Tonight’s twitter reenactment of the Wildcats 2001 State Championship

Greyhounds rally past Wildcats

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo ENMU senior forward Victor Reid shoots over Abilene Christian sophomore Dosh Simms during the first half of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division men’s game on Saturday at Greyhound Arena. ENMU erased a 15-point deficit in the final 10 minutes to win 79-77. Dave Wagner If nothing else, Eastern New […]

Our people: Ticket master

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Courtesy photo Clovis’ Pat Blanchette works as a health assistant in the Clovis High School nurses office. Clovis resident Pat Blanchette has been the Wildcats’ purple-wearing ticket taker at Clovis Schools sporting events for 18 years. Blanchette and her husband moved to Clovis when Tom was stationed at Cannon Air Force Base in 1992. The […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Wildcats band, test scores and a landslide

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. CHS Band show The CHS marching band and colorguard is presenting their Grand Champion performance 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the football stadium. It’s free. The band is leaving town soon after the performance to compete in St. George, Utah. Website of the day Here’s […]

Wildcats roll past Hobbs in district opener

The Clovis Wildcats posted 532 yards of offense and cruised to a 54-14 win over Hobbs 54-14 Friday at Leon Williams Stadium in the District 4-5A opener for both teams. Raymond Beachum, who finished with a season-high 170 yards on 14 carries, scored on runs of 16, 13 and 18 yards in the first half […]

Pee-wee football preps young Wildcats

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Lockwood running back David Spillman escapes the diving tackle attempt from Zia Elementary’s C.J. Gutierrez in Saturday’s first- and second-grade youth football game. Kevin Wilson There’s a reminder at 2 p.m. every Saturday of what it once was. But the Clovis youth football league is liking the present pretty well. […]

LSC South previews: Finding QB key for ACU

By Nick Eatman: lonestarconference.org Entering his sixth season as head coach, Chris Thomsen has several talking points to get excited about this year. Not only did the Wildcats return to the playoffs last year with a 9-4 record, which included eight straight wins to open the year and a No. 1 ranking at one time […]

Wildcats reserved seat tickets on sale

Reserved seat tickets for the 2010 Clovis football season are on sale at the Clovis High School athletic office and Tankersley’s, 306 Main St. Past ticket holders have until Aug. 19 to purchase their same seats. The cost of reserved seats is $48. Information: Sandy Brownlow at 769-4350, ext. 1023. Advanced single-game general admission tickets […]

1-13 ENMU/Abilene Christian basketball capsules

CNJ staff MenAbilene Christian (7-8) at ENMU (5-9), 8 p.m. today in the Lone Star Conference South Division opener for both teams at Greyhound Arena.Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9.Last outing: ENMU lost on Saturday at Northeastern State 72-60. Abilene Christian posted its first road win of the season (1-4) with an 86-79 victory over East Central at […]

Hounds, Zias lose in season finales

CNJ staff Ean Wagner scored 26 points, and hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with :50 left in overtime, as Abilene Christian outlasted Eastern New Mexico University 71-65 in a Lone Star Conference matchup Wednesday at Greyhound Arena. Dante Adams scored 14 and Cameron Holson 13 for the Wildcats, who staved off a late Greyhound rally. Wagner […]

Urban, “Voice of the Wildcats,” dies at 71

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CNJ file photo John Urban laughs as he tries on a Clovis Wildcats hat during a 2004 Kiwanis club meeting. Urban died Wednesday morning at 71. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The “Voice of the Wildcats” fell silent Wednesday. John Urban, the longtime public address announcer for Wildcat football games, died Wednesday at Plains […]

Baskett to bring Eagles to Clovis

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer One surefire way to fill up Rock Staubus Gymnasium is to have a basketball game between the Clovis Wildcats and the Hobbs Eagles. Charity organizers seek a similar audience Saturday when a different Eagles squad comes into town — the Philadelphia Eagles, led by Clovis native Hank Baskett III. […]

March 13 – Push

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis’ Danni Williams, 11, gave the refs her opinion on a call during the Wildcats state semifinal game at The Pit. “Push,” she shouted with the rest of the purple draped Wildcat fans around her. Williams loves basketball, she said, and has been playing since she was three.

Gotta love those Wildcats (supporters)

Here’s something Doug McGregor loves about Clovis: “What I love about Clovis is the generosity of the citizens,” he wrote in an e-mail. “Also the dedication and support the town folks give the Clovis Wildcats. There is not a booster club in the entire state that goes the extra mile for the athletes, whether they […]

Feb. 28 – Line up

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Lady Wildcats Cheyenne Avila chats with teammate Sharea Kuchta Tuesday during softball practice at Lady Wildcats field.

Hot-shooting Wildcats dominate Greyhounds

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Freedom New Mexico photo: Mickey Winfield Greyhound junior guard Marquis Ruffin puts up a shot against Abilene Christian defender Stephen Musa Wednesday. ACU won 84-60. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Abilene Christian was hot. The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds were not. The result was the Greyhounds’ eighth straight loss. ACU shot […]

Feb. 13, 2008 ENMU capsules

Men What: Abilene Christian (15-6, 2-4) at ENMU (6-16, 0-7) When: 7:30 p.m. today in a Lone Star Conference South Division game. Where: Greyhound Arena. Radio: KSEL-FM 95.3 On the Net: www.enmusports.com Notes: While ENMU has dropped seven in a row, the Wildcats come in on a four-game losing streak which has dropped them out […]

Jan. 28 – Make a call

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis senior Layne Strebeck gives the referee his opinion on a call made during the Wildcats game against the Rio Rancho Rams Saturday night at the Rock.

Wildcats run away from Zias

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Senior forward Ashlee Barr and sophomore forward Jody Meyer combined for 27 points and 17 rebounds off the bench Tuesday night and Abilene Christian rolled to a 91-61 Lone Star Conference South Division victory over Eastern New Mexico University. Barr finished with 14 points and nine rebounds in 23 minutes […]

Behind the scene

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Layne Strebeck and his mother, Selena, are both involved in all things Wildcat’s football. Strebeck, a senior at Clovis High School, plays as defensive and tight end on the team, while his mother shoots photographs and organizes dinners. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Bonnie Mendoza hasn’t tackled anybody or […]