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 […]

March 2 – Celebrate

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis’ Jaye Crockett celebrates a dunk during Saturday’s District 4-5A tournament championship game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Clovis beat Hobbs 74-73.

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 […]

Northern neighbors

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo The Lathrop Lady Malemutes relax in the Clovis High locker room after Thursday’s first round game in the Plateau Holiday Classic. The girls chatted about how nice the locker room at Clovis was compared to theirs in Fairbanks, Alaska. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Following the first game of […]

Ready, set, dodge

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Texico junior Laiken Crist dodges a fast ball Saturday during the third annual Turkeybrawl Dodgeball Tournament at Texico School’s gym. Her team, called Who’s Next, brought three years of experience to the dodgeball court. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Orange, red, yellow and purple rubber balls flew across Texico […]

Fire donations

CNJ staff Coronitas Womens Softball will be accepting donations for victims of the wildfires during this weekend’s Halloween Howwwl Tournament at Guy Leeder Softball Complex. Felicia Jimenez, who is organizing the event, said the effort will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the tournament. Items sought include dry foods, medical supplies, […]

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 […]

Zias drop pair in tourney

DURANGO, Colo. — Cami Johnson recorded 19 kills, including the game-winner in Game 5, as Dixie State College beat Eastern New Mexico University on Friday in the Fort Lewis Tournament. Mariesa Nielson added 23 kills and six blocks for Dixie State in Dixie State’s 30-26, 20-30, 31-29, 19-30, 20-18 win. Veronica Valdez led ENMU with […]

Zias’ coach believes team will improve

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The Kim Falkenhagen era in Eastern New Mexico University volleyball begins immediately. Falkenhagen replaces 20-year Zias coach Mike Maguire, who gave up the post after last season, and she takes over a squad that was picked to finish last in the 13-team Lone Star Conference preseason poll a […]

Reid set for U.S. Amateur

CNJ staff Clovis’ Travis Reid is scheduled to compete in the U.S. Amateur golf tournament, which begins on Monday at the Junior Olympic Club in San Francisco. Reid, who graduated from Clovis High in 2005 and will be a junior this fall at New Mexico State, qualified for the event by winning a sectional tournament […]

Soccer team changes schedule approach

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte Junior Jesus Loya works on his header technique during Wednesday’s Clovis High’s boys soccer practice at Yucca Middle School. The team begins its season Aug. 25 at Rio Rancho. By Dave Wagner: CNJ Sports Writer The Clovis High boys soccer team put together a solid season in 2006, posting the […]

Reid qualifies for U.S. Amateur golf

CNJ staff Clovis’ Travis Reid has qualified for the U.S. Amateur golf tournament in San Francisco later this month by winning a sectional tournament over the weekend in Mansfield, Texas. The 2005 Clovis High graduate shot a 36-hole score of 5-under-par 137 to win the event by one stroke. The top two finishers in each […]

ENMU players picked up for NBC tourney

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Playing for the Amarillo-based West Texas Outlaws in the wood-bat Red River League, Eastern New Mexico University baseball players Seth Clabaugh and Clayton Young will have their summer seasons extended. Both were picked up by the Oklahoma A’s, another league member featuring mostly players from fellow Lone Star Conference […]

American takes 9-10 tournament

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Freedom Newspapers: Mickey Winfield Zia pitcher Keaton Greenwalt delivers to the plate during the second inning of Friday’s District 3 Little League 9-10 year old championship game against American at Dickenson Field. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers The Clovis American All-Stars shook off a 7-6 loss to Zia Thursday, returning the favor on Friday night […]

Reid tied for 50th in U.S. Public Links

CNJ staff WHEATON, Ill. — Clovis High grad Travis Reid will have to wait a day to continue play in the 82nd annual U.S. Public Links golf tournament at Cantigny Golf Club. Reid shot a four-over 75 on Monday, but did not get to tee off on Tuesday. The second round, partially completed, was eventually […]

Disc golf offers alternative to traditional game

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Staff photo: Gabriel Monte Gilbert Lucero, 48, of Clovis makes a putt on the last hole of the course Saturday during a tournament at the Ned Houk Park disc golf course. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent A sign at Ned Houk Park points out that a disc golf course exists on the easternmost part of […]

Clovis’ Reid qualifies for U.S. Public Links tourney

CNJ staff EULESS, Texas — Clovis’ Travis Reid birdied the 18th hole for the second straight day and finished tied for first Tuesday in a U.S. Amateur Public Links qualifier tournament at Texas Star Golf Course. Reid, a junior on the New Mexico State golf team, finished the two-day, 36-hole tournament at 2-under-par 140 and […]

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 […]

Former Clovis students to gather for golf tournament

By Don McAlvy: Columnist Two amazing athletes are still amazing the Clovis High School graduates of 1950. Most of our graduates are over-the-hill when it comes to athletics, including yours truly, who in Clovis Junior High tackled a bigger football player than himself and got a mouth full of a boot and some broken teeth. […]

Texico faces Santa Rosa in 2A state opener

CNJ staff TEXICO — The Texico Wolverines have enjoyed plenty of recent success in the Class 1A state baseball tournament, winning the title in 2005 and finishing second to Gateway Christian last year. Now they get to try their hand at Class 2A. The Wolverines (10-7) were given the No. 6 seed and face third-seeded […]