Vixens notch 1A state crown

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CNJ correspondent: Scot Stinnett Fort Sumner sophomore Rita Herrera grimaces as she prepares to cut loose during Saturday’s Class 1A state girls shot put competition in Albuquerque. Herrera won the event at 36 feet, 5 inches, helping the Vixens capture the team title. Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — Fort Sumner’s girls are back in […]

CCS’ Bell wins 1A triple jump, second in high jump

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Freedom correspondent: Scot Stinnett Fort Sumner sophomore BreeAnna Lucero cleared 4-9 on Friday to take the Class 1A girls state high jump title in Albuquerque. CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis Christian Eagles junior Keeson Bell beat his personal best by more than two feet to win Class 1A state boys triple jump competition on Friday […]

Clovis senior closing in on school mark in shot

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Staff photo: Andy DeLisle Michael Cohen practice the shot Thursday before the district track meet. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Michael Cohen is looking ahead — 57 feet, 4 inches to be exact. That would be a Clovis High record for the shot put, and it’s one of Cohen’s few unmet goals as he […]

CHS TRACK: Clovis girls set three records at Hobbs

CNJ staff HOBBS — When they left the stadium prior to the 1,600 relay finale in Tuesday’s Hobbs qualifier track meet, Clovis High girls coach Darrel Ray figured the Lady Wildcats had compiled enough points to win the meet. Boy, did they ever. The Lady Cats broke three school records, including one which has stood […]

Portales nabs team titles at Texico

CNJ staff TEXICO — Portales swept the team titles Tuesday at the Texico Invitational track meet. Tyler Anderson picked up wins in the 100 meters and 300 hurdles and Aaron Worten captured the 400 meters as Rams finished with 94 1/2 points. Fort Sumner was second with 66 and Texico third with 59. Other winners […]

CHS GOLF: Clovis teams in middle of standings

CNJ staff RUIDOSO — Sophomore Tyler Fontenot shot 38-41 — 79 to lead the Clovis High boys golf team to ninth place in the first day of the 17-team Class 4A-5A Leroy Gooch Invitational Monday. Las Cruces High and Roswell High shared the lead with scores of 319, with four other teams within three strokes. […]

Fort Sumner sweeps Fox-Vixen Relays

FORT SUMNER — Cass Dimitroff took two individual titles and helped the 800 relay team to victory Saturday as Fort Sumner took the boys small-school championship in the Fox-Vixen Relays. The Foxes finished with 108 points to 93 for runnerup Pecos. Meantime, Fort Sumner’s girls got wins from Laurel Herrera in shot put and discus […]

CHS TRACK: Lady Cats third in Wildcat Relays

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Clovis’ Manuel Robles went a personal-best 6-9 in high jump on Saturday, but was edged by Rio Rancho junior Marcus Williams (6-11) for the title in that event. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent A couple of girls relay wins along with four individual victories were the day’s highlights for host […]

CHS TRACK: Wildcat Relays may provide early look at 5A state meet

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Clovis High junior Ebony Bunton will try to defend her girls Wildcat Relays high jump championship of a year ago in today’s competition at Leon Williams Stadium. Bunton cleared 5-5 1/2 in last year’s meet. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Had the Wildcat Relays gone off on Friday as […]

CHS GOLF: Clovis teams in middle of pack

CNJ staff ROSWELL — Clovis High’s golf teams were lodged in the middle of the pack after Monday’s first round of the two-day Roswell Invitational golf tournament. Clovis shot 332 and was tied with Deming for ninth in a field of 20 boys teams who played at New Mexico Military Golf Course. The CHS girls […]

CHS GOLF: Cats top Rams in playoff for team title

CNJ staff LOVINGTON — For the first time this spring, the Clovis High boys golf team put everything together. Led by sophomore Tyler Fontenot’s 3-over-par 74, the Wildcats shot a four-man total of 305 and won a playoff with Portales on Wednesday for the team championship in the Lovington Invitational tournament. Artesia was third in […]

CHS GOLF: Portales boys dominate invite

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Portales boys golf team has a Class 3A state title in mind this spring after finishing second a year ago, and they made a convincing showing on Monday. The Rams shot a four-man score of 307 in the three-team Clovis Invitational at Chaparral Country Club, outdistancing the host […]

Female motocross racer takes to track

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Danni Williams, 10, of Clovis, has won nearly 100 motocross races. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Behind oodles of gear — a jumpsuit, a helmet, white boots and gloves — Danni Williams appears formidable. When she puts on the final piece of her outfit (orange-tinted goggles that shadow her […]

CHS TENNIS: Robertson spanks Cats

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Clovis High’s Marlon Wright hits a return while competing with Evan Ferguson in a doubles match against Las Vegas Robertson on Tuesday at the CHS tennis courts. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) CNJ staff The Clovis High boys tennis team ran into a buzzsaw on Tuesday. The Wildcats were manhandled 8-1 by defending Class 3A […]

Mayfield overpowers Lady Cats

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Clovis High’s Brittany Johnson squeezes a shot off between Mayfield defenders during Saturday’s Class 5A state championship game in Albuquerque. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CN sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High’s girls knew their work was cut out against top-ranked Mayfield in Saturday’s Class 5A state championship game at The Pit. Madison […]

State basketball tournament scoreboard

ALBUQUERQUE — Results from the New Mexico high school girls and boys state basketball tournaments. Saturday at The Pit GIRLS Class 5A Championship Mayfield 61, Clovis 42 Class 1A Championship Cimarron 40, Cliff 29 BOYS Class 5A Championship Rio Rancho (29-1) vs. Manzano (27-3), 8 p.m. Class 4A Championship Capital (19-9) vs. St. Pius (15-13), […]

Class 2A capsule

CNJ staff Texico advances to semis RIO RANCHO — Texico’s Faith Martin scored 15 points and Amanda Bass added eight to lead the Wolverines to a 52-27 victory over Eunice on Tuesday in the girls Class 2A quarterfinals. Texico (25-4) meets Navajo (21-1) Thursday in the semifinals. Ahead 14-9 at the end of the first […]

Clovis girls take second

CNJ staff HOBBS — Senior Tiffani Reid shot 41-44 — 85 to finish second and lead Clovis High’s girls to a second-place finish in the season-opening Tasker Invitational golf tournament on Monday at Hobbs Country Club. Reid earned a leg for the Class 5A state tournament, but the Lady Wildcats fell three shots short of […]

Clovis streaking into state

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Clovis junior guard Ebony Bunton is the third leading scorer in the state at 18.7 points per game. The Lady Wildcats face Las Cruces today in a quarterfinal game. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Las Cruces High coach Matt Abney knows his undersized team has to force the action […]

Adrian to be inducted into NMAA Hall of Fame

CNJ staff Former Clovis High athletic director Randy Adrian is among three individuals who will be inducted into the New Mexico Activities Association Hall of Fame next week. Adrian spent 25 years as a coach, teacher and administrator. He also worked as a basketball official for 31 years and was named the state’s National Federation […]