Lady Cat sophomore post relentless

By Rick White Subtlety was not part of Brittany Blackmon’s game or her words. “I think I worked hard for it and I think I deserve it,” said Blackmon, clutching the most valuable player award plaque for helping host Clovis win the Plateau Holiday Classic basketball tournament. Her unique combination of physical tools and relentless […]

Lady Cats roll into tourney finals

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Clovis sophomore Jessica Russell looks to release the ball over St. Michael’s Kourtney Sexauer during the first quarter of Tuesday’s semifinal game in the Plateau Holiday Classic at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Rick White If Clovis isn’t careful it might have trouble finding enough teams to play in next year’s […]

Lady Cats rev up fast break

CNJ staff PAMPA — Brittany Blackmon and Aimee Hilburn took turns dominating the game as the well-rested Clovis Wildcats beat Pampa, Texas, 51-34 on Saturday in their final game before the Christmas break. Blackmon, a 5-foot-10-inch sophomore, scored all of her game-high 17 points in the first half and Hilburn (16 points), a 5-11 sophomore, […]

Lady Cats ride young guns past Portales

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Clovis’ Aimee Hilburn battles a Portales defender for a loose ball during the second half of Saturday’s game in Portales. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Kevin Wilson Youth edged out experience Saturday at Portales, as Clovis won the first battle in what could be a season-long war. Sophomore Aimee Hilburn had a game-high 22 […]

Sophomores settle in for Lady Cats

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Jessica Russell slips past Roxanne Luera for layup last week during Clovis’ practice. Russell is one of four sophomores playing a prominent role for the Lady Wildcats. CNJ staff photo by Eric Kluth. Rick White It took a while for sophomores Tori Quintana and Brittany Blackmon to find their comfort zone in last week’s season-opener. […]

NBA star Wildcats backer

By Eric Butler The difference between winning and losing can sometimes come down to one key player. The chance to play, though, can sometimes hinge on a crucial benefactor — and the Clovis Wildcats 14 & under team has one in Ray Allen of the Seattle Supersonics. After winning the 17 & under AAU state […]