Dairy Fest offers educational fun

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ShiAnn Nash of Clovis Vet Supply teaches Raquel Anaya how to rope a cow made of a bale of hay and a plastic head during Saturday’s Dairyfest at the Curry County Fairgrounds. By CNJ staff writer: Gabriel Monte While other children played games, had their faces painted and drank milk […]

NFL proving it needs oversight

By Kevin Wilson Once upon a time, in a far, far away land called New England, a group called the Patriots played the game of football very well. They won championship after championship in the National Football League, and almost seemed to anticipate their opponents’ actions in the biggest games. But maybe, opponents wondered, the […]

Three charged in zoo incident

CNJ Staff Police charged a man and two juveniles with misdemeanor animal cruelty Friday for feeding hot peppers to primates at the Hillcrest Park Zoo, according to Clovis Police Capt. Patrick Whitney. The charges stem from a March 30 incident where two families were detained by zoo officials after it was discovered spider monkeys and […]

Feb. 4

Senior Adult Shuffleboard is played at 1 p.m. today at the Roy Walker Gymnasium. Information: 769-7868.

Angelo topples Hounds

Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan isn’t using the shorthanded status of his team as an excuse. He simply doesn’t believe the five Greyhounds hitting the court at any given time are playing good basketball. The Greyhounds stayed with […]

Ready, set, dodge

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Texico junior Laiken Crist dodges a fast ball Saturday during the third annual Turkeybrawl Dodgeball Tournament at Texico School’s gym. Her team, called Who’s Next, brought three years of experience to the dodgeball court. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Orange, red, yellow and purple rubber balls flew across Texico […]

Nov. 11, 1936

Mrs. J.D. Autry and Mrs. John Bradley Jr. traveled from Portales to Clovis and were visiting friends. … Oil was 10 cents a quart at Super Service, 411 W. Seventh St. … The city of Clovis commemorated Armistice Day with a moment of silence at 11 a.m. … The Tucumcari Rattlers football team played the […]

CHS soccer teams finish play in tourneys

CNJ staff ROSWELL — Freshman Taisha Bosque scored off a corner kick and added an assist Saturday as the Clovis girls soccer team won their first game of the season, a 2-0 decision over Las Vegas Robertson. Sophomore Christa Milner added a goal for Clovis (1-5) while Celsey Eldridge and Kayla Ware combined for four […]

Day of fun

Col. Scott West, 27th Fighter Wing Commander, greets the volunteers who cooked hamburgers for Cannon Appreciation Day. Cannon Connections Staff Hundreds of Cannon Air Force Base airmen and their families enjoyed Cannon Appreciation Day Aug. 25. The annual event, which was hosted by the Committee of Fifty and the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, was […]

Brothers plus one make up baseball team

By Don McAlvy: Columnist One of the most forgotten baseball teams in Curry County was the team made up of 11 brothers and one neighbor boy. How often is a baseball team made up of nearly one family? Rarely. This is a partial story of that team. “My folks, John and Lola Northcutt, were married […]

Classic caters to young and old

Staff photo: Rick White Lock N Load shortstop Frank Martinez hustles out a double Saturday in the 24th annual Custom Classic. Lock N Load beat the Clovis Reds 13-8 in a Men’s E division elimination game at the Guy Leeder Softball Complex. By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer The sound of bats clinking and fans […]

NMHSCA all-star tilts under way

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Coaches Richard Luscombe and Dennis Roch and player Theo Marez represented Texico on the South squad in the Class 1A-2A New Mexico High School Coaches Association all-star baseball series over the weekend, played at Sandia Prep. The South went 1-2 in the two-day event, winning the finale 17-2 after losing the […]

Hounds add soccer player

CNJ staff PORTALES — Taehoon Kim, a 6-foot-2, 210-pound goalkeeper who is from Seoul, South Korea, has signed a national letter-of-intent to play soccer at Eastern New Mexico University. Kim, who will be a junior at ENMU, played at Phoenix College last season and helped the Bears post a 15-6 record. He was an honorable […]

CHS TENNIS: Carlsbad too much for Clovis

CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Clovis High’s Tiffany Romero serves as doubles partner Kelsey Ashmore waits for a return against Carlsbad at Clovis High on Saturday morning. CNJ staff Clovis High’s tennis coaches knew their teams had their work cut out against Carlsbad in a District 4-5A dual on Saturday at the CHS tennis courts. […]

Portales beats Clovis boys tennis squad

CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Gerber Vander Ploeg backhands a volley against Portales’ Sunny Liu at Clovis High on Thursday afternoon. CNJ Staff Portales boys tennis coach Wade Fraze didn’t mind his team’s mini-break in the schedule. The Rams had been idle for nine days before Thursday’s dual against Clovis, but hardly missed a beat […]

Zias sign outside hitter in volleyball

CNJ staff PORTALES — Outside hitter Veronica Valdez-Kent of Canyon, Texas, has signed a national letter of intent to play volleyball for new Eastern New Mexico University coach Kim Falkenhagen. Valdez-Kent helped her team reach the Texas Class 3A volleyball championship in each of the past two seasons, including winning the title in 2005. She […]

ENMU grads to match wits in NCAA tourney game

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Creighton’s Dana Altman and Nevada’s Mark Fox have more in common than leading their teams to the NCAA tournament. They both played basketball for the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds. Their teams will collide in the first round of the South Regional on Friday in New Orleans. Nevada […]

Filming turns rivals into friends

Hailey (Grimes) Richey of Farwell was one of several area residents who portrayed basketball players during the filming of “Believe in Me.” (CNJ file photo) By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer When Allison Draper and her Melrose basketball teammates would hit the floor at the Farwell Invitational every December, she would never look forward to […]

Clovis girls take second

CNJ staff HOBBS — Senior Tiffani Reid shot 41-44 — 85 to finish second and lead Clovis High’s girls to a second-place finish in the season-opening Tasker Invitational golf tournament on Monday at Hobbs Country Club. Reid earned a leg for the Class 5A state tournament, but the Lady Wildcats fell three shots short of […]

Rio Rancho tops CHS in final

Clovis High’s Cade Wheeler catches the ball as Rio Rancho’s Ethan Gill slides back to first at Bell park on Saturday evening. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Rio Rancho coach Ron Murphy said he saved his top pitchers for the finals because he figured Clovis would be a tough […]