Clovis players help team reach ‘Mack’ regional

CNJ STAFF The Albuquerque Cubs, featuring three Clovis High players, captured the state Connie Mack (18-and-under) baseball tournament last weekend in Albuquerque and are in Houston for a five-day, double-elimination regional tournament. The Cubs open the double-elimination tournament at 8 p.m. today (CDT) against the Houston Heat, with the game to be played at the […]

Baseball lifts the spirits

By Clyde Davis The atmosphere cannot be described in terms that are limited to one sense — it involves all five, plus those intangible somethings that we call sixth sense. The aroma of hot dogs, mustard, popcorn; the corny songs and cheers playing over the loudspeaker system; the warm evening breeze,the lit-up, colorful figures throwing, […]

Clovis grad at home on Dillas’ bench

By Eric Butler John Harris has spent much of his life traveling around the country as either a baseball player or manager. The former Clovis High baseball standout hopes this spring and summer he can cut down on the days spent away from home as the new manager of the Amarillo Dillas. A long-time Amarillo […]

March trip leads to April playoffs

By Rick White The trip spanned eight days and nearly 2,000 miles. Losing made it seem even longer. Part adventure and part misadventure, the Clovis Wildcats suffered five of the nine losses this season during a March road trip that included a three-day tournament in Albuquerque and a four-game swing through Arizona. Clovis coach Shane […]

Pitcher delivers art

By Eric Butler Brian Cronk is a former minor league baseball player in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. But he’s also an artist — and we’re not talking about the walks he’s drawn on the diamond. Blank sheets of paper in Cronk’s hands often turn into sketches. Most are composites of already existing characters, but with […]

Vaughan helps improve Wolverines

By Kevin Wilson TEXICO — Buddy Vaughan’s backyard is certainly not a cornfield in Iowa. But thanks to his frustrations and adaptations six years ago, it’s become a field of dreams for Texico High School baseball. In the late 1990s, Vaughan was a Little League coach in Clovis. The problem wasn’t his players, but instead […]