Clovis sweeps Hereford

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Staff photo: Andy DeLisle Clovis High’s Jordan Jacobs dives back to first base against Hereford on Thursday afternoon at Bell Park. CNJ staff Clovis rode the one-two offensive punch of Parker Wood and Jarod Kiser in the opener and a pitcher-by-committee approach in the nightcap Thursday en route to sweeping Hereford in a summer league […]

Split enough to give Rams district title

CNJ staff RUIDOSO — Portales needed a split to win the District 4-3A title. After coming up on the short end of a 43-run slugfest in the opener, the Rams rode the steady pitching of senior right-hander Phillip Danbom to a 13-5 win over Ruidoso Friday in the nightcap to wrap up the district title. […]

Clovis splits softball twin bill with Portales

CNJ Staff CLOVIS — Each team won by a run in the seventh inning, but the reactions were a little different. Portales scored in the top of the seventh to take Thursday’s opener 4-3 at Lady Wildcat Complex, but Clovis rebounded from an early 3-0 deficit and scored the game-winner on Lorena Garza’s RBI single […]

Zias get past Adams State twice

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Adams State’s Lindsey Marsh slides around the tap of ENMU shortstop Valerie “Bulldog” Villela to steal third base during the first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader at Zia Softball Field. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — There’s nothing like a nice little cushion to make a pitcher feel comfortable. […]

Southwestern posts sweep over Hounds

CNJ staff PORTALES — Southwestern Oklahoma hardly looked like a winless team in Friday’s Lone Star Conference crossover baseball doubleheader against Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Field. The Bulldogs, who brought an 0-9 record to Portales, pounded ENMU pitching for 32 runs on 32 hits and notched a 14-7, 18-8 sweep of the Greyhounds, […]

Cats topple Hereford

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Clovis High’s Cade Wheeler slides into third as Hereferd’s, 32, waits to catch the ball at Bell Park on Thursday evening. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Ice packs taped to his right arm, Clovis senior Cade Wheeler talked about the importance of staying calm on the mound. Wheeler had […]

Hounds continue strong start

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team is off to another flying start. After opening with 16 wins in their first 20 games a year ago, the Greyhounds improved to 7-0 so far this spring on Saturday with a 9-2, 5-4 doubleheader sweep of Colorado School of Mines at Greyhound Field. The teams will […]

Roosevelt nips Zia for 9-10 title

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Zia’s Bruce Lamb slides into third base with a second-inning triple during Thursday’s District 3 Little League 9-10 division championship game against Roosevelt County at Beachum Field. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis Zia clawed its way back from a slow start Thursday night. Still, as the visiting team […]

Texico rides shutout pitching to finals

CNJ staff LOS LUNAS — It only took the Texico Wolverines 11 innings to make it to the finals. Texico beat Gallup Catholic 12-0 on Thursday in the semifinals of the Class 1A state tournament. The game ended after five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule. The defending-champion Wolverines mercy-ruled Penasco 12-2 in six […]

Lady Eagles take two from Clovis

CNJ staff HOBBS — The Hobbs Lady Eagles came from behind for wins in both ends of a doubleheader Tuesday against the Lady Wildcats. In the first game, Clovis held a one-run lead until the bottom of the seventh, when the Lady Eagles scored two runs for the 2-1 win. In the second game, Clovis […]

Highlands pounds Hounds

Freedom Newspapers LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Junior first baseman Antonio Siqueiros belted a first-inning grand slam and New Mexico Highlands never looked back in a 17-5 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Tuesday. Highlands (16-13) had five innings of three or more runs and collected 19 hits against five ENMU pitchers in handing the […]

Southwestern sweeps Hounds again

CNJ staff WEATHERFORD, Okla. — Southwestern Oklahoma pitching held Eastern New Mexico University’s offense to 11 hits — all but one of them singles — and held on for 2-1 and 6-5 wins over the Greyhounds on Saturday, completing a sweep of the four-game a weekend series. The losses to their Lone Star Conference North […]

Amarillo High deals Cats pair of setbacks

CNJ staff AMARILLO — The Clovis High baseball team, idle since winning its own season-opening invitational last weekend, had a tough time Saturday in its first road trip of the season. Amarillo High pounded out 23 hits in a doubleheader and posted a 10-4, 13-3 sweep over the Wildcats, dropping them to 3-2 for the […]

Wildcats’ win streak at 11

CNJ staff The Clovis Wildcats keep scratching off wins in summer league play, as they swept Plainview, Texas, 8-1 and 5-2 Saturday in Texas to push their winning streak to 11 games. Clovis coach Shane Leatherwood described his team’s play as “solid.” “You win 11 in a row, you’re playing good,” he said of the […]

Hobbs takes series from Cats

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Clovis first baseman Luke Gray stops a ground ball during the second game of Friday’s doubleheader at Bell Park. Clovis defeated Hobbs 7-5. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High’s visions of spoiling Hobbs’ postseason plans came up a couple of innings short Saturday at Bell Park. After playing […]

Cibola completes sweep of Lady Cats

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Clovis sophomore Anjelica Serna turns the double play in the seventh inning Saturday at Lady Wildcat Softball Complex against Cibola. Clovis lost, 6-3. (Staff photo: John Eisel) By John Eisel Clovis first baseman Sonia Chavez nailed a liner off Cibola pitcher Jessica Rieger in the bottom of the fifth inning of Saturday’s game. The ball […]

Lady Cats drop Friday twin bill to Cibola

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Clovis High School’s Laura Wood is congratulated after scoring on a inside -the-park homerun by teammate Cynthia Lucio during the first game of a doubleheader against Cibola Friday at the Lady Wildcats Softball Complex. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner Late Friday night, after her team dropped a District 4-5A doubleheader to Cibola, first-year […]

One-run losses mount for Zias

Freedom Newspapers STEPHENVILLE, Texas —Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team may be in last place in the Lone Star Conference South Division, but the Zias have been a tough out for most of their opponents. ENMU dropped 5-4 and 4-3 decisions at Tarleton State on Saturday, giving the TexAnns a four-game series sweep. TSU won […]

Wildcats ride strong start

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Clovis second baseman Cade Wheeler tries to complete the double play as Amarillo Tascosa’s Blake McNabb tries to break up the play Tuesday at Bell Park. Wheeler’s throw to first base was in time. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Coming off a doubleheader loss on Saturday at Artesia, the Clovis High […]

Zia takes state opener

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Clovis Zia shortstop Aadam Anaya unsuccessfully attempts to turn a double play as Raton’s Adrian Serna arrives at second base during their 11 year-old state tournament game Saturday at Beachum Field. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner Clovis Zia coach Dewey Patton hopes his team got by its New Mexico 11-year-old state Little League […]