Back-To-School fair to help kids stay healthy, safe

By Janet Bresenham Before area students head back to school, they will have an opportunity this week to play streetball, receive free dental, vision and scoliosis screenings and immunizations, play games, enjoy free refreshments and learn more about go-kart safety and fire safety. All the activities, which are free, will take place at this year’s […]

Break in the weather

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Austin Ware (82) and Zeke Wheeler (24) were among several Clovis High defenders involved in this play in a game last season against Hobbs at Leon Williams Stadium. CNJ file photo By Dave Wagner They’re all young, of course, but that doesn’t mean Clovis High’s representatives on the South squad in tonight’s 60th version of […]

Cues crucial in Clovis Community College play

By Helena Rodriguez Pulling off a wildly funny Neil Simon play where rumors fly and doors constantly open and shut is not about location, said actress Trenity J. Hill, it’s about timing. Cues are relative in Clovis Community Colleges’ upcoming play, “Rumors,” which another cast member, Chris Journey, describes not so much as a “whodunit,” […]

Wildcats gain revenge in summer league final

By Eric Butler FARWELL — The last time Clovis played Portales in the Phenoms summer league, the Rams hung a 12-point loss on the Wildcats. So, besides a small first-place trophy, Clovis had a little something extra to play for Tuesday. The ’Cats survived a late Portales rally and held for a 46-43 win in […]

Manager, officials at odds over weather

By David Stevens A Clovis Little League baseball manager said he was forced to choose between forfeiting a game and playing in unsafe weather conditions on Friday night in Portales. Teddy Marez, manager of the 10-12-year-old Zia Astros, said his team was ordered onto the field by tri-county league officials even though lightning was in […]

McGhee, Cornelison to take part in North-South series

By Eric Butler Marina McGhee certainly was pleased to be selected as a representative of the South team for this week’s softball All-Star series in Clovis. What’s just as obvious is the pride McGhee takes in her home ball park. Although her high school playing days ended more than a month ago, she is often […]

Silver star willing to go the distance

By Eric Butler Have game. Will travel. That’s one way to describe Talmai Aguirre, who traveled more than 400 miles (one way) to play with the Clovis 14-and-under Wildcats in this weekend’s state AAU basketball tournament in Clovis. As a freshman at Silver (City) High, Aguirre was the state’s leading scorer, averaging 26.6 points a […]

Freshman crosses state for games

By Eric Butler Have game. Will travel. That’s one way to describe Talmai Aguirre, who traveled more than 400 miles (one way) to play with the Clovis 14-and-under Wildcats in this weekend’s state AAU basketball tournament in Clovis. As a freshman at Silver (City) High, Aguirre was the state’s leading scorer, averaging 26.6 points a […]

New summer league opens tonight

By Kevin Wilson Weeknights just got a little more interesting for girls basketball in the area. Clovis and Portales area teams are part of a new summer league, which opens at 6 p.m. tonight with games at Farwell and Texico high schools. West Texas-New Mexico Phenoms Summer League organizer Sammy Herrera said he wanted to […]

Being an invisible man not always out of sight

Bob Huber This is a good day to brush up on your natural camouflage, otherwise called selective coloration by guys in white jackets who are picky about descriptive terms. My own invisibility is a case in point, but also a nuisance for my wife Marilyn who insists I could be arrested if I rely on […]

Movie review — “The Lizzie McGuire Movie”

By Stacy Allen “The Lizzie McGuire Movie” is an adorable Disney movie that plays out just like the television show. After Gordo and Lizzie decide their two-week vacation is going to be full of adventure, Lizzie finds herself in a misunderstanding of identity. Disney moments happen — equipped with fireworks — and scenes play like […]

Clovis grad at home on Dillas’ bench

By Eric Butler John Harris has spent much of his life traveling around the country as either a baseball player or manager. The former Clovis High baseball standout hopes this spring and summer he can cut down on the days spent away from home as the new manager of the Amarillo Dillas. A long-time Amarillo […]

Clovis teams on a mission

By Dave Wagner The Clovis High boys golf team is on a mission — beat three-time defending Class 5A state champion La Cueva. Desert Lakes Golf Course in Alamogordo will be the site of this year’s 36-hole, two-day state meet. The Wildcats’ five players are slated to tee off between 8:30 and 9 a.m. today. […]

Clovis faces tough contest

By Dave Wagner Shane Shallenberger concedes his Clovis High baseball team has its work cut out Saturday playing at top-ranked and unbeaten La Cueva in the regional round of the Class 5A baseball playoffs. But, he added, it isn’t that much different than playing anyone else at this point. “They’re definitely the team to beat,” […]

Portales sweeps Clovis again

CNJ Staff Portales repeated its earlier sweep of Clovis High in tennis Monday, winning the boys match 9-0 and the girls dual 7-2 in a makeup of an earlier rainout at the CHS courts. Both Clovis teams ended their dual schedules with records of 2-5. “The kids definitely played better than last time,” CHS tennis […]

Former CHS standouts playing at WT

By Dave Wagner All it took was a phone call to extend the college career of former Clovis High golf standout Jimmy Jameson. During his two years at New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs, Jameson rarely played in tournaments at one of the nation’s stronger junior college programs. But he knew he didn’t want to […]

Lady Cats set for doubleheader

By Eric Butler The Clovis High softball team, with most of its main ingredients still underclassmen, may have much to look forward to next year. And, with prom night scheduled for Saturday, that day is sure to be filled with anticipation as well for team members. So, putting all expectations aside will be the goal […]

Rasco signs with Eastern

By Dave Wagner When Muleshoe’s Shani Rasco was diagnosed with diabetes as a seventh-grader, the thing which most bothered her was that “I might never get to play basketball again.” She admits she’s had to prove to some people that she could play despite the disease, but Rasco — whose first name is pronounced “SHAW-nee” […]

Lady Eagles Beat Clovis

Special to the CNJ HOBBS — Clovis junior Roxanne Luera nearly capped off an improbable comeback, but her 3-pointer just before the buzzer came up just short as Hoibbs held on to beat Clovis 64-61 in te District 4-5A girls basketball tournament championship game Saturday at Ralph Tasker Arena. Clovis (17-8) trailed by as many […]

Lady Cats dominate

Dave Wagner Suffice it to say, it wasn’t Carlsbad’s night. The Cavegirls knew they had their work cut out trying to win in Rock Staubus Gym. Then one of their top players, senior forward Monique Rodriguez, did not play for disciplinary reasons, and they lost standout sophomore point guard Katie Hellebust with a knee injury […]