Festivities involve more than fireworks

By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer This year’s Smoke on the Water Fourth of July celebration at Greene Acres Park will be the biggest held, according to Jenni Gee of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce. While previous celebrations included fireworks displays, this year’s will also include live music and a boat race. “Everybody’s so […]

Gee getting shot in independent league

CNJ staff After a year away from the game, Clovis High and Eastern New Mexico University grad Justin Gee is trying to restart his baseball career. Gee signed to play for the Texas Heat, an independent league team in Addison, Texas, near Fort Worth. In its first year, Continental Baseball League will have four teams, […]

‘Believe in Me’ tickets selling fast

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CNJ staff More than half of the VIP tickets for the sneak preview of “Believe in Me” have been sold, according to Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce spokesperson Jenni Gee. “As of 2:11 p.m. (Monday),” Gee said, “we have sold 393 tickets out of the 600 available.” The tickets, which went on sale at 8 […]

Local merchants aim to sweeten holiday shopping

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Curry County retailers are enticing shoppers with discounts and extended hours. “Shop Clovis,” a five-week promotion sponsored by the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, will stretch through Dec. 17. According to chamber representative Jenni Gee, the event was initiated to encourage residents to “stay in Clovis to shop” for […]

Williams-Gee Wedding

Jenni Williams and Justin Gee, both of Clovis, were joined in marriage June 3 at the bride’s grandfather’s home in Alto. Judge Martha Proctor performed the garden ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Rod and Tana Williams of Clovis. She is the granddaughter of Bobby and Donna Jean Johnson of Clovis and the late […]

Redmen hold on for split with Hounds

CNJ staff TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Junior second baseman Mike McDuffie’s second home run of the game, a two-run shot in the sixth, put Eastern New Mexico University ahead for good and the Greyhounds went on to beat Northeastern State 12-9 on Friday in the first game of a Lone Star Conference baseball crossover doubleheader. Northeastern […]

Hounds edge Colorado Mines in ninth, take series

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh got what he was hoping for in the Greyhounds’ four-game set against Colorado School of Mines — a series victory. Senior right fielder Justin Gee hit a go-ahead, two-run triple in the seventh, then beat out a fielder’s choice with two out in […]

Hounds sweep in baseball opener

CNJ staff ALPINE, Texas — Hitting in the cleanup spot for the first time as a collegian, Eastern New Mexico University senior Justin Gee made a spectacular debut Friday afternoon. The Greyhounds loaded the bases on a single and two walks, and Gee followed with a grand slam home run, highlighting a seven-run first as […]

Greyhound baseball dealing with losses, hoping to top .500

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Freshman catcher Paden Vendrely takes throws in the dirt from redshirt Tyler Rutherford during Tuesday’s Greyhound baseball practice. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Last spring, a doubleheader loss at fifth-ranked Abilene Christian on the final day of the season prevented Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team from posting […]

Hounds win tight series from Tarleton

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Brian Green slides in for a triple as Tarleton State third baseman Chad Nixon is late on the tag in the first game of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division doubleheader at Greyhound Field. Photo by Kevin Wilson By Dave Wagner PORTALES — If he didn’t already know it, Eastern New Mexico University’s Trevor Davis […]

Hounds win with small-ball

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University used small-ball to build a 5-0 lead and the Greyhounds went on to beat Wayland Baptist 6-3 Tuesday night in a non-conference baseball matchup. The Hounds (19-20) parlayed 11 singles, a double and five stolen bases into their six runs while four pitchers managed to hold […]

Senior righty helps Hounds gain split

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh plans to use senior right-hander Trevor Davis whenever needed this season — as a starter or in relief. After Colorado School of Mines blanked Eastern 9-0 in the opener of Sunday’s doubleheader at Greyhound Field, Davis assumed quick control of […]

Victim only visiting, deputies say

By Darrell Todd Maurina A city resident told police he was visiting a friend when he was shot last week in South Clovis, according to Curry County Undersheriff Roger Bowman. Curry County deputies found Phillip Gee, 41, shot outside the mobile home of Larry Gomez, 45, on the 100 block of Mississippi on the evening […]

Shooting probe continues

CNJ Staff The Curry County Sheriff’s office has no new leads in connection with Friday’s shooting south of Clovis that hospitalized two men, including one in critical condition, according to Undersheriff Doug Bowman. A spokesperson for University Medical Center in Lubbock said Tuesday evening that Larry Gomez, 45, is still in critical condition with gunshot […]

2 injured in shooting; police seeking suspects

By Darrell Todd Maurina One Clovis man is in critical condition and another remains hospitalized following a shooting Friday night south of Clovis. The Curry County Sheriff’s Office said they have not located any witnesses to the shooting and did not have a motive. Larry Gomez, 45, and Phillip Gee, 41, were both shot about […]

Clovis players help team reach ‘Mack’ regional

CNJ STAFF The Albuquerque Cubs, featuring three Clovis High players, captured the state Connie Mack (18-and-under) baseball tournament last weekend in Albuquerque and are in Houston for a five-day, double-elimination regional tournament. The Cubs open the double-elimination tournament at 8 p.m. today (CDT) against the Houston Heat, with the game to be played at the […]