Disc golf offers alternative to traditional game

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Staff photo: Gabriel Monte Gilbert Lucero, 48, of Clovis makes a putt on the last hole of the course Saturday during a tournament at the Ned Houk Park disc golf course. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent A sign at Ned Houk Park points out that a disc golf course exists on the easternmost part of […]

CHS GOLF: Cats tied for fifth in 5A state meet

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Things went pretty well on Monday for Clovis High’s boys, but not so well for the girls the first round of the two-day Class 5A state golf tournament at UNM South. The Wildcats are tied for last with La Cueva in a six-team field, although they shot a respectable four-man total […]

Greenwalt getting tryout with WNBA’s Sky

CNJ staff Former Clovis High and Texas Tech standout Cisti Greenwalt left for Chicago on Monday to get a preseason tryout with the WNBA’s Chicago Sky. The 6-foot-5 Greenwalt recently completed a season in a pro league in Sweden. Although her team struggled to only a couple of wins in a 30-game season, she led […]

Cats hope to relieve pain from losses

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Clovis’ Bryce Hill will make it clear that the Wildcats’ two losses this season to District 4-5A rival Hobbs have hurt. The Cats (22-4) hope to relieve their pain today when they travel to Hobbs (25-1) for a shot at the district tournament championship in a 7 p.m. clash. […]

Free immunizations available for children

By CNJ staff The Clovis Health Office, which is located at 1216 Cameo St., will offer free immunizations beginning Monday. The free clinic is part of the Tiny Tots Need Their Shots campaign. Free flu shots will also be available for children ages 6 months and older. According to Registered Nurse Connie Fiorenzio, the flu […]

With flu, preventative measures make “cents”

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer It’s often said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Though the math may be different, it’s a philosophy that emerges every year about this time. It’s the flu season, and businesses are forced to prepare, whether it’s one that helps sick people recover or […]

Nov. 8, 2006 Local Briefs

CNJ Staff No injuries reported in morning shooting No injuries were reported in an early-morning shooting Tuesday at a house in the 800 block of Calhoun Street that left holes in a front window, TV, adjacent wall and door, according to police reports. Police responded to a call of shots fired shortly after midnight and […]

CHS BOYS SOCCER: Cats blanked in regular-season finale

CNJ staff ARTESIA — Playoff hopes of the Clovis High boys soccer team took a hit on Saturday with a 1-0 loss at Artesia. Clovis (13-6-1) is hoping to grab for one of two at-large bid in the 12-team Class 5A state tournament. The New Mexico Activities Association seeding committee will pick two at-large teams […]

Portales police respond to shots fired at business

Freedom Newspapers Portales Police Department officers were called to a report of shots fired shortly before 5 p.m. Friday at the Milk Transport Services yard on Industrial Drive in Portales. According to Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry, two people were arrested and a weapon was recovered in an altercation at the site. Berry said police […]

Hereford restaurant employee diagnosed with hepatitis A

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer More than 2,600 shots to prevent hepatitis A have been administered this week in Hereford, Texas, following the diagnosis of a Hereford Sonic Drive-In employee with the virus, according to officials. The Texas Department of State Health Services began administering free shots Monday afternoon to anyone who patronized the […]

Flu shots available in Clovis

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer There are obvious signs fall has arrived in Clovis — the turning of leaves and cooler temperatures. Fall is also the onset of flu season. The New Mexico Department of Health has sent its first shipment of 10,000 adult flu shots to public health offices and long-term care facilities […]

ENMU women’s soccer team blanks Highlands

CNJ staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Freshman forward Samantha Lawrence scored on a rebound of senior forward Megan Dozier’s shot in the 78th minute on Tuesday, lifting the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team past New Mexico Highlands 1-0. The Zias (4-4), who snapped a three-match losing streak, won despite Highlands’ 18-5 advantage in […]

Miners shut out ENMU

CNJ staff EL PASO, Texas — Cortney Casey scored two goals and Ashleigh Decker had two assists Friday night as Texas-El Paso shut out Eastern New Mexico University 4-0 in a women’s soccer match. The Division I Miners (3-1) scored twice in each half in posting their third shutout of the season. ENMU goalkeeper Stephanie […]

June 30, 2006 Police Blotter

At 11:30 p.m. June 23 an officer investigated a man passed out in a vehicle in the 1200 block of west Seventh Street. The officer woke the man by trying to get him out of the car, noting a strong odor of alcohol, and the man swayed and wobbled. He was transported to the adult […]

Medical examiner: Shots that killed victim fired at close range

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Chief Medical Investigator Dr. Ross Zumwalt examines a blood-soaked shirt of homicide victim Roshawn Pitts on Tuesday at the Curry County Courthouse. William Riley is accused of killing Pitts. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A state medical examiner testified Tuesday the shots that killed Roshawn Pitts were fired at close […]

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 […]

Clovis standout refining game for WNBA

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Former Clovis High School standout Cisti Greenwalt is trying to get tough. Greenwalt is in the Sacramento Monarchs’ training camp for the second straight year, and she hopes to make the final roster this time around by getting mean in the post. “She needs to be more aggressive,” Monarchs […]

Gallup brings end to Lady Cats’ run

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Clovis High senior Aimee Hilburn picks up instructions from coach Miles Watters during a timeout in Thursday’s Class 5A girls state semifinal game against Gallup at The Pit in Albuquerque. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Rick White: CNJ managing editor ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis’ girls ran into a mountain-size roadblock in their bid to repeat […]

CES survives tournament, named best on base

Airman Thomas Trower After three days of non-stop action in the fitness center, the mid-season intramural basketball champions were crowned Wednesday. CES took the championship when they defeated the then-undefeated EMS 45-40 in a game that was up in the air until the final minutes. With a relatively uneventful low-scoring first half, the only sinkable […]

TexAnns rout sluggish Zias

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Eastern New Mexico University’s Rosalyn Elliott dives over Tarleton State’s Kimberly Smith during a battle for a loose ball during the first half of Wednesday’s game in Portales. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Guard Katie Crawford led a balanced attack with 14 points and Tarleton State overcame […]