Manzano knocks off Clovis

CNJ staff Manzano scored on its first two possessions of the second half and beat Clovis 20-12 Saturday in a Class 5A state quarterfinal playoff game in Albuqueruque. Tre Orozco’s 22-yard pass to C.J. Ransom with 18 seconds left in the second quarter gave Clovis a 12-6 halftime lead . The score was set up […]

Lake Arthur upsets Clovis Christian

Edward Tarango had a 60-yard kickoff return and a 75-yard interception for another score in the third quarter as Lake Arthur beat Clovis Christian 54-26 Saturday in the 6-man state title game in Clovis. Clovis Christian had pulled within 22-20 when Tarango turned the tide with his return TDs. Top-seeded Clovis Christian trailed Lake Arthur […]

Clovis beats Hobbs 42-7

Freedom New Mexico HOBBS —After a slow start, Clovis beat Hobbs 42-7 Friday to win the District 4-5A title and earn an automatic berth in the state playoffs. Jonathan Johnson and Kamal Cass ran for touchdowns in the final five minutes of the second quarter to give Clovis a 14-0 halftime lead Johnson capped a […]

Cats beat Artesia 33-25, end four-game skid

Freedom New Mexico ARTESIA — Senior quarterback Tre Orozco rushed for two second-half touchdowns, including a 3-yard score on fourth down with five minutes left in the game as Clovis beat Artesia 33-25. Jonathan Johnson also ran for a pair of scores as Clovis (3-4) ended a four-game losing streak. Johnson scored on a 4-yard […]

Rio Rancho beats Clovis 27-14

RIO RANCHO —Jason Fitzpatrick threw for a pair of touchdowns in the third quarter and Rio Rancho beat Clovis 27-14 Friday. Sophomore Kamal Cass scored on a 10-yard run and 61-yard screen pass for Clovis (2-3), which dropped its third straight game. Rio Rancho (3-2) led 6-0 at halftime on a pair of Carlos Garcia […]

La Cueva beats Clovis 14-0

Freedom New Mexico Hampered by poor field position, the Clovis Wildcats could muster little offense Saturday and suffered its first loss of the season. La Cueva scored twice in the first half and beat Clovis 14-0. Thirteen of Clovis’ 17 offensive possessions ended in punts in the defensive struggle between the unbeaten teams. Sophomore Dakotah […]

Greyhounds up 28-0 at halftime of season opener

Going into halftime, Eastern New Mexico University holds a 28-0 lead on New Mexico Highlands in a windy season opener at Greyhound Stadium. The Greyhounds took advantage early with a pair of interceptions on the first two pass attempts Cowboys quarterback Emmanuel Lewis. Both led to touchdowns for a 16-0 lead 5:15 in the game. […]

Clovis overcomes injuries, beats Eldorado (updated)

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Wildcats, beset by injuries to key seniors, relied on a pair of sophomores, a junior and a solid defense to take a 26-7 win over Eldorado Friday night. Junior Jonathan Johnson rushed 25 times for 186 yards and scored three touchdowns for the Wildcats (2-0), and sophomore […]

Desperation pass lifts Cats to 20-19 win

Freedom New Mexico Eddie Trevizo caught a tipped pass in the end zone with about a minute left and Clovis escaped Alamogordo on Friday with a 20-19 win in the season-opener for both teams. It was the Wildcats’ 14th straight win over Alamogordo. Alamogordo sophomore Tyler Schmard threw three touchdown passes, including to in the […]

Cats beats Highland 35-14

Raymond Beachum scored three touchdowns and Clovis took advantage of fumble-prone Highland for a 35-14 win Saturday in a first-round game of the Class 5A state playoffs in Albuquerque. The 10th-seeded Wildcats (5-6) advance to play second-seeded and defending state champion La Cueva (9-1) in next week’s quarterfinals. The Wildcats broke the game open with […]

Cats hold Artesia to season lows in 13-7 win

The Clovis Wildcats defended the Artesia Bulldogs, and defended their turf in the process. Clovis held visiting Artesia to a by-far season low on offense in a 13-7 victory Friday at Leon Williams Stadium. The Bulldogs (4-3) posted just 218 yards of offense, and were held 40 points below their average point total this season. […]

Hounds dominate in LSC North opener

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eastern running back Tony Valenzuela is taken down by two Texas A&M-Commerce defenders. By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University was rolling along with a 21-7 lead over Texas A&M-Commerce on Saturday. Then, in nine seconds, the Lions tied the score. Not to worry. […]

Wildcats hold off Onate

Freedom New Mexico Senior Kyler Brewer-Hill threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Richie Chavez for the only score of the second half and Clovis beat Onate 21-13 in a Class 5A state quarterfinal game Friday at Leon Williams Stadium. Brewer-Hill also had a 64-yard TD pass to Chavez in the first quarter. Jordan Hill added […]

Clovis blanks Hobbs

HOBBS — Quran Wiggins and Travis Davis each ran for more than 100 yards and a touchdown and Clovis beat Hobbs 30-0 Friday to win the District 4-5A title. Kyler Brewer-Hill added an 80-yard TD pass to Shane Thompson as the Wildcats (8-2) won their fifth straight game The Wildcats’ first shutout of the season […]

Clovis breezes in district opener

Freedom New Mexico Clovis went to the air, and grounded the Carlsbad Cavemen in the process.Senior Kyler Brewer-Hill threw for 146 yards and three of Clovis’ four touchdown passes on the night, and ran a quarterback sneak for a touchdown on another Wildcat drive in a 42-7 win in Friday night’s District 4-5A game at […]

Cats end two-game skid

Quran Wiggins rushed for 154 yards and three touchdowns and Raymond Beachum added 131 yards on the ground as Clovis beat Goddard 31-14 on Friday to end a two-game losing streak. Wiggins scored on a 70-yard run on the first play from scrimmage and Jordan Hill tossed a 4-yard scoring pass to Emory Sierra to […]

Rio Rancho beats Cats 21-17

Freedom New Mexico RIO RANCHO — Tyler Baker threw his third touchdown pass of the game, a 27-yarder to Zach Rogers with under four minutes left in the game, as Rio Rancho beat Clovis 21-17 Friday in a non-district game. Senior linebacker Emory Sierra returned an interception 51 yards for a touchdown with a little […]

Clovis hammers Hobbs 58-0

Seven Wildcats shared in the scoring smorgasbord as Clovis beat Hobbs 58-0 Friday in a District 4-5A game at Leon Williams. The Wildcats (9-1) won the district title with their eighth-straight win and likely locked up a top-four seed in the state playoffs. The top four seeds in the 12-team playoffs earn first-round byes. Clovis […]

Wildcats move to 20-0

The Clovis Wildcats moved to 20-0 Friday with a 78-65 win Friday at Artesia. Jaye Crockett led the top-ranked Wildcats with 23 points. The Lady Wildcats beat Artesia 52-32 at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Anteisha Brown led Clovis (8-12) with 14 points and Mariah Sena added 11. Other scores from Friday: Boys Elida 78, Fort Sumner […]

Rivalry in family

The editors asked: No Cowboys. No Broncos. No Hank Baskett. Do you care about watching the Super Bowl? Maybe for the commercials or to see Tom Petty perform at halftime? Here’s what readers had to say: • I’m from New York so I’m loving it. I have a son-in-law who lives in Boston so we […]