Hornets buzz Cats

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CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth/Clovis senior Mark Young returns a punt against Highland during Friday’s game at Leon Williams Stadium. Rick White Blast and counter trap. Clovis’ inability to stop those two staple plays of Highland’s Wing-T offense left Wildcats defensive coordinator Darren Kelley doing a slow burn after the Hornets rolled to a 33-13 […]

Park, Ruiz spark Buffaloes

CNJ staff MOUNTAINAIR — Harvey Park caught everything thrown his way and Carlos Ruiz scored about every which way as Melrose improved to 2-0 with a 58-38 win Saturday over Mountainair. Harvey Park caught eight passes and 183 yards and six touchdowns while Ruiz scored on a 47-yard run, a 23-yard pass reception and also […]

Zias pick up program’s first win

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Freshman midfielder Anna Funk scored a pair of goals Saturday as Eastern New Mexico University’s first-year women’s soccer program claimed its first win by blanking Wayland Baptist 4-0. Funk scored an unassisted goal near the end of the first half to put the Zias (1-2) in front. She added another […]

Friday area prep football roundup

CNJ STAFF FARWELL — The Farwell Steers took advantage of a bad punt snap by Petersburg for the deciding touchdown early in the fourth quarter Friday night and edged the Buffaloes 14-7 in their home opener. With the ball on their own 21, the Buffaloes punt snap sailed over the head of junior Bobby Rosas […]

Cats slip past JV for fifth

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Clovis eighth-grader Scott Clark (left), playing for the Clovis High junior varsity, battles junior Matt Gembrecht of the varsity for possession of the ball during Saturday’s fifth-place match in the Clovis Invitational at Yucca Soccer Complex. CNJ STAFF Clovis High boys soccer coach Shaun Gill said prior to the start of the Wildcat Invitational at […]

Clovis falls into losers bracket

CNJ STAFF LAS VEGAS, N.M. — The Clovis American League All-Stars ran into a tough southpaw on Saturday and fell into the losers bracket of the state 11-12 year-old Little League tournament at Keys Park. Artesia’s J.T. Bean scattered five hits and took advantage of some early scoring by his team in a 5-2 win […]

Zia moves on to finals

Dave Wagner Seven runs in the first inning can make any coach look pretty good — even a rookie. Zia League coach Tony Johnson, 18, looked like a genius when his team jumped on Clovis American for a seven-spot in the top of the first Saturday. Zia cruised to a 15-3 win in the winners […]

Clovis team routs El Paso for AAU title

By Eric Butler ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis’ 16-and-under Amateur Athletic Union basketball team won the boys state title on Sunday and, in the process, took care of a little unfinished business. With a 75-51 rout of the El Paso Warriors at Albuquerque’s Manzano High, the Wildcats avenged a loss in the championship of an earlier AAU […]

Cats opened summer league win

CNJ STAFF HOBBS — Sean Cruce went 4 for 5, leading a 16-hit attack, and the Clovis Wildcats opened their 2003 summer schedule with a 16-4 victory over Hobbs Saturday afternoon. The second game of the scheduled doubleheader was cancelled due to rain and lightning. The Cats scored four runs in the second for a […]