Portales girls repeat in 3A

Portales sophomore Ashleah Richards and teammates hold up the Class 3A state championship trophy Friday at The Pit in Albuquerque. Photo by Rick White Rick White ALBUQUERQUE — Three seniors synonymous with Portales girls basketball went out in style Friday as the Lady Rams captured their second-straight Class 3A state basketball and third in four […]

Bad quarter costly for Lady Cats

Clovis senior Jessica Hohn (middle) reacts to a 57-49 loss to Mayfield in Friday’s Class 5A girls state championship game at The Pit in Albuquerque. Photo by Rick White By Rick White ALBUQUERQUE — Miles Watters paced the sideline like an expecting father. He called three quick timeouts in an attempt to calm his rattled […]

CHS’ 1979 title team to be feted Saturday

By Dave Wagner Perhaps the best boys basketball team in the history of Clovis High School is scheduled to be honored at halftime of Saturday’s Class 5A state championship game at The Pit in Albuquerque. It’s the 25th anniversary of the 1979 Class 4A state title for the Wildcats, who ran up a 27-1 record […]

State tournament scores, schedule

CNJ STAFF Wednesday GIRLS Class 3A Semifinals (At University Arena) Portales 56, Robertson 46 Socorro 59, Pojoaque 54 Class 4A Semifinals (At University Arena) Farmington 61, Roswell High 53 Kirtland Central 41, Silver 28 Class 5A Semifinals (At University Arena) Clovis 56, Gallup 32 Mayfield 53, Rio Rancho 52, 2 OT BOYS Class 1A Quarterfinals […]

Lady Cats draw Gallup in state tourney

STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS The Clovis High Lady Wildcats face Gallup at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Pit on the campus of the University of New Mexico in the semifinals of the girls Class 5A state basketball tournament. Mayfield and Rio Rancho meet in the other semifinal at 6:30 p.m. The championship game is set […]

Saturday area prep basketball summaries, state scores

CNJ STAFF Girls Class 1A Region A Championship At Grady Des Moines 45, Grady 40 Des Moines (26-1) — Emily Kennedy 4-5 2-2 11, Jodi Kibbe 4-10 3-4 11, Jamie Atwater 4-7 2-2 10, Annie Kennedy 1-7 4-6 6, Chasity Russell 0-1 3-4 3, Hanna Bray 1-1 0-0 2, Kelli Goodan 0-1 2-5 2. Totals […]

friday area prep basketball summaries, state scores

CNJ STAFF Boys Class 2A Region A at Clayton Semifinals Texico 84, Questa 71 Texico (22-6) — Joe Zaikowski 0 0-0 0, Curtis Williams 0 1-2 1, Braden Vaughan 17 4-5 38, Johnny Rivera 2 2-4 6, Mark Peabody 1 1-2 3, Josh Pena 0 2-5 2, Garett Mayfield 5 4-6 14, Aaron Vaughan 0 […]

Lady Cats host Los Lunas on Saturday

By Dave Wagner The Clovis High Lady Wildcats have drawn Los Lunas in a Class 5A regional playoff game set for 7 p.m. Saturday at Rock Staubus Gym. Los Lunas lost on Saturday at top-ranked Las Cruces Mayfield 55-42 in the District 3-5A finals, the teams’ fourth meeting of the season. A couple of weeks […]

Local area rewards sacrifice

By Tony Parra Students at Dora schools lost a classmate in an automobile accident last weekend. In a show of support to Clayton Stokes’ family, they donated more than $6,000 to help with their friend’s funeral expenses. That was money they’d been saving for their school prom. Now eastern New Mexico residents are responding to […]

Playoff capsules

CNJ staff Class 1A Division I Girls Bi-district Farwell (15-13) vs. Smyer 5 p.m. (MST) today at Littlefield HIgh School How they got here: Farwell beat Springlake-Earth in a playoff after the teams finished tied for second at 7-3 in District 3-1A. Smyer beat Sundown in a playoff after the teams finished tied for first […]

Targeting rich is weak platform for Kerry camp

Editorial Although the Democratic nomination process is not yet over, Sen. John F. Kerry has built a commanding lead. “Now we carry this campaign and the cause of a stronger, fairer, more prosperous America to all parts of our country,” Sen. Kerry announced Tuesday evening, highlighting what will be his election themes at least for […]

Wright, Donald Francis

Donald Francis Wright Service: Have been held. Donald F. Wright, 82, died Wednesday, Jan 7, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born March 20, 1921, in Franklin, Pa. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was a Pharmacist Mate Second Class. Mr. Wright has no known survivors. Arrangements are by […]

Area well-represented in 1A-2A grid clash

By Dave Wagner TEXICO’S MIKE PROKOP WILL coach five members of his Class 1A state championship team in the New Mexico High School Coaches Association’s Class 1A-2A all-star game, scheduled for June 12 at Western New Mexico University in Silver City. Prokop’s South squad will include guard Bryce Bailey, tackle Jared Curtis and running back […]

Clovis AD opposes changing playoff structure

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis athletic director Dale Fullerton is against changes to the playoff system proposed during Wednesday’s meeting of the New Mexico Activities Association realignment committee. One proposal by Albuquerque athletic director Scott Evans would create five districts in each of the three Tier II (Class 3A, 4A and 5A) classifications that would […]

Defense carries Wolverines to 1A title

Texico senior safety Mark Peabody jars the ball loose from Springer’s John Ramirez during their 2003 Class 1A state quarterfinal game in Texico. CNJ file photo. By Dave Wagner After finishing second in the Class 1A state football playoffs four times in the previous six years, Texico finally made it all the way to the […]

Lovelace, John

John David Lovelace, 82, of Farwell, a farmer, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Dec. 8, 1920, in Farwell, to Tom and Willie Chastain Lovelace. He graduated from Farwell High School. He married Ann Nabors on Dec. 5, 1947, in Abernathy, Texas. He was a […]

Senior Calendar 11/23

La Casa De Buena Salud 1120 Cameo Monday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — HIBAC. Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. — Indoor exercise; noon — Thanksgiving luncheon. Wednesday: 10 a.m. — Blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 p.m. — Blood pressure checks. Thursday: Closed Thanksgiving Day. Daily Activities: Closed. Baxter-Curren Hall 908 […]

Friday prep scores

Staff and wire reportsFriday Football District 4-5A Clovis 31, Carlsbad 24 3 OT Class 1A Bi-district Farwell 25, Wheeler 6 New Mexico Belen 35, Silver 15 Cibola 28, Gallup 0 Clovis 31, Carlsbad 24, 3OT Highland 41, Santa Fe 8 Hobbs 12, Eldorado 7 La Cueva 48, Sandia 0 Los Lunas 21, Alamogordo 7 Mayfield […]

Farwell draws longtime 1A power Wheeler

Farwell senior Jason Johnson threw three touchdown passes in last week’s playoff-clinching 46-7 win over Bovina. CNJ photo by Rick White. Dave Wagner At the end of a quarter-century run of Texas small-school football excellence, Wheeler is preparing to make the transition to the six-man in 2004. Meantime, the Farwell Steers bring an 8-1 record […]

Lady Spikers advanced in Class 2A

Texico’s Lori Richardson finished with nine kills and seven blocks. CNJ photo by Rick White. CNJ STAFF TEXICO — Sophomore Lori Richardson had 15 kills and junior Amber Parmer added nine kills and nine blocks Saturday as Texico rallied with the final five points to edge Estancia 25-13, 13-25, 25-20, 12-25, 16-14 in the Class […]