Cats rally to earn split with Artesia

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Artesia’s Garrett Mossbarger slides across home plate in front of Clovis’ catcher Daniel Casarez during the fifth inning of the first game of their double header Saturday at Bell Park. Mossbarger was safe on the play. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondant Heading into district play in one week, the Clovis […]

Angelo salvages split against Hounds

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Eastern New Mexico University second baseman Mike McDuffie jumps over Brad Hough while turning a fifth-inning double play in the opener of Friday’s Lone Star Conference South doubleheader against Angelo State. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Hitless in his first six at-bats of the doubleheader, Angelo State’s Nathan Hamm helped the […]

Cats’ Robles finishes second in high jump, long jump

CNJ staff AMARILLO — Clovis sophomore Manuel Robles finished second in both high jump and long jump and the Clovis track team qualified for the finals of six events Friday in the Amarillo Relays. Robles was already state-qualified in both long jump and triple jump, but he needed to clear 6-2 in the high jump […]

Aztec blanks Lady Cats in tourney

CNJ staff ARTESIA — The Lady Wildcats were mystified by Aztec junior pitcher Melinda Simms and fell 6-0 Friday in the first round of the Artesia Invitational tournament. “I’ve got to hand it to their pitcher,” Clovis coach Brandi Thomas said. “She had a real nasty riseball.” Simms held the Lady Cats to three hits, […]

Zias rally for split with Abilene Christian

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University scored three times in the top of the seventh, capped by Tina Whitt’s sacrifice fly, and beat Abilene Christian 7-6 to earn a split of a Lone Star Conference South softball doubleheader. The division-leading Wildcats (28-8, 10-2 South) rode a three-run fourth to win the opener […]

Father-son boxing duo competes in Golden Gloves

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Teddy Draper of Clovis looks to land a punch in a 178-pound weight class fight fight during the 58th annual New Mexico State Golden Gloves boxing tournament on Friday at the Roy Walker Community Center. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent When his son Vladimir took an interest in boxing, Clovis’ […]