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. […]