Crossover softball tournament canceled

Freedom New Mexico The Lone Star Conference has cancled this weekend’s LSC Crossover Tournament, scheduled Friday through Sunday in Durant, Okla. Eastern New Mexico University was slated to play six games in the tournament, starting Friday morning against East Central. The Zias will return to action Wednesday with a noon doubleheader at Western New Mexico […]

Zias roll past Lady Aggies

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Freedom New Mexico: Mickey Winfield ENMU junior Kristen Cruickshank fires a pitch in relief of starter Brittany Regalado during Friday’s first game against Oklahoma Panhandle State at Zia Softball Field. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — A little home cooking took care of any effects of a potentially tough loss for the Eastern […]

Ultamitts set to go into ‘Hall’

By Eric Butler: FNM correspondent When longtime team member Pam Bernier died from breast cancer last summer, her Ultamitts teammates were forced to find a replacement. But not right away. In their first game after her death, the Ultamitts softball team decided to play without a second baseman — placing a rose instead at Bernier’s […]

Zias seek turnaround

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks ENMU sophomore catcher Samantha Davis takes batting practice Monday at the ENMU softball field. By Dave Wagner: CNJ staff writer Samantha Davis was part of a successful high school softball program at Piedra Vista, winning back-to-back Class 4A state championships her junior and senior years. She figured she’d had enough […]

City advises field restrictions

CNJ staff Three area softball and baseball fields will be off limits until 4 p.m. Tuesday for insecticide spraying, according to a city press release. Guy Leader Softball Complex, Mike Harris Baseball Field and Bob Spencer Softball Complex and the walking trail at Hillcrest Park located behind Guy Leeder Complex were sprayed Monday afternoon for […]

Team waits 24 years for 400th

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Taylor Scales’ David Essex safely slides into third during Saturday’s game against Pathway House in the Clovis Softball Association’s Oasis “Batting Out Child Abuse” slow-pitch softball tournament at Guy Leeder Complex. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Taylor Scales softball team played for eight seasons in the Clovis Softball […]

Guy Leeder Softball Complex vandalized

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Graffiti was painted at Guy Leeder Softball Complex over the past weekend. CNJ staff Clovis Softball Association board member Roger Jackson is hoping that with the help of the more than 1,300 league players, that the persons responsible for a graffiti spree at Guy Leeder Softball Complex will be caught. […]

Jaden Isler in critical care unit in Amarillo hospital

Hospital staff at Baptist St. Anthony’s Hospital in Amarillo confirmed this morning that Jaden Isler is a patient in the critical care unit but they declined to release any information regarding his condition or status.

Kingsville finishes off sweep

CNJ staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — For essentially the first time this season, the Eastern New Mexico University softball team found itself on the down side of the scoreboard. The Zias picked a bad time for it — a three-game Lone Star Conference South Division-opening series against Texas A&M-Kingsville. The Javelinas completed a series sweep on […]

Feb. 28 – Line up

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Lady Wildcats Cheyenne Avila chats with teammate Sharea Kuchta Tuesday during softball practice at Lady Wildcats field.

Zias drop two games in tourney

CNJ staff AMARILLO — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team got solid pitching but its offense was held in check Friday as the Zias dropped two games in pool play of West Texas A&M’s Lady Buff Classic. Nebraska-Kearney, playing its season opener, got a fifth-inning home run from third baseman Cassie Keck and shutout […]

Zias lose in Phoenix finale

CNJ staff PHOENIX — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team closed out play in the Schutt Sports Division II Leadoff Classic softball tournament on Saturday, dropping a 5-3 decision to Minnesota State-Mankato. The Zias went 2-1 in pool play, including a 3-1 win over Mankato, to advance to the gold bracket. They split a […]

ENMU sweeps softball awards

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Sophomore second baseman Rebecca Quinones has been named the Lone Star Conference South Division’s hitter of the week in softball while junior pitcher Natalie Woodside earned pitcher of the week honors after the Zias (8-3) completed a six-game home sweep against College of the Southwest, New Mexico Highlands and Oklahoma […]

ENMU softball team rolls to easy wins

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks ENMU pitcher Brittany Regalado tries to make the tag on College of the Southwest runner Katie Harrison in the first game of Wednesday’s doubleheader at Zia Softball Field. Harrison scored on the play, but the Zias swept the doubleheader 11-3 and 28-0. CNJ staff PORTALES — Sophomore second baseman Rebecca […]

Zias’ games postponed due to cold

Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s softball doubleheader against College of the Southwest at Zia Softball Field was postponed Tuesday due to cold weather, and rescheduled for noon today. The Zias (2-3) picked up their second consecutive win in the season-opening St. Mary’s Classic on Sunday in San Antonio, edging Texas A&M-International […]

First responders host benefit softball game

Freedom New Mexico Both the Portales Fire Department and the Portales Police Department will host the Guns and Hoses Cancer Benefit Softball game on Saturday, beginning at 3 p.m. at the Softball Complex. Drinks and hot dogs will be available. Raffle tickets are also being sold for a 37” TV. Tickets are $10 each or […]

Fire donations

CNJ staff Coronitas Womens Softball will be accepting donations for victims of the wildfires during this weekend’s Halloween Howwwl Tournament at Guy Leeder Softball Complex. Felicia Jimenez, who is organizing the event, said the effort will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the tournament. Items sought include dry foods, medical supplies, […]

Student Profile: Garrett

Jordan Garrett is a graduate of Clovis High School. She is the daughter of Danny and Kathy Garrett. What’s so great about your favorite sport? Softball has so many positives. I love the adrenaline rush it offers but also the friendships and teamwork associated with it. What do you envision your life being like in […]

ENMU elevates interim softball coach

CNJ staff PORTALES — Amber Daniel came to the Eastern New Mexico University softball program as a graduate assistant in 2005, but in two of the last three campaigns she has taken over head coaching duties during the season. On Thursday, ENMU athletic director Mike Maguire said Daniel has been hired to coach the Zias […]

CHS SOFTBALL: Lady Cats split with Carlsbad

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Saturday’s District 4-5A doubleheader at Lady Wildcat Complex. The Lady Wildcats earned a split with the Cavegirls on Saturday. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer If nothing else, Clovis High’s senior softball players, playing their home finale on Saturday, will be able to graduate knowing they’ve beaten the beast of […]