Lady Cats’ coach a pussycat

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Clovis High girls basketball coach Miles Watters talks to his team during a practice on Thursday as Los Lunas High School. The Lady Wildcats face Mayfield at 8:45 p.m. tonight in the Class 5A girls state championship game. Photo by Rick White By Rick White ALBUQUERQUE — His salt-and-pepper hair isn’t the only thing that […]

Gallup never in a hurry

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By Rick White Pitched at an angle more suitable for downhill skiing, the ramp leading to the court at The Pit in Albuquerque can be a slippery slope for any high school basketball team. Many a team has had to climb back up this steep, cement pathway from the locker rooms to the court after […]

Lady Cats host Los Lunas on Saturday

By Dave Wagner The Clovis High Lady Wildcats have drawn Los Lunas in a Class 5A regional playoff game set for 7 p.m. Saturday at Rock Staubus Gym. Los Lunas lost on Saturday at top-ranked Las Cruces Mayfield 55-42 in the District 3-5A finals, the teams’ fourth meeting of the season. A couple of weeks […]

Trojans overpower Lady Cats

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CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth/Clovis freshman defender Kela Williams traps a ball during Friday’s game against Mayfield at the Yucca Soccer Complex. Tony Parra By Tony Parra Freedom Newspapers tony_parra@link.freedom.com The Clovis Lady Wildcats defense was bending and not breaking until the Las Cruces Mayfield Lady Trojans broke through with four goals in the second […]

La Cueva hammers Mayfield

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — A powerful rushing attack, a tenacious defense and big plays at the right time. The big, bullish and still undefeated La Cueva Bears on Friday night added a new chapter to the playbook that southern teams have thrived on for years. Matt Quillen scored four touchdowns and quarterback Tyler Davis […]

School of hard knocks

Rick White Ryan Denton’s headaches have not subsided and neither has the pain of not being able to play football again. It wasn’t supposed to be this way for the kid with the boy-next-door look who, like other boys in football-mad Clovis, grew up dreaming of playing for the purple and white. He entered his […]

Trojans march over Cats

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CNJ staff photo: Rick White/Clovis senior Mark Replogle is brought down by Mayfield’s Sam Gonzales. Rick White LAS CRUCES — Jeremy Lawson has finished his last two games against Clovis on the sidelines. A year ago, Lawson was knocked unconscious when a pass over the middle and Clovis all-state free safety Joey Garcia arrived at […]

Game Day

Compiled by CNJ Sports Editor Rick White Game Day Clovis at Mayfield 7:30 p.m. tonight, Las Cruces Sports Stadium 2002 records: Clovis 9-3, Mayfield 12-1 Head coaches: Clovis, Eric Roanhaus, 26th year, 235-81-5; Jim Bradley, 17th year, 154-40-6 Last meeting: Mayfield 14, Clovis 0, 2002 regular-season Basic offense/defense: Clovis, pro-set/50; Mayfield, Power I, 50 double-eagle […]

Piper, Helen

Helen Piper Helen Piper, 84, of Clovis, a housekeeper, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2003, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born on Nov. 27, 1918, in Beaumont, Texas. She married Elijah Lee Piper in Clovis where she was a housekeeper. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church and Order of Eastern Star. She […]

Lady Cats get a look at 5A competition

CNJ STAFF LAS CRUCES — In the two-day Las Cruces Mayfield team basketball camp which ended Wednesday, the Clovis High girls basketball team got a pretty good look at some of the competition it will face in Class 5A next season in Class 5A. The Lady Wildcats ended their summer schedule by going 6-2. The […]

Soapbox derby draws 15 competitors and plenty of support from family

By Janet Bresenham Keeping your head down can prove helpful for many situations in life. For the Clovis Soap Box Derby, it can mean the difference between winning or losing a run. “You duck your head down as low as you can go,” said Morgan Mayfield, 10, of Texico, in between heats of her first […]

Clovis to face La Cueva

CNJ Staff The Clovis Wildcats will travel to top-ranked La Cueva at noon on Saturday in one of four Class 5A regional baseball games scheduled for the day. Other pairings announced on Sunday by the New Mexico Activities Association include Mayfield at Valley at 1 p.m., Del Norte at Carlsbad at 3 p.m. and either […]