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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cats cruise to easy win over Artesia

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Clovis High junior Bryce Hill drives to the basket during Friday night’s game against Artesia at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer The Clovis Wildcats put on an offensive exhibition in their last non-district game, defeating Artesia 94-70 Friday night at Rock Staubus Gym. Junior Bryce Hill […]

Cats bounce back for win at Borger

CNJ staff BORGER, Texas — Clovis High’s boys quickly got back on the winning track Tuesday night. Four Wildcats scored in double figures and combined for 10 3-pointers as the Wildcats pulled away in the second half for a 72-57 victory over host Borger. Clovis (16-2) bounced back from a loss on Friday night at […]

CNJ BOYS BASKETBALL: Cats hope to get back in action today

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High’s boys weren’t able to get right back on the court after absorbing their second loss of the season on Friday, a 97-91 verdict at Rio Rancho. A Saturday afternoon game at Sandia was called off to give the team a better chance of getting back to Clovis […]

Rio Rancho downs Cats for second time

CNJ staff RIO RANCHO — For the second time this season, No. 1-ranked Rio Rancho beat Clovis in a high-scoring affair. Wildcats coach J.D. Isler saw positives in Friday’s 97-91 loss. “I told (his players) we might see them again in the state tournament,” Isler said. “They never quit, they never got rattled, and these […]

CHS BOYS BASKETBALL: Cats erupt in third quarter

Clovis High’s Jaden Isler splits Taos defenders Joe Montoya, left, and Juan Valdez during Friday’s game at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Taos Tigers hung around for a half Friday night. It didn’t take Clovis High’s boys long, however, to turn the game into a […]

CHS BOYS BASKETBALL: Cats prepare for Taos’ mix-match defense

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Although the Purple Pepper Shootout isn’t a tournament in the traditional sense, with a championship presentation or all-tournament team, both Clovis and Taos are taking the two-day event seriously. The Wildcats (13-1) will square off against Taos (9-7) at 7:30 p.m. today at Rock Staubus Gym. Roswell High plays […]

COLLEGE UPDATE: Ex-CHS point guard helping McMurry

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer McMurry University junior point guard Bud Willis did more than hone his basketball skills at Clovis High School. Under the tutelage of Wildcats coach J. D. Isler, Willis also learned his true calling in life was coaching. “When I see him coach, he teaches you how to play ball, […]