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 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 cruise into tourney semifinals

CNJ staff ARTESIA — Senior guard Cody Thornsbury hit five 3-pointers for 15 points and the Clovis High boys basketball team cruised into the finals of the Artesia Invitational on Friday with a 63-44 victory over Roswell Goddard. Junior guards Jaden Isler and Bryce Hill added 12 and 11 points, respectively, for the Wildcats (2-0), […]

Coyotes hold off Cats

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Clovis’ Devin Sweet splits two Roswell defenders during the first half of Friday’s game at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Roswell High and Clovis switched roles in their two meetings this season, but the outcome didn’t change — the Coyotes won both. Roswell beat Clovis 60-57 […]

Wildcats win wild one against district rival

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Clovis senior Devin Sweet scores two of his 15 points over Hobbs’ Oliver Stinson. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Clovis’ smallest player nearly blew the roof of The Rock. Cody Thornsbury, a 5-foot-6 junior lefty, hit five 3-pointers and scored 19 points and sophomore Jaden Isler iced the game […]

Healthy Wildcats win on road

CNJ STAFF ARTESIA — Playing at full strength for the first time in a month, Clovis sophomore guard Jaden Isler helped the Wildcats down Artesia 70-61 Friday in a non-district tune-up game. Isler and junior guard Cody Thornsbury lead the Cats in the game for the Cats (13-6) with 17 points each. “We looked a […]