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  • Lady Cats finish 10th at 5A state

    the Staff of The News|Updated May 21, 2024

    ALBUQUERQUE – Gabrielle Foggie didn't win the race she'd hoped to win, but she did enough to help Clovis High's girls earn a top-10 finish in Class 5A state track over the weekend. Foggie came up short in her bid to repeat last year's 400 title as a sophomore, but not for lack of effort. In a fast field, she claimed second place in the event in a time of 57.20 seconds, trailing Las Cruces High junior standout Kaselle Davis (55.58). Seven of the eight finalists ran times of u...

  • Lady Rams finish seventh in Class 4A state track meet

    the Staff of The News|Updated May 21, 2024

    ALBUQUERQUE – Portales High's girls certainly weren't going to catch Los Alamos on Saturday night, either in the 1,600 relay finale or the overall team standings. So the Lady Rams did the next-best thing – they took second in the relay, inching the team past Belen and into seventh place in final Class 4A girls standings. PHS finished with 23 ½ points while the Lady Eagles, who were sixth in the relay race, dropped to eighth place with 20 points. No one but no one was...

  • Texico girls rally for 1-3A championship

    the Staff of The News|Updated May 18, 2024

    SOCORRO – If this keeps up, Texico might be inclined to add Paige Mallorey to the staff for all its sports. So far she’s gone 2-for-2, winning a Class 2A state title in volleyball as an assistant coach in the fall and adding the 1-3A girls state championship in golf on Tuesday. Down by nine strokes to host Socorro after Monday’s opening round, Texico put four players in the top 13 in the tournament and pulled away to six-stroke team victory (792-798) over the Lady Warriors at the New Mexico Tech golf course. “I think the girl...

  • Area schools gearing up for graduation ceremonies

    Grant McGee, The Staff of The News|Updated May 18, 2024

    Graduations are plentiful in the next few days around the area. Clovis High School’s ceremony is 6 p.m., Friday, at the Curry County Events center. CHS Principal David Fredericks reports there will be 441 graduates in the Class of 2024. Fidel Joe Madrid Jr., also known as ‘JJ,’ will be one of CHS’s graduates Friday. In addition to his high school degree, he is also a graduate of Clovis Community College with an Associates Degree in Applied Science – Welding. Madrid will be starting at New Mexico State University this fall...

  • Three area squads finish second in state track

    the Staff of The News|Updated May 14, 2024

    ALBUQUERQUE – Three area teams came home with second-place finishes in small-school state track competition over the weekend at the University of New Mexico’s track complex. District 6-1A rival Logan, led by a strong performance from junior Hayden Judd, nipped Melrose 100-98 for the Class 1A boys team championship. The teams were tied 90-90 going into the 1,600 relay finale, and the Longhorns finished first in the event while the Buffaloes were second. Meantime, Texico led for much of Class 2A boys meet before defending cha...

  • CHS, PHS girls fall in first round of state tennis

    the Staff of The News|Updated May 11, 2024

    ALBUQUERQUE – Clovis and Portales’ girls had no luck in Wednesday’s opening round of state tennis competition. At Jerry Cline Tennis Center, the Lady Wildcats had one entry in singles and one in doubles in Class 5A, while the Lady Rams had a doubles entry in Class 1-4A at Albuquerque Academy. For the Lady Cats, junior Hannah Lingala lost a 6-0, 6-0 decision to third-seeded senior Ellise Jay of Mayfield in singles. Jay advanced with a 6-2, 6-3 quarterfinal victory over La Cueva junior Varinn Sood, but she bowed out in the s...

  • State small-school track meet set this weekend

    the Staff of The News|Updated May 7, 2024

    ALBUQUERQUE – The track season comes to an end this weekend for New Mexico Class 1A, 2A and 3A schools with state competition on tap Friday and Saturday at the University of New Mexico track facility. A total of 54 boys and 54 girls will represent the area in the smaller two divisions, with Texico in Class 2A sending 11 boys and 18 girls. Area boys Class 1A schools will have 11 representatives from Melrose, 10 from Floyd, nine from Elida, seven from Grady and six from Dora, while on the girls side, Melrose is sending 15, D...

  • Texico girls post lopsided district win

    the Staff of The News|Updated May 7, 2024

    ROSWELL – Texico's girls shot a four-person score of 377 to post a lopsided victory in Monday's District 4-1/3A golf tournament, played at the New Mexico Military golf course, and qualify for next week's state tournament at the New Mexico Tech golf course in Socorro. Dexter was a distant second at 430, while Gateway Christian shot 454 and Ruidoso came in a 474. Texico senior Liz Elam took medalist honors, shooting 39-42 – 81. Other Lady Wolverines scores were senior Sie...

  • Lady Cats earn team victory in Lovington meet

    the Staff of The News|Updated May 7, 2024

    LOVINGTON – Clovis High’s girls earned 1-2 finishes from freshmen in both the 1,600 and the 300 hurdles on Friday to claim team honors in Lovington’s Ross Black Relays, which concluded the regular season. The Lady Wildcats posted 118 points in the six-school event to outlast Carlsbad (106) and Portales High (95), followed by Roswell High (63), Roswell Goddard (56) and Lovington (26). Team scores were not provided by Lovington on New Mexico MileSplit and were unofficial. Lovington captured the boys team title, finishing with...

  • Lady Cats take 5th at Colt Classic

    the Staff of The News|Updated May 4, 2024

    ROSWELL – Clovis High’s girls shot 387 for fifth place in a 10-team field in Thursday’s Colt Classic golf tournament, hosted by New Mexico Military. Lovington, led by medalist Bailey Alexander’s 76, ran away with the team title at 315. Carlsbad was a distant second at 368, followed by Texico (370), Hobbs (384) and the Lady Cats. Sophomore Kylie Sprinkle led the Lady Wildcats, shooting 37-49 – 86, while senior Emilee Spears followed at 50-49 – 99. Also, junior Jordyn Archuleta and sophomore Aahana Bhakta both shot 50-51 – 101...

  • Obituary: Lenwood "Earl" Tinsley

    Updated May 3, 2024

    Lenwood "Earl" Tinsley, 84 Funeral services for Lenwood "Earl" Tinsley, 84, of Portales, will be held at 2:00 PM, Sat., May 11, 2024, at the First Baptist Church in Portales with Rev. Phillip Smith officiating, assisted by Dr. David McFadden. Burial will follow in the Portales Cemetery with the deacons of the church serving as pallbearers. Military honors will be rendered by the Cannon Air Force Base Honor Guard. Lenwood "Earl" Tinsley was born Aug. 22, 1939, in Ethel, WV to...

  • Lady Rams set several personal bests at Artesia

    the Staff of The News|Updated Apr 30, 2024

    ARTESIA – Portales High’s girls notched several season bests on Saturday en route to a second-place team finish in the Artesia Invite track meet. Artesia ran away with both divisions of the 10-school meet, compiling 164 points to 66 for runnerup Lovington on the boys side while the Lady Bulldogs finished with 133 to 68 for PHS. Portales was seventh in boys competition with 26 points. The Lady Rams got individual wins from senior Olivia Low (120 feet, 7 inches) in discus and junior Kadynce Reeves in pole vault (9-6). Low, who...

  • Pioneer Days coming up this weekend

    Madison Willis, The Staff of The News|Updated Apr 30, 2024

    For the first time in 52 years, the annual Pioneer Days Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Rodeo is being held the first weekend of May instead of the first weekend of June. Shane Clements, vice president of the Curry County Mounted Patrol, which sponsors the rodeo, said the three-day event moved to better accommodate rodeo contestants and contractors who are seeing more options during the summer. "Places up north such as Utah are hosting events in June. So in order to...

  • CHS hosts small field in Wildcat Invite

    Dave Wagner, The Staff of The News|Updated Apr 27, 2024

    Liz Elam wasn’t pleased with her start in Clovis High’s Wildcat Invite golf tournament on Tuesday at Colonial Park Golf Course, but she eventually sorted things out. Starting on the back nine, the Texico High senior shot six-over 42 from holes 10 through 18, then came back for even-par 36 on the front side, easily taking medalist honors for the day with her 78. “I don’t really know what happened,” Elam said of her slow start. “I wasn’t really that focused. “I told myself, ‘Don’t worry about the score.’ I just decided to play...

  • Events calendar: April 24

    Updated Apr 23, 2024

    Today *Clovis-Carver Public Library Page Turners book club — 10 a.m., Ingram Room, Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main, Clovis. Information: 575-763-9687 *Tiny Tots storytime: Earth Day – 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840 *Preschool storytime: “Ladybug, Ladybug” — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library, 218 S. Ave. B, Portales. Information: 575-356-3940 *Teens and Tweens: Tell a Story Day: Storytelling Relays – 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library, 218 S. Ave. B, Por...

  • Longhorns post 11-4 win over Buffs

    the Staff of The News|Updated Apr 23, 2024

    MELROSE – Logan broke open a tight game with a five-run sixth on Monday and the Longhorns defeated Melrose 11-4. The game was a battle between the top two teams in District 3-1A and in Class 1A. Logan (13-2, 4-0) came in ranked second in 1A while the Buffaloes (8-4, 3-1) were first. Sophomore Mason Wallin went 3-for-5 with a home run, four RBIs and two runs scored for the Longhorns, while senior Kaeden Stoner was also 3-for-5, driving in two and scoring once. Meantime, sophomore Mitchell Wall added a solo home run for Logan....

  • WWII veteran coming home to Portales

    Betty Williamson, Correspondent|Updated Apr 23, 2024

    When Patsy Acuff of Clovis was growing up, she remembers there was always a trunk in the back of her grandmother's closet in Portales - a trunk that she, her siblings, and their cousins were taught to never touch or talk about. The trunk contained the belongings left behind when Homer Mitchell left Portales in 1943 to join the United States Army. Mitchell - who was Acuff's uncle and the son of Gussie and Roy Mitchell of Portales - was killed in action in Pachten Forest near...

  • Area events - April 21

    Updated Apr 20, 2024

    Today *ENMU Department of Theatre and Digital Filmmaking presents the comedy “Dearly Departed” –2 p.m., Studio Theatre, University Theatre Center, ENMU, Portales. Off-Broadway comedy written by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones; directed by Leonard Madrid. General admission $10, senior citizens (60 and up) $7; active-duty military $7; free to ENMU students with valid ID. Purchase in advance at www.enmu.edu/theatrelive or at the door. Information: 575-562-2711 *At the Movies with the Clovis Community Band – 3 p.m., Town Hall, C...

  • Cats place fifth in Lovington Invite

    the Staff of The News|Updated Apr 20, 2024

    LOVINGTON – Clovis High’s boys had four scores in the 80s on Thursday en route to a fifth-place finish in the Lovington Invite golf tournament. Lovington shot 321 and edged Artesia by two strokes for team honors. Carlsbad was third at 341, followed by New Mexico Military 344, CHS 348 and Hobbs 350. Senior Jett Stone led the Wildcats at 44-41 – 85, followed by senior Jacob Rowley 44-43 – 87 and sophomore Gavin Anderon at 45-42 – 87, freshman Jakob Stone 47-42 – 89 and eighth-grader Zak Spearman 49-45 – 94. Clovis Christ...

  • Lady Cats finish third in Goddard meet

    the Staff of The News|Updated Apr 13, 2024

    ROSWELL – Clovis High’s girls outlasted Artesia to take third place in the seven-team Roswell Goddard Invite on Thursday, played at Spring River Golf Course. Sophomore Kylie Sprinkle led the Lady Wildcats, shooting 48-45 – 93, followed by junior Kayleigh Maldonado 49-47 – 96, senior Emilee Spears 53-54 – 107 and junior Jordan Archuleta 61-58 – 119. Lovington took team honors at 370, followed by Goddard 386, CHS 415, Artesia 420, Hobbs 531, Portales 444 and Gateway Christian 473. Individual medalist honors went to Lovington’s...

  • ENMU's Marr earns women's all-around honors at WTC

    the Staff of The News|Updated Apr 9, 2024

    SNYDER, Texas – Eastern New Mexico University’s women finished sixth while the men were 10th in the Western Texas College rodeo. Junior Shacie Marr earned all-around honors on the women’s side, taking fifth after a 7.1-second run in Saturday’s short go while partnering with junior Justin McCormick in team roping to claim fifth place in the short go. She just missed making it to the finals in barrel racing, her time of 14.15 coming up .04 seconds short of qualifying. For the men, junior Blasé Steffen partnered with Ranger’s...

  • Portales, Elida students named Daniels Scholars

    Grant McGee|Updated Apr 9, 2024

    Two High School seniors from Portales and Elida are among 23 New Mexico high school seniors named Daniels Scholars. Kaylynn Belew who attends Portales High School and Jeremiah Woodruff who goes to Elida High have secured up to $100,000 in college funding toward an undergraduate degree. Belew is one of Portales High School’s senior students. Belew has been taking courses at Eastern New Mexico University according to her aunt, Woody Rebrovich. She is expected to graduate with honors from PHS. Belew plans to attend Angelo State...

  • Cats, Lady Cats end in third-place ties at Roswell

    the Staff of The News|Updated Apr 6, 2024

    ROSWELL – Senior Jett Stone shared medalist honors with a round of three-over-par 39-36 – 75 on Tuesday, helping Clovis High’s boys to a share of third place with New Mexico Military at 339 in Roswell High’s seven-team Coyote Classic golf tournament, played at NMMI’s course. Meantime, sophomore Kylie Sprinkle was fourth overall at 47-41 – 88, helping the Lady Wildcats tie for third with Hobbs at 417. Stone shared first place with Gateway Christian’s Troy Oswald. Artesia won the boys’ division at 319, followed by Roswell Godda...

  • Clovis High School student Daniels Scholar

    the Staff of The News|Updated Apr 6, 2024

    A Clovis High School senior is one of 23 New Mexico high school seniors to be named a Daniels Scholar. According to a news release from Clovis Municipal Schools, Rebekah Warren was awarded up to $100,000 in college funding toward an undergraduate degree. Warren is one of CHS’s Early College High School students. With that designation she is on track to graduate from Clovis Community College with an Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal and an Associate of General Studies according to the release. Warren is expected to grad...

  • Pages past, March 31: Weather prediction proves true

    David Stevens, The Staff of The News|Updated Mar 30, 2024

    On this date ... 1946: Harold “Skinny” Holland had purchased Jack’s Body Works from Jack Calkins. The Clovis auto body shop was located at 512 W. Seventh St. ‘“Skinny,’ as he is known to the people in this area, is considered one of the most skilled and proficient men of his trade,” The Clovis News-Journal reported. 1949: Cricket Coogler, an 18-year-old Las Cruces waitress, went missing. She was later found dead, raped and run over by a car. Pittsburgh Steelers football player...

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