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American falls in regional LL softball opener

ALBUQUERQUE — One bad inning did in the Clovis American Junior All-Stars on Saturday. Texas East representative Sinton LL of Corpus Christi scored nine times in the top of the second and went on to a 10-0 first-round victory over American in the...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    July 21, 2017

LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL: American on a mission

CLOVIS — The state’s Little League junior softball champion knows its not unbeatable, and last week’s state tournament proved that. But Clovis American also proved it’s a force to be reckoned with, and they hope to prove it again with a Littl...

 

ENMU rodeo coach honored

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University rodeo coach Albert Flinn was honored by the Sixx Shooter Gallery in Fort Sumner Friday. He was one of four honored as part of the gallery’s annual Billy the Kid Legend Day celebration. Since becoming...

 

CHS football ticket sales start July 31

CLOVIS — Reserved seats for the 2017 Clovis High School football regular season will go on sale July 31, according to a release from the school athletic department. Anybody who had a reserved seat during the 2016 season has until Aug. 17 to renew...

 

Fontenot tournament set for next week

CLOVIS — The annual Tyler Fontenot “It’s All Good” memorial golf tournament will be held July 27 at Colonial Park Golf Course. Check-in for the four-person scramble will begin at 4:30 p.m. with tee-off to start at 5:30 p.m. Food will be...

 

ENMU teams make additions

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team has added four players, including a Division I transfer and a sibling junior college pair. Pitcher Kim Herron, infielder Lauren Likes, outfielder Emma Gary and pitcher/outfielder Hanna...

 

LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL: American wins state title

ALBUQUERQUE — All it took for the Clovis American Junior Little League softball team on Tuesday night was one big inning. Make that one HUGE inning. Down 4-2, American scored 16 runs in the bottom of the third and went on to an 18-8 win over...

 

American to play for LL softball title

ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis American Junior Little League softball team will play for a state championship tonight. American advanced to the finals of the 13-14 age group on Monday night, forcing a second championship game at 5:30 p.m. today with a...

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports    July 16, 2017

PHS athlete header for Junior Olympics nationals

PORTALES — Portales High senior-to-be Jessica Campbell didn’t have to worry about winning the heptathlon competition at last weekend’s U.S. Track & Field Junior Olympics Region 10 competition at Mesa (Arizona) Community College. That’s...

 

Softball pulls split early in junior tournament

ALBUQUERQUE —The Clovis American junior softball team is 1-1 so far this weekend, and now has to win a pair of games on Sunday to stay alive in state Little League competition hosted by Atrisco Valley. American defeated Deming 14-12 Friday, and fel...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    July 16, 2017

Local Senior Olympians set

CLOVIS — Of all of the sports Wendell Osborn has picked up, and there are plenty, golf has never been one of them. "I was a farmer, and I spent all morning on a tractor," said Osborn, 79. "I looked...

 
 By Kevin Wilsno    Sports    July 15, 2017

Clovis, Portales leave 7-on-7 with work to do

PORTALES - There's still plenty of time left before two-a-day practices start for prep football, and even more time before the regular season kicks off. Good news for the Clovis Wildcats and Portales...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    July 14, 2017

American softball squad enters state tournament

CLOVIS - Laser throws to first, without an arc. Middle infielders on second base before the double-play throw comes. Relay throwers in place in case the runner tags on that outfield fly. It sometimes...

 

Prock invited to speak at Oklahoma clinic

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Josh Prock has been invited to speak July 25 at the Oklahoma Coaches Association Clinic, according to a release from ENMU. The clinic is open to all coaches in Oklahoma. Prock,...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    July 13, 2017

Getting air time

PORTALES - There's plenty of seven-on-seven football to be seen the next few weeks in Portales, with the biggest helping coming today and tomorrow. But no matter how many players are out there, the...

 

Weekly New Mexico fishing report

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream,...

 

ENMU begins membership drive, ticket sales

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University is beginning its Greyhound Club membership drive and sales of season tickets for football and basketball. All 2016-17 Greyhound Club members have first choice in seat renewals and season ticket purchases,...

 

Frye, Cass earn ENMU's Greatest Greyhound awards

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University athletics officials said competition was tight for its annual Greatest Greyhound awards. Still, the winners aren’t exactly a surprise, as All-Americans Lauren Frye and Kamal Cass were also selected for...

 

RC bows in finals of tourney

CLOVIS — Roosevelt County reached the finals of the state Intermediate Little League (ages 11-13) state baseball tournament at Mike Harris Field, but lost twice to Albuquerque-based East Mountain in the double-elimination event. After beating...

 

Crockett, Matadors move on to TBT second round

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Matadors, a mostly Texas Tech alumni team including Clovis native Jaye Crockett, have moved on to the second round of The Basketball Tournament, scoring a 76-72 win over the Washington Generals. The Matadors move on to a...

 

Area athletes prep for national high school rodeo

Almost a dozen athletes from eastern and southeastern New Mexico have qualified for the National High School Finals Rodeo, scheduled for July 16-22 at Gillette, Wyoming. The event features more than 1,750 contestants representing 43 states, five...

 

ENMU claims LSC academic award

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University has earned the Lone Star Conference’s Academic Excellence Award for the 2016-17 school year, while ENMU women’s teams posted the league’s best cumulative grade point average in three sports. It marked...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    July 9, 2017

Portales' Ramirez signs with Ecclesia College

PORTALES - One signing led to another, and another Portales Ram is getting set to play college basketball. Recent graduate Junior Ramirez has inked a letter-of-intent to play for Ecclesia College in...

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports    July 9, 2017

Local gymnasts take national podium

Clovis Gymnastics Academy members Riley Rohrbach and Mikaela Snider finished first and third, respectively, in age 13-14 Level 10 girls trampoline competition at the weeklong USA Gymnastics national...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    July 8, 2017

Crockett ready for second run at TBT

CLOVIS — Jaye Crockett is still plugging away at his international pro basketball career. But he’s hopeful he can get a payout in the United States in the next few weeks. Crockett, a 2009 Clovis High graduate, will play today in the first round...

 

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