Cats make history at state finals

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Clovis High swim coach Vince de Maio said that the last day of the New Mexico Swimming & Diving State Championships on Saturday was the first day of the 2007-08 season. If that’s true, then the Wildcats are off to a decent start. On a team dominated by underclassmen, one […]

Friday Farwell Invitational capsules

CNJ staff Boys * Texico (5-1) led 17-14 after one quarter, but dominated host Farwell (3-7) the rest of the way to advance to tonight’s championship game. Sophomore Jordan Broome scored 19 points and freshman Seth Bailey added 13 to lead a balanced Wolverines attack, while the Steers’ top scorer was junior Ross McClaran with […]

Friday prep basketball scores

CNJ staff Boys Logan 58, Fort Sumner 53 Portales 40, Tucumcari 26 Artesia Invitational Consolation semifinals El Paso Jefferson 54, Deming 46 Lovington 58, Silver 35 Championship semifinals Clovis 63, Roswell Goddard 44 Artesia 59, Carlsbad 49 Farwell Invitational Consolation semifinals Clovis JV 56, Melrose 16 Bovina 55, Grady 49 Championship semifinals Friona 46, Vega […]

Clovis swimmers head into final day

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis swim team got what it wanted in the Friday preliminary round at the state meet. Namely, that goal was to have a majority of its entrants still swimming on the final day. Thanks to some solid performances in the pool, only one relay team (the 400-yard […]

Pyeatt ninth at state for Clovis swimmers

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — In a way, the sight of a Clovis Wildcat cap bobbing in and out of the water while ahead of the rest of the field was a dream come true Saturday for Lady Wildcats’ swimming coach Vincent DeMaio. While it is true that the victory of Clovis junior […]

Lady Cats lose in consolation finals

By Eric Butler RIO RANCHO — A troubled start on Saturday put Clovis in an early hole against Anthony Gadsden. And though the Lady Wildcats rallied to tie the Panthers, Gadsden held on for a 5-4 win. The loss kept Clovis (9-5) from grabbing the consolation championship trophy in the 16-team Kristin Griego Memorial softball […]

Friday area prep basketball scores

CNJ STAFF All Times MST Boys Fort Sumner 49, Grady 42 Capital City Invitational At Santa Fe Consolation semifinals Taos 57, Pojoaque 51 Pueblo South 69, St. Michael’s 33 Championship semifinals Santa Fe 76, Los Lunas 56 La Cueva 59, Clovis 47 Saturday’s games 7th place — Pojoaque vs. St. Michael’s, 1:30 p.m. 5th place […]