Sports Briefs June 20

Friday Diamond Skills softball challenge — 11 a.m. at the softball fields Saturday Alien pin night — 5 p.m. at Cannon Lanes Sunday Ladd and Lassie tournament — 1 p.m. at Whispering Winds NASCAR Sunday — Toyota Save Mart 350 at The End Zone lounge Monday Retiree special — Golfers with a retired military ID […]

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 […]

Sports Briefs May 30

Friday Family Bowl-a-Rama — 5 p.m. at Cannon Lanes Saturday Cosmic Family Fun Night — 5 p.m. at Cannon Lanes Monday Retiree special — Golfers with a retired military ID will receive $2 off daily green fees and 50 percent off electric carts. Mondays and Tuesdays, now through Oct. 31. Tuesday Retiree special — Golfers […]

Sports briefs May 23

Friday Nine-hole shootout — 5 p.m., Whispering Winds. Joe Cannon Memorial Golf Tournament — Noon: Sign-up deadline, Whispering Winds. Saturday Liberty Pool — Opens for season on base; season passes available. Joe Cannon Memorial Golf Tournament — 7 a.m. shotgun start, Whispering Winds. 2-4-1 Night — 5-9 p.m., Cannon Lanes. Bowl two games for the […]

Sports Briefs May 16

Saturday Armed Forces Day Special — 5 p.m. Cannon Lanes. Bowl two games for the price of one, with an active duty or retiree military ID card. Armed Forces Day Spin-A-Thon — 9:30 a.m. Fitness Center. Monday Soccer Kick Competition — 11 a.m. Fitness Center Nine-hole Scramble — 5 p.m. shotgun start, Whispering Winds. Retiree […]

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 […]

Sports briefs May 9

Saturday Alien Pin Night — 5 p.m. Cannon Lanes. Sunday Ladd and Lassie Nine Hole Scramble — 1 p.m. Whispering Winds. Monday Racquetball Tournament — 11 a.m. Fitness Center. Nine-hole Scramble — 5 p.m. shotgun start, Whispering Winds. Retiree special — Golfers with a retired military ID will receive $2 off daily green fees and […]

Sports briefs May 2

Saturday Family Fun Night — 5 p.m. Cannon Lanes. Monday Free Throw Competition — 11 a.m. Fitness Center Nine-hole Scramble — 5 p.m. shotgun start, Whispering Winds. Retiree special — Golfers with a retired military ID will receive $2 off daily green fees and 50 percent off electric carts. Mondays and Tuesdays, now through Oct. […]

Sports Briefs April 25

Saturday Cosmic Family Fun Night — 5 p.m. Cannon Lanes. Monday Nine-hole Scramble — 5 p.m. Shotgun start, Whispering Winds. Retiree special — Golfers with a retired military ID will receive $2 off daily green fees and 50 percent off electric carts. Mondays and Tuesdays only for April-October. Tuesday Retiree special — Golfers with a […]

Sports briefs April 18

Saturday Kite Karnival — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Doc Stewart Park. Mulligan 9-Pin No-Tap Tourney — 5 p.m. at Cannon Lanes. Sunday Ladd and Lassie 9-Hole Scramble — 1 p.m. Shotgun Start at Whispering Winds. Monday Nine-hole Scramble — 5 p.m. Shotgun start, Whispering Winds. Retiree special — Golfers with a retired military ID will […]

Sports brief

Saturday Double “E” Night — 5 p.m. at Cannon Lanes. Four-person Texas Scramble — 8 a.m. Shotgun start, Whispering Winds. Monday Nine-hole Scramble — 5 p.m. Shotgun start, Whispering Winds. Retiree special — Golfers with a retired military ID will receive $2 off daily green fees and 50 percent off electric carts. Mondays and Tuesdays […]

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 […]

Something for sports fans

Mike Higgins’ sports blog is live on our Freedom New Mexico sites. He writes about high school, college and professional sports of local interest. You can find the feature under “Blogs” in the blue bar atop the Clovis News Journal home page or go to: Short Rutts • • • Clovis schools are celebrating their […]

Letter to the Editor: Kids deserve better sports organization

Play, Inc., Clovis� youth sports provider, needs an overhaul.

Newest blogger does sports

Mike Higgins’ sports blog is live on our Freedom New Mexico sites. He writes about high school, college and professional sports of local interest. You can find the feature under “Blogs” in the blue bar atop the Clovis News Journal home page or go to: Short Rutts • • • We’re beginning to compile content […]

… And that’s how I met my spouse

With Valentine’s Day on Thursday, editors have been asking readers, “How did you meet your spouse?” Bob Baker’s reply: “I met my wife in 1960 while stationed in England with the United States Air Force. I was 21 and she was 20.  She was in the Royal Air Force at the time.  “My assignment was […]

New sports blog is live

Mike Higgins’ sports blog is live on our Freedom New Mexico sites today. He writes about high school, college and professional sports of local interest. You can find the feature under “Blogs” in the blue bar atop the Clovis News Journal home page or go to: Short Rutts • • • New Mexico lawmakers recently asked […]

Ready for some Super Bowl?

Beginning Tuesday, our recommended Web site of the day will be related to the Super Bowl. Click on “More features” below to access the sites. If you can’t wait until Tuesday, our sister paper in Mesa, Ariz., has a site we’ll feature twice: Super Bowl • • • Remember when cnjonline.com readers used to complain […]