Clovis teams on a mission

By Dave Wagner The Clovis High boys golf team is on a mission — beat three-time defending Class 5A state champion La Cueva. Desert Lakes Golf Course in Alamogordo will be the site of this year’s 36-hole, two-day state meet. The Wildcats’ five players are slated to tee off between 8:30 and 9 a.m. today. […]

Clovis sweeps team titles

CNJ Staff ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High cruised to a sweep of team titles in the District 4-5A track meet Friday and Saturday at Wilson Stadium, and in the process qualified a few extra events for next week’s Class 5A state meet at Alamogordo. The CHS boys racked up 135 points to 92 for Carlsbad. New […]

Muleshoe girls finish eighth at state

CNJ Staff AUSTIN, Texas — Led by sophomore Jessica Withrow, the Muleshoe girls track team finished eighth in the Class 3A state meet on Friday and Saturday at the University of Texas. The Lady Mules scored 24 points. Team champion Celina finished with 45 points. Withrow accounted for 20 points in three individual events, including […]

Clovis falls to La Cueva

CNJ Staff ALBUQUERQUE — After relying on the long ball all season, La Cueva found another way to win Saturday’s Class 5A regional baseball game. La Cueva hit one home run, a two-run shot in the pivotal sixth inning, but mostly the top-ranked Bears relied on Clovis’ generosity in the field and on the mound […]

Gallegos qualifies for state

By Dave Wagner Patricia Gallegos was happy about qualifying for Class 5A state singles tennis competition, and at the same time she felt sadness. That’s what having to beat a teammate — and your doubles partner, no less — does to you in what amounts to a winner-take-all scenario. The Clovis High sophomore rallied from […]

Clark looks for big payoff

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By Dave Wagner Texico senior Christina Clark is hoping her experience at the Class 2A state track meet pays big dividends this weekend. After finishing first in shot put, second in discus and sixth in javelin last spring, she’s ready to improve on that showing in the two-day small-school state get-together beginning this morning at […]

Clovis faces tough contest

By Dave Wagner Shane Shallenberger concedes his Clovis High baseball team has its work cut out Saturday playing at top-ranked and unbeaten La Cueva in the regional round of the Class 5A baseball playoffs. But, he added, it isn’t that much different than playing anyone else at this point. “They’re definitely the team to beat,” […]

Greig among the chosen few

By Eric Butler Clovis High senior Will Greig may seem like some kind of bionic long-distance runner sometimes, especially when his training regimen is considered. But two days before the district track meet — his last chance to qualify for the state meet in an individual event — Greig was hurting. A sore back was […]

Tournament test of nerves

By Eric Butler There will be plenty of poker faces Friday during the seeding meeting prior to this weekend’s District 4-5A tennis tournament at the CHS tennis courts. Trying to find the best route to the state tournament for their players — and wary of what the other teams will do with knowledge of their […]

March trip leads to April playoffs

By Rick White The trip spanned eight days and nearly 2,000 miles. Losing made it seem even longer. Part adventure and part misadventure, the Clovis Wildcats suffered five of the nine losses this season during a March road trip that included a three-day tournament in Albuquerque and a four-game swing through Arizona. Clovis coach Shane […]