Press release: Zias, Hounds earn all-LSC hoop awards

Clay and Northcutt Garner LSC South Postseason Awards

Redman-Trotter, Northcutt honored

RICHARDSON, Texas — Senior guard Justin Redman-Trotter has been selected to represent Eastern New Mexico University on the All-Lone Star Conference South Division second team in voting by division coaches released Wednesday by the conference office. Meantime, ENMU’s women were represented on the South’s honorable mention list by freshman guard Tori Northcutt. Redman-Trotter, a senior […]

Zias notch conference crossover win

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Freedom New Mexico photo: Karl Terry Zias freshman Patricia Malouff drives the lane during Saturday’s Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game against Southeastern Oklahoma at Greyhound Arena. By Dave Wagner: CNJ staff writer A switch from man-to-man to a 2-3 zone worked wonders Saturday for the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team. Southeastern Oklahoma […]

Zias commit 30 turnovers in loss to Roadrunners

Freedom New Mexico DENVER — Metro State’s pressure defense harassed Eastern New Mexico University’s women into 30 turnovers Friday and the Roadrunners posted a 70-61 win over the Zias in Metro’s Thanksgiving Classic. Senior guard Ashley Mickens scored 21 points and junior forward Cassondra Bratton added 15 at Metro State (2-1) overcame an early 14-6 […]

Northcutt selected to all-tourney team

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University freshman guard Tori Northcutt was chosen to the all-tournament team in the Fort Lewis round-robin over the weekend. Northcutt, a 2007 Clovis High grad, averaged 10 1/2 points in the two games while dishing out nine assists. The Zias opened the season with losses to host Fort […]

Zias coach expects growing pains with young squad

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Megan Kabrick hits a jumper during practice Tuesday at Greyhound Arena. The Zias open their season today in Fort Lewis (Colo.) Tournament. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — With a 17-player roster that includes 12 freshmen, second-year Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball […]

Brothers plus one make up baseball team

By Don McAlvy: Columnist One of the most forgotten baseball teams in Curry County was the team made up of 11 brothers and one neighbor boy. How often is a baseball team made up of nearly one family? Rarely. This is a partial story of that team. “My folks, John and Lola Northcutt, were married […]

CHS’ Northcutt signs with Zias

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CNJ file photo Clovis High senior Tori Northcutt, shown in a December game against Amarillo High, helped the Lady Wildcats reach the Class 5A state championship game for the third time in the last four seasons. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Tori Northcutt won’t be going far from home to play college basketball, and […]

Mayfield overpowers Lady Cats

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Clovis High’s Brittany Johnson squeezes a shot off between Mayfield defenders during Saturday’s Class 5A state championship game in Albuquerque. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CN sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High’s girls knew their work was cut out against top-ranked Mayfield in Saturday’s Class 5A state championship game at The Pit. Madison […]

CHS senior earns top state honor

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Clovis senior Tori Northcutt is playing in her third state final in four years. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent T-Bird connotes a certain amount of class when the subject of vintage cars comes up. Evidently, it has the same meaning when it comes to Clovis senior Tori Northcutt. Northcutt has […]

Lady Cats win at buzzer

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Tori Northcutt high-fives fans after Clovis beat Gallup 39-37 in a Class 5A semifinal at The Pit in Albuquerque. Northcutt scored the winning bucket on a rebound at the buzzer. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — Fans were screaming and the clock was racing down when Tori Northcutt […]

Hot start propels Lady Cats

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Clovis High’s Mariah Sena drives to the basket past Manzano defender Adriana Saiz, left, in the round of 16 at Rock Staubus Gym on Friday night. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High’s girls wasted no time Friday in locking up the program’s fourth consecutive trip for Class 5A […]

Lady Cats capture 4-5A title

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Members of the Clovis High girls basketball team celebrate after defeating Hobbs 48-46 in the District 4-5A District tournament finals on Saturday at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent The visiting Hobbs Lady Eagles may have had the edge in offensive consistency, but Clovis that had the spurtability […]

Clovis slips by Roswell

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Clovis sophomore Brittany Johnson battles for a loose ball in the second half of Friday’s non-district game against Roswell. Clovis held on for a 42-39 win at Rock Staubus Gym. By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Clovis coach Miles Watters hates that the Lady Wildcats are still struggling to find their offensive identity this late […]

Lady Cats open district with win

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Clovis High’s Antiesha Brown looks to lay up the ball over Hobbs’s Alesha Jackson at Rock Staubus Gym on Friday. Clovis went on to beat Hobbs 55-45 to open District 4-5A play. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Clovis took control of its District 4-5A opener late in third quarter […]

Lady Cats making strides

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Clovis High’s Janea Eshleman, center, fights for control of the ball with two Portales defenders, including Dallas Russell, left, in Tuesday’s girls game at Rock Staubus Gym. The Lady Wildcats posted a 51-37 win. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Two seasons removed from a 30-0 record and a Class […]

CHS GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Cats win opener at Moriarty

CNJ staff MORIARTY — The rebuilding Clovis High girls basketball team got its season off on the right foot Tuesday night. Senior guard Tori Northcutt hit a tie-breaking 3-pointer with about 1:15 left, and added a driving layup to help the Lady Wildcats seal a 53-49 win over Moriarty. Northcutt posted a career-best 20 points […]

Lady Cats rebuilding

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Juniors Ebony Bunton,left, Jasmine McDonald, center, and Janea Eshleman listens to Coach Miles Watters Thursday afternoon during practice in the Rock Staubus gym. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer After losing only three games over the past two seasons, the Clovis High girls basketball team is in a rebuilding mode. Sixth-year […]

Lady Cats begin rebuilding process

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Clovis High’s Jasmine McDonald dives for a loose ball during a summer league basketball game against Friona on Tuesday at Texico. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer After three consecutive runs deep into the Class 5A state tournament, including a championship in 2005, Clovis High girls basketball coach Miles Watters […]

3/26 Honors

Northcutt Tori Northcutt of Broadview, daughter of Todd and Tammy Northcutt, has been named an All-American Scholar, it was announced by the United States Achievement Academy . Tori will appear in the All-American Scholar Yearbook, which is published nationally. She attends Clovis High School. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. La Roy Lockmiller of Clovis, and […]