CHS BOYS BASKETBALL: Cats blow out Artesia in tourney finals

CNJ staff ARTESIA — Whatever the Clovis High boys basketball team did in the first quarter against host Artesia on Saturday night, the Wildcats would certainly like to bottle it. Clovis hit 15-of-18 shots, including seven 3-pointers, in bolting to a 38-7 lead after one period and the Cats cruised to a 73-40 victory over […]

CHS BOYS BASKETBALL: Cats cruise into tourney semifinals

CNJ staff ARTESIA — Senior guard Cody Thornsbury hit five 3-pointers for 15 points and the Clovis High boys basketball team cruised into the finals of the Artesia Invitational on Friday with a 63-44 victory over Roswell Goddard. Junior guards Jaden Isler and Bryce Hill added 12 and 11 points, respectively, for the Wildcats (2-0), […]

Friday prep basketball scores

CNJ staff Boys Logan 58, Fort Sumner 53 Portales 40, Tucumcari 26 Artesia Invitational Consolation semifinals El Paso Jefferson 54, Deming 46 Lovington 58, Silver 35 Championship semifinals Clovis 63, Roswell Goddard 44 Artesia 59, Carlsbad 49 Farwell Invitational Consolation semifinals Clovis JV 56, Melrose 16 Bovina 55, Grady 49 Championship semifinals Friona 46, Vega […]

CHS BOYS BASKETBALL: Cats notch win over Jefferson

CNJ staff ARTESIA — The Clovis High boys have already avenged one of their losses from a year ago. Junior guard Jaden Isler led three Wildcats in double figures with 12 points and Clovis, playing its season opener, led virtually wire-to-wire Thursday in posting a 60-41 victory over El Paso Jefferson in the quarterfinals of […]

CHS BOYS BASKETBALL: Cats open today in Artesia tournament

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Clovis High boys basketball coach J.D. Isler watches as junior guard Chris Moreno try to defend against junior guard Jaden Isler during a drill in Wednesday’s practice at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer With most of its players fresh off the Class 5A football playoffs, the […]

CHS BOYS SOCCER: Cats blanked in regular-season finale

CNJ staff ARTESIA — Playoff hopes of the Clovis High boys soccer team took a hit on Saturday with a 1-0 loss at Artesia. Clovis (13-6-1) is hoping to grab for one of two at-large bid in the 12-team Class 5A state tournament. The New Mexico Activities Association seeding committee will pick two at-large teams […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Cats pumped for start of district

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Clovis High quarterback Jordan Mendoza drops back to throw a pass against Artesia during the Wildcats’ last game on Oct. 13 at Leon Williams Stadium. The Cats begin District 4-5A play tonight at home against Hobbs. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer In the entryway of the Clovis locker room, […]

CHS FOOTBALL: RB helps Bulldogs top Cats

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Artesia quarterback Landry Jones gets pressure from Clovis defensive tackle Michael Cohen on a pass play during Friday night’s game at Leon Williams Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High senior linebacker Cade Wheeler said the Wildcats knew about Artesia running back Jeremy Duran. Still, seeing is believing, […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Balanced Bulldogs bounce Cats

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Clovis High’s Michael Lewis sacks Artesia quarterback Landry Jones early in Friday’s matchup at Leon Williams Stadium. Jones passes for 218 yards and four touchdowns in Artesia’s 34-26 win. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis High defense was bracing for Artesia’s vaunted passing attack, led by junior quarterback […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Ends prepare for test

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Clovis High linebacker Cade Wheeler (26) and Derrick Phillips hit Cibola quarterback Jonathan Mader, forcing him to lose control of the ball during Saturday’s game in Albuquerque. Mader was able to recover the fumble. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Luke Masters is big. Not Notorious B.I.G. big, but big. […]

CHS VOLLEYBALL: Lady Cats sweep Artesia

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Clovis High’s Siobhan Flatow (2) jumps to block an attack by Artesia’s Tory Burnett during Tuesday’s volleyball clash at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer After dropping two straight matches on the road, the Clovis Lady Wildcats snapped their skid Tuesday night with a 25-16, 25-20, 25-17 […]

CHS GIRLS SOCCER: Lady Cats, Artesia play to scoreless tie

CNJ staff ARTESIA — The Clovis High girls soccer team came up empty on a couple of late scoring chances Tuesday and finished in a scoreless tie against Artesia. CHS (2-4-2) was turned away on two p.enalty kick opportunities and a crossing pass into the middle in the final two minutes of the second overtime, […]

CHS BOYS SOCCER: Cats romp past Artesia

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Clovis High’s Jayme Nauman (9) heads the ball over Artesia’s Quintin Navarrette during the Wildcats’ 7-2 victory over the Bulldogs on Tuesday at Yucca Soccer Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Clovis High senior Scott Elliott wasn’t going to let a little thing like an ankle injury slow him […]

Births

McGregor Audrey Morgan McGregor was born July 4, 2006, to Jason and Lori McGregor of Clovis at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces. She has one brother, Avery, age 3. Grandparents are Doug and Brenda McGregor of Clovis and Steve and Linda Connelly of Portales. Great-grandparents are Vilola McGregor, […]

ENMU receives broadcast grant

CNJ Staff Eastern New Mexico University has been awarded a $629,898 grant from the USDA to bring digital broadcasting to the rural areas of eastern New Mexico, according to a press release from Sen. Pete Domenici’s office. The grant will be used to construct digital and high definition television transmitters in Artesia, Fort Sumner, Ruidoso […]

CHS GIRLS SOCCER: Lady Cats manage tie with Artesia

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Clovis freshman Danielle Valdez (21) attempts to move the ball around Artesia junior Stacey Poe during Friday’s pool play match in the Clovis Invitational girls soccer tournament at Yucca Soccer Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) Freedom Newspapers Clovis High’s girls will have to wait until this morning to find out whether they’ll play for […]

Robinson, Shirley M.

Shirley Mae Robinson, 73, of Lake Arthur, died Monday, June 12, 2006, in Lake Arthur. She was born Nov. 20, 1932, in a farm house on the mesa near Floyd to James Walter Thomas and Eliza Jane (Davis) Thomas. On Nov. 22, 1952, she married Delbert R. Robinson in Houston. She was a secretary and […]

Wildcats 10th at Roswell

CNJ staff ROSWELL —Clovis senior Jordan Moore and Clovis Christian senior Mollie Peterson each finished fifth Tuesday in the Roswell Spring Invitational golf tournament. Moore shot a second-round 77 at Spring River Golf Course and finished nine strokes behind winner Michael Adams of Alamogordo. Tyler Fontenot shot Clovis’ best round of the day with a […]

Lady Cats split against Artesia

CNJ staff ARTESIA — The Clovis Lady Cats went into the second game of Tuesday’s doubleheader looking for a sweep. After the first inning, they were just trying to make it to the end. The Lady Cats shut out Artesia 4-0, then were mercy-ruled 12-2 in the second game. Rachelle Urban struck out four and […]

Priest, Roxanna

Roxanna Y. Priest, 44, of Artesia, died Wednesday, March 29, 2006, at her home. Born Oct. 28, 1961, in Clovis to Jake and Viola (Berry) Box, she married Layton Priest on June 21, 1980, in Elida. She moved to Artesia in 1993 from Roswell. She was a homemaker and a member of Trinity Temple Assembly […]