CHS BOYS SOCCER: Cats play to tie with Los Lunas

CNJ staff LOS LUNAS — Angel Fernandez scored with the help of an assist from Luis Esparza in the 30th minute on Thursday and the Clovis High boys soccer team managed a 1-1 tie with Los Lunas. The match was halted with about 14 minutes left due to rain and lightning in the area. The […]

CHS BOYS SOCCER: Cats improve to 3-1 with win at NMMI

CNJ staff ROSWELL — The Clovis High boys soccer team dominated New Mexico Military Institute most of the way Tuesday, although it took the Wildcats a while to have much to show for it. Clovis’ Devin Aragon scored a pair of second-half goals to give the Cats some breathing room in a 3-0 win over […]

Cats begin two-a-days Monday

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Brian Mead returns for his senior season at Clovis High School after rushing for 1,900 yards and 21 touchdowns last season, helping the Wildcats reach the Class 5A state championship game. (CNJ file photo) CNJ staff The Clovis Wildcats will be looking to reload when they start two-a-day practices Monday. Clovis graduated 18 starters from […]

Summer season begins Tuesday for CHS baseball

CNJ staff Three weeks after being bounced out of the Class 5A state playoffs in the round of 16, Clovis High is ready to begin its month-long summer baseball program. Assistant coach Shane Leatherwood will run the program, with head coach Shane Shallenberger taking more of a background role. “It’s just a learning time for […]

Student profile: Jonathan Sweet

Jonathan Sweet is a senior at Clovis High School. He is the son of Andrew and Diana Sweet. What’s so great about your favorite sport? Football is a very physical sport where I can take out all my frustrations on the other team and not get in trouble for it — unless I get a […]

Clovis golf team will have new look this spring

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Clovis High School golf bags litter the putting green as players practice Friday at Municipal Golf Course in preparation for Monday’s season-opening Tasker Invitational at Hobbs. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer With Travis Reid and Guillermo Chavez around, Clovis High boys golf coach George Simmons always knew the Wildcats […]

CHS BRIEFS: Cavegirls get past Lady Cats

CNJ staff CARLSBAD — Carlsbad put an end to Clovis High’s school-record 10-match winning streak, edging the Lady Wildcats 25-23, 25-7, 18-25, 14-25, 15-13 Thursday in the District 4-5A and regular-season volleyball finale for both teams. Despite the loss, Clovis (14-6, 3-1 district) has a bye to the finals of the 4-5A tournament. Third-seeded Carlsbad […]

Lady Cats edged for title

CNJ staff BORGER, Texas — Clovis High’s girls were edged by a point (28-29) by Amarillo Tascosa on Saturday for the varsity team title in the season-opening Borger Invitational cross country meet. Freshman Caitlin Waters led the Lady Wildcats, finishing third in the two-mile race in 12 minutes, 47 seconds. The Lady Cats also finished […]

Lunch-pail approach works for Cats’ Cerda

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Clovis High School senior nose tackle Randy Cerda convinced his parents to forgo a move to Raton before his sophomore season so he could play for his beloved Wildcats. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Rick White: CNJ managing editor Playing a position where he is embedded in the human carnage known as the line […]

Rush shaking off injury

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Clovis High junior Jennifer Gross (foreground) hits the deck as she tries to defend against junior Jordan Garrett during Lady Wildcats soccer practice on Tuesday at Yucca Soccer Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High junior Callie Rush is just happy to be back on the soccer field. […]