Ex-Wildcat playing through pain

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — A former walk-on, Clovis’ Josh Kuchta has played his way through a painful back injury to become the starting shortstop at Eastern New Mexico University the last two seasons. ENMU coach Phil Clabaugh said Kuchta has been a steadying influence on the team. “Josh Kuchta is good people,” […]

Davis, Hounds overcome fielding errors

Freedom Newspapers LAWTON, Okla. — Senior right-hander Trevor Davis survived five errors by his infield and pitched Eastern New Mexico University past Cameron 5-4 on Friday in the first game of a Lone Star Conference baseball crossover doubleheader. The host Aggies came back to win the second game 5-3, giving Cameron three wins in the […]

Hounds riding early win streak

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh has already accomplished something he hadn’t in his previous 13 seasons at the helm — start the season with two victories. Now the Greyhounds, who won the first two in their season-opening three-game series at Sul Ross State last weekend […]

Clovis grad searching for national title

CNJ staff Jason Seefeld is soon to leave for the University of Arizona, where he will be a member of the school’s baseball program. Before he goes, though, the Clovis High graduate is ready to help his summer team, the Lubbock Hubbers, try to win a national championship in the Connie Mack World Series in […]

Versatility Apodaca’s game

By Eric Butler For many years, Pam Apodaca has grown used to playing a variety of infield positions in her numerous softball games in Albuquerque. The recent Cibola High graduate is, however, about to embark on a post-prep journey that will take her into the outfield and to places outside her home city. First stop […]

South All-Stars cruise to sweep

By Eric Butler ALBUQUERQUE — Maybe it was because their teams either didn’t make the postseason or didn’t fare too well once getting there, but four small school baseballers from the east side of the state got off to a bit of a slow start compared to their all-star counterparts in the New Mexico High […]

Clovis hosts Eldorado in crucial series

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Alamogordo’s Steven Hobbins scrambles back to the bag as Clovis first baseman Ryan Denton snags the throw from catcher Mark Replogle in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader. CNJ photo by Rick White By Dave Wagner Clovis High’s District 4-5A baseball series this weekend against Eldorado at Bell Park boils down to a best-of-three playoff. […]

TexAnns take four from Zias

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Zia shortstop Misty Torrez (left) and center fielder Blair Campbell are unable to make the play on the ball in the first game of Friday’s doubleheader against Tarleton State. Photo by Kevin Wilson By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Perhaps, first-year Eastern New Mexico University softball coach Kevin Blaskowski mused, the Zias should just play in […]

CHS teams looking to pick it up

By Dave Wagner The Clovis High baseball and softball teams didn’t get off to the kind of starts in District 4-5A play that they hoped for last week, but neither seems discouraged. Both have their work cut out, though, as they try to work back into contention in three-game series this weekend against Manzano. The […]

60 Minutes and Evangelical Christian Theology

By Curtis Shelburne It has been a good while now since our church’s program of teaching included a Sunday evening service. In fact, we try pretty hard NOT to program much on Sunday evenings at all, so that this little section of the week actually becomes for our folks, if not a “day of rest,” […]

‘Sex and the City’ ends after six seasons

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Torn between two lovers, Carrie Bradshaw returned to Mr. Big and New York, ditching Aleksandr in Paris, on Sunday’s finale of ‘‘Sex and the City.’’ “I liked the conclusion, and it was in keeping with what I expected about the series,” said Christy Mendoza, cultural arts director and instructor in theater at […]

Where a strike is a good thing

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Gene Davis grips his bowling ball in his stance before throwing during practice Wednesday at the lanes. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Michelle Seeber Gene Davis fell in love with bowling when he was 9 years old. He got into bowling, he said, because his brother played baseball, and Davis didn’t like baseball. His […]

NFL Capsules — Week 7

The Associated Press Week 7 (times MDT) Sunday DALLAS (4-1) At DETROIT (1-4) 11 a.m., Fox OPENING LINE — Cowboys by 3. RECORD VS. SPREAD — Cowboys 4-1. Lions 3-2. SERIES RECORD — Lions lead 9-8. LAST MEETING — Lions beat Cowboys 9-7 on Nov. 3, 2002, at Detroit. LAST WEEK — Cowboys beat Eagles […]

Creator of inspirational art headed for Clovis

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Inspirational artist Tom duBois, above left, will be in Clovis on Oct. 25 to visit with art lovers and sign prints of his art work, such as his recent painting, “Hosanna” has been described as reminiscent of the old masters’ style. Photo: Eric Kluth. By Gary Mitchell An inspirational artist is headed for a show […]

Hounds blank Angelo

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Angelo State University quarterback Chad Robertson is hit by Eastern New Mexico University’s Robert Caballero after releasing the ball during the second half of Saturday’s game at Greyhound Stadium. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — With tough road games looming against Lone Star Conference South Division powers Midwestern State and Texas […]

Downs to highlight CCC Fall Cultural Arts Series

By Helena Rodriguez Clovis Community College’s Fall Cultural Arts Series will be highlighted by a performance by Golden Globe-winning singer, Lila Downs, who performed this past year on the Academy Awards and whose singing voice has been featured in several movies. Tickets for CCC’s premiere cultural art series event, “Alborada” — a Sept. 20 concert […]

Motocross hits rodeo arena

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Brian Leonard, 15, from Gallup, practiced jumping his motorcycle Sunday afternoon on the Arena Cross track at the Curry County Fairgrounds. He competed in the 1-5 Novice Open Sunday evening. Photo by Mike Linn. By Janet Bresenham Gentlemen, start your engines. In the last three days, the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena has been transformed […]

Don’t buy a new calendar, go to the Web

By Tom DiFrancesca I just want to let you know about some enhancements that I have made to the Tracker Tom Web site. I frequently receive e-mails asking me to please provide the writer with information from my previous columns. The requests normally run something like “remember you wrote about Spyware a few months ago, […]

Movie review — “The Lizzie McGuire Movie”

By Stacy Allen “The Lizzie McGuire Movie” is an adorable Disney movie that plays out just like the television show. After Gordo and Lizzie decide their two-week vacation is going to be full of adventure, Lizzie finds herself in a misunderstanding of identity. Disney moments happen — equipped with fireworks — and scenes play like […]