Mission trip shows harsh reality of Mexico

Wendel Sloan column Portales resident Jody Bailey recently volunteered with nine men from Faith Christian Family Church in Clovis for a five-day mission to build a large girls’ restroom at Bethel Orphanage in Juarez, Mexico. Bethel serves approximately 100 kids, age 2 to 21. “Several have been sexually assaulted and left to die or fend […]

There is hope to change harsh social realities if we work together

"Nobody livin' can ever stop us, as we go walkin' that freedom highway." — Woody Guthrie, from "This Land is Your Land." The all-American troubadour, poet and protest singer Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Guthrie is familiar to many because of his song "This Land is Your Land." He was born on July 14, 1912, and came […]

Join the Clovis/ Portales Sunday Fun-Day Folks at the park

For those expecting satire or a wrestling match with critics, I apologize for today's column. I am inviting everyone on the High Plains to come to City Park on South Abilene in Portales at 2 p.m. this afternoon for the second "Meetup" of the "Clovis/Portales Sunday Fun-Day Folks." This is for real. Born from a […]

Engagements April 21, 2013

Stone– Waller Gary and LaWana Stone of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Sherry Stone of Clovis, to Shayne Walker of Clovis, son of Mike and Shanna Walker of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows June 22, 2013. The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of Wayland Baptist University. She is employed […]

Thursday area prep summaries - Jan. 3

Thursday Boys Grady 81, Gateway Christian 60 Grady (5-4) — Adam Lunsford 16, Kolby Valentine 13, Trenton Jones 10, Rayn Bone 2, Trenton Lee 11, Jay Faust 10, Tucker Northcutt 19. Totals 34 7-13 81. Gateway Christian (3-6) — Andrew Meeks 22, Abel Gayton 4, Caleb Raney 2, Anthony Sanchez 3, Tucker Bruns 3, Cort […]

Wildcats cruise past Harmony to open tournament

The fans at Rock Staubus Gymnasium got exactly the play they wanted when the second half started with a lob pass, caught and finished by a thunderous two-handed stuff from Clovis guard D.J. Blackmon. Turned out, that was the kind of play visiting Harmony Science Academy wanted to see as well, and the host Wildcats […]

Cass already ranks among Wildcat greats

Early in the 2012 Clovis High football campaign, one radio announcer found himself accidentally referring to Wildcats' running back Kamal Cass as Brian Mead — a former CHS standout from a few years earlier. But as Cass' game-by-game racked up yardage, eventually breaking the CHS single season record, fans and coaches alike began comparing him […]

Buffs, Broncos split in Floyd

FLOYD — Tabitha Ornelas scored 21 points to lead three in double figures, as Floyd took over in the second half for a 65-43 victory over Melrose. Floyd (8-2), which also got 14 from Tessa Null and 12 from Jasmine Gomez, turned a 29-28 halftime lead into a double-figure advantage with a 15-6 third quarter […]

Portales basketball capsules: Dec. 20

Boys Portales (1-2) at Clovis (3-2) 7:30 p.m. On the air: KSEL FM 105.9. Last time out: The Rams have been idle since a 78-47 rout of Friona on Friday. Clovis split a back-to-back in Albuquerque last weekend, beating Manzano 53-51 and losing 84-70 against Sandia. Last meeting: Clovis defeated Portales 55-43 last season. Clovis […]

Clovis boys basketball capsule: Dec. 20

Clovis (3-2) vs. Portales (1-2), Espanola Valley (9-2) 7:30 p.m. Friday, 6 p.m. Saturday On the air: KCLV-AM 1240, KTQM-99.9 Last time out: The Rams have been idle since a 78-47 rout of Friona on Friday. The Sundevils defeated Kirtland Central 55-47 no Saturday for their sixth-straight victory. Clovis split a back-to-back in Albuquerque last […]

Clovis girls capsule: Dec. 20

Canyon (15-0) at Clovis (7-1) 6 p.m. Friday On the air: KCLV-FM 99.1 Last time out: Clovis defeated host Rio Rancho 40-25 Saturday in the third-place game of the Mel Otero Invitational. The Eagles defeated Lubbock Cooper 42-35 on the road last Friday. Last meeting: 2010, 57-40 Canyon. The Eagles have won the last five […]

Clovis pushes past Lovington 63-39

There wasn't much of a game Tuesday night between Clovis and Lovington. Clovis coach Jeff Reed didn't feel it was enough of a practice, either. Either way, the battle of the Wildcats clearly went to 5A Clovis, which never trailed in a 63-39 win over defending Class 3A champion Lovington. CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson […]

Shorthanded Clovis pushes past Dallas Spruce

Shorthanded or not, Wildcat coach Matt King said, Clovis basketball has to be the norm. That was what happened Saturday night, as the Wildcats earned a split in the Chris Bosh South Dallas Hoopfest with a 63-38 victory over Dallas Spruce. Drew Cole and John Dawson each had 11 to lead the Wildcats (2-1), who […]

Short-handed Cats drop first of two in Dallas

DALLAS — A big night by senior guard John Dawson wasn't enough for Clovis High's boys on Friday night in the Chris Bosh Hoopfest. Dawson poured in eight 3-pointers and 31 points, but the Wildcats fell behind 27-13 after one quarter and absorbed a 64-53 loss at the hands of Dallas Lincoln. CHS is slated […]

Friday area prep basketball capsules - Dec. 7

Boys Farwell Invitational Consolation semifinals Grady 66, Amarillo Flames 36 Amarillo Flames — Ian Aldred 7, Jack Truelock 4, Collin Judd 10, Dawson Jones 2, Dven Wright 2, Chris Cavitt 11. Totals 12 6-8 36. Grady (3-3) — Adam Lunsford 14, Koby Valentine 7, Trenton Jones 13, Ryan Bone 8, Trenton Lee 1, Jordan Provencio […]

Roswell overpowers Rams in season opener

The Roswell Coyotes are going to be quite a force in Class 4A when sophomore Alex Olesinski is on the floor. Turns out they're a pretty good team, and a good measuring stick for the Portales Rams, even when Olesinski's on the bench. CMI Correspondnet: Joshua Lucero Portales junior Zach Blaeser pushes past Roswell Coyote […]

Lady Cats roll into Gallup finals

GALLUP — The Clovis Lady Wildcats are back to defend their title in the Gallup Invitational — and they're not taking prisoners, either. Sophomore Danni Williams scored 23 points — her third in a row above 20 — and the Lady Cats rolled past Winslow, Ariz. 72-48, setting up a rematch with host Gallup in […]

Thursday area prep tournaments, summaries – Dec. 6

Tournaments All Time MST Boys Farwell Invitational Thursday's quarterfinals Vega 53, Amarillo Flames 36 Friona 66, Lubbock Christ the King 42 Texico 76, Anton 33 Farwell 73, Grady 19 Friday's semifinals Consolation Christ the King vs. Anton, 10 a.m. Amarillo Flames vs. Grady, 1 p.m. Championship Friona vs. Texico, 4 p.m. Vega vs. Farwell, 7 […]

Clovis-Dallas Lincoln boys preview capsule

Clovis (1-0) at Dallas Lincoln (2-3) • When: 8:30 p.m. (CST) today • On the air: KCLV-AM 1240, KTQM-99.9 • Last time out: Clovis defeated Rio Rancho 70-68 on the road Saturday in its season opener. The Tigers lost to Arlington Seguin 52-49 Friday. • Dallas Lincoln players to watch: G Derrick Neal, Jr., 5-9, […]

Williams pours in 27 in Lady Cats’ romp

GALLUP — Clovis High's girls got to save up a lot of energy in Thursday's quarterfinal round of the Gallup Invitational. Sophomore Danni Williams scored 27 points — including the first 16 of the game — and the Lady Wildcats waltzed to a 61-16 win over Kirtland Central. The Lady Cats (2-0) face Winslow, Ariz., […]