Lady Cats endure Mustang comeback attempt

CNJ STAFF LUBBOCK — Less than a week after the blowing a lead that cost them a 36-game win streak, the Lady Cats almost let a big lead slip away again. Lubbock Coronado cut a 33-17 halftime lead to three points before the Lady Wildcats regained control en route to 81-58 win. “They really battled […]

Lady Cats coast to win

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Clovis’ Brittany Blackmon looks as the ball travels out of the reach of Moriarty’s Lomeli Carpio during the first half of Tuesday’s game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Clovis defeated Moriarty 54-35. Blackmon finished the game with 24 By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer After Brittany Blackmon single-handily outscored his team in the first half, Moriarty […]

Lady Cats drub cold-shooting Portales

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Portales sophomore Bethany Self tries to dribble out of a double-team from Clovis seniors Brittany Blackmon (22) and Aimee Hilburn in the second quarter of Friday’s game. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Although both of the respective head coaches might disagree, Friday night saw 5A Clovis as 19 points […]

Lady Cats roll past Goddard in opener

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Clovis’ Tori Quintana drives the baseline during the second half of Tuesday’s season opener against Roswell Goddard at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer If Brittany Blackmon was nervous Tuesday night, her numbers certainly belied it. The Clovis High senior post scored 22 points on 10-of-13 shooting, […]

Lady Cats shorthanded heading into state match

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Two major speed bumps have risen in front of the Clovis Lady Wildcats volleyball team in their bid to reach Albuquerque. Senior outside hitter Aimee Hilburn sprained an ankle at practice this week and senior middle-hitter Brittany Blackmon was suspended from school Friday after an altercation, Clovis coach Darrel […]

Lady Cats survive Hobbs in district opener

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Clovis’ Aimee Hilburn spikes the ball past Hobbs’ Lizzette Paz during the third game of Thursday’s District 4-5A match at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer With their main rivals across the net and the District 4-5A volleyball opener at hand, the Clovis High Lady Wildcats were […]

Lady Cats buoyed by Hilburn, Blackmon

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Clovis High outside hitter Aimee Hilburn has returned to the Lady Wildcats volleyball team this year after skipping her junior season to concentrate on basketball. (CNJ staff photo: Andrew Chavez) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High’s Aimee Hilburn decided to skip her junior year in volleyball to concentrate on the basketball season. Brittany […]

Lady Wildcat combo picked first team all-state Class 5A

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Clovis junior post Brittany Blackmon was selected first team all-state Class 5A by the Associated Press along with teammate Aimee Hilburn. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) Staff and wire reports STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis junior Brittany Blackmon hit over 70 percent of her shots this season, a stat sure to get the […]

High jumpers leading way for Lady Wildcats

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer In Darrel Ray’s 26 years of coaching track, he’s never seen a group of jumpers with the potential to reach so high. Junior Brittany Blackmon and freshmen Ebony Bunton and Jasmine McDonald have already qualified for the state meet in May in the high jump, while sophomore Mahalia Molett […]

Clovis reaches title game

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Clovis’ Aimee Hilburn rips the ball from Rio Rancho’s Kiah Rotunno during the second half of a Class 5A semifinal game Thursday at The Pit in Albuquerque. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — It’s not often at any level of basketball that you get two unbeaten teams battling for a […]