La Cueva beats Clovis 14-0

Freedom New Mexico Hampered by poor field position, the Clovis Wildcats could muster little offense Saturday and suffered its first loss of the season. La Cueva scored twice in the first half and beat Clovis 14-0. Thirteen of Clovis’ 17 offensive possessions ended in punts in the defensive struggle between the unbeaten teams. Sophomore Dakotah […]

La Cueva escapes with 21-14 win

After being held in check most of the second half, Ronnie Daniels got loose when it counted, scooting 22 yards for the game-winning touchdown with less than two minutes left in the game as La Cueva sidestepped Clovis’ upset bid 21-14. Trailing 14-0 af halftime in the Class 5A state quarterfinal contest, 10th-seed Clovis (5-7) […]

Prep football scoreboard — Nov. 19

Class 5A Quarterfinals La Cueva 21, Clovis 14 Las Cruces 28, Eldorado 27 Mayfield 21, Cleveland 13 Class 4A Quarterfinal Belen 54, Los Lunas 0 Class 2A Semifinals Tularosa 41, Texico 19 Class 2A Division I Muleshoe 14, Breckenridge 0 Class 1A Division II Farwell 27, Wheeler 7

Prep football scoreboard — Sept. 10

All times MDT La Cueva 41, Clovis 21 Texico 12, Portales 6 Fort Sumner 41, Capitan 13 Melrose 56, Foothill 6 Clovis Christian 48, Elida 0 Dora 25, Vaughn 12 Tucumcari 43, West Las Vegas 6 San Jon 51, House/Grady 6 Texas Farwell 41, Gruver 0 Bovina 42, Panhandle 6 Muleshoe 49, Andrews 19

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

State tournament scoreboard — Friday

Go to varsitynow.com for game stories and photos Boys CLASS 5A At The Pit, Albuquerque Semifinals ThursdayLa Cueva 70, Eldorado 63Highland 63, Las Cruces 56 Championship SaturdayLa Cueva vs. Highland, 8:30 p.m. CLASS 4AAt The Pit, AlbuquerqueSemifinals ThursdayArtesia 58, Espnola Valley 56, 3 OTRoswell 69, Deming 64 Championship SaturdayArtesia vs. Roswell, 4:30 p.m. CLASS 3AAt […]

CHS GIRLS STATE TRACK: Lady Cats eye repeat

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Senior Kacee Escobar leads a strong contingent of throwers representing Clovis High’s girls in the Class 5A state track meet, starting today in Albuquerque. Escobar will compete in shot put and discus this weekend. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Looking for back-to-back Class 5A girls state track titles, Clovis […]

CHS GOLF: Cats tied for fifth in 5A state meet

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Things went pretty well on Monday for Clovis High’s boys, but not so well for the girls the first round of the two-day Class 5A state golf tournament at UNM South. The Wildcats are tied for last with La Cueva in a six-team field, although they shot a respectable four-man total […]

Lady Wildcats looking to grab few more spots for state meet

Defending 5A champion Clovis should easily win today’s District 4-5A meet, but Clovis coach Darrel Ray is hoping to add a few qualifiers who could possibly pick up some points at state. “We’re looking (more) at improving some of our marks,” he said. Among those he’s hoping can qualify for the state meet are Janae […]

Bears stun Clovis

Clovis junior Layne Strebeck shoots over a La Cueva defender during Wednesday’s Class 5A state quarterfinal game at The Pit in Albuquerque. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — A fluke play helped end Clovis High’s season on Wednesday in the Wildcats’ first trip to The Pit since playing […]

La Cueva stuns Clovis in final seconds

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — A fluke play helped end Clovis High’s season on Wednesday in the Wildcats’ first trip to The Pit since playing for the Class 5A boys state title in 2001. A wild final minute — and a freak turnover when the Cats were trying to get a timeout […]

PLATEAU HOLIDAY CLASSIC: Champs again

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La Cueva’s Laura Burnett, left, attempts to steal the ball from Clovis High’s Antiesha Brown. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer A day after giving him his 500th career coaching win, the Clovis Lady Wildcats gave coach Miles Watters another reason to celebrate. Junior Ebony Bunton scored a game-high 23 […]

Players can help coach achieve “Miles-stone”

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Clovis High School girls basketball coach Miles Watters runs drills with the Lady Wildcats Wednesday afternoon in preparation for the upcoming Plateau Wireless Holiday Classic that starts today at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High’s girls basketball coach is closing in on another “Miles-stone.” Less […]

CHS CROSS COUNTRY: Lady Cats second at La Cueva

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Sophomore Caitlin Waters led a 1-3-4 Clovis High finish as the Lady Wildcats used a strong overall effort to place second behind top-ranked Rio Rancho in Saturday’s La Cueva Invitational cross country meet. Waters posted a winning time of 21 minutes, 56 seconds over three miles for the Lady Cats, who […]

CHS football: Cats jump on Bears’ mistakes

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Clovis High’s Cade Wheeler catches a pass on a fake field goal, giving the Wildcats a first down at the La Cueva 2, during Friday’s game at Leon Williams Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer During the first half of Friday’s clash against La Cueva at Leon Williams Stadium, […]

Mead helps Cats cage Bears

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Clovis High running back Brian Mead runs through the tackle of La Cueva’s Richard Bohlken during the third quater of Friday’s game at Leon Williams Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer After going scoreless in the first half, the Clovis Wildcats exploded in the final two periods en route […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Cats gear up for La Cueva

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Clovis junior running back Manuel Robles will be a key factor tonight against La Cueva. (CNJ correspondent: Nick Layman) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Clovis High senior linemen Brenton Hartel and Brandon Ayres feel they’re up for the challenge of facing a massive La Cueva line that includes a pair of Division I signees. […]

Clovis boys, girls make state tournament

CNJ staff Boys Class 5A tournament May 5-6 Times and locations TBA First round (seeds in parentheses) (16) Highland at (1) Carlsbad (9) Rio Grande) at (8) Alamogordo (12) Valley at (5) Eldorado (13) Clovis at (4) Cibola (14 West Mesa at (3) La Cueva (11) Onate at (6) Hobbs (10) Mayfield at (7) Rio […]

Lady Cats roll in second half

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Clovis senior Brittany Blackmon is surrounded by three La Cueva defenders. Blackmon finished with a game-high 18 points. (Staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis coach Miles Watters preached to his starters the importance of staying out of early fouls trouble at the state tournament. He’s likely not done […]

La Cueva seeks to play spoiler to Lady Cats

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Vanessa O’Neal is one of fove Clovis seniors who hoped to win back-to-back Class 5A state titles. (Staff photo: Rick White) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent The way La Cueva coach Greg Berger looks at it, there’s no way to completely shut down the top-ranked Clovis Lady Wildcats. But he has a theory that might […]