Reid wins with 12-under total

CNJ staff LAS CRUCES — Clovis High grad Travis Reid shot a 36-hole score of 132, 12 under par, to take a four-shot victory over former CHS teammate Robert Goff in the fifth annual Messilla Valley Amateur golf tournament at New Mexico State Univesity’s golf course. Reid, who transferred to NMSU this fall from the […]

Grocery store robbed

CNJ Staff A Clovis grocery store was robbed at gunpoint Thursday night, according to police. About 8 p.m., police were called to K’s Oriental Food Store at 1548 Thornton St. for a report of armed robbery. The victim told police a Hispanic male robbed the store at gunpoint and fired one shot while in the […]

Melrose mayor orders dog-shooting investigation

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The mayor of Melrose has launched an investigation into the whether the town’s chief of police was justified in shooting a wandering dog. Mayor Lance Pyle said he ordered the investigation after receiving a complaint from a Wisconsin family visiting the area whose dog was shot and killed Sunday […]

Fugitive from Texas caught in Clovis

CNJ Staff A man wanted in connection with two shooting deaths in Fort Worth, Texas, was arrested Tuesday night in Clovis, police said. Darcy Wiley, 21, was arrested about 10 p.m. Tuesday walking in the 900 block of Edwards Street. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Wiley and a friend, Christopher Gatewood, had planned to rob […]

June 25, 2006 Sports Briefs

Zias sign El Paso center Eastern New Mexico University has signed center Kristal Hill of Hanks High School in El Paso Texas, Zia basketball coach Linden Weese announced. “Kristal brings a good power game to our program,” Weese said. “She should be a strong rebounder and scorer for us.” Hill was an all-district selection three […]

Man shot in leg Tuesday afternoon

CNJ staff An adult male was shot in the leg shortly before 1 p.m. Tuesday in the vicinity of Grand and Maple streets, according to 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler. Authorities have declined to identify the victim, citing an ongoing investigation. Chandler said at 9 p.m. Tuesday, police were conducting multiple interviews and had […]

Murder suspect captured

CNJ STAFF The suspect sought in connection with Clovis’ lastest homicide was apprehended early this morning. Tony Martinez was located at a hotel in Lamesa, Texas, just before 6 a.m. (CDT), according to police. Police have alleged Martinez, 51, shot and killed Hugo Ochoa on Wednesday in front of a home at 410 Rencher Street. […]

Suspect’s cousin says portrayal unfair

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The cousin of a suspect wanted by police in connection with a homicide Wednesday feels his relative is being unfairly portrayed. Javier Martinez believes his cousin Tony Martinez must have been acting in self-defense if he shot and killed Hugo Ochoa, 32, as police allege. Ochoa was found dead […]

Defense rests in Riley trial

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer The defense rested Wednesday afternoon without calling a witness in the murder trial of William Riley. The decision followed a seven-hour parade of forensic experts and law enforcement officers put on the stand by the prosecution. Testimony Wednesday placed the DNA of the victim, Roshawn Pitts, on Riley’s shirt, […]

Trial begins for 2004 shooting case

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Prosecution witness Chris Altman testifies in the trial of William Riley at the Curry County Courthouse in Clovis Monday. The trial resumes today. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Recounting shots that pierced the windshield of his car and shattered his passenger window, prosecution witness Chris Altman described the events that […]

Lady Cats first-day leaders

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Sophomore Lauren McDaniel helped Clovis win its heat and qualify for the finals in the 800-meter relay Friday at the University of New Mexico. (Staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) Freedom Newpapers ALBUQUERQUE —The Clovis Lady Wildcats are positioned to win their first state track title in seven years. Led by sophomore Ebony Bunton’s win in the […]

Clovis senior Moore ties for sixth

The Associated Press Mayfield’s Brett Jones parred the fourth playoff hole to beat Albuquerque High’s Joey Gorance for the individual title at the Class 5A boys state tournament Tuesday. Mayfield, with its four top players all shooting in the 70s on the par-72 New Mexico State University course, won the team title by six shots […]

Clovis senior six shots off lead

The Associated Press Clovis senior Jordan Moore is six shots off the lead after notching a first-round 76 at the Class 5A state tournament at New Mexico State University on Monday. Moore started slowly, something Clovis coach George Simmons was worried about. “In the practice round he shot the same score,” Simmons said. “He just […]

That’s Moore better: CHS senior wins district title

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Clovis senior Jordan Moore started the District 4-5A tournament with six straight pars. Then, on hole No. 7, Moore hit his drive out of bounds and finished with a double bogey. Moore said he carried some of his disappointment with him to the tee box on the eighth hole. […]

Lady Eagles senior wins individual title, team finishes second

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Clovis Christian eighth-grader Kyle Boatman tees off on the 14th hole during Monday’s District 3-1A/3A tournament at Chaparral Country Club. Boatman shot an 83 to lead the Eagles. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Mollie Peterson got off to a slow start in Monday’s District 3-1A/3A tournament at Chaparral Country Club […]

Clovis senior takes first, Lady Cats win team title at triangular

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Clovis senior Jordan Moore gets ready to hit with an iron during Thursday’s Clovis Triangular at Municipal Golf Course. Moore shot a 74 to win the boys individual title. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Jordan Moore wasn’t smiling much when he came in from his round in Thursday’s Clovis triangular […]

Wildcats 10th at Roswell

CNJ staff ROSWELL —Clovis senior Jordan Moore and Clovis Christian senior Mollie Peterson each finished fifth Tuesday in the Roswell Spring Invitational golf tournament. Moore shot a second-round 77 at Spring River Golf Course and finished nine strokes behind winner Michael Adams of Alamogordo. Tyler Fontenot shot Clovis’ best round of the day with a […]

Clovis senior tied for fifth

CNJ staff ROSWELL —Clovis senior Jordan Moore is tied for fifth after the first round of Roswell Spring Invitational. Moore shot a 72 Monday at Spring River Golf Club and trails co-leaders Michael Adams of Alamogordo and Donavin Sanchez of Portales by three strokes in the 36-hole tournament, which moves to the New Mexico Military […]

Truth exposes fallibility of death penalty

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist “You will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” — John 8:32 It’s too late for the truth to be of any help to Ruben Cantu. He was executed by the state of Texas 13 years ago after being convicted in a 1984 robbery and murder that […]

CHS girls finish third in Amarillo tourney

CNJ staff AMARILLO — Clovis High’s girls couldn’t hang on to second place, but finished a strong third on Saturday in the Amarillo Relays golf tournament, played at Ross Rogers Golf Course. The Lady Wildcats were nothing if not consistent as their top four players finished within 10 strokes of each other in the 36-hole […]