Clovis faces Ravens in Rio Rancho tourney

CNJ STAFF ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis High baseball team left town a little early for this weekend’s Rio Rancho Invitational baseball tournament. Coach Shane Shallenberger and his squad practiced at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday so they could watch the CHS girls basketball team play in the Class 5A state semifinals at The Pit. The Lady Wildcats […]

Cats rained out at Tascosa

CNJ STAFF AMARILLO — Clovis and Amarillo Tascosa were tied at 1-1 when Tuesday’s baseball game was called after four innings because of rain. Clovis coach Shane Shallenberger said the team will try to reschedule the game with Tascosa or schedule another team.

Veteran Wildcats thinking playoffs again

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Clovis senior Jason Seefled warms up on deck during Saturday’s sacrimmage against Portales at Bell Park. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner In its first two seasons under Shane Shallenberger, the Clovis High baseball team moved steadily up the District 4-5A ladder and earned berths in the regional round of postseason. With several […]

CHS prepares for baseball season

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Clovis senior catcher Richard Urdan, getting in his swings Wednesdy in the batting cage, is one of seven returning staters for the Wildcats. By Rick White Richard Urban wrings the handle of the wooden bat with his strong hands, the easterly wind nipping at his smiling face like a 2-month-old puppy. The infield grass only […]

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 […]

Shallenberger, Boatman among ENMU Hall of Honors inductees

By Dave Wagner Two Clovis prep coaches expressed surprise and gratitude for their induction with nine others on Saturday into Eastern New Mexico University’s Athletics Hall of Honors. Ceil Boatman, the volleyball coach at Clovis Christian School for the last nine seasons, and Shane Shallenberger, Clovis High’s baseball coach, were recognized with the others during […]

March trip leads to April playoffs

By Rick White The trip spanned eight days and nearly 2,000 miles. Losing made it seem even longer. Part adventure and part misadventure, the Clovis Wildcats suffered five of the nine losses this season during a March road trip that included a three-day tournament in Albuquerque and a four-game swing through Arizona. Clovis coach Shane […]

Clovis hopes to make playoffs

By Dave Wagner Clovis coach Shane Shallenberger doesn’t want to just settle for making the playoffs, he’s more interested in winning the district crown. The Cats (14-9, 6-3 district) enter the weekend tied for the district lead with Carlsbad (15-7, 6-3), but the Cavemen hold the tiebreaker after taking two of three in games in […]

Davis, Cordova to sign at Trinidad

By Dave Wagner Two key members of the Clovis High baseball team, Darren Davis and Matt Cordova, plan to sign letters of intent this morning to play next season at Trinidad State (Colo.) Junior College. Davis, a pitcher-outfielder, and Cordova, a second baseman, have helped put the Wildcats on the verge of a second consecutive […]

Clovis sweeps Eldorado

By Dave Wagner ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis junior Jason Seefeld rebounded from a rare bad outing on the mound Saturday in a big way, hitting a pair of early home runs and then picking up a win with three hitless innings in relief as the Wildcats beat Eldorado 8-4 to complete a sweep of their District […]

CHS prepares for Eldorado

By Dave Wagner It’s pretty cut and dried this weekend for both teams when Clovis High takes on Eldorado in a three-game District 4-5A baseball series in Albuquerque — win at least two games or, in all likelihood, kiss your postseason chances good-bye. The Wildcats, Eagles and Carlsbad are in a virtual tie for the […]