Press relase: Hounds provisionally qualify at Tarleton Invitational

STEPHENVILLE, TEXAS — Senior Daniel Draper (Moriarty, N.M./Moriarty HS) and Bill Squire (Jr., Hagerman, N.M./Hagerman HS) from the Eastern New Mexico University track & field team, turned in strong performances at the Tarleton State Invitational, held at the Oscar Frasier Track, on Thursday evening. The duo provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships in the javelin […]

Bullriding event coming to Clovis

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Courtesy of David Wilkerson Henry Yoder of Garrett, Kan., tries to hold on to the bull during a bullriding competition earlier in the season. Yoder is one of 35 bullriders who will be in town for the Clovis Invitational Bullriding and Barrel Racing today and Saturday. Freedom New Mexico Clovis Invitational Bullriding and barrel racing […]

Clovis advances at invitational

CNJ staff RIO RANCHO — After jumping out to a 9-2 lead, Clovis weathered a five-run fifth inning by Santa Fe and held on for a 9-7 victory Thursday in the first round of the Rio Rancho Invitational Thursday. Clovis (5-1) advanced to play Farmington, a 8-3 winner over Highland earlier Thursday, in the semifinals […]

CHS hosts cross country invitational

CNJ staff Clovis High cross country coach Mark Bussen would like to see his teams ready to go for today’s Clovis Invitational at Ned Houk Park. To that end, he cut back on workouts this week for the Wildcats and Lady Wildcats. “I’ve rested the kids a little,” Bussen said. “We’ve been working hard for […]

CHS harriers host invitational with ENMU

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Mark Bussen spent three years away from the Clovis High cross country program, at least in name. Bussen coached the CHS program from 1998-2002 before stepping away when his own children were starting to enter sports. When then-coach Brian Stacy asked him to come back after accepting the school’s […]

CHS swim program building

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Clovis junior Laura Pyeatt swims laps during practice Friday at the Play Inc. pool. The swim team travels to Hobbs today for a meet. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer For most people, Tuesdays are just another day of the week. For the Clovis High swim team, they are something […]

ENMU men finish eighth in Lobo Invitational

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Sophomore Felix Boit led a balanced Eastern New Mexico University men’s performance Saturday as the Greyhounds finished eighth in the 14-team Lobo Invitational cross country meet, hosted by the University of New Mexico. Meantime, the ENMU women finished 12th out of 13 teams. Division II power Adams State swept both team […]

CHS boys soccer team seeks quick start

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Clovis sophomore Juan Macias lands on his hands as he is upended by junior goalie Josh Bussen during practice Tuesday at Yucca Soccer Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer If the Clovis High boys soccer team is going to have success this season, the tone could be set early. […]

Rush shaking off injury

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Clovis High junior Jennifer Gross (foreground) hits the deck as she tries to defend against junior Jordan Garrett during Lady Wildcats soccer practice on Tuesday at Yucca Soccer Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High junior Callie Rush is just happy to be back on the soccer field. […]

Clovis second at home invitational

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Clovis’ Matt Ulibarri gets a jump out of the batters box during the Wildcats game against Rio Rancho Saturday in the Clovis Invitational Baseball Tournament at Bell Park. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Rio Rancho junior pitcher Mike McDermott threw an ice-cold bucket of water on the hot bats Clovis […]