Clovis golfers challenging for lead

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — A pair of Clovis golfers and high-school teammates are within striking distance of the lead after the first round of the AJGA Southwest Junior tournament Wednesday at Isleta Eagle Golf Course. Guillermo Chavez shot a 69 and is tied for second with six others, one stroke back of leader Cornelius Carroll […]

Cats, West Mesa meet for berth in 5A finals

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Clovis sophomore Matt Ulibarri takes batting practice Wednesday at Bell Park. Ulibarri and the rest of the Wildcats take on West Mesa in today’s Class 5A semifinal in Albuquerque. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner After seeing only limited mound duty for the Clovis High baseball team before this spring, senior Richard Urban has […]

La Cueva grabs big lead

STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS FARMINGTON — Four-time defending Class 5A boys champion La Cueva took an 18-shot lead in the opening round behind the play of defending champion Zach Fullerton and Steve Sanders. Fullerton shot a 1-under 69 at the San Juan Country Club course and Sanders had a 70. Clovis junior Travis Reid also […]

CHS’ Gallegos earns 5A state tennis berth

CNJ STAFF HOBBS — Clovis High junior Patricia Gallegos didn’t get the District 4-5A tennis championship she was looking for, but she will represent the Lady Wildcats in Class 5A state singles for the second consecutive year. Gallegos, seeded No. 1, lost to fifth-seeded Amy Pennell of Hobbs 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 in a three-hour semifinal […]

Cats outlast Carlsbad, Hobbs for district golf title

CNJ STAFF CARLSBAD — Clovis High junior Travis Reid struggled on a couple of early holes Monday and could never quite recover, but his Wildcats teammates were able to pick him up. Reid’s two bad holes left him with a round of 42-38 — 80 in the District 4-5A golf tournament at Carlsbad’s Lake Carlsbad […]

Education Briefs 4/29

Teachers of the month honored The Clovis school board honored employees of the month for April at Tuesday evening’s board meeting. Those honored were: • Marshall Junior High — Larry Cloud, history teacher, and Diana McGhee, educational assistant. • Ranchvale Elementary — Carrie Rogers, third grade teacher, and Doris Sierra, custodian. • Sandia Elementary — […]

Clovis fourth in Levelland tennis

CNJ STAFF Lobo Invitational Friday, Saturday at Levelland Team standings (combined boys and girls): 1. Levelland 124; 2. Dumas 110; 3. Plainview 82; 4. Clovis 66; 5. Colorado City 30; 6. (tie) Brownfield and Seminole 20; 8. SPCHEA 16; 9. Lamesa 4; 10. Hereford 2; 11. Shallowater 0. Clovis results Boys No. 1 singles (Jared […]

Playoff capsules

CNJ staff Class 1A Division I Girls Bi-district Farwell (15-13) vs. Smyer 5 p.m. (MST) today at Littlefield HIgh School How they got here: Farwell beat Springlake-Earth in a playoff after the teams finished tied for second at 7-3 in District 3-1A. Smyer beat Sundown in a playoff after the teams finished tied for first […]

Farwell looks to advance past Sunray

By Dave Wagner Coming off its first postseason football victory in 13 years, Farwell may have the Sunray Bobcats right where they want them in tonight’s 5 p.m. (CST) Class 1A area round game at Amarillo’s Dick Bivins Stadium. The Steers surprised a lot of people last week by whipping Wheeler 25-6 in a bi-district […]

Prep volleyball playoff capsules

CNJ Staff Class 2A Region B at Texico Friday’s matches Questa (13-5) vs Texico (17-5), 5 p.m. Coaches: Questa, Jennifer Vialpando, 1st year; Texico, Mike Littlejohn, 25th. Last playoff appearance: Questa, 2002, lost in first round of regionals; Texico, 2002, lost in first round of regionals. How they got here: Questa finished second in District […]

Hill, Joseph

Joseph Hill Services: Have been held Joseph Edward Hill, 56, of Round Lake Beach, Ill., died Friday, Sept. 12, at Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Ill. He was born on July 14, 1947, in Waukegan, Ill., to Joann and Joseph Blue. He met Corina Pena while in the Air Force and stationed at Cannon Air […]

Contact Air Force to keep Cannon

By Bob Barker Another round of base closures is on the horizon. According to an article published recently by the Air Force Retiree News, almost 10 years have passed since the last round of base closures.  In mid-December 2001, the House and Senate authorized the Department of Defense to execute a new Base Realignment and Closure […]

Organizers say KENW teleauction hits goal

By Kevin Wilson Two weeks after the KENW Tele-auction, event organizers say the desired results were met — just like the 26 auctions before it. While exact figures are not yet calculated, tele-auction coordinator Sheryl Borden said the annual event brought in about $75,000 to 80,000 in net profits for the station. “I would say […]

Cannon airman wins Clovis city golf championship

CNJ staff Randy Moore recovered from a potentially disastrous start and went on to win the two-day Clovis City Championship Sunday at Clovis Municipal Golf Course. A weapons specialist at Cannon Air Force Base, Moore rebounded from a triple bogey on the first hole to shoot a 75 and win the 36-hole tournament title by […]

Cannon Airman leads city championship

CNJ staff Cannon Airman Randy Moore rebounded from a bogey on the first hole to shoot a 1-under-par 70 and grabbed the lead after the first round of the Clovis city golf championship Saturday at Clovis Municipal Golf Course. Moore leads Clovis High standout Travis Reid by a stroke with Jimmy Dominguez and Tom Harden […]

Local speller ousted

Staff and wire reports WASHINGTON — One by one they strolled to the microphone, all 251 youngsters in the 76th Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee. Each got a word in the one-and-done mistake format; 175 got them right. The rest drew a single clang of the bell, signifying it was time to be escorted to […]

Local speller waiting for the word

By Janet Bresenham Everyday life in Washington, D.C., usually revolves around the center of American government, political power and the hustle and bustle of bills on Capitol Hill. But today, young people will show the country how to spell success. The 76th annual Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee begins this morning in the Independence Ballroom […]

‘Cats third in state golf tournament

Staff and wire reports ALAMOGORDO — Although the Clovis High boys golf team fell short of its goal of a state Class 5A championship, the Wildcats were at least consistent. CHS shot a four-man score of 307 on Tuesday for a two-day total of 613 that left the Cats in third place behind four-time champion […]

Gallegos qualifies for state

By Dave Wagner Patricia Gallegos was happy about qualifying for Class 5A state singles tennis competition, and at the same time she felt sadness. That’s what having to beat a teammate — and your doubles partner, no less — does to you in what amounts to a winner-take-all scenario. The Clovis High sophomore rallied from […]