Balanced attack key for Cats

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ sports writer Manzano coach Aaron Ocampo knows first-hand how explosive the Clovis Wildcats’ offense can be. The Wildcats beat Manzano 49-14 two weeks ago in the second round of the playoffs. “You have to contain (Rishard) Matthews,” Ocampo said. “And I don’t know if you can stop him without double covering […]

La Cueva appears ‘human’

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent The two-time defending Class 5A state champions La Cueva Bears still have the talent to add another title, but the graduation of a monsterly talented senior class has left the Bears at least vulnerable, according to a pair of Albuquerque coaches. Eldorado’s David Williams and Manzano’s Aaron Ocampo both used […]

Cats one win away from playoffs


Clovis defensive coordinator Darren Kelley goes over formations with senior linebacker Jeff Epps during Thursday’s practice at the school. Epps is the Wildcats’ leading tackler this season. CNJ photo: Rick White By Rick White The Clovis Wildcats know two things this week. A win over Manzano earns them a third-straight state playoff appearance, and in […]