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 […]