Clovis freshman Robles wins triple jump

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By Dave Wagner: CNJ staff writer ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis’ Manuel Robles doesn’t handle himself like a freshman. Sitting third with one jump to go, the Marshall Junior High student soared a personal-best 45 feet, one-half inch to take Class 5A boys state triple jump competition on Friday at the University of New Mexico. Robles’ effort […]

Monarchs cut Greenwalt

CNJ staff SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento Monarchs on Friday waived centers Cisti Greenwalt of Clovis and Australian Hollie Grima. Greenwalt, Sacramento’s third round draft pick, played in two preseason games with the Monarchs. In a 72-70 loss Thursday to Phoenix in an exhibition, the 6-foot-5 former Texas Tech Lady Raider played 12 minutes, scored […]

Cats set for state

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Clovis High School senior Danian Robinson, left, watches as freshman Deandre Hunter gets out of the blocks as the two work on their 300 meter hurdles Wednesday at the high school. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High junior Tanner Fickling says he’s sensed a change this week in the […]

Greenwalt still battling for spot in WNBA

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer So far, so good for Cisti Greenwalt. The Clovis native, who played in college at Texas Tech, is enjoying herself as she battles to make the roster of the WNBA’s Sacramento Monarchs. “Everything’s been going really good,” said Greenwalt, who was taken in the third round of April’s draft. […]

Dead heat in girls 5A track meet

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Clovis High junior Kim Perkins, right, running a 200 meter in practice with teammate Vanessa O’Neal, will compete in the triple jump, 200 meters, 100 and 300 hurdles at the Class 5A state tournament Friday and Saturday. (CNJ staff: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer When talking about Friday and Saturday’s Class 5A […]

Clovis bows out at state tennis tourney

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Patricia Gallegos pretty much had the same kind of day when the state singles competition got under way Wednesday at Albuquerque Academy. As in 2004, Gallegos won her first match before falling in the quarterfinal round. The Clovis High senior defeated La Cueva’s Janelle Otero 6-2, 6-2 in […]

Cats third in state 5A golf tournament

cnj staff BERNALILLO — Rio Rancho’s 11-shot lead on the first day proved to be too much for the Clovis High boys golf team and the rest of the field. Rio Rancho ended La Cueva’s five-year reign as state Class 5A golf champion on Tuesday, finishing with a 36-hole score of 620 at Santa Ana […]

Experience paying off for Ortiz

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Bovina senior Edgar Ortiz enters this weekend’s Texas Class 1A state track meet in Austin ranked near the top in his class in the 1,600 and 3,200. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Preparing for his third trip to the Texas state track meet, Bovina senior Edgar Ortiz has become […]

Gallegos looking for spot in finals

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Clovis junior Adam Quintero hits a return back during his singles match against Carlsbad’s Michael Ongaga Saturday at the high school. CNJ file photo By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Patricia Gallegos knows her work is cut out any time she faces Sandia’s Anna Surviladze — she’s never beaten her. She’d like to get another […]

CHS senior, Wildcats second at state golf tourney

CNJ Staff BERNALILLO — The Clovis Wildcats didn’t have the kind of day they’d hoped for Monday in the Class 5A boys state golf tournament at Santa Ana Golf Course. Still, the Cats are tied for second in the tournament with five-time defending champion La Cueva at 313. They trail first-place Rio Rancho by 11 […]

CHS sprinter Williams signs with UNM

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Clovis senior Phillip Williams signed to run track at the University of New Mexico next year. Williams is penciled in to compete in the 100 and 200 meters, long jump and 800 and 1,600 relays for Clovis this week at state.. (Staff photo: John Eisel) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis senior Phillip Williams […]

Nichols ready for state challenge

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Farwell senior Tate Nichols works on his putting at Farwell Country Club in preparation for the Texas Class 1A state golf tournament in Austin. (CNJ correspondent: Jim Hogg) By Dave Wagner: CNJ staff writer Tate Nichols didn’t mind the lengthy wait between winning the Region I-1A golf tournament on April 26 and the two-day Class […]

Chavez, Reid eye 5A state golf title

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Clovis High School seniors Travis Reid and Guillermo Chavez, left to right, hope to bring a state championship in golf to Clovis. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent After five years of playing against each other, you’d think a clear favorite could be established when Clovis High’s Guillermo Chavez and Travis […]

Fort Sumner boys win third straight

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Grady senior Jarrod Lindsey competes in the finals of the Class 1A track and field championships Saturday at the University of New Mexico Track and Field Complex. Staff photo: John Eisel CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — All Fort Sumner need to do to win its third straight Class 1A state track title was finish no worse […]

Texico girls third in 2A

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Texico senior Logan Brown launches a shot in the shot put Saturday at the Class 2A state track and field meet at the University of New Mexico. CNJ staff photo: John Eisel By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — It’s not often that three freshmen can bring a high school senior to tears. But Texico’s […]

Williams, Wildcats waltz in 4-5A meet

CNJ staff CARLSBAD — Apparently, the Clovis High boys track team left it all on the track. After rolling up 11 event wins and cruising to a margin of nearly 60 points over runnerup Carlsbad in the District 4-5A meet Friday and Saturday, the Wildcats were apparently too tired to celebrate. “The guys went to […]

Hobbs takes series from Cats

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Clovis first baseman Luke Gray stops a ground ball during the second game of Friday’s doubleheader at Bell Park. Clovis defeated Hobbs 7-5. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High’s visions of spoiling Hobbs’ postseason plans came up a couple of innings short Saturday at Bell Park. After playing […]

Lady Cats finish on positive note

CNJ STAFF HOBBS — Senior Julie Surina, pitching her third game of the series, tossed a two-hit shutout to and sophomore left fielder Jordan Garrett went 4-for-4 with a triple and a homer to lead the Clovis High softball team past Hobbs 7-0 in the finale of their District 4-5A series on Saturday. The Lady […]

Three CHS netters qualify for state

CNJ staff CARLSBAD — Senior Patricia Gallegos for the girls and senior Jason Goolsby and junior Adam Quintero for the boys qualified for Class 5A state individual singles and doubles competition in Saturday’s District 4-5A tourament. Gallegos earned her third consecutive trip to state singles, winning three times to reach the finals where she lost […]

Senior’s gold rush continues

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Fort Sumner senior Sandy Fortner pulls away to win the 100 meters Saturday in the Class 1A track and field championships Saturday at the University of New Mexico Track and Field Complex. Staff photo: John Eisel By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Teenagers tend to remember little things like promises for a car. And […]