Portales targeting Wildcats for upset

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers The Portales boys basketball team has been steadily improving, but the Rams know they have their work cut out tonight when they face big Tigg Bunton and his fellow Clovis Wildcats. Clovis (13-1), whose only loss was by two points to Frenship at Woolforth, Texas, is a senior-dominated squad led […]

Bunton shrugs off injury

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Clovis senior Dominique Easterlin tries to put the shot up despite Coronado’s Tanner Thetford. Easterlin had 13 points and seven rebounds. (CNJ staff photo: Mike Linn) CNJ Staff Clovis senior Tigg Bunton walked across the court Friday at Rock Staubus Gymnasium with a heavy limp. That limp was nowhere to be seen for the previous […]

Clovis basketball briefs 1-7

John Eisel: CNJ Sports Writer Boys Coronado (11-10) at Clovis (11-1) 7 p.m. Friday Clovis at Goddard (2-10) 7 p.m. Saturday Last game: Clovis lost 49-47 Tuesday at Frenship. Last meeting with Coronado: Clovis lost 72-71 in 2 OTs in last year at Coronado. At stake: The Cats are trying to bounce back after suffering […]

Keene goes long way for tournament

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer In mid-October, Clovis sent a schedule out to St. Michael’s in Santa Fe to confirm its attendance at the Milk Cow Classic, which runs today through Wednesday. However, St. Michael’s found another tourney, leaving Clovis scrambling. Clovis got a call from Keene High School, a Class 2A school south […]

Senior guard provides spark off bench

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Clovis senior Dominique Easterlin drives to the basket during the second half of Tuesday’s game against Alamogordo at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Senior guard Jacob Jones doesn’t start, doesn’t put up a ton of points, but that doesn’t diminish his role with the Clovis Wildcats. […]

Bunton burns Levelland

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Clovis’ Tigg Bunton releases a shot over Pampa’s Jarett Kotara during the first half of Saturday’s game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ Staff LEVELLAND, Texas — Senior post Tigg Bunton scored a career-high 39 points as the Clovis remained undefeated Monday with a 76-66 win over Levelland. Clovis coach J.D. […]

Wildcats overcome foul situation

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Clovis’ Dominique Easterlin tries to save the ball from going out-of-bounds over Pampa’s Clayton Hall during the first half of Saturday’s game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Clovis won 60-53 to move to 6-0 on the season. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ staff Despite a sluggish performance overall, the Clovis Wildcats were clutch at the […]

Lady Cats face stern test

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Clovis junior Aimee Hilburn tries to grab a rebound away from Hereford senior Jamie Gerber during the first half of their game Tuesday at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer A high-pressure system originating in Lubbock will accompany the Coronado girls basketball team as they travel to […]

Clovis basketball teams ride defenses to unbeaten starts

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Clovis junior Vanessa O’Neal pressures Frenship’s Danielle Blakeley Monday night at Rock Staubus Gym. No team has scored more than 47 points on the Lady Wildcats this season. (CNJ staff photo: Mike Linn) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer The Clovis boys basketball team weathered the storm unscathed. Despite not being at full strength because […]

Wildcats coast into Artesia championship

CNJ staff Before his team left for the Artesia City of Champions Classic, Clovis coach J.D. Isler wasn’t sure how much he would get out of senior Tizrick Phillips, who was battling the flu. But it was the Artesia Bulldogs who were feeling a little sick Saturday night when Phillips poured in a career-high 18 […]