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On the shelves - Feb. 16

These books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: “The Body Lies” by Jo Baker: When a young writer accepts a job at a university in the remote English countryside, it's meant to be a fresh start, away from the bustle of London and...

 

Jail log - Feb. 16

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Tuesday - Friday): Clovis ∞ Ventura Garcia, 30, embezzlement, probation violation ∞ Edgar Biliebre-Organezq, 23, failure to pay fines, failure to appear on misdemeanor charge, aggravated fleeing...

 

Reps call for water cleanup

Recent detection of cancer-causing pollution in Clovis’ drinking water prompted three New Mexico congressional leaders to call for the Defense Department to map and clean up the contaminated groundwater under Cannon Air Force Base. Sens. Tom Udall...

 

Greyhound baseball falls in series opener

BULLARD, Texas — It was pretty evident that Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team was happy to see Texas-Tyler starter Austin Schneider out of Friday’s game after six innings. The senior right-hander allowed just one hit while striking...

 

Clovis girls little problem for Hobbs

HOBBS — It was just another day on the court for the Hobbs girls’ basketball team Friday night as the Lady Eagles did what they have done all year, win. The Lady Eagles latest victim was Clovis. Hobbs beat the visiting Lady Wildcats 57-22. “We...

 

Thursday prep roundup: Floyd rallys to stun Eagles

FLOYD - The Floyd Broncos pulled off a bit of a stunner on Thursday night. Trailing by nine points late in the first quarter, Floyd rallied for the lead by halftime and pulled away in the second half...

 

Friday prep roundup: Steers edge Olton

FARWELL — Junior Jose Rodriguez scored on a offensive rebound with three seconds left on Friday and Farwell edged Olton 38-36 in a key Texas Region I District 3-2A boys matchup. The Steers (20-10, 4-3 district) fell behind 21-13 at halftime and...

 

Westerberg preps for Morningside after CHS

CLOVIS — Amber Westerberg was definitely going to continue her swim career outside of Clovis. The question was where. “I was looking through a bunch of college websites for Division II and NAIA sc...

 

Collapse averted for Hounds

PORTALES— The Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team has had its share of disappointing games this season. Thursday night’s game, though, did not make that list. Hosting Dallas...

 

CHS tennis squads open at Goddard

ROSWELL — Whenever bracket play is involved, sometimes when you win is just as important as who you end up beating. The Clovis boys went 1-2 and finished fourth in the Goddard Invitational, while the Wildcat girls were 2-1 and took fifth in the...

 

Rush signs with Luna CC baseball

GRADY — Chisum Rush didn’t dream of playing college baseball a few years ago, but striking out the side for six consecutive innings tends to change things. That happened Rush's sophomore year, he had an even better junior year and now Rush is...

 

ENMU campitalizes in 7-5 win

TUCSON, Ariz. — Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team certainly made the most of the least on Friday, and as a result had two wins to show for the opening day in the Cactus Classic. The Greyhounds had just four hits — but three were...

 

Hounds hold on against Pioneers

PORTALES — If you like offense, Thursday night’s Texas Woman’s/Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball game was not for you. Offense at Greyhound Arena was at a premium, especially...

 

Late Ram rally secures win over Goddard

PORTALES — Even though Portales High’s boys led wire-to-wire on Friday night, the game wasn’t decided until late. Junior post Kenevan Bailey came up with back-to-back putbacks after Roswell Goddard had closed a double-figure deficit to three po...

 

Portales girls stay perfect in district

PORTALES — Things came pretty easily for a long time for Portales High’s girls in Friday night’s District 4-4A matchup against Roswell Goddard at the Ram Athletic Center. PHS came out playing aggressive defense and flustered the Lady Rockets...

 

Wildcats even district score

CLOVIS — The Clovis boys basketball team couldn’t afford another District 4-5A loss, especially against Hobbs, the one district team that had already beaten the Wildcats this season. Clovis has bi...

 

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