Wildcats winless in district

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Clovis senior John Props slides back to first base during a pick off attempt in the first game of a doubleheader Friday against Sandia at Bell Park. Props was safe but Sandia defeated Clovis 18-3. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent After seeing the opposition score 81 times in its last five […]

Clovis drops two at Sandia

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Mental miscues cost Clovis a chance to take two of three games at Sandia. But the Matadors rallied from a 4-0 deficit Saturday and beat Clovis 5-4 in the final game of the three-game District 4-5A series. Clovis bounced back from a 5-2 loss in Friday’s opener to beat Sandia 4-2 […]

Margin of error slim for Wildcats

By Dave Wagner: CNJ staff writer The Clovis High baseball team has put itself squarely behind the 8-ball in District 4-5A. The Wildcats, who dropped all three games last weekend in a district-opening series at Carlsbad and looked ugly doing it, try to begin their climb back into postseason contention when they host Sandia in […]

Lady Wildcats confident going into trip to Sandia

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Clovis sophomore Sonia Chavez looks to second as she fields a ground ball during practice April 6 at the Lady Wildcat Softball Complex. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Clovis came out of its three-game series over the weekend against Carlsbad with increased confidence, according to coach Brandi Thomas. After being […]

All District 4-5A

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Clovis junior post Brittany Blackmon was named District 4-5A player of the year after averaging 19.2 points and 6.6 rebounds a game. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ Staff Prep All-district teams 4-5A Boys First team Cibola — Roman Andrade, Kasey Cunningham Clovis — Tigg Bunton. Hobbs — B.J. Meredyth. Sandia — Nate Kanyinda. Second team Sandia — David […]

Mayfield tops Sandia; other tournament scores

The Associated Press Mayfield 78, Sandia 65 ALBUQUERQUE — Mayfield used its full court press and strong shooting to defeat Sandia 78-65 Thursday in the semifinals of the girls Class 5A State Tournament. Mayfield, which will play the winner of the Clovis-Rio Rancho game in the championship Saturday, hopes for a rematch to defend its […]

Clovis survives scare from Sandia

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Clovis’ Aimee Hilburn regains her dribble during the second half of their District 4-5A final against Sandia Saturday at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Clovis held off Sandia 48-45. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Pfewwww. Sandia’s Melissa Hillebrand missed a 3-pointer from the top of the key with less than two seconds […]

Friday prep scores 3-4

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Grady senior Brittany Bailey releases a shot past Desert Academy senior Georgia Jenkins during the first quarter of their Class 1A Region B game Friday in Grady. Grady defeated Desert Academy 75-25. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) Friday The Associated Press Local scores GIRLS Class 1A Region A Semifinals Des Moines 75, Melrose 58 Fort Sumner […]

‘Preseason’ over for Lady Wildcats

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Clovis junior guard Tori Quintana drives around a Sandia defender during last week’s game at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Forget the first 26 games. For undefeated Clovis, the real season begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday when the Lady Wildcats host the District 4-5A tournament championship game […]

Clovis stops Sandia in district tourney

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Clovis’ John Props scores two of his 15 points during Tuesday’s District 4-5A tournament game at Rock Staubus Gym. Sandia’s Drew Hawk reacts too late. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer With its big men out of the game and the season on the line, Clovis adjusted well enough to beat […]