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 […]