Wildcats blow by Abilene Hawks

CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Clovis guard Marquese Gaither drives down the baseline after getting by Abilene Hawks defender  Allen Martin in the first quarter Friday night at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Gaither scored 11 of his career-high 21 points in the first quarter of the Wildcats’ 86-54 win.

By Kevin Wilson kwilson@cnjonline.com The basketball adage goes that shooting 40 percent from behind the 3-point line is just as good as shooting 60 percent inside it. Shoot around 60 percent from behind the arc? You’re definitely going to the championship for the Southwest Dairy Farmers Classic. That’s where the Clovis Wildcats are going, after […]

Portales girls reach Littlefield title game

CMI staff LITTLEFIELD — The Portales Lady Rams will be in their third tournament final of the month tonight. Sophomores Sheraya Cox and Kambrey Blakey combined for 31 points on Friday night and PHS knocked off host Littlefield 46-34 in a semifinal game of the Wildcat Classic. Portales (10-1) will face Claude, Wellington or Snyder […]

Rams advance to Littlefield consolation title game

CMI staff LITTLEFIELD — After a tough one-point loss to Farwell in Thursday’s opening round of the Wildcat Classic, Portales’ boys bounced back with a strong performance on Friday. The Rams dominated Whitharral 64-40 and whipped Friona 52-37 in consolation bracket play to earn a final game in the tournament at 1 p.m. (MST) today […]

Never too late to follow your dreams

Some of our Facebook friends agreed to share their greatest accomplishment in 2013. Here are some of the answers: Taking a job that happens to take me out of New Mexico, and yet still finding ways to celebrate the people and culture of the Land of Enchantment. Jason W Brooks At 61 yrs old I […]

Not this year — Things we refuse to include among new year’s resolutions

Some of our Facebook friends agreed to share the one thing you refuse to include among your new year’s resolutions. Here are some of the answers. I refuse to give up Duck Dynasty!! Virigina Gonzales My husband would like for me to give up Diet Dr. pepper. Karen Donice Strickland Caffeine free coke zero and […]

McGee: Health care used to be a lot simpler

Grant McGee

By Grant McGee CMI columnist I got to thinking about this health care stuff everybody’s talking about; about how I wish things were simpler. It began with a discussion about the appropriateness of a gift. The Lady of the House and I were “yardsale-ing” a few weeks ago. This particular sale had an abundance of […]

There’s not just one way to pick pet names

By Sharna Johnson CMI columnist “Fuzzyclaw.” Thank goodness for the “try again” button. Next: “Cosmo” — the suggestion for an unfriendly, lazy cat suffering gender ambiguity. It can be hard to come up with a moniker for a new family pet. The responsibility can even be a little overwhelming at times in the search for […]

Lady Cats dominate Caprock

The Clovis High Lady Wildcats improved to 10-0 on Friday with a 67-22 drubbing of Amarillo Camrock in the Plateau Holiday Classic at Rock Staubus Gym. Junior Danni Williams scored 25 points, 20 in the first half, as the Lady Cats broke open a 5-4 game midway through the first quarter with a 27-0 burst. […]

Cats beat St. Mike’s with furious fourth-quarter rally

CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Clovis guard Willie Bradley goes up for a layup attempt against St. Michael’s defender Bradley Vaughan in the second half Thursday night at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. McCray scored 17 of his game-high 30 points in the fourth quarter of Clovis’ 56-54 win, including the first 15 of an 18-1 run to knot the game up.

By Kevin Wilson CNJ STAFF WRITER kwilson@cnjonline.com The St. Michael’s defense made point-blank shots difficult all night for the Clovis Wildcats. But they couldn’t do anything but watch D.D. Egbert sink two open 15-footers with 1.6 seconds left. “I just thought, ‘I’ve got to step up and make these,” Egbert said of his free throws, […]

Lady Cats rested up for holiday tourney

By Dave Wagner CNJ SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com After a busy start to the season with nine games in 19 days, including two tournaments, the Clovis High girls basketball team took a break for the holiday this week. After a five-day break, CHS was back at practice on Thursday as it prepares for two games today […]