Cats survive scare in Carlsbad

CNJ staff CARLSBAD — It wasn’t pretty, but the Clovis High Wildcats will take it. The Cats struggled to pull away Tuesday night against the last-place team in District 4-5A, a Carlsbad squad they had beaten by 30 points two weeks earlier at home. But with the score tied, Clovis scored the first nine points […]

Anderson, Willis “Andy”

Willis Dean “Andy” Anderson Services:Have been held. Willis Dean “Andy” Anderson, 73, of Mesa, Ariz., died Monday, Feb. 2, 2004. He was born on Nov. 19, 1930, in Clovis. At the age of 15 he enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II. He served in Korea as a highly decorated Master Sergeant and […]

Cats take advantage of inside superiority

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Clovis junior Tizrick Phillips chipped in eight points and three assists. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. Dave Wagner As expected, the Clovis High boys basketball team got back on the winning track Tuesday night. Now the Wildcats have some time to prepare for rival Hobbs in next Tuesday’s key District 4-5A showdown at Rock Staubus […]

Quick start lifts Cats past Portales

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Clovis’ Justin Pinckney has the ball knocked from his hands as he grabs a rebound during the first half of Tuesday’s game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner Despite the difference in records, Clovis High’s boys weren’t about to take Portales for granted. Senior point guard Bud Willis scored 16 […]

Wildcats regain tourney title

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Clovis senior Dominique Easterlin is fouled during the first half of Wednesday’s championship game of the Milk Cow Classic. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner Guards Tizrick Phillips and Bud Willis each converted a pair of free throws in the final half-minute Wednesday night as the Clovis High Wildcats completed a comeback from […]

Clovis High point guards share passion for game

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By Rick White Playing point guard is as demanding as a boss having a bad day. They’re expected to handle the ball, be a coach on the floor, get teammates involved and score when needed. Being a vocal leader on and off the court and a go-between for the coach and the rest of the […]

Cats seek right mix

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Senior Mario Caswell gives the Clovis Wildcats a big body inside CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Rick White Now when Clovis coach J.D. Isler looks down the bench he sees answers instead of question marks. Bolstered by the addition of five players from the football team, Clovis takes on El Paso Parkland today in […]

Shorthanded Cats face Hereford

By Dave Wagner What you see tonight when the Clovis High boys open their basketball season against Hereford at Rock Staubus Gym won’t be what you see in a few weeks. Only eight Wildcats, including two moved up from the junior varsity, will dress for the 7:45 p.m. game against the Whitefaces. Third-year coach J.D. […]

Cats thinking third — or better

Dave Wagner La Cueva and host Gallup may be out of the range of the Clovis High boys cross country team in Saturday’s Class 5A state meet in Gallup, but coach Brian Stacy thinks the Wildcats have a good shot at beating everyone else. Stacy has penciled everything out, and believes all the Cats need […]

Clovis anxious to run at home

Rick White Bronchitis or not, junior Megan Willis isn’t about to miss Saturday’s Clovis Invitational cross country meet. “I’m going to be there no matter what because my team depends on me,” said Willis, who was held out of practice Thursday. “I might not get a top finish, but I can still help the team.” […]