Nov. 6, 1953

A 425-pound safe belonging to Dr. Michele DeMaio was discovered in a plowed field northeast of Clovis, with $300 in cash missing. … A three-room house at 718 Wallace could be rented for $40 a month. … Boyd’s Brake and Clutch Shop announced a temporary closure so its employees could attend a Hydrovac and power […]

CHS girls third in district meet

CNJ staff SANTE FE — In their final outing before the state championships, Clovis High teams competed well in district swimming championships Saturday morning at Santa Fe High, with the girls placing third and the boys finishing sixth. Characterized as a fast-paced meet by Clovis coach Vincent DeMaio, each of the 14 boys and girls […]

Clovis squads finish third at St. Michael’s

CNJ staff SANTA FE — Clovis High’s swimming teams finished third in the seven-school St. Michael’s Invitational on Saturday. The host school swept both team titles, finishing with 181 points in boys competition to 103 for Santa Fe Prep and 86 for the Wildcats. On the girls side, St. Mike’s tallied 169 points, followed by […]

CHS SWIMMING: Lady Cats roll to team title in triangular

CNJ staff TAOS — The Clovis High girls swimming team piled up 469 points to capture first place in a triangular swimming meet on Saturday. Taos won the boys division of the meet with 272 points, just two more than the Wildcats. Monte del Sol was the third team in the meet. “We swam very […]

CHS swimmers sweep titles at Valley

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis High boys and girls swimming teams finished first in the Valley Invitational Saturday, winning the girls 200 meter relay, and the 200, 100 and 50-meter freestyles. For the boys, junior Miles Ware won the 200-meter individual medley with a time of 2 minutes, 13.22 seconds while Nicholas DeMaio won […]

Swimmers hard work paying off

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Clovis High junior Amber Espinoza prepares to push off during Wednesday’s swimming practice at Play Inc. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Although New Mexico is a landlocked state, the Clovis High swimming team spends most of its time in the water. After a morning filled with weight and aerobic […]

Lady Cats move up in state swimming

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Raising performances to go above the bar is one thing. Going higher, while the bar is moving, is another. So, when the state swimming championships ended on Saturday, Clovis coach Vince DeMaio was pleased that his squad had made a modicum of improvement. The Wildcats, who finished 20th […]

Clovis feels better prepared for state meet

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Sophomore Amber Espinosa has a shot at qualifying for the state finals in the 100-yard butterfly and the 200-yard relay, according to her coach. (Staff photo) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Faster times and another year of experience: It’s a combination Clovis swim coach Vince DeMaio hopes will translate into a major improvement at the […]

Clovis swimmers finishing solid season

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer The Clovis swim team will cap off its best season in school history by sending at least four swimmers to the state championships on Feb. 17 in Albuquerque. For the state meet, senior Alyssia Pyeatt, sophomore Amber Espinoza, senior Victoria Erdmann and sophomore Yvette Fisher will swim both the […]

Clovis swimmer has international background

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Clovis High’s Amber Espinoza spent 3 years swimming in Germany before she moved to Clovis with her family in 2003. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Clovis sophomore Amber Espinoza says there’s not much difference between competitive youth swimming in America and Germany. She knows from first-hand experience — she […]

Clovis swimmers head into tough weekend

CNJ STAFF The Clovis High swim team will get a chance to see how it stacks up against the rest of the state Saturday at the Albuquerque Academy Invitational. “It’s a very fast meet,” Clovis coach Vincent DeMaio said. “The fastest kids in the state will be there.” Twenty-five schools are expected to attend, he […]

CHS swim program building

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Clovis junior Laura Pyeatt swims laps during practice Friday at the Play Inc. pool. The swim team travels to Hobbs today for a meet. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer For most people, Tuesdays are just another day of the week. For the Clovis High swim team, they are something […]

Clovis High adding boys swimming

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer The Clovis High School swimming program is going co-ed. Four years after the formation of a girls program, the school will start fielding a boys team in 2005. “We’re excited to have a boys program,” said Vince DeMaio, who will be coaching the boys and girls teams. DeMaio and […]

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 […]

Clovis swimmers optimistic for state

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CHS coach Vince DeMaio thinks Alyssa Pyeatt can finish in the top eight in the 100-meter breaststroke. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Timing is everything for the Clovis girls swim team. The Lady Wildcats worked on relay exchanges in their final practice Thursday before the state swimming and diving championships […]

Lady Cat swimmers exceed expectations

Clovis junior Alyssa Pyeatt is ready to break the water surface as she does the breaststroke during practice Wednesday at Play Inc. pool. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer When the swimming season started, Clovis swimming coach Vince DeMaio hoped the three relays and maybe an individual or two would qualify […]

Strong offseason gives Lady Cats hope

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Clovis senior Erin Holland swims the breaststroke during a cool down lap Thursday at practice. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Through its three-year existence, the Clovis girls swimming team has never qualified anyone for the state meet. The Lady Wildcats hope to change that in February. First-year coach Vincent DeMaio […]

Clovis coach starts feeder program for high school team

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Clovis freshman Amber Espinoza swims the butterfly during practice Tuesday at the Play Inc. pool. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer The Clovis Swim Club had an unexpectedly good coming out party. Clovis High School junior Alyssa Pyeatt and Yucca freshman Amber Espinoza each qualified for the USA Swimming New Mexico […]

Swimming coach has lofty goals

By Dave Wagner Vincent DeMaio hopes to take the Clovis High girls swimming program to the next level. A Clovis native and longtime area resident, DeMaio has been chosen to coach the program in its third season next winter. A farmer and rancher, he was hired as a contract coach. DeMaio said Clovis has the […]