Clovis faces Sandia with state tourney hopes on line

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Clovis coach J.D. Isler expects senior post and leading scorer Tigg Bunton to be double-teamed tonight. Bunton leads the team in scoring and rebounding. (Staff photo: Rick White) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer What a difference one minute and 45 seconds can make. Down 12 points to Sandia on the road Friday, Clovis scored […]

Clovis pulls off improbable win

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — With 1:45 left in Friday’s game at Sandia, the Clovis boys basketball team appeared headed for a painful road loss. After trailing by 17 at the end of the third quarter, Clovis still trailed by 12 and were staring at the No. 4 seed in the upcoming District 4-5A tournament. But […]

Prep basketball: Clovis nets improbable comeback

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — With two minutes left in the game on Friday night at Sandia, the Clovis boys basketball team appeared dead and buried. The Cats were down 12 points, staring at the No. 4 seed in the upcoming District 4-5A Tournament and three wins from qualifying for the state playoffs. The Cats then busted […]

District 3-1A race suddenly tight

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Melrose’s Jeremy Weese drives to the basket past a Texico defender during the second quarter during last Thursday’s game in Melrose. Texico defeated Melrose 56-43. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer The Melrose boys could have earned at least a tie for the No. 1 seed in the District 3-1A tournament […]

EPAC boys: Texico looks tough

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers The Texico Wolverines look like they’ll be a tough out in the 2005 boys EPAC Tournament, which begins today. For one thing, the Wolverines have been in the finals for four consecutive years, winning in 2001 and 2004. For another, because of a scheduling conflict at Eastern New Mexico University’s […]

Lady Cats’ season on line at Carlsbad in district tourney

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The Lady Wildcats play at Carlsbad at 6 p.m. today. John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Clovis volleyball coach Darrel Ray and Carlsbad coach Doug Lynn agree the match-up between the Lady Cat offense and the Cavegirl defense will decide who’s season ends tonight. The fourth-seed Lady Cats (5-15, 2-6 District 4-5A) face the third-seed Cavegirls […]

With God, we can reap much of life’s fruit

Judy Brandon As planting season approaches, I think about the year that Annie, John Scott, Buffy, and I tackled planting a garden. The children were all small and I have to admit that sometimes their “help” made things a bit more difficult. We chose a spot in the backyard. We raked clear all the winter […]

Area district basketball tournament pairings

CNJ STAFF (Seeds in parentheses) District 5-4A All games 7:30 p.m. Boys Monday’s game Carlsbad (5) at Manzano (4) Wednesday’s game Monday winner at Clovis (3) Friday’s game Wednesday winner at Hobbs (2) Saturday’s game Championship at Eldorado (1) Girls Monday’s games Hobbs at Clovis (playoff for top seed) Manzano (5) at Carlsbad (4) Wednesday’s […]

Vixens clinch district title with two games left

By Kevin Wilson And down the stretch they come in District 3-1A, and the Broncos and Vixens are way out in front. Coming into the final week of district play, the Floyd boys and Fort Sumner girls have each jumped out to 8-0 starts. However, it doesn’t mean that the teams can’t still have an […]