Clovis advances to semis

It wasn't pretty, but the Clovis Lady Wildcats are in the semifinals of their invitational tournament. Clovis struggled with District 4-5A rival Hobbs before pulling out a 25-27, 25-18, ,22-25, 25-21, 16-14 win over the Lady Eagles on Friday night at Rock Staubus Gym. CMI photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis senior Kristen Bradley sets for junior […]

Wildcats romp to put Roanhaus alone at top

As junior Steven Beckum plunged into the end zone, the cannon exploded for one final time Friday night in the south end zone of Leon Williams Stadium, and the only head coach Clovis has known since 1978 ascended to the top of the New Mexico wins list. In a game that quickly turned into a […]

Robertson rallies to beat Rams in OT

LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Dominic Lucero scored on a 3-yard run in overtime Friday night, giving Las Vegas Robertson a 13-7 win over the Portales Rams in the season opener for both teams. PHS got the ball first in the extra period, but the possession ended with a lost fumble — the Rams' third lost […]

Holiday planner

The end of summer is officially Sept. 23, but the ceremonial ending always feels like Labor Day — one last chance to get out, and forget there's work piled up once the week starts. CMI file photo The Clovis splash pad at Hillcrest Park, open since the Memorial Day weekend, will close up for the […]

Wildcats split pair of matches in Las Cruces tourney

LAS CRUCES — The Clovis High girls soccer team waited until the last minute on Friday, but it was worth it. Junior Carrie Sharp took a throw-in from senior Jenna Sievers with about a minute left in regulation to score the tying goal, then the roles were reversed near the end of the second overtime […]

Prep football capsules

New Mexico School for Deaf 56, CCS 0 • Records: NMSD 1-0, Clovis Christian 0-1 • Difference: The Roadrunners dominated from the start, opening a 49-0 halftime lead and scoring on their first possession of the second half to end the game on the 50-point lead rule. • Quotable: "We made a lot of mental […]

Hounds win soccer opener

WICHITA, Kan. — Senior defender Michael Stewart scored less than five minutes into the second half Friday night and the Eastern New Mexico University men's soccer held on for a 2-1 victory over Newman in the season opener for both teams. Stewart scored off an assist from junior midfielder Jehmaine Brooks, and the Greyhounds made […]

Zias split in first day of WT tourney

CANYON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University's volleyball team opened its season on Friday with a split in the Lady Buff Classic, hosted by West Texas A&M at The Box. The Zias posted a 25-22, 20-25, 25-23, 26-24 victory over Texas-Permian Basin, then lost to Adams State 25-18, 25-19, 25-13. ENMU finishes play in the […]

McGee: I’ve always been about easy money

Believe it or not, I once sold cosmetics door to door for "that Famous Cosmetics Company." I'm deliberately obfuscating the name because I don't know if it's legally safe to just come right out and name it. You know, the one that rhymes with "shave on." How did I come to sell for That Famous […]

In search of ponies: Animal messages can be messy

Sometimes things are just plain misleading. Take, for instance, a BBC video titled "Giant panda does handstand." Oh sure, it's a film following a giant panda around the woods, and yes, he does a handstand, but there's a little more to the film than a cute bear doing acrobatics. To be more precise, the film […]

Collins rides strong finish to invite win

Clovis High's Brittany Collins didn't know what to expect in Friday's Clovis Invitational cross country meet at Ned Houk Park. Collins, who ran only the final four meets of 2011, including state, because of a knee injury, showed she's pretty much in form, winning the varsity girls race with a time of 20 minutes, 22 […]

Hounds start Lynn era on road

Josh Lynn is eager for his first game as Eastern New Mexico University's football coach. The Greyhounds open the 2012 season with a 6 p.m. kickoff today against New Mexico Highlands at Las Vegas, N.M., and Lynn is anxious to see just what the Hounds can do. "It's a good game for us to get […]

Officer cleared in fatal shooting

State police officer Bryan Conner told investigators he heard two clicks that sounded like Benjamin Selgado had pulled the trigger of a loaded .38 caliber handgun pointed at him before the officer fired his weapon, shooting and killing Selgado on Aug. 19 near a motel on Mabry Drive. Courtesy photo This surveillance video footage from […]

Wildcats win opener in Los Alamos tourney

Johan Rascon scored twice, and the Clovis High boys soccer team opened tournament play with a 3-1 win Friday over Goddard in Los Alamos. The Wildcats (2-2) face either Belen or tournament host Los Alamos in an 8 a.m. second-round game Saturday. "We were a little flat," Clovis coach Greg Trujillo said, noting a scoreless […]

Prep football scoreboard

Friday All times MDT Clovis 55, Santa Fe Capital 0 Las Vegas Robertson 13, Portales 7 OT Floyd/Elida 28, Springer 20, final Texico 12, Dexter 0 Santa Rosa 47, Fort Sumner 12 Logan 36, Melrose 6 NM School for the Deaf 56, Clovis Christian 0 Dimmitt 25, Farwell 19 Shallowater 56, Muleshoe 40

Amtrak officials mulling passenger service through Clovis

There's a remote possibility Amtrak could reroute passenger service through Clovis sometime within the next four years, according to a railroad spokesman. Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said the railroad is working with government agencies to find funding for maintaining deteriorating track along current routes for its Southwest Chief. The train carries passengers daily between Chicago […]

Cats set to face Jaguars

One way or another, Bill Moon planned to be in Clovis tonight for the victory that puts Eric Roanhaus on top of New Mexico prep history. "I wouldn't miss this game for the world," Santa Fe Capital's coach said, "except where my seat's going to be." Moon said he and his Jaguars come into the […]

Workshop focuses on resiliency

Before the workshop and training even began Air Commandos gained experience in resiliency as the power went out and a leak developed in the ceiling of the classroom. Despite these interruptions, the airmen remained in good spirit as they nonchalantly moved the tables and projector to a new location. This positive tone served as a […]

Mini triathlon brings out competitors

More than 60 members of the 27th Special Operations Wing and local community crowded onto the deck of the DZ Pool for the first of three grueling legs of competition Aug. 25 at Cannon Air Force Base. USAF: Airman 1st Class Xavier Lockely A cyclist competes in a mini triathlon Aug. 25 at Cannon Air […]

Honorary commanders gain operational insight

The 27th Special Operations Wing hosted seven of its honorary commanders for a day of mission orientation, operations familiarization and interactive field training, Aug. 22 at Cannon Air Force Base. USAF: Airman 1st Class Alexxis Pons Abascal U.S. Air Force Col. William West, 27th Special Operations Group commander, and Lt. Col. Kenneth Pedersen, 551st Special […]