Cats’ Robles stars in Wildcat Relays

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Clovis’ Diondre Hunter, left, hands off to Manuel Robles for the third leg of the 800-meter relay Thursday at the Wildcat Relays at Leon Williams Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondant In track, making up the stagger means breaching the distance between yourself and a runner placed in front of […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Dynamic duo

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Clovis’ Rishard Matthews follows the block of teammate Brian Mead during Saturday’s Class 5A semi-final game against Onate in Las Cruces. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Running back Brian Mead and wide receiver Rishard Matthews are the one-two punch for a Clovis offense that’s helped the Wildcats to a […]

Cats advance to finals

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Clovis junior Rishard Matthews looks for room during the second half. Matthews scored on a 44-yard pass and a 35-yard run. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer LAS CRUCES — It took the Clovis High defense a while to figure out Onate’s powerful option attack in Saturday’s Class 5A state semifinal […]

CHS FOOTBALL NOTES: Cats gear for trip to Onate in 5A semifinal tilt

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer The Clovis High football team now knows who will stand between it and a berth in the Class 5A state finals. Onate (11-1) rallied from 16 points down to beat Alamogordo 33-16 on Saturday to advance to a semifinal matchup with Clovis (11-1). C.J. Oakley finished with 201 yards […]

CHS FOOTBALL NOTES: Hobbs still working on fear factor

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Clovis defenders Michael Cohen, right, and Richard Alvarez combine to stop Hobbs quarterback Teron Bolton in the Wildcats’ 14-7 win over the Eagles on Friday night. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer HOBBS COACH PHILLIP ROYBAL said his Eagles may be overcoming their purple phobia. Clovis beat Hobbs 14-7 on […]

Cats survive against Hobbs

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Clovis senior Tanner Fickling scored the game-winning touchdown. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer HOBBS — Never underestimate the power of a halftime speech. Trailing at halftime for just the second time this season, Clovis rallied to beat Hobbs 14-7 win in a District 4-5A game Friday at Watson Memorial Stadium. […]

CHS FOOTBALL NOTES: Wildcats purring on offense

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer TWO CLOVIS WILDCATS reached milestones in Friday’s 42-35 win at Artesia. Coming into the game, running back Brian Mead needed 72 yards to reach 1,000 for the season. The junior soared past the millennium mark with 265 yards on 30 carries, giving him 1,193 yards on the ground this […]

Cats hold on for win at Artesia

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Clovis junior Brian Mead rushed for 265 yards and two touchdowns. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer ARTESIA — In a back-and-forth game that featured more than 1,000 yards of offense, a hustling play on special teams in the game’s final minutes proved to be the difference. Clovis never trailed in […]

Clovis runs past Matadors

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Clovis’ Rishard Matthews, right, celebrates his third quarter touchdown with teammate Brian Hudson during their 51-12 win over Sandia Friday at Leon Williams Stadium. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth Jesse Wolfersberger It all starts up front for the Clovis Wildcats. Junior Brian Mead rushed for 206 yards and three touchdowns and junior Rishard Matthews added […]

Blocked FG seals Cats’ victory over La Cueva

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent LBUQUERQUE — Matt Ulibarri jubilantly ran to the Clovis sideline, Diondre Hunter — with football in tow — ran right to the La Cueva sideline and, with less than 10 seconds to play, one of New Mexico’s longest prep football winning streaks was history. Ulibarri’s blocked field goal sealed a […]

Cats get untracked against Pampa

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Clovis High’s Brian Mead rushed for 196 yards on 19 carries and scored three touchdowns, including a 87-yard kickoff return, in the Wildcats’ 34-13 win over Pampa (Texas) on Friday at Leon Williams Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer After struggling last week against Mayfield, it took Clovis High’s […]

Cottrell, Norma “Dustie”

Norma “Dustie” Cottrell Services: Have been held. Dustie” Cottrell, 51, of Carlsbad, died Friday, June 18, 2004, at her home. She was born on Sept. 23, 1952, in Portales, to Alan and Helen Newbury Mead. She attended school in Portales. Family members said she loved her family and was especially crazy about her grandchildren. She […]

Volunteer coach shares his joy for track

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Clovis volunteer assistant coach Derico Cooper, who was himself a hurdler in college, has helped four Clovis hurdlers qualify for state this year. Photo by Eric Kluth By Rick White Derico Cooper paces near the starting line of the 300-meter hurdles, twirling a school-bus-bright yellow stopwatch around his finger. With the blast from the starter’s […]

Student profile: Brian Mead

Brian Mead, the son of John and Carolyn Mead, is in the ninth grade at Yucca Junior High School. What is your idea of a perfect day? Not too warm and not too cold, not windy, and going out to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner and finding $1,000,000 in the street. What is so […]