Pair of Robles fourth-quarter TDs keep Curry Cats unbetean

Freedom New Mexico CNJ STAFF Manuel Robles scored a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns, and the Curry County Cats escaped a halftime deficit to defeat the New Mexico Black Hawks 13-6 Sunday in Los Lunas. With the win, the Cats (3-0) are now the only perfect team in the New Mexico Premier League. The Black Hawks […]

Curry County Cats pull away in second half

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Las Cruces defensive back Leslie Adams lifts Curry County Cats running back Raymond Chisum on his tackle in the second quarter of Saturday’s New Mexico Premier League game at Leon Williams Stadium. By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Josh Bryan thought he’d had enough of football when he went to […]

Curry County Cats take opener

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Curry County Cats kick returner Jacob Jones steps out of bounds after slipping past New Mexico Crush defender Raul Anaya during the first quarter of Saturday’s game at Leon Williams Stadium. CNJ staff The biggest play for the Curry County Cats might have been the opposition’s extra-point conversion. Cade Wheeler, […]

ENMU adds Cats’ Hill to fold

CNJ staff PORTALES— Clovis High quarterback Jordan Hill has signed a national letter of intent to play football next season at Eastern New Mexico University. Hill became the 25th signee for the Greyhounds in two days, and the seventh quarterback. As a senior, he garnered second-team Class 5A all-state honors as a defensive back for […]

Curry County Cats set to begin first season

Dave Wagner Clovis is getting ready for football in February. The first-year Curry County Cats, members of the semipro New Mexico Premier Football League, are slated to open an eight-game season on Feb. 19 against the Albuquerque Crush, the defending league champions. Mike Muscato, Mike Thomas and Julian Rubio III, all Clovis High alumni, have […]

Semi-pro football tryout draws 74

CNJ staff A tryout for the inaugural Curry County Cats was above expectations, the team’s general manager said. Mike Muscato said 74 hopefuls came to Leon Williams Stadium Sunday morning to take their shot at a spot on the roster for the semipro team, which is gearing up to play February 2011 in the New […]

Cats hold Artesia to season lows in 13-7 win

The Clovis Wildcats defended the Artesia Bulldogs, and defended their turf in the process. Clovis held visiting Artesia to a by-far season low on offense in a 13-7 victory Friday at Leon Williams Stadium. The Bulldogs (4-3) posted just 218 yards of offense, and were held 40 points below their average point total this season. […]

Those without frozen cats shouldn’t judge

By Grant McGee: CNJ Columnist One of the goldfish in the pond died the other day. It was a big ol’ fella; homegrown, born and raised in the backyard pond. I didn’t name it or anything, I just know it was born about five years ago. “I have a dead fish back here,” I announced […]

Ticket feature: Alley Cats stopping in Clovis

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Courtesy photo The Alley Cats’ album, “Cruisin’” won a Contemporary A Capella Recording Award for Best Doo-Wop Song with Tears on My Pillow. Freedom New Mexico The Alley Cats will be performing favorites from the fifties and sixties during their stop in Clovis Saturday. The Alley Cats are part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts […]

Cats end two-game skid

Quran Wiggins rushed for 154 yards and three touchdowns and Raymond Beachum added 131 yards on the ground as Clovis beat Goddard 31-14 on Friday to end a two-game losing streak. Wiggins scored on a 70-yard run on the first play from scrimmage and Jordan Hill tossed a 4-yard scoring pass to Emory Sierra to […]

Fair’s pet performance draws crowd

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Jo Schrepfer holds out her arms to catch a trained cat during the Pets Overboard pirate show Thursday night at the fair. She said the animal performers were all rescued from animal shelters. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Children giggled and clapped as Comet climbed a ladder and began […]

Officials concerned about funding for euthanasia switch

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Dennis Weist with the Clovis Animal Shelter offers a pitbull a bowl of food during feeding time Wednesday at the shelter. The state Senate has approved a bill that would eliminate the use of the gas chamber to euthanize stray dogs and cats. The Clovis An By Sharna Johnson Clovis […]

HB 265, elimination of the gas chamber for euthanasia of stray cats and dogs, passes Senate by 38 to 0 vote

Today, HB 265, Elimination of the Gas Chamber for Euthanasia of Stray Cats and Dogs, passed the Senate by a 38 to 0 vote.

Task force postponing CATS study

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer

Alley Cats to perform holiday music

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Courtesy photo The Alley Cats, a doo-wop group, will perform a holiday concert Wednesday in Clovis. Freedom New Mexico Doo-wop group The Alley Cats will perform in Clovis on Wednesday at Marshall Auditorium in a holiday performance for the family. The show will feature classic holiday songs and melodies. The Alley Cats have shared the […]

Officials avoiding ‘black’ Friday

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis animal control officials do not allow the adoption of black cats near Halloween to prevent abuse. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Black cats in Clovis get a holiday too. Animal Control Supervisor Louisa Maestas said black cats are not available for adoption until Monday, after Halloween has passed. […]

Cats beat Cibola 21-14

Freedom New Mexico ALBUQUERQUE — Stefan Mills rushed for 89 yards and two touchdowns as Clovis beat Cibola 21-14 on Friday in a non-district game at Milne Stadium. Mills’ 1-yard run midway through the third quarter snapped at 14-14 halftime tie and turned out to be the game winner Cibola (3-4) tied the game just […]

Cats scrimmage at Los Lunas

CNJ staff LOS LUNAS — The Clovis High boys soccer team scrimmaged three opponents on Saturday, losing to Ruidoso 2-1, Los Lunas 2-1 and Belen 3-1. Despite that, first-year coach Greg Trujillo said his squad showed some good signs. “The games were good,” he said. “We outplayed the first two teams, but lost both in […]

Defending runnerup Cats look to fill holes

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer When practice begins Monday for the Clovis High football team, the Wildcats will have a lot of positions to fill. Only a handful of starters return for the Cats, defending Class 5A state runnersup, on both sides of the ball. Still, assistant coach Darren Kelley says there is potential […]

Turf replacement on schedule

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jonathan Sullivan, left, Courtland Luscombe, middle, and Casey Crist, back, all of Texico, dig out a drainage line Thursday at Leon Williams Stadium. Sullivan’s uncle owns Stephen’s Construction and recruited his friends for a summer job. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Cats’ new carpet is on its way. […]