Mead helps Cats cage Bears

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Clovis High running back Brian Mead runs through the tackle of La Cueva’s Richard Bohlken during the third quater of Friday’s game at Leon Williams Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer After going scoreless in the first half, the Clovis Wildcats exploded in the final two periods en route […]

Rufus George

Rufus (J.R.) George Jr., 67, of Portales died Thursday, June 29, 2006, in Lubbock. Born Sept. 9, 1938, in Afton, Texas, to Alyne and Rufus E. George, he grew up in Burley, Idaho, where he graduated from high school in 1957. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Eastern New Mexico University in 1970 and Master’s […]

Graham, Eddie S.

Eddie Scott Graham, 44, of Pottsboro, Texas, and formerly of Clovis, died Sunday, June 4, 2006, in Pottsboro. Born May 24, 1962, in Tucumcari to Wesley and Darla Graham, he was raised in Clovis. He worked for Excel Corp. for 18 years before becoming a self-employed carpenter. Family members said he enjoyed oil painting, drawing […]

Clovis, Portales gain semifinals

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Clovis’ Jonathan Ware pitches to a Levelland hitter during Friday’s Clovis Invitational tournament at Bell Park. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Cade Wheeler didn’t get off to the kind of start on Friday that he’d hoped for on the mound. Leave it to an older hand to help him […]

Clovis sweeps Shallowater

CNJ staff SHALLOWATER, Texas — Parker Wood collected five hits, including a two-run homer run and two doubles, leading Clovis past Shallowater 7-4, 12-3 Tuesday in a summer baseball doubleheader. Andrew Gilliard added pair of hits for Clovis in the opener. Jonathan Ware, Cade Wheeler and Wood combined to limit Shallowater to five hits. Clovis […]

Jackson, Dolores

Dolores Winona Jackson, 76, of Redlands, Calif., formerly of Fort Sumner and Amarillo, died Sunday, May 14, 2006. Born April 16, 1930, in Elk City, Okla., she married Donald L. Jackson on March 12, 1950, in Fort Sumner. She worked as a secretary for civil services. She belonged to the Church of the Nazarene. Her life […]

Acosta, Oscar

Oscar Acosta, 49, formerly of Portales, died Wednesday, April 19, 2006, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, in a car accident. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Kathy; two daughters, Melissa Acosta-Lee of Roswell and Amanda Acosta-Harris of Clovis; a son, Ryan Acosta of Safety Harbor, Fla.; his mother, Connie Acosta of Portales; […]

Cats rally to beat Roswell

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Clovis second baseman Omar Sosa throws to first base in an attempt to turn a double play during Clovis first game against Roswell High Tuesday at Bell Park. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Wildcats broke a five-game losing skid with a late-inning comeback win against Roswell Tuesday […]

Cats beat Valley, get rematch with Rio Rancho in finals

CNJ staff RIO RANCHO — The Clovis High baseball team got a power surge from an unlikely source Friday, and it propelled them into the finals of the Rio Rancho Invitational. Junior Jonathan Ware blasted a grand slam home run, highlighting a six-run first inning that lifted the Wildcats past Valley 10-5 in a semifinal […]

Cats hold off Rio Rancho for Invite title

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Clovis third baseman Jared Powers looks to second base after tagging Rio Rancho baserunner out on a squeeze attempt during Saturday’s Clovis Invitational championship game at Bell Park. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis High baseball team made efficient use of limited offense Saturday night. Held hitless for […]