News mixed for CHS at state

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Clovis High senior Charles Purdy earned a fifth-place finish in shot put on Thursday in Class 5A state track competition at Albuquerque with a throw of 52 feet, 3 1/2 inches. Photo by Rick White STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS ALBUQUERQUE — The good news is the Clovis Lady Wildcats qualified first in the 400- and […]

Lady Cats counting on relay wins

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(Counter clockwise) Clovis freshman Lorena Garza, sophomore Renata Porterfield, senior Vanessa Vaca, freshman Kacee Escobar, sophomore Aimee Hilburn and senior Tyisha Brown have all qualified for state this weekend. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner It’s bear-hunting time for the Clovis High Lady Wildcats. Specifically, “Lady Bears,” as in La Cueva. CHS girls track […]

Cats seek to extend state track streaks

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Clovis freshman Brian Mead, shown running in the boys 300 hurdles preliminaries on Friday in the District 4-5A meet at Leon Williams Stadium, will compete for the Wildcats in the 110 hurdles this weekend in the state 5A meet. Photo by Rick White By Rick White With the chances of ending La Cueva’s string of […]

Cats win third crown in four years

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Clovis junior Tanner Williams finished second to teammate Phillip Williams in Friday’s long jump. Photo by Rick White By Rick White Not much is slowing Phillip Williams down these days, not even a 3-inch gash to his hand he suffered less than an hour into the District 4-5A track meet when he spiked himself in […]

Lady Cats expect stiff test from Eldorado

By Dave Wagner Clovis High girls track coach Darrel Ray sees a two-team battle for the District 4-5A championship this weekend at Leon Williams Stadium. And since the Lady Wildcats have already qualified most of what they want for next week’s Class 5A state meet in Albuquerque, he said they’re more focused on defending their […]

Clovis senior lives up to promise

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Clovis senior Shea Chase has overcome a knee injury to qualify for the Class 5A state track meet in the discus. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Rick White Shea Chase will compete in the discus Saturday in the District 4-5A track meet, exactly six months since he underwent surgery to repair a knee he […]

Injury breaks up twin terrors

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Fort Sumner junior Sandy Fortner is the Class 2A state record holder in the long jump. Photo courtesy of Andrew Chavez/imastore.com By Rick White Sandy and Kelly Fortner have been twin terrors since they burst onto the state track scene as precocious eighth-graders four years ago. The past two seasons the speedy sisters and identical […]

Austin group to meet McClure in Clovis

CNJ STAFF REPORTS Austin Community College officials did not select a new school president at Tuesday evening’s board meeting in Austin, Texas. Clovis Community College President Dr. Beverly McClure is one of two finalists vying for the open position. Robert Aguero, vice chancellor of educational affairs at Dallas Community College, is the other candidate. According […]

Williams, Purdy earn second-place finishes

CNJ STAFF AMARILLO — Phillip Williams and Charles Purdy earned second-place finishes for the Clovis High boys in the Amarillo Relays track meet Friday and Saturday at Dick Bivins Stadium. Williams went 22 feet in long jump while Purdy threw 53-4. Other placers for the Wildcats were Matt Appelman, 10:09 for third in the 3,200, […]

Purdy good start for Clovis senior

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Clovis senior Charles “Budda” Purdy had to change his early-season goals after breaking the school record in the shot put in the Wildcats’ first meet of the season. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner Charles Purdy thought he had a good throw left in him. He just wasn’t sure how good. The Clovis […]