CHS FOOTBALL: Matadors cut Cats’ bid short

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Sandia’s Michael Scarlett gets past Clovis High’s Jaden Isler to catch a 35-yard touchdown pass during Friday’s Class 5A state quarterfinal playoff game at Leon Williams Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer After congratulatory handshakes with Sandia’s players, Clovis senior linebacker Cade Wheeler squatted on the 40-yard line and […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Sandia ousts Cats in quarterfinals

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Sandia’s Derris Jackson dives for extra yards against Clovis High in Friday’s Class 5A state quarterfinal game at Leon Williams Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer At no point during the 2006 season had Clovis’ locker room been so quiet. In a game that came down to the wire, […]

Wildcats winless in district

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Clovis senior John Props slides back to first base during a pick off attempt in the first game of a doubleheader Friday against Sandia at Bell Park. Props was safe but Sandia defeated Clovis 18-3. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent After seeing the opposition score 81 times in its last five […]

Lady Cats ruin Sandia’s homecoming

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis Lady Wildcats built a big lead with their leading scorer on the bench, then survived a spirited fourth-quarter comeback and held off Sandia 59-52 on Friday in the District 4-5A opener for both teams. Clovis built its lead to 16 in the third quarter before the Matadors came roaring […]

District 4-5A one tough district

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Clovis’ Tori Northcutt, left, and Alamogordo’s Shirece Johnson battle for a rebound during the first half of their game Saturday in the Purple Pepper Classic at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent The girls basketball picture in District 4-5A is a bit like a major college basketball conference come […]

Clovis determined not to overlook Matadors

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Clovis High School senior Elliott Hita drops back on defense during practice Thursday at the high school. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Rick White: CNJ managing editor Overconfidence shouldn’t be a problem this week for the Clovis Wildcats even though they’re playing a Sandia team with two wins and more sophomore starters than seniors. […]

Prep volleyball: Clovis still winless in 4-5A

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By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent The Clovis volleyball team got to experience the thrill of coming from behind to tie the score several times in the course of its match Saturday with top-ranked Sandia. But actually going ahead? Unless you count a pair of 1-0 leads at the very beginning of games one and two, […]

Prep soccer: Sandia blanks Cats

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Sandia’s Kyle French rips a shot through the Clovis defense during the second half of the Clovis-Sandia soccer game Saturday at the Yucca soccer complex. French’s shot sailed high on the play. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer After Saturday’s game at the Yucca soccer complex, Clovis soccer coach Shaun Gill […]

CHS grad loved beating Hobbs — even as an assistant coach

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Sandia boys basketball coach Steve Davis (left) visits with his former high school basketball coach Jimmy Joe Robinson during Clovis’ holiday tournament in December. Davis starred for the Wildcats in the 1970s. Photo by Eric Kluth By Eric Butler No, it wasn’t the night he scored 37 points in a loss against Ralph Tasker’s legendary […]