to the right spot, you keep composure,” said Luscombe of today’s Class 2A quarterfinal matchup at West Mesa High. “With […]

Buffs more balanced heading into state

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent MELROSE — An early-season injury to their starting point guard was a real problem at the time for the Melrose Buffaloes. Now it may turn out to make the state-tournament-bound Buffaloes a tougher team to handle. But first Melrose had to overcame an 11-point third quarter deficit to beat Cimarron […]

Lady Cats ready for run at district title

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Members of the Clovis High School girls cross county team warm up on Wednesday during practice as they run West Brady Avenue toward Cannon Air Force Base. CNJ Staff photo: Eric Kluth John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Cross country racers from District 4-5A will burst off the starting line at Hobbs this Saturday at the […]

2nd straight victory for Lady Cats

CNJ Staff RUIDOSO — The Clovis girls won their second straight cross country meet, edging Carlsbad in the 11-team field. “The last two weeks have been good wins for everyone involved,” Clovis coach Brian Stacy said. “They’re starting to come together.” Clovis senior Megan Willis took fourth with a time of 22:19 in the 5k […]

Mary never had a lamb like this one

by Bob Huber Before they come after me with that final funny jacket, I have to tell you that the night the lamb broke up our bridge party ranks as a high-water mark in my otherwise serene life. Of course, it doesn’t live up to the time our neighbor lady shut down her husband’s drunken […]

‘Service pack’ installation could be confusing

By Tom Difrancesca: Internet Safari The long awaited “Service Pack 2” for Windows XP has finally been released, not without problems though. If you’ve got a good bit of computer experience, then installing the service pack shouldn’t be all that difficult. For most typical users though, it could end up being a royal pain. There […]

Windows service pack worth the long wait

Tom DiFrancesca If you’ve not run “Windows Update” on your PC lately, you need to do so. Microsoft has released yet another security patch for Internet Explorer. I’ve also just recently learned that Microsoft will be releasing “Service Pack 2” for Windows XP. The service pack is predicted to be large and may take some […]

Pack, Lula

Lula Pack Services: Have been held. Lula Mae Pack, 92, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on March 12, 1911, in Ninnekah, Okla., to Jessie and Ada Mae Forsyth Ikard. She married Milton Pack on Aug. 28, 1926, in Ninnekah, Okla. She came to Curry […]

Woman finally got used to New Mexico

Don McAlavy Lula Mae (Ikard) Pack was born at Ninnekay, Okla. She said Ninnekay was a route, not a town, close to Chickasha, which was 15 miles away. The family sometimes left home at 5 a.m. in a wagon wrapped in quilts. “We would spend the day and shop and get all of our groceries […]

Buffaloes beat Floyd in regional final

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Harvey Park goes up for two of his 14 points in Saturday’s Class 1A Region B championship game at Floyd High School. Photo by Kevin Wilson By Kevin Wilson FLOYD — The last time Casey Pack won two games in a row at Floyd, it gave his team a regional championship. History repeated itself over […]