Wildcats hold off Onate

Freedom New Mexico Senior Kyler Brewer-Hill threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Richie Chavez for the only score of the second half and Clovis beat Onate 21-13 in a Class 5A state quarterfinal game Friday at Leon Williams Stadium. Brewer-Hill also had a 64-yard TD pass to Chavez in the first quarter. Jordan Hill added […]

Prep football scoreboard — Nov. 20

Class 5A Quarterfinals Clovis 21, Onate 13 Class 2A Semifinals Tularosa 7, Texico 6 8-man Championship Melrose 64, Tatum 14 Go to www.emnvarsity.com for game stories and photos

Trujillo, Wright eliminated at state

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis’ Heather Trujiilo and Marlon Wright were eliminated Friday in the first round of the Class 5A state tennis tournament. Unseeded Amanda Kane of Onate knocked off the eighth-seeded Trujillo 6-4, 6-4. Trujillo, and eighth-grader, qualified for state by finishing second in the District 4-5A tournament. Meanwhile, No. 8 seed Mark […]

CHS TENNIS: Lady Cats finish second

CNJ staff HOBBS — Freshman Heather Trujillo claimed the No. 1 singles championship with a 5-3 win over Hobbs’ Lindsay Spears on Friday in the Hobbs Invitational tennis tournament. The pro-set match was stopped by weather, and the rest of the tournament, scheduled to be finished on Saturday, was cancelled. Clovis finished second to Hobbs […]

Clovis falls to Sandia in tourney semifinals

By Eric Butler: Freedom Newspapers RIO RANCHO — The Clovis girls basketball team was taught a physical lesson on Friday, but it’s one that Lady Wildcats coach Miles Watters hopes will benefit his squad in the future. In the semifinals of the Mel Otero Invitational, Sandia knocked off Clovis 57-45 to move into the championship […]

Onate can’t keep pace in second half

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Clovis senior linebacker Jordan Moore celebrates after the Wildcat defense recoved a fumble during the second half . (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer LAS CRUCES — In its first year after moving up from Class 4A, Onate coach Kelly McKee hoped his team could make a big splash in Class […]

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 […]

Clovis face first playoff road test

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Clovis’ Tanner Fickling looks to turn the corner during practice Thursday at the high school. Clovis faces Onate today in a Class 5A semifinal game in Las Cruces. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ Staff writer Clovis High senior linebacker Jonathan Sweet expects a physical matchup when the second-ranked Wildcats play No. 3 […]

Onate making its mark in 5A

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Just three years ago, Onate High in Las Cruces won a state football championship, beating Roswell Goddard in the finals … in Class 4A. This fall, increasing enrollment pushed the Knights into Class 5A, where they’ve already earned respect as one of the state’s elite in any classification. “They played […]

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 […]