CHS boys soccer team optimistic

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Sophomore forward Daniel Rojas works on a trapping drill during Clovis High boys soccer practice earlier this week. The Wildcats open the season at Rio Rancho on Saturday. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Last year was a breakthrough season for Clovis High boys soccer under coach Shaun Gill, and […]

Soccer team changes schedule approach

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte Junior Jesus Loya works on his header technique during Wednesday’s Clovis High’s boys soccer practice at Yucca Middle School. The team begins its season Aug. 25 at Rio Rancho. By Dave Wagner: CNJ Sports Writer The Clovis High boys soccer team put together a solid season in 2006, posting the […]

CHS BOYS SOCCER: Cats blanked in regular-season finale

CNJ staff ARTESIA — Playoff hopes of the Clovis High boys soccer team took a hit on Saturday with a 1-0 loss at Artesia. Clovis (13-6-1) is hoping to grab for one of two at-large bid in the 12-team Class 5A state tournament. The New Mexico Activities Association seeding committee will pick two at-large teams […]

CHS BOYS SOCCER: Cavemen score late to turn back Cats

CNJ staff CARLSBAD — Carlsbad’s Justin Johnson knocked home a shot from about 30 yards out with 5:25 left in the match to lift the Cavemen to a 3-2 victory over Clovis High on Saturday in a District 4-5A boys soccer match. Carlsbad (13-5, 3-0 district) had seen a 2-0 lead disappear when the Wildcats […]

CHS BOYS SOCCER: Cats fall in district opener

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Clovis senior Jayme Nauman (9) battles Hobbs junior Chad Ply for control of the ball during the first half of Saturday’s District 4-5A boys soccer match at Yucca soccer Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis High boys soccer team didn’t get off to the kind of start […]

CHS SOCCER: Clovis squads begin district against Hobbs

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer During the Clovis boys soccer preseason, coach Shaun Gill said there was squabbling among team members. He said a lot of frustration had built up between the offense and the defense and it only happened because the entire team wanted to play better. The Cats moved past their infighting […]

CHS BOYS SOCCER: Cats post win over Coyotes

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Clovis High’s Jesus Loya (19) and Roswell High’s Ivan Obeso, at right, chase the ball near the Coyotes’ goal during Saturday’s boys soccer match at Yucca Soccer Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Keeping on track for its best season under head coach Shaun Gill, the Clovis boys soccer […]

CHS BOYS SOCCER: Cats romp past Artesia

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Clovis High’s Jayme Nauman (9) heads the ball over Artesia’s Quintin Navarrette during the Wildcats’ 7-2 victory over the Bulldogs on Tuesday at Yucca Soccer Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Clovis High senior Scott Elliott wasn’t going to let a little thing like an ankle injury slow him […]

CHS BOYS SOCCER: Cats beat Carlsbad for title

CNJ staff ROSWELL — Junior Luis Esparza scored early in the second half off an assist by Scott Elliott, and Clovis High’s boys made the goal stand up for a 1-0 victory over Carlsbad on Saturday night in the championship match of the Roswell tournament. In Saturday morning’s semifinals, Esparza scored a pair of goals […]

Clovis senior pours in four goals

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Senior Scott Elliott of Clovis move around NMMI’s James Hanks and Jackie Lamendola on Tuesday en route to a score in the first half. Elliott scored four goals in Clovis’ 5-0 win at the Yucca Soccer Complex. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Prior to the contest, Clovis senior Scott Elliott gave […]

CHS falls to Hobbs in finals

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Clovis High’s Scott Elliott, center, loses control of the ball against Jesus Torres, left, and Matt Bryant of Hobbs during Saturday’s championship match of the Clovis Invitational soccer tournament at Clovis High. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Hobbs sophomore Jacob Ray recorded a hat trick on Saturday and really had […]

CHS soccer: Cats confident in postseason chances

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Clovis High senior Luis Miranda, center, goes up for a header over Everardo Dominguez, left, and Taylor Burnett during a corner-kick drill Thursday at Yucca Soccer complex. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ correspondent A late-season 1-0 loss to rival Hobbs cost the Clovis High boys soccer team a District 4-5A championship […]

Cats finish season with win at NMMI

CNJ staff ROSWELL — After learning his team did not make the state playoffs, Clovis boys soccer coach Shaun Gill said he was concerned about Tuesday’s season finale against New Mexico Military, a team the Wildcats had drubbed 8-2 early in the year. “I was a little worried about how we would approach the game […]

Wildcats take district lead

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Clovis’ Luis Esparza (right) goes up for a header over Carlsbad’s Aaron Guevara during the first half of their game Saturday at Yucca Soccer Complex. Esparza scored the game winning goal in overtime.CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Clovis put itself in a position to win its first district title […]

Cats edge Hobbs in overtime

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Clovis’ Isaac Herman, left, battles Hobbs’ Leonel Rodriguez for possession of the ball during the first half of Saturday’s District 4-5A match at Yucca Soccer Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Scott Bouley was the right man in the right place at the right time on Saturday. Finding himself […]

Cats blanked at Roswell

CNJ staff ROSWELL — The Clovis High boys soccer team suffered a 2-0 loss on Saturday to Roswell High in the Wildcats’ final tuneup for the start of District 4-5A play. Guerreno Morales scored about 16 minutes into the match for the Coyotes, while Juan Perez added a second-half goal. “We fought hard,” CHS coach […]

Goddard blanks CHS

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Clovis’ Cassie Belford, left, battles Goddard’s Sara Torrez for the ball during during Tuesday’s girls soccer matchup at Yucca Soccer Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Clovis High girls soccer coach Larry Jones found some positives on Tuesday despite the Lady Wildcats’ 5-0 loss to Roswell Goddard at Yucca […]

Cats edge Goddard in second overtime

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Clovis goalie Josh Bussen, left, and Kiko Velez, right, congratulate Jayme Nauman after he scored the game winning goal in the second overtime of Saturday’s match against Roswell Goddard. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Wildcats saw tangible proof Saturday why practice is so important. With no time […]

Wildcats dominate 2nd half

CNJ staff ARTESIA — Fueled by what Clovis coach Shaun Gill thought was a bad call, Clovis scored three times in the second half and beat Artesia 3-0 Tuesday in a non-district game. Angel Fernandez scored twice for the Wildcats and Luis Miranda added the other goal. In a scoreless game, Clovis was called for […]

Eagles beat Cats to take title

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Hobbs’ Chance Youngblood, left, and Clovis’ Scott Elliott chase down a loose ball during Saturday’s championship game of the Clovis Invitational soccer tournament at Yucca Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer After advancing to the championship game with an emotional win, Clovis looked flat and disorganized Saturday in a […]