Wildcat football reserved tickets available Monday

Monday is the first day for renewal of Clovis High School football reserved seat season tickets. Previous holders of the seats have until Aug. 18 to renew their seats or contact the office to relinquish them. After that point, remaining tickets will be available to the public. The price for the tickets, which includes admission […]

New Mexico fishing report — July 10

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 fair to […]

N.M. fishing report — July 3

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 fair to […]

Little League all-star tournaments — July 3

District 3 Double elimination 9-10 year-old division Monday Game 1: Clovis Zia 14, Quay 4, 4 innings Tuesday Game 2: Clovis Zia 11, Roosevelt County 8 Wednesday Game  3: Roosevelt County 19, Quay County 9, 4 innings Thursday Game 4: Roosevelt County at Clovis Zia, 7 p.m. 10-11 year-old division Monday Game 1: Roosevelt County 11, […]

Custom Classic results

31st annual Custom Classic softball tournament Friday-Sunday Guy Leader Softball Complex Double-elimination Men’s Class C Team W-L FTP/D2E Sports 4-0 The Gentlemen/El Grande Softball 3-2 Cheba Hut/Miken 3-2 WTX-Fury 3-2 Dirty South 2-2 Drama/FTP Empire 1-2 No Skilz 1-2 Throwbacks Sports Bar 1-2 Get Smoked 0-2 Evolution 0-2 Championship Game FTP/D2E Sports 21, The Gentlemen/El Grande […]

Crockett: Challenge accepted

Jaye Crockett talks about the importance of controlling the basketball during a drill at the Jaye Rock Athletics basketball camp Saturday morning at Rock Staubus Gymnasium.

By Kevin Wilson STAFF WRITER kwilson@cnjonline.com Jaye Crockett watched just enough of the NBA Draft to know he didn’t want to watch the rest. The Clovis native and Texas Tech standout said it bugged him to watch players he felt he was better than getting picked. But professional basketball is still his goal, no matter […]

New Mexico all-stars win in rout

Staff photos: Joshua Lucero
Kendale Parker of Clovis takes the play out of bounds before he could be tackled in the first half.

By Kevin Wilson STAFF WRITER kwilson@cnjonline.com Through a hot afternoon at Leon Williams Stadium, fans and players searched for cloud cover and shade, while the Southwest American Football League searched for points. All parties involved came up empty. The Battle of the Border All-Star Game quickly turned into a blowout, and the New Mexico Premier […]

Elk license sale coming

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will begin selling more than 2,000 youth antlerless elk licenses online beginning 10 a.m. Wednesday. Licenses will be sold online only, and purchase requires an online license system account at wildlife.state.nm.us. The sale of 540 licenses for hunters using muzzleloaders or bows and nearly 1,500 licenses for […]

One down, 202 to go

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Cleats and Cleavage starter Mirna Valdez cheers on teammates as they run for home plate during Cleats and Cleavage’s game against the Scorpions Friday night at Guy Leeder Softball Complex

By Kevin Wilson kwilson@cnjonline.com There’s no shortage of softball in Clovis, and there’s no shortage of tournaments during the summer at Guy Leeder Softball Complex. But Friday marked the opening of the city and center’s showcase, the Custom Classic. In its 31st year, the tournament annually draws more than 100 slow-pitch teams of all ages […]

Saturday all-star game features nine Curry County Cats

By Kevin Wilson STAFF WRITER kwilson@cnjonline.com Leon Williams Stadium has always felt like a second home to Clovis’ Phillip Williams, even if he plays a little loose with its first name. “It’s Phil Williams Stadium in my mind,” Williams joked, while quickly backtracking to note the longtime radio broadcaster and school board member deserves top […]

Clovis Softball Association standings

Wednesday Night Summer League Gold Division W-L Get Smoked 2-0 FTG Mo Mobbin 2-0 No Skillz 1-1 No Skittlez 0- 1 Gil’s Knights 0- 1 Undertakers 0-2 Silver Division W-L DOOD 1-0 H.H.H 1-0 Purple Haze 1-0 Q-Bo 1-0 Mayhem 1-0 Tequileros 1-0 D.L. Pipe & Supply 0-1 Blue Thunder 0-1 Debo Gear Softball 0-1 […]

N.M. Fishing Report — June 26

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: We had no reports […]

Lacing up the gloves

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Jesus Varela, 16, works on his defense during a “shadow boxing” drill Wednesday at Roy Walker Recreation Center. Varela is scheduled to for his fourth fight Saturday.

By Kevin Wilson STAFF WRITER kwilson@cnjonline.com The bell is set to go off Saturday afternoon at Roy Walker, with Nexstar Boxing stepping into the ring. About four or five fighters from Clovis will be part of a 21-fight exhibition Saturday afternoon at Roy Walker Recreation Center starting at 2 p.m. with estimates of three hours […]

Crockett camp slated for Saturday

Staff report Former Clovis HIgh and Texas Tech standout Jaye Crockett will conduct a Jaye Rock Athletics basketball camp on Saturday at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. The camp will feature a pair of two-hour sessions. The first is for children ages 7-11 from 8-10 a.m., and the second is for children 12-18 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. […]

Custom Classic set for this weekend

Staff report More than 100 teams are slated to participate in this weekend’s 31st annual Plateau Custom Classic at Guy Leeder Complex. Tournament director Roger Jackson said that while the field is limited to 115 teams, it appeared as of Monday that the final tally will be just short of that. Five divisions will be […]

Hounds eye another title run

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Jeremy Buurma won’t admit he was surprised by Eastern New Mexico University’s Lone Star Conference football co-championship last fall. That’s not to say he doesn’t understand others’ shock. “(The season) turned out a lot better than a lot of people thought, maybe even to some of our own players,” […]

Cruce hopes to build with veteran team

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Clovis catcher Derik Kuykendall takes a ball off his facemask during Saturday’s game against Lubbock Monterey at Bell Park.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com After spending 15 years on the Texas side of the state line, Richard Cruce is ready to come back to Clovis and do what he enjoys. Cruce, a 1997 Clovis High grad, was recently named the Wildcats’ baseball coach for next season and he’s looking forward to the challenge. […]

Segelke, Medlin win CNFR titles

Staff report CASPER, Wyo. — Eastern New Mexico University didn’t get the College National Finals Rodeo women’s team title it was hoping for, but ENMU did claim a couple of national champions in Saturday’s short go. Senior Logan Medlin and partner Billy Bob Brown of Tarleton State successfully defended their title of a year ago […]

Spikeball showcase set for Saturday

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By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com The Clovis Spikeball Showcase, set for Saturday morning at Hillcrest Park, is billed as an introductory event to show residents the  sport, which was actually invented in 1989 but experienced a resurgence early this decade. Harding Brumby and Darrian Whiting, two local Spikeball players, showed us some basics about […]

Medlin has shot at repeat CNFR title

Staff report CASPER, Wyo. — Eastern New Mexico University’s Logan Medlin and partner Billy Bob Brown of Tarleton State are positioned for a possible repeat title in team roping in tonight’s short go of the College National Finals Rodeo. ENMU junior Hayden Segelke is also looking for a title in goat tying. ENMU will have […]