Building strength, character

USAF: Airman Ericka Engblom Staff Sgt. Christopher Wescott, a patrolman for the 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron, performs bicep curls at the Cannon Air Force Base fitness center. Wescott has been competing in bodybuilding since 2009. Staff Sgt. Christopher Wescott represented Clovis in the 2011 Musclemania New Mexico State Championships in May in Albuqueque. […]

SOMSG sweeps basketball championships

By Tech. Sgt. Deidre E.E. Hines: 27th SOW Public Affairs Cannon’s 27th Special Operations Mission Support Group claimed both men’s intramural and over 30 base basketball championships. Although the tournament ended April 7, the coaches are still amped from their victories. “I knew we had a good shot at winning the championship,” said Steven McCoy, […]

Ticket feature: Team roping championships to begin Friday

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File photo Team roping is set to take place at the Curry County Events Center Friday through Sunday with events starting at 9 a.m. daily. Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Championships Team Roping will be taking place in Clovis Friday through Sunday. Sanctioned by the United States Team Roping Championships, the event will be […]

Shoutout

Area gymnasts win medals Area gymnasts recently competed in the 2010 USA Gymnastics New Mexico State Championships with more than 50 teams and 1,200 competitors. Gymnasts ranged from ages 5-25 and varied in experience. Categories included trampoline, synchronized trampoline, double mini, and tumbling. Eleven athletes from the area competed at the state Championships in their […]

Fighters fill Golden Gloves cards despite weather

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Gabino Armijo looks for an opening in the first round of his fight with Albuqerque’s Isaac Bautista in Friday’s 141-pound bout at the Golden Gloves state tournament at the Roy Walker Community Center. Armijo won in a decision. By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent Weather was naturally a concern as boxers […]

Zias seek turnaround

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks ENMU sophomore catcher Samantha Davis takes batting practice Monday at the ENMU softball field. By Dave Wagner: CNJ staff writer Samantha Davis was part of a successful high school softball program at Piedra Vista, winning back-to-back Class 4A state championships her junior and senior years. She figured she’d had enough […]

Inaugural state 42 championship set for Saturday

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Jerry Whitney of Texico shows off Thursday, what could be a great hand in the upcoming inaugural New Mexico state 42 championship this Saturday at the Texico Community Center. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent As a resident of Houston, Jerry Whitney had been to the Texas 42 dominoes championships in […]

Young fighters emerge

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Ayanna Vasquez, left, defeated Cheyenne Candalaria in a battle of 13-year-old girls during Saturday’s state Golden Gloves competition at Roy Walker Community Center. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Amateur boxers have to be at least 17 years old in order to be eligible to win Golden Gloves championships. But that […]

CHS girls third in district meet

CNJ staff SANTE FE — In their final outing before the state championships, Clovis High teams competed well in district swimming championships Saturday morning at Santa Fe High, with the girls placing third and the boys finishing sixth. Characterized as a fast-paced meet by Clovis coach Vincent DeMaio, each of the 14 boys and girls […]

Tae kwon do qualifiers head for Korea

By Dave Wagner Qualifying for the tae kwon do world championships was quite an accomplishment for three students of Eastern New Mexico Taekwon-Do in Portales. Instructor Steve Blakeley, who has taught tae kwon do for 32 years, said it’s the first time he’s had anybody make it to that level. But he knows the competition […]

Saturday area prep basketball summaries, state scores

CNJ STAFF Girls Class 1A Region A Championship At Grady Des Moines 45, Grady 40 Des Moines (26-1) — Emily Kennedy 4-5 2-2 11, Jodi Kibbe 4-10 3-4 11, Jamie Atwater 4-7 2-2 10, Annie Kennedy 1-7 4-6 6, Chasity Russell 0-1 3-4 3, Hanna Bray 1-1 0-0 2, Kelli Goodan 0-1 2-5 2. Totals […]