Clovis soph regains shooting stroke

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Point guard Tori Quinana is one of several sophomores making an impact this season for the Lady Wildcats. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Rick White Aimee Hilburn is starting to feel more comfortable on offense, a discomforting thought for Clovis opponents. After struggling in her first two outings, the 5-foot, 11-inch sophomore scored in […]

Lady Cats cruise past Moriarty

CNJ STAFF The Clovis High Lady Wildcats never gave Moriarty a chance Friday night. Playing suffocating defense, especially early, the Lady Cats roared to a 40-20 halftime lead and cruised to a 60-41 victory over the Lady Pintos at Rock Staubus Gym, improving to 3-0 heading into Saturday night’s clash at rival Portales. Sophomore post […]

Lady Cats ride defense past Hereford

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Clovis sophomore Aimee Hilburn goes hard to the hold during Tuesday’s game in Hereford. Hilburn finished with five points. Photo by Rick White By Rick White HEREFORD — There have been two constants this season for the Clovis Lady Wildcats. Sophomore point guard Tori Quintana is carrying the offense with her 3-point shooting and the […]

Lady Cats beat Lovington

CNJ STAFF LOVINGTON — Clovis coach Miles Watters was pleased with the effort. The execution, he said, will come. Sophomore point guard Tori Quintana led a balanced attack with 17 points and senior post Monique Walker added 12 as the Lady Wildcats opened their season Tuesday with a 59-43 win over Lovington. “I think the […]

Lady Cats deep and determined

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Seniors Jessica Hohn (left) and Monique Walker have been mainstays for the Lady Wildcats the past two seasons. CNJ photo by Rick White By Rick White Patience and determination. Those are the keys to this basketball season, Clovis girls coach Miles Watters said. That’s patience on Watters’ behalf to blend a sophomore class that is […]

CHS basketball practice begins today

By Dave Wagner Basketball practice begins today at Clovis High School and other schools around New Mexico. CHS boys coach J.D. Isler and girls coach Miles Watters, both beginning their third seasons at the helm, will have less-than-full squads to work with for now with players still involved in football and volleyball. But both are […]

Lady Cats get a look at 5A competition

CNJ STAFF LAS CRUCES — In the two-day Las Cruces Mayfield team basketball camp which ended Wednesday, the Clovis High girls basketball team got a pretty good look at some of the competition it will face in Class 5A next season in Class 5A. The Lady Wildcats ended their summer schedule by going 6-2. The […]

Taylor, McElrath junior college bound

By Dave Wagner Two key members of the Clovis High girls basketball team will continue their careers next season at the junior college level. Point guard Chelo McElrath recently signed a letter of intent to play at Clarendon (Texas) College, while forward Lisa Taylor will ply her skills at Cochise College in Douglas, Ariz. Both […]

Math teacher uses art in instruction

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Deborah Watters, a math teacher at Yucca Junior High School, shows examples of how she integrates math and art to teach her students mathematics. By Gary Mitchell A Yucca Junior High School teacher has found a way to liven up mathematics with art — and her students say they enjoy it. Deborah Watters, who received […]

Lady Cats dominate

Dave Wagner Suffice it to say, it wasn’t Carlsbad’s night. The Cavegirls knew they had their work cut out trying to win in Rock Staubus Gym. Then one of their top players, senior forward Monique Rodriguez, did not play for disciplinary reasons, and they lost standout sophomore point guard Katie Hellebust with a knee injury […]