Roanhaus leads big turnaround at Robertson

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Las Vegas Robertson football coach Chad Roanhaus, a Clovis High grad and son of longtime Wildcats coach Eric Roanhaus, celebrates during last week’s Class 3A semifinal win over Socorro. Courtesy photo: Santa Fe New Mexican By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer When he first accepted the job as Las Vegas Robertson’s football coach, Chad Roanhaus […]

Flags flying at half-staff for fallen N.M. soldier

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The U.S. and New Mexico flags fly at half-staff Thursday outside the Curry County Courthouse in honor of fallen Roswell soldier Pfc. Rick Salas Jr. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The mother of a soldier who was killed in Iraq did not see any flags billowing low Thursday, though the […]

Clovis mother mourns son killed in Iraq

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis mom knew it was possible her son could die in service to his country, but she tried not to think about it. Brenda Robertson’s worst fear was realized Tuesday when she said she learned her eldest son, Army Pfc. Rick Salas Jr., 22, was killed in Iraq. […]

Portales girls ready for state tourney

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Morgan Hill (32) tries to control a rebound in the second half of Friday’s game with Las Vegas Robertson. Hill controlled the rebound and Portales controlled the regional playoff game 64-20. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The Portales Lady Rams dominated the Robertson Lady Cardinals in a way that […]

God’s punishing hand recurrent Robertson theme

Freedom Newspapers The stroke that laid Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon low is a medical condition; a cranial injury inflicted by hemorrhaging following a vascular rupture. Some have speculated that a blood-thinning medication Sharon had been taking as a preventative measure may have exacerbated the damage he suffered by increasing the flow of the hemorrhage. […]

Roanhaus family prepares for big Saturday

By Pete Herrera: The Associated Press Chad Roanhaus had it all figured out. He’d go to college, get a degree in finance and make a lot of money. Then his roots and his pedigree stepped in. Roanhaus majored in finance with a minor in accounting at New Mexico Highlands, but he’s never used his degree […]

Clovis north: Former Wildcats help turn Robertson program around

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent If Clovis coach Eric Roanhaus is right, his son Chad is just as big of a Wildcats’ football fan as anyone in the state. “He’s a Wildcat born, a Wildcat bred and, when he dies, he’ll be a Wildcat dead,” Roanhaus says. Funny thing, though: Chad Roanhaus, a record-setting quarterback […]

Crook, James

James Crook Services: Have been held. Mr. James Arthur Crook, 62, of Clovis, Friday, Aug. 12, 2005, at his home. He was born on Aug. 9, 1943, in Clovis, to Clarence and Bessie Crook. He married Jean Pace in August of 2002 in Clovis. He was a graduate of Clovis High School. He worked as […]

Clovis softball confident for season opener

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Julie Surina planned to celebrate her 18th birthday on Thursday by going to dinner with her family. The Clovis High senior would like to celebrate a championship this weekend in the sixth annual Lady Wildcat Classic softball tournament at the CHS softball complex. “We really want to win this,” said […]

Robertson’s double-double leads Zias to victory

Freedom Newspapers COMMERCE, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team may not be going to the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament, but after beating Texas A&M Commerce on Thursday night, Commerce might not be going, either. Senior forward Mika Robertson posted a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds and scored the […]

Greenwalt leads Tech to rout of Missouri

By Sue Jane Mayes: CNJ correspondent LUBBOCK — Cisti Greenwalt did what seniors are called upon to do — lead the way. She blocked shots. Dominated the glass. And earned the 18th double-double of her career. Riding the Clovis native’s 20 points and 14 rebounds, Texas Tech’s Lady Raiders overcame a sluggish start to overwhelm […]

Officer wants to honor Death March veterans

Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Local committee considering memorial. Chief Petty Officer Richard Robertson’s heroes wear camouflage to work. They tote guns, drive tanks and fly planes during wartime. They defend America. But the Clovis native and Vietnam War veteran doesn’t feel the men and women of the armed forces are honored enough for what […]

Poaching suspect arrested

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Sgt. Mike Perry of the New Mexico Game and Fish Department stands behind one whitetail deer (far right) and four mule deer in Pleasant Hill the day they were found Jan. 11. The deer torsos were found Dec. 31. (Courtesy photo: Wes Robertson) By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer A Clovis man has confessed to […]

Lady Raiders pound conference rival

By Sue Jane Mayes: CNJ correspondent LUBBOCK — A clock shot malfunction early in the game was about the only thing that went wrong Wednesday for the Texas Tech Lady Raiders. In a battle of ranked teams, sophomore Alesha Robertson and Clovis’ Cisti Greenwalt led Tech to a convincing 79-62 win over preseason Big 12 […]

Poaching suspects questioned

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Three suspects have been questioned in connection with five deer killed, beheaded and dumped on a Ranchvale farm, a state wildlife official said. One suspect admitted to shooting the deer and tossing the heads into a Pleasant Hill pond, but an extensive search refuted that claim, said Wes Robertson, […]

Wanted: Deer poachers

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A Ranchvale resident found five beheaded deer on his property Friday. (Courtesy photo: Wes Robertson) By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Five deer were killed, beheaded and dumped north of Clovis recently, spurring an investigation by state wildlife officials. Gary Starbuck said he discovered four mule deer and one whitetail deer shot and sliced at […]

Stubborn defense propels Zia rally

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Zia forward Tia Doss spins towards the basket and holds off Fort Lewis’ Amy Mohr with her left arm in the first half of Monday’s game at Greyhound Arena. Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Mika Robertson committed a cardinal sin — fouling a 3-point shooter — and with time […]

Lady Rams look for repeat title in 3A

By Rick White ALBUQUERQUE — Kassandra Richards is determined to make the most of every second she has left in her prep basketball career. Forced to the bench by fouls early in the fourth quarter, the Portales senior had a hard time sitting and watching as Robertson made a determined run. She came out firing […]

LV Robertson hires Chad Roanhaus

STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Chad Roanhaus, son of Clovis High football coach Eric Roanhaus, was named head football coach Monday at Class 3A Las Vegas Robertson. Chad Roanhaus, 29, succeeds Art Abreu, who resigned last week after 12 years with the program. Abreu will retain his teaching position at Robertson, Chad […]

Hundreds more come back to Cannon

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CNJ Staff Photo: Eric KluthJulie Worthy shares a moment with her fiance Senior Airman Conner Coleman Tuesday on the flight line at Cannon Air force Base. Coleman just returned to Cannon after taking part in the war efforts overseas. By Mike Linn CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — It was hard to tell if the tears […]