Last shot for Clovis senior

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Clovis senior Tanner Fickling has never won a medal at the state track meet. This weekend will be his last chance. “I’m hoping I can wrap one up in the 200,” Fickling said. “But it’s going to be a hard race. There are a bunch of guys who are […]

Cats’ Robles stars in Wildcat Relays

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Clovis’ Diondre Hunter, left, hands off to Manuel Robles for the third leg of the 800-meter relay Thursday at the Wildcat Relays at Leon Williams Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondant In track, making up the stagger means breaching the distance between yourself and a runner placed in front of […]

Student profile: Tanner Fickling

Tanner Fickling is a senior at the Clovis High School. He is the son of Mark and Lisa Fickling. What’s your idea of a perfect day? Fly fishing in beaver ponds while it is pouring rain. What’s so great about your favorite sport? Football: Running out on Leon Williams Stadium on a Friday night in […]

PREP TRACK: Cats sport youthful look

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Clovis High seniors (front to back) Augi Briseno, Brandon Cook and Tanner Fickling work on their starts during Wednesday’s Clovis High boys track practice at Leon Williams Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer While Darren Kelley knows how hard it is trying to win a Class 5A state track […]

State notebook: Wildcats stall after TD

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Mayfield quarterback David Bustillos celebrates a 77-yard, fourth-quarter touchdown pass that gave he Trojans a 17-7 lead. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer In the regular season, the Wildcats were only down at halftime twice, against La Cueva and Hobbs, and came back to win both games. On Saturday, Clovis came […]

Fan support eases heartache

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Clovis’ Tanner Fickling, right, is comforted by teammates Miguel Zamora, left, and Michael Roper after a 17-7 loss to Mayfield in the Class 5A championship game Saturday at the Field of Dreams Stadium in Las Cruces. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Inside the Clovis locker room, there was nothing but […]

CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY: Exceeding expectations

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Tanner Fickling has rushed for more than 800 yards this season. (File photo) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Despite a 12-game winning streak, Clovis coach Eric Roanhaus said his team has yet to put together a complete game. “We still haven’t played a full four quarters,” Roanhaus said. “Hopefully that lays ahead of us.” […]

CHS senior does dirty work

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Clovis’ Tanner Fickling runs down the sideline for a fourth-quarter touchdown during last weeks 34-13 win over Pampa, Texas. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Rick White: CNJ managing editor Tanner Fickling is football’s version of a bodyguard. As a fullback in the Clovis Wildcats’ run-oriented attack, the spunky senior is often called upon, with […]

Cats set for state

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Clovis High School senior Danian Robinson, left, watches as freshman Deandre Hunter gets out of the blocks as the two work on their 300 meter hurdles Wednesday at the high school. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High junior Tanner Fickling says he’s sensed a change this week in the […]