Letters to the editor: U.S. manufacturing industry gone

U.S. manufacturing industry gone My tennis shoes were looking a little raggedy, so I went shopping over the tax-free weekend. My main criteria was that my new shoes be made in the USA and not fluorescent purple or pink (actually just a plain ol’ white pair of tennis shoes). I went to numerous stores, but […]

Hereford to hold tennis tournament

Freedom New Mexico Hereford Schools is hosting a summer tennis tournament June 4-5 at the high school’s tennis courts. Friday play will include junior singles competition, with 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U tournaments for both genders. Saturday’s play features youth doubles, also 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U, with the age of the oldest player recognized. […]

Yes, tennis star Roger Federer is human

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Roger Federer, the most successful tennis player in the recorded history of the game and winner of his 15th Grand Slam championship on July 5 at Wimbledon, is — contrary to suspicions voiced by Roger Cohen of The New York Times, in a column titled “Roger Federer Unbuttoned” […]

If the shoes fit: Wear them out

Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist Last week, several people stood in line at a shoe store in San Francisco for five days, waiting for the latest edition of Michael Jordan designer shoes, which cost $295 a pair. Ridiculous, if you ask me. Even more ridiculous, is that these footwear-obsessed fans say they will not even think […]

PHS squads post district team tennis titles

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Freedom Newspapers: Mickey Winfield Portales junior Tessa Bryant prepares to serve against Lovington’s Rebecca Frazier. Bryant won 6-3, 6-3 to help the Lady Rams claim their third straight District 4-3A team tennis title. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Portales High’s tennis teams claimed District 4-3A team championships on Friday at the Eastern New […]

CHS TENNIS: Carlsbad too much for Clovis

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Clovis High’s Tiffany Romero serves as doubles partner Kelsey Ashmore waits for a return against Carlsbad at Clovis High on Saturday morning. CNJ staff Clovis High’s tennis coaches knew their teams had their work cut out against Carlsbad in a District 4-5A dual on Saturday at the CHS tennis courts. […]

ENMU cuts ties with tennis coach

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Eastern New Mexico University will not renew the contract of tennis coach Christine Blaeser, who has been with ENMU for 17 seasons. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer After 17 years with Christine Blaeser at the helm, Eastern New Mexico University is seeking a change. The school will not renew Blaeser’s contract, according to Athletic […]

ENMU tennis team snaps losing streak

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s tennis team defeated McMurry 8-1 on Friday, snapping an eight-match losing streak in what was the Zias’ final outing of the spring. Earlier Friday, the Zias (4-13, 0-9 Lone Star Conference) dropped a 9-0 league verdict to Abilene Christian, ranked sixth in NCAA Division […]

CHS TENNIS: Robertson spanks Cats

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Clovis High’s Marlon Wright hits a return while competing with Evan Ferguson in a doubles match against Las Vegas Robertson on Tuesday at the CHS tennis courts. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) CNJ staff The Clovis High boys tennis team ran into a buzzsaw on Tuesday. The Wildcats were manhandled 8-1 by defending Class 3A […]

CHS TENNIS: Clovis teams get into swing

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Clovis High senior Tiffany Romero prepares to hit a backhand return during Lady Wildcats practice on Wednesday at the CHS tennis courts. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Like many spring programs, Clovis High’s tennis squads got off to a slow start because of the January snows. CHS girls coach […]

Student Profile: Grooms

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Iris Grooms is a senior at Clovis High School. She is the daughter of Roger and Kim Grooms. What is your most prized possession? I was given a plain heart-shaped box on my 14th birthday. I was told to decorate it and put things in it that would remind […]

CHS looking to fill coaching positions

CNJ staff Clovis High athletic director Brian Stacy said Thursday he hopes to begin interviews for open coaching positions next week. CHS is seeking head coaches in cross country, girls soccer and boys tennis. Stacy said principal Jody Balch will try to do interviews for teaching positions on Monday. “I’d like to do (coaching) interviews […]

CHS tennis teams sweep Raton

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Clovis High sophomore Zach Witmyer returns the ball during his singles match against Raton’s Joey Roberts Tuesday at the high school courts. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ staff The Clovis High boys and girls tennis teams made short work of Raton on Tuesday in tennis duals at the CHS courts, the CHS boys winning […]

Tomlinson , James

James Tomlinson Services: Have been held. James Joseph “Jim” Tomlinson, 41, of Lakewood, Wash., died June 6, 2005, at Steilacoom, Wash. He was born Aug. 30, 1963, to James and Erlinda Chavez Tomlinson at Cannon Air Force Base. He was a security administrator and coached tennis and wrestling at Mountainview Junior High in Steilacoom, Wash. […]

Clovis bows out at state tennis tourney

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Patricia Gallegos pretty much had the same kind of day when the state singles competition got under way Wednesday at Albuquerque Academy. As in 2004, Gallegos won her first match before falling in the quarterfinal round. The Clovis High senior defeated La Cueva’s Janelle Otero 6-2, 6-2 in […]

Gallegos stays perfect in 4-5A

CNJ Staff Clovis senior Patricia Gallegos clinched at least the second seed in the District 4-5A tennis tournament Saturday with a 6-7, 6-3, 6-4 win over Caitlin Allen of Carlsbad. Gallegos improved to 3-0 in district play with the win during a match at the Clovis High tennis courts. “We’re glad for her to get […]

Texas transfer goes from JV to top boys seed for Clovis

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Clovis High School senior Michael Adams returns the ball during practice Wednesday at the high school. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Jason Goolsby probably didn’t fully realize the implications when his family moved to Clovis just before his senior year of high school. Last year in Lubbock, Goolsby was a decidedly […]

It’s firklytootling time again in Santa Fe

Bob Huber: CNJ columnist In case you haven’t noticed, the Legislature is firklytootling again up north, which brings to mind a political alert for all citizens of New Mexico: “Stay in the roundhouse, Nellie. The senator can’t corner you there.” I had occasion to spend several character-building years in that round building we call the […]

Lady Cats’ Curry bidding for state

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Clovis High senior Andrea Curry, shown during District 4-5A competition last spring at CHS, has posted a 14-4 record in singles competition so far this spring and is 9-4 teaming at No. 1 doubles with Patricia Gallegos. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner Andrea Curry came painfully close to qualifying for the Class 5A […]

Racquetball players enjoy competition, camaraderie

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Clovis Community College students, clockwise from bottom left, Bradley Struthers, Elizabeth Lim, Blakey Ross and Rene Gonzalez play doubles racquetball Wednesday during their racquetball class at the college. Photo by Eric Kluth By Kevin Wilson It looks like tennis, with a playing area about the size of a child’s bedroom. Players praise the game in […]