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 […]

Bovina coach has high hopes for state

By Dave Wagner BOVINA — Boys track coach Tony Epps thinks Bovina sophomore Edgar Ortiz has a chance to do something pretty special in this weekend’s Texas Class 1A state 3,200 at the University of Texas in Austin. Actually, just getting to this point is quite a feat — only eight 1A runners from around […]

Portales sweeps Clovis again

CNJ Staff Portales repeated its earlier sweep of Clovis High in tennis Monday, winning the boys match 9-0 and the girls dual 7-2 in a makeup of an earlier rainout at the CHS courts. Both Clovis teams ended their dual schedules with records of 2-5. “The kids definitely played better than last time,” CHS tennis […]

Pitcher delivers art

By Eric Butler Brian Cronk is a former minor league baseball player in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. But he’s also an artist — and we’re not talking about the walks he’s drawn on the diamond. Blank sheets of paper in Cronk’s hands often turn into sketches. Most are composites of already existing characters, but with […]

Reid, Chavez tie for title

CNJ Staff ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High sophomores Travis Reid and Guillermo Chavez tied for the individual championship and led the Wildcats to the boys team title Monday in District 4-5A golf at Los Altos Golf Course. Reid shot 38-34 — 72 and Chavez 35-37 — 72, one over par, as the Cats posted a four-man […]

Former CHS standouts playing at WT

By Dave Wagner All it took was a phone call to extend the college career of former Clovis High golf standout Jimmy Jameson. During his two years at New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs, Jameson rarely played in tournaments at one of the nation’s stronger junior college programs. But he knew he didn’t want to […]

Clovis to face La Cueva

CNJ Staff The Clovis Wildcats will travel to top-ranked La Cueva at noon on Saturday in one of four Class 5A regional baseball games scheduled for the day. Other pairings announced on Sunday by the New Mexico Activities Association include Mayfield at Valley at 1 p.m., Del Norte at Carlsbad at 3 p.m. and either […]

Eastern drubbed in tennis

Freedom Newspapers TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Northeastern State, ranked 14th in NCAA Division II, beat Eastern New Mexico University 5-0 Friday in semifinal round play of the Central Regional tennis tournament. The Lady Reds (21-3) were slated to meet Drury on Saturday for the right to advance to national competition next week at Altamonte Springs, Fla. […]