Wildcats excited about depth in frontcourt

By Rick White Granted, it’s only based on a month of summer league games and a team basketball camp, but the future looks considerably brighter for the Clovis Wildcats than it did at the end season. One reason is the return of 6-foot-7 senior Tig Bunton, who re-enrolled at Clovis this spring after moving to […]

CHS track teams roll in rain-shortened meet

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Clovis’ Mark Gant returns the ball against Lovington’s Braden Johns during their match Friday at the high school. Photo by Eric Kluth CNJ STAFF CARLSBAD — It’s out of their hands as far as winning team titles in the Cavern City Classic track meet, but Clovis High’s squads pretty much accomplished what they set out […]

A day to go low

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Clovis junior Guillermo Chavez chips onto the 18th green during the Clovis Triangular golf tournament Thursday at Clovis Municipal Golf Course. Chavez birdied the hole and won the tournament with a 70. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth By Rick White Guillermo Chavez’ timing couldn’t be better. With the district and state tournaments coming up in […]

Organizations 3/14

Grady Alpha Club The Grady Alpha Club met on March 2, 2004, at the Grady Senior Citizens with Maxine Grau and Margie Woods as hostesses. The program was bow making by Linda Brown. Katy McKechnie, president, called the meeting to order at 1:35 p.m. with 10 members present. Prayer requests were honored. The Nite Owls, […]

Buffs, Broncos bow out in 1A boys meet

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ALBUQUERQUE — Art Castro’s 21 points led Tatum to a 66-49 win over Melrose in the Class 1A boys quarterfinals Wednesday night. Tatum (24-8) advances to the semifinals Thursday against Springer (27-3). Tatum coach Curt Stephens said strong scoring kept his team strong throughout the game. ‘‘We really started pulling together after […]

Clayton rallies past Texico

CNJ staff CLAYTON — Texico led virtually all the way until the final two minutes, but the Wolverines couldn’t hold off Clayton and lost 49-47 Saturday night in the Class 2A Region B boys championship game. Both teams qualify for state competition and will play at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Albuquerque at sites to be […]

Texico wins big, but loses coin flip

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Texico senior Bryce Bailey drives to the basket past Santa Rosa’s Eric Sandoval during the first quarter of Friday’s game in Texico. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner TEXICO — The Texico Wolverines weren’t about to let Santa Rosa guard Eric Sandoval beat them again Friday night. With seniors Mark Peabody and Garett Mayfield […]

Melrose sweeps Elida in District 3-1A

By Dave Wagner MELROSE — It’s been a while since the Melrose girls beat Elida in basketball. So long, in fact, that no one could remember for sure the last time it happened after the Lady Buffaloes rode 30-of-38 free throw shooting and double-figure scoring from four players to a 67-53 whipping of the Lady […]

Lady Cats’ posts leave Portales seeing double

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Clovis sophomore Aimee Hilburn shoots over Portales’ Morgan Hill during Wednesday’s championship game in the Plateau Holiday Classic at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Rick White Portales had no answer for Clovis’ inside attack. Twin posts Brittany Blackmon and Monique Walker combined for 34 points and 11 rebounds as Clovis manhandle […]

CHS holiday tournament capsules

CNJ STAFF Boys * The Los Lunas Tigers outscored Amarillo Tascosa 29-15 in the fourth quarter to beat the Rebels 71-61. Richard Davis scored 22 points and Isaiah Herrera 21 for Los Lunas (4-6), while Isaiah Garcia added four 3-pointers and 15 points. * Rio Rancho dominated the first and third quarters and cruised past […]