Ex-CHS runner Appelman leads East Central

CNJ staff FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Former Clovis High runner Matt Appelman led East Central’s men to a 20th-place team finish out of 35 schools in the 19th annual Chile Pepper Festival cross country meet on Saturday, hosted by the University of Arkansas. Appelman posted a time of 32 minutes, 30.4 seconds over 10 kilometers for […]

Lady Wildcat duo making impact like their brothers

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Clovis sophomore Tori Northcutt, left, and freshman Lindsey Appelman, run the hills Wednesday at Ned Houk Park. (Staff photo by Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer The Clovis Lady Wildcats have leaped beyond last year’s performance with a solid pack of seven runners. They won a meet at Borger two weeks ago, with […]

CHS boys fourth in Wildcat Relays

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Clovis junior Phillip Williams (far right) lossens up just before the start of the 100 meters. Williams got out of the blocks fast but was nosed out for third. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Rick White On a day when Carlsbad pole vaulter Zach Graham catapulted himself to gravity-defying heights and Kenyan-born La Cueva […]

Cats hoping to distance themselves from pack

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Clovis senior Ben Teconchuk works on his high-jump technique Wednesday at the high school. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Rick White Distance runners have long been an afterthought when it comes to Clovis boys track. Clovis has finished in the top five at state in each of the last four years — including a […]

Focused Wildcats breeze to 4-5A title

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Brian Romero led a 1-2 finish for the Wildcats. CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Brian Romero wasn’t about to finish second — even if it was at the expense of a teammate. Pulling away from fellow Clovis High senior Matt Appelman in the final mile, Romero toured the gravel-strewn Bear Canyon Arroyo course in 16 minutes […]

Appelman leads CHS harriers

CNJ STAFF HOBBS — Senior Matt Appelman led from start to finish and paced the Clovis High boys to their fourth team win of the cross country season in Saturday’s Hobbs Invitational. Appelman’s time of 16 minutes, 31 seconds over five kilometers was good for his third win of the fall and a considerably faster […]

Unbeaten Farwell may get test

By Dave Wagner SO FAR, SO GOOD for the Farwell Steers. Off to a 3-0 start — and relatively healthy with a smallish roster — second-year coach Jacob Thompson thinks his team may face its stiffest test to date on Friday night at Sundown. “We need this,” Thompson said of the upcoming task. “We need […]

Cats breeze to invite title

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CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth/Matt Appelman (right) and Brian Romero led Clovis to the team title at Saturday’s Clovis Invite at Ned Houk Park. Dave Wagner The conditions were far from ideal, but the results were satisfactory for Clovis High. Senior Matt Appelman led a 1-2-3 sweep as the Wildcats cruised to their third consecutive […]

Clovis anxious to run at home

Rick White Bronchitis or not, junior Megan Willis isn’t about to miss Saturday’s Clovis Invitational cross country meet. “I’m going to be there no matter what because my team depends on me,” said Willis, who was held out of practice Thursday. “I might not get a top finish, but I can still help the team.” […]