Lady Cats cruise into semis


Clovis senior Dani Millender passes the ball during Tuesday’s District 4-5A tournament game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. Dave Wagner If the Clovis High Lady Wildcats were looking ahead to a possible championship showdown against Eldorado in Albuquerque, it wasn’t too obvious. Facing a decimated Hobbs squad that they’d already routed […]

Lady Cats want shot at Eldorado

By Dave Wagner Not that they’re looking ahead, but the Clovis High Lady Wildcats have a mission this week — beat Eldorado. In order to do that, they’ll have to take care of business against Hobbs on Tuesday night and either Manzano or Carlsbad on Thursday night at Rock Staubus Gym. That would put the […]

Defense carries Wildcats


Carlos Gallo (22) and Angelo Sandoval wrap up Eldorado wide receiver Shane Davis after a short gain. Photo by Rick White. By Rick White ALBUQUERQUE — A season-opening disaster at Mayfield is a distant memory for a Clovis defense that entered the season with just one returning starter. The Wildcats held Eldorado to 120 yards […]

Cats pull away from Eldorado


Clovis junior Phillip Williams rushed for 120 yards in Saturday’s 31-0 win against Eldorado. Photo by Rick White. By Rick White ALBUQUERQUE — A 37-yard extra point. Nearly 100 yards in penalties — including an assistant coach flagged for being in the way of a referee on a kickoff. And a running back throwing a […]

Clovis sophomore RB ‘bullish’ on tacklers


Clovis sophomore Devin Hanson never dreamed he’d be playing varsity football this season. Photo by Rick White Rick White Clovis sophomore Devin Hanson entertained modest goals this fall. “I figured I’d probably play a little junior varsity,” Hanson said. “Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d be playing varsity.” Fantasy became reality when […]

Lady Cats bow against Eldorado

By Eric Butler ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis Lady Wildcats will likely have to settle for runnerup in District 4-5A again this year. Two-time defending champion Eldorado completed a season sweep Saturday, beating the Lady Wildcats 18-25, 25-14, 25-23, 25-20 in a nip-and-tuck battle to take two-game lead in the district standings. Eldorado (13-3, 5-0 in […]

Cats play Eldorado tough in loss


Eldorado’s Matthew Witkowski jumps between Clovis defenders Chris Janousek (left) and Kiko Valez. Photo by Rick White. CNJ STAFF The Clovis boys soccer team did something no other team has been able to do this season — score against Eldorado in district play. It wasn’t nearly enough though, as the third-ranked Eagles broke the game […]

Lady Cats looking to rebound from loss

By Dave Wagner If there was a chance the Clovis High Lady Wildcats would overlook Carlsbad in tonight’s 7 p.m. District 4-5A matchup at Rock Staubus Gym, that went out the window on Saturday. The Lady Cats had hoped to take the district race by the throat, but instead dropped a five-game decision to Eldorado […]

Cats take second at Lubbock


Clovis High freshman midfielder Jordan Garrett tries to get possession of the ball away from Eldorado sophomore Laura Johnson in Saturday’s District 4-5A girls soccer match at Yucca Soccer Complex. Photo by Eric Kluth CNJ STAFF LUBBOCK — Seniors Tyrell Northcutt and Brian Romero led a strong Clovis High showing as the Wildcats finished second […]

Lady Cats edged by Eldorado


Clovis High senior Jessica Hohn goes up for a kill as Eldorado’s Naomi Sanchez (5) and Mary Blankenship attempt to block her during Saturday’s District 4-5A match at Rock Staubus Gym. Photo by Eric Kluth By Eric Butler The Clovis High volleyball team spent much of its match on Saturday peering around the bend. But, […]

Lady Cats thinking big in ’03

By Dave Wagner Coach Darrel Ray thinks this could be a special season for the Clovis High volleyball team. The Lady Wildcats expected to get an indication of their potential on Saturday in an eight-team scrimmage session at Rio Rancho, with matches against the defending Class 5A champion Lady Rams, La Cueva, Eldorado and Las […]

Clovis sweeps Eldorado

By Dave Wagner ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis junior Jason Seefeld rebounded from a rare bad outing on the mound Saturday in a big way, hitting a pair of early home runs and then picking up a win with three hitless innings in relief as the Wildcats beat Eldorado 8-4 to complete a sweep of their District […]

CHS prepares for Eldorado

By Dave Wagner It’s pretty cut and dried this weekend for both teams when Clovis High takes on Eldorado in a three-game District 4-5A baseball series in Albuquerque — win at least two games or, in all likelihood, kiss your postseason chances good-bye. The Wildcats, Eagles and Carlsbad are in a virtual tie for the […]