ENMU to host 7-on-7 competition

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com PORTALES — Teams participating in Eastern New Mexico University’s 7-on-7 football camp today won’t necessarily be working on what they’ll do when the season rolls around. It does, however, help get them in the football mindset. About 30 teams will take part in the all-passing event today at the […]

N.M. Fishing Report — July 17

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.   Northeast Charette Lakes: Fishing was good using […]

High Plains Junior Rodeo finals begin

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Shad Mayfield of Clovis ropes his calf Thursday in the ribbon Roping event of the HPJRA at the Curry County Events Center. Mayfield posted a time of 8.02.

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com It was a quiet night at the Curry County Events Center, unlike the morning that preceded it and the nights that are about to follow. But some noise was worth tolerating. “I figure you don’t want to turn off the air conditioning,” Todd Handley said, “so I’ll just use […]

Area pair hoping for short round at high school finals

Staff report ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — The first round of the National High School Finals Rodeo was completed Wednesday morning in Rock Springs, with a pair of eastern New Mexico competitors have positioning themselves for a chance to advance to Saturday’s short round. Dora senior Joshua Walker posted a time of 9.44 seconds in calf […]

CHS boys soccer team busy in July

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Hector Mellecio splits the defense of Joe Romero, left, and Isac Maes during a pickup soccer game on Tuesday at Yucca Middle School. The players had a pickup-game of 3-on-3 with no goalies and youth nets prior to scrimmages later in the evening.

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com The field at Yucca Middle School is green, the kind of green that means either a healthy rain or an astronomical water bill. Flip-flops and casual shoes are traded for cleats, as dozens of Clovis Wildcats hopefuls take the pitch twice a week. Tuesday night was league play night, […]

Lady Cats’ Jones commits to ACU

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Clovis High senior-to-be Shelby Jones this week committed verbally to play college basketball at Abilene Christian. Jones, a key member of CHS’ 2013 Class 5A state championship squad, averaged 10 points and seven rebounds last season as the Lady Wildcats posted a 29-1 record.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Two of the top returning players on the Clovis High girls basketball team now know where they’ll be playing in college. Senior-to-be post Shelby Jones made a verbal commitment to Division I Abilene Christian this week, joining classmate Danni Williams, who earlier this summer committed to Texas A&M. Players […]

ENMU’s Buurma recognized

Staff report Eastern New Mexico University quarterback Jeremy Buurma is one of 182 college football players nominated for the 1014 Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works team. Buurma, a Las Cruces High graduate who will be a redshirt junior in the fall, was recognized for community service accomplishments including organizing and instructing a four-week […]

High Plains Junior Rodeo begins Tuesday

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Cy Frizzell of Muleshoe competes in the chute dogging competition during last year’s High Plains Junior Rodeo Finals. Frizzell is ranked first in the event entering this week’s finals, and has a large lead in the all-around race in the boys 13-15 division.

Staff report The High Plains Junior Rodeo is four decades into rodeo for youth. Or, as the organization bills it in the newsletter, “40 Years of Awesome.” Here are five things to know about this week’s High Plains Junior Rodeo Finals, which begins 5 p.m. Tuesday with slack. All events are at the Curry County […]

Area rodeo athletes prep for nationals

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com Both Hunter Haley and Joshua Walker will have experience on their side this week in Rock Springs, Wyoming.  But both recent high school graduates and High School National Finals Rodeo veterans know it simply comes down to who makes the best runs in the big crowd. Haley, a graduate […]

ENMU offers high school volleyball camp

Eastern New Mexico University is holding a volleyball camp for players entering grades 9-12. The camp runs 8:30 a.m.-noon Monday through Friday at Greyhound Arena. Instruction will be done by ENMU volleyball coaching staff and players. Registration is $60, with the fees covering lunch and a camp T-shirt, with registration 8 a.m. Monday. Information: 791-3991.