April 14, 1951

Coach Rock Staubus was near death at Clovis Memorial Hospital following a heart attack and stroke. He died a week later at age 51. … Eugene Field school awarded athletic letters to 28 boys in grades four through six. … Joe Borrego, Willard Ehrhardt and Pat Randall, all Chicago Cubs farm hands, were getting ready […]

CHS GOLF: Clovis teams in middle of pack

CNJ staff ROSWELL — Clovis High’s golf teams were lodged in the middle of the pack after Monday’s first round of the two-day Roswell Invitational golf tournament. Clovis shot 332 and was tied with Deming for ninth in a field of 20 boys teams who played at New Mexico Military Golf Course. The CHS girls […]

CHS TRACK: Robles captures triple jump win

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Junior Manuel Robles took first place in triple jump at 45 feet, 6 inches and placed third in high jump at 6-3 on Monday to lead Clovis High performers in the Sepulveda Invitational track meet. Three other CHS boys participated in the meet, with Brian Mead placing fourth in the 110 […]

CHS GOLF: Portales boys dominate invite

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Portales boys golf team has a Class 3A state title in mind this spring after finishing second a year ago, and they made a convincing showing on Monday. The Rams shot a four-man score of 307 in the three-team Clovis Invitational at Chaparral Country Club, outdistancing the host […]

CHS TRACK: Lady Cats post victory at Hobbs

CNJ staff HOBBS — Clovis High’s girls scored in 15 of 19 events on Saturday to capture the team title in the Gene Wells Invitational. The Lady Wildcats finished with 119 1/2 points to 97 1/2 for host Hobbs, while Carlsbad was a distant third with 66 points. Clovis’ boys finished second with 83 points, […]

Female motocross racer takes to track

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Danni Williams, 10, of Clovis, has won nearly 100 motocross races. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Behind oodles of gear — a jumpsuit, a helmet, white boots and gloves — Danni Williams appears formidable. When she puts on the final piece of her outfit (orange-tinted goggles that shadow her […]

State basketball tournament scoreboard

ALBUQUERQUE — Results from the New Mexico high school girls and boys state basketball tournaments. Saturday at The Pit GIRLS Class 5A Championship Mayfield 61, Clovis 42 Class 1A Championship Cimarron 40, Cliff 29 BOYS Class 5A Championship Rio Rancho (29-1) vs. Manzano (27-3), 8 p.m. Class 4A Championship Capital (19-9) vs. St. Pius (15-13), […]

CHS GOLF: Clovis teams open at Hobbs

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Clovis golfers, from left, Austin Spears, Ben Blair and Kyler Brewer watch teammate Brad Props, attempt a putt during Friday’s practice at Clovis Municipal Golf Course. Clovis’ squads open the season Monday at Hobbs.(CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer With the end of the Travis Reid-Guillermo Chavez era two years […]

Coaches surprised by seedings

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The Clovis Wildcats were seeded No. 5 by the New Mexico Activities Association selection committee Sunday. The Lady Cats earned a No. 2 seed as well. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer After the New Mexico Activities Association released the seedings for the round of 16 in the state basketball […]

NM state tournament brackets

CNJ staff Class 5A Boys First round Saturday No. 16 Albuquerque High at No. 1 Rio Rancho, 7 p.m. No. 9 Highland at No. 8 Sandia, 7 p.m. No. 12 Mayfield at No. 5 Clovis, 7 p.m. No. 13 Alamogordo at No. 4 La Cueva, 7 p.m. No. 14 Valley at No. 3 Manzano, 7 […]

CHS teams trying not to peek ahead

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis High basketball teams have to guard against looking ahead tonight. The Wildcats and Lady Wildcats face showdowns on Friday against Hobbs with District 4-5A regular-season titles likely to be on the line. But before that takes place, they face Carlsbad tonight in 7 p.m. tipoffs — the […]

CHS girls third in district meet

CNJ staff SANTE FE — In their final outing before the state championships, Clovis High teams competed well in district swimming championships Saturday morning at Santa Fe High, with the girls placing third and the boys finishing sixth. Characterized as a fast-paced meet by Clovis coach Vincent DeMaio, each of the 14 boys and girls […]

Feb. 2, 1958

A Clovis teenager was recovering from a head wound suffered at a school party. Police said the student was hit with a hatchet. … Businesses across town were celebrating “Dollar Days.” Levine’s was selling sweatshirts, throw rugs, feather pillows and even boys blue jeans for $1 each. … The weekend wrapped up with nine arrests […]

Clovis places at meet

CNJ staff ARTESIA — Clovis High’s girls finished second while the boys finished third on Thursday in the Artesia Invitational swimming meet, a makeup of Saturday’s snowout. Hobbs won both divisions in the five-school event, scoring 187 points to 144 for CHS in girls competition and 171 points to 132 for Carlsbad and 90 for […]

Clovis readies for Artesia

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Clovis High girls coach Miles Watters told Brittany Johnson a year ago it would take her a season to learn the team’s defensive system. She’s right on schedule. Watters typically pits the 5-foot-7 sophomore against the opponent’s top perimeter threat this season as the Lady Wildcats prepare for district […]

Jan. 17, 1959

Two brothers from Pennsylvania were caught in the act of burglarizing Irby’s Variety Store at 405 Main. Police said they smashed a window at the rear of the business to gain entry. … Officials announced 359 new homes had been built in Clovis in 1958. … The Junior Bowling League had 35 boys and girls […]

EPAC BOYS: Wolverines edge Coyotes in OT

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Texico’s Daniel Schueler goes up for a shot over Kyler Smith of Dora during Friday’s EPAC boys semifinal game at Texico. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent TEXICO — The boys semifinal game of the EPAC boys basketball tournament between Texico and Dora was a little like a train trying to […]

CHS BOYS BASKETBALL: Cats play twice this weekend

CNJ staff It didn’t take the Clovis High boys basketball team long to get back on track. Three nights after losing a 97-95 overtime heartbreaker to Rio Rancho in the finals of the Milk Cow Classic at Rock Staubus Gym, the Wildcats improved to 11-1 with Tuesday’s 61-49 win at Amarillo High. The Cats hit […]

Dec. 24, 2006 Empty Stocking Fund Profile

Today’s focus: “Ms. L” Household members: 4 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Ms. L’s” family is living on Social Security income and food stamps. There is no money for Christmas presents. Holiday hopes: For her children to have Christmas presents. Clothing needs: Girls pants size 6. Girls shirt size 4T. Girls shoe size 13-14. Boys pants […]

Dec. 23, 2006 Empty Stocking Fund: “Ms. R”

Today’s focus: “Ms. R” Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. R” is a single mother and has a limited income. She won’t have any extra money for Christmas. Holiday hopes: To have presents for her children. Clothing needs: Boys pants sizes 12, 4T and 18 months. Boys shirt sizes large, 4T and 18 […]