Cats hope to end playoff drought

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer The Clovis Wildcats turned to a famous alumni in hopes of ending five years of postseason frustration. Philadelphia Eagles rookie wide receiver and Clovis High graduate Hank Baskett spoke to the team Friday afternoon as the Cats prepared to host Mayfield today in a first-round game of the Class […]

Coaches surprised by seedings

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The Clovis Wildcats were seeded No. 5 by the New Mexico Activities Association selection committee Sunday. The Lady Cats earned a No. 2 seed as well. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer After the New Mexico Activities Association released the seedings for the round of 16 in the state basketball […]

Cats hope to relieve pain from losses

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Clovis’ Bryce Hill will make it clear that the Wildcats’ two losses this season to District 4-5A rival Hobbs have hurt. The Cats (22-4) hope to relieve their pain today when they travel to Hobbs (25-1) for a shot at the district tournament championship in a 7 p.m. clash. […]

Cats host Carlsbad in district tourney

CNJ staff Clovis High’s boys are anxious for another crack at rival Hobbs in Friday’s finals of the District 4-5A tourney at Hobbs. Before they can do that, though, the Wildcats have to take care of business when they host Carlsbad in a 7 p.m. contest today at Rock Staubus Gym. The Cats (21-4) have […]

Hobbs takes 4-5A battle

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Clovis’ Michael Lewis battles Hobbs’ Jeff Taylor for a rebound during Friday’s District 4-5A clash at Rock Staubus Gym. The Eagles wrapped up the regular-season district title with a 97-86 win over the Wildcats. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Like a military general, Clovis coach J.D. Isler compared the […]

Cats set up showdown for title

CNJ staff CARLSBAD— Heading into Tuesday’s District 4-5A boys matchup against Carlsbad, Clovis coach J.D. Isler said setting the tempo was the Wildcats’ main objective. Clovis did just that, bursting through for a 21-9 lead at the end of the first quarter en route to a 69-34 blowout of the Cavemen. The win sets up […]

CHS teams trying not to peek ahead

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis High basketball teams have to guard against looking ahead tonight. The Wildcats and Lady Wildcats face showdowns on Friday against Hobbs with District 4-5A regular-season titles likely to be on the line. But before that takes place, they face Carlsbad tonight in 7 p.m. tipoffs — the […]

CHS BOYS BASKETBALL: Cats bury 16 3-pointers in win over Portales

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Clovis High’s Jordan Mendoza looks for a shot against Portales’s Todd McBroom during Saturday’s game at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer By the end of the first half, the Clovis Wildcats had hit so many 3-pointers the cheerleaders ran out of T-shirts to throw to the […]

Cats survive foul trouble at Roswell

CNJ staff ROSWELL — The Clovis High boys had a somewhat uneven game Friday night, partly due to foul trouble. Nonetheless, the Wildcats had relatively little trouble improving to 19-3, putting four players in double figures in a 70-58 non-district victory over Roswell High. Clovis was held to nine points in the second quarter as […]

Cats thump Carlsbad

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Clovis High’s Manuel Robles, right, pries a rebound away from Carlsbad forward Jose Cruz Lopez during Tuesday’s game at Rock Staubus Gym. Clovis routed Car0lsbad 72-34 for its first 4-5A victory. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer In the first quarter, Clovis’ shots just weren’t falling, coach J.D. Isler said. […]