Local teams do well in youth nationals

CNJ staff Clovis teams captured five of the nine divisions over the weekend in the USSSA youth slow-pitch recreation-level national championship tournament at Guy Leeder Complex. A total of 46 teams participated in the three-day event, including 27 from Clovis. Boys winners from Clovis were Too Clean in the 16-and-under division, the Clovis Reds in […]

Youth slow-pitch nationals set here

CNJ staff Forty-six teams in nine divisions are scheduled to participate in the 2008 USSSA Youth Slow-pitch national championship tournament this weekend at Guy Leeder Complex. The tournament is scheduled to begin tonight, with opening cereomies set for 6 p.m. Three games will be played on each of four fields, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The […]

Clovis teams ousted in state LL meets

CNJ staff LOS LUNAS — The Clovis American All-Stars were eliminated from the state 11-12 Little League tournament Monday night with a 5-1 loss to White Rock. Jarron Hill pitched a complete game for American in a losing effort, striking out nine. He also scored the team’s only run in the sixth when he reached […]

Clovis Little League teams fall

Freedom New Mexico LOS LUNAS — The Clovis American All-Stars pulled close with a five-run fourth on Saturday, but Silver City answered with five of its own in the top of the sixth for an 11-5 first-round win in the state 11-12 Little League tournament. Meantime, both Clovis Zia entries also lost first-round matchups. The […]

Custom Classic tournament will have field of 118 teams

CNJ staff The 25th Plateau Wireless Custom Classic slow-pitch softball tournament begins a three-day run at Guy Leeder Complex tonight, with 118 teams scheduled to participate in five divisions. Tournament co-ordinator Roger Jackson said that as the event has grown, it has not lacked for teams. “Over the years, we’ve had as high as 130 […]

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.

Cannon Community April 25

Relay for Life Teams are organizing for this year’s Clovis/Curry County Relay for Life, which begins at 6 p.m. May 2 at Ned Houk Park in Clovis. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, more than 4,800 relays are held nationwide to celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost and to raise money. Individuals interested in […]

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 […]