Rio Grande gets past Cats

CNJ STAFF RIO RANCHO — Rio Grande’s Keith Lowe doubled twice, driving in one run and setting up the other, and the Ravens held on for a 2-1 victory over Clovis High Thursday in the opening round of the Rio Rancho Invitational baseball tournament. Tim McGuire pitched a complete-game five-hitter to get the win for […]

Clovis faces Ravens in Rio Rancho tourney

CNJ STAFF ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis High baseball team left town a little early for this weekend’s Rio Rancho Invitational baseball tournament. Coach Shane Shallenberger and his squad practiced at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday so they could watch the CHS girls basketball team play in the Class 5A state semifinals at The Pit. The Lady Wildcats […]

Gallup never in a hurry

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By Rick White Pitched at an angle more suitable for downhill skiing, the ramp leading to the court at The Pit in Albuquerque can be a slippery slope for any high school basketball team. Many a team has had to climb back up this steep, cement pathway from the locker rooms to the court after […]

Olson, Barbara “Barb”

Barbara “Barb” Olson Services: Have been held. Barbara “Barb” Olson, 57, of Albuquerque, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004. She was born on June 23, 1946 in Deluth, Minn. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lawrence M. Kujawa; her father; an infant son; a brother; and a sister. Survivors include her husband, Randy […]

Wildcats regain tourney title

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Clovis senior Dominique Easterlin is fouled during the first half of Wednesday’s championship game of the Milk Cow Classic. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner Guards Tizrick Phillips and Bud Willis each converted a pair of free throws in the final half-minute Wednesday night as the Clovis High Wildcats completed a comeback from […]

Portales advances with last-second win over Rio Rancho

By Kevin Wilson Erika Cook and Kassandra Richards have seen just about everything as teammates at Portales High School. It was that familiarity that helped them knock Rio Rancho into unfamiliar territory. Cook set up Richards for a late jumper from the baseline, giving Portales a 47-45 win over previously unbeaten Rio Rancho in Tuesday’s […]

CHS holiday tournament summaries

CNJ STAFF Boys Milk Cow Classic Quarterfinals Los Lunas 71, Amarillo Tascosa 61 Tascosa (5-8) — Kellen Morgan 11, Nick Gardner 8, Jason Harris 9, Josh Spencer 10, J.R. Scott 5, Jeffery Gilmore 5, Ben McColloch 9, Lonnell Edwards 4. Totals 22 9-13 61. Los Lunas (4-6) — Isaiah Herrera 21, Ron Ortiz 6, Richard […]

Rio Rancho’s Rode California bound

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Rio Rancho senior Brio Rode has her team off to an 8-0 start headed into today’s semifinals of the Plateau Holiday Classic at The Rock. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner Brio Rode has done almost everything she can at Rio Ranch, except win a Class 5A girls state basketball title. Surrounded by […]

Holiday tournaments begin

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Clovis’ Melissa Roberts drives to the basket past teammate Monique Walker during Sunday’s practice at Rock Staubus Gym. The Lady Wildcats play Dalhart today in the opening round of the Plateau Holiday Classic. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner Last season’s third-place finish in Clovis’ Milk Cow Classic was not satisfying for Wildcats boys […]

Texas team hands Lady Cats second loss

CNJ staff RIO RANCHO — Both teams wore white Saturday in the third-place game of the Mel Otero Invitational girls basketball tournament, but that’s where the similarity ended. Dallas Kimball was designated as red and Clovis as blue — despite its purple trim. In reality, both teams wore white uniforms thanks to a pregame misunderstanding. […]

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 […]