Police make arrest in weekend mugging

Police arrested Michael Ruiz, 19, of Portales Wednesday for the robbery and beating of two men walking on the Eastern New Mexico University campus last weekend. Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said a warrant was issued for the arrest of another man in the mugging, but the suspect remains at large. Berry said the two […]

Oct. 5, 2008 Honors

RuizJose Carlos Ruiz, of Melrose, received his bachelor of applied arts and science degree in business occupations during Tarleton State University’s summer commencement ceremonies held Aug. 8-9 in Stephenville, Texas. JimenezBrittni Jimenez, of Clovis, was named to the Dean’s Honor Roll at Garden City Community College in Garden City, Kan. To be eligible for the […]

Aragon, Julia

Julia A. Aragon, 94, of Clovis, died Monday, April 24, 2006, at her home in Clovis. Born Oct. 27, 1911, in Juan de Dios to Stephen and Senapia Sanchez (Baca), she was a longtime Tucumcari resident and resided most recently in Clovis. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Tana Garcia, and […]

Melrose senior wins six-man award

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Senior Carlos Ruiz rushed for more than 2,000 yards for the second consecutive season. (CNJ file photo) CNJ STAFF When Dickie Roybal started coaching Carlos Ruiz in 7th grade, he was uncoachable — literally. “When he first started playing, he didn’t speak a lick of English,” Roybal said. “So, that made it hard. But all […]

Buffs falter in six-man final

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer ROSWELL — In its bid for a second consecutive state six-man football title, Melrose dominated most of the statistics against Gateway Christian on Saturday — except one. The Buffaloes rolled up an 18-9 advantage in first downs and a 566-310 margin in total yardage, but the Warriors converted five […]

Melrose returns to six-man title game

CNJ staff LOGAN — The Melrose Buffaloes are ready to defend their state six-man football championship. Senior Brock Graham ran for three touchdowns and caught a scoring pass from Carlos Ruiz and sophomore Adam Hairgrove added three touchdowns and a safety Friday night as the Buffs routed District 3 rival Logan 86-40 in a semifinal […]

Dramatic Mustangs headed to playoffs

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Bovina squeaked out another dramatic win Friday, beating rival Farwell 6-3 on Friday with a 40-yard field goal as time expired. Senior Michael Ortiz set up the game-winner with two big plays. On the final drive, Ortiz caught a 50-yard pass that put the Mustangs on the Farwell 30-yard […]

Melrose romps to easy win in quarterfinals

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer MELROSE — Carlos Ruiz was back in action Friday night and provided the Melrose Buffaloes with a big lift. Not that they needed a whole lot. The top-ranked and top-seeded Buffs opened defense of their state six-man title with a 48-0 quarterfinal victory over Roy-Wagon Mound. Melrose (10-0) advances […]

PREP FOOTBALL NOTES: Buffs may be minus two starters for season

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ sports writer DEFENDING SIX-MAN STATE champion Melrose could be without two starters, including its most explosive weapon, for the rest of the season. Junior lineman Jose Arenivar suffered a broken arm two weeks ago and senior running back Carlos Ruiz is out indefinitely with a heart murmur, Melrose coach Dickie Roybal […]

Unbeaten Buffs keep rolling

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Melrose’s Zach P>ack is pushed out of bounds near the goalline by Floyd senior Brad Lee on Saturday. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers FLOYD — The Melrose Buffaloes proved they can win without star running back Carlos Ruiz. With Ruiz sidelined with a heart murmur, Brock Graham led an efficient offense […]