Cats topple Hereford

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Clovis High’s Cade Wheeler slides into third as Hereferd’s, 32, waits to catch the ball at Bell Park on Thursday evening. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Ice packs taped to his right arm, Clovis senior Cade Wheeler talked about the importance of staying calm on the mound. Wheeler had […]

Fort Sumner, Elida advance

CNJ staff ELIDA — Melrose tried to slow down Elida in Tuesday’s District 3-1A boys game, but the Tigers were more than equal to the task. Elida (22-4), seeded second in the tournament, held the Buffaloes to two first-half points and cruised to a 55-23 victory to advance to a 6 p.m. semifinal game at […]

Hounds win on buzzer-beater

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Junior guard Justin Redman-Trotter scored the game’s final five points, including a 3-pointer from the corner with 1.4 seconds left on a feed from Tristan Largent, and then stole the ball on the inbounds to seal Eastern New Mexico University’s 68-65 Lone Star Conference South Division men’s victory over […]

Friday area prep basketball capsules

CNJ staff Girls * With the No. 2 seed in the District 3-1A tourney on the line, Melrose juniors Toni Burdine and Kimberly Lyons each sank a free throw in the second overtime as the Lady Buffaloes beat Fort Sumner 34-33 at Melrose. Senior Zanessa Dodd led all scorers with 15 points for Melrose (16-9, […]

Hobbs takes 4-5A battle

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Clovis’ Michael Lewis battles Hobbs’ Jeff Taylor for a rebound during Friday’s District 4-5A clash at Rock Staubus Gym. The Eagles wrapped up the regular-season district title with a 97-86 win over the Wildcats. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Like a military general, Clovis coach J.D. Isler compared the […]

Feb. 15, 1977

Tim Sanders, Janet Minyard, Randy Sparks and Cheryl Schmidt were among local winners at the Texas Tech Spring Forensic. … Delvin Schutes, Clovis High’s interim golf coach, scored a hole-in-one at Colonial Park Country Club. He used a five iron on the 205-yard second hole. … The mid-week specials at Gibson’s Discount Center included house […]

Monday area prep basketball capsules

CNJ staff Girls * Panhandle dominated the third quarter, breaking open a one-point game, and the Pantherettes went on to eliminate Muleshoe 59-43 in a bi-district playoff game played on Monday night at the West Texas A&M Event Center in Canyon. The Lady Mules (17-13) trailed the entire game, but pulled to within 27-26 at […]

Zias notch win over Javelinas

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ENMU’s Rochelle Vance passes the ball to the perimeter in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division game against Texas A&M-Kingsville at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Slowly but surely, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team is creeping toward Lone Star Conference postseason tournament […]

Friday area girls prep capsules

CNJ staff * In a double overtime thriller, Sudan finished unbeaten in District 5-1A by defeating Bovina 54-52. The Hornets (20-7, 10-0 district) rallied from a 37-32 deficit in the third quarter. Jesus Rocha scored 15 points and Trent Quintana added 13 points for Bovina (12-10, 7-3). Bovina coach Willie Torres said Sudan’s final push […]

Clovis slips by Roswell

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Clovis sophomore Brittany Johnson battles for a loose ball in the second half of Friday’s non-district game against Roswell. Clovis held on for a 42-39 win at Rock Staubus Gym. By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Clovis coach Miles Watters hates that the Lady Wildcats are still struggling to find their offensive identity this late […]

Tuesday prep capsules

Girls * The Melrose Lady Buffs didn’t put together much offense Tuesday night, but they didn’t need it against District 3-1A leader Fort Sumner. Senior Zanessa Dodd accounted for most of it, scoring 14 points to lift Melrose to a 24-19 District 3-1A win at Fort Sumner. The Lady Buffs (13-8, 2-2 district) blanked the […]

Hounds’ rally falls short at Kingsville

CNJ staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — Center Stephen Story’s rebound basket with seven seconds left Saturday lifted Texas A&M-Kingsville past Eastern New Mexico University 85-84 in a Lone Star Conference South Division men’s game. Senior guard-forward Remi Yusuf, the South preseason player of the year, went 11-of-12 from the field and 7-of-8 from the line for […]

Saturday’s area prep capsules

CNJ staff Boys * House defeated Grady 53-44 in a District 4-1A matchup on Saturday at House as Ronnie Eldridge scored 17 points and Chris Wooldridge added 13 for the Cowboys. “We made some crucial turnovers,” Grady coach Jim Kneipp said. “And that gave them the momentum.” Grady (4-15, 1-4 district) scored just four points […]

Thursday’s prep capsules

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Clovis Christian’s Jennifer Schaap, right, pulls down a rebound over Shelby McElroy during Thursday’s District 4-1A girls matchup at the CCS gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) CNJ staff Boys * Clovis Christian overcame a shaky start, eventually putting all 12 players on the roster into the scoring column Thursday night in a 74-61 District […]

Feb. 5, 1960

Val Baumgart, L.B. Redwine, Pat Graef and Nelson Worley were all Democratic candidates for Curry County sheriff. … Clovis High graduate Susan Stanfield was on tour with the University of Denver choir. She was a junior physical education major. … The Silver Grill was inviting customers to “dine by candlelight every evening.” … The KCLV […]

Friday prep basketball capsules

CNJ staff Boys * At Fort Sumner, Elida retained the District 3-1A lead with a 103-60 thumping of the Foxes as five players scored in double figures for the Tigers (18-2, 3-0 district), led by junior Ever Varela with 27 points and senior Caleb Widner with 20. Fort Sumner (4-11, 0-2) stayed close for a […]

Roswell High turns back Rams

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Portales’ Chance Sherburne looks for a shot over Roswell High defender Andrew Aho, right, during Friday’s matchup at Portales High School. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers Portales boys coach Mark Gallegos wanted to know if his Rams could compete with one of the top teams in Class 4A. After Friday […]

Cats cruise to easy win over Artesia

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Clovis High junior Bryce Hill drives to the basket during Friday night’s game against Artesia at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer The Clovis Wildcats put on an offensive exhibition in their last non-district game, defeating Artesia 94-70 Friday night at Rock Staubus Gym. Junior Bryce Hill […]

Lady Cats beat Goddard in Milk Madness Classic

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Clovis High’s Tori Northcutt tries to get to the basket against Roswell Goddard’s Laura Fry, left, during Friday’s matchup at Rock Staubus Gym. The Lady Wildcats improved to 11-5 by defeating Goddard. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent It’s not set up in a traditional bracket format, with winners advancing to […]

Thursday prep capsules

Girls * Clovis Christian played House even-up until overtime, when the Lady Eagles lost three players to fouls and dropped a 53-44 decision in a District 4-1A matchup. Jennifer Schaap scored 20 points, Jocelyn Swann added 17 and Sidnee Pool scored 10 for the Lady Eagles (8-8, 0-2 district), but all three were lost to […]