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 […]