Grant McGee: House guests always welcome to pitch in

A lady came by the bicycle shop the other day. She was there to pick up a grandkid’s bike. After we settled up we had a chance to sit and visit. She got to talking about a bunch of relatives coming to town for a family get-together. “A lot of them are staying at my […]

Clovis tykes pitch in for tornado relief effort

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Clovis residents, clockwise from top left, Landon Mihalik, , Zachary Mihalik, Tyler Mihalik, and Isaac Forsyth will be running a lemonade stand today to raise money for families affected by a tornado that hit Joplin, Mo. Liliana Castillo While listening to his mother talk about a family they knew who […]

Family: Hosting player like having another kid at home

Kevin Wilson With just a home field and a manager, and no logo or roster to speak of, the Clovis Pioneers are by and large still a mystery five months before the first pitch is scheduled at Bell Park. So too, were the Las Cruces Vaqueros when the White family caught a tryout. “We stopped […]

Sheriff will pitch forfeiture ordinance

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County Sheriff Matt Murray wants a new law enabling his department not only to seize property of drug dealers, but to sell it and keep the proceeds. Seizures are already happening. But Murray said under the current system, his office turns the property over to the state or […]

Zias, Hounds fall at ENMU soccer pitch

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo ENMU’s Artur Oliveira battles for possession of the ball with St. Mary’s Daniel Sanguineti during the second half of Friday’s match at the ENMU pitch. By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Sixty-seven minutes seemed like plenty of time to try to make up a one-goal deficit, but Eastern New Mexico […]

Pickens group makes water pitch

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer T. Boone Pickens, one of the country’s wealthiest and most well-known oil men, is selling something else in the ground — water. Representatives of Pickens’ company, Mesa Water LLC, met Thursday in Clovis with a bevy of local and state representatives and business owners. The group had an information […]

Local teams do well in youth nationals

CNJ staff Clovis teams captured five of the nine divisions over the weekend in the USSSA youth slow-pitch recreation-level national championship tournament at Guy Leeder Complex. A total of 46 teams participated in the three-day event, including 27 from Clovis. Boys winners from Clovis were Too Clean in the 16-and-under division, the Clovis Reds in […]

Youth slow-pitch nationals set here

CNJ staff Forty-six teams in nine divisions are scheduled to participate in the 2008 USSSA Youth Slow-pitch national championship tournament this weekend at Guy Leeder Complex. The tournament is scheduled to begin tonight, with opening cereomies set for 6 p.m. Three games will be played on each of four fields, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The […]

Quay promoters make pitch for racetrack, casino

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte a crowd of about 1,200 people attended the hearing on a proposed ‘racino’ at the Tucumcari Convention Center Thursday. By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico TUCUMCARI — Coronado Park Racetrack and Casino will outpace its competition 2-to-1, promoters for the proposed Tucumcari project said Thursday. Don Chalmers, majority owner of […]

Mule baseball trivia

Major League Baseball’s first pitch of the 2008 regular season is less than a week away.