In tribute: Radio announcer made fast friends

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By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer He was the voice of Wildcats, Bulldogs, Dillas and Gorillas, but Joe Frank Wheeler never hesitated to shout out Clovis as his hometown. The longtime sports announcer died Monday of a heart attack while setting up for a broadcast of the Amarillo Dillas baseball game against the Rio Grande […]

McMann gets first hit

CNJ STAFF ALEXANDRIA, La. — Former Eastern New Mexico University catcher Dallas McMann collected his first professional hit Tuesday night with a two-run double in the seventh inning as the Class A Amarillo Dillas defeated Alexandria 10-1 for a split of their Central Baseball League doubleheader. McMann, who signed last week with the Dillas, was […]

Dillas sign ENMU’s McMann

By Dave Wagner After a record-setting four-year career at Eastern New Mexico University, Dallas McMann is getting his feet wet in professional baseball this summer with his hometown Amarillo Dillas. McMann signed a contract with the Class A Dillas last week as a backup catcher. He dressed for a home game Thursday night, then left […]

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 […]