Mustangs battle Quanah in 1A playoffs

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer No one can accuse veteran Quanah football coach James McDaniel of overselling his football team as the Indians prepare for today’s 5 p.m. (CST) second-round Texas Class 1A playoff game against Bovina at Amarillo’s Dick Bivins Stadium. Quanah (8-2) is coming off a 39-14 first-round win last week over […]

Saturday prep scoreboard

Staff and wire reports Volleyball Class 2A Championship Ramah def. Texico 25-23, 25-9, 27-25 Class 3A Championship Portales def. 14-25, 25-19, 25-20, 21-25, 16-14 Football Class 5A First round Onate 41, Highland 7 Class 2A Semifinals Tucumcari 19, Lordsburg 6 Class 3A Hot Springs 72, Cuba 0 Lovington 80, Pojoaque 8 Robertson 52, Shiprock 6 […]

Muleshoe football capsule

CNJ staff Muleshoe vs. Perryton What: Texas Class 3A first-round playoff game. When, where: 8 p.m. (CDT) today at Dick Bivins Stadium, Amarillo. Records: Muleshoe 8-2, Perryton 6-4. Coaches: Muleshoe, David Wood; Perryton, Gary Newcomb. Last meeting: 2004, Muleshoe beat Perryton 30-13 at Dick Bivins in a first-round playoff game. Last week: Muleshoe lost at […]

State football pairings

NMAA state playoffs (Seeds in parentheses) Class 5A First round (16) Hobbs at (1) Mayfield, 7:30 p.m. Friday (9) Cibola at (8) Rio Grande, 7 p.m. Friday (12) Carlsbad at (5) Eldorado, 7 p.m. Friday (13) Los Lunas at (4) La Cueva, 2 p.m. Saturday (14) Highland at (3) Onate, 1 p.m. Saturday (11) Alamogordo […]

CHS struggles in Las Cruces tourney

CNJ staff LAS CRUCES — When starting setter Tarah Sweet went down with a back injury during round robin play, she took the Lady Wildcats chances of winning the Sweet Sixteen tournament with her. “We just didn’t play well without her,” Clovis coach Darrel Ray said. The Lady Cats went 1-5 in round robin play, […]

CAFB team tuning up for ‘World’

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Cannon Air Force Base left fielder Staff Sgt. Richard Wickenkamp makes a sliding catch during a game against Da Crew of Carlsbad on Saturday during the New Mexico USSSA men’s Class D state tourney at Guy Leeder Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer After a first-round loss early Saturday […]

Clovis native Goff second at Sun Country Amateur

CNJ staff Las Cruces — Clovis’ Robert Goff played the course well, but Lee Sanchez Jr. was better. Sanchez hit a 5-under 67 on Sunday to win the Sun Country Amateur Championship at the New Mexico State University Golf Club to finish 11-under for the tournament. Goff, who will be a senior for the NMSU golf […]

Moore eyes bigger role next season

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Tyler Fontenot of Clovis watches as his par putt misses the mark on the 18th hole of Wednesday’s Sun Country Junior PGA event at Municipal Golf Course. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Jordan Moore is getting ready for a big change next year. After several seasons in the background, […]

Yucca student makes it to second round of national spelling bee

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer WASHINGTON — Clovis’ Zachary Gillooly spelled decoupage — the art of decorating surfaces by applying cutouts — without a hitch, but he did not advance beyond the second round of the 78th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee. Gillooly, two-time regional spelling champ, did not score enough points Wednesday in […]

Pentagon agrees to release closing data

By Lolita C. Baldor: The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Under fire from Congress, the Defense Department has promised to give lawmakers access by next Tuesday to detailed material backing up its recommendations to shut down about 180 military installations across the country. Parts of the report are classified, so the Pentagon said lawmakers and staff […]

Gallegos looking for spot in finals

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Clovis junior Adam Quintero hits a return back during his singles match against Carlsbad’s Michael Ongaga Saturday at the high school. CNJ file photo By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Patricia Gallegos knows her work is cut out any time she faces Sandia’s Anna Surviladze — she’s never beaten her. She’d like to get another […]

Cats win 4-5A golf title again

CNJ STAFF ALBUQUERQUE — Solid ball-striking helped Clovis High senior Guillermo Chavez make up for a few hiccups in his putting game as he shot the day’s only round under-par to lead the Wildcats to their fifth straight District 4-5A boys golf title. Chavez fired a 2-under 70 Monday at Arroyo Del Oso Golf Course, […]

Farwell’s Nichols captures I-1A golf title

By Dave Wagner Tate Nichols didn’t give anybody else a chance on Tuesday. Carrying a two-stroke lead into the second and final day of boys Region I-1A golf competition at Reese Golf Course in Lubbock, the Farwell senior put together a round of 67 to finish at 4-under 140 for a nine-stroke margin over Iraan’s […]

CHS alum leads NMSU in conference championships

CNJ staff PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Clovis High alum and New Mexico State junior Robert Goff is tied for 13th place going into the final round of the Sun Belt Conference Men’s Golf Championship. Goff led the tournament after round one with a 5-under-par 67. But he ballooned to a 9-over 81 in Tuesday’s […]

Clovis run at Ruidoso ends at four

CNJ staff RUIDOSO — Clovis senior Travis Reid made a late charge to earn his first tournament win of the season Tuesday at the Leroy Gooch Invitational golf tournament. Reid birdied three of his last four holes, including No. 18, and shot a 1-over-par 73 at the Links at Sierra Blanca. His two-day total of […]

Ex-Clovis standout drafted by Sacramento

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer From the time she started dribbling the basketball, Clovis’ Cisti Greenwalt has always dreamed of playing in a professional basketball league. “There wasn’t one then, we just assumed there was going to be one,” said Greenwalt, who graduated from Clovis High School and moved on to Texas Tech University. […]

Great Lakes makes first Clovis flight

CNJ Staff At noon Sunday, Great Lakes Aviation made its first flight as Clovis’ new air carrier. Airport director Steve Summer said the Department of Transportation recommended that Clovis switch to Great Lakes after having used Mesa since 1985 because of their ability to promote themselves at Clovis’ carrier as part of their marketing plan. […]

BRAC Q&A, part 4

The Base Realignment and Closure process begins this month with the announcement of BRAC commission members. The committee is charged with recommending military installations for closure or realignment. The Clovis News Journal is publishing a daily Q&A on BRAC-related issues. If you have a question, please submit it to Editor David Stevens at: david_stevens@link.freedom.com Q […]

Area Scores

Friday FOOTBALL Prep Playoffs New Mexico The Associated Press Class 5A Round 1 Highland 20, Rio Rancho 14 La Cueva 61, Eldorado 0 Class 4A Round 1 St. Pius 42, Kirtland Central 20 Texas Class 3A Division II Region I Snyder 42, Muleshoe 12 Basketball Prep Boys Clovis Christian 70, Plainview (Texas) Christian 39 Ascension […]

Mules crush No. 11 Perryton

CNJ Staff AMARILLO — Brady Black rushed for 182 and two touchdowns as Muleshoe extended its playoff mastery over Perryton with a 30-13 win Thursday at Dick Bivins Stadium. Brant Hamilton passed for 103 yards and a touchdown and ran for another as the Mules rolled up 422 yards of offense while beating the 11th-ranked […]