Cats relegated to third

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Clovis junior John Props drives past Manzano senior Jordan Parks as he tries to get to the baseline during the fourth quarter of Friday’s game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner Eldorado guard Tyrone Crawford dropped an unexpected bomb on the Clovis High Wildcats Saturday night. After being virtually non-exsistent […]

Cats’ slow starts cause for concern

Rick White Of course Clovis coach J.D. Isler is concerned his team has lost three times in five games. But there’s no reason to panic, the third-year Wildcats basketball coach said. “We just need to keep everything in perspective,” Isler said. “We just need to keep doing the things in practice it takes to get […]

Lady Cats outgun Eldorado

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Clovis senior Tyisha Brown, driving to the basket against Eldorado’s Megan Hines, finished with a season-high 10 points off the bench. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. Rick White Aimee Hilburn did a little bit of everything on the court, including helping a teammate reinsert a loose contact lens. Fouled on the play that jarred her […]

Boys 4-5A race up for grabs

By Eric Butler Starting district play three days later than everybody else, Clovis boys basketball coach J.D. Isler already has a slight head start in evaluating how the District 4-5A race might shape up. But one night of play among the other four teams hasn’t changed one of Isler’s basic premises: The district is still […]

Lady Cats get nod in 4-5A

Rick White The graduation of Hobbs standout Adrianne Ross has changed the dynamics of District 4-5A. Without a dominant player like Ross — or Clovis’ Cisti Greenwalt (1999-2001), the district girls 2004 basketball race appears more wide open than it’s been in recent years. District coaches are predicting a three-team race, with Clovis as the […]

Champion Cats, Carlsbad dominate all-district football team

CNJ staff The Clovis Wildcats used a well-balanced approach to win the District 4-5A title. Juniors John Props, Phillip Williams and a senior-dominated offensive line helped the Wildcats average better than 30 points this season while a defense keyed by a strong front five and a ball-hawking secondary resulted in two shutouts in four district […]

Friday prep scores

Staff and wire reportsFriday Football District 4-5A Clovis 31, Carlsbad 24 3 OT Class 1A Bi-district Farwell 25, Wheeler 6 New Mexico Belen 35, Silver 15 Cibola 28, Gallup 0 Clovis 31, Carlsbad 24, 3OT Highland 41, Santa Fe 8 Hobbs 12, Eldorado 7 La Cueva 48, Sandia 0 Los Lunas 21, Alamogordo 7 Mayfield […]

Eldorado sends Lady Cats packing again

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Until the Clovis Lady Wildcats figure out how to beat Eldorado they’re doomed to play on the road in the Class 5A state volleyball playoffs. Regular-season champion Eldorado completed a season sweep of the Lady Wildcats with a 25-20, 25-22, 25-23 win Saturday in the championship match of the District 4-5A […]

Focused Wildcats breeze to 4-5A title

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Brian Romero led a 1-2 finish for the Wildcats. CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Brian Romero wasn’t about to finish second — even if it was at the expense of a teammate. Pulling away from fellow Clovis High senior Matt Appelman in the final mile, Romero toured the gravel-strewn Bear Canyon Arroyo course in 16 minutes […]

CHS harriers seek 4-5A honors

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Clovis seniors Brian Romero (left) and Jeremiah Clark stretch along with their teammates Wednesday at the school before heading to Ned Houk Park for practice. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner Clovis High cross country coach Brian Stacy would gladly take a season-best effort from his boys squad in Saturday’s District 4-5A meet in […]