Clovis girls survive opener

By Eric Butler RIO RANCHO — The city of Clovis isn’t dramatically different in elevation than Rio Rancho. But altitude seemed to be a major factor on Thursday. Clovis (6-0) stayed undefeated, but only after fending off a late Los Alamos challenge en route to a 42-38 win in the first round of the Mel […]

Walker makes 5A all-state volleyball team

CNJ STAFF Clovis senior middle hitter Monique Walker was selected to the Class 5A all-state volleyball team. Two other Lady Wildcats were honored in the vote by Class 5A coaches. Senior outside Jessica Hohn earned second team honors and senior setter Tara Ray gained honorable mention. Two-time defending state champion Rio Rancho had five players […]

Friday prep scores

Staff and wire reportsFriday Football District 4-5A Clovis 31, Carlsbad 24 3 OT Class 1A Bi-district Farwell 25, Wheeler 6 New Mexico Belen 35, Silver 15 Cibola 28, Gallup 0 Clovis 31, Carlsbad 24, 3OT Highland 41, Santa Fe 8 Hobbs 12, Eldorado 7 La Cueva 48, Sandia 0 Los Lunas 21, Alamogordo 7 Mayfield […]

Cats’ 2004 grid schedule features several new foes

By Eric Butler The 2004 Clovis football schedule will have a decidedly different look than in recent years, with Cibola and Sandia joining District 4-5A in place of Eldorado and Manzano. Other changes include Amarillo Tascosa and former longtime district rival Roswell being dropped from the schedule at their requests and the addition of Rio […]

Lady Cats capture own tourney

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CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth/Clovis’ Jessica Hohn passes a serve Saturday’s championship game of the Clovis Invitational against Rio Rancho at Rock Staubus Gym. Eric Butler the Class 5A state title last year, Clovis coach Darrel Ray bought the Rams’ coaches t-shirts signifying the team’s accomplishment. That was on the front. On the back of […]

Lady Cats have seven-year itch

Eric Butler The Clovis Lady Wildcats’ bid to win their own tournament for the first time is one of several storylines heading into this weekend’s seventh annual Clovis Invitational volleyball tournament. The 16-team tournament begins Friday morning with pool play at the high school and Marshall Junior High, with quarterfinals beginning at 2 p.m. “We’ve […]