Baseball ’roids report may demoralize unfairly

The release of a report by former Democratic Sen. George Mitchell on the use in Major League Baseball of anabolic steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs certainly received plenty of attention. Although the Mitchell investigation was conducted without benefit of subpoenas, cross-examination, any interaction between accuser and accused or sworn testimony, all the named players are […]

Dec. 16, 1957

An 18-year-old Clovis boy suffered minor injuries when the car he was driving crashed through a backstop at the baseball diamond at Main and Yucca streets. … Members of the Clovis First Presbyterian Church celebrated 50 years of Presbyterianism with special services. … The special at Foxy Drive In was “fox legs in a basket” […]

Generosity makes Rockies top pick

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer With Tom Brady throwing touchdown after touchdown for my fantasy football team and Kevin Garnett lacing them up for the Boston Celtics, I’m really happy with the way Boston sports are going. However, I can’t go for baseball’s Boston participant. Nothing against the Red Sox, but I’m rooting for […]

Sept. 29, 1914

The Clovis Journal reported Cash Ramey was elected as mayor, winning by 64 votes. … The Clovis baseball team won 16-8 in a game against Grady. … J.M. Hook cleaned watches for $1, claimed a Clovis Journal advertisement.

Brothers earned spots in baseball’s history

By Don McAlvy: Columnist Five years ago I wrote a column about the Pioneer Baseball team in Clovis. You might remember that I called it the semi-professional baseball team. Did I ever get into trouble. You don’t want to mess with professional sports and fans of professional sports. Morning after the column ran I got […]

Aug. 17, 1920

The Clovis News reported that four new rural Curry County school buildings would be completed in time for the opening of school in the fall. … The Clovis school board had an advertisement asking for area residents to provide room and board for city school teachers arriving in town. … The Clovis Elks baseball team […]

Bonds breaks HR record

The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO – Barry Bonds hit No. 756 to the deepest part of the ballpark Tuesday night, and hammered home the point: Like him or not, legitimate or not, he is baseball’s new home run king. Bonds broke Hank Aaron’s storied record in the fifth inning, hitting a 3-2 pitch from Washington’s […]

Brothers plus one make up baseball team

By Don McAlvy: Columnist One of the most forgotten baseball teams in Curry County was the team made up of 11 brothers and one neighbor boy. How often is a baseball team made up of nearly one family? Rarely. This is a partial story of that team. “My folks, John and Lola Northcutt, were married […]

Aug. 3, 1956

The Clovis News-Journal reported that a rainbow forming a perfect circle around the sun was visible for several minutes around 11:30 a.m. … The El Paso Texans handed the Clovis Pioneers’ baseball team its fifth straight loss by a score of 13-6. … Clovis TV Service, located at 1005 Main, claimed to offer the latest […]

Unlearned lesson biggest tragedy of all

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers When tragedy comes along, it serves nobody well unless a valuable lesson is taught. If that’s the case, it’s tough to admit what’s become of the car crash that killed St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Josh Hancock. Hancock was killed the morning of April 29 when he left a sports bar […]

Cats begin summer baseball slate

CNJ staff The Clovis High baseball team begins its month-long summer season today with a 4 p.m. West Texas Baseball League doubleheader against Shallowater at Bell Park. The Wildcats host the eight-team Clovis Invitational on Friday and Saturday, then settles into a Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday routine which runs through June 30. CHS coach Shane Shallenberger said his […]

CHS BASEBALL: Eagles sweep Cats

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Hobbs shortstop Kyle Cranfill forces Clovis High’s Cade Wheeler at second and throws to first to complete a double play during Tuesday’s District 4-5A doubleheade at Bell Park. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer At times Tuesday, Clovis’ pitching was good enough to be competitive. The Wildcats simply couldn’t overcome […]

School lockdown ends quickly

By Marlena Hartz and Sharna Johnson A lockdown at Clovis High School was removed around 2 p.m. Friday after officials discovered a suspicious teen reported to police was only a student preparing for after-school baseball practice. “It turned out it was a baseball player,” Clovis Police Lt. Jim Schoeffel said. “Baseball bat; baseball season. … […]

CHS BASEBALL: Cats begin district play against Carlsbad

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Clovis High’s Omar Sosa, left, tries to complete a double play after forcing Levelland’s Jonathon Movin at second in a game earlier this season at Bell Park. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High baseball coach Shane Shallenberger knows the Wildcats have their work cut out trying to chase […]

Baseball, softball get started

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Clovis High’s Jarod Kiser throws the ball across the diamond during the Wildcats’ practice on Tuesday at Bell Park. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The snowstorm that passed through the area a couple of weeks ago left Clovis High’s baseball and softball teams wondering just when they would get […]

Feb. 4, 1923

Dorothy Tracy, De Aun Sammons and Fay Brandon were among students voted “favorite girl” in classes at Clovis High. … A professional baseball league was formed in Plainview, Texas, and Clovis was recommended as the site for one of the teams, along with Roswell, Lubbock, Amarillo, Plainview and Slaton, Texas. … J.S. Stockton, who lived […]

Hounds picked fifth in LSC South baseball

RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University was pegged for fifth place this season in the six-team Lone Star Conference South Division baseball poll, released on Tuesday by the conference office. Abilene Christian, ranked 17th in Collegiate Baseball NCAA Division II preseason poll, received nine of 14 first-place votes and 79 points to edge out […]

Major League pitcher shares Christian testimony

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Cincinnati Reds pitcher Brandon Claussen spoke to about 200 Fellowship of Christian Athlete students Monday at Rock Staubus Gym. Claussen was drafted by the Yankees and later traded to the Reds. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The sea of fans was so dense it eclipsed all 6 feet, 1 inch […]

State calls strike on city

By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer More than $150,000 in legislative funds is being withheld from the city of Clovis because the state has determined the funds would be misused if they paid for construction at a Clovis baseball field. The New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration has determined Clovis cannot be reimbursed […]

Ingenuity, intelligence no match for wisdom

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Just for fun I bid on some old school lunch boxes on eBay. Years ago Annie, John Scott and Buffy ate lunch everyday at school with Charlie’s Angels, The Dukes of Hazard and Holly Hobby. So I thought I would put in a bid for each one on eBay. Was […]