Tuesday morning briefing: Raising the flag and a high-scoring former Wildcat

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday briefing. Video of the day Local folks taking their shot at being a comedian. Joking around. The show goes on The Yucca Middle School choir performs a 50s show 7 p.m. at Marshall Auditorium. Also, the Barry Elementary School third and fourth graders program is at 5:30 p.m. […]

Hilburn, Texas State clash with Tech tonight

CNJ staff Former Clovis High standout Aimee Hilburn and her Texas State Bobcats will be in Lubbock tonight to face Texas Tech in a second-round game of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament. Hilburn posted a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds on Thursday as Texas State (21-10) advanced with a come-from behind 84-83 victory […]

Area players to participate in all-star volleyball games

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High’s Aimee Hilburn says she’s a little sad her final competitive volleyball match is coming up this week in the Class 4A-5A New Mexico High School Coaches Association Class 4-5A all-star game in Albuquerque, but at the same time she’s ready to move on. Hilburn signed to play […]

Hilburn honored by Journal

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CNJ file photoAimee Hilburn was recently named the female prep athlete of the year by the Albuquerque Journal. Hilbrun will play basketball at Texas State University. By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent To be a lifeguard, one has to prove proficiency in certain areas — swimming and life-saving techniques being the most prominent. You don’t have […]

Lady Cats optimistic about repeat in ’07

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Despite some key graduation losses, Clovis High girls track coach Darrel Ray believes the Lady Wildcats are reasonably well-positioned to repeat the Class 5A state championship they won last weekend in Albuquerque. State champions Aimee Hilburn (javelin) and Kim Perkins (300 hurdles) graduate, but the Lady Cats return state […]

Seniors Blackmon, Hilburn named to all-state team

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — Two record-setting Clovis seniors were named to this year’s Associated Press Class 5A All-State team announced Saturday. Senior Brittany Blackmon leaves Clovis as the school’s all-time leading scorer with more than 1,500 points while senior Aimee Hilburn finished with a school record for assists with almost 500 and third […]

La Cueva seeks to play spoiler to Lady Cats

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Vanessa O’Neal is one of fove Clovis seniors who hoped to win back-to-back Class 5A state titles. (Staff photo: Rick White) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent The way La Cueva coach Greg Berger looks at it, there’s no way to completely shut down the top-ranked Clovis Lady Wildcats. But he has a theory that might […]

Lady Cats easily advance in seniors’ final home game

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Clovis senior Vanessa O’Neal (4) snares a first-half rebound. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Had it been a closer game, elimination contest as it was, perhaps the five seniors on the Clovis girls basketball team would not have had so much time to reflect about their last game at Rock […]

Last time at Rock for CHS seniors

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Jessica Russell is one of five Clovis seniors who will play their last home tonight when the top-ranked lady Wildcats host Santa Fe in a first-round state playoff game. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Rick White: CNJ managing editor A trio of names synonymous with Clovis High girls basketball in recent years— Brittany Blackmon, Aimee […]

Lady Cats dominate Artesia

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Clovis guard Tori Northcutt grabs a rebound during the first half of Friday’s game against Artesia. The Lady Cats blew out Artesia 61-27. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High’s girls were revved up Friday night. An anticipated showdown with Artesia, ranked third in the Albuquerque Journals’ Class 4A […]