In Tribute: Couple sold Chevy to open beauty shop

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Jewel “Maxine” Brown grew up in a large family, and created a large family through church and her many years as a beauty shop owner. “She was good, and everybody loved her work,” husband James Hoyet Brown said. Maxine died April 14. She was born Jan. 10, 1922, in […]

CHS SOFTBALL: Lady Cats return after splitting tourney tilts

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent RIO RANCHO — After splitting in Friday’s first two rounds of Rio Rancho’s 16-team Kristin Griego Memorial Tournament, concerns about Friday’s wicked weather back home took precedence for the Clovis High softball team. The Lady Wildcats, scheduled to play twice on Saturday, opted to return to Clovis early Saturday morning. […]

March 21, 1957

Clovis Community Singers were preparing for a performance at New Bethel Baptist Church, 13th and Oak. … Dragnet, I Spy and State Trooper were among television options for the night. … Jimmy Brown, Mike Robertson, Joe Robertson and David Petty were among winners in a local ping pong tournament. … Safeway grocery was giving away […]

CHS TENNIS: Robertson spanks Cats

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Clovis High’s Marlon Wright hits a return while competing with Evan Ferguson in a doubles match against Las Vegas Robertson on Tuesday at the CHS tennis courts. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) CNJ staff The Clovis High boys tennis team ran into a buzzsaw on Tuesday. The Wildcats were manhandled 8-1 by defending Class 3A […]

More charged in deer beheading

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Two additional Clovis men have been charged in connection to the slaying, beheading and dumping of five deer in Curry County two years ago, according to 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler. Brothers Trey and Treven Sprinkle were arrested Monday on charges related to the out-of-season slaying in January […]

Robertson beats Rams to earn second straight Class 3A championship

3A State Finals

Portales coach Andy Correll comforts senior running back Eric Segovia during a 28-6 loss to Robertson in the Class 3A state championship game Saturday at Greyhound Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — A pair of sustained drives sandwiched a Portales miscue in the first half and the […]

Robertson repeats in Class 3A

The Associated Press PORTALES — Robertson won its second-straight Class 3A football championship Saturday, defeating Portales 28-6. “I don’t know about a dynasty. We’re just happy to be back-to-back state champs,” Robertson coach Chad Roanhaus said. “This year, we knew we had the team to win it, we just had to go out and play […]

Rams … or repeat?

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Portales head coach Andy Correll, far right, watches as defensive coordinator Mark McAfee puts the Ram defense through the paces Friday. The team was taking a light practice in its last workout of the season. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer When the Portales Rams met Las Vegas Robertson in the […]

Roanhaus leads big turnaround at Robertson

PLAYOFF

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 […]