Preseason prep coaches polls

New Mexico High School Coaches AssociationFootballPreseasonClass 5A1. La Cueva2. Mayfield3. Las Cruces4. Clovis5. Manzano6. Eldorado7. Rio Rancho8. Sandia9. Rio Rancho Cleveland10. Cibola Class 4A1. Belen2. Goddard3. Aztec4. Artesia5. St. Pius X6. Farmington7. Valencia8. Moriarty9. (tie) Del Norte9. (tie) Kirtland Central Class 3A1. Lovington2. Raton3. St. Michael’s4. Socorro5. Silver City6. Portales7. Hatch Valley8. Albuquerque9. Hot Springs10. […]

Wildcats rally to take third

CNJ staff RIO RANCHO — Clovis coach Shane Shallenberger figured sophomore Parker Wood would be a force on the mound. He just didn’t think it would happen this quickly. Wood pitched 3 2/3 scoreless innings in relief of senior starter Cade Wheeler and the Wildcats rallied to beat St. Pius 8-7 Saturday in the third-place […]

Farmington shuts Wildcats down

CNJ staff RIO RANCHO — In a game where both Clovis’ bats and pitches fell flat, Farmington smothered the Wildcats 14-1 in five innings Friday in a semifinal contest at the Rio Rancho Invitational. Senior Josh Katchner belted a two-run home run in Farmington’s eight-run third and finished with four RBI, putting Farmington in the […]

Saturday’s prep football playoffs scores

Saturday’s scores The Associated Press Class 1A Football Championship Fort Sumner 14, Texico 7 Class 2A Football Championship Hatch Valley 54, Tucumcari 7 Class 3A Football Quarterfinals Hot Springs 61, Bloomfield 13 Lovington 28, Socorro 14 Class 4A Football Quarterfinals Artesia 49, Belen 7 Goddard 28, Albuquerque Academy 0 Silver 20, St. Pius 10 Class […]

Wolverines roll past Dora into state semifinals

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Texico’s Logan Brown slides under the tag from Dora third baseman Tyler Wilhoit during Monday’s Class 1A state quarterfinal game against Dora at St. Pius High School in Albuquerque. (CNJ staff: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler ALBUQUERQUE — In just its fourth year of baseball, Texico has established itself as an early favorite in the […]

Updated state tournament results

The Associated Press State Basketball Tournament Scores Tuesday GIRLS Class 5A Quarterfinals Clovis 44, Gallup 40 Rio Rancho 41, La Cueva 29 Sandia 47, Los Lunas 39 Mayfield 82, Highland 55 Class 4A Quarterfinals St. Pius 63, Silver 45 Deming 63, Aztec 62 Roswell 67, Los Alamos 51 Kirtland 60, Moriarty 35 Class 2A Quarterfinals […]

Vixens play giant killer

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Ft. Sumner junior Julie Wood spikes the ball between two Lubbock Christian players during their game at the 2004 Clovis Volleyball Invitational Saturday at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. (CNJ photo by Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Buzz isn’t usually created around a fifth-place tournament finish. But, in the Clovis Invitational volleyball tournament, much of […]

Clovis Invite features deep field

CNJ staff Clovis coach Darrel Ray said the Lady Wildcats’ string of three-straight championship games in the Clovis Invitational volleyball tournament is in serious jeopardy this weekend. The tournament, which features three defending state champions in Rio Rancho, Portales and St. Pius, starts today with pool play. Class 1A runnerup Fort Sumner is also in […]

CHS baseball team captures fifth at Rio Rancho

CNJ STAFF RIO RANCHO — The Clovis High baseball team continued to get strong early-season pitching in finishing fifth in the Rio Rancho tournament. On Friday, senior Robert Riggins threw five strong innings in a 12-1 consolation semifinal rout of Roswell High while seniors Richard Urban and Jason Seefelt combined on a four-hit shutout Saturday […]

Lady Cats have seven-year itch

Eric Butler The Clovis Lady Wildcats’ bid to win their own tournament for the first time is one of several storylines heading into this weekend’s seventh annual Clovis Invitational volleyball tournament. The 16-team tournament begins Friday morning with pool play at the high school and Marshall Junior High, with quarterfinals beginning at 2 p.m. “We’ve […]

Gibson, Pius

Pius Gibson Services: No services are planned. Mr. Pius Olney Gibson III, 45, of Portales, died Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at his home. He was born July 3, 1957, in Daytona Beach, Fla., to Dolores and Pius Olney Gibson Jr. He grew up in Jackson, Miss. He was a 1975 graduate of Forrest Hill High […]