American holds on late in Minor League tournament

By Dave Wagner Clovis American finished the District 3 Minor League All-Star tournament unbeaten — barely. American built a six-run lead and held off a furious last-ditch rally by Clovis Zia for an 11-10 win Thursday night at Dickensen Field. American (3-0) advanced to state competition which it will host beginning July 25. The American […]

American rallies for win

By Kevin Wilson PORTALES — With a 2 for 4 night, three RBIs and the go-ahead single, Iszac Valdez showed that the American All-Star pitchers weren’t causing him any trouble. Later on, strep throat was trouble for the Roosevelt catcher, and the ruling that ensued helped pave the way for an unusual 17-15 win for […]

Yanks rally to win Tri-County Majors title

By Eric Butler o Clovis team scores three times with two outs in bottom of sixth inning. By Eric Butler CNJ Correspondent PORTALES — With more changes of direction than a game of Twister, the Clovis American Yankees finally won the Tri-County Tournament championship game Saturday night with a thrilling 15-14 victory over the Roosevelt […]

Ceremony remembers the fallen

By Darrell Todd Maurina With a black flag in the background commemorating prisoners of war and those missing in action, four somber airmen in camouflage uniforms walked slowly across the stage. Just moments before, 27th Fighter Wing Commander Col. Robert Yates had drawn loud applause by reminding those in attendance at Saturday’s Cannon homecoming celebration […]

Power II surges late

By Kevin Wilson Saturday’s 12-and-under semifinal in the USSSA state softball tournament marked the first time that Power II had trailed all season. Judging by the outcome, the team didn’t like that very much. Lorne Garcia’s two-run, two-out single capped off a late comeback, giving Power II a 9-8 win over Spitfire and a spot […]