Glow sticks light way at Relay for Life

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Barbara Palanone of Portales slowly makes her way around the track during the survivor and caregiver lap during Friday’s Relay for Life at Ned Houk Park. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico If Friday’s Clovis Relay for Life at Ned Houk Park is any indication, cancer has a tough fight […]

Got glowsticks?

A county-wide burn ban will prevent Relay For Life organizers from lighting up luminarias with candles this weekend.

Relay for Life event approaching

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CNJ file photo Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraiser, brought an estimated 3,000 people to Clovis’ opening ceremonies last year at Ned Houk Park. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Relay for Life’s track may be a little darker this year. Each year, the track at Ned Houk Park for the Clovis […]

Cancer battle fought by many

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist Relay for Life teams have been forming for months. Organizational meetings have been held, and soon the fundraisers will start. There will be carwashes, bake sales, auction items, garage sales and so on. All of these happen in service to the underlying issue — raise awareness, raise money, and raise […]

Melrose kicks off Relay fundraiser

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Melrose school teacher Cheryl Henrichs holds up a banner awarded to students who organized last year’s American Cancer Society Relay For Life in Melrose. The students raised about $10,000, which is equivalent to $133 per student. Their efforts put them i By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Madeline Wymer sat […]

Clovis Relay raises $100K

CNJ Staff The 2007 Clovis Relay for Life has raised more than $100,000 to benefit the American Cancer Society, according to event organizers. This year’s effort has brought in the most donations since the fund-raiser began in 1996, according to event co-chair Rebecca Holt. More than $80,000 was raised at May’s annual Relay for Life […]

Lady Cats grab silver

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Staff photo: Andy DeLisle Clovis High’s Caitlin Waters collapses after finishing first in the 800 meters Saturday at the Class 5A state meet in Albuquerque. Waters was able to make it off the track under her own power and rebounded to anchor the 1600 relay later in the day. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer […]

CCS’ Bell wins 1A triple jump, second in high jump

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Freedom correspondent: Scot Stinnett Fort Sumner sophomore BreeAnna Lucero cleared 4-9 on Friday to take the Class 1A girls state high jump title in Albuquerque. CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis Christian Eagles junior Keeson Bell beat his personal best by more than two feet to win Class 1A state boys triple jump competition on Friday […]

CHS TRACK: Mead, Cats fall short in district meet

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CNJ staff photo: Rick White Clovis High’s Manuel Robles takes a handoff from Kolt Merren during the Wildcats’ winning 400 relay effort. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Brian Mead plans to play football in college at New Mexico State, and admits he’s anxious for that opportunity. For the next week, though, he’d like to […]

Clovis senior closing in on school mark in shot

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Staff photo: Andy DeLisle Michael Cohen practice the shot Thursday before the district track meet. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Michael Cohen is looking ahead — 57 feet, 4 inches to be exact. That would be a Clovis High record for the shot put, and it’s one of Cohen’s few unmet goals as he […]

Survivors, supporters relay cancer stories

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Melissa Crowe, right, a Relay For Life Co-chair, helps Therese Musick inventory T-shirts Thursday for event sponsors at Ned Houk Park. By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor The 12th annual Clovis Relay for Life is taking place today and Saturday at Ned Houk Park. Here are some of the stories […]

ENMU men solid in field events

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s track team took multiple places in several field events in Saturday’s Don Kirby Memorial Invitational track meet, hosted by the University of New Mexico. No team scores were kept. Freshman Steven Aragon led a 2-3-4-5 Greyhounds finish in javelin, throwing 190 feet, 2 inches. Two-time […]

Cancer survivor chairs Relay

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Five generations of women in Kay Prater’s family have been stricken by cancer. The Clovis resident lost her grandmother and mother to the devastating disease. “My grandmother succumbed (to cancer) when I was 11,” Prater said, “and my mother died when I was an adult.” Prater’s daughter and granddaughter […]

Relay for Life worthwhile cause

By Clyde Davis: Columnist Late April means at least two events that hold significance in my life. I hope that these are also of importance to you. The first is, by now, you should have paid your federal and state income taxes, or have filed for an extension. If you haven’t, perhaps you should put […]

Ride returns to Relay for Life

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Some will walk. Some will ride. But all are working for a cure. After a two-year hiatus, the Ride for Life is returning. According to event coordinator Monte Graham, the Ride for Life is a 10-mile horseback trail ride that benefits the American Cancer Society. The ride, which is […]

CHS TRACK: Lady Cats third in Wildcat Relays

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Clovis’ Manuel Robles went a personal-best 6-9 in high jump on Saturday, but was edged by Rio Rancho junior Marcus Williams (6-11) for the title in that event. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent A couple of girls relay wins along with four individual victories were the day’s highlights for host […]

Wolverines take crown at Buffalo Relays

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Melrose’s Zanessa Dodd clears the bar in girls pole vault during Thursday’s Buffalo Relays track meet at Melrose. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) CNJ staff MELROSE — Senior Justin Garrison took the 100-meter dash in a state-qualifying time of 11.6 seconds and helped three relays to victory on Thursday as Texico captured the boys team […]

CHS TRACK: Lady Cats post victory at Hobbs

CNJ staff HOBBS — Clovis High’s girls scored in 15 of 19 events on Saturday to capture the team title in the Gene Wells Invitational. The Lady Wildcats finished with 119 1/2 points to 97 1/2 for host Hobbs, while Carlsbad was a distant third with 66 points. Clovis’ boys finished second with 83 points, […]

CHS SWIMMING: State meet begins today in Albuquerque

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent One finalist last year at state was the first building block. Now, the Clovis High swim team is looking to add on. The New Mexico state swimming and diving championships are scheduled for this weekend at Albuquerque Academy, with preliminary competition today and the finals on Saturday. In 2006, the […]

CHS SWIMMING: Lady Cats roll to team title in triangular

CNJ staff TAOS — The Clovis High girls swimming team piled up 469 points to capture first place in a triangular swimming meet on Saturday. Taos won the boys division of the meet with 272 points, just two more than the Wildcats. Monte del Sol was the third team in the meet. “We swam very […]