Day trip: Palo Duro Canyon State Park

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Palo Duro Canyon State Park is located at 11450 Park Road 5 in Canyon. Palo Duro Canyon State Park • Location: 11450 Park Road 5, Canyon • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Hiking, road biking, mountain biking, camping, picnicking, wildlife and wildflower viewing, backpacking, horseback riding and park-provided educational programs and hikes. […]

CHS SOFTBALL: Lady Coyotes romp to invitational title

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer In frigid temperatures that forced both teams to wear sweatshirts for warmth, Roswell High used a five-run second inning to blitz Clovis for an eventual 11-1 victory in six innings in the Clovis Invitational championship game on Saturday night at Lady Wildcat Complex. Lady Coyotes pitcher Raquel Grajeda went […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Cats look to shake setback

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer What happened: Clovis, after leading 20-12 going into halftime Saturday at Dick Bivins Stadium, was outscored 26-6 in the second half and overtime by Palo Duro en route to a 32-26 loss. Why it happened: The Dons blocked a punt, an extra-point kick and also recovered a muffed punt […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Palo Duro deals Cats OT loss

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Clovis High strong safety Kolt Merren, left, reaches for Palo Duro quarterback Skye Gonzales after he was flushed out of the pocket during Saturday’s game at Dick Bivins Stadium in Amarillo. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer AMARILLO — It was supposed to be a matchup of Clovis’ secondary and […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Clovis faces spread offense

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The Clovis defense gangs up to La Cueva’s Richard Bohlken (28) in the Wildcats’ 31-13 win on Sept. 8 at Leon Williams Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Senior Cobey Isbell said he’s just trying to fit in. Expected to contribute for the Clovis Wildcats mostly on special teams, […]

Day trips: Canyon close to home

Making it to the Grand Canyon from Portales within a few hours isn’t a feasible task. However, if that is what you’re seeking and only have a day to devote to travel, the Palo Duro Canyon State Park is a closer option. According to their Web site, the Palo Duro Canyon is often compared to […]

Prep baseball: Cats advance to championship

CNJ staff Two games, two easy wins. The Clovis baseball team advanced to the championship game of the season-opening Clovis Invitational on Friday with a 15-0 win over Santa Fe at Bell Park. The Wildcats opened the season with a 16-0 win over Fabens, Texas, in the first round game. Clovis sophomore Jonathan Sisneros went […]

Hallowed ground found by hiking

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist In the early afternoon, the temperature is still climbing. It is easy to see that it would reach 100 degrees, if that hadn’t happened already. With plenty of water, we set off along a trail that winds up a ridge for about the first quarter of a mile. We are […]

CHS tennis results

CNJ STAFF Snowman Invitational Friday, Saturday At Dumas, Texas Clovis results Boys singles Jared Cole (2-2, 6th place): W Taylor Elzner (White Deer) 7-5, 6-0; L Justin Bonner (Dumas) 6-0, 6-0; W Zach Ormsby (Borger) 6-4, 6-1; L Chase Thornberry (Clarendon) 6-4, 6-0. Jay Cole (1-3, 14th place): L B.J. Luangpraseuth (Palo Duro), score n/a; […]