Lady Cats keep pace in 4-5A

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis set up a first-place showdown with nemesis Hobbs with a pair of easy wins in the Duke City. Aimee Hilburn scored 17 of her game-high 19 points in the first half and Tori Quintana added four 3-pointers and 14 points as the Lady Wildcats rode a big second quarter to […]

Cats relegated to third


Clovis junior John Props drives past Manzano senior Jordan Parks as he tries to get to the baseline during the fourth quarter of Friday’s game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner Eldorado guard Tyrone Crawford dropped an unexpected bomb on the Clovis High Wildcats Saturday night. After being virtually non-exsistent […]

Furious rally pushes Cats past Manzano

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Things didn’t look too good for the Clovis High basketball team through three quarters Friday night. Manzano carried a 47-39 lead into the final eight minutes against the Wildcats in their District 4-5A clash, and still led by eight a couple of minutes into the stanza. But Clovis finished the game […]

Friday’s prep scores

CNJ staff Boys New Mexico District 4-5A Clovis 67, Manzano 52 District 6-2A Santa Rosa 52, Texico 48 District 3-1A Melrose 73, Elida 45 Texas District 3-1A Farwell 89, Kress 40 Sudan 80, Bovina 56 Girls District 4-5A Clovis 68, Manzano 20 Junior varsity Clovis 39, Manzano 13 District 4-3A Portales 59, Lovington 44 District […]

Clovis senior grows into leadership role


Clovis senior Monique Walker blocks out Manzano’s LaToya Jackson. CNJ photo by Rick White. Rick White Monique Walker has always played a good game. Now she’s talking one, too. A three-year starter, the 5-foot-9 senior Clovis post has stepped up her leadership role this season, according to Lady Wildcats coach Miles Watters. Being more assertive […]

Champion Cats, Carlsbad dominate all-district football team

CNJ staff The Clovis Wildcats used a well-balanced approach to win the District 4-5A title. Juniors John Props, Phillip Williams and a senior-dominated offensive line helped the Wildcats average better than 30 points this season while a defense keyed by a strong front five and a ball-hawking secondary resulted in two shutouts in four district […]

Ferguson impressive in loss to Cats

By Rick White Rodney Ferguson left a big impression and quite a few welts on the Clovis Wildcats. The Manzano senior running back capped a standout high school career that included three-straight 1,000-yard seasons by rushing the Wildcats for 195 yards and four touchdowns in Saturday’s 34-28 loss that eliminated the Monarchs from playoff contention. […]

Cats beat Manzano, clinch playoff berth

By Mike Linn ALBUQUERQUE — Saturday night’s Clovis Wildcat victory came down to three feet. Not three feet meaning one yard, but two feet with break-away speed and razor-sharp, stop-and-go cutting ability and another foot with strength and accuracy. Clovis kicker Jason Seefeld’s four field goals and Wildcat running back Phillip Williams’ ability to dance, […]

Cats one win away from playoffs


Clovis defensive coordinator Darren Kelley goes over formations with senior linebacker Jeff Epps during Thursday’s practice at the school. Epps is the Wildcats’ leading tackler this season. CNJ photo: Rick White By Rick White The Clovis Wildcats know two things this week. A win over Manzano earns them a third-straight state playoff appearance, and in […]

Lady Cats advance to 4-5A finals


Clovis senior Jessica Hohn records one of her 16 digs. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. Dave Wagner Things got a bit more dicey than anticipated for the Clovis High volleyball team Thursday night. But after letting the third game slip away, the Lady Wildcats got back on track to beat Manzano 25-13, 25-18, 24-26, 25-16 […]