Cats sweep Artesia to improve to 8-1

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Clovis senior shortstop Jason Seefeld gloves the ball in the hole during the second game of their double header against Artesia Saturday at Bell Park. Seefeld juggled the ball and was late with the throw to first base. Photo by Eric Kluth Rick White Robert Riggins picked up a save even though he was no […]

Clovis batters Frenship for third-straight win

CNJ staff WOLFFORTH, Texas — Robert Riggins put together another strong outing and received plenty of support at the plate as Clovis beat Frenship, Texas, 10-3 on Thursday for its third-straight win. Riggins allowed four hits and two runs in six innings while improving to 3-0 on the season. He struck out five and walked […]

CHS baseball team captures fifth at Rio Rancho

CNJ STAFF RIO RANCHO — The Clovis High baseball team continued to get strong early-season pitching in finishing fifth in the Rio Rancho tournament. On Friday, senior Robert Riggins threw five strong innings in a 12-1 consolation semifinal rout of Roswell High while seniors Richard Urban and Jason Seefelt combined on a four-hit shutout Saturday […]

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 junior follows heart back to gridiron

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The Clovis Wildcats are determined not to let the sun set on their season until they reach the Class 5A state title game. Clovis hosts Rio Grande at 2 p.m. Saturday in the state quarterfinals. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Rick White Clovis junior Elliott Hita may have been in the gym playing basketball, […]

Once a Wildcat, always a Wildcat

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Jason Seefeld hit .458 last season with a school-record eight home runs. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. Rick White Jason Seefeld likes the idea of playing for a program on the rise. He likes the idea of getting a chance to play right away at the University of Arizona. He even gets to remain a […]

Clovis High’s Seefeld headed for Arizona

By Rick White Warm weather and a coach with a reputation for building championship-caliber programs convinced Clovis senior Jason Seefeld he wanted to play college baseball at the University of Arizona. Seefeld, the District 4-5A player of the year last spring, verbally committed Monday to play for the Wildcats after visiting the Tucson campus over […]

Athletes face tough choices

By Rick White One season flows into another. Football starts before Labor Day. By Thanksgiving, basketball practice is three weeks old. Baseball and track begin before Valentine’s Day. It’s a steady diet of practices and games for nearly 10 months that takes its toll on mind and body. For most high school athletes, playing three […]

Cats’ Seefeld getting look in front of scouts

CNJ STAFF LONG BEACH, Calif. — Clovis High senior Jason Seefeld is the only New Mexico player participating in the 17th annual Area Code Baseball Games this week. Seefeld, a shortstop-pitcher for the Wildcats, has been playing shortstop this week for the Cleveland Indians, one of nine teams participating in the week-long circuit at Long […]

Clovis falls to La Cueva

CNJ Staff ALBUQUERQUE — After relying on the long ball all season, La Cueva found another way to win Saturday’s Class 5A regional baseball game. La Cueva hit one home run, a two-run shot in the pivotal sixth inning, but mostly the top-ranked Bears relied on Clovis’ generosity in the field and on the mound […]