Dec. 8, 1970

Clovis Postmaster Charles S. Stanfield urged immediate mailing of all Christmas cards in the event of a national railroad strike. … The Clovis Wildcats played the Canyon Eagles that evening in the opening game of the 1970-71 basketball season. The Wildcats went on to win, 59-58. … Christmas trees could be purchased at Bob’s Fruit […]

Wildcats need no comeback this time

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CNJ staff photo: Rick White Clovis senior Manuel Robles scores on fourth-and-goal from the 2-yard line on the Wildcats’ opening possession Saturday at the Field of Dreams in Las Cruces. The Wildcats beat Las Cruces 37-29 to advance to the Class 5A state title game. By Rick White: CNJ Managing Editor LAS CRUCES — Only […]

Nov. 11, 1936

Mrs. J.D. Autry and Mrs. John Bradley Jr. traveled from Portales to Clovis and were visiting friends. … Oil was 10 cents a quart at Super Service, 411 W. Seventh St. … The city of Clovis commemorated Armistice Day with a moment of silence at 11 a.m. … The Tucumcari Rattlers football team played the […]

Wildcats’ game limited to satellite

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Wildcats will be shut out Friday night from cable television. Fans wanting to see the Clovis-Artesia high school football game broadcast nationally on ESPNU will need a satellite provider, such as DirectTV or Dish Network. Wing Street Assistant Manager Adam Baca said the Prince Street eatery will […]

Oct. 9, 1949

Members of the American Business and 20-30 Clubs of Clovis toured the Clovis News-Journal plant in observance of National Newspaper Week. … A General Electric automatic mixer could be purchased at Shaw’s, 815 Main. … The Clovis Wildcats football team lost 40-7 against the Artesia Bulldogs. … And Gordon Smith, a business specialist, was born […]

Abilene Christian tops Hounds

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Even in some seasons when it was struggling, Abilene Christian has been a thorn in Eastern New Mexico University’s side over the years. In 2007, though, the 17th-ranked Wildcats are for real. They proved it on Saturday night by piling up 551 total yards in rolling to a 45-20 Lone […]

Clovis defeats Rio Rancho 38-8

The Clovis Wildcats moved to 3-2 on the season with a 38-8 rout of host Rio Rancho. Clovis scored the last 17 points of the game after Rio Rancho (3-2) got on the scoreboard early in the third. The Wildcats scored 10 in the third on a 24-yard field goal by Robert North and a […]

Abilene Christian edges Zias in five

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Freshman outside hitter Veronica Valdez collected a team-high 13 kills in Eastern New Mexico University’s five-game Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball loss to Abilene Christian on Thursday night at Greyhound Arena. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Abilene Christian appeared on its way to a three-game sweep […]

Under pressure

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis junior cornerback Scott McMath zeroes in on junior running James Howard during practice Wednesday at the high school. The Wildcats host Eldorado tonight in their home-opener. By Rick White: CNJ managing editor Here is what the Clovis Wildcats know after one game. * The offense can move the ball […]

Prep Football: Here we go again

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis High School senior corner Jaden Isler returns a punt during Thursday afternoon’s practice session. The Wildcats open their season today against defending 5A champions Mayfield High School. By Rick White: CNJ Managing Editor It only seems right that the Clovis Wildcats get first crack at ending the Mayfield Trojans’ […]

Clovis finishes fast against Bulldawgs

CNJ staff ROSWELL — Clovis started slow and finished strong in Friday’s scrimmage against Las Cruces, according to Clovis assistant coach Darren Kelley. Las Cruces outscored Clovis four touchdowns to two during an 80-play controlled scrimmage. The Wildcats got the better of the Bulldawgs in a 20-play, goal-line series in which the teams started at […]

Cats seek potent offense

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CNJ staff photo: Rick White Senior running back Manuel Robles, left, and senior quarterback Jordan Mendoza are key returning players on offense as the Clovis High Wildcats prepare to open the 2007 season next week. By Rick White: CNJ managing editor Manuel Robles smiles. He swears he’s going to adapt his sledgehammer running style and […]

Cats have questions up front

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CNJ staff photo: Rick White Clovis senior Matthew Martinez (74) is in the running for the starting right guard spot. The Wildcats will likely field five new starters on the line. By Rick White: CNJ managing editor The Clovis Wildcats’ biggest question heading into the season will likely take a while to answer. The Wildcats […]

Cats plan to rely on speed

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis High seniors Diondre Hunter, left, and Jaden Isler take time to share a drink and a song on Hunter’s iPod during a break in Saturday’s conditioning drills at the high school practice field. By Rick White: CNJ managing editor Speed for size. It’s a good tradeoff as far as […]

CHS GOLF: Cats tied for fifth in 5A state meet

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Things went pretty well on Monday for Clovis High’s boys, but not so well for the girls the first round of the two-day Class 5A state golf tournament at UNM South. The Wildcats are tied for last with La Cueva in a six-team field, although they shot a respectable four-man total […]

CHS GOLF: Clovis teams complete play in Leroy Gooch Invite

CNJ staff RUIDOSO — Senior Amanda Estes led Clovis High’s girls for the second straight day as the Lady Wildcats finished 10th out of 13 full teams Tuesday in the two-day Leroy Gooch Invitational golf tournament. The Lady Cats improved their score from Monday by 12 strokes, finishing at 436-424 —860. Alamogordo won the team […]

Zias ride hot bats to sweep of Abilene Christian

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s bats were smoking on Sunday, helping the Zias greatly improve their position in the battle for a Lone Star Conference tournament berth. ENMU used consecutive big innings to outlast Abilene Christian 13-9 in the opener, then rode a five-hit pitching performance from freshman […]

Zias bounce back for split with Abilene Christian

CNJ staff PORTALES — Give the Eastern New Mexico University softball team credit for bouncing back. Abilene Christian rode a nine-run seventh inning to beat the Zias 17-8 the first game of their Lone Star Conference South Division doubleheader at Zia Softball Field. ENMU rallied behind five RBIs from freshman second baseman Rebecca Quinones and […]

Two Wildcats in Golden Spread games

CNJ Staff Two Clovis High seniors are playing this weekend in the Golden Spread All-Star Games. Guard Cody Thornsbury and center Michael Lewis are playing for the West All-Stars in tonight’s game against the North. The game is 7 p.m. (MDT) at the First United Bank Center in Canyon, Texas. The team will play in […]

CHS BASEBALL: Errors costly at Tascosa

CNJ staff AMARILLO — Tascosa took advantage of Clovis fielding miscues to score four first-inning runs Tuesday en route to a 7-2 victory over the Wildcats. The game, originally scheduled for Clovis, was moved to Amarillo because of unplayable conditions at Bell Park. Tascosa’s first-inning outburst put the Wildcats (6-3) in a hole from which […]