Trujillo Jr., Tommy

Tommy Lee Trujillo Jr., 69, of Clovis died Sunday, May 14, 2006, at his home. Born June 11, 1936, to Tom and Paula Sandoval Trujillo in Clovis, he married Helen Garcia on Nov. 10, 1954, in Clovis. He was a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. He served in the New Mexico National Guard […]

La Cueva seeks to play spoiler to Lady Cats

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Vanessa O’Neal is one of fove Clovis seniors who hoped to win back-to-back Class 5A state titles. (Staff photo: Rick White) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent The way La Cueva coach Greg Berger looks at it, there’s no way to completely shut down the top-ranked Clovis Lady Wildcats. But he has a theory that might […]

Last time at Rock for CHS seniors

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Jessica Russell is one of five Clovis seniors who will play their last home tonight when the top-ranked lady Wildcats host Santa Fe in a first-round state playoff game. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Rick White: CNJ managing editor A trio of names synonymous with Clovis High girls basketball in recent years— Brittany Blackmon, Aimee […]

Lady Cats cruise in tourney finals

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Clovis senior Aimee Hilburn snares a lob passfrom Hobbs’ Kody Engle during the second half of Saturday’s District 4-5A girls tournament championship game. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High’s defending Class 5A girls state champions weren’t about to take any chances in Saturday’s District 4-5A tournament finale at […]

Salas, Wilfred

Wilfred Reyes Salas, 19, of Clovis, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born Oct. 26, 1986, to Wilfred and Velma Quintana Salas in Portales. He worked as a milker at a local dairy. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Demetrio Salas; and cousin, Richard Salas. Survivors […]

Quintana, Richard “Ricardo”

Richard “Ricardo” Quintana, 64, of Clovis, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. He was born Jan. 25, 1941, to Santiago and Andrea Garcia Quintana in Newkirk. He worked for Vohs Company in Clovis and in maintenance for the Clovis cemeteries. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic […]

Lucero, Aurora

  Aurora Lucero, 89, of Portales, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born April 18, 1916, in Villanueva to Abelina and Camilo Lucero. She grew up in Anton Chico where she attended school. In May of 1935, she married Aniseto Lucero in Anton Chico. They lived in […]

2/4 Lockwood honor roll

Third Grade A Honor Roll: Auryana Gonzales, Karimah Hulett (EL), Steve Lopez, Aaron Martinez, Georgia Mefford, Adrienne Meza, Heather Pastirchak, Dylan Smith; Lynzie Starritt, Bejia Stroud (EL), Landon Williams A/B Honor Roll: Marybel Bonney, Estrella Gomez, Devin Mitchell Fourth Grade A Honor Roll: Gabrielle Acuna, Tanner Banister, Gabriela Chavira, Briana Gomez, Adelina Jacobs, Megan Marez, […]

Lady Cats dominate Artesia

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Clovis guard Tori Northcutt grabs a rebound during the first half of Friday’s game against Artesia. The Lady Cats blew out Artesia 61-27. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High’s girls were revved up Friday night. An anticipated showdown with Artesia, ranked third in the Albuquerque Journals’ Class 4A […]

Lady Cats turn back Portales for Plateau Classic title

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Portales senior Megan Kabrick rips down a defensive rebound as Ebony Bunton avoids picking up a foul during Saturday’s championship game of the Plateau Holiday Classic at Rock Staubus. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Dave Wagner: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Lady Wildcats went to their big guns Friday night to nail down the […]

Lady Cats drub cold-shooting Portales

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Portales sophomore Bethany Self tries to dribble out of a double-team from Clovis seniors Brittany Blackmon (22) and Aimee Hilburn in the second quarter of Friday’s game. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Although both of the respective head coaches might disagree, Friday night saw 5A Clovis as 19 points […]

Lady Cats roll past Goddard in opener

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Clovis’ Tori Quintana drives the baseline during the second half of Tuesday’s season opener against Roswell Goddard at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer If Brittany Blackmon was nervous Tuesday night, her numbers certainly belied it. The Clovis High senior post scored 22 points on 10-of-13 shooting, […]

Undisputed: Unbeaten Lady Cats finish regular season with win over Sandia

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Clovis’ Brittany Blackmon is fouled as she scores two of her 17 points in the first half of Friday’s game against Sandia at Rock Staubus Gym. Clovis defeated Sandia 63-52. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent A furious late rally the last time the teams met may have given Sandia some hope. […]

Lady Cats clobber Cavegirls

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Clovis’ Brittany Blackmon tries to make a move to the basket as Carlsbad defenders Kayla Jarnagin, ( No. 20) and Kelly Egan (No. 24) hold on during the second half of their game Tuesday at Rock Staubus Gym. Clovis won 67-35. (CNJ staff Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Two weeks ago, as […]

Lady Cats perfect through 10 games

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer With post players Brittany Blackmon and Aimee Hilburn tired and in foul trouble, Tori Quintana and company helped pick up the scoring slack. Quintana, a junior point guard, scored 13 points, including three first-half 3-pointers, and sophomore Tori Northcutt added 11 to lead unbeaten Clovis past Pampa 56-44 Saturday […]

Clovis basketball teams ride defenses to unbeaten starts

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Clovis junior Vanessa O’Neal pressures Frenship’s Danielle Blakeley Monday night at Rock Staubus Gym. No team has scored more than 47 points on the Lady Wildcats this season. (CNJ staff photo: Mike Linn) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer The Clovis boys basketball team weathered the storm unscathed. Despite not being at full strength because […]

Lady Cats hungry after runnerup finish

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Clovis junior Vanessa O’Neal is fouled by the Cannon Falcons’ Natalie Howell during a scrimmage Friday at the high school. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer he Clovis Lady Wildcats are older, deeper and think they’re better than the team that ended up one win short of the state title last […]

CHS girls state tournament notes

Sophomore Tori Quintana has hit big shots all season — and she did again in Wednesday’s 56-32 win over Gallup. After a nightmarish first half, Quintana hit 3-pointers to start the third and fourth quarters and finished the second half 3-for-3 from behind the arc. She missed all six of her shots in the first […]

Lady Cats send Gallup packing

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Clovis junior Melissa Roberts and Gallup’s Stephanie look to the official for a call after their first-half collision in Wednesday’s Class 5A girls state semifinal game at The Pit in Albuquerque. Jones was called for a foul. Photo by Eric Kluth By Rick White ALBUQUERQUE — As Gallup reached the bottom of the ramp leading […]

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 […]