Knights enjoying tourney

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Gilbert Salguero, coach of Gil’s Knights, shouts encouragement to his team from the dugout on Saturday during the Plateau Wireless Custom Classic at Guy Leeder Complex. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Plateau Wireless Custom Classic is in its 25th year in Clovis, and Gilbert Salguero has been a […]

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 […]

May 10, 2008 Best Bet on TV

What is it: Classic Boxing Where: ESPN When: 6:30 p.m. What it’s about: See the fight that started the downfall of Mike Tyson. The loss to James “Buster” Douglas sent off shock waves. Watch the slow eight-count for Douglas, and the knockout nobody expected.

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 […]

PHS presents

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Lauren Main, left (Louisa), Katie Bickley (Brigitta), Ty Bergman (Kurt) and Heather Stroud (Liesl) rehearse a scene in “The Sound of Music,” a full-scale musical which opens Friday at Portales High School. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Portales High School presents a timeless musical classic, “The Sound of Music,” […]

Zias lose in Phoenix finale

CNJ staff PHOENIX — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team closed out play in the Schutt Sports Division II Leadoff Classic softball tournament on Saturday, dropping a 5-3 decision to Minnesota State-Mankato. The Zias went 2-1 in pool play, including a 3-1 win over Mankato, to advance to the gold bracket. They split a […]

Shop the sales

The after Christmas sales are still going strong. Now is the time to buy cute, classic cashmere sweaters for a fraction of the cost. All coats, long-sleeved blouses and winter dress shoes are marked down considerably. Buy classic pieces (they never go out of style) now to compliment next year’s winter wardrobe. The department stores […]

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 […]

CHS BOYS BASKETBALL: Cats get finals rematch in Milk Cow Classic

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Clovis High boys basketball coach J.D. Isler watches as junior Bryce Hill, left, plays defense against sophomore Patrick Duffield during practice on Tuesday morning. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis High boys are hoping for a little less exciting matchup against Pampa than the last time they faced […]

Custom Classic has unwritten rules

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Freedom Newspapers: Andy DeLisleFlorence Jackson of the Clovis Benchwarmer swings at a pitch Friday during the 23rd annual Custom Classic softball tournament at Guy Leeder Softball Complex in Clovis. The tournament drew 126 teams. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer Ask before taking the last slice. Don’t date your friend’s sister unless you plan to […]

Former senator’s death ends classic success story

Freedom Newspapers With the passing of former U.S. senator and Treasury Secretary Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. last week, the nation lost someone who was influential on the political stage for more than two decades. As a native of the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, however, Bentsen represented something greater than that. The story of Lloyd […]

Milk Cow/Plateau tournaments

Milk Cow Classic

Custom Classic tournament special for participants

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Justin Sparkman of Lubbock’s Jake’s Sports Bar nails a pitch against Clovis’ Guys Electric on Saturday Morning at the 22nd Annual Custom Classic tourney in Clovis. Sparkman’s dad Harold helped start the tourney in 1983. (Staff photo: John Eisel) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent When he was a kid growing up in Clovis, Justin Sparkman […]

Umpiring at Custom Classic not a 9-to-5 job

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Umpire Jesse Gonzales of Clovis waits to make the call on a close play at the plate in a game between the Budweiser of Amarillo and the El Paso Jazz. Gonzales called the runner out. CNJ photo by Rick White By Eric Butler, CNJ Correspondent Brandon Harris was just getting up Friday night when many […]

Custom Classic cranking up again

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Rebels shortstop Chad Davis leaps for a liner during last year’s annual Custom Classic softball tournament at Guy Leeder Softball Complex. CNJ file photo. By Eric Butler, CNJ Correspondent After sweeping through the recreation division undefeated in last year’s Custom Classic, members of the Clovis X-Treme women’s softball team thought maybe a step up in […]

Clovis hoop capsules

CNJ staff Boys Frenship (7-9) at Clovis (13-1), 6:45 p.m., Rock Staubus Gym Frenship is struggling at under .500 a year after going 30-8 and reaching the Class 4A regional semifinals. … The Tigers have size in 6-6 senior Brendan Cimino and 6-4 sophomore Nick Evans. Evans is Frenship’s leading scorer at 12.9 points and […]

CHS holiday tournament schedule

CNJ STAFF Boys Milk Cow Classic At Rock Staubus Gym Today’s games Amarillo Tascosa vs. Los Lunas, 10:45 a.m. Rio Rancho vs. Las Cruces Onate, 2:45 p.m. Santa Fe St. Michael’s vs. Abilene Cooper, 4:30 p.m. Mustang, Okla., vs. Clovis, 8 p.m. Girls Plateau Holiday Classic At Rock Staubus Gym Today’s games Portales vs. Clovis […]

Hounds, Zias hit road

CNJ staff CNJ STAFF Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball teams return to the road this weekend against challenging opponents. The men travel to Las Cruces for a 7:05 p.m. tipoff on Saturday against Division I New Mexico State. The women face host and Lone Star Conference South Division rival West Texas A&M at 5 p.m. […]

No. 16 Bobcats bounce Hounds

CNJ staff MARYVILLE, Mo. — Northwest Missouri State, ranked No. 16 in the NCAA Division II preseason poll, stayed perfect on the season with a 90-82 win over Eastern New Mexico in the championship game of the 28th annual Ryland Milner Classic, hosted by the Bearcats. The Greyhounds shot a blistering 63 percent from the […]

Zias fall in Classic final

CNJ staff PHOENIX — Despite having only one player reach double figures in scoring, Fort Lewis College defeated Eastern New Mexico 63-60 in the championship game of the Canyon Classic at Grand Canyon University. Amy Mohr led all scorers with 20 points and 10 rebounds, as the Skyhawks improved to 4-0 on the season. Fort […]