9/28 Friday night football scores

Clovis 38, Rio Rancho 8 Goddard 35, Portales 0 Ft. Sumner 19, Cloudcroft 0 Muleshoe 63, River Road 0 Texico 40, Hagerman 7 Magdalena 66, Clovis Christian 26 Tatum 36, Dora 12 Tucumcari 48, Loving 0 Wellington 15, Bovina 3 Sundown 39, Farwell 0

Clovis defeats Rio Rancho 38-8

The Clovis Wildcats moved to 3-2 on the season with a 38-8 rout of host Rio Rancho. Clovis scored the last 17 points of the game after Rio Rancho (3-2) got on the scoreboard early in the third. The Wildcats scored 10 in the third on a 24-yard field goal by Robert North and a […]

Rio Rancho dominates Clovis Invitational

CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks Justin Kyle was the top finisher for the Wildcats in Friday’s Clovis Invitational at Ned Houk Park. Kyle’s time of 18:01 was good for 17th. Jacob Lozano of Hobbs was the winner with a time of 15:47. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent As the sun peeked out from scattered clouds […]

Cats fall to Rio Rancho

CNJ staff RIO RANCHO — Bryan Aragon scored on an assist by Isaias Miranda to pull Clovis High within 2-1 late in the half, but that was all the Wildcats could muster Saturday in a season-opening 4-1 boys soccer loss to Rio Rancho. Mike Gonzales scored about 15 minutes into the match for the Rams. […]

CHS GOLF: Cats tied for fifth in 5A state meet

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Things went pretty well on Monday for Clovis High’s boys, but not so well for the girls the first round of the two-day Class 5A state golf tournament at UNM South. The Wildcats are tied for last with La Cueva in a six-team field, although they shot a respectable four-man total […]

CHS TRACK: Lady Cats third in Wildcat Relays

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Clovis’ Manuel Robles went a personal-best 6-9 in high jump on Saturday, but was edged by Rio Rancho junior Marcus Williams (6-11) for the title in that event. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent A couple of girls relay wins along with four individual victories were the day’s highlights for host […]

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 […]

Clovis advances at invitational

CNJ staff RIO RANCHO — After jumping out to a 9-2 lead, Clovis weathered a five-run fifth inning by Santa Fe and held on for a 9-7 victory Thursday in the first round of the Rio Rancho Invitational Thursday. Clovis (5-1) advanced to play Farmington, a 8-3 winner over Highland earlier Thursday, in the semifinals […]

Prep basketball

Staff and wire reports State tournament Class 5A State tournament Round of 16 Class 1A Cimarron 69, Clovis Christian 34 Cliff 48, Gallup Catholic 41 Des Moines 46, Grady 43 Fort Sumner 58, Temple Baptist 29 Hagerman 75, Carrizozo 47 Magdalena 52, Animas 40 Tatum 55, Hondo 41 Class 2A Capitan 39, Bosque 24 Clayton […]

CHS grad Lopez leaving Rio Rancho

The Associated Press RIO RANCHO — Rio Rancho High School football coach Phil Lopez has resigned, saying he wants to return to Texas to coach. He said Tuesday that he is a finalist for a job at a central Texas school, which he declined to identify. Lopez, 45, compiled a 29-14 record in four seasons […]

NM state tournament brackets

CNJ staff Class 5A Boys First round Saturday No. 16 Albuquerque High at No. 1 Rio Rancho, 7 p.m. No. 9 Highland at No. 8 Sandia, 7 p.m. No. 12 Mayfield at No. 5 Clovis, 7 p.m. No. 13 Alamogordo at No. 4 La Cueva, 7 p.m. No. 14 Valley at No. 3 Manzano, 7 […]

Rio Rancho tops CHS in final

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Clovis High’s Cade Wheeler catches the ball as Rio Rancho’s Ethan Gill slides back to first at Bell park on Saturday evening. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Rio Rancho coach Ron Murphy said he saved his top pitchers for the finals because he figured Clovis would be a tough […]

Cats host annual Invite

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Clovis senior Jonathon Ware said the Wildcats struggled with team chemistry last season. Ware believes those problems are in the past as the Wildcats host the three-day Clovis Invitational at Bell Park. Clovis faces Hereford at 5 p.m. today in one of four first-round games. “We are just so […]

Cats host Carlsbad in district tourney

CNJ staff Clovis High’s boys are anxious for another crack at rival Hobbs in Friday’s finals of the District 4-5A tourney at Hobbs. Before they can do that, though, the Wildcats have to take care of business when they host Carlsbad in a 7 p.m. contest today at Rock Staubus Gym. The Cats (21-4) have […]

CNJ BOYS BASKETBALL: Cats hope to get back in action today

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High’s boys weren’t able to get right back on the court after absorbing their second loss of the season on Friday, a 97-91 verdict at Rio Rancho. A Saturday afternoon game at Sandia was called off to give the team a better chance of getting back to Clovis […]

CHS GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Cats rally to beat Roswell High

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Clovis High’s Ebony Bunton pulls down a rebound over Roswell High defenders Kimberly Ingram, left, and Brittany Thompson during Saturday’s game in the Milk Madness Classic at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Struggling for offense most of the night, it was left to junior guard Ebony […]

Cats game at Sandia cancelled

CNJ staff The Clovis High boys basketball game against Sandia on Saturday afternoon was cancelled due to the wintry conditions. The Wildcats (15-2), who lost at top-ranked Rio Rancho 97-91 on Friday, are slated to return to action on Tuesday with a game at Borger, Texas.

Rio Rancho downs Cats for second time

CNJ staff RIO RANCHO — For the second time this season, No. 1-ranked Rio Rancho beat Clovis in a high-scoring affair. Wildcats coach J.D. Isler saw positives in Friday’s 97-91 loss. “I told (his players) we might see them again in the state tournament,” Isler said. “They never quit, they never got rattled, and these […]

MILK COW CLASSIC: Rio Rancho edges Cats in OT for title

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Clovis High’s Layne Strebeck shoots over Rio Rancho defenders Daniel Steffensen, left, and Chris Newsome during Saturday’s championship game of the Milk Cow Classic at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis High Wildcats have dominated virtually everybody in their path this season. Facing a team […]