Just TV for the week of Nov. 16th

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Just TV for the week of Nov. 16th

Lady Rams knocked out of state tournament

Staff report RIO RANCHO — Portales’ underdog bid to reach the Class 4A state volleyball finals came up just short on Friday night. The Lady Rams pulled up a five-set quarterfinal win over West Las Vegas 25-18, 20-25, 26-24, 19-25, 15-13 on Friday morning, then erased a two-set deficit before falling to Sandia Prep 28-26, […]

Pages Past — Nov. 15

On this date … 1967: Don Rierson Motors, at 500 E. First in Clovis, offered a “just right” special — a 1965 Chevrolet Impala Coupe, V8 with automatic transmission, for $1,899. “Remember,” Rierson’s told its customers, “if we don’t sell you one … we’ll try to buy yours. We need clean used cars.” 1962: Odis […]

Third-seeded Rambelles oust Zias from tourney

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Brianna Sotello and Alexa Johnson posted double-doubles and third-seeded Angelo State turned back No. 6 Eastern New Mexico University 25-18, 23-25, 25-21, 25-20 in the quarterfinal round of the Lone Star Conference volleyball tournament on Thursday. Sotello combined 11 kills and 11 digs while Johnson had 10 digs and 53 […]

Lady Cats coast past Cavegirls

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Clovis senior Shaylee Warner gets a high-five from setter Dakota Grummer after putting down a kill in the second game of Saturday’s District 4-6A tournament championship on Saturday at The Rock. The Lady Cats beat the Cavegirls 25-19, 25-13, 25-17.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Clovis High volleyball coach Gabe Apodaca isn’t exactly sure where his team will be seeded in next week’s Class 6A state tournament in Albuquerque. One thing’s for sure, though — they’re the top team in District 4-6A. The Lady Wildcats made short work of Carlsbad on Saturday, cruising past […]

WT’s games ‘nullified’ for ineligible player

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com Before Friday, Eastern New Mexico University’s football team thought its No. 6 seed was set in the upcoming Lone Star Conference playoffs. Things changed a bit, though, when tonight’s opponent, West Texas A&M, had five LSC games “nullified” by the conference for the use of an ineligible player in those games. […]

Rams turn back St. Michael’s

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero
Rams senior running back Miguel Garza lunges through St. Michael’s defenders for a touchdown in the first half of Friday’s District 4-4A title at Greyhound Stadium.

By Derek Major dmajor@pntinline.com BLACKWATER DRAW — The Portales Rams’ running game turned Greyhound Stadium into a house of horrors on Halloween night for the St. Michael’s Horsemen. Senior quarterback Matt Martinez and junior running back Bronte Staugaard combined for 339 yards and three touchdowns on 51 carries to propel the Rams to a 33-20 […]

TexAnns gain revenge on ENMU

Staff report STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Except for two ties early in the first set and two ties and two lead changes early in the third, Tarleton State led the entire night in rolling past Eastern New Mexico University 25-17, 25-12, 25-17 in Lone Star Conference volleyball on Friday night. The TexAnns (20-5, 10-4 LSC) avenged […]

Magistrate judge candidate addresses being public servant

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Incumbent Republican Duane Castleberry, 61, faces Democrat Terry Martin in the race for Clovis magistrate judge, Division 1. We asked both a series of questions via e-mail. Martin, a building inspector for the city of Clovis, president of the Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education, and a member of the Clovis Community College Board of […]

Keep neighbors at a distance

By Grant McGee Local columnist There’s a rent-house across the street from The Stucco Hacienda. Folks come and go. Some people stay a long time, some stay for a month or two. It’s just typical stuff when you live across the street from a rent-house. A U-Haul was backed up to the garage of the […]

Hounds seek to bolster offense

By Derek Major Staff Writer dmajor@pntonline.com Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer coach Tyler Hart believes his team is playing better than its 1-4-1 record indicates. “The results haven’t gone the way we want, but our play has been good,” Hart said. “We lost to Texas A&M (International), who is ranked sixth, but I thought […]

Q&A: ENMU senior middle blocker Agatha Gibbons hopes she can join Air Force after graduation

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Eastern New Mexico University senior Agatha Gibbons (4) never played much volleyball until coming to school at New Mexico Military Insititute in 2010, but she is leading the ENMU volleyball team in blocks for the second consecutive year.

Agatha Gibbons is a senior middle blocker for the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team, hailing from Suva, Fiji. She came to the United States in 2010, spending five semesters at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell and playing volleyball there. She sat out the 2011 campaign at NMMI after tearing an ACL, played the […]

Cats post win over Portales

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero 
Clovis High senior midfielder Juan Ramos slides by a Portales defender during Thursday’s boys soccer match in Portales. Ramos scored a pair of goals as the Wildcats edged the Rams 2-1.

Staff report PORTALES — Once again, Clovis High and Portales High boys soccer teams played well into the match without scoring. This time, though, the Wildcats got two goals six minutes apart from senior midfielder Juan Ramos early in the second half and held on for a 2-1 victory. Earlier this season, the teams played […]

Tuesday area prep volleyball summaries — Sept. 2

Santa Rosa 3, Fort Sumner 2 Santa Rosa    25    15    27    19    15 Fort Sumner    22    25    25    25    13 Individual statistics Kills — Santa Rosa, Yvonne Gutierrez 10, Mikayla Garnand 9, Chandelle Sisneros 8. Fort Sumner, Codi Scovel-Wood 18, Paris Allred 9, Kylie Daugherty 8. Blocks — Santa Rosa, Gutierrez 5. Fort Sumner, Scovel-Wood […]

NIE subscriptions for teachers

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Police blotter — Aug. 10

Clovis police, sheriff, and fire logs: Caller reported: Thursday • 12:10 a.m.: Theft, 1200 block of West Seventh Street. • 12:27 a.m.: Narcotics, 800 block of Mitchell Street. • 2:30 a.m.: Remove subject, 3000 block of Las Palomas Road. • 3:44 a.m.: Battery on a household member, 2100 block of West Grand Avenue. • 3:53 […]

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Reading E-mail? Scam-sniffing Skill Is Required

Since a long time before the biblical patriarch Jacob conned his blind old father Isaac, and thus shafted his brother Esau, a nose for the tell-tale smell of a scam has been a serious asset in this fallen world. Why should we be surprised in this e-mail and internet age that scam-sniffing skill is as […]

Fort Sumner female sheriff’s candidate dead at 39

The De Baca County woman hoping to become New Mexico’s first female sheriff in nearly 50 years has died. Chavez Funeral Home Director Juan Chavez said he spoke with someone at the De Baca County’s Sheriff’s Office early Tuesday night who informed him that Mylessa Denny had died. KOB-TV in Albuquerque reported Denny, 39, was […]

Pets deserve reprieve from Independence Day

By Sharna Johnson Local columnist It’s pretty cool that Americans took a stand and declared their independence, laying claim to their unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness — it’s an understandable reason and definite cause for celebration. A day off work for remembrance, fireworks, barbecues, enjoying the company of other Americans […]