Manzano knocks off Clovis

CNJ staff Manzano scored on its first two possessions of the second half and beat Clovis 20-12 Saturday in a Class 5A state quarterfinal playoff game in Albuqueruque. Tre Orozco’s 22-yard pass to C.J. Ransom with 18 seconds left in the second quarter gave Clovis a 12-6 halftime lead . The score was set up […]

Zias add Manzano senior to 2010 roster

CNJ staff The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team has signed Andrea Lister of Manzano High School for the 2010 season. She is the fifth player to be added this offseason. The 5-foot-9 Lister played defender, midfielder and forward for the Monarchs. She was an honorable mention on the Class 5A all-state team and […]

Hot start propels Lady Cats

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Clovis High’s Mariah Sena drives to the basket past Manzano defender Adriana Saiz, left, in the round of 16 at Rock Staubus Gym on Friday night. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High’s girls wasted no time Friday in locking up the program’s fourth consecutive trip for Class 5A […]

CHS GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Cats begin 5A state bid

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Senior guard Tori Northcutt, right, and the Clovis High Lady Wildcats hope to make a deep run in the Class 5A state tournament. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Like most coaches, Miles Watters is skeptical when he faces a team with an unimposing record. That’s certainly the case tonight […]

MILK COW CLASSIC: Rio Rancho edges Cats in OT for title

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Clovis High’s Layne Strebeck shoots over Rio Rancho defenders Daniel Steffensen, left, and Chris Newsome during Saturday’s championship game of the Milk Cow Classic at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis High Wildcats have dominated virtually everybody in their path this season. Facing a team […]

CHS BOYS BASKETBALL: Cats get finals rematch in Milk Cow Classic

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Clovis High boys basketball coach J.D. Isler watches as junior Bryce Hill, left, plays defense against sophomore Patrick Duffield during practice on Tuesday morning. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis High boys are hoping for a little less exciting matchup against Pampa than the last time they faced […]

Balanced attack key for Cats

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ sports writer Manzano coach Aaron Ocampo knows first-hand how explosive the Clovis Wildcats’ offense can be. The Wildcats beat Manzano 49-14 two weeks ago in the second round of the playoffs. “You have to contain (Rishard) Matthews,” Ocampo said. “And I don’t know if you can stop him without double covering […]

Cats roll into semifinals with rout of Manzano

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Clovis’ Chris Finch, left, and Randy Cerda take down Manzano quarterback Adam Jaramillo during the second half of Friday’s Class 5A quarterfinal playoff game at Leon Williams Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Big plays kill. Clovis scored on four plays of 33 yards or longer and beat Manzano […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Back in the game

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Clovis senior Devin Hanson, who was thrown by a bull at his family farm earlier this season, is fifth on the team with 41 solo tackles. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer There’s no questioning Devin Hanson’s ability to take a hit, not after he was roughed up by an […]

Young Lady Cats step up

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Clovis High junior Cristin Vick cleared 9-6 on Friday to win the District 4-5A girls pole vault at Leon Williams Stadium. Photo by Rick White By Dave Wagner Darrel Ray knew if his team performed well, it would certainly have a chance for a District 4-5A track title. The Lady Wildcats got most of the […]

Cats win third crown in four years

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Clovis junior Tanner Williams finished second to teammate Phillip Williams in Friday’s long jump. Photo by Rick White By Rick White Not much is slowing Phillip Williams down these days, not even a 3-inch gash to his hand he suffered less than an hour into the District 4-5A track meet when he spiked himself in […]

Cats outlast Carlsbad, Hobbs for district golf title

CNJ STAFF CARLSBAD — Clovis High junior Travis Reid struggled on a couple of early holes Monday and could never quite recover, but his Wildcats teammates were able to pick him up. Reid’s two bad holes left him with a round of 42-38 — 80 in the District 4-5A golf tournament at Carlsbad’s Lake Carlsbad […]

Lady Cats senior makes Manzano play for slight

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Clovis junior Annie Tweedy swings at a pitch during Saturday’s game against Manzano Saturday at Clovis Softball Complex. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. Annoyed by Manzano’s strategy, Sara Salguero got even. The Lady Monarchs intentionally walked Clovis High clean-up hitter Alicia Odom to get to Salguero with two outs in the fifth inning of Saturday’s […]

Homer-happy Cats sweep Manzano

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Playing in a small park with the wind howling out, no lead was safe Saturday in Clovis High’s three-game District 4-5A baseball marathon against Manzano. But the Wildcats prevailed, highlighted by a 21-16 win in the middle game in which they rallied from seven runs down in the sixth inning. Clovis […]

Lady Cats split district twin bill with Manzano

By Dave Wagner The heavens opened up in the seventh inning of Friday’s District 4-5A softball nightcap between Clovis High and Manzano, and an inning later the floodgates opened. A brief rainshower delayed the game in the top of the seventh for all of four minutes with the score tied 1-1. Then both teams suddenly […]

CHS teams looking to pick it up

By Dave Wagner The Clovis High baseball and softball teams didn’t get off to the kind of starts in District 4-5A play that they hoped for last week, but neither seems discouraged. Both have their work cut out, though, as they try to work back into contention in three-game series this weekend against Manzano. The […]

Clovis seniors all-district

By Rick White All-District 4-5A Boys First team Ervin Youmans, Sr., Hobbs; Daniel Faris, Jr., Eldorado; Rodney Ferguson, Sr., Manzano; Justin Pinckney, Sr., Clovis; Bud Willis. Sr., Clovis; Andrew Kabler, Sr., Eldorado; Benny Baeza, Sr., Hobbs Second team Dominique Easterlin, Jr., Clovis; Matt Galindo, Sr., Carlsbad; Tyrone Crawford, Jr., Eldorado; Mike Floyd, Sr., Hobbs; Chanselor […]

Cats get it done with defense

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Clovis senior Jeff Epps tries to release a shot over Manzano freshman James Syme (left) and sophomore Chanselor Bell during the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s District 4-5A tournament game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Epps was fouled on the play by Syme By Dave Wagner The Clovis High boys basketball team didn’t need 96 points against […]

Cats trying to stay focused

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Clovis junior Dominique Easterlin and Wildcats coach J.D. Isler vists on the sidelines during a recent game. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner Coming off a pulsating win at rival Hobbs last week, the Clovis High boys basketball team is trying not to get ahead of itself. The Wildcats would love a chance to […]

Zamora, Juana “Corina”

Juana “Corina” Turrietta Zamora, 63, a resident of Mountainair and Clovis, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, in Mountainair. She was born on May 26, 1940, in Manzano, to Manuel and Cornelia Romero Turrietta. She married Luis Zamora in February 1965 in Vaughn. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Juan Jose Turrietta; […]