Cats slip past JV for fifth

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Clovis eighth-grader Scott Clark (left), playing for the Clovis High junior varsity, battles junior Matt Gembrecht of the varsity for possession of the ball during Saturday’s fifth-place match in the Clovis Invitational at Yucca Soccer Complex. CNJ STAFF Clovis High boys soccer coach Shaun Gill said prior to the start of the Wildcat Invitational at […]

Lady Cats thinking big in ’03

By Dave Wagner Coach Darrel Ray thinks this could be a special season for the Clovis High volleyball team. The Lady Wildcats expected to get an indication of their potential on Saturday in an eight-team scrimmage session at Rio Rancho, with matches against the defending Class 5A champion Lady Rams, La Cueva, Eldorado and Las […]

Cats gear for season

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Clovis sophomore Andrew Schapp, left, tries to get past senior Gordon Canada during Wednesday’s practice at Parkview Elementary. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner The Clovis High boys soccer team hopes for a better start to the season — and a lot better finish. The Wildcats managed a split on the first day of […]

Downs to highlight CCC Fall Cultural Arts Series

By Helena Rodriguez Clovis Community College’s Fall Cultural Arts Series will be highlighted by a performance by Golden Globe-winning singer, Lila Downs, who performed this past year on the Academy Awards and whose singing voice has been featured in several movies. Tickets for CCC’s premiere cultural art series event, “Alborada” — a Sept. 20 concert […]

CCS brings experience to court

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Clovis Christian senior Rachel Daale spikes the ball during Tuesday’s practice at the school. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner Veteran Clovis Christian volleyball coach Ceil Boatman thinks the Lady Eagles have the ability to improve on last year’s 10-7 record. CCS returns several regulars from last year’s squad, which opens its schedule at […]

Clovis native gets a charge out of his job

By Don McAlavy Bobby Hagler has made a name for himself as a civil engineer. In the last 30 years he has been designing and building electric transmission lines and substations from North Dakota to California. He was raised on the outskirts of Clovis. He is the son of Bob and Chris Hagler of Clovis. […]

Depth worries Lady Cats

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Clovis High School girls soccer head coach Larry Jones demonstrates how to trap a ball on your chest to freshman Cassie Belford Wednesday during practice a Yucca Soccer Complex. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner Their numbers are down significantly and they have plenty of holes to fill. Still, the Clovis High Lady Wildcats […]

Clovis businesses to say thanks to Cannon

By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis businesses will say “thanks” to Cannon Air Force Base personnel on Friday. Beginning at noon, about 50 representatives from the Chamber of Commerce, Committee of 50, and the Clovis Industrial Development Corporation will serve food and host entertainment events for both adults and children in Unity Park next to the […]

Cats think they’ll be better

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Clovis High School senior goalkeeper Terrance Speice makes a save during practice Tuesday at Yucca Soccer Complex. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner Second-year Clovis High boys soccer coach Shaun Gill is confident the Wildcats will do better than they did last season. There’s certainly plenty of room for improvement after the Wildcats went […]

CHS alums make return to field tonight

By Eric Butler A long time has passed since Skip Garrett has been in a football game. And maybe Garrett’s layoff itself won’t be considered unusual as Clovis High alumni gather for Citizens Bank’s Clovis Community Football Appreciation Day tonight. But Garrett’s last game wasn’t in the street in front of his house nor was […]

Northcutt slated to participate in national camp

CNJ STAFF Tori Northcutt, who will be a freshman this fall at Marshall Junior High, has been invited to play in the second annual Blue Star Elite-Eighth Player Camp this weekend in Pottstown, Pa., near Philadelphia. Northcutt, a 5-foot-7 guard, is one of 150 incoming freshman and eighth grade girls players from across the United […]

The return of the country barn dance

By Don McAlavy I received a note from a popular musician living in Lubbock. “We’re coming back home to Clovis after having lived in Lubbock for the last 30 years,” it read. “My brother Coy and his wife Jeanie have bought Glen Shot’s place north of Clovis just outside the city limits . In addition […]

Back-To-School fair to help kids stay healthy, safe

By Janet Bresenham Before area students head back to school, they will have an opportunity this week to play streetball, receive free dental, vision and scoliosis screenings and immunizations, play games, enjoy free refreshments and learn more about go-kart safety and fire safety. All the activities, which are free, will take place at this year’s […]

Break in the weather

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Austin Ware (82) and Zeke Wheeler (24) were among several Clovis High defenders involved in this play in a game last season against Hobbs at Leon Williams Stadium. CNJ file photo By Dave Wagner They’re all young, of course, but that doesn’t mean Clovis High’s representatives on the South squad in tonight’s 60th version of […]

Cues crucial in Clovis Community College play

By Helena Rodriguez Pulling off a wildly funny Neil Simon play where rumors fly and doors constantly open and shut is not about location, said actress Trenity J. Hill, it’s about timing. Cues are relative in Clovis Community Colleges’ upcoming play, “Rumors,” which another cast member, Chris Journey, describes not so much as a “whodunit,” […]

Wildcats gain revenge in summer league final

By Eric Butler FARWELL — The last time Clovis played Portales in the Phenoms summer league, the Rams hung a 12-point loss on the Wildcats. So, besides a small first-place trophy, Clovis had a little something extra to play for Tuesday. The ’Cats survived a late Portales rally and held for a 46-43 win in […]

Manager, officials at odds over weather

By David Stevens A Clovis Little League baseball manager said he was forced to choose between forfeiting a game and playing in unsafe weather conditions on Friday night in Portales. Teddy Marez, manager of the 10-12-year-old Zia Astros, said his team was ordered onto the field by tri-county league officials even though lightning was in […]

McGhee, Cornelison to take part in North-South series

By Eric Butler Marina McGhee certainly was pleased to be selected as a representative of the South team for this week’s softball All-Star series in Clovis. What’s just as obvious is the pride McGhee takes in her home ball park. Although her high school playing days ended more than a month ago, she is often […]

Silver star willing to go the distance

By Eric Butler Have game. Will travel. That’s one way to describe Talmai Aguirre, who traveled more than 400 miles (one way) to play with the Clovis 14-and-under Wildcats in this weekend’s state AAU basketball tournament in Clovis. As a freshman at Silver (City) High, Aguirre was the state’s leading scorer, averaging 26.6 points a […]

Freshman crosses state for games

By Eric Butler Have game. Will travel. That’s one way to describe Talmai Aguirre, who traveled more than 400 miles (one way) to play with the Clovis 14-and-under Wildcats in this weekend’s state AAU basketball tournament in Clovis. As a freshman at Silver (City) High, Aguirre was the state’s leading scorer, averaging 26.6 points a […]