Clovis seeded fourth in delayed 5A pairings

CNJ staff Clovis is seeded fourth and will receive a first-round bye in the Class 5A playoff pairings released today by the New Mexico Activities Association. Defending state champion and unbeaten Mayfield (10-0) earned the top seed in the 12-team playoffs that were delayed a week by a lawsuit filed by the parents of Las […]

Texico earns home playoff match

Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent TEXICO — There was quite a bit at stake, besides the District 6-2A volleyball championship, when Texico hosted Clayton Saturday afternoon: Quite a bit of miles, that is. The Ladyt Wolverines, with a 25-23, 22-25, 25-17, 25-14 victory, made sure it would be the visiting Lady Yellowjackets who would have to […]

CHS CROSS COUNTRY: Ruidoso Invitational results

CNJ staff Ruidoso Invitational Thursday All races 3 miles Varsity boys Team standings: 1. Odessa 78; 2. Clovis 97; 3. Cobre 102; 4. Artesia 136; 5. Silver 141; 6. Gadsden 151; 7. Ruidoso 174; 8. Hobbs 196; 9. Alamogordo 224; 10. Las Cruces High 282; 11. Mayfield 312; 12. Las Vegas Robertson 224; 13. Roswell […]

Wildcats hit road to face Eldorado

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Clovis High coach Eric Roanhaus, seated, goes over his schedule during Thursday’s practice in preparation for the Wildcats’ game tonight against Eldorado in Albuquerque. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer It’s bounce-back time for the Clovis High football team. Coming off a season-opening 21-13 loss to Mayfield at Leon Williams […]

Mayfield beats Clovis in season-opener — again

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Michael Cohen and Taylor Muse tackle Mayfield quarterback Mathew Sandoval in Clovis’ 21-13 loss on Friday at Leon Williams Stadium. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer If the Mayfield Trojans are going to defend their Class 5A state football championship, it figures that Chris Hutchinson will be a major factor. A […]

Cats, Trojans collide in season opener

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Clovis High senior Brian Mead breaks though a hole during the Wildcats’ practice on Thursday afternoon. The Wildcats open the season today with a 7 p.m. contest against Mayfield at Leon Williams Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer When the Clovis High football team takes on Mayfield in the […]

McCasland-Layton Wedding

Carli Jordan McCasland of Clovis and Lance Eric Layton of Sudan, Texas, were joined in marriage June 24, 2006, at the home of Layne and Shelly Norris. Pastor Jerry Kendall performend the outdoor wedding. The bride is the daughter of Lisa Jo and Ellis McCasland of Clovis. She is the granddaughter of Bob and Barbara […]

Clovis senior Moore ties for sixth

The Associated Press Mayfield’s Brett Jones parred the fourth playoff hole to beat Albuquerque High’s Joey Gorance for the individual title at the Class 5A boys state tournament Tuesday. Mayfield, with its four top players all shooting in the 70s on the par-72 New Mexico State University course, won the team title by six shots […]

Clovis junior defensive stopper

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Tori Northcutt has played varsity since her freshman year. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Rick White: CNJ managing editor What Clovis High junior Tori Northcutt does better than most won’t show up next to her name in the scorebook. Northcutt relies on a combination of tenacity and a basketball IQ that’s off the chart to […]

ENMU adds signees in soccer

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer coach Carlos Elizondo has announced the signing of seven players to national letters-of-intent for next year, while women’s coach Travis McCorkle has added four players to the five already announced earlier. For the men, all the signees are freshmen. They include defender Dustin Flores of […]

Mayfield downs Lady Cats

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Clovis sophomore Ebony Bunton drives around Mayfield junior Carissa McGee during the first half of the Lady Wildcats’ Tuesday matchup against Mayfield. CNJ staff photo: Andrew Chavez By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer The rivalry is back on. A fired up Mayfield squad came into hostile territory and beat the Clovis Lady Wildcats 56-50 on […]

Lady Cats, Mayfield renew state rivalry

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Clovis High senior Jessica Russell puts defensive pressure on Portales senior Rebekah Gonzales during Saturday’s championship game of the Plateau Holiday Classic at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis High Lady Wildcats may own a 25-point win over Las Cruces Mayfield earlier this season, but […]

Several area teams claimed state titles in 2005

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Members of the Clovis High girls basketball team leap off the bench to celebrate the unbeaten Lady Wildcats’ 2005 state championship over Mayfield at The Pit in Albuquerque. (CNJ file photo) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Area high school teams captured six state championships in 2005, and several others were close. Three of the […]

Clovis basketball teams take road trip to Texas

By Jesse Wolfersberger It is hard to argue any New Mexico team is better than Clovis’ Lady Cats. They are undefeated in their last 36 basketball games, most recently, a convincing 65-40 win over last year’s state runner-up Mayfield in the finals of the Mel Otero Invitational Tournament on Saturday. But that doesn’t mean much […]

Lady Cats dominate Mayfield in final

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent RIO RANCHO — Clovis and Mayfield share a lot. Each has won a state title recently, each are 5-0 this season, and each breezed through the first two round of the Mel Otero Invitational tournament. But Saturday’s tournament title contest turned out to be no contest as the defending Class […]

Lady Cats, Mayfield set to meet again

By Eric Kluth: CNJ correspondent RIO RANCHO — The Clovis and Mayfield girls basketball teams have only met twice the last two years — both times in The Pit for the Class 5A state championship. This season, the squads scheduled a regular-season meeting. But before that takes place, the Lady Wildcats and Lady Trojans will […]

Lady Cats coast into semifinals

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent RIO RANCHO — Since Mayfield replaced Santa Fe in the field, the Mel Otero Invitational has been one of the toughest fields — save the postseason. But first-round games of eight-team tourneys, even difficult ones, can present some blowouts. Clovis delivered one such lopsided victory when the Wildcats demolished Del […]

Lady Cats try to stay focused on Moriarty

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Aimee Hilburn admits it’s a little hard not to look ahead this week. Hilburn and her Clovis High teammates have business to tend to tonight when the Lady Wildcats host Moriarty in a 6:30 p.m. matchup at Rock Staubus Gym. Looming this weekend, though, is the Mel Otero Invite […]

Trojans take title

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Clovis junior wide receiver Rishard Matthews tries to outrun Mayfield’s Peter Suter during the second half of Saturday’s Class 5A championship game at the Field of Dreams Stadium in Las Cruces. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer LAS CRUCES — Just when it looked like the Clovis High Wildcats had taken […]

Defense keeps Cats in game early

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Clovis’ Randy Cerda , left, and Michael Cohen sack Mayfield quarterback David Bustillos during the first half. (Staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer LAS CRUCES — Quietly, the Clovis High defense kept the Wildcats in Saturday’s Class 5A state championship game early against top-ranked Mayfield at Field of Dreams. With the […]