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 […]

CHS swimmers sweep titles at Valley

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis High boys and girls swimming teams finished first in the Valley Invitational Saturday, winning the girls 200 meter relay, and the 200, 100 and 50-meter freestyles. For the boys, junior Miles Ware won the 200-meter individual medley with a time of 2 minutes, 13.22 seconds while Nicholas DeMaio won […]

Relay for Life kicks off

CNJ STAFF The American Cancer Society 2007 Clovis Relay for Life kicks off today at 6:30 p.m. at the Java Loft, 810 E. 21st St. According to co-chairman Rebecca Holt, the kick-off will include entertainment, door prizes and refreshments. Walking teams can register during the kick-off for the 12th annual Relay for Life in May. […]

Locals join cyber support movement

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Normally she’s all about cancer prevention and fund-raising, but a local woman has decided to join in a national show of support for American troops. Dorothy Nelson, American Cancer Society representative for eastern New Mexico, said beginning today she will don a red shirt on Fridays. “I think the […]

CHS athletes perform well in Great Southwest Classic track

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High athletes Caitlin Waters and Manuel Robles turned in strong performances on Saturday in the Great Southwest Classic track meet, in six-state competition conducted at the University of New Mexico. Waters, running a split of 2:18.38 on the second leg of a 3,200 relay with girls from La Cueva, Eldorado […]

Lady Cats take 5A state track title

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Clovis senior Vanessa O’Neal, left, finished fifth in the 400 meters at Saturday’s Class 5A state track meet, helping the Lady Wildcats win their first state title since 1999. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer ALBUQUERQUE — When they were called to accept first-place trophy, the Wildcats walked to the […]

Portales soph takes second in shot

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Portales sophomore Kandace Bergsieker qualified on Friday for today’s girls 200 and 400 finals in the Class 3A state track meet in Albuquerque. (Freedom Newspapers photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — One down, one to go for Portales sophomore Jordan Roehl. Roehl cranked out her best throw of the day in shot put on […]

Walkers brave storm clouds to march for Relay for Life

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Paul Zimmerman lights a candle Friday night at the Relay for Life to honor his father, who lost his battle with cancer. Zimmerman was one of 159 members on the ENMRSH team, which raised more than $9,000 in the event. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Her daughter by her side, Birdina Lavere struggled to […]

Buffs’ Rush sets state mark

Melrose’s Cedar Rush leads during the first lap of the 800 meters. Rush won the event in a record time of 1:58.53. (De Baca County News: Scott Stinnett) Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Melrose senior Cedar Rush normally doesn’t run the 800. On Friday, he ran it and he ran it well. Rush won the 800 […]

Class 1A-2A state track capsules

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Floyd eighth-grader Jesus Davalos, left, Fort Sumner senior Jeremy Gauna, middle, and Melrose senior Cedar Rush battle during the District 4-1A track meet last weekend at Fort Sumner. (De Baca County News: Scot Stinnett) CNJ staff A look at this weekend’s Class 1A-2A state track at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Class 1A […]

Relay for Life kicking off

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Colorful balloons, candles and a gender-bending beauty pageant are just a few of the activities planned during the American Cancer Society’s 11th annual Relay for Life. Hundreds are expected to walk overnight Friday and Saturday at Ned Houk Park to raise funds for cancer research, education and patient support, […]

ENMU finishes 1-3-4 in javelin

Freedom Newspapers STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University junior Zach Gerleve repeated his 2005 championship in men’s javelin in the Lone Star Conference track meet on Saturday, leading a 1-3-4 finish in the event for the Greyhounds with a toss of 192 feet, 6 1/4 inches. ENMU scored more than half of its points […]

Relay for Life fellowship, fun for good cause

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist It was the first time that I remember seeing my father cry. It is probable that he had been crying, off an on, for two years. It had been that long since my granddad had been diagnosed and treated surgically for esophageal cancer. However, this was the night Dad came […]

4/16 Thank-you letters

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal will periodically publish thank-you letters of public interest. Letters should be less than 300 words and the writer must be identified. Writers should include telephone numbers and addresses for verification purposes. Letters may be edited for clarity, content and space considerations. Names of for-profit businesses may be deleted prior […]

Student profile: Tanner Fickling

Tanner Fickling is a senior at the Clovis High School. He is the son of Mark and Lisa Fickling. What’s your idea of a perfect day? Fly fishing in beaver ponds while it is pouring rain. What’s so great about your favorite sport? Football: Running out on Leon Williams Stadium on a Friday night in […]

Cats’ Robles finishes second in high jump, long jump

CNJ staff AMARILLO — Clovis sophomore Manuel Robles finished second in both high jump and long jump and the Clovis track team qualified for the finals of six events Friday in the Amarillo Relays. Robles was already state-qualified in both long jump and triple jump, but he needed to clear 6-2 in the high jump […]

Teams gearing up for relay

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Luminaries line the walking path during 10th annual Curry County Relay for Life in May 2005 at Ned Houk Park. (File photo) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer With the relay still more than a month away, 32 teams have already formed and begun fund-raising, said Clovis Relay For Life Co-chair Kay Prater. Scheduled for […]

Lady Cats second at Carlsbad

CNJ staff CARLSBAD — Senior Kim Perkins won four events, posting state-qualifying times in two of them, as Clovis High’s girls finished second behind Alamogordo on Saturday in Carlsbad’s season-opening Ralph Boyer Relays. The Lady Wildcats, short several performers because of the Class 5A state basketball tournament, finished with 105 1/3 points while Alamogordo had […]

Hundreds walk for cancer cure in area’s annual Relay for Life

By William Thompson Anna Winslow, a freshman at Portales High School, said she was walking in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life Friday night because she loves her grandmother so much. “My grandmother has had cancer three times,” Wallace said, “I’m doing this for her.” Wallace was joined by hundreds of area residents as […]