CHS TENNIS: Cats post win over Bulldogs

CNJ staff PORTALES — The Clovis High boys tennis team bounced back from a pair of dual losses on Friday to beat Artesia 8-1 on Saturday in the seventh-place match of the eight-school Portales Invitational. Clovis won everything except the No. 1 doubles match against the Bulldogs in registering its first dual win of the […]

CHS TENNIS: Clovis teams get into swing

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Clovis High senior Tiffany Romero prepares to hit a backhand return during Lady Wildcats practice on Wednesday at the CHS tennis courts. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Like many spring programs, Clovis High’s tennis squads got off to a slow start because of the January snows. CHS girls coach […]

Wildcats seniors hoping for solid finish

By Dave Wagner Three members of Clovis High’s Class 5A state runnerup team are in Las Cruces this weekend for the New Mexico High School Coaches Association’s Class 4A-5A all-star series. Mark Replogle, Richard Urban and Robert Riggins will go their separate ways after playing for the South All-Stars on this weekend’s three-game series, but […]

Cats dyeing to advance

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Clovis High senior Mark Replogle, center, came up with the idea that all the varsity baseball players should dye their hair blond. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth By Rick White Mark Replogle and the Clovis Wildcats baseball team are hoping it’s true blonds have more fun. Wildcat players bleached their hair blond this week in […]

Clovis sweeps Eagles

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Clovis senior shortstop Jason Seefeld throws out a runner at first base during the first game of Friday’s double header at Bell Park. Photo by Eric Kluth By Eric Butler Mark Replogle used his feet as much as his bat to beat Eldorado. With a doubleheader sweep over the Eagles, the Wildcats pushed themselves to […]

Homer-happy Cats sweep Manzano

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Playing in a small park with the wind howling out, no lead was safe Saturday in Clovis High’s three-game District 4-5A baseball marathon against Manzano. But the Wildcats prevailed, highlighted by a 21-16 win in the middle game in which they rallied from seven runs down in the sixth inning. Clovis […]

Clovis senior flourishing in multi-faceted role

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Clovis senior Mark Replogle leads the team in runs scored and stolen bases. By Rick White T he sun creeps higher in the clearing blue sky Wednesday as Mark Replogle tracks down a lazy line drive in the outfield. With designs on a district title and a run at the school’s first state baseball championship, […]

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 […]

Assistant coaches help keep Lady Cats together

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Clovis assistant coaches Regina Downing, left, and Dan Replogle have been a vital part of the Lady Wildcats success this season. Photo by Eric Kluth By Rick White Assistant coaches are expected to run practice, serve as a go-between for a testy coach and an upset player, and leave their egos at home. Their suggestions […]

Urban, Wildcats start season strong at Invite

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Clovis sophomore Sean Cruce tries to turn a double play as Hobbs’ Tyler Barnett slides into second during Saturday’s Clovis Invitational at Bell Park CNJ staff photo by Eric Kluth. By Rick White Even a fast-moving cold front on Saturday afternoon couldn’t cool off Richard Urban. The Clovis senior lashed a pair of two-run singles […]