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Local gymnasts excel in national meet

J.D. Hipp is not the father of 16-year-old Mikaela Snider nor 11-year-old Kailie Wieland. But he’s like a proud papa this month just the same. Hipp serves as gymnastics coach for Snider and Wieland. Each gymnast competed in the 2019 USA Gymnastic...

 

Price named new ENMU baseball coach

PORTALES — Becoming Eastern New Mexico’s head baseball coach seemed the next logical step for Riley Price. The Kansas native, like his father, played college ball. Price has had to be versatile...

 

ENMU eyeing women's golf

PORTALES — Anyone expecting Eastern New Mexico’s athletic teams to bolt the Lone Star Conference and return to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics should not hold their collective breaths. ENMU president Jeff Elwell said...

 

Softball tournament gets started

CLOVIS — Some Little League All-Star teams don’t even score 19 runs in an entire tournament. Friday night, Roosevelt County’s Junior League District 3 team scored 19 in one-half inning. Yup, 19....

 

Greyhounds add one more piece

It’s been an NBA offseason where you need a scorecard to keep track of all the wild and wacky moves. For the NCAA Division II Eastern New Mexico men’s basketball team, it hasn’t been anywhere near as crazy. But the Greyhounds have made a...

 

Clovis to host pair of Little League tourneys

With July 4 having come and gone, it’s time for the Little League state baseball and softball tournaments. Some tournaments are underway, most begin this weekend, others don’t start until the weekend of July 19-21. Locally, the 9-11 year-old...

 

ENMU athletic director search ongoing

PORTALES — Roughly two weeks after Eastern New Mexico University athletic director Greg Waggoner turned in his resignation, the process of replacing him is humming along. Waggoner’s resignation became public on June 25, was formally announced by...

 
 By Peter Stein    News    July 3, 2019

Artist depicts imaginary escape

MELROSE - Who hasn't opened a book and embarked on a journey? Whether it was down a rabbit hole, into outer space, back to a bygone century or into a future one, everybody has been taken on a trip by...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    June 26, 2019

Waggoner departing as ENMU athletic director

PORTALES — Greg Waggoner is moving on. Waggoner on Monday officially resigned as Eastern New Mexico University athletic director, submitting his letter of resignation to university president Jeff Elwell, though Elwell stated on Tuesday afternoon...

 
 By Peter Stein    News    June 26, 2019

Still working

There they were, Patrick Swayze and Chris Farley, in what was to become an instant Saturday Night Live classic. According to the sketch's premise, they were competing for a spot in the famous...

 
 By Peter Stein    News    June 23, 2019

Draggin' Main Music Festival: Loverboy headlining festival

Turn them loose. Loverboy - a band that Baby Boomers and Gen X-ers surely remember, a band whose music most Millennials and Gen Z-ers have probably heard, whether they realize it or not - will be...

 
 By Peter Stein    News    June 23, 2019

Draggin' Main Music Festival: A trip back in time

CLOVIS — This is the time of year that Clovis goes back in time. Drive-ins. ’50s music and nostalgic tours. ’60s music. Even some ’80s rock. Bringing together all of the above and more is the Draggin’ Main Music Festival, scheduled to run...

 
 By Peter Stein    News    June 23, 2019

Draggin' Main Music Festival: Led to singing

For Josh Wilson, it was no accident. No serendipity. No coincidence. Wilson’s life, like everyone’s, has taken him on a path. But because of his deep spirituality, Wilson thinks he was led to a career as a Christian singer/songwriter. “God... Full story

 
 By Peter Stein    News    June 23, 2019

Draggin' Main Music Festival: Aundrea Dawson: Faith, family and music

Aundrea Dawson has many loves. Faith. Family. Music. Basketball. Faith is likely first and foremost, the fountain from which the other three spring. Basketball was a passion in the 1990s — especially near decade’s end when she helped Clovis...

 
 By Peter Stein    News    June 23, 2019

Draggin' Main Music Festival: Yesterday: When Paul McCartney (maybe) was draggin' Main

It was a case of hello, goodbye. That's how quickly Joe Jones and his cousin Gary Rector saw a man they were fairly certain was ex-Beatles legend Paul McCartney on Clovis' Main Street around 1973. It...

 
 By Peter Stein    News    June 23, 2019

Clovis hosts its latest Classic

CLOVIS - Smack in the middle of the fray, in the center of the many softball fields hosting games for the 36th annual Custom Classic softball tournament, was a sign reading 'Welcome to the 'Guy'...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    June 19, 2019

Custom Classic set for 36th go-around

CLOVIS — The Plateau Custom Classic has become as much a part of the local summer as heat, thunderstorms and more heat. Now in its 36th year, the Classic is still as big a summer tradition than...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    June 9, 2019

Wolverines grab some final W's

Officially, high school sports season ended in May. For Texico it was May 18 in Albuquerque to be exact, as the Wolverines baseball team routed Estancia 13-3 at the University of New Mexico’s Santa Ana Star Field to win the program’s fourth...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    June 9, 2019

Rodeo provides adrenaline for crowd, contestants

CLOVIS — Ropin’, rustlin’ and ridin.’ Three words that are a surefire sign the rodeo was in town. In a tradition that began in 1971, cowboys and cowgirls from throughout the southwest...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    June 5, 2019

Pioneer Rodeo offers plenty for fans

CLOVIS - Ride 'em cowboy won't cut it. When it comes to the Pioneer Rodeo Days, it's ride 'em cowboy, cowgirl, even young-uns. This year's rodeo, the 49th installment, will take place Thursday,...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    June 5, 2019

Texico league opens

TEXICO - Are you ready for some basketball? Girls from around Eastern New Mexico are, and they descended on Texico High School Monday for the start of the Texico Girls Basketball League. It was the...

 
 By Peter Stein    News    June 2, 2019

Leslie Candy Co. shutting down

CLOVIS - You could see it, couldn't you? Homer Simpson holding treats from Leslie's Candy in one of his yellow paws, saying "Mmmmmm, cinnamon suckers." Alas, Homer is a fictional character, a cartoon....

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    June 2, 2019

Roping event slated

If there’s a heaven, John D. Holleyman is probably thundering across it, a rope twirling high above his head, a hardy steed below him. In life, Holleyman considered it heaven-on-earth to be roping and ranching, so it makes sense to think he’d spe...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    June 2, 2019

Nusser leaves dream job as Ram baseball coach

Dusty Nusser came out of Portales High School, unlike a lot of graduates, knowing exactly the career path he wanted to follow. "I wanted to teach and coach football and baseball," Nusser said. He's...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 26, 2019

Clovis, Portales filling coach slots

It’s the time of year when high school coaches come and high school coaches go. And there have been plenty of comings and goings at Portales High this spring, which will make the Rams’ varsity coaching landscape look a bit different next season....

 

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