Clovis track squads finish second at Wildcat Relays

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Clovis junior Shelby Jones won girls javelin competion in Thursday’s Clovis Relays track meet at Leon Williams Stadium with a throw of 126 feet, 2 1/2 inches.

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com Clovis High junior Kaine Bender isn’t quite to his goal yet, but he’s getting close. Bender cleared 13 feet in pole vault during Thursday’s Wildcat Relays at Leon Williams Stadium, finishing second to Till Lorenz of Silver and losing out on misses. “Fourteen feet was my goal,” Bender said. […]

Portales ends Texico’s perfect start at 13

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Texico baserunner Jarron Hill escapes the tag attempt from Portales catcher Matt Martinez during a first-inning rundown Thursday at Ram Field. The run was the first of three in the inning for the visiting Wolverines, but Portales went on to claim a 14-4 win.

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com In two different sports this season, the Texico boys have brought a perfect record to Portales. Both times, they made the 30-minute trip home with a loss in hand. This time, it was on the baseball diamond as the Rams recovered from an early 3-0 hole and blew past […]

King resigns as Clovis High basketball coach

By Kevin Wilson STaff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com Matt King ended up making a team decision, with the team being his family. After three years at the helm, King is leaving as boys basketball coach at Clovis High for the same position at Sandra Day O’Connor High in northern Phoenix. King, who also coached one season in […]

Zias, Mustangs pull split

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USW sophomore Brittany Martinez gets back safety to third base in the top of the seventh inning, while ENMU junior Elizabeth Velasquez awaits the throw from home during the first game of Wednesday’s doubleheader at Zia Field. The visiting Mustangs took the opener 4-2, but the Zias won the nightcap 9-1.

Staff report Kyra Sirag and Eastern New Mexico put their rally caps on in the fifth inning and never looked back. The host Zias scored six times in the inning, all with two outs, and went on to a 9-1 rout of University of the Southwest to pull a split in their doubleheader Wednesday afternoon […]

N.M. fishing report — April 17

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Charette Lakes: Trout fishing was sporadic but […]

CHS teams solid heading into Relays

By Kevin Wilson STAFF WRITER kwilson@cnjonline.com Both Clovis track teams wouldn’t complain about qualifying a few more athletes at today’s Wildcat Relays, but they actually feel pretty good about where they stand so far. Clovis and 10 other teams will meet today at Clovis High School for the annual gathering of some of Class 5A’s […]

Area prep track summary — April 15

Texico Invitational BOYS Team standings: 1. Texico 138 1/2; 2. Clovis freshmen 92; 3. Tucumcari 81 1/2; 4. Fort Sumner 68; 5. Gateway Christian 27; 6. Dora 12; 7. Clovis Christian 7; 8. (tie) House and Texico JV 2. Area results Field events Javelin: 1. Giannini, Fort Sumner 15-00; 2. Naceanceno, Texico 138-0; 3. Hisel, […]

Cats fall short of goal in Leroy Gooch meet

Staff report RUIDOSO — Clovis High’s boys finished well in the team standings in the two-day Leroy Gooch Invitational, ending on Tuesday, but the Wildcats didn’t accomplish their real goal. Senior Jake Adkins shot 39-38 — 77 on Tuesday to punch his ticket to next month’s state Class 5A golf tournament, and the Wildcats finished […]

Lady Cats fall twice at Hobbs

Staff report HOBBS — Clovis High’s softball team competed well but got off to a rocky start in District 4-5A play on Tuesday. Hobbs’ K’lee Kent pitched a three-hitter and doubled hin a run as the Lady Eagles won the opener 2-0. Hobbs (13-6) then rallied from a 3-1, sixth-inning deficit to take the nightcap […]

Area prep baseball linescore — April 15

District 3-1A Melrose 9, Floyd 4 Floyd    020  002  0 — 4    8    2 Melrose    004  410  x — 9    11    1 Jose Torres, W.T. Whitecotton (4) and Wyatt Chandler; Wyatt Williams and Gage Dietz. W — Williams. L — Torres. Top hitters — Floyd: Henry Charley 2-3, 2-run HR, 2 runsx; Whitecotton 1-3, 2B. […]