Oldtimers parade hits streets of Melrose

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The Clovis Capital Cowbells mounted group took part in Saturday’s Melrose Oldtimers Day parade. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Lillian Perkins cruised the Melrose Oldtimers’ Day parade route just ahead of the Melrose cheerleaders in her motorized wheelchair for a second straight year — this time dressed in a Raggedy Ann-style […]

SUMMER TRACK: CHS grad Perkins qualifies for national meet

CNJ staff EL PASO — Recent Clovis High graduate Kim Perkins qualified for national competition in two events over the weekend by placing in the Region X USA track and field youth championships at the University of Texas-El Paso. Perkins placed second in the 17-18 girls 400-meter intermediate hurdles in a personal-best time of 1:05.07, […]

Lady Cats aim for gold

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Clovis coach Darrel Ray, right, works with junior Heather Malloy on starting out of the blocks at practice on Wednesday at Leon Williams Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Lady Wildcats head into the Class 5A state track meet winners of their last six meets, and the […]

Lady Cats take first in Wildcat Relays

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Clovis sophomore Ebony Bunton clears the bar during the high jump Thursday at the Wildcat Relays. Bunton won the event, clearing 5 feet, 5 inches. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer There was no tripping up Kim Perkins this time. Perkins, who fell in the 100- and 300-meter hurdles Monday […]

PREP TRACK: Lady Cats hope to contend for state title

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer If Saturday’s first meet of the season was an indicator, the Clovis High Lady Wildcats think good things are ahead this spring in track. Competing without about eight performers who were involved in Class 5A state basketball last week, the Lady Cats posted a second-place team finish behind Alamogordo […]

Lady Cats second at Carlsbad

CNJ staff CARLSBAD — Senior Kim Perkins won four events, posting state-qualifying times in two of them, as Clovis High’s girls finished second behind Alamogordo on Saturday in Carlsbad’s season-opening Ralph Boyer Relays. The Lady Wildcats, short several performers because of the Class 5A state basketball tournament, finished with 105 1/3 points while Alamogordo had […]

Student profile: Kim Perkins

Kim Perkins is a senior at Clovis High School. She is the daughter of Freddie and Mae Perkins. What is your favorite TV show, past and present? Past: “City Guys” and “Saved by the Bell.” Present: “7th Heaven” and “Gilmore Girls.” Tell us a story about your childhood: Since I was about 5 years old, […]

Lady Cats turn back Hobbs

CNJ staff HOBBS — The Clovis High volleyball team clinched a tie for the District 4-5A regular-season title and tied the school’s consecutive wins record Thursday night with a 25-20, 23-25, 25-22, 25-14 victory over Hobbs. Senior Aimee Hilburn had 10 kills for the Lady Wildcats (13-5, 3-0 district), who stretched their winning streak nine […]

Perkins ready for national meet

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer After qualifying for national Junior Olympics track and field competition last year but not being able to go due to lack of funds, Kim Perkins is anxious for another crack at it. The Clovis High senior-to-be qualified in the 400 hurdles last summer when she was in the 15-16 […]

CHS’ Perkins gains national track berth

CNJ staff DENVER — Clovis High senior-to-be Kim Perkins has qualified for the national Junior Olympics track and field meet in the 400 hurdles in the 17-18 age division, winning the event on Sunday in the USA track and field Region X championship in a time of 1:05.58. Region X takes in New Mexico, Arizona, […]