Blackmon to play at LCU

CNJ staff LUBBOCK — Former Clovis High standout Brittany Blackmon has signed to continue her basketball career next season at Lubbock Christian University. Blackmon, who helped the Lady Wildcats to a 30-0 record and the Class 5A state championship in 2005, played the past two sesons at South Plains College in Levelland, Texas, earning Women’s […]

Blackmon earns MVP honors

CNJ staff Former Clovis High standout Brittany Blackmon closed out her two-year career at South Plains College in Levelland, Texas, by earning most valuable player honors for the 2007-08 Western Junior College Athletic Conference basketball season. Blackmon, who helped Clovis High to a 30-0 record and the Class 5A girls state championship in 2005, averaged […]

COLLEGE UPDATE: Blackmon off to good start at South Plains

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Former Clovis High standout Brittany Blackmon thought the transition from high school to South Plains College would be difficult, both academically and athletically. Blackmon’s initial feeling was wrong. Second-year Lady Texans coach Michelle Wyatt said the 5-foot-10 Blackmon has provided the Levelland, Texas-based junior college team with quality minutes, […]

Lady Cats’ Blackmon signs with South Plains

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Clovis High’s Brittany Blackmon, shown in a District 4-5A game against Carlsbad last season, has signed to play college basketball at South Plains College in Levelland, Texas. (CNJ file photo) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Just as one local product makes her way to South Plains Junior College in the fall, another will come back […]

Lady Cats roll in second half

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Clovis senior Brittany Blackmon is surrounded by three La Cueva defenders. Blackmon finished with a game-high 18 points. (Staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis coach Miles Watters preached to his starters the importance of staying out of early fouls trouble at the state tournament. He’s likely not done […]

Lady Cats easily advance in seniors’ final home game

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Clovis senior Vanessa O’Neal (4) snares a first-half rebound. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Had it been a closer game, elimination contest as it was, perhaps the five seniors on the Clovis girls basketball team would not have had so much time to reflect about their last game at Rock […]

Last time at Rock for CHS seniors

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Jessica Russell is one of five Clovis seniors who will play their last home tonight when the top-ranked lady Wildcats host Santa Fe in a first-round state playoff game. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Rick White: CNJ managing editor A trio of names synonymous with Clovis High girls basketball in recent years— Brittany Blackmon, Aimee […]

Lady Cats pull away in second half to beat Roswell High

CNJ staff ROSWELL — Once the Clovis High Lady Wildcats backed off a little bit, they took over the game. Limiting Roswell High to just 10 field goals for the game, Clovis pulled away during a strong third-quarter run and beat the Lady Coyotes 59-38 on Friday night, stretching their winning streakto 11 games. The […]

Lady Cats notch win in duel of champions

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Clovis senior Brittany Blackmon goes up against Canyon’s Mandi Whitecotton during Monday’s clash at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andrew Chavez) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Trailing by two points in the closing seconds, it was pretty evident that Canyon wanted Clovis High’s Jessica Russell at the free throw line. Lady Wildcats coach […]

Lady Cats set for date with Canyon

CNJ staff Miles Watters believes one of the biggest wins during the 2004-05 season for his Clovis High girls basketball team was a 48-38 victory at perennial class 3A Texas power Canyon. The teams hook up again Monday night in a 7 p.m. start at Rock Staubus Gym. “That was a huge win for us,” […]

Lady Cats endure Mustang comeback attempt

CNJ STAFF LUBBOCK — Less than a week after the blowing a lead that cost them a 36-game win streak, the Lady Cats almost let a big lead slip away again. Lubbock Coronado cut a 33-17 halftime lead to three points before the Lady Wildcats regained control en route to 81-58 win. “They really battled […]

Lady Cats coast to win

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Clovis’ Brittany Blackmon looks as the ball travels out of the reach of Moriarty’s Lomeli Carpio during the first half of Tuesday’s game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Clovis defeated Moriarty 54-35. Blackmon finished the game with 24 By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer After Brittany Blackmon single-handily outscored his team in the first half, Moriarty […]

Lady Cats drub cold-shooting Portales

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Portales sophomore Bethany Self tries to dribble out of a double-team from Clovis seniors Brittany Blackmon (22) and Aimee Hilburn in the second quarter of Friday’s game. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Although both of the respective head coaches might disagree, Friday night saw 5A Clovis as 19 points […]

Lady Cats roll past Goddard in opener

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Clovis’ Tori Quintana drives the baseline during the second half of Tuesday’s season opener against Roswell Goddard at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer If Brittany Blackmon was nervous Tuesday night, her numbers certainly belied it. The Clovis High senior post scored 22 points on 10-of-13 shooting, […]

Lady Cats shorthanded heading into state match

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Two major speed bumps have risen in front of the Clovis Lady Wildcats volleyball team in their bid to reach Albuquerque. Senior outside hitter Aimee Hilburn sprained an ankle at practice this week and senior middle-hitter Brittany Blackmon was suspended from school Friday after an altercation, Clovis coach Darrel […]

Lady Cats survive Hobbs in district opener

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Clovis’ Aimee Hilburn spikes the ball past Hobbs’ Lizzette Paz during the third game of Thursday’s District 4-5A match at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer With their main rivals across the net and the District 4-5A volleyball opener at hand, the Clovis High Lady Wildcats were […]

Lady Cats buoyed by Hilburn, Blackmon

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Clovis High outside hitter Aimee Hilburn has returned to the Lady Wildcats volleyball team this year after skipping her junior season to concentrate on basketball. (CNJ staff photo: Andrew Chavez) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High’s Aimee Hilburn decided to skip her junior year in volleyball to concentrate on the basketball season. Brittany […]

Lady Wildcat combo picked first team all-state Class 5A

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Clovis junior post Brittany Blackmon was selected first team all-state Class 5A by the Associated Press along with teammate Aimee Hilburn. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) Staff and wire reports STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis junior Brittany Blackmon hit over 70 percent of her shots this season, a stat sure to get the […]

High jumpers leading way for Lady Wildcats

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer In Darrel Ray’s 26 years of coaching track, he’s never seen a group of jumpers with the potential to reach so high. Junior Brittany Blackmon and freshmen Ebony Bunton and Jasmine McDonald have already qualified for the state meet in May in the high jump, while sophomore Mahalia Molett […]

Clovis reaches title game

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Clovis’ Aimee Hilburn rips the ball from Rio Rancho’s Kiah Rotunno during the second half of a Class 5A semifinal game Thursday at The Pit in Albuquerque. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — It’s not often at any level of basketball that you get two unbeaten teams battling for a […]