Cats beat Artesia 33-25, end four-game skid

Freedom New Mexico ARTESIA — Senior quarterback Tre Orozco rushed for two second-half touchdowns, including a 3-yard score on fourth down with five minutes left in the game as Clovis beat Artesia 33-25. Jonathan Johnson also ran for a pair of scores as Clovis (3-4) ended a four-game losing streak. Johnson scored on a 4-yard […]

Cats hold Artesia to season lows in 13-7 win

The Clovis Wildcats defended the Artesia Bulldogs, and defended their turf in the process. Clovis held visiting Artesia to a by-far season low on offense in a 13-7 victory Friday at Leon Williams Stadium. The Bulldogs (4-3) posted just 218 yards of offense, and were held 40 points below their average point total this season. […]

Artesia police investigating Portales grad’s homicide

Freedom New Mexico A former Portales woman is the victim of a homicide in Artesia. Police said Brandy Capps, 32, died at Artesia General Hospital Saturday of at least one gunshot wound. Capps is a 1996 graduate of Portales High School. Eddy County Sheriff Captain Jeff Zuniga said police have a suspect but have not […]

Local golf

Eastern New Mexico Senior Golf Association Tuesday Artesia Country Club First Flight Low gross: Lloyd Boatman, Carlsbad; Wiley Gilmore, Hobbs; 71 Low net: Mike Jackson, Roswell, 75; Marty Pattison, Roswell, 77, Mike Simons, Artesia, 78 Second Flight Low gross: Gary Anderson, Artesia, 72 Low net: Jerry Jarnagin, Carlsbad, 81; David Tawater, Carlsbad, 83; Manny Marquez, […]

March 9, 2008 Engagements

Boeshaar-ReedyWilliam and Patricia Boeshaar of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Josephine Boeshaar of Clovis to Richard Reedy of Artesia. He is the son of Dickie and Virginia Reedy of Artesia.The couple will exchange vows at 7 p.m. April 4, 2008, at First Church of the Nazarene.The reception will follow the […]

Feb. 1 – Littlejohn wants to play

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Lady Cat assistant coach Joshua Littlejohn’s son, Jude Littlejohn, wandered onto the court during half time. The fifteen-month-old boy wanted to play with the Artesia junior varsity girls who were practicing shots at the net.

Wildcat fans flood Bulldog Bowl

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CNJ Staff Photo: Rick White Clovis High Football Booster Club member Eric Boydston serves brisket to a Wildcat fan during a tailgate party before Friday’s nationally televised game in Artesia. Boydston’s son, Aaron, plays defensive end for the Wildcats. By Eric Butler: FNM correspondent ARTESIA — Custodians of the parking lot at Artesia’s Bulldog Bowl […]

Clovis fans gather around TVs

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte Kelley’s Bar and Grill was packed with Clovis football supporters Friday night. Kelley’s was one of two Clovis restaurants Friday night that played the Clovis-Artesia football game that aired on ESPNU. By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico The tables at Kelley’s Bar and Grill were filled Friday night with football […]

Oct. 9, 1949

Members of the American Business and 20-30 Clubs of Clovis toured the Clovis News-Journal plant in observance of National Newspaper Week. … A General Electric automatic mixer could be purchased at Shaw’s, 815 Main. … The Clovis Wildcats football team lost 40-7 against the Artesia Bulldogs. … And Gordon Smith, a business specialist, was born […]

Lady Cats drop pair in tourney

CNJ staff ARTESIA — The Clovis High girls lost matches to Carlsbad 6-0 and Roswell Goddard 6-1 on Saturday in the Artesia Invitational soccer tournament. Both teams pulled away late in the half against the Lady Wildcats (0-3), who lost in a shootout to Las Vegas Robertson in Friday’s first round. Christa Miller scored Clovis’ […]

CHS Notes: Wildcat football to air on ESPNU

By Dave Wagner: CNJ Sports Writer Clovis High’s Oct. 19 football game at Artesia is scheduled to be televised nationally as part of ESPN’s Old Spice High School Showcase. The 14-game schedule has 10 games on ESPNU (including the Clovis-Artesia tilt), one on ESPN and three on ESPN2. Although the latter two channels are available […]

Shallenberger encouraged by Cats

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Clovis High’s Emery Sierra forces Tascosa’s Cody Cross at second and throws to first to attetmpt to complete a double play. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent There’s a tried-and-true way of forgetting the problems of the season past. It’s called next season and, even though it won’t officially begin until […]

CHS SOFTBALL: Lady Cats take third at Artesia

CNJ staff ARTESIA — Sophomore third baseman Britteny Mascarenas compiled six hits in two games and helped the Clovis High softball team to a third-place finish in the Lady Dog Invitational on Saturday. Host Artesia did all its scoring in the first two innings to beat the Lady Wildcats 10-2 in a morning winners bracket […]

CHS BASEBALL: Bulldogs hand Cats two losses

CNJ staff ARTESIA — Clovis High baseball coach Shane Shallenberger knew the Wildcats were facing a quality opponent in unbeaten Artesia on Saturday. He just wishes his team hadn’t helped the Bulldogs so much. The Wildcats committed 11 errors in the doubleheader and that, combined with 10 hits for extra bases by Artesia, proved to […]

CHS SOFTBALL: Artesia defeats Lady Cats

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Artesia’s Morgan Sanders beats the tag of Clovis High pitcher Lynnae Logan and scores on a wild pitch during Tuesday’s game at Lady Wildcat Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Based on records, Tuesday’s Clovis High-Artesia softball game figured to be pretty competitive. The Lady Bulldogs wasted little time […]

Lady Cats romp past Artesia

CNJ staff ARTESIA — Senior Tori Northcutt and junior Ebony Bunton scored 16 points each and Clovis High’s girls cruised to a 62-35 victory over Artesia on Friday night in their final tune-up for District 4-5A play. The Lady Wildcats (13-5) face rival Hobbs at Rock Staubus Gym on Friday in their district opener. The […]

Cats cruise to easy win over Artesia

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Clovis High junior Bryce Hill drives to the basket during Friday night’s game against Artesia at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer The Clovis Wildcats put on an offensive exhibition in their last non-district game, defeating Artesia 94-70 Friday night at Rock Staubus Gym. Junior Bryce Hill […]

Clovis places at meet

CNJ staff ARTESIA — Clovis High’s girls finished second while the boys finished third on Thursday in the Artesia Invitational swimming meet, a makeup of Saturday’s snowout. Hobbs won both divisions in the five-school event, scoring 187 points to 144 for CHS in girls competition and 171 points to 132 for Carlsbad and 90 for […]

Clovis readies for Artesia

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Clovis High girls coach Miles Watters told Brittany Johnson a year ago it would take her a season to learn the team’s defensive system. She’s right on schedule. Watters typically pits the 5-foot-7 sophomore against the opponent’s top perimeter threat this season as the Lady Wildcats prepare for district […]

CHS BASKETBALL: Clovis home at last

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Clovis sophomore Antiesha Brown, left, goes against senior guard Britni Montague in practice Monday at the Rock Staubus Gym. Clovis coach Miles Watters said Amarillo has a strong inside-outisde game. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Coming off solid performances in three-day tournaments, Clovis hosts Amarillo in a boys-girls basketball […]