Clovis finishes fast against Bulldawgs

CNJ staff ROSWELL — Clovis started slow and finished strong in Friday’s scrimmage against Las Cruces, according to Clovis assistant coach Darren Kelley. Las Cruces outscored Clovis four touchdowns to two during an 80-play controlled scrimmage. The Wildcats got the better of the Bulldawgs in a 20-play, goal-line series in which the teams started at […]

Cats seek potent offense

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CNJ staff photo: Rick White Senior running back Manuel Robles, left, and senior quarterback Jordan Mendoza are key returning players on offense as the Clovis High Wildcats prepare to open the 2007 season next week. By Rick White: CNJ managing editor Manuel Robles smiles. He swears he’s going to adapt his sledgehammer running style and […]

Cats’ Phillips in transition

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis football coach Eric Roanhaus directs the play to go through the “2” hole as quarterback Josh Potocki, left, hands off to Manuel Robles during Monday’s practice at CHS. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Derrick Phillips is transitioning from defense to offense this season, but he doesn’t think the […]

Cats plan to rely on speed

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis High seniors Diondre Hunter, left, and Jaden Isler take time to share a drink and a song on Hunter’s iPod during a break in Saturday’s conditioning drills at the high school practice field. By Rick White: CNJ managing editor Speed for size. It’s a good tradeoff as far as […]

American takes 9-10 tournament

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Freedom Newspapers: Mickey Winfield Zia pitcher Keaton Greenwalt delivers to the plate during the second inning of Friday’s District 3 Little League 9-10 year old championship game against American at Dickenson Field. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers The Clovis American All-Stars shook off a 7-6 loss to Zia Thursday, returning the favor on Friday night […]

CHS BOYS STATE TRACK: Cats look for big points from Robles

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CNJ staff photo: Rick White Clovis High junior Manuel Robles, shown in the 400 relay in last weekend’s District 4-5A meet at Leon Williams Stadium, is hoping to have a big weekend for the Wildcats in the Class 5A state track meet today and Saturday in Albuquerque. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High […]

Clovis senior closing in on school mark in shot

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Staff photo: Andy DeLisle Michael Cohen practice the shot Thursday before the district track meet. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Michael Cohen is looking ahead — 57 feet, 4 inches to be exact. That would be a Clovis High record for the shot put, and it’s one of Cohen’s few unmet goals as he […]

CHS TRACK: Wildcat Relays may provide early look at 5A state meet

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Clovis High junior Ebony Bunton will try to defend her girls Wildcat Relays high jump championship of a year ago in today’s competition at Leon Williams Stadium. Bunton cleared 5-5 1/2 in last year’s meet. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Had the Wildcat Relays gone off on Friday as […]

CHS TRACK: Lady Cats look to defend 5A title

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Colt Merrin, left, and Derrick Phillips practice baton handoffs for the 400 relay during Wednesday’s boys track practice at Leon Williams Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Darrel Ray knows his Clovis High girls track team has some points to replace after winning a Class 5A state team title […]

Clovis to retire Baskett’s jersey

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Hank Baskett will have his No. 18 Clovis High football jersey retired today in a ceremony at halftime of the Clovis-Carlsbad boys basketball game at Rock Staubus gym today. Baskett will be the 11th player in Clovis football history to have his jersey retired — […]