Friday morning briefing: Weather and phony baseball stories

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Friday briefing. Weather Right off the top today because of the storm: Winter Storm Warning in effect until 11 a.m. Today — Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. Slight chance of snow showers. Highs in the lower to mid 30s. Northwest […]

Thursday morning briefing: An eye for local baseball and free eBooks

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday briefing. The old ball game The Clovis Baseball Umpires Group needs help to umpire local high school baseball.

Youth baseball groups at odds

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson The Clovis Little League organizations, right, and the Clovis Baseball Association had signups on Saturday at the Master’s Center. The Clovis Baseball Association hopes to increase participation through United States Specialty Sports Association affiliation. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer While it’s not exactly a “basebrawl,” a difference of opinion […]

Competitive equals

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Cannon softball left fielder Desiree Cannon softball left fielder Desiree Anderson put her full force into the ball Saturday during the fourth inning of the team’s game against Coronitas Mas Fina at Bob Spencer Field. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico All sports have a high level of competitive play […]

Lone Star Conference baseball, softball update

CNJ staff Baseball standings(Regular-season final)

ENMU baseball capsule

CNJ staff West Texas A&M at ENMU When: Lone Star Conference doubleheaders at 4 p.m. today and 1 p.m. Saturday Where: Greyhound Field, Portales Records: West Texas A&M 19-30 (12-26 LSC), ENMU 25-25 (20-20). Radio: KSEL-AM 1450 for all four games. Last meeting: ENMU swept a four-game series from the Buffaloes at Canyon, Texas, to […]

Weekly LSC baseball, softball update

CNJ staff Baseball standingsAll times MDT

First person: Baseball mom takes in games from the concession stand

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Tonya Flores spends a large portion of her time watching her three sons play sports. Tonya Flores, 36, has spent the whole baseball season in the concession stand at Bell Park Field, watching what she can of her son Sebastian Flores’

Weekly LSC spring sports update

CNJ staff Baseball standings All times MDT

Weekly LSC baseball update

CNJ staff StandingsAll times MDTSouth Division

Hounds picked for eighth in LSC baseball

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team was picked for eighth place in the 12-team Lone Star Conference’s preseason poll, released Thursday by the LSC office. Defending champion Abilene Christian, which went 44-17 overall and 35-7 in the LSC, was favored to repeat its title. The Wildcats drew 19 of 28 […]

The Kid victim of steroids era

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico The Kid could do no wrong. For baseball fans who grew up in the 1990s, Ken Griffey Jr. was the best baseball player in the world. He homered in his first major league at-bat, and followed with numbers so prolific you wondered when, not if, he’d pass Babe Ruth […]

In tribute: Athlete strived for perfection

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Courtesy photo Cecil Davis, a 1950 graduate of Clovis High School, went on to play baseball and basketball at Wayland Baptist University and professional baseball in the Detroit Tiger and Cincinnati Reds organizations. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Clovis native Cecil Davis aimed for perfection in every sport he played and every job he […]

ENMU baseball field growing

Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball field is growing.

Dora native Hays leaves coaching behind

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer A college baseball coaching legend who grew up on the dusty plains of Roosevelt County is ending his 38-year career in Lubbock. Larry Hays is the fourth winningest coach in NCAA baseball history with a career record of 1,509-860 after 16 years coaching Lubbock Christian and 22 years as […]

Mule baseball trivia

Major League Baseball’s first pitch of the 2008 regular season is less than a week away.

Congress strikes out on Clemens

Freedom New Mexico Did Roger Clemens use steroids or human-growth hormone? We don’t know and won’t speculate. But after watching the four-hour, three-ring circus put on by the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, we’re beginning to develop more pressing concerns. Among them: • Why is a government reform and oversight committee focused […]

Hounds set to ride top hitters

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh figures if the top five hitters in his batting order are successful, a lot of things could fall into place for the Greyhounds. ENMU opens its 2008 season Friday and Saturday with four games in the UT-Permian Basin Classic. […]

MLB head’s bad plays go unnoticed

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Imagine you’re the boss of one of America’s most public companies, with a payroll in the billions going to roughly 1,200 employees. Now imagine your most productive employees are suspected to be illegal drug users. And you’ve got to go to Washington, D.C. to talk about what’s going wrong […]

Fenced-in field

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Tony Bullocks Clovis High School baseball Coach Shane Shallenberger tightens a bolt on the new fence being installed at Bell Park Wednesday morning.