CHS FOOTBALL: Cats pumped for start of district

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Clovis High quarterback Jordan Mendoza drops back to throw a pass against Artesia during the Wildcats’ last game on Oct. 13 at Leon Williams Stadium. The Cats begin District 4-5A play tonight at home against Hobbs. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer In the entryway of the Clovis locker room, […]

CHS BOYS SOCCER: Cats beat Hobbs with five second-half goals

CNJ staff HOBBS — Senior midfielder Luis Miranda had two goals and two assists as Clovis High erupted for all five of its goals in the final 28 minutes for a 5-2 District 4-5A boys soccer victory over Hobbs on Tuesday. Now the Wildcats (13-5-1, 1-3 district) must wait to see if their overall record […]

CHS VOLLEYBALL: Lady Cats clinch district title

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Clovis setter Britni Montague, right, tips the ballpast Hobbs’ Candace McTizic during Tuesday’s 3-0 win over Hobbs at Rock Staubus Gym. Clovis clinched the regular-season district title with the victory. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis High Lady Wildcats wanted no part of a squeaker Tuesday night — […]

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 VOLLEYBALL; Lady Cats go five games to win district opener

CNJ staff HOBBS — The Clovis Lady Wildcats opened their District 4-5A volleyball schedule on Thursday night with a 25-15, 15-25, 25-12, 21-25, 15-9 victory over Hobbs. Clovis (9-8, 1-0 district) had four leaders in each statistical category. Senior hitter Siobhan Flatow had 10 kills, while senior setter Britni Montague provided 32 assists. Senior libero […]

CHS CROSS COUNTRY: Cats, Lady Cats sweep team titles at Hobbs

CNJ staff HOBBS — Clovis High dominated varsity competition in Thursday’s Hobbs Invitational cross country meet, sweeping easily to both team titles. The CHS girls put all six of their runners in the top nine and finished with 17 points to 40 for the runnerup Lady Eagles. On the boys’ side, Clovis finished with 28 […]

CHS GIRLS SOCCER: Hobbs blanks Lady Cats

CNJ staff HOBBS — Goals by Maria Lopez and Kathy Hiser lifted the Hobbs Lady Eagles past Clovis High 2-0 on Saturday in a District 4-5A girls soccer match. CHS coach Shane Leatherwood said it was a competitive match and the Lady Wildcats (4-8-2, 0-1 district) didn’t play badly. “I think we played well on […]

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 hosts cross country invitational

CNJ staff Clovis High cross country coach Mark Bussen would like to see his teams ready to go for today’s Clovis Invitational at Ned Houk Park. To that end, he cut back on workouts this week for the Wildcats and Lady Wildcats. “I’ve rested the kids a little,” Bussen said. “We’ve been working hard for […]

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 […]

Cats move into finals of own invitational

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Clovis High junior Luis Esparza (12) battles New Mexico Military’s Elliot Girard (5) for the ball iduring the Wildcats’ 2-0 win over NMMI on Friday in the Clovis Invitational at CHS. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent At the start of the second half, the numbers on the scoreboard were getting […]

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 […]

Hobbs sweeps Clovis

CNJ staff HOBBS — Hobbs scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth on Saturday to hand Clovis a 6-1 loss in the first game of a summer baseball doubleheader. In the second game, the Eagles scored in all four turns at bat in rolling to a run-rule-shortened 15-3 win over the Wildcats (7-3). […]

Kemper, Freddie

Freddie Don Kemper, 72, died Sunday, May 28, 2006 at his residence in Hobbs. Mr. Kemper was born Oct. 28, 1933 in Callahan County, Texas to George and Ada Lacey Kemper. He grew up in the Denton Valley and graduated from Clyde High School. He attended South Plains College in Levelland. He served in the […]

Clovis up against dangerous offense

Clovis junior Cade Wheeler pitches during the Cats’ 19-1 win over Texico on Tuesday. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) CNJ staff With one spectacular and one solid start in his last two games, senior Sean Cruce got the nod as the Wildcats’ starting pitcher when 13th-seeded Clovis goes on the road to face fourth-seeded Cibola […]

AWOL tracksters derail meet

Freedom Newspapers A high school track meet at Hobbs was canceled Tuesday after two female Portales track athletes were reported missing. The two athletes left with friends and returned to the meet about two hours later, according to Hobbs school and law enforcement officials. Portales Schools Superintendent Randy Fowler said he did not know the […]

Wildcats split doubleheader with Hobbs

CNJ staff HOBBS — The Clovis Wildcats came within one game of what looked impossible only weeks ago. Needing a doubleheader sweep to have a chance to finish second in District 4-5A and earn and automatic state playoff berth, Clovis beat Hobbs 10-6 in the opener. But the Eagles blanked Clovis 8-0 in the nightcap, […]

Lady Cats split and wait

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Hobbs sophomore Blakely Jenkins is caught in a rundown between Clovis’ Sonia Chavez, left and Jordan Garrett. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Now the waiting begins for the Clovis softball team. The Wildcats had a chance to pull into second place in District 4-5A in a home doubleheader with Hobbs. […]

Cats fighting for postseason

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Clovis senior outfielder Devin Sweet takes a cut during practice on Monday at Bell Park. The Wildcats travel to Hobbs for a key doubleheader today. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer A little more than a month ago, the Clovis Wildcats beat Valley to advance to the title game of […]