Cats victimized by perfect game

CARLSBAD — Junior left-hander Caleb Prentiss got plenty of support from his teammates Friday night. He didn't need much. Prentiss tossed a six-inning perfect game as Carlsbad beat Clovis High 10-0 in the first game of a District 4-5A baseball doubleheader. The Cavemen also won the nightcap 14-1, clinching the district title. Clovis (8-16, 1-5 [...]

Late homers help Hobbs down CHS

HOBBS — The Hobbs Lady Eagles went to the long ball on Friday night. Scoring all but one of their runs on homers, the Lady Eagles pulled away in the fifth inning for a 6-1 win over Clovis High and a sweep of their District 4-5A softball doubleheader. Hobbs eked out a 3-2 win in [...]

Buffs rough up Hounds

West Texas A&M wasted little time jumping on Eastern New Mexico University in the opener of the team's four-game Lone Star Conference baseball series on Friday night at Greyhound Field. Tyler McKnight led off the game with a double and promtly scored on a since by Patrick Ramirez as the Buffaloes cruised to a 10-0 [...]

Main-ly busy

Downtown revitalization is in full swing in Clovis and Portales, and local MainStreet programs have been hard at work behind the scenes to help revamp these historical areas and bring fresh, fun events to area residents. While the constant road construction in Portales has brought its fair share of headaches for drivers, MainStreet is using [...]

Q&A: Roper discusses sport, visit to area

Texas Cowboy Hall of Famer and founder of the Professional Bull Riders (association) Cody Lambert stopped in Clovis on Friday to rope some calves. Cody Lambert Lambert, 51, rode bulls and broncs professionally for 17 years and said his calf roping at the Joe's Boot Shop Calf Roping rodeo was just for fun. Lambert retired [...]

In search of ponies: Kicking bucket not always bad

When the youngsters became the proud owners of a new colt, they set out on a mission to bond with him. Teaching him tricks became part of the fun, as they coaxed him to interact and do things in exchange for affection and treats. Mastering the challenge of standing on his hind legs was a [...]

McGee: No more shuckin’ and/or jivin’ for me

Going through my record collection the other day I ran across a 1982 album by Willie Nelson and the late, great Waylon Jennings titled "WWII." The first track on the LP is titled "Mr. Shuck and Jive." "Well, I can't say that anymore," I thought to myself. It turns out I'm not allowed to say [...]

Jury hands down murder indictment

A grand jury returned a first-degree murder indictment Friday against Daniel Murrell III, 23, of Clovis, who is accused of inflicting fatal injuries during the robbery and beating of 61-year-old Joe Garcia, according to District Attorney Matt Chandler. Murrell is accused of being the ringleader behind two muggings in January that injured Garcia and 82-year-old [...]

Cameron eliminates Zias from shot at LSC tourney

LAWTON, Okla. — Cameron manufactured a fifth-inning run with four walks and held off Eastern New Mexico University 4-3 on Friday, completing a doubleheader sweep which clinched the final spot in next week's eight-team Lone Star Conference softball tournament for the Aggies over the Zias. Cameron (16-30, 9-17 LSC) took the opener 11-3 as freshman [...]

ENMU women set two school records

LUBBOCK — Sophomore Kris-Ann Walter and the 1,600 relay team set Eastern New Mexico University school records in Thursday's Texas Tech Open track meet. Walter, a transfer from Adams State by way of Jamaica, brook the school mark in long jump by nearly a foot, going 19-6 to finish third. Her jump would have been [...]