Cats pull away from Mustang

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Clovis’ Tizrick Phillips brings the ball over halfcourt against Mustang’s Gabe John during Monday’s opening round game in the Milk Cow Classic at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner The Clovis High Wildcats needed a little time on Monday night to work out the kinks from a nine-day break. With […]

Clovis basketball capsules

CNJ staff Boys Friday Moriarty (3-3) at Clovis (8-1) 7:45 p.m. Rock Staubus Gymnasium Radio: KICA-FM 98.3, KCLV-AM 1240 Notes: The first of two area games for the Class 4A Pintos, who play at Portales Saturday … Moriarty is coached Roswell native Randy Lykins, who said he tried to recruited former Clovis standouts Nelson Franse […]

Cats rebound with rout

CNJ staff SANTA FE — The Clovis High Wildcats rebounded from their first loss of the season with a vengeance. The Cats roared to a 22-0 lead after one quarter and had no trouble dispatching Los Lunas 63-24 on Saturday in the third-place game of the Capital City Invitational basketball tournament. La Cueva beat Clovis […]

Balanced Zias snap losing skid

CNJ STAFF EDMOND, Okla. — Junior post Loren Scarlett’s 3-pointer put Eastern New Mexico University ahead for good early in the second half and the Zias went on to beat Central Oklahoma 69-54 Thursday night in a Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game. Scarlett led four players in double figures with 15 points as Eastern […]

LCU’s 3-point barrage dooms Hounds

By Rick White LUBBOCK — Turns out three was a bad number for the Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds. The Lubbock Christian threesome of Brandon Jones, Mario Muzurovic and Eric Sheets combined for 12 3-pointers as the Chaparrals handed Eastern its third-straight loss, a 77-73 setback Monday night at Rip Griffin Center. Eastern coach Shawn Scanlan […]

Steers take season opener

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Melrose sophomore Carlos Ruiz gets past Farwell’s Grant Gregory to score a basket in Tuesday night’s game at Farwell. Photo by Rick White CNJ STAFF FARWELL — Junior Tate Nichols scored 16 points and the Farwell Steers erased a two-point deficit after one quarter to beat Melrose 55-29 Tuesday night in the season opener for […]

Lady Cats beat Lovington

CNJ STAFF LOVINGTON — Clovis coach Miles Watters was pleased with the effort. The execution, he said, will come. Sophomore point guard Tori Quintana led a balanced attack with 17 points and senior post Monique Walker added 12 as the Lady Wildcats opened their season Tuesday with a 59-43 win over Lovington. “I think the […]

No. 16 Bobcats bounce Hounds

CNJ staff MARYVILLE, Mo. — Northwest Missouri State, ranked No. 16 in the NCAA Division II preseason poll, stayed perfect on the season with a 90-82 win over Eastern New Mexico in the championship game of the 28th annual Ryland Milner Classic, hosted by the Bearcats. The Greyhounds shot a blistering 63 percent from the […]

Farwell girls cruise past Olton

CNJ STAFF FARWELL — Senior guard Kyra Christian hit four 3-point shots — all in a game-breaking 20-8 domination of the third quarter — as the Farwell Lady Blue opened the season with a 60-30 rout of Olton Tuesday night. Senior post Chelsea Meyer added 15 points for Farwell, which pulled away to a 24-17 […]

Appelman leads CHS harriers

CNJ STAFF HOBBS — Senior Matt Appelman led from start to finish and paced the Clovis High boys to their fourth team win of the cross country season in Saturday’s Hobbs Invitational. Appelman’s time of 16 minutes, 31 seconds over five kilometers was good for his third win of the fall and a considerably faster […]