Running for goals


Clovis senior Matt Loewen finished third in the 1,600 meters at Friday’s Wildcat Relay. He signed to play soccer at Eastern New Mexico University. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Clovis senior Matthew Loewen has traveled hundreds of miles for soccer. Last fall, Loewen often traveled from a Wildcat soccer game […]

Boys soccer: Seniors goal oriented


Clovis High school seniors, clockwise from bottom, Jesse VanKuren, Kendal Essex, Matt Loewen, and Michael Fernandez have been with the team and coach Shaun Gill from the beginning; enduring two losing seasons in the process. Staff photo by Eric Kluth By John Eisel They’ve endured two losing seasons, enough blowouts to cover a lifetime, and […]

Boys soccer: Wildcats hoping to build on solid group of returnees


Clovis High senior Michael Fernandez works on his juggling skills during a break in Wednesday’s practice at the Yucca soccer complex. By Eric Butler Three-win seasons have a tendency to temper preseason optimism. That’s why Clovis High senior Matt Loewen sometimes follows words like, “we’ve got a pretty good team” with a quick caveat. “Last […]

Roswell clips Cats


CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth/Clovis defender Matt Gonzales battles for a loose ball. Rick White Adam Elliott swept away passes like a veteran custodian. Kendall Essex quarterbacked an improved midfield attack. Matt Loewen soared above the crowd to hammer home a header, and Dewayne Roberts played aggressively in goal. All pluses for the win-starved Wildcats, […]