Military Digest: Easterlin

Air Force Airman Dominique A. Easterlin has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Teresa Slocum of Clovis. Easterlin is a 2005 graduate of Clovis High School. Ordonez Army Pfc. Hilario Ordonez has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He […]

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 […]

Hobbs keep composure in win over Wildcats

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Clovis senior Tigg Bunton scored 33 points in Tuesday’s 85-72 loss at Hobbs. (Hobbs-News Sun: Hobbs-News Sun photo: Daniel Howell) Special to the CNJ HOBBS — Russ Gilmore and his Hobbs Eagles coaching staff has felt for the better part of the season that the best way to get the Clovis Wildcats out of their […]

Props’ 22 helps Wildcats edge Moriarty

CNJ staff MORIARTY — Senior guard John Props scored a season-high 22 points as Clovis held off Moriarty 79-75 Saturday in a non-district game. Props provided a needed scoring surge, as Clovis (19-3) spent much of the game without leading scorers Tigg Bunton and Dominique Easterlin. Bunton reinjured his ankle in the second quarter and […]

Clovis-Moriarty boys basketball capsule

CNJ staff Clovis (18-3) at Moriarty (4-14) 6 p.m. Saturday Last game: Clovis beat Carlsbad 70-64 on Tuesday. Moriarty beat Artesia 67-64 in overtime on Tuesday. At stake: The Wildcats are trying to keep sharp after going 3-1 over the first half of district play. The Class 4A Pintos want to continue their recent good […]

Wildcats wash away Sandia in district opener

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Clovis senior Tigg Bunton throws down a dunk off a pass from Tizrick Phillips during the second half of the Wildcats’ 61-45 win over Sandia on Friday night at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Clovis boys basketball coach J.D. Isler told his team that other schools in the district didn’t respect […]

Phillips’ shot propels Clovis over Gadsden

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Clovis senior Dominique Easterlin goes by Gadsden’s Manuel Bojorquez in the fourth quarter for two of his game-high 14 points as Clovis beat Gadsden on Friday 37-35. (CNJ staff photo: John Eisel) John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Tizrick Phillips picked a good time to score his only two points of the game. The Clovis senior […]

Wildcats surge into title game

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Tizrick Phillips scores on a layup over Pampa’s Clayton Hall during Tuesday’s win at the Milk Cow Classic tournament in Clovis. (CNJ staff photo: Mike Linn) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Trading baskets between teams wasn’t exactly the trademark of Clovis’ semifinal game with Pampa. But in a game of runs, the Wildcats had by […]

Wildcats rally in third quarter

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Clovis’ Devin Sweet is fouled by Tascosa’s C.J. Johnson Monday at the Milk Cow Holiday Classic. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Escaping with a one-point victory against Tascosa earlier in the season, the Clovis boys basketball team surely looked forward to showing the Rebels what it could do with its […]

Bunton burns Levelland

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Clovis’ Tigg Bunton releases a shot over Pampa’s Jarett Kotara during the first half of Saturday’s game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ Staff LEVELLAND, Texas — Senior post Tigg Bunton scored a career-high 39 points as the Clovis remained undefeated Monday with a 76-66 win over Levelland. Clovis coach J.D. […]