Ticket feature: Roping series coming to events center

Freedom New Mexico As many as 500 teams are expected to compete in the Matthews Land and Cattle No Bull Series this weekend at the Curry County Events Center. And with prizes such as a three-horse trailer, saddles, buckles, cash and more on the line, the event is sure to be highly competitive, according to […]

Airman takes on professional body-building

Courtesy photo Staff Sgt. Eric Schmidt, center, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron, stands among other winners after winning first place in his division and first place overall during the Organization of Competitive Bodybuilders Arizona Natural Bodybuilding and Figure Pro Qualifier Competition on Aug. 28. By Senior Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public Affairs Bodybuilding: […]

Competitive equals

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Cannon softball left fielder Desiree Cannon softball left fielder Desiree Anderson put her full force into the ball Saturday during the fourth inning of the team’s game against Coronitas Mas Fina at Bob Spencer Field. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico All sports have a high level of competitive play […]

Husband’s presence missed during trip

By Anita Tedaldi: FNM columnist This week, I took my six year old daughter Anna to a competitive gymnastics’ camp, 500 miles away from our home. She’s too young to stay overnight so we, myself and her four sisters, had to go with her. My husband and I had originally planned that I would take […]

Compete, but have balance

By Anita Doberman: Cannon Connections columnist I am a competitive person. Not too strange if you consider that my dad’s tender words in most situations that involved me and others were, “You must destroy your adversaries at all cost — I want to see destruction in your eyes.” And so I tried. I tried my […]

In tribute: Athlete strived for perfection

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Courtesy photo Cecil Davis, a 1950 graduate of Clovis High School, went on to play baseball and basketball at Wayland Baptist University and professional baseball in the Detroit Tiger and Cincinnati Reds organizations. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Clovis native Cecil Davis aimed for perfection in every sport he played and every job he […]

Show of power

Photo by Tonya Fennell Master Sgt. Steve Petersen plans to participate in a powerlifting competition Saturday in Anaheim, Calif. By Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections First one chalky hand then the other firmly grasps the bar loaded with weights. Slowly, Cannon Air Force Base Master Sgt. Steve Petersen bends and in one fluid motion lifts the […]

Mustangs throttle Hounds

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson ENMU running back Tim Hammett drags Midwestern State defensive back Darius Bortters into the end zone in the third quarter for the Greyhounds’ only score in Saturday’s 63-7 Lone Star Conference South Division loss to the Mustangs. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — There wasn’t much to […]

Pushing children not good idea

By Anita Doberman: Columnist My older daughters, ages 4 and 6, have recently started competitive sports. The younger one is on a gymnastics team and the older one on a cheer squad. I knew I had a competitive streak, but wasn’t aware that it would come out full force with my offspring. In fact, I […]

Mother can’t hide her team spirit

By Anita Doberman: Local columnist My older daughters, ages 4 and 6, have recently started competitive sports. The younger one is on a gymnastics team and the older one on a cheer squad. I knew I had a competitive streak, but wasn’t aware that it would come out full force with my offspring. I started […]

Coaches, AD back new plan

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Clovis athletic director Brian Stacy and several high school coaches are in favor of an administration proposal to put all ninth-graders in one location. Stacy said the number of academic casualties among athletes making the transition to 10th grade is high — many never regain their eligibility — plus […]

Differences not same as inequalities

By Leonard Pitts So, what might a smarter man have said? Put aside for a moment the fact that a smarter man would have backed away from the subject as though from a live grenade. If forced at gunpoint to respond, how would a smart man have analyzed the performance gap between male and female […]

Online library gift to readers the world over

CNJ staff As if the Internet didn’t already have more information than most people can process in a lifetime, Google, the search engine company, is planning to digitize entire books — millions of them — from major university and public libraries. Thus people at their home computers will have access to books previously available only […]

Finchers outslug Mystery

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Raul Ochoa of Odessa’s Mystery connects on a pitch in the first game of a double header against Lubbock’s Jimmy Finchers. (CNJ Photo/Mike Linn) CNJ Staff In a high-scoring game that included several hard-hitting Texans, Lubbock’s Jimmy Finchers was one run better than Odessa’s Mystery in Sunday’s championship game in the men’s competitive division of […]

Clovis falling behind in battle to keep cops

By Pam Sury Law enforcement is having a difficult time recruiting, hiring and training certified officers. The reasons for this range from monetary to an overall change in society. Recruiting police officers has become extremely competitive. Times have changed and a crisis has started. Right now, the Clovis Police Department is understaffed by an estimated […]

Texas preps begin grid workouts today

By Dave Wagner High school football practice begins today in Texas, and the three area programs have something in common: All are trying to improve on 4-6 records from 2002. David Wood begins his eighth season at Muleshoe, which went to the Class 3A semifinals three years ago but is coming off its first sub-.500 […]