Roosevelt All-Stars take major division

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Clovis American left fielder Miguel Vega comes up short as he dives for a fly ball hit by Roosevelt County’s Iszak Valdez in the first inning of Saturday’s District 3 majors bracket championship game at Beachum Field. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner The Roosevelt County All-Stars rode strong pitching and just enough hitting […]

Tascosa sweeps Clovis

CNJ STAFF AMARILLO — Amarillo Tascosa rallied for three runs in the bottom of the sixth to beat Clovis 5-3 and complete a sweep of their West Texas League baseball doubleheader on Saturday. Tascosa won the opener 13-3, ending the game in the bottom of the fifth on the league’s 10-run rule. Daniel Casarez doubled […]

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 […]

Texico senior double trouble for Elida

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Elida’s Thomas West scrambles back to second base as Texico shortstop Aaron Vaughan can’t corral an errant pickup off. during the fourth inning of Tuesday’s game at Brady Field. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Rick White Justin Loven has pitched well this season. He’s hit well this season. The problem is he hasn’t done […]

Hounds silenced in Kingsville after opener

CNJ staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — After a solid 5-1 win over Texas A&M-Kingsville in the opener of a three-game Lone Star Conference South Division series, Eastern New Mexico University’s offense dried up. The Greyhounds managed only one run over 18 innings the rest of the way, losing 8-1 in the second game of Friday’s doubleheader […]

Realty transfer tax still double taxation

Gayla Brumfield The Blue Ribbon Tax Commission recommended a slate of tax increases to be considered in the special state legislative session held in October. While that session failed to generate a comprehensive tax reform package, it is likely these proposals will return again. One of the more troublesome suggestions made by the commission, and […]

ENMU men’s basketball capsule

CNJ STAFF What: ENMU (13-6, 3-1) vs. West Texas A&M (13-6, 3-1) in a Lone Star Conference South Division game. When/where: 7:30 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena, Portales. Radio: KSEL-FM 95.3, KGNC-AM 710. Notes: The Greyhounds and Buffaloes are part of a four-way tie for the South lead with Midwestern State (13-6 overall) and Texas […]

Hounds subdue Abilene Christian

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Eastern senior point guard David Hamilton drives past Abilene Christian’s Cliff Green. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Shawn Scanlan liked the way his two starting big men played Thursday night. Jamaal Hunnicutt recorded a triple-double and Travazz Buckley added a double-double as the Greyhounds beat Abilene Christian 87-61 in Lone […]

Kingsville hands Hounds first South loss

CNJ STAFF KINGSVILLE, Texas — Senior guard Will Brown scored the final nine points in a game-opening 13-0 run and Texas A&M-Kingsville went on to beat Eastern New Mexico University 77-69 Saturday afternoon in Lone Star Conference South Division men’s basketball. Brown led four Javelinas in double figures with 23 points as TAMK (12-6, 3-0 […]

Clovis finishes pre-Christmas slate 10-1

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Clovis senior Justin Pinckney scored a game-high 21 points in Friday’s 93-66 win over Moriarty. CNJ photo by Rick White CNJ staff PAMPA, Texas — The Clovis High Wildcats took control with an early 11-point run and rode a balanced attack to a 56-44 victory Saturday over the Pampa Harvesters. Junior forward Dominique Easterlin scored […]

Zias lose to rugged foes

By Dave Wagner CANYON, Texas — Turnovers are still a problem, and the shooting comes and goes. Still, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team got a pretty good idea of where it stands after rugged games against West Texas A&M and Emporia State over the weekend in WT’s Thanksgiving Classic. The Zias lost […]

Lady Bronchos hand Bovina 78-40 setback

CNJ STAFF GRADY — Jennifer Blackburn, Taris Pond and Stephanie Bailey all scored 16 points Friday night as Grady’s girls rolled to a season-opening 78-40 win over the Bovina Fillies. The Lady Bronchos held Bovina (0-2) to just four second-quarter points in building a 40-16 halftime lead. Aerial Verbel gave Grady four players in double […]

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 […]