First person: Sideline supporter

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Clovis High junior Kelsie Schwartz first joined the cheerleading squad as a sophomore. When a group of Clovis High cheerleaders was asked Thursday who was the best representative among the group, all indications pointed to junior Kelsie Schwartz. The cheerleading crew, coached by B.J. Burnett, worked shifts throughout the holiday […]

Clovis kid competes in All-American Soap Box Derby

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer In less than 29 seconds, Kelsie Schwartz’s hopes were dashed, but she said she’s not going to let it keep her down. Losing at the 69th All-American Soap Box Derby on Saturday taught the enthusiastic 12-year-old a lesson — she wants to do it again, she said. In an […]

Boxing event draws all kinds

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Blanca Zubia, 13, of Hobbs, cheers for her cousin, Israel Villegas, during his fight in the 58th Annual New Mexico State Golden Gloves boxing tournament Saturday at Roy Walker Recreation Center. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Rosemary Jimenez, a 49-year-old Clovis resident, looked like she got lost on her […]