Cats take second at Lubbock

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Clovis High freshman midfielder Jordan Garrett tries to get possession of the ball away from Eldorado sophomore Laura Johnson in Saturday’s District 4-5A girls soccer match at Yucca Soccer Complex. Photo by Eric Kluth CNJ STAFF LUBBOCK — Seniors Tyrell Northcutt and Brian Romero led a strong Clovis High showing as the Wildcats finished second […]

Struggling ECU battles Greyhounds

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Kenneth Odie tries to move past Eric Hodgest during Thursday’s Eastern New Mexico University football practice. Photo by Kevin Wilson By Dave Wagner This hasn’t been the kind of year Dennis Darnell expected. In the spring, the East Central football coach thought the Ada, Okla.-based Tigers were looking at a decent season. By the start […]

Improved practice habits key for Cats

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Clovis junior Phillip Williams was the leading rusher against Valley in his first varsity start. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth Rick White Clovis assistant coach Darren Kelley isn’t ready to declare the Wildcats’ roller coaster ride in the first four games of the season over yet. The Wildcats have won two games by a combined […]

Two Portales volunteers make a difference

By Mike Linn A couple of Portales residents have volunteered to install more than 100 smoke detectors in the residences of senior citizens, dedicating time and energy to a recent campaign spearheaded by officials at the Portales Fire Department. Carl Wilson, a volunteer with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), has installed about 84 detectors, […]

Lady Wildcats survive off night

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CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth/Clovis junior Roxy Luera, left, and senior Alissa McDowell challenge Goddard’s Katie Fisher. Rick White The Clovis Lady Wildcats remained perfect on a not-so-perfect night, grinding out a three-game win over Roswell Goddard on Tuesday in a matchup of state-ranked teams. Clovis coach Darrel Ray said the Lady Wildcats were lucky […]

Cats right their ship with dominating performance

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Roswell’s Anthony Urban is tackled by Clovis’ Jason Burns during the second half of Saturday’s game in Roswell. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner ROSWELL — Much like last year, when Clovis High began the football season with a lackluster loss to Las Cruces Mayfield, the Wildcats were searching for answers after dropping this […]

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 […]

Wildcats seek redemption in Roswell

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CNJ staff photo: Erick Kluth/Clovis junior Chris Phillips tries to shake free of senior strong safety Carlos Gallo during Thursday’s practice at the high school. By Rick White Clovis had enough worries this week without having to replace its starting quarterback. Coaches learned earlier this week senior Ryan Denton will likely not play again this […]

Offices close for Labor Day holiday

CNJ Staff All city, county, state and federal offices will be closed Friday and Saturday for the Independence Day holiday. Specifically, the following city offices will be closed Monday: Clovis City Hall, Public Works, the Clovis Area Transit System, the Friendship Center, Baxter-Curren Senior Center and Clovis-Carver Public Library. However, Baxter-Curren Senior Center will hold […]

Trojans march over Cats

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CNJ staff photo: Rick White/Clovis senior Mark Replogle is brought down by Mayfield’s Sam Gonzales. Rick White LAS CRUCES — Jeremy Lawson has finished his last two games against Clovis on the sidelines. A year ago, Lawson was knocked unconscious when a pass over the middle and Clovis all-state free safety Joey Garcia arrived at […]