Museum offers glimpse into state's history

A trip to the Western Heritage and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame(both in the same building) in Hobbs offers visitors a taste of New Mexico life during the pioneer days and life in New Mexico before New Mexico was even a state. According to museum employee Nancy Powell, the museum has exhibits on Native […]

Hobbs blanks Lady Cats twice

CNJ staff Right now, the Hobbs Lady Eagles just seem to have Clovis’ number in softball. Hobbs handed the Lady Wildcats 10-0 and 6-0 losses on Tuesday in Clovis’ summer opener at Lady Wildcat Complex. Hobbs took three of four from the Lady Cats during the District 4-5A season, including a 4-0, 9-1 sweep at […]

CHS GOLF: Cats qualify for 5A state

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CNJ staff photo: Rick White Clovis senior Tiffany Reid chips to the ninth green. Reid made a 15-foot putt to par the hole. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Tyler Fontenot played what he said was the round of his life, helping Clovis High’s boys qualify for next week’s Class 5A state competition. He topped […]

CHS TENNIS: Clovis sends two to state

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Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson Clovis freshman Heather Trujillo leaps to return a shot from Hobbs’ Torie Murdock in their Friday’s District 4-5A girls singles semifinal. Trujillo won 6-2, 6-3 and placed second in the tournament. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Already assured a trip to state, Clovis freshman Heather Trujillo went for the whole […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Hobbs students show true colors

Jean Verlich: CNJ New Editor WHEN THEY HEARD ABOUT the destruction from the March 23 tornado suffered by residents of their arch-rival Clovis, Hobbs students put aside their competitive spirit to help. Jars wrapped with ribbons in Clovis’ purple school color were set out to collect “Coins for Clovis” in Hobbs schools. HOBBS MUNICIPAL SCHOOLS […]

CHS TRACK: Clovis girls set three records at Hobbs

CNJ staff HOBBS — When they left the stadium prior to the 1,600 relay finale in Tuesday’s Hobbs qualifier track meet, Clovis High girls coach Darrel Ray figured the Lady Wildcats had compiled enough points to win the meet. Boy, did they ever. The Lady Cats broke three school records, including one which has stood […]

CHS TRACK: Lady Cats lap field at Hobbs

CNJ staff HOBBS — The Clovis High girls ran away from the field Tuesday night in the Hobbs qualifier track meet, scoring 157 points to 73 for runnerup Carlsbad. Clovis’ boys finished second, scoring 87 points to trail Carlsbad with 119 1/2. Hobbs was third with 82 points. Michael Cohen threw a season-best 54 feet, […]

CHS GOLF: Cats set for wide-open district meet

CNJ staff HOBBS — Monday’s District 4-5A boys golf tournament at Chaparral Country Club should be interesting. Clovis, Hobbs and Carlsbad have all earned two of the necessary three legs to reach Class 5A state competition in May, so the tournament winner is in and the other two will be out. The Wildcats struggled in […]

CHS SOFTBALL: Hobbs sweeps Lady Wildcats

CNJ staff HOBBS — In need of a split to close in on a Class 5A postseason berth, the Clovis High softball team couldn’t find its offense Tuesday. Hobbs senior pitchers Patricia Huerta and Chelsey Drummond, who struggled in a high-scoring twin bill in Clovis earlier, allowed just six hits between them as the Lady […]

CHS BASEBALL: Hobbs takes advantage of Cats’ miscues

CNJ staff HOBBS — One bad inning cost Clovis High a game Tuesday night. The Wildcats committed four errors, leading to four unearned runs in a five-run second, and Hobbs went on to a 5-2 victory in the first game of a District 4-5A baseball doubleheader. The Eagles then had two big innings in the […]

CHS TENNIS: Hobbs posts 9-0 victories

CNJ staff Tuesday at Hobbs Boys Hobbs 9, Clovis 0 Singles No. 1 — Josh Baker (H) def. Marlon Wright 6-1, 6-2; No. 2 — Michael Kunko (H) def. Andy North 6-7, 6-0, 6-2; No. 3 — Adam Pennell (H) def. Cory Young 6-0, 6-3; No. 4 — Chad Henry (H) def. Devin Aragon 6-1, […]

CHS SOFTBALL: Lady Cats, Hobbs split

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Clovis’ Nicole Anaya tags out Hobbs’ Stevie Dennis at second base at the end of a rundown in the first inning of Tuesday’s District 4-5A softball doubleheader at Lady Wildcat Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis High softball team pulled one out of the fire in the […]

CHS SOFTBALL: Lady Cats host Hobbs in district opener

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Brandi Thomas is hoping her Clovis High softball team can challenge Carlsbad this season in District 4-5A — a tall order, considering the Lady Wildcats have never beaten Carlsbad. Before they deal with the Cavegirls, though, the Lady Cats hope to get off to a good start in district […]

CHS TENNIS: Lady Cats finish second

CNJ staff HOBBS — Freshman Heather Trujillo claimed the No. 1 singles championship with a 5-3 win over Hobbs’ Lindsay Spears on Friday in the Hobbs Invitational tennis tournament. The pro-set match was stopped by weather, and the rest of the tournament, scheduled to be finished on Saturday, was cancelled. Clovis finished second to Hobbs […]

CHS TRACK: Lady Cats post victory at Hobbs

CNJ staff HOBBS — Clovis High’s girls scored in 15 of 19 events on Saturday to capture the team title in the Gene Wells Invitational. The Lady Wildcats finished with 119 1/2 points to 97 1/2 for host Hobbs, while Carlsbad was a distant third with 66 points. Clovis’ boys finished second with 83 points, […]

Clovis girls take second

CNJ staff HOBBS — Senior Tiffani Reid shot 41-44 — 85 to finish second and lead Clovis High’s girls to a second-place finish in the season-opening Tasker Invitational golf tournament on Monday at Hobbs Country Club. Reid earned a leg for the Class 5A state tournament, but the Lady Wildcats fell three shots short of […]

CHS SOFTBALL: Lady Cats reach tourney finals

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Lubbock Christian’s Maite Ramos, left, is unable to hold the ball as Clovis High’s Jordan Garrett slides safely into third base during Friday’s opening-round matchup in the Clovis Invitational at Lady Wildcat Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High softball coach Brandi Thomas said she didn’t know what […]

CHS TENNIS: Clovis teams get into swing

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Clovis High senior Tiffany Romero prepares to hit a backhand return during Lady Wildcats practice on Wednesday at the CHS tennis courts. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Like many spring programs, Clovis High’s tennis squads got off to a slow start because of the January snows. CHS girls coach […]

Lady Cats capture 4-5A title

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Members of the Clovis High girls basketball team celebrate after defeating Hobbs 48-46 in the District 4-5A District tournament finals on Saturday at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent The visiting Hobbs Lady Eagles may have had the edge in offensive consistency, but Clovis that had the spurtability […]

CHS GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Cats face tourney-hungry Hobbs

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High’s seed is probably not much in question for the start of next week’s Class 5A state tournament — the Lady Wildcats should easily be in the top eight and get a first-round home game. Hobbs, on the other hand, has a bit more to play for tonight, […]