March 13 – Push

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis’ Danni Williams, 11, gave the refs her opinion on a call during the Wildcats state semifinal game at The Pit. “Push,” she shouted with the rest of the purple draped Wildcat fans around her. Williams loves basketball, she said, and has been playing since she was three.

PHS squads win, advance to state semis

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Portales’ squads swept into the semifinals of the state Class 1A-3A team tennis competition with victories on Friday at Academy High School. The Portales boys, seeded fifth, upended Sandia Prep 6-3 while the second-seeded Lady Rams advanced with an 8-1 trouncing of Cobre. Brothers Walker and Skyler Partin won in straight […]

STATE GOLDEN GLOVES: Champions split in semifinal bouts

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Joey Andrist of Clovis, right, lands a punch on Sammy Espinoza of Clovis during their age 14-15 match at 141 pounds on Saturday in the New Mexico state Golden Gloves boxing tournament at Roy Walker Community Center. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent It was a split decision, of sorts, for […]

Texico, Melrose qualify for state

CNJ staff DEXTER — Texico played tight defense and secured itself a berth in next week’s Class 2A state tournament in Albuquerque. The Lady Wolverines held Eunice to six field goals in a 45-23 win Friday in a Region C semifinal. Texico faces host Dexter, which beat Santa Rosa 73-54 in Friday’s second game, in […]

State volleyball scores

CNJ staff Friday Class 1A Semifinals Jal def. Magdalena 25-12, 25-16, 25-21 Tatum def. Cimarron 25-12, 25-16, 25-16 Class 2A Semifinals Texico def. Tularosa 25-23, 23-25, 25-14, 25-19 Class 3A Semifinals Pojoaque def. Thoreau 25-20, 23-25, 26-24, 25-18 Portales def. St. Michael’s 25-15, 25-20, 21-25, 11-25, 16-14 Class 4A Semifinals Deming def. Moriarty 25-18, 22-25, […]

Late-game run propels Grady

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Grady’s Brittany Bailey drives to the basket past Cliff’s Kaya Mayberry during the first half of a Class 1A quarterfinal game Tuesday in Bernalillo. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers BERNALILLO — The Grady Lady Bronchos are back in the state Class 1A semifinals — and facing a familiar foe. Senior Jennifer […]

State tournament brackets

CNJ staff Class 5A Girls Quarterfinals at UNM Arena Tuesday Mayfield vs. Highland, 4:45 p.m. Sandia vs. Los Lunas, 9:45 a.m. Rio Rancho vs. La Cueva, 1:15 p.m. Clovis vs. Gallup, 8:15 p.m. Semifinals at UNM Arena Thursday Mayfield/Highland winner vs. Sandia/Los Lunas, 9:45 a.m. Rio Rancho/La Cueva winner vs. Clovis/Gallup, 1:15 p.m. Championship At […]

Cats, West Mesa meet for berth in 5A finals

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Clovis sophomore Matt Ulibarri takes batting practice Wednesday at Bell Park. Ulibarri and the rest of the Wildcats take on West Mesa in today’s Class 5A semifinal in Albuquerque. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner After seeing only limited mound duty for the Clovis High baseball team before this spring, senior Richard Urban has […]

Clovis to face La Cueva

CNJ Staff The Clovis Wildcats will travel to top-ranked La Cueva at noon on Saturday in one of four Class 5A regional baseball games scheduled for the day. Other pairings announced on Sunday by the New Mexico Activities Association include Mayfield at Valley at 1 p.m., Del Norte at Carlsbad at 3 p.m. and either […]