Clovis readies for Artesia

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Clovis High girls coach Miles Watters told Brittany Johnson a year ago it would take her a season to learn the team’s defensive system. She’s right on schedule. Watters typically pits the 5-foot-7 sophomore against the opponent’s top perimeter threat this season as the Lady Wildcats prepare for district […]

Lady Cats making strides

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Clovis High’s Janea Eshleman, center, fights for control of the ball with two Portales defenders, including Dallas Russell, left, in Tuesday’s girls game at Rock Staubus Gym. The Lady Wildcats posted a 51-37 win. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Two seasons removed from a 30-0 record and a Class […]

CHS GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Cats prep for rematch with Portales

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — While the Portales Lady Rams play their final pre-district tuneup tonight, their Clovis counterparts are glad to be back on the court. Portales (8-7), riding a three-game winning streak, visits Rock Staubus Gym for a 7:30 p.m. tipoff against the Lady Wildcats. Meantime, Clovis (8-5) had a scheduled […]

CHS GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Cats gear up for rematch with Alamo

CNJ staff The last time Clovis High’s girls faced Alamogordo — only a couple of weeks ago — Lady Wildcats coach Miles Watters earned his 500th win as a high school girls basketball coach. Today, Watters would settle for just another victory. CHS hosts the Lady Tigers in a 4:30 p.m. matchup today at Rock […]

CHS GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Cats set to face Canyon

CNJ staff The Clovis High girls have done something few teams have done against Canyon and longtime coach Joe Lombard over the years — post a winning streak. The Lady Wildcats beat Canyon 48-38 on the road two years ago, then edged the Lady Eagles 49-45 last season at Rock Staubus Gym. They’ll try to […]

500 just another number to Watters

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Clovis High head coach Miles Waters is honored for his 500th win after his team defeated Alamogordo at Rock Staubus Gym on Friday, December 30, 2006. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Miles Watters doesn’t like to speak a lot about his successes as a basketball coach. That doesn’t matter […]

Sluggish start hurts Lady Cats

CNJ staff LAS CRUCES — The first half was a case of extremes. Mayfield’s Madison Spence was red hot, and the Clovis Lady Wildcats ice cold. Spence scored 21 of her game-high 31 points in the first half, and Mayfield held on for a 59-46 win Tuesday over the Lady Wildcats. Tori Northcutt led Clovis […]

PLATEAU HOLIDAY CLASSIC: Champs again

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La Cueva’s Laura Burnett, left, attempts to steal the ball from Clovis High’s Antiesha Brown. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer A day after giving him his 500th career coaching win, the Clovis Lady Wildcats gave coach Miles Watters another reason to celebrate. Junior Ebony Bunton scored a game-high 23 […]

CHS GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Cats give Watters 500th win

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Clovis girls coach Miles Watters shouts instructions to his team during Friday’s Plateau Holiday Classic semifinal game against Alamogordo at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis High girls relied on defense Friday night to snap out of a sluggish start. Trailing for much of the […]

Lady Cats rip Gadsden

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Clovis High’s Brittany Johnson gets defensive pressure from Gadsden’s Alma Gallegos during Thursday’s first-round game in the Plateau Holiday Classic at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer There wasn’t much doubt Thursday night about whether or not Clovis High would advance to the semifinals of the Plateau […]