Wildcat golfers fourth

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Guillermo Chavez fired his second-straight sub-par round in tournament play, helping Clovis finish third at the La Cueva Invitational golf tournament Monday at Arroyo del Oso Golf Course. Chavez, a junior, shot a 2-under-par 70 and finished a stroke back of medalist Casey Caldwell of Albuquerque Academy. He shot a season-best […]

Sports medicine classes offer hands-on training

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Clovis High School senior student trainer Amanda Thornton tapes the foot and ankle of Clovis senior Jeremiah Clark on Friday at the high school. Clark was getting his foot taped before practice. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner For Clovis High School students interested in the health field, the sports medicine program can be […]

Clovis sweeps Eagles

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Clovis senior shortstop Jason Seefeld throws out a runner at first base during the first game of Friday’s double header at Bell Park. Photo by Eric Kluth By Eric Butler Mark Replogle used his feet as much as his bat to beat Eldorado. With a doubleheader sweep over the Eagles, the Wildcats pushed themselves to […]

CHS netters pound Manzano

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Clovis High freshman Jay Cole hits a return during his boys No. 4 singles match against Manzano’s Steven Jackson Saturday at the CHS tennis courts. Photo by Rick White CNJ STAFF Clovis High’s tennis team had a walk in the park Saturday in District 4-5A duals against Manzano at the CHS courts. The girls lost […]

Sanders hoping for shot in NFL

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Former ENMU receiver Cale Sanders is hoping to still get a shot at the National Football League after dealing with a pair of severe injuries over the past two seasons. File photo By Rick White NFL scouts starting calling about Cale Sanders after a junior season at Eastern New Mexico University in which he blossomed […]

Zias swept in season-ending series

CNJ STAFF KINGSVILLE, Texas — Sophomore Tori Johnson pitched her first shutout of the season while senior Robyn Jensen hurled her third complete game of the weekend Saturday as Texas A&M-Kingsville completed a four-game Lone Star Conference South Division softball sweep of Eastern New Mexico University with 8-0 and 6-2 victories. The Javelinas (31-24, 10-8 […]

ENMU tough on Kingsville

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Eastern New Mexico University’s Bryan Moore slides safely into second on a stolen base as Texas A&M-Kingsville shortstop Brandon Wittner applies a late tag in Saturday’s game at Greyhound Field. Photo by Kevin Wilson CNJ STAFF PORTALES — Nothing helps a pitcher like an early lead. Sophomore right-hander Kelly Crain, Eastern New Mexico University’s steadiest […]

Cats clinch postseason berth

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Clovis sophomore Matt Ulibarri sprints out of the batter’s box after laying down a bunt in Saturday’s game at Bell Park. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner Jason Seefeld struggled early in the field, and the Clovis High baseball team got itself in a quick hole. Seefeld, though, pushed the Wildcats on top for […]

Wildcat golfers fourth at NMMI

CNJ staff ROSWELL — Junior Guillermo Chavez shot a 3-under-par 69 to lead short-handed Clovis to a fourth-place tie in the New Mexico Military Institute Invitational golf tournament Thursday at NMMI Golf Course. Roswell Goddard edged NMMI on a tiebreaker for the boys team title after both teams finished tied at 295. Clovis finished at […]

Lady Cats take to road for big series

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Clovis eighth-grader Samantha Ramos takes batting practice Thursday at the Lady Wildcats Softball Complex. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Rick White Parity, it seems, is not limited to the NFL and other professional sports. Just like coaches predicted, the District 4-5A softball race is as wide open as an eastern New Mexico prairie. With […]

Zias salvage split at Panhandle State

CNJ staff GOODWELL, Okla. — Runs were at a premium in Tuesday’s non-conference softball doubleheader between Eastern New Mexico and Oklahoma Panhandle State. The Zias scored a two-out run in the third inning and held on for a 1-0 win in the nightcap after the host Lady Aggies posted a 1-0 win in the opener. […]

Hounds junior named All-Region

CNJ staff FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Eastern New Mexico University junior forward Jamaal Hunnicutt has been selected to the National Association of Basketball Coaches’ South Central Region all-district team for the 2003-04 season. The selections are voted on by NABC members, and are intended to “recognize the country’s best men’s collegiate basketball student-athletes,” […]

Clovis hosts Eldorado in crucial series

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Alamogordo’s Steven Hobbins scrambles back to the bag as Clovis first baseman Ryan Denton snags the throw from catcher Mark Replogle in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader. CNJ photo by Rick White By Dave Wagner Clovis High’s District 4-5A baseball series this weekend against Eldorado at Bell Park boils down to a best-of-three playoff. […]

Highlands hammers Hounds

CNJ STAFF LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Brian Fryer was a one-man wrecking crew. The senior center fielder went 4-for-4 with a triple, a homer and four runs batted in as New Mexico Highlands routed Eastern New Mexico University 9-1 on Tuesday in college baseball. Fryer raised his season’s batting average to .492, driving in single […]

Lady Cats’ Curry bidding for state

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Clovis High senior Andrea Curry, shown during District 4-5A competition last spring at CHS, has posted a 14-4 record in singles competition so far this spring and is 9-4 teaming at No. 1 doubles with Patricia Gallegos. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner Andrea Curry came painfully close to qualifying for the Class 5A […]

Hounds eliminated from postseason chase

CNJ STAFF ABILENE, Texas — Any slim hopes the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team had of making the Lone Star Conference tournament went by the wayside quickly against Abilene Christian. ACU catcher J-Bob Thomas drew a tie-breaking, bases-loaded walk in a five-run eighth as Abilene Christian beat Eastern New Mexico University 10-6 to complete […]

TexAnns take four from Zias

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Zia shortstop Misty Torrez (left) and center fielder Blair Campbell are unable to make the play on the ball in the first game of Friday’s doubleheader against Tarleton State. Photo by Kevin Wilson By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Perhaps, first-year Eastern New Mexico University softball coach Kevin Blaskowski mused, the Zias should just play in […]

CHS netters turn back Cavegirls

CNJ STAFF CARLSBAD — Patricia Gallegos and Andrea Curry won singles matches and teamed up for a victory at No. 1 doubles Saturday, leading the Clovis High girls tennis team past Carlsbad 5-4 in a District 4-5A dual. Gallegos beat Caitlin Allen 6-2, 6-3 at No. 1 singles while Curry got past Janessa Elkins 6-2, […]

Urban helps Cats split with Alamo

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Clovis sophomore outfielder Eric Smith prepares to round first after the second of his two hits. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Rick White Richard Urban doesn’t overpower hitters with a blazing fastball or buckle knees with breaking balls. He just throws strikes and wins games. So when Clovis dropped the opener of Saturday’s non-district […]

Depth carries La Cueva girls to win

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Clovis freshman Kela Williams was unable to score in a deep field in the 100-meter hurdles. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Dave Wagner No one individual dominated the girls division of Friday’s Wildcat Relays at Leon Williams Stadium, and that suited La Cueva coach Jim Ciccarello just fine. The Lady Bears spread the points […]