Cavemen race past Wildcats

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Carlsbad sophomore Alex Bustos dribbles past Clovis freshman Devin Aragon during the second half of Tuesday’s game at the Yucca Soccer Complex. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Rick White Carlsbad’s speed and relentless attack were too much for Clovis despite another heroic effort in goal by Dewayne Roberts. Packing all its goals into a 15-minute […]

Manzano sweeps Cats

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Clovis senior Jessica Roark tumbles across the field as she traps the ball in between her legs during the first half of Friday’s game at Yucca Soccer Complex. Photo by Eric Kluth. Dave Wagner The Clovis High girls played competitively for the first 25 minutes, and they played Manzano to a scoreless tie over the […]

Lady Cats win district volleyball opener

CNJ STAFF HOBBS — The Clovis High Lady Wildcats got off on the right foot in District 4-5A play on Tuesday, sweeping Hobbs 25-21, 25-19, 25-19 to improve to 11-1 for the season. The Lady Cats controlled much of the match, although they fell behind by six points in the second game. Clovis responded with […]

Eagles turn back Cats

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Clovis junior Matt Loewen and Hobbs sophomore Javier Perez battle for a loose ball during the first half of Tuesday’s game at Yucca Soccer Complex. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner The Clovis High Wildcats are taking little steps in the right direction. It just isn’t showing up in the win column yet. The […]

Trojans overpower Lady Cats

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CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth/Clovis freshman defender Kela Williams traps a ball during Friday’s game against Mayfield at the Yucca Soccer Complex. Tony Parra By Tony Parra Freedom Newspapers tony_parra@link.freedom.com The Clovis Lady Wildcats defense was bending and not breaking until the Las Cruces Mayfield Lady Trojans broke through with four goals in the second […]

Cats striving for better execution, effort

Rick White An unwanted pattern is developing for the Clovis Wildcats: Fall behind early and the Wildcats fall apart. It happened in their season-opening 32-7 loss to Mayfield and again last week in a 33-13 loss to Highland. “We get down on ourselves a little too easy,” Clovis senior offensive lineman Philip Salazar said. “We […]

Roswell clips Cats

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CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth/Clovis defender Matt Gonzales battles for a loose ball. Rick White Adam Elliott swept away passes like a veteran custodian. Kendall Essex quarterbacked an improved midfield attack. Matt Loewen soared above the crowd to hammer home a header, and Dewayne Roberts played aggressively in goal. All pluses for the win-starved Wildcats, […]

Greyhounds dominant in home opener

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ENMU safety Ty Touchstone wraps up Highlands running back Andrew Garst during Saturday’s game at Greyhound Stadium. Photo by Kevin Wilson By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University made sure there would be no suspense this time. Junior quarterback Steven Hinson ran for three touchdowns and threw for another one Saturday night […]

Cats right their ship with dominating performance

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Roswell’s Anthony Urban is tackled by Clovis’ Jason Burns during the second half of Saturday’s game in Roswell. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner ROSWELL — Much like last year, when Clovis High began the football season with a lackluster loss to Las Cruces Mayfield, the Wildcats were searching for answers after dropping this […]

Lady Cats record first win

Eric Butler ROSWELL — A lopsided loss in the fifth-place game failed to put a damper on a day that included Clovis’ first win of the soccer season. The Wildcats defeated Las Vegas Robertson 4-2 on Saturday in the consolation semifinals, which also gave first-year coach Larry Jones his first win. Freshman Jordan Garrett scored […]

Price is right for Hounds

CNJ staff ALAMOSA, Colo. — Lee Price was perfect on a day when his teammates were far from it. Price drilled a 36-yard field goal with seven seconds remaining to lift the Greyhounds to an 18-17 win over the Adams State College Grizzlies in Saturday’s season-opener for both teams. Price, a native of Holliday, Texas, […]

Steers off to solid start

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CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth/Farwell junior wide receiver Robbie Tabb pulls in a catch in front of Petersburg defensive back Chris Ovalle during the second half of Friday’s game in Farwell. Dave Wagner FARWELL — Farwell took another step Friday to proving its doubters wrong. And they did it the hard way, scoring the go-ahead […]

Lady Cats can’t hold lead

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CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth/Clovis’ Jenna Meyer, right, battles Roswell’s Emily Smith for the ball during Saturday’s game off the Clovis Invitational at the Yucca Soccer Complex. Dave Wagner Buoyed by their first goal — and lead — of the season, the Clovis High Lady Wildcats had some early momentum against Roswell High in Saturday’s […]

Penalty kick sparks NMMI’s 2nd-half surge

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NMMI’s Victor Rico and Eluid DeLeon battle for a loose ball during Tuesday’s match at Yucca. Photo by Eric Kluth By Rick White The New Mexico Military Institute Colts finished the match the same way they started it — undefeated and unscored upon. Lawrence Paustian scored two goals as NMMI beat the Clovis Wildcats 4-0 […]

Kids’ tests really do say the funniest things

By Bob Huber In my relentless quest for award-winning journalism I often explore the zany world of “kidspeak,” which is teacher jargon for stuff kids write on test papers. My wife Marilyn’s all-time favorite is, “I just love Tommy Buford. He’s tall, dark, and on probation.” So for my in-depth report today I’ve selected a […]

Lady Rockets break away from CHS in second half

By Dave Wagner Roswell Goddard let some early scoring opportunities slip away and went into halftime leading Clovis High just 1-0 Saturday in the girls season opener for both teams at Yucca Soccer Complex. That changed in a span of about 10 minutes early in the second half when the Lady Rockets erupted for three […]

Branches burst into flames

Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — A massive pile of dead branches caught fire around 10 p.m. Tuesday, sending an orange glow over much of the north side of Tucumcari. The branches were at the wastewater treatment plant north of town. “It was about 30 (foot) by 30 when we got here,” said Tucumcari Assistant Fire Chief […]