CHS VOLLEYBALL: Goddard turns back Lady Cats

CNJ staff ROSWELL — The Clovis Lady Wildcats couldn’t overcome a sluggish start, and once-beaten Roswell Goddard went on to post a 25-12, 25-21, 25-23 on Thursday night. The Lady Cats (8-8) made the trip without ailing senior outside hitter Siobhan Flatow, and coach Darrel Ray said they struggled to adjust to her absence. “She’s […]

Cats post victory over Goddard

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Manuel Robles ran for 161 yards, including touchdown runs of 67 and 52 yards, in Clovis’ win over Goddard on Friday night. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer What happened: After a poor defensive showing in the first half, Clovis stepped up in the second half to beat Class 4A […]

CHS GIRLS SOCCER: Goddard blanks Lady Cats

CNJ staff ROSWELL — The Clovis High girls held off Roswell Goddard for a half Tuesday night, but the roof finally fell in. Goddard’s Kendra Jones broke a scoreless tie three minutes into the second half and the Lady Rockets went on to a 3-0 win, their second shutout of the Lady Wildcats in four […]

CHS GIRLS SOCCER: Lady Rockets fire past Clovis

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Clovis High’s Jordan Garrett, left, battles for the ball as Roswell Goddard’s China Rose falls to the ground during Saturday’s girls match at Yucca Soccer Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Visiting Roswell Goddard may have dominated play against Clovis in the first ten minutes of a girls soccer match […]

CHS VOLLEYBALL: Lady Cats can’t stop Goddard

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Clovis freshman Antiesha Brown hits around the block of Roswell Goddard’s Laura Fry (10) and Jamie Edgett during Thursday’s match at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Nobody celebrates a kill shot quite like Clovis’ Siobhan Flatow. But even her fist-pumping was noticeably muted after she hit one […]

Clovis, Portales gain semifinals

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Clovis’ Jonathan Ware pitches to a Levelland hitter during Friday’s Clovis Invitational tournament at Bell Park. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Cade Wheeler didn’t get off to the kind of start on Friday that he’d hoped for on the mound. Leave it to an older hand to help him […]

Lady Cats take twin bill

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Clovis High sophomore Samantha Ramos hits the ground after diving to catch a pop fly to end the fifth inning in the opener of Tuesday’s doubleheader against Roswell Goddard at Lady Wildcat Softball Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High senior Rachelle Urban had a nice, comfortable outing […]

Cats capture season-opening tourney

CNJ staff HOBBS — Clovis High senior Jordan Moore is off to a flying start. Taking the leadership role on the Wildcats’ golf team after the graduation of five-year veterans Travis Reid and Guillermo Chavez, Moore posted a two-under-par round of 35-35 — 70 on Monday for the day’s top score, pacing the Cats to […]

Three’s enough for PHS seniors

By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers LBUQUERQUE — No point in being greedy, according to Portales senior Morgan Hill, after she helped the Lady Rams to win their third Class 3A state title in four years. Portales made it to the finals in 2005, but was upset by Santa Fe Indian School. “I don’t want to […]

Cats roll to win over Goddard

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Clovis’ Bryce Hill releases the ball for two points during the second half of Saturday’s game against Roswell Goddard at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ staff Despite a broken bone in his right hand, Jaden Isler wasn’t going to wait three weeks to return to action. The Clovis High sophomore guard […]

Cats seek bounce-back effort against Goddard

CNJ staff Clovis High boys basketball coach J.D. Isler is looking for a bounce-back effort tonight. Never mind that the opponent is Roswell Goddard, a team the Wildcats have handled comfortably twice this season, in a 7 p.m. tipoff at Rock Staubus Gym. “We’re coming off a game where we didn’t play very well defensively […]

Wildcats roll past Goddard

CNJ STAFF ROSWELL — Sophomore guard Bryce Hill knocked down four first-quarter 3-pointers to get the Clovis High boys off to a fast start, and the Wildcats cruised past Roswell Goddard 65-49 on Saturday night. It was the second win in two nights for the Cats (4-2), who pounded Moriarty 94-62 at Rock Staubus Gym […]

Lady Cats roll past Goddard in opener

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Clovis’ Tori Quintana drives the baseline during the second half of Tuesday’s season opener against Roswell Goddard at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer If Brittany Blackmon was nervous Tuesday night, her numbers certainly belied it. The Clovis High senior post scored 22 points on 10-of-13 shooting, […]

Lady Cats open tonight

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Clovis girls basketball coach Miles Waters works with his team during practice at Rock Staubus gym Monday afternoon. The defending Class 5A state champion Lady Wildcats open the season at home tonight versus Goddard. (CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer While the defending Class 5A champion Clovis High girls open […]

Lindstedt, Margaret

Mrs. Margaret Lindstedt, 52, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. She was born Oct. 19, 1952, in McAlester, Okla. to Billie Imogene and Ray Goddard. She grew up in McAlester, Okla. and Portales. She worked as manager for Allsup’s for many years, for College Cleaners and The Blue Gem in […]

CHS FOOTBALL NOTES: Wildcats wideout flirts with records

Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer After catching only seven balls for 61 yards and one touchdown in the teams’ first four games, junior Rishard Matthews has exploded for 12 catches, 268 yards and five scores in the past two weeks. With his emergence, he found his way into the Clovis football record book, and if […]

Cats cruise to win over Goddard

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Goddard’s Jesus Baca is tackled by Clovis defenders Mel Grassel (71), Chase Denton (56) and Cade Wheeler (26) during Friday’s game at Leon Williams Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Sweet to Matthews is becoming music to Clovis’ ears. Wildcats senior quarterback Devin Sweet and junior wide receiver Rishard […]

Senior adapts to role for Cats

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Clovis senior Jonathan Sweet (left) listens to a post-practice talk from coach Eric Roanhaus on Thursday at the high school. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ sports writer Jonathan Sweet’s football career at Clovis is coming full circle. With multiple injuries at the linebacker spot next to him, the 6-foot,185-pound senior has […]

Goddard blanks CHS

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Clovis’ Cassie Belford, left, battles Goddard’s Sara Torrez for the ball during during Tuesday’s girls soccer matchup at Yucca Soccer Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Clovis High girls soccer coach Larry Jones found some positives on Tuesday despite the Lady Wildcats’ 5-0 loss to Roswell Goddard at Yucca […]

Goddard hands Rams 42-0 whipping

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Portales running back Cruz Ontiveros takes a pitch for a 21-yard gain in the first quarter of Friday night’s game against Goddard at the Wool Bowl in Roswell. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers ROSWELL — Portales, 1-1 in Class 3A play so far, got a rude welcome to its first foray […]