Running for goals

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Clovis senior Matt Loewen finished third in the 1,600 meters at Friday’s Wildcat Relay. He signed to play soccer at Eastern New Mexico University. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Clovis senior Matthew Loewen has traveled hundreds of miles for soccer. Last fall, Loewen often traveled from a Wildcat soccer game […]

Boys soccer: Seniors goal oriented

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Clovis High school seniors, clockwise from bottom, Jesse VanKuren, Kendal Essex, Matt Loewen, and Michael Fernandez have been with the team and coach Shaun Gill from the beginning; enduring two losing seasons in the process. Staff photo by Eric Kluth By John Eisel They’ve endured two losing seasons, enough blowouts to cover a lifetime, and […]

Boys soccer: Wildcats hoping to build on solid group of returnees

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Clovis High senior Michael Fernandez works on his juggling skills during a break in Wednesday’s practice at the Yucca soccer complex. By Eric Butler Three-win seasons have a tendency to temper preseason optimism. That’s why Clovis High senior Matt Loewen sometimes follows words like, “we’ve got a pretty good team” with a quick caveat. “Last […]

Roswell clips Cats

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CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth/Clovis defender Matt Gonzales battles for a loose ball. Rick White Adam Elliott swept away passes like a veteran custodian. Kendall Essex quarterbacked an improved midfield attack. Matt Loewen soared above the crowd to hammer home a header, and Dewayne Roberts played aggressively in goal. All pluses for the win-starved Wildcats, […]