Lady Cats drop opener in shootout

CNJ staff ARTESIA — Las Vegas Robertson beat Clovis 1-0 in shootout in a girls soccer during a first-round game Friday in the Artesia Tournament. The Lady Wildcats held a lopsided 21-6 edge in shots on goal in its first game of the season, but were unable to find the net in regulation play and […]

Room to grow

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CNJ Staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis senior Stephanie O’Neal, left, watches coach Shane Leatherwood lead a defensive drill during practice earlier this week. The Lady Wildcats open their season Friday in a tournament in Artesia By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer It’s been a few years since the Clovis High girls soccer team has put […]

Exhibitors channel pioneers at fair

By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Even horses need pedicures. Placing the foot of his horse on a stand, Dusty Leatherwood clipped its hoof with oversized nail clippers, and smoothed the edges with a foot-long metal file. Shoenail never even whinnied. A professional farrier, Leatherwood said as long as he was careful, the horse would […]

CHS GIRLS SOCCER: Hobbs blanks Lady Cats

CNJ staff HOBBS — Goals by Maria Lopez and Kathy Hiser lifted the Hobbs Lady Eagles past Clovis High 2-0 on Saturday in a District 4-5A girls soccer match. CHS coach Shane Leatherwood said it was a competitive match and the Lady Wildcats (4-8-2, 0-1 district) didn’t play badly. “I think we played well on […]

CHS SOCCER: Clovis squads begin district against Hobbs

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer During the Clovis boys soccer preseason, coach Shaun Gill said there was squabbling among team members. He said a lot of frustration had built up between the offense and the defense and it only happened because the entire team wanted to play better. The Cats moved past their infighting […]

CHS GIRLS SOCCER: Goddard blanks Lady Cats

CNJ staff ROSWELL — The Clovis High girls held off Roswell Goddard for a half Tuesday night, but the roof finally fell in. Goddard’s Kendra Jones broke a scoreless tie three minutes into the second half and the Lady Rockets went on to a 3-0 win, their second shutout of the Lady Wildcats in four […]

CHS GIRLS SOCCER: Lady Cats, Artesia play to scoreless tie

CNJ staff ARTESIA — The Clovis High girls soccer team came up empty on a couple of late scoring chances Tuesday and finished in a scoreless tie against Artesia. CHS (2-4-2) was turned away on two p.enalty kick opportunities and a crossing pass into the middle in the final two minutes of the second overtime, […]

CHS SOCCER: Lady Cats finish sixth in tourney

CNJ staff ROSWELL — Socorro outscored Clovis High 3-2 in penalty kicks and the Lady Warriors captured a 3-2 victory over CHS on Saturday in the fifth-place match of the Goddard Invitational girls soccer tournament. Both teams scored twice in the first half — seniors Patrice Dykes and Jordan Garrett had the Lady Wildcats’s goals […]

St. Mike’s pounds Clovis

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Clovis High junior Lora Esquivel (9) battles Clarissa Medina of St. Michael’s for control of the ball near the sidelines during the first half of Saturday’s finals in the Clovis Invitational soccer tournament. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer It’s been a while since the Clovis High girls have won […]

CHS SOCCER: Lady Cats try to reverse losing atmosphere

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Clovis High senior Brittni Jimenez, left, and freshman Cynthia Madrid get some extra work in after practice on Wednesday at Yucca Soccer Complex. The Lady Wildcats host a six-team invitational this weekend. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ correspondent Changing a losing atmosphere can be one of the hardest tasks a coach […]

CHS fills out coaching staff

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent As the new school year approaches, several coaches will get a shot at leading a Clovis High athletic squad. Shane Leatherwood has been hired to be the new Clovis girls soccer coach, replacing Larry Jones. Dan Replogle, an assistant on the girls basketball team, will take over in boys tennis […]

Summer season begins Tuesday for CHS baseball

CNJ staff Three weeks after being bounced out of the Class 5A state playoffs in the round of 16, Clovis High is ready to begin its month-long summer baseball program. Assistant coach Shane Leatherwood will run the program, with head coach Shane Shallenberger taking more of a background role. “It’s just a learning time for […]

Burchett, Tinnie

Tinnie L. Burchett, 90, of Farwell died Sunday, April 2, 2006, at Farwell Convalescent Center. Born May 12, 1915, in Field to James and Mint Roles Gibbs, she married John F. Burchett. She farmed with her husband at Grier for many years. She moved to Clovis in 1962. She was a member of Ranchvale Baptist […]

Local candidates file for place on ballot in June primary

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Republican Curry County probate judge candidate Michael R. Wells, right, draws for ballot position under the supervision of Curry County Election Administrator and Chief Deputy Coni Jo Lyman Tuesday. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Rick White: CNJ managing editor Clovis City Commissioner Robert Sandoval can’t think of a better way to forge an improved relationship […]

Wildcats’ win streak at 11

CNJ staff The Clovis Wildcats keep scratching off wins in summer league play, as they swept Plainview, Texas, 8-1 and 5-2 Saturday in Texas to push their winning streak to 11 games. Clovis coach Shane Leatherwood described his team’s play as “solid.” “You win 11 in a row, you’re playing good,” he said of the […]

Wildcats sweep Hereford

CNJ staff HEREFORD, Texas — The Clovis Wildcats continued their winning ways, sweeping Hereford 9-7 and 16-5 in summer league play. Incoming sophomore Jerry Romero went a combined 4-for-5 with four runs and two RBIs while incoming senior Daniel Casarez was 4-for-6 with two runs and three RBIs. “We didn’t play real well, but we […]

Cats sweep past Tascosa

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Clovis’ Sean Cruce slides across home plate to score on a sacrifice fly in the first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader against Tascosa at Bell Park. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth CNJ staff The Clovis Wildcats got back on the winning track Tuesday night with a 13-3, 11-1 doubleheader sweep of Tascosa in West Texas Baseball […]

Clovis splits with Levelland

CNJ staff Cade Wheeler tossed a three-hit shutout and got plenty of offensive support from his teammates as Clovis rolled to a 16-0 win over Levelland, Texas, in West Texas Baseball League action Thursday night at Bell Park. The visiting Lobos posted an 11-5 win in the opener. The first game ended in six innings […]

CHS begins summer baseball schedule

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Next year is about to begin for the Clovis High baseball team. The Wildcats, who did not make the postseason during the regular spring campaign for the first time in coach Shane Shallenberger’s four seasons, begin a 26-game summer schedule Tuesday with a 4 p.m. doubleheader against Hereford at […]

Leatherwood, Donald

Donald Leatherwood Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Ranchvale Baptist Church. Mr. Donald W. Leatherwood, 69, of Farwell, died Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at Farwell Convalescent Center. He was born April 17, 1935, in Lindsey, Okla., to John and Addie Fox Leatherwood. He married Jean Burchett on June 21, 1953, in Ranchvale. He was a Clovis […]