Cats turn back NMMI

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CNJ staff photo: Rick White New Mexico Military Institute’s Robin Ritz skies for a header. Clovis scored six goals in a second half of 7-2 win at Yucca Soccer Complex. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Scoring opportunities were there early on for the Clovis High boys soccer team. In the second half, the Wildcats […]

CHS BOYS SOCCER: Cats record 11th victory

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Clovis High’s Luis Esparza (12) and Roswell Goddard defender Cheyanne Salazar drive toward the goal during Tuesday’s match. Goddard goalkeeper Pedro Melendez grabs the ball just before Esparza could get to it. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis High boys soccer team has now reached one milestone this […]

CHS BOYS SOCCER: Cats improve to 10-2-1 with shutout win

CNJ staff ROSWELL — Clovis junior forward Luis Esparza tallied three assists and one goal in the Wildcats 5-0 route over Roswell Goddard Saturday afternoon. Clovis coach Shaun Gill said the Cats dictated the pace of the game in both halves. The Wildcats scored three first-half goals, with Esparza scoring the second and assisting on […]

CHS BOYS SOCCER: Cats romp past Artesia

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Clovis High’s Jayme Nauman (9) heads the ball over Artesia’s Quintin Navarrette during the Wildcats’ 7-2 victory over the Bulldogs on Tuesday at Yucca Soccer Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Clovis High senior Scott Elliott wasn’t going to let a little thing like an ankle injury slow him […]

CHS BOYS SOCCER: Cats beat Carlsbad for title

CNJ staff ROSWELL — Junior Luis Esparza scored early in the second half off an assist by Scott Elliott, and Clovis High’s boys made the goal stand up for a 1-0 victory over Carlsbad on Saturday night in the championship match of the Roswell tournament. In Saturday morning’s semifinals, Esparza scored a pair of goals […]

CHS soccer: Cats overcome slow start, beat NMMI

CNJ staff ROSWELL — After shutting out New Mexico Military Institute three times already this season, the Clovis High boys soccer team didn’t expect to have many problems on Friday in the quarterfinals of a tournament in Roswell. The Colts surprised the Wildcats, though, leading 1-0 at halftime before Clovis rallied for a 4-2 victory. […]

Cats move into finals of own invitational

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Clovis High junior Luis Esparza (12) battles New Mexico Military’s Elliot Girard (5) for the ball iduring the Wildcats’ 2-0 win over NMMI on Friday in the Clovis Invitational at CHS. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent At the start of the second half, the numbers on the scoreboard were getting […]

Man hospitalized after train collision. CNJ STAFF PHOTO: ERIC KLUTH

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Clovis Police officers work the scene were David Esparza’s car was hit by a eastbound Burlington North Santa Fe train as he tried to run the crossing gate late Saturday night on Norris Street. Esparza is in serious/stable at Covenant Medical Center. By Jack King A Clovis man was in serious, but stable condition at […]