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Zias get offseason makover

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — To say the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team will have a different look in 2007-08 could be considered a serious understatement. Only four players who were active on last year’s 14-12 squad (5-9 Lone Star Conference South) will be back, plus redshirts Erica Cook and […]

Cats vs. Aztec

Cats vs. Aztec

Cats annihilate Aztec


Clovis senior Michael Lewis posts up on Aztec center Ryley Hegarty during the Cats’ 63-25 rout of the Tigers on Friday night at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer When your turnovers outnumber your points for the game, you know you’ve had a long night. Overwhelmed from […]

Lady Tigers down Clovis


Clovis freshmen center Antiesha Brown hustles for a loose ball as Aztec senior guard Charity Gillespie reaches for it at Rock Staubus Gym on Friday night. (Freedom Newspapers: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer What started as a scorer’s duel in the first half came down to defense and free throws as the […]

CHS BASKETBALL: Clovis set for busy weekend

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer With his team off to a 4-0 start, Clovis High boys basketball coach J.D. Isler said he’s less concerned about who the Wildcats are playing and more about fine-tuning their overall game. CHS boys and girls squads begin a busy weekend with a doubleheader today against Aztec at Rock […]

Lady Cats bounce back with rout

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent RIO RANCHO — Clovis bounced back from a loss to top-ranked Sandia in the semifinals Saturday and beat Los Lunas 57-35 in the third-place game of the Mel Otero Invitational. A big second quarter gave the Lady Wildcats (5-1) a commanding position over Los Lunas (3-5). Clovis had only a […]

Aztec blanks Lady Cats in tourney

CNJ staff ARTESIA — The Lady Wildcats were mystified by Aztec junior pitcher Melinda Simms and fell 6-0 Friday in the first round of the Artesia Invitational tournament. “I’ve got to hand it to their pitcher,” Clovis coach Brandi Thomas said. “She had a real nasty riseball.” Simms held the Lady Cats to three hits, […]

Johnny L. Harding Sr

Johnny L. Harding Sr., 85, of Aztec and formerly of Clovis, died Monday, Nov. 7, 2005, in Aztec. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 26 years and retired as a master sergeant. He also worked as an independent milkman. He and his wife, Willie May, delivered milk in Clovis and Portales for nearly […]

Cats pull away from win at Aztec

CNJ STAFF AZTEC — Guards Cody Thornsbury, Bryce Hill and Jaden Isler turned consecutive steals into baskets in the fourth quarter Tuesday night, and the Clovis High boys basketball team pulled away to a 60-48 victory over Aztec. The Wildcats never trailed after the first quarter, but saw the Tigers pare an eight-point halftime deficit […]