CHS VOLLEYBALL: Lady Cats drop opener to Frenship


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


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


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


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 […]

Clovis basketball preview capsules

By John Eisel: CNJ Sports Writer Girls basketball Clovis (13-0) at Frenship (16-5) 5 p.m. MST Tuesday Last week: Clovis swept three games in the Plateau Classic, beating Rio Rancho 53-35 in the championship. Frenship lost to Coronado 61-54 in the championship of the Caprock Tournament. Last meeting: Clovis 68-46, Dec. 13 at Rock Staubus […]

Lady Cats tear up Frenship


Clovis Lady Wildcats junior Tori Quintana dishes a pass to a wide open teammate during Monday’s win over Frenship in Clovis. (CNJ staff photo: Mike Linn) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer The Frenship Tigers had the size advantage over Clovis on Monday night, but that didn’t seem to bother Brittany Blackmon. The Lady Cats […]

Lady Cats fall in opener


Clovis sophomore Britni Montague, left, and senior Laura Wood attempt to block a shot during Tuesday’s match against Frenship at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner With an almost all-new team, Clovis High opened its volleyball season on Tuesday night against a Texas opponent with nine matches already under its […]

Clovis batters Frenship for third-straight win

CNJ staff WOLFFORTH, Texas — Robert Riggins put together another strong outing and received plenty of support at the plate as Clovis beat Frenship, Texas, 10-3 on Thursday for its third-straight win. Riggins allowed four hits and two runs in six innings while improving to 3-0 on the season. He struck out five and walked […]

Tuesday area prep basketball summaries

CNJ STAFF Girls Clovis 62, Amarillo Tascosa 21 Tascosa (4-13) — Averi Raleigh 0 1-2 1, Briley Miller 0 0-0 0, Jordan Allen 0 0-1 0, Courtney Bragdon 0 0-0 0, Michelle Taylor 0 0-0 0, Lindsey McNeely 0 0-0 0, Heather Lopez 0 0-0 0, Courtney Sanders 2 1-2 7, Jasmine Johnson 0 0-0 […]

Clovis hoop capsules

CNJ staff Boys Frenship (7-9) at Clovis (13-1), 6:45 p.m., Rock Staubus Gym Frenship is struggling at under .500 a year after going 30-8 and reaching the Class 4A regional semifinals. … The Tigers have size in 6-6 senior Brendan Cimino and 6-4 sophomore Nick Evans. Evans is Frenship’s leading scorer at 12.9 points and […]

CHS girls basketball capsule

CNJ STAFF Frenship (11-3) at Clovis (6-2) When: 6 p.m. today (JV game at 4:30 p.m.) Where: Rock Staubus Gymnasium Radio: KKYC-FM 102.3 Notes: Lady Wildcats are coming off their first two losses of the season to host Rio Rancho (55-44 in the semifinals) and Dallas J.F. Kimball (50-46 in the third-place game) in the […]