Tuesday morning briefing: Video games and sports

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday briefing. Joking around: What makes Lady Gaga mad? Video game of the week Game: Mass Effect 2 Genre: Action RPG System: PC, 360 What is it? A diverse cast of characters helps bring personality to this action RPG sequel. ESRB Rating: Mature Web site: http://masseffect.bioware.com Question […]

High school sports cancellations

With classes canceled and New Mexico roads difficult to traverse, local school sports events scheduled for Thursday are cancelled.Local games cancelled include a game between Roswell and Clovis’ girls, and a doubleheader with Springer and Clovis Christian.Clovis girls coach Jeff Reed said there will be a “wait and see” approach for Friday’s home game against […]

Origin of ENMU mascot unclear

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ENMU courtesy photo An 800-pound bronze greyhound graces the campus of Eastern New Mexico University, a gift from Huo Baozhu, president of a sculptural art company in the People’s republic of China. ENMU is expecting two real greyhounds as mascots at events. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University has long been […]

July 11, 2008 Sports Briefs

Soccer camp setThe Clovis Youth Soccer Association is sponsoring a Soccer Speed and Skills Camp July 13-17 at Spencer Field.The camp is open to players ages 5-13Times and each groups each day:• 4:30 p.m.-5:15 p.m.

Nothing wrong with taking credit

America or Germany or any other country is often praised for superior achievements while individual Americans or Germans need to show humility lest they be deemed braggarts. Even in sports such as tennis, where there’s a dominance of individual performance, taking credit for doing well is rare. Either bona fide or feigned humility appear to […]

Weekly LSC spring sports update

CNJ staff Baseball standings All times MDT

Press release: Governor signs sports equity bill into law

Marking an historic step forward for New Mexico’s girls, Governor Richardson signed the School Athletics Equity Act into law on April 7, 2009. Aimed at ensuring that public high schools and middle schools are adhering to federal law by providing equal athletics opportunities for boys and girls, the bill had already been approved unanimously in […]

Bowling cowboy way more fun

By Glenda Price This may come as a surprise to many, but cowboys participate in other sports — now and then. However, they bring their own special protocol to those “other” sports. We were in a cowboy bowling league for awhile. They all agreed to substitute bowling shoes for their trusty boots during the games, […]

Youth sports provide good chuckle

By Glenda Price My grandchildren have introduced me to organized team sports for kids, and it’s great fun — for everyone.

NM House and Senate to face off in basketball game, House to consider bill on school sports equity

As members of the House and Senate get ready to face off in their annual basketball game, they will also be voting on a bill about athletics equity in New Mexico’s public

Many residents are Texas Tech fans

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer Clovis football fans not only bleed Wildcat purple, but also a little Texas Tech scarlet and black mixed in. Well, maybe a lot. Dee Madrid, who owns Sports Connection on Prince Street, said she sold out of Texas Tech merchandise before the game. “I was bombarded Saturday,” Madrid said. […]

My report on what I’ve learned

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist Every magazine I read has one section I go to before I read anything else. In Sports Illustrated, it’s “This Week’s Sign the Apocalypse is Upon Us.” In Maxim, it’s the caption contest. In Esquire, it’s “What I’ve Learned.” In Esquire’s feature, well-known people tell you what they’ve learned, whether […]

Sept. 12, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Local youth showed respect, talent I operate a baseball league in Lubbock. Coach Drooper Greenwalt, Jay Kelley and others got a group of 11-and-under boys together from the Clovis area to play in our league. They were wide-eyed youngsters ranging in age from 8 to 12 and in height from 4-foot-nothing to nearly 6 feet. […]

2008 Curry County Fair results

4-H Project Economics and General Project Division Animal Science Exhibit about a livestock animal project Novice 1. Kyla Myers 2. Taylor McSchooler Senior 1. Amber Harrell 2. Shay Lea Workbook or county record book about a livestock project Novice 1. Mackenzee Starbuck Senior 1. Skylar Starbuck 2. Molly Rush 3. Amber Harrell The normal animal […]

It’s Their Business: Sports Angle

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Name: Sports Angle Location: 522 N. Main What they do: They sell sports cards and collectibles, team merchandise, plaques, diecasts and NASCAR memorabilia. Who’s in charge: Steve Deleon Employees: One How long in business: Eight years Hours of operation: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Contact: 762-8441 or e-mail: sportsangle1958@hotmail.com It’s Their Business […]

Community keeps it cool

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CNJ staff photo: Keely McDowell The Dubose sisters Mindi, 10, at left, and Kandice, 7, cool each other down at the O.G. Potter Memorial Park Pool on Saturday. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer With the temperature rising to 95 degrees Saturday, Clovis residents are finding ways to stay cool. Sonic Drive In on Prince […]

Political question? Try Mad Libs

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist Two things I always get in trouble for discussing too passionately are sports and politics. I never learn. • My favorite episode of “Cheers” prominently involves the Boston Celtics, as former Celtic great Kevin McHale loses his on-court focus due to a bar-room conversation about the number of bolts in […]

Officials warn of sponsorship claims

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer When Margaret George reviewed the bills for Wholey Cow Deli last month, one of them seemed out of sorts. George saw an advertisement for her restaurant to be placed on a House High School sports schedule. There was just one problem. “I like to help the schools out, I […]

Remembering Bubba Jennings

Mike Higgins, who writes a regional sports blog for our Web site, has e-mailed with an answer to a reader’s question about Clovis basketball legend Bubba Jennings.

CCC finds Baskett open to teaching

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File photo Clovis native and Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Hank Baskett will teach an online sports sociology course at Clovis Community College. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Hank Baskett III will try to give Clovis Community College students an insight into the culture of sports from the athlete’s perspective, according […]