Zia volleyballers struggles continue

CNJ staff SEARCY, Ark. — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team dropped its final two matches in the Harding Classic on Saturday, falling to Washburn 30-21, 30-18, 30-17 and to the host Lady Bison 30-27, 30-28, 30-23. The Zias (3-11) went 0-4 for the weekend against teams which entered their matches against ENMU with […]

Lady Cats pull away from Westerners

CNJ staff LUBBOCK — The Clovis High volleyball team struggled through the first two games, then cruised to a game-clinching win in the third Tuesday night in a 25-23, 26-24, 25-11 victory over Lubbock High. The Lady Wildcats (4-1), coming off a four-game win over Portales on Saturday for the championship in their own invitational […]

Clovis, Portales cruise into semis

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis sophomore Antiesha Brown hits over Tatum’s Ivery Cardenas during a quarterfinal match at Rock Staubus Gym. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Like a fish on a line, Clovis sometimes seemed to be toying with Class 1A Tatum on Friday in the quarterfinals of the 16-team Clovis Invitational volleyball tournament. […]

Roswell outlasts Lady Cats

CNJ staff ROSWELL — Chantele Riddle had nine kills and was credited with 16 blocks Tuesday night as defending Class 4A state volleyball champion Roswell High defeated Clovis High 25-22, 25-15, 22-25, 25-18. The Lady Coyotes (1-1) bounced back from a season-opening loss to Ruidoso against the Lady Wildcats, who were playing their opening match […]

Lady Cats make progress

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis High School junior Meagan Baglien gets set to serve against Portales during a scrimmage on Saturday at Rock Staubus Gym. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Don’t get Clovis High volleyball coach Darrel Ray wrong: His team is still pretty young. But these Lady Wildcats aren’t nearly as raw anymore. […]

ENMU spikers win two in Lady Buff Classic

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team bounced back from a pair of losses on Friday, beating New Mexico Highlands 26-30, 30-18, 30-27, 30-16 and Oklahoma Panhandle State 28-30, 30-25, 30-15, 30-26 to wrap up their schedule in the season-opening West Texas A&M’s Lady Buff Classic. The Zias struggled early […]

Lady Cats drop pair in tourney

CNJ staff ARTESIA — The Clovis High girls lost matches to Carlsbad 6-0 and Roswell Goddard 6-1 on Saturday in the Artesia Invitational soccer tournament. Both teams pulled away late in the half against the Lady Wildcats (0-3), who lost in a shootout to Las Vegas Robertson in Friday’s first round. Christa Miller scored Clovis’ […]

Lady Cats drop opener in shootout

CNJ staff ARTESIA — Las Vegas Robertson beat Clovis 1-0 in shootout in a girls soccer during a first-round game Friday in the Artesia Tournament. The Lady Wildcats held a lopsided 21-6 edge in shots on goal in its first game of the season, but were unable to find the net in regulation play and […]

Lady Wolverines, Vixens prepare to defend crowns

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Senior Brooke Bailey passes the ball to a teammate during Texico volleyball practice on Friday. The Lady Wolverines are preparing to defend the Class 2A state championship they won last November. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent The last time a group of athletes like this came through, Texico volleyball coach […]

Room to grow

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CNJ Staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis senior Stephanie O’Neal, left, watches coach Shane Leatherwood lead a defensive drill during practice earlier this week. The Lady Wildcats open their season Friday in a tournament in Artesia By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer It’s been a few years since the Clovis High girls soccer team has put […]

June bug by any other name not same

By Grant McGee: Local columnist With Cannon Air Force Base here, you’re going to have folks from all over the country living around Clovis. Along with the different accents from around the country come different terms and words to describe the same thing known as colloquialisms. Giving someone a ride on your bicycle is called […]

Soccer team changes schedule approach

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte Junior Jesus Loya works on his header technique during Wednesday’s Clovis High’s boys soccer practice at Yucca Middle School. The team begins its season Aug. 25 at Rio Rancho. By Dave Wagner: CNJ Sports Writer The Clovis High boys soccer team put together a solid season in 2006, posting the […]

Lady Cats ready to start

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High volleyball coach Darrel Ray used a camp-type setting last week to get a jump on the season. Ray, beginning his eighth season as the Lady Wildcats’ coach, entered Monday’s first day of practice having a fair read on his squad. “When you’ve had them for the better […]

Lady Bird Johnson epitome of strong Southern belle

By Freedom Newspapers We join Texans — and Americans — everywhere in mourning the loss of a great lady, Lady Bird Johnson, who died Wednesday at age 94 at her Austin, Texas, home. Johnson, as much as anyone, embodied the legendary Southern charm and Texas hospitality with her warm, genteel demeanor. That outward calm belied […]

Longtime Lady Rams coach steps down

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — After leading the Portales girls basketball team to five New Mexico Class 3A state championships, and seven consecutive championship game appearances, Lady Ram head coach Brenda Gomez is stepping down after 22 years as head coach. Gomez will be coaching girls basketball at Robinson High School in Waco, […]

Cats get win, tie at Levelland

CNJ staff LEVELLAND, Texas — Outfielder Jordan Jacobs went 6-for-7 as the Clovis Wildcats earned a tie and a win in West Texas Baseball League action Tuesday night. The Cats settled for an 8-8 tie in the opener, then won the nightcap 10-5 in six innings. Both games ended early on the WTBL’s 2-hour time […]

Lady Cats sweep Goddard

CNJ staff ROSWELL — The Clovis Lady Wildcats improved their summer record to 3-3 on Tuesday, notching 7-5 and 10-6 wins over Roswell Goddard. Clovis had eight hits in the opener and 13 in the nightcap. “We hit the ball better than we have been,” coach Brandi Thomas said. Goddard erased a 4-0, fourth-inning deficit […]

Hobbs blanks Lady Cats twice

CNJ staff Right now, the Hobbs Lady Eagles just seem to have Clovis’ number in softball. Hobbs handed the Lady Wildcats 10-0 and 6-0 losses on Tuesday in Clovis’ summer opener at Lady Wildcat Complex. Hobbs took three of four from the Lady Cats during the District 4-5A season, including a 4-0, 9-1 sweep at […]

Joys of tent camping wear thin with age

By Grant McGee: Local columnist It was supposed to be a simple outing. Drive over to Texas’ Caprock Canyons State Park near Quitaque, pop up a tent, then mosey on over to “Bob Wills Days” in Turkey. Instead it may have been the last camping trip for me and The Lady of the House. The […]

Lady Cats grab silver

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Staff photo: Andy DeLisle Clovis High’s Caitlin Waters collapses after finishing first in the 800 meters Saturday at the Class 5A state meet in Albuquerque. Waters was able to make it off the track under her own power and rebounded to anchor the 1600 relay later in the day. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer […]