Lady Cats win at buzzer


Tori Northcutt high-fives fans after Clovis beat Gallup 39-37 in a Class 5A semifinal at The Pit in Albuquerque. Northcutt scored the winning bucket on a rebound at the buzzer. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — Fans were screaming and the clock was racing down when Tori Northcutt […]

Hot start propels Lady Cats


Clovis High’s Mariah Sena drives to the basket past Manzano defender Adriana Saiz, left, in the round of 16 at Rock Staubus Gym on Friday night. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High’s girls wasted no time Friday in locking up the program’s fourth consecutive trip for Class 5A […]

CHS GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Cats begin 5A state bid


Senior guard Tori Northcutt, right, and the Clovis High Lady Wildcats hope to make a deep run in the Class 5A state tournament. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Like most coaches, Miles Watters is skeptical when he faces a team with an unimposing record. That’s certainly the case tonight […]

Coaches surprised by seedings


The Clovis Wildcats were seeded No. 5 by the New Mexico Activities Association selection committee Sunday. The Lady Cats earned a No. 2 seed as well. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer After the New Mexico Activities Association released the seedings for the round of 16 in the state basketball […]

Lady Cats rally, beat Hobbs


Clovis High junior Ebony Bunton tries to avoid defensive pressure from Hobbs’ Stacey Sigala during the Lady Cats late 52-48 victory (Hobbs News-Sun: Timothy Rios) CNJ staff HOBBS — The Clovis High girls are the District 4-5A regular-season champions again, but it didn’t come without a struggle. Junior guard Ebony Bunton scored a career-best 28 […]

CHS GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Cats seek district title at Hobbs

CNJ staff Clovis coach Miles Watters said the Lady Wildcats played well enough at home to beat Hobbs earlier this month. In order to win in tonight’s rematch at Hobbs, he figures they’ll have to play better. “We didn’t have a particularly great outing that night,” Watters said of a 55-45 win Feb. 2. “I […]

Lady Cats notch win


Clovis High’s Tori Northcutt collides with Carlsbad’s Jordan Neatherlin as they go for the ball during Tuesdsay’s game at Rock Staubus Gym. The Lady Wildcats posted a 57-42 win in the District 4-5A contest. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer The potential for greatness is there for the Clovis Lady […]

Clovis girls in control in District 4-5A

CNJ staff CARLSBAD — The Clovis High girls were able to relax a little bit on Tuesday night. Leading by 25 points at halftime, coach Miles Watters turned most of the second half over to his bench and the Lady Wildcats coasted to a 52-35 District 4-5A victory over Carlsbad. While his team had the […]

Clovis gameday

District 4-5A Boys Carlsbad (10-12, 0-1) at Clovis (17-3, 0-1) When: 7 p.m. today Where: Rock Staubus Gym Last time out: Hobbs defeated Clovis 99-93 Friday. Artesia beat Carlsbad 54-47 Friday. Key Carlsbad players to watch: Jose Cruz Lopez, 6-4, Jr., F; Zack Mendez, 5-6, Sr., G; Chris Thompson, 6-5, Jr., F, Keys to the […]

CHS GIRLS BASKETBALL: Coaches downplay rivalry

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High girls coach Miles Watters doesn’t want to overemphasize the importance of his team’s 7 p.m. District 4-5A opener today against rival Hobbs at Rock Staubus Gym. He’d like his team to look at it as just another game — if that’s possible. “I guess any time Clovis […]