CHS senior content with backup role

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Clovis senior Jesscia Hohn and Tascosa’s Katie Titus battle for a rebound. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Rick White Vanessa Vaca’s contribution was barely a blip on the statistical radar screen. One point, two rebounds and a steal for the Clovis Lady Wildcats in Tuesday’s 62-21 blowout over Amarillo Tascosa at Rock Staubus Gym. […]

Lady Cats crush Dalhart

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Clovis senior Tyisha Brown looks to pass around a Dalhart defender. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Rick White The lead grew exponentially, like an algebra equation gone haywire. Monique Walker’s layup and free throw gave Clovis a 16-6 lead 4 1/2 minutes into the game. A minute later, the first of Melissa Roberts’ five […]

Greenwalt, Lady Raiders spank Stanford

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Texas Tech’s Cisti Greenwalt, a former Clovis High standout, goes up for a shot against Stanford’s Kristen Newlin in the second half of Sunday’s showdown of top 10 women’s teams in Lubbock. Photo by Rick White By Rick White LUBBOCK — On a team with virtually interchangeable parts, Cisti Greenwalt gives Texas Tech the one […]

Balanced Hounds batter Panhandle State

CNJ STAFF GOODWELL, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University put together a 21-0 run and received double-figure scoring from six players on Thursday to rout undermanned Oklahoma Panhandle State 97-71 in men’s college basketball. The Greyhounds (6-3) won their fourth in a row — all on the road, breaking away from a 28-28 tie with […]

Lady Cats’ man-to-man defense stymies Loboettes

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Clovis senior Monique Walker is fouled by Levelland’s Nicole Jones as she releases as shot during the second quarter of Tuesday’s game against Levelland at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Rick White Clovis coach Miles Watters thought it was going to take his team a year to grasp the intricacies of […]

Rattled Cats regroup at halftime

CNJ staff CANYON — Clovis passed its first real test of the season, surviving a second-quarter meltdown to beat El Paso Parkland 75-63 on Thursday in the first round of the Gene Messer Tournament of Champions. The unbeaten Wildcats blew all of what was a 20-point, second-quarter lead before regrouping at halftime to beat the […]

Aggies spank cold-shooting Hounds

STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS LAS CRUCES — Forward James Moore led four New Mexico State players in double figures with 19 points Saturday night and the Aggies pulled away in the second half to wallop Eastern New Mexico University 78-44. Former Roswell High standout Gary Jackson added 18 points and nine rebounds in only 18 […]

Clovis man arrested in school after police chase

By Darrell Todd Maurina A Clovis man fleeing police was arrested inside Barry Elementary School on Tuesday morning. Authorities said no one was injured at the school and students were safely locked behind classroom doors as officers chased the man through the hallways. The New Mexico State Police said the incident began about 8:05 a.m. […]

Zias win opener in Colorado

CNJ STAFF COLORADO SPRINGS — Eastern New Mexico University’s starting front line combined for 36 points and 31 rebounds on Sunday and the Zias defeated Colorado-Colorado Springs 65-55 in the women’s basketball opener for both teams. Sophomore Elizabeth Richards scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds, junior Loren Scarlett added 12 points and nine boards […]

Zias fall to Miners in exhibition

CNJ STAFF EL PASO, Texas — The University of Texas-El Paso ran off an 18-2 spurt over the first nine-plus minutes of the second half Sunday and defeated Eastern New Mexico University 70-55 in a women’s basketball exhibition game. Marta Dydek came off the bench for 20 points and guard Vaida Zagurskyte scored all but […]

Zias fall to Northeastern in soccer

CNJ STAFF TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Northeastern State got two goals and an assist from Marie Widerman and defeated Eastern New Mexico University 4-1 on Friday in Lone Star Conference women’s soccer. Widerman assisted on a goal by Stacey Cutler just over three minutes into the game, then scored on a penalty kick to give NSU […]

ENMU’s Pinckney adapts

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Eastern New Mexico University junior Irshaun Pinckney, once talking about a career in engineering, decided to change his major to business and continue to play basketball for the Greyhounds. CNJ photo illustration by Eric Kluth By Rick White PORTALES — Making adjustments is part of life and basketball. On the court, former Clovis High standout […]

Hobbs rolls past CHS girls in soccer

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Clovis sophomore Racquel DeLeon traps a ball. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Eric Butler Hobbs coach Cricket Lopez said it wasn’t necessarily her team’s intention to hang another 10-0 loss on the struggling Clovis girls soccer squad going into Tuesday’s contest. Instead, the Lady Eagles were content on gathering a smaller win and working on […]

Our heroes have always been Cowboys

From the editor’s desk They don’t have this problem in Denver or Philadelphia or Green Bay, Wis. Newspapers in those towns focus their coverage on the Broncos, Eagles and Packers, respectively, and no one could seriously dispute that most fans in those cities want to read about the home team more than any other. But […]

Cats play Eldorado tough in loss

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Eldorado’s Matthew Witkowski jumps between Clovis defenders Chris Janousek (left) and Kiko Valez. Photo by Rick White. CNJ STAFF The Clovis boys soccer team did something no other team has been able to do this season — score against Eldorado in district play. It wasn’t nearly enough though, as the third-ranked Eagles broke the game […]

Zias fall in soccer

CNJ STAFF ALBUQUERQUE — Northern Colorado got three goals in a span of less than six minutes early in the first half and went on to beat Eastern New Mexico University 5-1 on Sunday in a women’s soccer match played at the University of New Mexico. Kady Hydrick scored unassisted for the Bears (3-3-1) in […]

CHS harriers close second at Borger meet

CNJ STAFF BORGER, Texas — The Hereford Whitefaces had just enough to edge out Clovis High for the boys Division II team championship Saturday in the season-opening Borger Invitational cross country meet. Hereford, led by individual champion Jesus Huerta (15:53 over 3,000 meters), finished with 53 points to 54 for the Wildcats. Amarillo Tascosa came […]

Cats slip past JV for fifth

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Clovis eighth-grader Scott Clark (left), playing for the Clovis High junior varsity, battles junior Matt Gembrecht of the varsity for possession of the ball during Saturday’s fifth-place match in the Clovis Invitational at Yucca Soccer Complex. CNJ STAFF Clovis High boys soccer coach Shaun Gill said prior to the start of the Wildcat Invitational at […]