Playing the point

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Texico junior point guard Faith Martin has had a basketball in her hands for as long as she can remember. Martin leads the Lady Wolverines with 12 points and five assists per game. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Junior point guard Faith Martin played libero for Texico’s 2006 volleyball […]

CHS grad bringing leadership to college team

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Newman University coach Mo Rohleder said former Clovis High standout Jessica Hohn brings more to the team than skill. “She brings a lot of energy,” she said, “and leadership.” Hohn, a 6-foot junior outside hitter, helped the NCAA Division II school in Wichita, Kan., to a 19-16 record and […]

Jan. 10, 1972

A woman at 305 W. Yucca reported someone stole two hubcaps from her vehicle. … Glenn Ash, a “hilariously funny one man riot,” was preparing to perform at the Holiday Inn’s Red Carpet Lounge. … Gary Campbell, a 1956 Clovis High graduate, was playing the assistant district attorney on the television drama “Secret Storm.” The […]

All I want for Christmas is an explanation

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer It’s that time of year that has become an annual source of frustration foremost of my relatives. Since I have the ability to buy things I need and want, and my family’s too far away to know firsthand of my possessions, I’m one of the hardest people in the […]

Dec. 14, 2006 Student Profile

Jayme Nauman, a senior at Clovis High School, was named the Clovis High School Teen of the Week. He is the son of Mitch and Jolene Nauman. What is your favorite show, past or present? “Friends.” Even the re-runs are fun to watch. What is so great about your favorite sport? Soccer is a team […]

‘42’ players hear shuffling of white bones with black spots

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist In March 2002 it was claimed that the Curry County Men’s 42 League was the largest such league in the state. If “Forty-Two,” the only exciting dominoes game, ever becomes one of the Olympic games, this county in Eastern New Mexico could supply the U.S. team. One warning: These guys […]

Ex-CHS standout playing in California

By Rick White: CNJ managing editor Saddleback High coach Jeoff Meek said he felt like he won the lottery when former Clovis Wildcat Rishard Matthews enrolled at the Santa Ana, Calif., school earlier this month. Matthews, who left the Wildcats in the second week of the season to live with his father, made his California […]

NFL football: Baskett to get start today for Eagles

CNJ sports This is the big day for Hank Baskett. The 2001 Clovis High graduate is expected to make his NFL debut in the Philadelphia Eagles’ starting lineup for today’s NFL season opener at Houston, the Philadelphia Daily News reported in Saturday’s edition. Baskett, a 6-foot-4, 200-pound receiver from the University of New Mexico, was […]

CHS SOCCER: Lady Cats finish sixth in tourney

CNJ staff ROSWELL — Socorro outscored Clovis High 3-2 in penalty kicks and the Lady Warriors captured a 3-2 victory over CHS on Saturday in the fifth-place match of the Goddard Invitational girls soccer tournament. Both teams scored twice in the first half — seniors Patrice Dykes and Jordan Garrett had the Lady Wildcats’s goals […]

Teams ready to jump into 8-man

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Clovis Christian players line up in a basic 8-man formation offense which the Eagles will use this season in their transition from the 6-man game. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer After 19 seasons of playing 6-man football, the New Mexico Activities Association has opened the door this year for […]

USSSA state softball: Playing for love of the game

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The Ultamitts’ Dee Dee Gutierrez puts the tag on the Zandi Queener during Saturday’s Class E game in the USSSA women’s state slow-pitch tournament at Spencer Field. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer In the 15 or so years since she organized the team, Othena Smith has yet to see […]

Des Moines star leads North to win

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Des Moines’ Ben Doherty got all the kudos, and deservedly so, after the North squad edged the South 82-81 in the Class 1A-2A All-Star basketball series Thursday night at The Pit. Doherty, with a game-high 27 points got hot when nobody else did, and helped the North to […]

Daughter of ex-CHS star a prep All-America

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Too bad for the Clovis High girls basketball team that the whole family of LaMar Lucas doesn’t have the same affinity for Clovis as he does. If that were the case, the Lady Wildcats would have a high school All-American on their hands. When he was in high school, Lucas […]

Tourney brings area courses together

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Jason Carlyle follows the flight of his drive down the fairway at Municipal Golf Course in the Three Amigos Tournament on Saturday. A total of 41 three-man teams are participating in the event at three area courses. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer When Charlie Manuel became the new pro […]

Rams face Ruidoso in finals

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — By coming out on top of the three-way tie for first place in District 4-3A, the Portales boys basketball team greatly improved its chances of winning the district tournament for a second consecutive season. First of all, Portales was able to sit back and wait while third-seeded […]

Playing hooky takes care, planning

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist When it comes to playing hooky from work or school, the names of pros come to mind: Laverne & Shirley and Farris Bueller. Granted these are fictional characters who went through more trouble than it was worth to treat themselves to a day off. I think we can all get […]

Hounds need win to make LSC tourney

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer With a little help from rival West Texas A&M Wednesday night, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team could have clinched a berth in next week’s Lone Star Conference tournament. It didn’t happen. Midwestern State stayed on ENMU’s heels by edging the Buffaloes 82-79 at Wichita Falls, meaning […]

Zias rally for split against Mustangs

CNJ staff SILVER CITY — Senior Tina Whitt’s second home run of the game, a two-run shot in the top of the seventh, broke a tie and lifted Eastern New Mexico University to an 8-7 win over Western New Mexico on Monday and a split of their softball doubleheader. In the opener, Western got a […]

Ford, Clayton

Clayton Ford, 16, of Elkins, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born Nov. 25, 1988, in Roswell. He went to school in Elida. He enjoyed playing baseball and was looking forward to playing this season, family members said. He also enjoyed riding horses and breaking colts and riding his dirt […]

Cats wary of ‘trap game’ at Carlsbad

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer With Friday’s 92-84 win over Hobbs at Rock Staubus Gym, the Clovis High boys basketball team took a big step toward a possible District 4-5A regular-season championship — something the Wildcats haven’t accomplished since 1997. Still, coach J.D. Isler is wary of a letdown when his team plays at […]