Education digest — Nov. 18

CCS hosting fall festival Clovis Christian School is hosting a fall festival Friday. The event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the school’s west campus on Humphrey Road and is a fundraiser for the school. The event will include silent auction and games. Information: 935-2279

CCS grad Peterson named All-LSC in golf

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Clovis Christian graduate Mollie Peterson, a sophomore at West Texas A&M University, was named to the All-Lone Star Conference women’s golf first team last week. Peterson scored her first collegiate victory in October in the Grizzly Invitation and posted a runnerup finish in the Lady Buff Stampede. She also made […]

Graduation ‘bittersweet’ at Clovis Christian

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Clovis Christian School senior Sidnee Pool, left, looks to see if anyone else is coming in the doors Friday as the seniors walk into the CCS Chapel for graduation. Pool was one of 17 graduates. By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer With boys robed in blue and gold gowns and […]

Thursday prep basketball roundup

CNJ staff Girls * Clovis Christian rode 23 points from freshman Jocelyn Swann and 18 from sophomore Jennifer Schaap to a 47-40 victory over Logan at the CCS gym, advancing to today’s 3 p.m. District 4-1A championship game at top-seeded Grady. The Lady Eagles (18-9) led most of the way, but watched Logan pull to […]

Lady Eagles post win over Grady

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Clovis Christian’s Kelsey Massey drives to the basket against Payton Provencio of Grady during Thursday’s girls matchup at the CCS gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer This time, the Clovis Christian girls kept their composure and beat Grady for the first time in school history. As a result of […]

Friday area boys prep capsules

Girls * In District 3-1A action, Fort Sumner blew out Dora 34-22 at Fort Sumner. Alex Owens and DeLane Luce led the Vixens (13-6, 5-1) with 7 points each. Down 28-10 with 7:10 left to play, the Lady Coyotes went on a 10-0 run. Dora’s Audra Pinkston led all scorers with 15 points, but none […]

Thursday’s prep capsules

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Clovis Christian’s Jennifer Schaap, right, pulls down a rebound over Shelby McElroy during Thursday’s District 4-1A girls matchup at the CCS gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) CNJ staff Boys * Clovis Christian overcame a shaky start, eventually putting all 12 players on the roster into the scoring column Thursday night in a 74-61 District […]

Monday prep basketball capsules

Boys * It was a quite a night for Clovis Christian coach Randy McBroom. First, he was coaching against his father, Rick, for the first time when the Eagles hosted the Portales junior varsity on Monday night. Then, before the game, he proposed to his girlfriend, Ashley Tanner, in front of the crowd at the […]

CCS rolls against San Jon

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Figuring her team needed a jolt earlier this season, Clovis Christian volleyball coach Cecil Boatman decided to switch up the Lady Eagles’ offense. She decided to move junior hitter Whitney Miller to setter, and the change proved fruitful Thursday night when Miller helped Clovis Christian to a 25-11, 25-20, […]

Shorthanded Lady Buffs turn back CCS

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CCS sophomore Jennifer Schaap high to block a Melrose kill attempt during Thursday’s match at the CCS gym. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Team chemistry can make or break success in any sport. First-year Melrose volleyball coach Sonja Moyer said most of her players have been playing together since […]

PREP ROUNDUP: Lady Eagles ride big second quarter to win

CNJ staff Tiffani Medeiros scored 19 points and Sam Barnett added 10 as Clovis Christian rode a dominant second quarter to a huge 51-42 win over Logan in a District 4-1A contest at CCS. With the win, the Lady Eagles moved a season-best three games over .500 and finished the first half of district play […]

Clovis Christian posts win over Cardinals

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Clovis Christian’s Ryan Boatman drives past Amarillo Ascension’s Tyler Bixler during the second half of Tuesday’s game Tuesday in Clovis. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Christian Eagles beat Amarillo Ascension on Tuesday and impressed Cardinals coach Kyle Johnson in the process. “Clovis (Christian) plays real well together; […]

CCS teams sweep past House

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Clovis Christian’s Sam Barnett is fouled by House’s Sara Lee as she drives to the basket during the first half of Thursday’s District 4-1A girls matchup at CCS. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis Christian’s basketball teams got on the board in District 4-1A in a big way Thursday […]

Lady Eagles take tourney match in four

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Clovis Christian’s Jennifer Schaap hits the ball over House’s Sara Lee during their District 4-1A tournament match Tuesday at CCS. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis Christian got its lapse out of the way, then got down to business. The Lady Eagles started to let a two-game lead slip […]

Clovis Christian romps to victory over Pine Hill

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Clovis Christian’s Dustin Handley runs down the sideline during the second quarter of Friday’s game against Pine Hill at Jim Hill Field. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer A little home cooking can go a long way. Senior Dustin Handley scored six touchdowns as Clovis Christian mercy-ruled Pine Hill 52-0 […]

Clovis Christian junior wins tourney

CNJ staff LOVINGTON — Clovis Christian junior Mollie Peterson won District 4/1-3A golf competition Tuesday at Lovington Country Club, and she took no prisoners. Peterson, who had already qualified to represent CCS in next week’s state tournament in Grants, shot 85 for an eight-stroke margin win. “She’s qualified (a leg for state) in every tournament […]

Education feature: Clovis Christian outgrows current facility

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Clovis Christian seventh-graders exit Sherill Wofford’s class on the left and Max Kralicek’s on the right after class Wednesday at school. Increased enrollment has allowed the school to have two seventh-grade classes. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer The hallways at Clovis Christian School are narrow. Lockers don’t face each […]

Clovis Christian eligible at last

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Clovis Christian coach Carlos Velasquez gives sophomore quarterback Ryan Boatman (left) and the rest of the offense the play during Thursday’s practice at CCS. CNJ photo by Rick White By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent At the little campus of Clovis Christian School, a major shift of outlook is taking place. Accreditation with the state board […]

Clovis Christian close to gaining NMAA eligibility

By Dave Wagner AFTER THREE YEARS OF trying, Clovis Christian is finally set to become a full-fledged member of the New Mexico Activities Association in 2004-05. Well, almost — the school’s accreditation process was completed in November, but still has to be approved by Veronica Garcia, New Mexico’s secretary of state, before becoming official. Accreditation […]

Buffs run past Clovis Christian

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Clovis Christian School running back Robert Montanez escapes the tackle attempt of Melrose’s Harvey Park during the first half of Friday’s game in Melrose. Melrose won 58-13. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner MELROSE — Clovis Christian was game Friday night. But Melrose, even without sophomore standout Carlos Ruiz, had too many weapons for […]