Cats host Carlsbad in district tourney

CNJ staff Clovis High’s boys are anxious for another crack at rival Hobbs in Friday’s finals of the District 4-5A tourney at Hobbs. Before they can do that, though, the Wildcats have to take care of business when they host Carlsbad in a 7 p.m. contest today at Rock Staubus Gym. The Cats (21-4) have […]

Business digest: Portales man takes first in corn contest

Kevin Breshears of Rheanie Farms in Portales captured first place in the A non-irrigated division of the 2006 National Corn Growers’ Association’s Corn Yield Contest in New Mexico, according to a Pioneer Hi-Bred International news release. He won with a yield of 65.31 bushels per acre. The annual competition honors the highest producing corn growers […]

Lady Cats rally, beat Hobbs

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Clovis High junior Ebony Bunton tries to avoid defensive pressure from Hobbs’ Stacey Sigala during the Lady Cats late 52-48 victory (Hobbs News-Sun: Timothy Rios) CNJ staff HOBBS — The Clovis High girls are the District 4-5A regular-season champions again, but it didn’t come without a struggle. Junior guard Ebony Bunton scored a career-best 28 […]

Hobbs takes 4-5A battle

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Clovis’ Michael Lewis battles Hobbs’ Jeff Taylor for a rebound during Friday’s District 4-5A clash at Rock Staubus Gym. The Eagles wrapped up the regular-season district title with a 97-86 win over the Wildcats. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Like a military general, Clovis coach J.D. Isler compared the […]

CHS GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Cats seek district title at Hobbs

CNJ staff Clovis coach Miles Watters said the Lady Wildcats played well enough at home to beat Hobbs earlier this month. In order to win in tonight’s rematch at Hobbs, he figures they’ll have to play better. “We didn’t have a particularly great outing that night,” Watters said of a 55-45 win Feb. 2. “I […]

CHS BOYS BASKETBALL: Cats look to contain Hobbs star

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Senior guard Jaden Isler, center, and the rest of the Clovis Wildcats hope to avenge an earlier District 4-5A loss to Hobbs tonight at The Rock and force a coin flip for the top seed in next week’s district tournament. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Layne Strebeck knows he […]

Clovis gameday

District 4-5A Boys Carlsbad (10-12, 0-1) at Clovis (17-3, 0-1) When: 7 p.m. today Where: Rock Staubus Gym Last time out: Hobbs defeated Clovis 99-93 Friday. Artesia beat Carlsbad 54-47 Friday. Key Carlsbad players to watch: Jose Cruz Lopez, 6-4, Jr., F; Zack Mendez, 5-6, Sr., G; Chris Thompson, 6-5, Jr., F, Keys to the […]

State minimum wage bill flies through Senate

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Moving with a speed that surprised some legislators, the state Senate approved a minimum wage bill 35-7 late Friday, sending it to the House before a House version had a chance to get on track. Sen. Gay Kernan, R-Hobbs, said she’s fundamentally opposed to a state minimum wage and believes […]

Lady Cats open district with win

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Clovis High’s Antiesha Brown looks to lay up the ball over Hobbs’s Alesha Jackson at Rock Staubus Gym on Friday. Clovis went on to beat Hobbs 55-45 to open District 4-5A play. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Clovis took control of its District 4-5A opener late in third quarter […]

Taylor leads Hobbs past Wildcats

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Clovis junior Bryce Hill poured in 20 points in the Wildcats 99-93 loss to Hobbs Friday night. (Hobbs News-Sun: Timothy Rios) CNJ staff HOBBS — Hobbs roared to a 10-0 lead against Clovis High’s boys Friday night, but Wildcats coach J.D. Isler said he knew his team wasn’t going to panic. Clovis rallied to take […]

CHS GIRLS BASKETBALL: Coaches downplay rivalry

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High girls coach Miles Watters doesn’t want to overemphasize the importance of his team’s 7 p.m. District 4-5A opener today against rival Hobbs at Rock Staubus Gym. He’d like his team to look at it as just another game — if that’s possible. “I guess any time Clovis […]

Clovis faces huge challenge

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Layne Strebeck and the rest of the Cats head to Hobbs for a match up between the Class 5A perennial powerhouse schools. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Hobbs junior Jeff Taylor is already drawing the attention of Big 12 Conference schools such as Texas Tech and Kansas. And for […]

CHS GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Cats set to face Canyon

CNJ staff The Clovis High girls have done something few teams have done against Canyon and longtime coach Joe Lombard over the years — post a winning streak. The Lady Wildcats beat Canyon 48-38 on the road two years ago, then edged the Lady Eagles 49-45 last season at Rock Staubus Gym. They’ll try to […]

Flying J Wranglers gallup into town

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer The Flying J Wranglers will ride into Clovis once again on Dec. 16 to perform a benefit concert at the Lyceum Theatre. For the second year in a row, the popular Western music group’s performance will benefit the Miss Rodeo New Mexico pageant, according to Joe Rhodes, owner of […]

CHS VOLLEYBALL: Lady Cats cruise in finals

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The Clovis High volleyball team celebrates on the court after its District 4-5A tournament championship victory over Hobbs on Saturday night at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer As they raised a 12-by-8 wooden plaque, the Clovis Lady Wildcats were champions. Clovis defeated Hobbs 25-16, 25-10, 25-9 […]

CHS VOLLEYBALL: Lady Cats rely on chemistry

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Clovis High senior Janell Gallegos passes the ball from the back row during the Lady Wildcats’ 3-0 win over Carlsbad last Saturday at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Clovis volleyball coach Darrel Ray said this year’s team that swept through the district undefeated might not be […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Cats shoot for 4-5A title

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer With the Class 5A state playoffs looming, Clovis will attempt to lock down the District 4-5A title and a top seed as the Wildcats hit the road today to face Carlsbad at Ralph Bowyer Stadium. With a win in their regular-season finale, the second-ranked Wildcats will capture their fourth […]

Cats add 1,000-yard rusher

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Clovis High defenders Cobey Isbell, right, and Derrick Phillips, left, tackle Hobbs wide receiver Reese Franklin in the Cats 40-9 victory over the Eagles at Leon Williams Stadium on Friday. By Greg Price CNJ SPORTS WRITER With his 125-yard effort Friday, junior Manuel Robles went over the 1,000-yard rushing mark for the season. It is […]

Clovis places second at District 4-5A meet

CNJ STAFF CARLSBAD — The team scores in Friday’s District 4-5A cross country meet look almost like carbon copies. Host Carlsbad finished first, Clovis High was second and Hobbs third in all four divisions — boys and girls varsity and junior varsity. And the team totals were nearly identical. In both the varsity boys and […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Cats soar past Eagles

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Clovis running back Manuel Robles is brought down by Hobbs defenders Brandon Solomon, left, and Thomas Schnaubert during Friday’s district game at Leon Williams Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer For a second-straight game, Clovis senior Brian Mead ran himself into the storied Clovis High record book. Mead rushed […]