CHS TENNIS: Clovis sends two to state

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Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson Clovis freshman Heather Trujillo leaps to return a shot from Hobbs’ Torie Murdock in their Friday’s District 4-5A girls singles semifinal. Trujillo won 6-2, 6-3 and placed second in the tournament. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Already assured a trip to state, Clovis freshman Heather Trujillo went for the whole […]

CHS TENNIS: Carlsbad too much for Clovis

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Clovis High’s Tiffany Romero serves as doubles partner Kelsey Ashmore waits for a return against Carlsbad at Clovis High on Saturday morning. CNJ staff Clovis High’s tennis coaches knew their teams had their work cut out against Carlsbad in a District 4-5A dual on Saturday at the CHS tennis courts. […]

CHS SOFTBALL: Lady Cats split with Carlsbad

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Saturday’s District 4-5A doubleheader at Lady Wildcat Complex. The Lady Wildcats earned a split with the Cavegirls on Saturday. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer If nothing else, Clovis High’s senior softball players, playing their home finale on Saturday, will be able to graduate knowing they’ve beaten the beast of […]

CHS BASEBALL: Cavemen blank Cats twice

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Clovis High catcher T.J. Farmer can’t get the throw in time as Carlsbad’s Anthony Franks slides in with a run during the first game of Saturday’s District 4-5A baseball doubleheader at Bell Park. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High’s baseball team got off to a good start Saturday. […]

CHS SOFTBALL: Carlsbad sweeps Lady Cats

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Freshman Lynnae Logan pitched both games for Clovis in Saturday’s District 4-5A softball doubleheader at Carlsbad. (Carlsbad Current-Argus photo: Jeff Keller) CNJ staff CARLSBAD — Carlsbad jumped on Clovis High’s girls early and the Cavegirls rolled to a 7-0, 12-2 District 4-5A doubleheader sweep on Saturday. Allie Carrigan went six innings for Carlsbad in the […]

CHS BASEBALL: Cats begin district play against Carlsbad

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Clovis High’s Omar Sosa, left, tries to complete a double play after forcing Levelland’s Jonathon Movin at second in a game earlier this season at Bell Park. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High baseball coach Shane Shallenberger knows the Wildcats have their work cut out trying to chase […]

CHS SOFTBALL: Lady Cats host Hobbs in district opener

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Brandi Thomas is hoping her Clovis High softball team can challenge Carlsbad this season in District 4-5A — a tall order, considering the Lady Wildcats have never beaten Carlsbad. Before they deal with the Cavegirls, though, the Lady Cats hope to get off to a good start in district […]

Cats squash Carlsbad

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Clovis senior Michael Lews draws a foul in the second quarter of the Cats District 4-5A matchup against Carlsbad. Clovis beat the Cavemen 90-56 and will face Hobbs Friday night. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Clovis Wildcats coach J.D. Isler said he’d been dreading having to play Carlsbad for […]

Cats set up showdown for title

CNJ staff CARLSBAD— Heading into Tuesday’s District 4-5A boys matchup against Carlsbad, Clovis coach J.D. Isler said setting the tempo was the Wildcats’ main objective. Clovis did just that, bursting through for a 21-9 lead at the end of the first quarter en route to a 69-34 blowout of the Cavemen. The win sets up […]

Lady Cats notch win

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Clovis High’s Tori Northcutt collides with Carlsbad’s Jordan Neatherlin as they go for the ball during Tuesdsay’s game at Rock Staubus Gym. The Lady Wildcats posted a 57-42 win in the District 4-5A contest. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer The potential for greatness is there for the Clovis Lady […]

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 […]

Clovis girls in control in District 4-5A

CNJ staff CARLSBAD — The Clovis High girls were able to relax a little bit on Tuesday night. Leading by 25 points at halftime, coach Miles Watters turned most of the second half over to his bench and the Lady Wildcats coasted to a 52-35 District 4-5A victory over Carlsbad. While his team had the […]

Cats thump Carlsbad

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Clovis High’s Manuel Robles, right, pries a rebound away from Carlsbad forward Jose Cruz Lopez during Tuesday’s game at Rock Staubus Gym. Clovis routed Car0lsbad 72-34 for its first 4-5A victory. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer In the first quarter, Clovis’ shots just weren’t falling, coach J.D. Isler said. […]

Clovis gameday

District 4-5A Boys Carlsbad (10-12, 0-1) at Clovis (17-3, 0-1) When: 7 p.m. today Where: Rock Staubus Gym Last time out: Hobbs defeated Clovis 99-93 Friday. Artesia beat Carlsbad 54-47 Friday. Key Carlsbad players to watch: Jose Cruz Lopez, 6-4, Jr., F; Zack Mendez, 5-6, Sr., G; Chris Thompson, 6-5, Jr., F, Keys to the […]

Lady Cats open district with win

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Clovis High’s Antiesha Brown looks to lay up the ball over Hobbs’s Alesha Jackson at Rock Staubus Gym on Friday. Clovis went on to beat Hobbs 55-45 to open District 4-5A play. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Clovis took control of its District 4-5A opener late in third quarter […]

Taylor leads Hobbs past Wildcats

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Clovis junior Bryce Hill poured in 20 points in the Wildcats 99-93 loss to Hobbs Friday night. (Hobbs News-Sun: Timothy Rios) CNJ staff HOBBS — Hobbs roared to a 10-0 lead against Clovis High’s boys Friday night, but Wildcats coach J.D. Isler said he knew his team wasn’t going to panic. Clovis rallied to take […]

Pastor profile: Doug Brooks

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Name: Doug Brooks Age: 48 Church: Parkland Baptist Church Background: Graduated from Carlsbad High School in 1976, Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas, in 1983 and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1987. First pastorate was in Joy, Texas, from 1984 to 1991. Became pastor at […]

Poor shooting gives Carlsbad win over Rams

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Portales senior Ethan Tucker goes up for two points against Carlsbad on Friday night at PHS. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullock) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers The Portales Rams missed their shots, and the Carlsbad Cavemen made theirs. Put together, the two facts resulted in a 62-36 blowout Friday night at Portales High School. Travis […]

CHS FOOTBALL: NMAA’s seedings in 5A playoffs on hold

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer The Clovis Wildcats will have to wait a little longer to find out their seeding in the Class 5A state football playoffs. The parents of 19 Las Cruces High players have filed a lawsuit against the New Mexico Activities Association, according to a press release by the NMAA. Clovis […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Cats survive at Carlsbad

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer CARLSBAD — Jordan Mendoza and Bryce Hill took advantage of a second chance. Mendoza’s 19-yard pass to Hill on fourth-and-9 kept alive a key drive, and Brian Mead scored on a 6-yard run a few plays later as Clovis survived a scare to beat Carlsbad 20-13 on Friday at […]