Zias’ streak ends at 10 in tourney

CNJ staff PHOENIX — After seeing a 10-game winning streak ended earlier in the day, the Eastern New Mexico University softball team opened bracket play with a 10-0 shellacking of Missouri Western, then lost to UC San Diego 1-0 Friday night in the Schutt Sports Division II Leadoff Classic. Junior left-hander Natalie Woodside (5-2) tossed […]

Lady Cats face Gallup in 5A semifinals

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Clovis High senior Brittany Blackmon goes up for a shot in traffic during the Lady Wildcats’ 55-38 win over La Cueva in Tuesday’s Class 5A state quarterfinal matchup at The Pit. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — Gallup coach John Lemasney said he is eager to get a […]

Cordova has busy weekend

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Tony Cordova admits he was a tired man Sunday night. Cordova coached two Clovis teams in the USSSA national youth rec slow-pitch softball tournament at Guy Leeder Complex — and both won championships. His 16-and-under girls team, Fear This, breezed through pool and bracket play in the three-team tournament, […]

American stays alive

CNJ staff American broke open a close game with an eight-run sixth and went on to a 17-10 victory Tuesday night over Roosevelt County in losers bracket play of the District 3 9-10-year-old Little League All-Star tournament at Dickenson Field. Lorenzo Colmenero and Jarron Hill hit two-run doubles and Kordell Tindell added a two-run single […]

Roosevelt All-Stars take major division

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Clovis American left fielder Miguel Vega comes up short as he dives for a fly ball hit by Roosevelt County’s Iszak Valdez in the first inning of Saturday’s District 3 majors bracket championship game at Beachum Field. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner The Roosevelt County All-Stars rode strong pitching and just enough hitting […]

American eliminated in 11-12s

CNJ STAFF LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Albuquerque Petroglyph’s seven-run first, including a couple of home runs, proved too much for Clovis American to overcome Sunday as it bowed out of the state 11-12-year-old Little League tournament at Keys Park in a 9-6 loss. American went 1-2 in the tournament, beating Taos 2-1 on Friday night […]

Clovis falls into losers bracket

CNJ STAFF LAS VEGAS, N.M. — The Clovis American League All-Stars ran into a tough southpaw on Saturday and fell into the losers bracket of the state 11-12 year-old Little League tournament at Keys Park. Artesia’s J.T. Bean scattered five hits and took advantage of some early scoring by his team in a 5-2 win […]

Banished to ‘the boondocks’

Kevin Wilson PORTALES — Umpire Walter Lewis jokingly refers to it as, “the boondocks.” Though outside of the city, the Custom Classic bracket refers to it as “Portales.” Its real name is Industrial Park, but it might as well be called the battlefield. Teams come here because they have to, and their only mission to […]