Clovis finishes fast against Bulldawgs

CNJ staff ROSWELL — Clovis started slow and finished strong in Friday’s scrimmage against Las Cruces, according to Clovis assistant coach Darren Kelley. Las Cruces outscored Clovis four touchdowns to two during an 80-play controlled scrimmage. The Wildcats got the better of the Bulldawgs in a 20-play, goal-line series in which the teams started at […]

Cats set for scrimmage with Cruces

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CNJ staff photo: Rick White Senior strong safety Josh Bryan meets senior running back Derrick Phillips in the hole. By Rick White: CNJ managing editor What: Clovis vs. Las Cruces High in a controlled scrimmage. The teams have been scrimmaging each other for more than a decade. When: 4 p.m. today Where: Wool Bowl, Roswell […]

Lady Cats advance easily

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Clovis’ junior Ebony Bunton scored 19 points as Clovis beat Las Cruces 53-42 on Tuesday in a Class 5A state quarterfinal game at The Pit. (CNJ photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — The first one in The Pit is out of the way. Now the Clovis High Lady Wildcats can […]

Injury bug bites Cats early

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CHS junior quarterback Jordan Mendoza, center, calls a play for the offense during Thursday’s practice. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis High football team heads into its annual preseason scrimmage against Las Cruces High today minus one of its most experienced players. Junior strong safety Diondre Hunter suffered […]

Prep football: Cats roll

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Clovis Jonathan Sweet tackles Las Cruces’ K.D. Davies during the second half of their Class 5A first round playoff game Friday at Leon Williams Stadium. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Tanner Fickling took the handoff from quarterback Devin Sweet and appeared startled for a moment. With nothing but open spaces […]

Cats host Bulldawgs in 5A playoff opener

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Clovis’ Jonathan Sweet sacks Carlsbad quarterback Nathan Clark during the second half of last week’s game at Leon Williams Stadium. The Cats host Las Cruces High at 7 p.m. today in a Class 5A first-round playoff game.(CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer There were no playoff beards, shaved heads or […]

Bulldawgs should give Cats test in scrimmage

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Clovis High senior quarterback Devin Sweet pitches the ball to a running back during Thursday’s practice at the high school. The Wildcats will scrimmage Las Cruces High today in Roswell. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer It’s only the second full week of practice, but the Clovis High football team […]

Wildcats look vulnerable against defending state champs

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Las Cruces cornerback Gabe Oliver breaks up a pass intended for Clovis senior wide receiver Ben Teconchuk during Friday’s scrimmage in Artesia. Photo by Rick White By Rick White ARTESIA — Both teams scored three times, including one each by the second units. But by no means was Friday’s scrimmage between defending state champion Las […]

Cats battle Cruces

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Clovis High School junior John Props takes the handoff from senior Jeff Epps during Thursday’s practice at the high school. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave W agner After nearly two weeks of going against each other in practice, the Clovis High Wildcats will see someone else on the other side of the ball today […]