Cats look to get win in The Pit

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Jaden Isler and his Clovis High basketball teammates remember all too well the last time they played in The Pit. The Wildcats rolled into the Class 5A state championship game in March at the University of New Mexico’s basketball facility in Albuquerque with 28-1 record, but had to settle […]

Isler undergoing tests to determine cause of collapse

By CNJ Staff Clovis High senior Jaden Isler is in Dallas as doctors continue to search for clues regarding his collapse Thursday at a softball game in Canyon, Texas. J.D. Isler, Jaden’s father and coach at CHS, said staff at Baptist St. Anthony’s Hospital in Amarillo haven’t identified what caused the senior’s heart to stop. […]

Father: Isler feeling better

By Rick White: CNJ Managing Editor Jaden Isler was resting comfortably in an Amarillo hospital Saturday two days after he collapsed and nearly died while attending a softball game in Canyon, Texas, according to his father, J.D. Isler. “He’s doing about as good as can be expected,” J.D. Iser said Saturday night. Jaden, a Clovis […]

Jaden Isler improving

CNJ Staff Clovis High School Athletic Director Brian Stacy said Clovis High senior Jaden Isler was talking, coherent and hungry Saturday morning.“I think everything’s looking good,” Stacy said. Isler, who helped Clovis reach the Class 5A state title games in football and basketball this school year, collapsed and lost consciousness Thursday evening while attending a […]

Jaden Isler in critical care unit in Amarillo hospital

Hospital staff at Baptist St. Anthony’s Hospital in Amarillo confirmed this morning that Jaden Isler is a patient in the critical care unit but they declined to release any information regarding his condition or status.

Cats plan to rely on speed

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis High seniors Diondre Hunter, left, and Jaden Isler take time to share a drink and a song on Hunter’s iPod during a break in Saturday’s conditioning drills at the high school practice field. By Rick White: CNJ managing editor Speed for size. It’s a good tradeoff as far as […]

Bears stun Clovis

Clovis junior Layne Strebeck shoots over a La Cueva defender during Wednesday’s Class 5A state quarterfinal game at The Pit in Albuquerque. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — A fluke play helped end Clovis High’s season on Wednesday in the Wildcats’ first trip to The Pit since playing […]

La Cueva stuns Clovis in final seconds

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — A fluke play helped end Clovis High’s season on Wednesday in the Wildcats’ first trip to The Pit since playing for the Class 5A boys state title in 2001. A wild final minute — and a freak turnover when the Cats were trying to get a timeout […]

Cats earn desired Pit stop

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Making the state tournament in Albuquerque is something they’ve been dreaming of since they picked up a basketball. For Clovis seniors Michael Lewis and Cody Thornsbury, it’s taken four years to reach the pinnacle of high school basketball in New Mexico. Others, such as freshman Jaye Crockett, didn’t have […]

CHS BOYS BASKETBALL: Cats rally to outlast Mayfield

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Clovis High’s Bryce Hill, right, wrestles with Mayfield’s Luis Quinones for control of the ball during Saturday’s Class 5A first-round state tournament game at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Although nowhere close to sea, Clovis coach J.D. Isler did have a bit of an albatross hanging on […]