Ex-Wildcat helps Nevada upset No. 3 Boise State

CNJ staff Yes, that was the same Rishard Matthews who scored 20 touchdowns as a junior at Clovis High School six years ago who helped Nevada upset No. 3 Boise State 34-31 in overtime Friday. Matthews caught 10 passes for 172 yards in Friday’s game, including a 7-yard touchdown pass from Colin Kaepernick with 13 [...]

Clovis breezes in district opener

Freedom New Mexico Clovis went to the air, and grounded the Carlsbad Cavemen in the process.Senior Kyler Brewer-Hill threw for 146 yards and three of Clovis’ four touchdown passes on the night, and ran a quarterback sneak for a touchdown on another Wildcat drive in a 42-7 win in Friday night’s District 4-5A game at [...]

Hounds pick up first win

Sophomore Cory Baker passed for 278 yards and three touchdowns in his first start to lead Eastern New Mexico University to a 37-24 win over Southwestern Oklahoma on Saturday night at Greyhound Stadium. Baker and Southwestern quarterback Steve Day combined for 100 pass attempts in the game. Jesse Poku had 10 catches for 124 yards [...]

Clovis defeats Rio Rancho 38-8

The Clovis Wildcats moved to 3-2 on the season with a 38-8 rout of host Rio Rancho. Clovis scored the last 17 points of the game after Rio Rancho (3-2) got on the scoreboard early in the third. The Wildcats scored 10 in the third on a 24-yard field goal by Robert North and a [...]

Ex-CHS standout switches committment to Oregon

CNJ staff SANTA ANA, Calif. — Former Clovis High School standout Rishard Matthews has verbally committed to play football at the University of Oregon after making an official trip last weekend, according to Rivals.com. Matthews, who transferred to Saddleback High School in Santa Ana, Calif., one game into Clovis’ season, gave a verbal commitment to [...]

Mead named Top 5A Player of the Year

CNJ staff Clovis senior running back Brian Mead was named Class 5A Player of the Year by scout.com. The 5-foot-7 Mead led the Wildcats to a 7-4 record this season with his 2,183 rushing yards and 33 touchdowns, which led all New Mexico running backs. For his career, Mead rushed for 4,268 yards and 55 [...]

ENMU stomps Aggies, ends season

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ENMU junior Jason Walker put a move on Oklahoma Panhandle State freshmen defensive back Larry Thompson to score in the first half of Saturday’s game at Greyhound Stadium. By Mickey Winfield Freedom Newspapers The Greyhounds finished a disappointing season with style. Eastern New Mexico (3-7) set a school record with 531 yards rushing on the [...]

Rams rout NMMI, clinch district

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Portales senior Zach Vigil brings down ENMMI Junior Mandela Thomas while junior Alejandro Chavez, left, tries to set up a block in the first half of Friday night game at Greyhound Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — The Portales Rams did what they had to do to [...]

Mustangs maul Melrose

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Mountainair’s Nathaniel Romero pulls down Melrose sophomore Zach Pack during the second quarter of Friday’s 8-man game in Melrose. Mountainair defeated Melrose 42-6. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer MELROSE — Mountainair converted its first six fourth-down plays, including two for touchdowns, and beat Melrose 42-6 Friday in an 8-man game. [...]

Familiar foes Clovis, Mayfield meet for 5A title

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Clovis head football coach Eric Roanhaus, second from left, watches his team during Thursday’s practice at the high school. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Clovis coach Eric Roanhaus thinks revenge is a wasted emotion. Besides, it’s been more than three months since the Wildcats opened the season with a [...]