CHS girls state tournament notes

Sophomore Tori Quintana has hit big shots all season — and she did again in Wednesday’s 56-32 win over Gallup. After a nightmarish first half, Quintana hit 3-pointers to start the third and fourth quarters and finished the second half 3-for-3 from behind the arc. She missed all six of her shots in the first […]

CHS’ 1979 title team to be feted Saturday

By Dave Wagner Perhaps the best boys basketball team in the history of Clovis High School is scheduled to be honored at halftime of Saturday’s Class 5A state championship game at The Pit in Albuquerque. It’s the 25th anniversary of the 1979 Class 4A state title for the Wildcats, who ran up a 27-1 record […]

Lady Cats’ coach a pussycat

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Clovis High girls basketball coach Miles Watters talks to his team during a practice on Thursday as Los Lunas High School. The Lady Wildcats face Mayfield at 8:45 p.m. tonight in the Class 5A girls state championship game. Photo by Rick White By Rick White ALBUQUERQUE — His salt-and-pepper hair isn’t the only thing that […]

Buffs, Broncos bow out in 1A boys meet

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ALBUQUERQUE — Art Castro’s 21 points led Tatum to a 66-49 win over Melrose in the Class 1A boys quarterfinals Wednesday night. Tatum (24-8) advances to the semifinals Thursday against Springer (27-3). Tatum coach Curt Stephens said strong scoring kept his team strong throughout the game. ‘‘We really started pulling together after […]

State tournament scores, schedule

CNJ STAFF Wednesday GIRLS Class 3A Semifinals (At University Arena) Portales 56, Robertson 46 Socorro 59, Pojoaque 54 Class 4A Semifinals (At University Arena) Farmington 61, Roswell High 53 Kirtland Central 41, Silver 28 Class 5A Semifinals (At University Arena) Clovis 56, Gallup 32 Mayfield 53, Rio Rancho 52, 2 OT BOYS Class 1A Quarterfinals […]

Lady Rams look for repeat title in 3A

By Rick White ALBUQUERQUE — Kassandra Richards is determined to make the most of every second she has left in her prep basketball career. Forced to the bench by fouls early in the fourth quarter, the Portales senior had a hard time sitting and watching as Robertson made a determined run. She came out firing […]

Hope Christian thumps Texico in quarterfinals

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Texico junior Logan Brown looks to shoot as Hope Christian freshman Zach Spangler defends him in the third quarter of Wednesday’s Class 2A boys state quarterfinal game at Cibola High School in Albuquerque. Photo by Eric Kluth By Eric Butler ALBUQUERQUE — If the Texico boys basketball team derived any confidence from the fact that […]

Clovis faces Ravens in Rio Rancho tourney

CNJ STAFF ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis High baseball team left town a little early for this weekend’s Rio Rancho Invitational baseball tournament. Coach Shane Shallenberger and his squad practiced at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday so they could watch the CHS girls basketball team play in the Class 5A state semifinals at The Pit. The Lady Wildcats […]

Lady Cats send Gallup packing

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Clovis junior Melissa Roberts and Gallup’s Stephanie look to the official for a call after their first-half collision in Wednesday’s Class 5A girls state semifinal game at The Pit in Albuquerque. Jones was called for a foul. Photo by Eric Kluth By Rick White ALBUQUERQUE — As Gallup reached the bottom of the ramp leading […]

Lady Cats take pair of one-run wins at Roswell

CNJ STAFF ROSWELL — Senior catcher Alicia Odom hit a pair of inside-the-park home runs Tuesday night to rally the Clovis High softball team past Roswell High 3-2 for a sweep of their doubleheader. The Lady Wildcats (4-1) won the first game 8-7, scoring five runs in the top of the sixth to erase a […]