Git a rope

More than 60 teams competed in the Route 66 Festival team roping competition in Tucumcari over the weekend.

NFL teams pass on Red Raiders

All told, 252 players were drafted by NFL teams over the last two days. Clovis’ Joey Garcia was not one of them. Garcia, a 6’2″, 212-pound safety who led Texas Tech in tackles last season, was hopeful he would hear his name called among the seven rounds. No Texas Tech player was selected.

ENMU track teams capture six events

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University athletes claimed six victories in Thursday’s McMurry Relays track meet. Junior Kathick Srimanohan went 22 feet, 2 inches to win long jump, while junior Josh Browning took third at 21-7 1/2. Srimanohan also finished second in triple jump (41-10) behind ENMU senior Kyle Harris (47-10 1/2. […]

3-20-08 Education digest

Clovis dance teams competeFour Clovis school drill teams competed in the Sante Fe Dance Classic on March 15. Marshall Middle School’s drill team, the Sparklettes, won six awards. Yucca Middle School’s Chap Dance won 12 awards. Clovis Freshman Campus’ Wildcadette Stars won three awards. Clovis High School’s Wildcadettes won 11 awards. To see a listing […]

Torn between two teams

A native of Hobbs, living in Clovis, Katherine Medrano is torn between two sports teams. Read what she has to say on Editor David Stevens’ Web log: Falling, With Style

Feb. 21 – Baseball and burgers

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Keith Kiser, president of the Clovis High School Booster club, prepares hamburgers for the first day of the Clovis Invitational at Bell Park Thursday, Kiser said that the booster club will be cooking food for all eight teams during the tournament. The tournament runs today with semi-finals and concludes on […]

First person: Hank Baskett

Clovis native Hank Baskett recently finished his second season with the Philadelphia Eagles: On being back in Clovis: There’s no place like home. It’s always great to see friends and family. You can never get enough of friends and family. On being named special teams player of the year by the Eagles: It did help. […]

ENMU teams host Commerce

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Look past Texas A&M-Commerce’s 0-5 record and you see a team which is not that far from being pretty good. The Lions have been competitive in all of their games to this point and are looking to break into the win column in today’s 4 p.m. Lone Star Conference […]

Hounds end season at OPSU

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico It’s been seven long weeks since the Eastern New Mexico University football team has tasted victory. Of course, their run through the Lone Star Conference South Division schedule, normally a big challenge, has been even more difficult than usual this season. Four of their six South brethren are ranked […]

Lelei 21st in regional meet

CNJ staff JOPLIN, Mo. —Senior Nimrod Lelei ran a time of 32 minutes, 20.1 seconds over 10 kilometers Saturday to finish 22nd in NCAA Division II South Central Regional men’s cross country competition. ENMU, which sent only a men’s team, was 15th of 16 teams with 331 points. Host Missouri Southern took men’s and women’s […]

Mustangs throttle Hounds

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson ENMU running back Tim Hammett drags Midwestern State defensive back Darius Bortters into the end zone in the third quarter for the Greyhounds’ only score in Saturday’s 63-7 Lone Star Conference South Division loss to the Mustangs. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — There wasn’t much to […]

Play Inc. wrapping up grid season

CNJ staff The Play Inc. youth football season wrapped up last weekend with championship games in three tackle divisions and “bowl games” for teams which did not finish in the top two in their league. In games at Jim Hill Field, the Clovis Gators defeated the Hereford Hostile Herd 28-6 in the fifth-sixth grade division […]

Zias eliminated from tourney race

CNJ staff DENTON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team saw its bid for a second consecutive berth in the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament come to an end with its second shutout loss of the weekend on Sunday, a 1-0 setback to Texas Woman’s. The Zias (9-8, 3-6 LSC) fell into […]

Hounds, Zias get ready for season

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan and women’s coach Linden Weese don’t put a lot of stock in the Lone Star Conference South Division preseason polls. “A lot of it’s based on reputation,” said Scanlan, whose team was picked for sixth out of seven […]

ENMU building programs

CNJ staff PORTALES — On the surface, Eastern New Mexico University’s cross country teams may not have seemed to fare all that well in Friday’s season-opening Buffalo Stampede, hosted by West Texas A&M at Canyon. Still, first-year ENMU coach Eric Boll said his teams aren’t exactly in midseason form, and the men in particular aren’t […]

Cats set for scrimmage with Cruces

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CNJ staff photo: Rick White Senior strong safety Josh Bryan meets senior running back Derrick Phillips in the hole. By Rick White: CNJ managing editor What: Clovis vs. Las Cruces High in a controlled scrimmage. The teams have been scrimmaging each other for more than a decade. When: 4 p.m. today Where: Wool Bowl, Roswell […]

Classic caters to young and old

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Staff photo: Rick White Lock N Load shortstop Frank Martinez hustles out a double Saturday in the 24th annual Custom Classic. Lock N Load beat the Clovis Reds 13-8 in a Men’s E division elimination game at the Guy Leeder Softball Complex. By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer The sound of bats clinking and fans […]

Custom Classic draws 115 teams

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Tomas Gallegos is hoping his Clovis Looscrewz team can make a run to another title in the 24th annual Plateau Wireless Custom Classic this weekend at Guy Leeder Complex. He knows it’ll be a little tougher, because Looscrewz moved up from men’s Class E to Class D this season. […]

Custom Classic draws 50 teams

CNJ staff The sixth annual Lil Custom youth softball tournament is slated for this weekend at Guy Leeder Complex, with 50 teams in 10 divisions scheduled to compete. Play begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, with the final games scheduled for 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tournament co-director Roger Jackson said the field is considerably larger than […]

Gee getting shot in independent league

CNJ staff After a year away from the game, Clovis High and Eastern New Mexico University grad Justin Gee is trying to restart his baseball career. Gee signed to play for the Texas Heat, an independent league team in Addison, Texas, near Fort Worth. In its first year, Continental Baseball League will have four teams, […]