Friends, famiy compete

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Shad Mayfield of Clovis ropes his calf Thursday in the ribbon Roping event of the HPJRA at the Curry County Events Center. Mayfield posted a time of 8.02.

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com CLOVIS — It was a quiet night at the Curry County Events Center, unlike the morning that preceded it and the nights that are about to follow. But some noise was worth tolerating. “I figure you don’t want to turn off the air conditioning,” Todd Handley said, “so I’ll […]

ENMU’s Buurma recognized

Staff report Eastern New Mexico University quarterback Jeremy Buurma is one of 182 college football players nominated for the 1014 Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works team. Buurma, a Las Cruces High graduate who will be a redshirt junior in the fall, was recognized for community service accomplishments including organizing and instructing a four-week […]

Roosevelt County pair set for last high school finals rodeo

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com Both Hunter Haley and Joshua Walker will have experience on their side this week in Rock Springs, Wyoming.  But both recent high school graduates and High School National Finals Rodeo veterans know it simply comes down to who makes the best runs in the big crowd. Haley, a graduate […]

High Plains Junior Rodeo wrapping up 40th year

Staff report The High Plains Junior Rodeo is four decades into rodeo for youth. Or, as the organization bills it in the newsletter, “40 Years of Awesome.” Here are five things to know about this week’s High Plains Junior Rodeo Finals, which begins 5 p.m. Tuesday with slack. All events are at the Curry County […]

ENMU offers high school volleyball camp

Eastern New Mexico University is holding a volleyball camp for players entering grades 9-12. The camp runs 8:30 a.m.-noon Monday through Friday at Greyhound Arena. Instruction will be done by ENMU volleyball coaching staff and players. Registration is $60, with the fees covering lunch and a camp T-shirt, with registration 8 a.m. Monday. Information: 791-3991.

Youth volleyball camp set for Monday

The Portales High School volleyball program is offering its annual Dream Big camp for players entering kindergarten through fourth grade. The introductory camp will be held 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Monday through Wednesday at Portales Junior High School, with a skill presentation on Wednesday. The camp will run by Portales coach Ruth Chavez and a collection […]

New Mexico fishing report — July 10

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and 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, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.   Northeast Charette Lakes: Fishing was fair to […]

N.M. fishing report — July 3

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and 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, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.   Northeast Charette Lakes: Fishing was fair to […]

District 3 Little League all-star tournaments

District 3 Double elimination 9-10 year-old division Monday Game 1: Clovis Zia 14, Quay 4, 4 innings Tuesday Game 2: Clovis Zia 11, Roosevelt County 8 Wednesday Game  3: Roosevelt County 19, Quay County 9, 4 innings Thursday Game 4: Roosevelt County at Clovis Zia, 7 p.m. 10-11 year-old division Monday Game 1: Roosevelt County 11, […]

One down, 202 to go

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero
Cleats and Cleavage starter Mirna Valdez cheers on teammates as they run for home plate during Cleats and Cleavage’s game against the Scorpions Friday night at Guy Leeder Softball Complex

By Kevin Wilson kwilson@cnjonline.com There’s no shortage of softball in Clovis, and there’s no shortage of tournaments during the summer at Guy Leeder Softball Complex. But Friday marked the opening of the city and center’s showcase, the Custom Classic. In its 31st year, the tournament annually draws more than 100 slow-pitch teams of all ages […]

N.M. Fishing Report — June 26

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and 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, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.   Northeast Charette Lakes: We had no reports […]

Segelke, Medlin win CNFR titles

Staff report CASPER, Wyo. — Eastern New Mexico University didn’t get the College National Finals Rodeo women’s team title it was hoping for, but ENMU did claim a couple of national champions in Saturday’s short go. Senior Logan Medlin and partner Billy Bob Brown of Tarleton State successfully defended their title of a year ago […]

Hounds eye another title run

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Jeremy Buurma won’t admit he was surprised by Eastern New Mexico University’s Lone Star Conference football co-championship last fall. That’s not to say he doesn’t understand others’ shock. “(The season) turned out a lot better than a lot of people thought, maybe even to some of our own players,” […]

Spikeball showcase set for Saturday

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By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com The Clovis Spikeball Showcase, set for Saturday morning at Hillcrest Park, is billed as an introductory event to show residents the  sport, which was actually invented in 1989 but experienced a resurgence early this decade. Harding Brumby and Darrian Whiting, two local Spikeball players, showed us some basics about […]

Medlin has shot at repeat CNFR title

Staff report CASPER, Wyo. — Eastern New Mexico University’s Logan Medlin and partner Billy Bob Brown of Tarleton State are positioned for a possible repeat title in team roping in tonight’s short go of the College National Finals Rodeo. ENMU junior Hayden Segelke is also looking for a title in goat tying. ENMU will have […]

Rams part of round-robin tourney

Portales High’s summer baseball team will be part of a round-robin tournament to be played Friday through Sunday at Ram Field and Clovis’ Bell Park, featuring six teams. Clovis will play all five games at home and Portales four, while the other teams will vary their road and neutral-site games. The Rams will play 2 […]

Zias have rough Thursday at CNFR

Staff report CASPER, Wyo. — Eastern New Mexico University’s women had a rough night in breakaway roping competition on Thursday in the College National Finals Rodeo. Juniors Keely Weger and Taylor Smith both posted no-times for the Zias. ENMU had the top three finishers in the event in the Southwest Region and none will make […]

New Mexico fishing report — June 19

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and 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, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Charette Lakes: Trout fishing was good with several […]

ENMU women move into tie for lead at CNFR

Staff report CASPER, Wyo. — Eastern New Mexico University junior Hayden Segelke tied for second in Wednesday’s third round of goat tying competition in the College National Finals Rodeo. Segelke maintained her lead in the average by one-tenth of a second, with two more nights of competitors left in the third round. About half of […]

Greyhound signee drafted by Astros

Staff report Dexture McCall, an Eastern New Mexico University baseball signee, was chosen in this month’s major league baseball draft by the Houston Astros in the 31st round. The 6-foot-1, 220-pound McCall played for Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Fla. Last season, he batted .360 with team-high five home runs for the Hawks, who posted […]