CHS SOFTBALL: Hobbs sweeps Lady Wildcats

CNJ staff HOBBS — In need of a split to close in on a Class 5A postseason berth, the Clovis High softball team couldn’t find its offense Tuesday. Hobbs senior pitchers Patricia Huerta and Chelsey Drummond, who struggled in a high-scoring twin bill in Clovis earlier, allowed just six hits between them as the Lady […]

Zias drop first four games in tourney

CNJ staff PHOENIX — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team has dropped four consecutive games in the Schutt Sports Division II Leadoff Classic, losing a doubleheader to Hawaii-Hilo on Wednesday by scores of 7-3 and 8-1, and falling Thursday to Central Washington 4-3 and to Cameron 10-5. The Zias (8-8) are slated to meet […]

Fast-pitch league off to solid start

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The fruits of the a new youth fast-pitch softball league in Clovis probably won’t be seen at the high school level for a few years, but league president Yolanda Aguilar said things went well during the league’s recently-completed first season. It was a learning experience for coaches as well […]

Roosevelt pitcher dominates

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Roosevelt catcher Raymond Martinez pulls down the ball as Justin Graham slides in with Clovis American’s only run in a 4-1 loss during Friday’s 11-12-year-old division District 3 clash at Dickenson Field. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent It wasn’t long into the game before the Clovis American players realized that […]

Struggling Hounds lose twice to Cameron

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Hounds left fielder Gilbert Alvarado hacks a ball into play during the second game of Friday’s doubleheader. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Cameron played an errorless doubleheader on Friday. On the other hand, when Eastern New Mexico University made fielding mistakes, the Aggies made them pay for […]

Lady Cats top Portales for first-day tourney split

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Brandi Thomas didn’t want to end the day on a sour note. Freshman pitcher Tisa Forrest made sure she and the rest of her Clovis High teammates wouldn’t, pitching the Lady Wildcats past Portales 4-1 Friday night for a first-day split in the season-opening Clovis Invitational round-robin softball tournament […]

Cats hold off Rio Rancho for Invite title

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Clovis third baseman Jared Powers looks to second base after tagging Rio Rancho baserunner out on a squeeze attempt during Saturday’s Clovis Invitational championship game at Bell Park. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis High baseball team made efficient use of limited offense Saturday night. Held hitless for […]

Local youth fast-pitch league in works

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Developing a youth fast-pitch softball organization in a slow-pitch softball town is no easy task. Just ask Yolanda Aguilar. But Aguilar, and other like-minded proponents of fast-pitch softball, may be on the verge of turning the corner. An informational meeting for parents interest in organizing an area fast-pitch league is […]

Wildcats pull out two squeakers

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Clovis’ Jonathan Sisneros lays down a bunt during the opening game of a doubleheader Thursday against Plainview at Bell Park. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ staff Parker Wood drew a two-out, bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the seventh to give the Clovis Wildcats a 7-6 victory Thursday night over Plainview, Texas, and a sweep […]

Time Marches On, and Clutter Takes a Toll

By Curtis K. Shelburne Our church is in the midst of some very serious renovation and general “upgrading” of facilities, and that’s exciting! It’s also interesting. Since my office/study is one of the areas being renovated, I have spent more time than I care to admit cleaning out one closet and one desk. It just […]