CHS’ Sweet takes AD job at Rio Rancho

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Andy Sweet is preparing to take over the largest high school athletics program in the state. Sweet, 45, a math teacher and a volleyball and track assistant coach at Clovis High for the past two years, has been hired as athletic director at Rio Rancho High School. He starts […]

Cats drop title game to Rio Rancho

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Clovis High senior third baseman Jared Powers prepares to throw out a Rio Rancho runner at first base during Saturday’s Rio Rancho Invitational championship game. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) CNJ staff RIO RANCHO — Too many errors and not enough hits. It was a bad combination for the Clovis High baseball team on Saturday, […]

Cats beat Valley, get rematch with Rio Rancho in finals

CNJ staff RIO RANCHO — The Clovis High baseball team got a power surge from an unlikely source Friday, and it propelled them into the finals of the Rio Rancho Invitational. Junior Jonathan Ware blasted a grand slam home run, highlighting a six-run first inning that lifted the Wildcats past Valley 10-5 in a semifinal […]

Nine-run fourth boosts Cats past Santa Fe

CNJ staff RIO RANCHO — The Clovis High baseball team has become pretty comfortable against Santa Fe High. The Wildcats scored their fourth consecutive victory over the Demons in the last two seasons on Thursday with a 15-6 triumph in the first round of the Rio Rancho Invitational. Clovis (4-2) will now meet Valley, a […]

New Mexico state tournament scoreboard

The Associated Press Tuesday GIRLS Quarterfinals Class 5A Sandia 64, Highland 39 Mayfield 49, Rio Rancho 48 Clovis 55, La Cueva 38 Class 4A Aztec 48, Albuquerque Academy 47 Deming 66, Capital 49 Los Alamos 47, Roswell 44 St. Pius 48, Moriarty 33 Class 3A Socorro 51, Wingate 45 Portales 50, Thoreau 48 Santa Fe […]

Cats hold off Rio Rancho for Invite title

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Clovis third baseman Jared Powers looks to second base after tagging Rio Rancho baserunner out on a squeeze attempt during Saturday’s Clovis Invitational championship game at Bell Park. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis High baseball team made efficient use of limited offense Saturday night. Held hitless for […]

Cats open against Santa Fe in tourney

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Clovis High School senior Daniel Casarez cleans home plate after practice Wednesday as he helps prepare Bell Park for the Clovis Invitational. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Even if he’s not sure what position he’ll play, Clovis High senior Jared Powers is anxious to get the baseball season under […]

Sena, Carlos T.

Carlos T. Sena, 88, of Fort Sumner, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2005, at Laurel Skies Nursing Home in Albuquerque. He was born Aug. 29, 1917, in Fort Sumner to Jose C. Sena and Estefanita Trujillo. He married Christine Casaus on April 17, 1937, in Santa Rosa. He was a carpenter and served in the U.S. […]

Lady Cats survive slowdown

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Clovis’ Aimee Hilburn attempts to put back a rebound for a basket during the second half of Saturday’s game against Rio Rancho in the Clovis State Farm Classic. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Averaging nearly 60 points a game, the Clovis High Lady Wildcats found a way to win […]

Lady cats happy to play host

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Clovis’ Ebony Bunton grabs a rebound away from Portales’ Ashleah Richards during the second half of the Lady Wildcats 51-30 win over Portales Tuesday in Clovis. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer After putting 700 miles on the team’s travel bus last weekend, Clovis girls coach Miles Watters welcomes the […]

Tournament results

Boys Milk Cow Classic At Rock Staubus Gym Wednesday’s games Abilene Cooper 52, Rio Rancho 48 Pampa 67, Santa Fe St. Michael’s 55 Rio Grande 65, Aztec 54 Clovis 70, Amarillo Tascosa 59 Thursday’s games Consolation semifinals Rio Rancho vs. St. Michael’s, 11:10 a.m. Aztec vs. Tascosa, 12:50 p.m. Championship semifinals Cooper vs. Pampa, 4:10 […]

Cats seek three-peat

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Clovis’ Devin Sweet lays the ball in over teammate Jaden Isler during practice Monday at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. The Wildcats meet Amarillo Tascosa at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the first round of the Milk Cow Classic. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis High Wildcats are looking for a […]

State football playoffs

CNJ staff Friday Class 5A Alamogordo 27, Rio Rancho 25 Clovis 42, Las Cruces 6 Eldorado 10, Carlsbad 7 Mayfield 49, Hobbs 6 Rio Grande 14, Cibola 7 Class 4A First round Artesia 63, Santa Teresa 7 Class 1A Semifinals Texico 19, Capitan 16 Fort Sumner 51, Cloudcroft 13

Lady Cats set for state

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Clovis’ Tarrah Sweet looks to tip the ball over an Onate defender during Saturday’s Class 5A regional match Saturday at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Clovis advanced to state by winning the match in four games. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Lady Wildcats have lofty expectations for the Class […]

State football pairings

NMAA state playoffs (Seeds in parentheses) Class 5A First round (16) Hobbs at (1) Mayfield, 7:30 p.m. Friday (9) Cibola at (8) Rio Grande, 7 p.m. Friday (12) Carlsbad at (5) Eldorado, 7 p.m. Friday (13) Los Lunas at (4) La Cueva, 2 p.m. Saturday (14) Highland at (3) Onate, 1 p.m. Saturday (11) Alamogordo […]

Ward, Janice

Janice Ward Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Steed-Todd Chapel. Janice Gayle Ward, 51 of Rio Rancho, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005, at her home in Rio Rancho. Miss Ward was born March 3, 1954, in Clovis to Henry Allen and Dorothy Marie Fisher Ward. Family members said she was diagnosed with mental retardation at […]

Clovis clips Rio Rancho in final seconds

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer RIO RANCHO — Clovis rolled the dice twice in the final minutes and came out a winner of its fourth straight game. In what turned out to the winning drive, senior quarterback Devin Sweet kept the drive on a short fourth-down run and then threw a 10-yard touchdown pass […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Brit quick learner

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Clovis sophomore Robert North has traded kicking a rugby ball for kicking a football. North moved from England two months ago when his dad took a job at Southwest Cheese. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Rick White: CNJ managing editor His coach calls him “Ol’ Chap.” His teammates prefer “Rugby.” Both are nicknames that […]

Marshall, Brent

Brent Marshall Services: Have been held. Brent Ernest Marshall, 41, of Rio Rancho, died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2005. He was born on Jan. 1, 1964, in Portales, to W. Ernest and Carolyn Marshall. He graduated from Portales High School in 1982 and received an associates degree in 1985 from Eastern New Mexico University. He was […]

Grimes, Michelle M.

Michelle Miller Grimes Services: Have been held. Michelle Miller Grimes, 32, of Rio Rancho, died Sunday, July 17, 2005, at Albuquerque Regional Medical Center in Albuquerque. She was born on Sept. 17, 1972, in Clovis, to Scott Leslie and Edwina Fajardo Miller. She was a medical records clerk at the health clinic. She was a […]