Gymnasts do well in nationals

CNJ STAFF Katlin Luscombe of Texico and Ann Marie McLelland of Clovis were part of a team of ninth athletes representing Muleshoe-based Acrospirit Trampoline and Tumbling to participate in the USA Gymnastics National Championships from July 12-22 in Sacramento, Calif. Luscombe, who will be a sixth grader at Texico Elementary this fall, and McLelland, a […]

American advances with win

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Clovis American first baseman Lucas Walthers releases a throw to gun down a Silver City runner during their first round state 9-10 little league tournament game Friday at Dickenson Field. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner Defense and pitching — and a few breaks — helped Clovis American advance to the winners bracket finals […]

New event prepares ropers for next step

By Eric Butler The double mugging event is new to the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals and it’s proving to be a popular competition. The term has nothing to do with smiling for the camera or accosting someone for monetary gain, but instead means helping a roper tie down a calf. The event — […]

Zia edges past Quay County

By Dave Wagner The Clovis Zia League All-Stars advanced to the finals of the Tri-County League Minor League All-Star tournament Wednesday night by edging Quay County 5-4 at Beachum Field. Zia will meet undefeated Clovis American at 7 p.m. tonight in the double elimination tournament. Third baseman Phillip Martinez lined a two-run double to left-center […]

Rodeo tradition runs in family

By Jack King Rodeoing runs in Tuf Cooper’s family. His dad, Roy Cooper, has won eight world championships, including one all-around title. His brother-in-law, Trevor Brazil, won the world all-around title last year and is first in Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association this year in steer roping. His uncle, Stran Smith, has made it to the […]

Cats post win over Levelland

CNJ STAFF The Clovis High Wildcats bolted to an 11-0 lead through four innings Monday night and cruised past Levelland 12-6 in the first game of a scheduled West Texas Baseball League doubleheader at Bell Park. The second game of the twin bill was canceled by rain and lightning in the top of the fourth […]

Clovis C beats Texico

CNJ Staff Daniel Cesarez hit a grand slam home run in an 11-run fourth and the Clovis “C” team rallied for four runs in the bottom of the seventh to beat Texico 16-15 at Bell Park Friday night to salvage a split of their baseball doubleheader. The Wolverines (8-4) won the opener 12-4, rallying for […]