Woman sentenced for armed robbery, battery

CNJ staff A Clovis woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for armed robbery and aggravated battery. Ebony Bunton, 20, will be required to complete four years of probation following her prison term, undergo anger management and drug screening and make restitution to the victims, according to District Attorney Matt Chandler. The charges […]

CHS TRACK: Lady Cats tie for team title at Hereford

CNJ staff HEREFORD — Ebony Bunton got off to a flying start in track this weekend. In her first meet after helping Clovis High’s girls reach the Class 5A state finals in basketball, Bunton took first in high jump and long jump and finished second in triple jump as the Lady Wildcats earned a share […]

Hot start propels Lady Cats

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Clovis High’s Mariah Sena drives to the basket past Manzano defender Adriana Saiz, left, in the round of 16 at Rock Staubus Gym on Friday night. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High’s girls wasted no time Friday in locking up the program’s fourth consecutive trip for Class 5A […]

CHS GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Cats begin 5A state bid

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Senior guard Tori Northcutt, right, and the Clovis High Lady Wildcats hope to make a deep run in the Class 5A state tournament. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Like most coaches, Miles Watters is skeptical when he faces a team with an unimposing record. That’s certainly the case tonight […]

Lady Cats capture 4-5A title

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Members of the Clovis High girls basketball team celebrate after defeating Hobbs 48-46 in the District 4-5A District tournament finals on Saturday at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent The visiting Hobbs Lady Eagles may have had the edge in offensive consistency, but Clovis that had the spurtability […]

Lady Cats rally, beat Hobbs

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Clovis High junior Ebony Bunton tries to avoid defensive pressure from Hobbs’ Stacey Sigala during the Lady Cats late 52-48 victory (Hobbs News-Sun: Timothy Rios) CNJ staff HOBBS — The Clovis High girls are the District 4-5A regular-season champions again, but it didn’t come without a struggle. Junior guard Ebony Bunton scored a career-best 28 […]

Lady Cats romp past Artesia

CNJ staff ARTESIA — Senior Tori Northcutt and junior Ebony Bunton scored 16 points each and Clovis High’s girls cruised to a 62-35 victory over Artesia on Friday night in their final tune-up for District 4-5A play. The Lady Wildcats (13-5) face rival Hobbs at Rock Staubus Gym on Friday in their district opener. The […]

CHS GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Cats rally to beat Roswell High

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Clovis High’s Ebony Bunton pulls down a rebound over Roswell High defenders Kimberly Ingram, left, and Brittany Thompson during Saturday’s game in the Milk Madness Classic at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Struggling for offense most of the night, it was left to junior guard Ebony […]

Sluggish start hurts Lady Cats

CNJ staff LAS CRUCES — The first half was a case of extremes. Mayfield’s Madison Spence was red hot, and the Clovis Lady Wildcats ice cold. Spence scored 21 of her game-high 31 points in the first half, and Mayfield held on for a 59-46 win Tuesday over the Lady Wildcats. Tori Northcutt led Clovis […]

PLATEAU HOLIDAY CLASSIC: Champs again

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La Cueva’s Laura Burnett, left, attempts to steal the ball from Clovis High’s Antiesha Brown. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer A day after giving him his 500th career coaching win, the Clovis Lady Wildcats gave coach Miles Watters another reason to celebrate. Junior Ebony Bunton scored a game-high 23 […]

CHS GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Cats give Watters 500th win

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Clovis girls coach Miles Watters shouts instructions to his team during Friday’s Plateau Holiday Classic semifinal game against Alamogordo at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis High girls relied on defense Friday night to snap out of a sluggish start. Trailing for much of the […]

Lady Tigers down Clovis

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Clovis freshmen center Antiesha Brown hustles for a loose ball as Aztec senior guard Charity Gillespie reaches for it at Rock Staubus Gym on Friday night. (Freedom Newspapers: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer What started as a scorer’s duel in the first half came down to defense and free throws as the […]

Lady Cats first-day leaders

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Sophomore Lauren McDaniel helped Clovis win its heat and qualify for the finals in the 800-meter relay Friday at the University of New Mexico. (Staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) Freedom Newpapers ALBUQUERQUE —The Clovis Lady Wildcats are positioned to win their first state track title in seven years. Led by sophomore Ebony Bunton’s win in the […]

Lady Cats take first in Wildcat Relays

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Clovis sophomore Ebony Bunton clears the bar during the high jump Thursday at the Wildcat Relays. Bunton won the event, clearing 5 feet, 5 inches. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer There was no tripping up Kim Perkins this time. Perkins, who fell in the 100- and 300-meter hurdles Monday […]

Lady Cats win first meet of season

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — On a cold, windy, “miserable” day, the Clovis girls won the Plainview Invitational on Friday and the boys took fourth. In her first meet of the season, sophomore Ebony Bunton took first and qualified for state in high jump by going 5-foot-4. Also, Bunton and senior Vanessa O’Neal put up […]

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 blast Aztec

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Clovis High’s Tori Northcutt releases the ball over Aztec’s Rayla Doty during the first half of Friday’s game in the State Farm Classic at Rock Staubus Gymnasium(CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer For the second-straight outing, the Clovis Lady Wildcats played a near-perfect first half. The Lady Cats jumped ahead […]

Lady Cats show off depth in opener

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Clovis senior Aimee Hilburn struggles past Amber Glasrud of Eldorado during the second half of Wednesday’s Plateau Holiday Classic game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. (CNJ staff photo: Andrew Chavez) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer It didn’t take long for Ebony Bunton and Vanessa O’Neal to make an impact. Playing for the first time this […]

Clovis High pair sign with Midland College

CNJ staff MIDLAND, Texas — Midland College men’s basketball coach Grant McCasland announced that Clovis High School graduates Tigg Bunton and Dominique Easterlin have signed national letters of intent with the junior college program for the 2005-06 school year. The 6-foot-8 Bunton and the 6-4 Easterlin helped lead the Wildcats to a 22-6 record as […]

Bunton named MVP of Texas tournament

CNJ staff AMARILLO — Clovis High senior Tigg Bunton nabbed the MVP award in the Golden Spread all-star basketball tournament Saturday at the West Texas A&M Event Center. Bunton scored 26 points in the championship game as the West All-Stars topped the North squad 92-77. In the semifinal game on Friday, Bunton scored 28 points […]