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 By Peter Stein    Sports    July 18, 2018 

Wolves honored

Championship seasons don’t go unnoticed by All-Star voters. And this year was no exception. When the votes were in for the 3A All-State baseball team, seven players from Texico’s 27-2 state championship squad had been selected. Among that seven...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    July 17, 2018

All-American boy

CLOVIS — Any father will say that his son is uniquely talented. In this case, though, Clovis resident Johnny Jimenez might be on to something. Johnny's son Javier can give radar guns a jolt, throwin... Full story

 By Peter Stein    Sports    July 15, 2018

State champs again

CLOVIS — The players on last year's Clovis American 13-14 Junior League softball team know well what it means to repeat as New Mexico state champions because they had hands directly in both. The...

 By Eric Murray    Sports    July 15, 2018

Urquizo is 'somebody' fighting for title

CLOVIS — Told by some he’d be a nobody in life, Clovis boxer Rico Urquizo has certainly become a somebody. Urquizo, 36, owns his own business — Show Tyme Flooring and Roofing in Clovis — and has been a professional boxer since 2012. Now, the...


Clovis American moves step closer to state title repeat

CLOVIS - Friday the 13th was anything but unlucky for Clovis American's 13-14 junior league team. Putting a stamp on the game early with a two-out, first-inning rally, and staying in command with...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    July 14, 2018

BREAKING: Clovis American wins semifinal

CLOVIS - Clovis American's 13-14 junior softball team has inched closer still. With this morning's 12-2, five-inning New Mexico State Little League semifinal rout of Copper at the Lady Wildcats...

 By Eric Murray    Sports    July 13, 2018

Rams getting ready

PORTALES — Before a football team can celebrate state championships and all the glory that comes with them, it must first think about getting better everyday. July and August may be the dog days of...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    July 11, 2018

School of basketball

CLOVIS - Jaye Crockett and Teya Morris have a few things in common. They both graduated from Clovis High School after stellar basketball careers. They each chose Texas colleges at which to continue...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    July 11, 2018

Jaye Crockett: Pro player, world traveler

CLOVIS - In a LeBron-weary world of max contracts, free agent departures and trade demands, there are highly-skilled players who don't get much national attention, but are living pretty cool lives...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    July 8, 2018

Local rodeoers ready for prep national finals

Every lasso they’ve swirled, every calf or goat they’ve roped, every bull they’ve managed to stay atop have all been in preparation for moments like this. Eight local teens have qualified for the National High School Finals Rodeo, to be held... Full story

 By Peter Stein    Sports    July 8, 2018

Clovis American takes control in softball tourney

CLOVIS — Bats that got swinging after a slow start. Feet that motored around the basepaths turning doubles into triples. Opportunistic baserunners capitalizing on errors. Stellar pitching and crisp... Full story


What's Happening, July 8

The Clovis Wildcat boys basketball camp will be held July 16-18 at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Registration will be held 7 a.m. July 16 in the gym lobby. The registration cost is $50 per camper, or $40 per camper if entering siblings. Information:...

 By Eric Murray    Sports    July 6, 2018

Junior 'Cats looking to survive Little League fray.

CLOVIS - The 2018 New Mexico Junior Softball state championship will go through Clovis - in more ways than one. The Wildcats 13-14 junior league team is the defending state champion, and will have an...


4 Portales players make All-State team

PORTALES — Four Portales players made the 4A All-State baseball team this week, led by first-team selection Joel Legarda. The senior catcher is joined from the Rams by second-team selection Luciano Rodriguez — a third baseman who was just a fresh...


Charity softball touranment is a go

CLOVIS — The Clovis Softball Association received enough entries to do its annual “Striking Out Cancer” benefit tournament. However, there won’t be a women’s bracket. Tournament Director Roger Jackson originally said the tournament would...


ENMU women tops in LSC academically

RICHARDSON, Texas — For the second-straight year, and third time overall, Eastern New Mexico University has claimed a share of the Lone Star Conference’s Academic Excellence Award. The award, now... Full story


Cats claim tourney in Littlefield

LITTLEFIELD, Texas — The Clovis High softball team claimed the tournament championship at Littlefield’s Midnight Madness Tournament, winning five of six games overall. Clovis, playing in the high school division, went 1-1 in pool play and took...

 By Kevin Wilson    Sports    July 3, 2018

Clovis' Faircloth signs with Adams State

CLOVIS — To have a big senior season for the Clovis Wildcats, Colson Faircloth didn’t need to prove himself as a college-level pitcher. Turned out, being Colson Faircloth was enough. Following a season where he was one of many things that went ri...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    July 1, 2018

Texico's Luscombe to go into NMHSCA Hall of Honor

TEXICO — A last-second shot to win a state championship doesn’t define Richard Luscombe. Nor do the six championships he won prior to that. Luscombe is a teacher, a family man, so many things... Full story

 By Eric Murray    Sports    July 1, 2018

Mush-needed cause

PORTALES — For three years running, Portales has hosted a charity event at its Portales Softball Complex, in conjunction with the Relay for Life, to raise additional proceeds toward cancer...


What's Happening, July 1

The Clovis Softball Association is seeking teams for its Batting Out Cancer fundraiser tournament on Saturday. All men’s teams will play under Class D rules, and all women’s teams will play under equalizer rules (one run per inning per classifica...


Two Clovis baseball players earn USA Today honors

CLOVIS — A pair of seniors from the Clovis High baseball program received spots on the All-USA New Mexico Baseball Team, as selected by USA Today High School Sports. Jace Piepkorn was a... Full story

 By Peter Stein    Sports    June 27, 2018

Clovis progresses at NM State scrimmages

Clovis High’s football team continues its small steps toward the 2018 season, with more of those steps taken over this past weekend. The Wildcats took part in the New Mexico State University 7-on-7 scrimmages in Las Cruces, and they saw some good...


Texico hazing probe is over

TEXICO — A months-long investigation into allegations of hazing by Texico baseball team members did not reveal wrongdoing on the part of any players or coaches, Superintendent Rob Brown said Tuesday. Brown said findings from Doug Bowman of the...


LSC's spring honor roll released

RICHARDSON, Texas — The Lone Star Conference announced its Commissioner’s Honor Roll list for the 2017-18 spring semester on Tuesday, and Eastern New Mexico was among the LSC’s better-performing schools. The Greyhounds, who have had a number...


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