Blackmon to play at LCU

CNJ staff LUBBOCK — Former Clovis High standout Brittany Blackmon has signed to continue her basketball career next season at Lubbock Christian University. Blackmon, who helped the Lady Wildcats to a 30-0 record and the Class 5A state championship in 2005, played the past two sesons at South Plains College in Levelland, Texas, earning Women’s […]

Blackmon earns MVP honors

CNJ staff Former Clovis High standout Brittany Blackmon closed out her two-year career at South Plains College in Levelland, Texas, by earning most valuable player honors for the 2007-08 Western Junior College Athletic Conference basketball season. Blackmon, who helped Clovis High to a 30-0 record and the Class 5A girls state championship in 2005, averaged […]

COLLEGE UPDATE: Blackmon off to good start at South Plains

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Former Clovis High standout Brittany Blackmon thought the transition from high school to South Plains College would be difficult, both academically and athletically. Blackmon’s initial feeling was wrong. Second-year Lady Texans coach Michelle Wyatt said the 5-foot-10 Blackmon has provided the Levelland, Texas-based junior college team with quality minutes, […]

Lady Cats’ Blackmon signs with South Plains

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Clovis High’s Brittany Blackmon, shown in a District 4-5A game against Carlsbad last season, has signed to play college basketball at South Plains College in Levelland, Texas. (CNJ file photo) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Just as one local product makes her way to South Plains Junior College in the fall, another will come back […]

Lady Cats roll in second half

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Clovis senior Brittany Blackmon is surrounded by three La Cueva defenders. Blackmon finished with a game-high 18 points. (Staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis coach Miles Watters preached to his starters the importance of staying out of early fouls trouble at the state tournament. He’s likely not done […]

Lady Cats easily advance in seniors’ final home game

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Clovis senior Vanessa O’Neal (4) snares a first-half rebound. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Had it been a closer game, elimination contest as it was, perhaps the five seniors on the Clovis girls basketball team would not have had so much time to reflect about their last game at Rock […]

Last time at Rock for CHS seniors

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Jessica Russell is one of five Clovis seniors who will play their last home tonight when the top-ranked lady Wildcats host Santa Fe in a first-round state playoff game. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Rick White: CNJ managing editor A trio of names synonymous with Clovis High girls basketball in recent years— Brittany Blackmon, Aimee […]

Lady Cats pull away in second half to beat Roswell High

CNJ staff ROSWELL — Once the Clovis High Lady Wildcats backed off a little bit, they took over the game. Limiting Roswell High to just 10 field goals for the game, Clovis pulled away during a strong third-quarter run and beat the Lady Coyotes 59-38 on Friday night, stretching their winning streakto 11 games. The […]

Lady Cats notch win in duel of champions

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Clovis senior Brittany Blackmon goes up against Canyon’s Mandi Whitecotton during Monday’s clash at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andrew Chavez) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Trailing by two points in the closing seconds, it was pretty evident that Canyon wanted Clovis High’s Jessica Russell at the free throw line. Lady Wildcats coach […]

Lady Cats set for date with Canyon

CNJ staff Miles Watters believes one of the biggest wins during the 2004-05 season for his Clovis High girls basketball team was a 48-38 victory at perennial class 3A Texas power Canyon. The teams hook up again Monday night in a 7 p.m. start at Rock Staubus Gym. “That was a huge win for us,” […]