Engagements — June 6

McShurley-Seefeld Scott and Cindy McShurley of Nacogdoches, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Stacy McShurley of Bedford, Texas, to Jason Seefeld of Lubbock, son of Larry and Margaret Seefeld of Clovis. Jason is the grandson of Joe King of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows Oct. 9 at the First United […]

Tech’s Seefeld adjusts to first base

CNJ staff LUBBOCK — Jason Seefeld is enjoying his final season of college baseball at Texas Tech. He only wishes the Red Raiders were doing a little better as a team. Playing first base most of the season after undergoing surgery on his left knee in October, the 2004 Clovis High grad is carrying a […]

Seefeld to undergo knee surgery

CNJ staff LUBBOCK — Former Clovis High standout Jason Seefeld, projected to be Texas Tech’s starting shortstop next season, is scheduled to undergo surgery today to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and likely will miss at least the first two months of the 2008 campaign, the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reported on […]

Seefeld selected for All-Star game

CNJ Staff Former Clovis Wildcat Jason Seefeld is making an All-Star return. The 2004 graduate of Clovis High School has been selected as an infielder for the Texas Collegiate League All-Star game Monday at Texas Christian University’s Lupton Stadium. The game begins at 6:05 p.m. (MDT) and will be televised live by Fox Sports Net […]

Seefeld hopes to settle on position

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer As he prepares for his final season of college baseball, 2004 Clovis High grad Jason Seefeld is hoping he’s finally found a position. Primarily a shortstop and relief pitcher with the Wildcats, Seefeld was used mainly as part of a designated hitter platoon as a freshman at the University […]

COLLEGE UPDATE: Seefeld glad to be back in area

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer It wasn’t the mild climate, the bustling campus life, or the baseball team for that matter. For Clovis High grad Jason Seefeld, leaving the University of Arizona was all about returning to his roots. After a productive freshman year at the Pac-10 school in which he batted above .300 […]

Former Clovis standout transfers to Texas Tech

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Former Clovis High baseball standout Jason Seefeld will ply his trade closer to home this year. The 2004 CHS graduate spent last season as a part-time designated hitter at the University of Arizona, but has transferred to Texas Tech. Seefeld, who hit .316 in 57 at-bats at Arizona last […]

CHS alum Seefeld hitting stride with Arizona

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Jason Seefeld knew Division I college baseball would be a large jump from the high school level, but he seems to have made the transition. The 2004 Clovis High graduate has stepped into a platoon role as a designated hitter for the sixth-ranked Arizona Wildcats. He is hitting .347 […]

Clovis grad searching for national title

CNJ staff Jason Seefeld is soon to leave for the University of Arizona, where he will be a member of the school’s baseball program. Before he goes, though, the Clovis High graduate is ready to help his summer team, the Lubbock Hubbers, try to win a national championship in the Connie Mack World Series in […]

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 […]

Cats fall in 5A baseball finals

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Clovis High sophomore second baseman Sean Cruce applies the tag on a steal attempt by La Cueva’s James Parr for a strike-’em-out, throw-’em-out double play in Saturday’s Class 5A state baseball championship in Albuquerque. Photo by Rick White By Rick White ALBUQUERQUE — There was no cardiac-inducing comeback this time as top-ranked La Cueva ended […]

Clovis advances to state championship

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Clovis senior Richard Urban started the game on the mound, helping the Wildcats advance to their first championship baseball game in school history. (CNJ staff photo/Rick White) By Rick White ALBUQUERQUE — Mark Young’s day went from futile to fruitful with one swing of the bat. The Clovis High senior third baseman doubled to ignite […]

CHS excited to play at Isotopes Park

By Rick White Jason Seefeld was given a tour of Isotopes Park on a recruiting trip to the University of New Mexico. He also attended several Albuquerque Isotopes games last summer while living there. That won’t stop the Clovis High senior shortstop and relief pitcher from being nervous when he takes the field for Friday’s […]

CHS baseball team advances to state semifinals

CNJ STAFF LAS CRUCES — The Clovis Wildcats advanced to the state semifinals for the first time in school history, edging Las Cruces Mayfield 8-7 in a Class 5A regional game Saturday at Apodoca Park. After allowing an unearned run in the seventh, Clovis reliever Jason Seefeld retired the next three batters in order with […]

Cats post two wins at Hobbs

CNJ STAFF HOBBS — The Clovis High Wildcats couldn’t get the sweep against Hobbs they knew they’d probably need to catch Carlsbad for the District 4-5A championship, but third-year coach Shane Shallenberger figures two out of three isn’t bad. The Cats suffered one bad inning in the middle game of the series, then rallied back […]

Cats clinch postseason berth

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Clovis sophomore Matt Ulibarri sprints out of the batter’s box after laying down a bunt in Saturday’s game at Bell Park. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner Jason Seefeld struggled early in the field, and the Clovis High baseball team got itself in a quick hole. Seefeld, though, pushed the Wildcats on top for […]

Urban helps Cats split with Alamo

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Clovis sophomore outfielder Eric Smith prepares to round first after the second of his two hits. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Rick White Richard Urban doesn’t overpower hitters with a blazing fastball or buckle knees with breaking balls. He just throws strikes and wins games. So when Clovis dropped the opener of Saturday’s non-district […]

Now & then — Ex-Clovis coach has new team on roll

By Dave Wagner Editor’s note: This is a periodic series on former area coaches and players. After a a rocky start, former Clovis High baseball coach Chad Payne has his Houston Memorial squad rolling along in first place in District 21-5A. The Mustangs went 5-8 in predistrict games, but led the district with a 9-0 […]

Homer-happy Cats sweep Manzano

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Playing in a small park with the wind howling out, no lead was safe Saturday in Clovis High’s three-game District 4-5A baseball marathon against Manzano. But the Wildcats prevailed, highlighted by a 21-16 win in the middle game in which they rallied from seven runs down in the sixth inning. Clovis […]

Cats sweep weekend road games

CNJ STAFF ALAMOGORDO — The Clovis High baseball team enjoyed a relatively relaxing weekend away from home as it tuned up for the start of District 4-5A play. The Wildcats pounded out 43 hits in three games, routing Alamogordo 7-1 and 17-5 on Saturday after rolling over Levelland, Texas, 15-2 on Friday. Clovis (11-1) begins […]