Lady Cats counting on relay wins

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(Counter clockwise) Clovis freshman Lorena Garza, sophomore Renata Porterfield, senior Vanessa Vaca, freshman Kacee Escobar, sophomore Aimee Hilburn and senior Tyisha Brown have all qualified for state this weekend. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner It’s bear-hunting time for the Clovis High Lady Wildcats. Specifically, “Lady Bears,” as in La Cueva. CHS girls track […]

CHS boys fourth in Wildcat Relays

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Clovis junior Phillip Williams (far right) lossens up just before the start of the 100 meters. Williams got out of the blocks fast but was nosed out for third. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Rick White On a day when Carlsbad pole vaulter Zach Graham catapulted himself to gravity-defying heights and Kenyan-born La Cueva […]

Competitive field set for Wildcat Relays

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Clovis senior Ben Teconchuk reaches back for the baton from sophomore John Tranchida as the two practice their sprint relay handoffs Thursday at the high school. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner Darrel Ray thinks his Clovis High girls track team is one athlete short of contending for the team championship in today’s Wildcat […]

Williams, Purdy earn second-place finishes

CNJ STAFF AMARILLO — Phillip Williams and Charles Purdy earned second-place finishes for the Clovis High boys in the Amarillo Relays track meet Friday and Saturday at Dick Bivins Stadium. Williams went 22 feet in long jump while Purdy threw 53-4. Other placers for the Wildcats were Matt Appelman, 10:09 for third in the 3,200, […]

Cats hoping to distance themselves from pack

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Clovis senior Ben Teconchuk works on his high-jump technique Wednesday at the high school. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Rick White Distance runners have long been an afterthought when it comes to Clovis boys track. Clovis has finished in the top five at state in each of the last four years — including a […]

Texico hopes to repeat track success

By Dave Wagner TEXICO — The Texico Lady Wolverines have brought home the third-place trophy from the Class 2A girls state track meet each of the past two years. With four-year standout Elizabeth Richards having moved on, Texico has its work cut out trying to repeat that success. But first-year coach Randy Zarate doesn’t think […]