Lil Custom tourney set this weekend

By Dave Wagner Youth softball teams from eastern New Mexico and the Amarillo area will gather this weekend for the ninth annual Lil Custom tournament at Guy Leeder Complex. Tournament director Roger Jackson expects around 46 boys and girls teams to participate in 10 divisions, ranging from 8-and-under to 16-and-under. Play will begin around 8 […]

Fighters fill Golden Gloves cards despite weather

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Gabino Armijo looks for an opening in the first round of his fight with Albuqerque’s Isaac Bautista in Friday’s 141-pound bout at the Golden Gloves state tournament at the Roy Walker Community Center. Armijo won in a decision. By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent Weather was naturally a concern as boxers […]

Custom Classic tournament will have field of 118 teams

CNJ staff The 25th Plateau Wireless Custom Classic slow-pitch softball tournament begins a three-day run at Guy Leeder Complex tonight, with 118 teams scheduled to participate in five divisions. Tournament co-ordinator Roger Jackson said that as the event has grown, it has not lacked for teams. “Over the years, we’ve had as high as 130 […]

Custom Classic draws 50 teams

CNJ staff The sixth annual Lil Custom youth softball tournament is slated for this weekend at Guy Leeder Complex, with 50 teams in 10 divisions scheduled to compete. Play begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, with the final games scheduled for 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tournament co-director Roger Jackson said the field is considerably larger than […]

Local teams capture USSSA youth crowns

CNJ staff HOBBS — Eleven Clovis youth slow-pitch softball teams played in a USSSA national competition over the weekend. A total of 34 girls teams in five age divisions and eight boys squads — five from Clovis — in a 14-and-under division participated in the event. In addition to New Mexico, there were teams from […]

Custom Classic cranking up again

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Rebels shortstop Chad Davis leaps for a liner during last year’s annual Custom Classic softball tournament at Guy Leeder Softball Complex. CNJ file photo. By Eric Butler, CNJ Correspondent After sweeping through the recreation division undefeated in last year’s Custom Classic, members of the Clovis X-Treme women’s softball team thought maybe a step up in […]