Anniversaries, birthdays, engagements, weddings, births and honors

Engagements McDonald/Moreno Kristie McDonald and Rick Moreno, both of Clovis, announce their engagement and approaching marriage. The groom is the son of Pat Moreno, of Clovis and Rick Moreno of California. The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. on Oct. 8, 2005, at the Sunken Gardens. The reception will follow the ceremony. The bride-elect […]

Cronk looking to turn around struggling team

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer After five years as an assistant coach for the Clovis baseball team, Brian Cronk has headed out on his own, taking the reins as head coach at Herschi High School in Wichita Falls, Texas. Cronk has had many stops in his baseball journey, but the latest one will present […]

Clovis junior likes getting down and dirty


Clovis shortstop Sean Cruce tries to beat the tag of Frenship High’s first baseman during the first game of their doubleheader Tuesday at Bell Park. Cruce was called out on the play. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Rick White Matt Ulibarri is a dirt magnet when it comes to baseball. Just check out his […]

Seefeld awaiting today’s baseball draft

By Dave Wagner Recent Clovis High graduate Jason Seefeld has a full-ride baseball scholarship to the University of Arizona for next year, but he’ll be keeping an eye on this week’s first-year player draft, which starts today. Seefeld, the Wildcats’ shortstop for most of his high school career and their closer on the mound the […]

CHS opens summer season with sweep

CNJ STAFF With a half-dozen seniors graduating this spring off a Class 5A state runnerup team, coaches Shane Shallenberger and Brian Cronk hope the Clovis High summer baseball program will answer a lot of questions for next year’s squad. Clovis opened its West Texas League schedule Tuesday night at Bell Park with a 14-6, 9-6 […]

Pitcher delivers art

By Eric Butler Brian Cronk is a former minor league baseball player in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. But he’s also an artist — and we’re not talking about the walks he’s drawn on the diamond. Blank sheets of paper in Cronk’s hands often turn into sketches. Most are composites of already existing characters, but with […]