Zias add prep teammates for basketball

CNJ staff PORTALES — New Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Lindsey Wilson has added her first two signees for 2011-12. DeSoto (Texas) H.S. teammates Jasmine Johnson and Amber Williford were part of a team that went 32-6 and reached the fourth round of the Texas Class 5A playoffs. Johnson is a 5-foot-10 inch […]

Cats set to make semi-pro debut

Manuel Robles is getting used to the idea of playing football again at Leon Williams Stadium. His Curry County Cat teammates and coaches are optimistic Clovis will quickly get used to semi-pro football. “The community’s been awesome,” Cats coach Paul Lopez said heading into Saturday’s 2 p.m. season opener. “We’ve got a lot of people […]

Camp teaches science in innovative ways

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Daniela Rodriguez, left, and Quinn Neighoff work together to disassemble an electronic device in the I Can Invent class of Camp Invention at La Casita Elementary School. The girls were members of the Blue Bubbles team. The students also participated in c By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer As Quinn […]

Cats look to get win in The Pit

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Jaden Isler and his Clovis High basketball teammates remember all too well the last time they played in The Pit. The Wildcats rolled into the Class 5A state championship game in March at the University of New Mexico’s basketball facility in Albuquerque with 28-1 record, but had to settle […]

Baskett bringing Eagle teammates to Clovis

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer One surefire way to fill up Rock Staubus Gymnasium is to have a basketball game between the Clovis Wildcats and the Hobbs Eagles. Charity organizers seek a similar audience Saturday when a different Eagles squad comes into town — the Philadelphia Eagles, led by Clovis native Hank Baskett III. […]

Filming turns rivals into friends

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Hailey (Grimes) Richey of Farwell was one of several area residents who portrayed basketball players during the filming of “Believe in Me.” (CNJ file photo) By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer When Allison Draper and her Melrose basketball teammates would hit the floor at the Farwell Invitational every December, she would never look forward to […]

Hands-on game: Deaf Clovis boy plays football with eyes, heart and some help

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Kodi Myers, 10, of Clovis watches as his dad Grante signs the coaches’ halftime message to him during the Redskins Play Inc. football game Saturday at Jim Hill Field. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Kodi Myers pays close attention to what his coaches say, even if he’s not looking […]

CHS’ Jackson signs with New Mexico JC

By Dave Wagner Perry Jackson liked the golf program at New Mexico Junior College. Just as important was the interest Thunderbirds coach James Black showed in him. The Clovis High senior recently signed a national letter of intent to play at Hobbs-based NMJC next year, and said it wasn’t a tough decision. “Coach Black was […]