CHS harriers open season at Borger

By Dave Wagner Brian Stacy takes over two distinctly different Clovis cross county teams. The boys team is senior-laden and experienced. The girls team is banking on youth. Stacy, who served as Mark Bussen’s assistant last season, is excited about both. “On paper, we have two phenomenal varsity teams,” he said. Senior Tyrell Northcutt, the […]

Mustangs hope to mount run for playoffs

By Eric Butler When Bovina takes the field Friday night against Texico, Wolverines coach Mike Prokop will see a familiar face across the field. From the time he was a quarterback at Clovis High in the mid-1970s — when Prokop was a Wildcats offensive lineman — through 16 years of serving as an assistant coach, […]

Penalty kick sparks NMMI’s 2nd-half surge

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NMMI’s Victor Rico and Eluid DeLeon battle for a loose ball during Tuesday’s match at Yucca. Photo by Eric Kluth By Rick White The New Mexico Military Institute Colts finished the match the same way they started it — undefeated and unscored upon. Lawrence Paustian scored two goals as NMMI beat the Clovis Wildcats 4-0 […]

Lady Cats beat Portales in volleyball opener

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Portales senior Kelly Parkey tries to hit through the double block of Tara Ray (left) and Monique Walker during Tuesday’s match at Rock Staubus Gym. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner For a while, it appeared the Portales Lady Rams had Clovis High on the ropes in second game of Tuesday night’s volleyball opener […]

Bronchos hoping to build on last year’s strong finish

By Eric Butler Just do the math and it’s easy to see which part of the season was better for the Grady volleyball team last year. The Bronchos finished with a respectable 12-10 overall record, but Grady excelled in District 4-1A — only losing one of its 10 regular season matches in the second half […]

Zias win in final tuneup

CNJ STAFF PORTALES — Freshman midfielder Anna Funck scored a hat trick Saturday as the first-year Eastern New Mexico University soccer program completed its preseason scrimmage schedule with a 3-0 victory over the Lubbock Ice Club team at the ENMU soccer field. The Zias, who finished the preseason with a 1-2 record, open the regular […]

Lady Buffs work under new coach

By Eric Butler When Melissa Ham became the new Melrose volleyball coach this year, the hiring brought with it a nickname. “Everybody called me mish-mash; some of them still call me mish — because they’ve known me that long,” says Ham, whose name was Melissa Misch when she graduated from Melrose in 1984. “Outside they […]

Buffs poised to make return to six-man playoffs

By Eric Butler MELROSE — Melrose hasn’t been in the six-man football postseason round since losing to Ramah in the 2000 semifinals. Given the fact that two teams from each district move into the playoffs, the Buffaloes have good reason to expect they’ll be one of them this year — especially when taking into account […]

Lady Rockets break away from CHS in second half

By Dave Wagner Roswell Goddard let some early scoring opportunities slip away and went into halftime leading Clovis High just 1-0 Saturday in the girls season opener for both teams at Yucca Soccer Complex. That changed in a span of about 10 minutes early in the second half when the Lady Rockets erupted for three […]

Cats slip past JV for fifth

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Clovis eighth-grader Scott Clark (left), playing for the Clovis High junior varsity, battles junior Matt Gembrecht of the varsity for possession of the ball during Saturday’s fifth-place match in the Clovis Invitational at Yucca Soccer Complex. CNJ STAFF Clovis High boys soccer coach Shaun Gill said prior to the start of the Wildcat Invitational at […]