Plainview meet proves difficult for CHS harriers

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — The Plainview Invitational cross country meet was a lot tougher than Clovis High coach Mark Bussen remembered last time he was there. Despite last-place finishes by all four of his teams, Bussen said he wasn’t that displeased with the way the Wildcats and Lady Wildcats ran in the otherwise-all-Texas event. […]

CHS harriers host invitational with ENMU

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Mark Bussen spent three years away from the Clovis High cross country program, at least in name. Bussen coached the CHS program from 1998-2002 before stepping away when his own children were starting to enter sports. When then-coach Brian Stacy asked him to come back after accepting the school’s […]

Second Clovis soldier killed

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J.R. Segura helped Clovis win a rare district cross country title in 2000. (Courtesy photo) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Leroy “J.R.” Segura Jr. approached running and military service in much the same manner — with an unbending work ethic and dedication to his friends and teammates. Segura, a 2001 Clovis High graduate, died […]

CCC president gearing up for marathon

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Clovis Community College Interim President Becky Rowley lifts weights Wednesday at the college. Rowley will run in Sunday’s Chicago Marathon. Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer What can you do in three hours and 17 minutes? Becky Rowley can run 26.2 miles, and at Sunday’s Chicago Marathon, she is looking to knock a few minutes off […]

Cats edge Goddard in second overtime

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Clovis goalie Josh Bussen, left, and Kiko Velez, right, congratulate Jayme Nauman after he scored the game winning goal in the second overtime of Saturday’s match against Roswell Goddard. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Wildcats saw tangible proof Saturday why practice is so important. With no time […]

Prep soccer: Two easy goals snowball on Cats

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Clovis High School junior James Gant (left) and Carlsbad senior Trey Owen battle for ball during Tuesday’s game at the Yucca soccer complex. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer The Yucca soccer complex didn’t provide much of a home field advantage for Clovis or goalkeeper Josh Bussen on Tuesday night against […]

Cibola sinks Cats in OT

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Clovis senior Kendal Essex walks on the field moments after Cibola’s Javier Jimenez scored the game winning goal in overtime. (Staff photo by Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Bullets can only be dodged for so long. Cibola’s Javier Jimenez put a shot from the left side by Clovis sophomore goalie Josh Bussen, […]

Racquetball tournament raises more than $18,000 for scholarships

Reporters notebook St. Pat’s Racquetball Tournament, the longest USRA sanctioned racquetball tournament in the state, has put more than $18,000 into the Clovis Community College general fund, school officials announced at Wednesday’s board meeting. The 15th Annual event was held this year in mid-March. According to a memo from CCC President Beverlee McClure to the […]

Racquetball players enjoy competition, camaraderie

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Clovis Community College students, clockwise from bottom left, Bradley Struthers, Elizabeth Lim, Blakey Ross and Rene Gonzalez play doubles racquetball Wednesday during their racquetball class at the college. Photo by Eric Kluth By Kevin Wilson It looks like tennis, with a playing area about the size of a child’s bedroom. Players praise the game in […]