Wildcat fever is back

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Clovis High School junior class president Gabriel Bryant, 16, adds a piece of wood to a pile Thrusday, a few hours before the school’s annual bonfire. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth Rick White Like most boys his age, Stefan Smith dreamed of being a Clovis Wildcat. He attended every game he could, and listened to […]

Wildcats home at last

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CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth/Clovis senior Jeff Epps is stopped as he tries to find a hole to run through during Thursday’s practice at Leon Williams Stadium. Rick White Forget homecoming — something most coaches would like to do anyway. The Clovis Wildcats are just excited about playing at home again. A five-game road trip […]

Cats rout Roswell

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CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth/Clovis cornerback Angelo Sandoval tackles Roswell’s receiver Derrick Evans during the second quarter of Saturday’s game in Roswell. Clovis won 43-0. Dave Wagner ROSWELL — John Props made quite a splash in his first varsity start for the Clovis High Wildcats. So did Alex Everett. Props, filling in at quarterback for […]

Wildcats seek redemption in Roswell

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CNJ staff photo: Erick Kluth/Clovis junior Chris Phillips tries to shake free of senior strong safety Carlos Gallo during Thursday’s practice at the high school. By Rick White Clovis had enough worries this week without having to replace its starting quarterback. Coaches learned earlier this week senior Ryan Denton will likely not play again this […]

Cats rebuilding on the run

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CNJ staff photo: Rick White/Clovis senior defensive end Jarod Baldwin closes in on Las Cruces High QB Brandon Lucero during last week’s scrimmage.Jarod Bald Rick White No Hank Baskett. No Nathan Nuttall. No Joey Garcia. No chance for the Clovis Wildcats? Not necessarily. For the first time in several years, the Wildcats head into a […]

Game Day

Compiled by CNJ Sports Editor Rick White Game Day Clovis at Mayfield 7:30 p.m. tonight, Las Cruces Sports Stadium 2002 records: Clovis 9-3, Mayfield 12-1 Head coaches: Clovis, Eric Roanhaus, 26th year, 235-81-5; Jim Bradley, 17th year, 154-40-6 Last meeting: Mayfield 14, Clovis 0, 2002 regular-season Basic offense/defense: Clovis, pro-set/50; Mayfield, Power I, 50 double-eagle […]

Wildcats look vulnerable against defending state champs

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Las Cruces cornerback Gabe Oliver breaks up a pass intended for Clovis senior wide receiver Ben Teconchuk during Friday’s scrimmage in Artesia. Photo by Rick White By Rick White ARTESIA — Both teams scored three times, including one each by the second units. But by no means was Friday’s scrimmage between defending state champion Las […]

Cats battle Cruces

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Clovis High School junior John Props takes the handoff from senior Jeff Epps during Thursday’s practice at the high school. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave W agner After nearly two weeks of going against each other in practice, the Clovis High Wildcats will see someone else on the other side of the ball today […]

Offseason has Cats ready for two-a-days

By Dave Wagner If offseason workouts are any gauge, things are looking good this season for the Clovis High football team. CHS defensive coordinator Darren Kelley said the Wildcats had a good turnout for their three-times-a-week, early-morning program over the summer. The Cats begin two-a-day workouts on Monday, the first day of official practice for […]

Clovis shuffles football coaching staff

By Dave Wagner Clovis High School had some shuffling to do to replace a pair of veteran coaches. Randy Adrian had been the school’s athletic director for 12 years and was the offensive and defensive line coach when he retired in the spring. Dale Fullerton, formerly the principal at Marshall Junior High who has taken […]

Could CHS sweep at state?

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By Dave Wagner Clovis High boys coach Darren Kelley and girls coach Darrel Ray are heading into this weekend’s Class 5A state track meet at Alamogordo with high hopes for their squads. Neither is predicting a championship, but both believe their teams should be in the hunt. “This is the first time we’re going in […]

Clovis senior has sights set on state records

By Rick White Stealth bomber pilots might not be the only ones taking flight this weekend in Alamogordo. High-flying Clovis senior Derond Jackson plans to put on an aerial show of his own at the Class 5A state track meet at Alamogordo High School. Heavily favored in the long and triple jumps, Jackson said he’s […]