Clovis junior defensive stopper

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Tori Northcutt has played varsity since her freshman year. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Rick White: CNJ managing editor What Clovis High junior Tori Northcutt does better than most won’t show up next to her name in the scorebook. Northcutt relies on a combination of tenacity and a basketball IQ that’s off the chart to […]

Lockmiller, LaRoy

LaRoy Lockmiller Services: Have been held. Mr. LaRoy Lockmiller, 64, of Clovis, died Sunday, June 19, 2005, in Curry County. He was born on Oct. 5, 1940, in Clovis, to Sam Otha “Tootie” and Pauline Lockmiller. He married Deanna Ritchey on Sept. 15, 1962, in Juarez, Mexico. He was a Ranchvale resident all of his […]

Lockmiller, Otha

Otha Lockmiller Services:Have been held. Otha “Tootie” Lockmiller, 86, of Clovis, died Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at his home. He was born on Sept. 9, 1918, in Walters, Okla., to Sam and Victoria Stewart Lockmiller. He married Pauline McCarson on Oct. 8, 1939, in Roswell. He moved to New Mexico as a small child. He […]

Polk , Gladys

Services: Have been held. Gladys Stella Northcutt Polk, 97, of Clovis, died Sunday, March 13, 2005 at her home. She was born May 20, 1907, in Hermleigh, Texas, to John Henry and Lola Wesley Northcutt. She came to this area in a covered wagon and her family homesteaded in the Bellview area. She was a […]

Clovis captures 5A title

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Marichia Floyd hugs teammate Aimee Hilburn as Clovis celebrates a49-46 win over Mayfield in the Class 5A championship Saturday at The Pit in Albuquerque. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — More than four months of hard work and sacrifice and a year’s worth of frustration exploded into a wild post-game […]

Clovis avoids upset

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Fort Sumner’s Tobea Patterson is fouled by Magdalena’s Kayla Armstrong, No. 32, and two other players as she drives to the basket during the second half of their Class 1A quarterfinal game in Bernalillo. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Sophomore Tori Northcutt’s layup with five seconds left pushed Clovis past Gallup 44-40 […]

Clovis avoids upset bid by Gallup

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Sophomore Tori Northcutt’s layup with five seconds left pushed Clovis past Gallup 44-40 on Tuesday in the first round of the Class 5A girls state tournament at The Pit. Brittany Blackmon scored 15 points and Aimee Hilburn added 10 as the second-seed Lady Wildcats (28-0) avoided the first-round upset. Valerie Kast […]

Lady Cats conquer Canyon

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent CANYON, Texas — Clovis girls basketball coach Miles Watters kept talk of Monday’s game against Canyon, Texas, to a minimum. Watters didn’t want his team dwelling on the fact that Canyon is one of the top programs in the state of Texas and finished the 2003 season as the top-ranked […]

Defensive duo sparks Lady Cats

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Clovis freshman Ebony Bunton scored three points and added four rebounds in Monday’s first-round game against Abilene Cooper. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Clovis senior guard Melissa Roberts’ job is to harass opposing point guards. Sophomore Tori Northcutt draws the opponent’s top scorer. The pair teamed to disrupt Abilene […]

Lady Wildcat duo making impact like their brothers

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Clovis sophomore Tori Northcutt, left, and freshman Lindsey Appelman, run the hills Wednesday at Ned Houk Park. (Staff photo by Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer The Clovis Lady Wildcats have leaped beyond last year’s performance with a solid pack of seven runners. They won a meet at Borger two weeks ago, with […]

Mock trial team ready for state competition

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Clovis High School senior Vincent Williams cross-examines a witness during the CHS mock trial team’s practice Saturday at the Curry County Courthouse. Williams and the team defended their case against practicing lawyers. (CNJ photo by Eric Kluth) By Ryan Lengerich Clovis High School mock trial team sponsor Therese Pacheco compared the organization to an athletic […]

Lady Cats earn share of 4-5A title

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Clovis sophomore Tori Quintana looks to pass the ball around Hobbs Lezlie Varner during the second quarter of Friday’s game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Clovis defeated Hobbs 52-36. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Rick White Jessica Hohn’s smile said it all. After 2 1/2 years of frustration and close calls, Hohn and the Clovis […]

Lady Cats keep pace in 4-5A

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis set up a first-place showdown with nemesis Hobbs with a pair of easy wins in the Duke City. Aimee Hilburn scored 17 of her game-high 19 points in the first half and Tori Quintana added four 3-pointers and 14 points as the Lady Wildcats rode a big second quarter to […]

Halftime speech triggers Lady Cats’ rout

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Clovis senior Jessica Hohn and Carlsbad’s Tyrie Davis battle for a loose ball after a Clovis free throw attempt during the second half of Tuesday’s game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. Rick White Freshman Tori Northcutt got the message and so did the rest of her teammates. “He definitely put a […]

CHS boys harrier third at Sandia

CNJ STAFF ALBUQUERQUE — Senior Brian Romero led three Clovis High runners in the top 10 Saturday as the Wildcats finished third in the varsity boys division of the Sandia Invitational cross country meet. Small-school power Jemez Valley dominated the field, comprised of mostly Class 4A and 5A schools, behind individual winner Vernon Tosa. Jemez […]

Wildcats win at Plainview

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Seniors Matt Appleman and Tyrell Northcutt went 2-3 to lead the Clovis High boys cross country team to victory on Saturday in the Plainview Invitational. The Wildcats, who lost by one point to host Hereford in the season-opening Borger Invitational on Aug. 30, finished with 40 team points this time […]

Northcutt slated to participate in national camp

CNJ STAFF Tori Northcutt, who will be a freshman this fall at Marshall Junior High, has been invited to play in the second annual Blue Star Elite-Eighth Player Camp this weekend in Pottstown, Pa., near Philadelphia. Northcutt, a 5-foot-7 guard, is one of 150 incoming freshman and eighth grade girls players from across the United […]

Wildcats gain revenge in summer league final

By Eric Butler FARWELL — The last time Clovis played Portales in the Phenoms summer league, the Rams hung a 12-point loss on the Wildcats. So, besides a small first-place trophy, Clovis had a little something extra to play for Tuesday. The ’Cats survived a late Portales rally and held for a 46-43 win in […]