Olympian spends time with Clovis swim team

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Olympian Sheila Taormina gives Clovis High School freshman Caitlin Myers advice on how to move her arms Tuesday at the Aquatic Center. Liliana Castillo The Clovis High School swim team swarmed tables at the Clovis Community Center Tuesday afternoon to write thank you notes to Olympic gold medalist Sheila Taormina. [...]

Clovis swimmers notch season-bests at state

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis junior Miles Ware lopped almost two seconds off his qualifying time in 100-yard backstroke Friday in the preliminaries of the New Mexico state swimming and diving championships. It wasn’t quite good enough as three swimmers passed his mark in the final heat and knocked Ware out of [...]

CHS SWIMMING: State meet begins today in Albuquerque

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent One finalist last year at state was the first building block. Now, the Clovis High swim team is looking to add on. The New Mexico state swimming and diving championships are scheduled for this weekend at Albuquerque Academy, with preliminary competition today and the finals on Saturday. In 2006, the [...]

Clovis places at meet

CNJ staff ARTESIA — Clovis High’s girls finished second while the boys finished third on Thursday in the Artesia Invitational swimming meet, a makeup of Saturday’s snowout. Hobbs won both divisions in the five-school event, scoring 187 points to 144 for CHS in girls competition and 171 points to 132 for Carlsbad and 90 for [...]

CHS SWIMMING: Clovis teams finish 10th, 11th at Academy

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent The Clovis High swim teams will finally feel at home today when they practice at the Clovis Community College pool. The teams’ primary practice facility at Play Inc. was shut down late last month, forcing the Wildcats and Lady Wildcats to use the pool at Eastern New Mexico University for [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

Freestyle bikers keep it wheel

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Jon Dowker, 31, has been riding BMX bikes for 17 years, working on perfecting tricks like this one performed Tuesday at the Curry County Fair. CNJ photo by Mike Linn. By Mike Linn They do flips and spins, cycle backwards on one tire and get excited with their audience, many of whom rarely get the [...]