Mayfield downs Lady Cats

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Clovis sophomore Ebony Bunton drives around Mayfield junior Carissa McGee during the first half of the Lady Wildcats’ Tuesday matchup against Mayfield. CNJ staff photo: Andrew Chavez By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer The rivalry is back on. A fired up Mayfield squad came into hostile territory and beat the Clovis Lady Wildcats 56-50 on […]

Lady Cats, Mayfield renew state rivalry

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Clovis High senior Jessica Russell puts defensive pressure on Portales senior Rebekah Gonzales during Saturday’s championship game of the Plateau Holiday Classic at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis High Lady Wildcats may own a 25-point win over Las Cruces Mayfield earlier this season, but […]

Several area teams claimed state titles in 2005

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Members of the Clovis High girls basketball team leap off the bench to celebrate the unbeaten Lady Wildcats’ 2005 state championship over Mayfield at The Pit in Albuquerque. (CNJ file photo) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Area high school teams captured six state championships in 2005, and several others were close. Three of the […]

Clovis basketball teams take road trip to Texas

By Jesse Wolfersberger It is hard to argue any New Mexico team is better than Clovis’ Lady Cats. They are undefeated in their last 36 basketball games, most recently, a convincing 65-40 win over last year’s state runner-up Mayfield in the finals of the Mel Otero Invitational Tournament on Saturday. But that doesn’t mean much […]

Lady Cats dominate Mayfield in final

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent RIO RANCHO — Clovis and Mayfield share a lot. Each has won a state title recently, each are 5-0 this season, and each breezed through the first two round of the Mel Otero Invitational tournament. But Saturday’s tournament title contest turned out to be no contest as the defending Class […]

Lady Cats, Mayfield set to meet again

By Eric Kluth: CNJ correspondent RIO RANCHO — The Clovis and Mayfield girls basketball teams have only met twice the last two years — both times in The Pit for the Class 5A state championship. This season, the squads scheduled a regular-season meeting. But before that takes place, the Lady Wildcats and Lady Trojans will […]

Lady Cats coast into semifinals

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent RIO RANCHO — Since Mayfield replaced Santa Fe in the field, the Mel Otero Invitational has been one of the toughest fields — save the postseason. But first-round games of eight-team tourneys, even difficult ones, can present some blowouts. Clovis delivered one such lopsided victory when the Wildcats demolished Del […]

Lady Cats try to stay focused on Moriarty

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Aimee Hilburn admits it’s a little hard not to look ahead this week. Hilburn and her Clovis High teammates have business to tend to tonight when the Lady Wildcats host Moriarty in a 6:30 p.m. matchup at Rock Staubus Gym. Looming this weekend, though, is the Mel Otero Invite […]

Trojans take title

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Clovis junior wide receiver Rishard Matthews tries to outrun Mayfield’s Peter Suter during the second half of Saturday’s Class 5A championship game at the Field of Dreams Stadium in Las Cruces. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer LAS CRUCES — Just when it looked like the Clovis High Wildcats had taken […]

Defense keeps Cats in game early

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Clovis’ Randy Cerda , left, and Michael Cohen sack Mayfield quarterback David Bustillos during the first half. (Staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer LAS CRUCES — Quietly, the Clovis High defense kept the Wildcats in Saturday’s Class 5A state championship game early against top-ranked Mayfield at Field of Dreams. With the […]