La Cueva stuns Clovis in final seconds

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — A fluke play helped end Clovis High’s season on Wednesday in the Wildcats’ first trip to The Pit since playing for the Class 5A boys state title in 2001. A wild final minute — and a freak turnover when the Cats were trying to get a timeout […]

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 […]

Players can help coach achieve “Miles-stone”

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Clovis High School girls basketball coach Miles Watters runs drills with the Lady Wildcats Wednesday afternoon in preparation for the upcoming Plateau Wireless Holiday Classic that starts today at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High’s girls basketball coach is closing in on another “Miles-stone.” Less […]

CHS CROSS COUNTRY: Lady Cats second at La Cueva

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Sophomore Caitlin Waters led a 1-3-4 Clovis High finish as the Lady Wildcats used a strong overall effort to place second behind top-ranked Rio Rancho in Saturday’s La Cueva Invitational cross country meet. Waters posted a winning time of 21 minutes, 56 seconds over three miles for the Lady Cats, who […]

CHS football: Cats jump on Bears’ mistakes

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Clovis High’s Cade Wheeler catches a pass on a fake field goal, giving the Wildcats a first down at the La Cueva 2, during Friday’s game at Leon Williams Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer During the first half of Friday’s clash against La Cueva at Leon Williams Stadium, […]

Mead helps Cats cage Bears

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Clovis High running back Brian Mead runs through the tackle of La Cueva’s Richard Bohlken during the third quater of Friday’s game at Leon Williams Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer After going scoreless in the first half, the Clovis Wildcats exploded in the final two periods en route […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Cats gear up for La Cueva

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Clovis junior running back Manuel Robles will be a key factor tonight against La Cueva. (CNJ correspondent: Nick Layman) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Clovis High senior linemen Brenton Hartel and Brandon Ayres feel they’re up for the challenge of facing a massive La Cueva line that includes a pair of Division I signees. […]

Clovis boys, girls make state tournament

CNJ staff Boys Class 5A tournament May 5-6 Times and locations TBA First round (seeds in parentheses) (16) Highland at (1) Carlsbad (9) Rio Grande) at (8) Alamogordo (12) Valley at (5) Eldorado (13) Clovis at (4) Cibola (14 West Mesa at (3) La Cueva (11) Onate at (6) Hobbs (10) Mayfield at (7) Rio […]

Lady Cats roll in second half

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Clovis senior Brittany Blackmon is surrounded by three La Cueva defenders. Blackmon finished with a game-high 18 points. (Staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis coach Miles Watters preached to his starters the importance of staying out of early fouls trouble at the state tournament. He’s likely not done […]

La Cueva seeks to play spoiler to Lady Cats

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Vanessa O’Neal is one of fove Clovis seniors who hoped to win back-to-back Class 5A state titles. (Staff photo: Rick White) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent The way La Cueva coach Greg Berger looks at it, there’s no way to completely shut down the top-ranked Clovis Lady Wildcats. But he has a theory that might […]