Lady Cats roll in second half


Clovis senior Brittany Blackmon is surrounded by three La Cueva defenders. Blackmon finished with a game-high 18 points. (Staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis coach Miles Watters preached to his starters the importance of staying out of early fouls trouble at the state tournament. He’s likely not done […]

In good company

By Rick White: CNJ managing editor They will leave Clovis as the school’s all-time leading scorer, passer and 3-pointer shooter. And with three wins this week at the state basketball tournament, they will win back-to-back Class 5A state titles. Starters since they were sophomores, Brittany Blackmon, Aimee Hilburn and Tori Quintana have been the core […]

Last time at Rock for CHS seniors


Jessica Russell is one of five Clovis seniors who will play their last home tonight when the top-ranked lady Wildcats host Santa Fe in a first-round state playoff game. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Rick White: CNJ managing editor A trio of names synonymous with Clovis High girls basketball in recent years— Brittany Blackmon, Aimee […]

Cats’ coach uphappy with No. 9 seed


Senior Devin Sweet and his Clovis High teammates, seeded ninth in the Class 5A boys state playoffs, travel to Albuquerque to play Valley in a regional game on Friday. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High girls basketball coach Miles Watters isn’t sure his defending Class 5A state champion […]

Clovis junior defensive stopper


Tori Northcutt has played varsity since her freshman year. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Rick White: CNJ managing editor What Clovis High junior Tori Northcutt does better than most won’t show up next to her name in the scorebook. Northcutt relies on a combination of tenacity and a basketball IQ that’s off the chart to […]

CHS’ Watters honored


Clovis High girls coach Miles Watters was recently names the 2005 Southwest Sectional Coach of the Year for girls basketball by the National Federation of State High School Association. (CNJ file photo) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Miles Watters is modest about his coaching success, which includes 12 New Mexico girls state basketball titles. […]

Lady Cats dominate Cavegirls again

CNJ staff CARLSBAD — The Clovis Lady Wildcats are taking more pride in their defense and it shows. The top-ranked Lady Wildcats held an opponent under 40 points for a sixth-straight game and move one win away from another District 4-5A title with a 65-19 win Friday over struggling Carlsbad. Junior Tori Northcutt scored a […]

Lady Cats run win streak to 10


Clovis’ Tori Northcutt drives to the basket while being defended by Carlsbad’s Katherine Harmeson during the second half of Tuesday’s game at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth). By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer After pregame warmups, the two teams were announced. From there, things went downhill for the Carlsbad Cavegirls. The Clovis […]

Lady Cats pass test against Hobbs

CNJ STAFF HOBBS — The Clovis Lady Wildcats passed a major District 4-5A test with flying colors Friday night. Dominating pretty much start to finish, the Lady Cats roared to a 57-33 victory over rival Hobbs, never giving the Lady Eagles a chance to get off the deck. Clovis, ranked No. 1 in Class 5A […]

Surprising Lady Eagles host Clovis

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer It’s not much of a surprise that tonight’s Clovis-Hobbs matchup involves a 20-win team. The surprise is that team is Hobbs. The Lady Wildcats go on the road to face the Lady Eagles at 7:30 p.m. tonight in a game between not only the best teams in District 4-5A, […]