CHS girls finish third in Amarillo tourney

CNJ staff AMARILLO — Clovis High’s girls couldn’t hang on to second place, but finished a strong third on Saturday in the Amarillo Relays golf tournament, played at Ross Rogers Golf Course. The Lady Wildcats were nothing if not consistent as their top four players finished within 10 strokes of each other in the 36-hole […]

Lady Cats second at Carlsbad

CNJ staff CARLSBAD — Senior Kim Perkins won four events, posting state-qualifying times in two of them, as Clovis High’s girls finished second behind Alamogordo on Saturday in Carlsbad’s season-opening Ralph Boyer Relays. The Lady Wildcats, short several performers because of the Class 5A state basketball tournament, finished with 105 1/3 points while Alamogordo had […]

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 […]

Hot-shooting Kingsville rolls past Hounds

CNJ staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — Texas A&M-Kingsville took the lead for good with a 10-0 run midway through the first half Thursday night and the Javelinas went on to rout Eastern New Mexico University 91-76 in a Lone Star Conference South Division men’s basketball matchup. Senior guard Remi Yusuf scored 17 of his game-high 28 […]

ENMU baseball picked fifth, softball sixth in LSC poll

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University was picked for fifth place in baseball and seventh place in softball in Lone Star Conference South Division preseason polls released by the conference office. The baseball team, which finished 26-27 under 15th-year coach Phil Clabaugh in 2004, finished ahead of only West Texas A&M in […]

CHS girls finish 10th in Academy Invite

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Led by senior Alyssa Pyeatt, the Clovis High girls team finished 10th in the 21-school Albuquerque Academy Invitational swim meet on Saturday. Pyeatt finished fifth in the 100-meter breaststroke (1:12.34) and 15th in the 200-meter indivual medley (2:37.37). She also anchored the 200 freestyle relay to seventh place and the 400 […]

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 […]

Bronchos keep Hounds reeling

CNJ staff EDMOND, Okla. — Central Oklahoma’s Aundrae Grayson hit a 3-pointer on the game’s first possession Saturday and the Bronchos never looked back in an 88-69 Lone Star Conference men’s crossover victory over Eastern New Mexico University. Anthony Brown finished with 21 points and eight rebounds for Central Oklahoma, which improved to 5-0 at […]

Cats edge Pampa in OT for title

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Clovis sophomore Bryce Hill scores two of his 17 points during the first half of the Wildcats’ 89-88 overtime win Friday in the finals of the Milk Cow Classic. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Wildcats would like to make a late submission for game of the year. […]

Lady Cats show off depth in opener

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Clovis senior Aimee Hilburn struggles past Amber Glasrud of Eldorado during the second half of Wednesday’s Plateau Holiday Classic game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. (CNJ staff photo: Andrew Chavez) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer It didn’t take long for Ebony Bunton and Vanessa O’Neal to make an impact. Playing for the first time this […]

Clovis swimming wins Taos meet

CNJ STAFF TAOS — This weekend the Clovis swim team did something they’ve never done before — win a meet. The Lady Cats came in first in the Bob Clotworthy Taos Invitational Triangular Meet. The Clovis girls finished ahead of Taos and Monte Del Sol to win the meet. The Lady Cats finished first in […]

Wildcats roll past Goddard

CNJ STAFF ROSWELL — Sophomore guard Bryce Hill knocked down four first-quarter 3-pointers to get the Clovis High boys off to a fast start, and the Wildcats cruised past Roswell Goddard 65-49 on Saturday night. It was the second win in two nights for the Cats (4-2), who pounded Moriarty 94-62 at Rock Staubus Gym […]

Former Hell’s Angel now preaches Gospel

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The First Church of the Nazarene will be host to an ex-Hell’s Angel for a four day revival beginning Sunday. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Jerry McGee was previously a Harley-Davidson riding member of the Hell’s Angels who sold narcotics to support his own addiction. These days McGee is an […]

ENMU squads picked seventh in soccer polls

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s soccer teams were picked for seventh place in the men’s Southwest Soccer Conference and the women’s Lone Star Conference in preseason polls released Wednesday by the conferences’ soccer office. Both races were close at the top. Midwestern State collecte seven of 17 first-place votes and 119 […]

Cats finish off busy summer

CNJ staff RUIDOSO — The Clovis High boys basketball team finished a busy summer schedule over the weekend, going 4-0 in a get-together with Class 3A schools Ruidoso, Socorro and St. Michael’s. The Wildcats finished the summer with a 40-4 record, coach J.D. Isler said, after beating St. Mike’s twice and both Ruidoso and Socorro […]

Parmer leads Texico girls to second-place finish

CNJ STAFF CLAYTON — Senior sprinter Amber Parmer led Texico to a second-place finished Saturday at the District 6-2A girls track meet. Santa Rosa outlasted Texico 151 to 147 1/2 in the team race. Parmer won the 100 (13.38), 200 (27.1) and 400 meters (1:03.81) and the long jump (15-2). She also ran the anchor […]

Roping competition draws pro cowboys

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer In the 1950s, some of the best calf ropers in the world competed in Clovis. World champions including Toots Mansfield, Lovington’s Troy Fort, House’s Glen Franklin would shell out $500 to enter. Clovis’ B.J. Pierce won the event one year. “The arena would be plumb full,” said Pierce, who […]

Wildcats capture top spot at NMMI

CNJ STAFF ROSWELL — Senior Guillermo Chavez took individual medalist honors with a three-under par 69, including six-under on the back nine, and Clovis High’s boys shot a season-best 296 to capture team honors in the New Mexico Military Invitational on Thursday at the NMMI golf course. The Wildcats put three of their players in […]

Zias slug out 20th win of season

Freedom Newspapers LAS VEGAS, N.M. — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team reached the 20-win mark for the season Tuesday with a season-ending 10-5, 10-6 sweep of New Mexico Highlands. The Zias (20-29), who are 19-25 under acting head coach Amber Daniel after she replaced the injured Armando Quiroz five games into the campaign, […]

Ex-Clovis standout drafted by Sacramento

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer From the time she started dribbling the basketball, Clovis’ Cisti Greenwalt has always dreamed of playing in a professional basketball league. “There wasn’t one then, we just assumed there was going to be one,” said Greenwalt, who graduated from Clovis High School and moved on to Texas Tech University. […]