CHS VOLLEYBALL: Lady Cats drop opener to Frenship

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Clovis High senior Britni Montague goes up for a tip at the net during the Lady Wildcats’ season-opening loss to Frenship at Rock Staubus Gym on Tuesday. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Darrel Ray knew his Clovis High volleyball team was at a disadvantage Tuesday night as far as […]

Hot-handed Frenship outguns Wildcats

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Clovis junior Cody Thornsbury and Frenship’s Trey Merchant fight for a loose ball on Tuesday during the third quarter of the Wildcats’ matchup against Frenship. CNJ staff photo: Andrew Chavez By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer When your opponent shoots 66 percent from the field, suffice it to say, you’re in trouble. Clovis High’s boys, […]

Lady Cats, Mayfield renew state rivalry

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Clovis High senior Jessica Russell puts defensive pressure on Portales senior Rebekah Gonzales during Saturday’s championship game of the Plateau Holiday Classic at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis High Lady Wildcats may own a 25-point win over Las Cruces Mayfield earlier this season, but […]

Lady Cats finish road stretch with win

CNJ STAFF FRENSHIP, Texas — The Clovis Lady Wildcats finished off their longest road stretch of the season with a 48-41 win at Frenship, Texas, on Monday night. Since its last home game on Dec. 6, Clovis has played six games on the road, the last three in Texas. Clovis coach Miles Watters said his […]

Cats cruise to soccer win over NMMI

CNJ staff Sophomore Luis Esparza recorded a hat trick and added two assists Tuesday to lead the Clovis High boys soccer team to an 8-2 rout of New Mexico Military Institute at Yucca Soccer Complex. Seven players contributed at least one goal or one assist for the Wildcats (3-1), who were coming off a second-place […]

Clovis tops Frenship

CNJ staff FRENSHIP, Texas — Andrew Gillilard’s three-run triple keyed Clovis’ eight-run, eighth-inning rally and the Wildcats edged Frenship 15-13 Monday night in a West Texas Baseball League tilt. Clovis (12-5) jumped on top 8-0 after 1 1/2 innings, but fell behind 13-8 when Frenship scored seven unearned runs in the bottom of the seventh. […]

Clovis rallies to post split

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Clovis senior Daniel Casarez blocks a pitch in the dirt during the first game of Tuesday’s West Texas Baseball League doubleheader against Frenship at Bell Park. Staff photo: Eric Kluth CNJ staff Daniel Casarez hit a game-tying RBI single with the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the fifth and the winning […]

Clovis basketball briefs 1-7

John Eisel: CNJ Sports Writer Boys Coronado (11-10) at Clovis (11-1) 7 p.m. Friday Clovis at Goddard (2-10) 7 p.m. Saturday Last game: Clovis lost 49-47 Tuesday at Frenship. Last meeting with Coronado: Clovis lost 72-71 in 2 OTs in last year at Coronado. At stake: The Cats are trying to bounce back after suffering […]

Wildcats suffer first loss

CNJ staff WOLFFORTH, Texas — A valiant comeback in the final seconds Tuesday fell short when Clovis’ Tizrick Phillips narrowly missed a potential game-winning 3-pointer in an interstate matchup. The 49-47 loss to Frenship is the first of the season for the Clovis Wildcats, who struggled with fouls much of the game. Even so, the […]

Lady Cats survive off night

CNJ staff WOLFFORTH, Texas — Clovis survived early foul trouble, an off night by its leading scorer and a team bent on redemption to stay unbeaten. Aimee Hilburn scored 13 points and Brittany Blackmon added 11 as Clovis held off Frenship 48-46 Tuesday in a girls basketball contest. Clovis beat the state-ranked Lady Tigers 68-46 […]