Feb. 13 Cannon Community

Tops in Blue performance — Air Force’s premiere entertainment showcase Tops in Blue will perform at 7 p.m. Feb. 23 at Eastern New Mexico’s Greyhound Stadium. The event is two-hours of music, dance and old-fashioned fun. It is free and open to the military and community. Volunteers needed — The Community Center is looking for […]

St. Edward’s tops Zias in finale

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO —Freshman right-hander Paige Sandahl allowed just two hits, walked none and struck out seven in pitching third-ranked St. Edward’s to a 2-0 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday in the St. Mary’s Classic softball competition. The Zias went 2-3 in what was their season-opening outing, losing to Rollins and […]

Late Mustangs run tops Zias

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Freshman forward Cierra Thompson’s layup with 12:01 left broke the game’s final tie and kicked off a 12-0 run that lifted Midwestern State to a 66-58 Lone Star Conference South Division women’s victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday night. The Mustangs (7-11, 2-2 South) put four players […]

Clovis Zia tops Roosevelt

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Zia outfielder Joseph Flores returns the ball to the infield after making a catch during Wednesday’s 9-10 District 3 Little League game against Roosevelt County at Beachum Field. Freedom New Mexico CLOVIS — The Zia All-Stars rallied for five runs in the top of the sixth to force extra innings, […]

Wayland Baptist tops ENMU in 10th

CNJ staff PORTALES — Catcher Brett Sheppard went 5-for-6, including a home run and a 10th-inning, go-ahead RBI single, lifting Wayland Baptist to an 11-8 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Tuesday night at Greyhound Field. Sheppard hit a two-run homer in the first, his fifth of the season, and led a 21-hit attack […]

Security forces airman also musician

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By Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Range, dexterity, and patience are traits that make for a well-trained security forces airman. For one such airman here, musical abilities should be added to that list. Senior Airman Mark Maddon, 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron, uses all those traits to enhance his life […]

Feb. 19 – Tops In Blue

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A young girl watches Tops In Blue Monday night at Marshall Auditorium. Tops In Blue, an Air Force group, portrayed 60 years of Air Force service this year.

Tops In Blue performing Clovis

Courtesy photo The U.S. Air Force’s Tops In Blue is offering a free night of family entertainment in the Marshall Junior High auditorium at 7 p.m. Feb. 18.  Freedom New Mexico staff Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. —The U.S. Air Force’s Tops In Blue is offering a free night of family entertainment in the Marshall Junior […]

Tops in Blue due Feb. 18

The U.S. Air Force’s Tops In Blue is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at Marshall Junior High auditorium. The show “will wind visually and musically through six decades of history with footage laced with songs from each era,” according to a news release from Cannon Air Force Base. The event is free. […]

And the show did go on …

Airman Wardell Wheeler Jr., 27th Services Squadron, pulls down light panels after the Top In Blue show Feb. 16. Ms. Janet Taylor-Birkey thanks to Cannon’s hard-working volunteers As she eyed more than 52,000 pounds of equipment waiting to be unloaded and assembled, Senior Airman Shawnta Butler, 27th Operation Support Squadron said, “no way.” Although not […]

Cannon Airman to audition for Tops in Blue

Airman Thomas Trower One of Cannon’s finest has been selected to audition at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, for Tops in Blue. Airman 1st Class Chonte Walker, 27th Civil Engineer Squadron, was selected from hundreds of applicants to audition for the Air Force performing arts program. This is an elite entertainment showcase program that tours […]

Tops in Blue sets America to music

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Sr. Airman Starlett Johnson-Derr (left) and Sr. Airman Stacy Bensing perform a rhythm and blues song during Thursday’s “Tops in Blue” performance at Doc Stewart Park. Made up of Air Force personnel, the band tours all over the world. Photo:Rick White By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent The military performers called one routine the “Musicology of […]

Military music group to be ‘Tops’ in Clovis

By David Arkin: CNJ Correspondent The military’s premier musical group will bring its tunes to Clovis on Thursday. Tops in Blue, an all-active duty Air Force special unit made up of talented amateur performers selected for their entertainment gifts, will play at the Doc Stewart Park at 8 p.m. on Thursday. Gates will open to […]

Santa Fe tops Cats

CNJ staff SANTA FE — Santa Fe scored three times in the first half en route to a 4-1 win over Clovis on Friday in a boys soccer game. Kendall Essex scored in the 70th minute for the Wildcats (1-9), one-timing a crossing pass from Mark Gant. Dewayne Roberts made 12 saves for the Wildcats.

Rocking the house

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“Tops in Blue” performs the opening number Wednesday at Doc Stewart Park across from Cannon Air Force Base. “Tops in Blue” performed music melodies from various music decades and styles. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina Some members of the “Tops in Blue” Air Force entertainment troupe weren’t even born when retired Lt. […]

Tops in Blue concert scheduled

CNJ Staff They may be called Tops in Blue but they won’t be singing the blues when they perform tonight in Clovis. America’s favorite Air Force Band will be tootin’ a selection of pop music ranging from the 1950s up to present when they perform at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Doc Stewart Park in the […]