State tournament scoreboard — Saturday

Go to varsitynow.com for game stories and photos At The Pit, AlbuquerqueSaturdayBoysCLASS 5AChampionshipLa Cueva vs. Highland, 8:30 p.m. CLASS 4AChampionshipRoswell 59, Artesia 51 CLASS 3AChampionshipHope Christian 55, St. Michael’s 44 CLASS 2AChampionshipTexico 48, Santa Rosa 46 CLASS 1AChampionshipFort Sumner 67, Springer 66 GirlsCLASS 5AChampionshipLa Cueva 51, Cibola 43 CLASS 1AChampionshipCimarron 58, Des Moines 53

CHS SOFTBALL: Lady Cats drop pair in Cruces tournament

CNJ staff LAS CRUCES — Clovis High’s softball team absorbed two losses on Friday in the 16-team Las Cruces Invitational. The Lady Wildcats (3-3) were beaten by Cibola 9-1 in the first round, then dropped a 12-10 decisiion to Deming in a consolation quarterfinal. Coach Brandi Thomas said errors plagued the Lady Cats in the […]

State tournament scoreboard

The Associated Press GIRLS Tuesday Class 5A Quarterfinals Clovis 53, Las Cruces 42 Mayfield 58, Hobbs 51 La Cueva 46, Cibola 41 Class 4A Quarterfinals Roswell 49, St. Pius 45 Aztec 68, Los Alamos 38 Academy 52, Moriarty 45 Class 3A Quarterfinals Portales 41, Ruidoso 34 Hope Christian 68, Wingate 59 St. Michael’s 39, Santa […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Cats dig deep for win

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Clovis High fullback Manuel Robles breaks off a long run in Saturday’s 21-13 win over Cibola in Albuquerque. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer What happened: Clovis ended Cibola’s chances for an undefeated season with a 21-13 victory Friday night at Milne Stadium. Why it happened: After holding Cibola scorelss […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Cats outlast Cibola

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Clovis High’s Blake Hicks (88) and Michael Cohen (75) bring down Cibola quarterback Jonathan Mader (6) at Milne Stadium in Albuquerque on Saturday. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — Clinging to a one-point lead late in the fourth quarter, visions of Clovis High’s heartbreaking loss to Palo Duro […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Ex-Highland coach makes transition to Cibola

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Clovis High’s Michael Howard (57) and Michael Lewis (86) tackle Goddard’s Chase Kyser in last week’s 35-21 win over Goddard in Roswell. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Judge Chavez spent more than half of his 28 years of coaching at Highland High School. Chavez said he has fond memories […]

Cibola outslugs Wildcats

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Cibola rode its potent offense to a 11-1 win over Clovis on Saturday in the first round of the Class 5A state baseball tournament. The fourth-seeded Cougars roughed up two Clovis pitchers for 11 hits in a game that ended after the fifth inning due to the 10-run mercy rule. “We […]

Clovis up against dangerous offense

Clovis junior Cade Wheeler pitches during the Cats’ 19-1 win over Texico on Tuesday. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) CNJ staff With one spectacular and one solid start in his last two games, senior Sean Cruce got the nod as the Wildcats’ starting pitcher when 13th-seeded Clovis goes on the road to face fourth-seeded Cibola […]

Lady Cats place eighth at 5A meet

CNJ staff GALLUP — Clovis High’s girls didn’t fare quite as well as they’d hoped in Saturday’s Class 5A state cross country meet, but coach Brian Stacy wasn’t that upset. The Lady Wildcats finished eighth out of 15 teams with 204 points. Host Gallup won the meet with 52 points, followed by Eldorado at 67. […]

CHS’ Tweedy named district co-player of year

CNJ staff Senior Annie Tweedy has been chosen the District 4-5A softball co-player of the year for the 2005 season in voting by district coaches on Sunday. Tweedy was a first-team choice at third base and an honorable mention selection as a catcher for the Lady Wildcats, who were 13-13 overall and 3-9 in district […]

Dead heat in girls 5A track meet

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Clovis High junior Kim Perkins, right, running a 200 meter in practice with teammate Vanessa O’Neal, will compete in the triple jump, 200 meters, 100 and 300 hurdles at the Class 5A state tournament Friday and Saturday. (CNJ staff: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer When talking about Friday and Saturday’s Class 5A […]

Williams, Wildcats waltz in 4-5A meet

CNJ staff CARLSBAD — Apparently, the Clovis High boys track team left it all on the track. After rolling up 11 event wins and cruising to a margin of nearly 60 points over runnerup Carlsbad in the District 4-5A meet Friday and Saturday, the Wildcats were apparently too tired to celebrate. “The guys went to […]

Three CHS netters qualify for state

CNJ staff CARLSBAD — Senior Patricia Gallegos for the girls and senior Jason Goolsby and junior Adam Quintero for the boys qualified for Class 5A state individual singles and doubles competition in Saturday’s District 4-5A tourament. Gallegos earned her third consecutive trip to state singles, winning three times to reach the finals where she lost […]

Clovis track teams focusing on district titles

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Clovis junior Kim Perkins hopes to qualify for state in the 200 meters and the 100 hurdles Saturday at the District 4-5A meet in Carlsbad. Perkins has already qualified in the 300 hurdles. (CNJ staff: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Having already qualified most of the entries they wanted for next week’s […]

Cats win 4-5A golf title again

CNJ STAFF ALBUQUERQUE — Solid ball-striking helped Clovis High senior Guillermo Chavez make up for a few hiccups in his putting game as he shot the day’s only round under-par to lead the Wildcats to their fifth straight District 4-5A boys golf title. Chavez fired a 2-under 70 Monday at Arroyo Del Oso Golf Course, […]

Cibola completes sweep of Lady Cats

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Clovis sophomore Anjelica Serna turns the double play in the seventh inning Saturday at Lady Wildcat Softball Complex against Cibola. Clovis lost, 6-3. (Staff photo: John Eisel) By John Eisel Clovis first baseman Sonia Chavez nailed a liner off Cibola pitcher Jessica Rieger in the bottom of the fifth inning of Saturday’s game. The ball […]

Cats capture first district baseball win

CNJ STAFF ALBUQUERQUE — Behind senior John Props’ complete-game pitching performance, Clovis beat Cibola 8-5 in the second game of a Saturday doubleheader to pick up its first District 4-5A win. The Cougars had taken the first two games of the series on Friday and Saturday morning, 12-2 and 11-8, respectively. “It’s kind of nice […]

Lady Cats drop Friday twin bill to Cibola

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Clovis High School’s Laura Wood is congratulated after scoring on a inside -the-park homerun by teammate Cynthia Lucio during the first game of a doubleheader against Cibola Friday at the Lady Wildcats Softball Complex. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner Late Friday night, after her team dropped a District 4-5A doubleheader to Cibola, first-year […]

Lady Wildcats’ hopes hinge on sweep of Cibola

By John Eisel It’s all or nothing for Cibola and Clovis this weekend at the Lady Wildcat Softball Complex. Both teams likely need a sweep in the District 4-5A softball three-game series to have any chance of catching Sandia for second place and a spot in the Class 5A state tournament. “It’s huge, obviously. Clovis […]

Wildcat netters win 4-5A opener

CNJ staff The Clovis won its District 4-5A opener Friday with a 5-4 win over Cibola at home. The Lady Wildcats fell to Cibola 6-3. After splitting the four singles matches, the Wildcat boys took two of three doubles matches. Clovis’ Jason Goolsby won his No. 2 match over Carlos Herrera 6-0, 6-3 before teaming […]