Local speller ousted

Staff and wire reports WASHINGTON — One by one they strolled to the microphone, all 251 youngsters in the 76th Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee. Each got a word in the one-and-done mistake format; 175 got them right. The rest drew a single clang of the bell, signifying it was time to be escorted to […]

Local speller waiting for the word

By Janet Bresenham Everyday life in Washington, D.C., usually revolves around the center of American government, political power and the hustle and bustle of bills on Capitol Hill. But today, young people will show the country how to spell success. The 76th annual Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee begins this morning in the Independence Ballroom […]

‘Cats third in state golf tournament

Staff and wire reports ALAMOGORDO — Although the Clovis High boys golf team fell short of its goal of a state Class 5A championship, the Wildcats were at least consistent. CHS shot a four-man score of 307 on Tuesday for a two-day total of 613 that left the Cats in third place behind four-time champion […]

Gallegos qualifies for state

By Dave Wagner Patricia Gallegos was happy about qualifying for Class 5A state singles tennis competition, and at the same time she felt sadness. That’s what having to beat a teammate — and your doubles partner, no less — does to you in what amounts to a winner-take-all scenario. The Clovis High sophomore rallied from […]