Lady Cats rip Gadsden

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Clovis High’s Brittany Johnson gets defensive pressure from Gadsden’s Alma Gallegos during Thursday’s first-round game in the Plateau Holiday Classic at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer There wasn’t much doubt Thursday night about whether or not Clovis High would advance to the semifinals of the Plateau […]

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 […]

North sweeps Friday All-Star twin bill

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent The North squad won’t have to wait until Saturday to find out whether it can wrap up its second straight overall win in the North/South All-Star Softball series. That’s because a doubleheader sweep on Friday night in Clovis meant that the North stars already clinched the series victory — its […]

Lady Cats roughed up in Las Cruces

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent LAS CRUCES — Clovis’ undefeated softball players were warned, heading into the weekend, that the level of their competition would be dramatically different at the Southern New Mexico tournament. The Wildcats usually reached full cognition of that difference while playing from behind. And, though the ‘Cats fought back repeatedly, the […]

Phillips’ shot propels Clovis over Gadsden

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Clovis senior Dominique Easterlin goes by Gadsden’s Manuel Bojorquez in the fourth quarter for two of his game-high 14 points as Clovis beat Gadsden on Friday 37-35. (CNJ staff photo: John Eisel) John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Tizrick Phillips picked a good time to score his only two points of the game. The Clovis senior […]

Wednesday holiday tournament summaries

CNJ staff Boys Wednesday Valley 56, Pampa 47 The Valley Vikings scored 26 in the fourth quarter after trailing 32-30 to beat Pampa 56-47 in the Milk Cow Classic third place game. Travis Vigil scored 21 points and hit all seven free throws as the Vikings (9-2) made 11 of 12 from the charity stripe. […]

Holiday tournament summaries

CNJ staff Boys Tuesday Rio Rancho 69, Valley 68 The Rams earned another spot in the championship of the tournament by consistently holding leads of around 10 points until a late Vikings run shaved the final deficit to one. Rio Rancho (7-4) was led by senior Chris Williams (26 points) and freshman brother Marcus Williams […]

Lady Cats lose in consolation finals

By Eric Butler RIO RANCHO — A troubled start on Saturday put Clovis in an early hole against Anthony Gadsden. And though the Lady Wildcats rallied to tie the Panthers, Gadsden held on for a 5-4 win. The loss kept Clovis (9-5) from grabbing the consolation championship trophy in the 16-team Kristin Griego Memorial softball […]