Portales cruises by Clovis

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Cassidy Carpenter returns a shot in the second set of his doubles match Thursday at Portales. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Portales High’s tennis teams have gotten the better of Clovis for quite a few years, and Thursday’s matchup at the PHS tennis courts was no different. The […]

Gee ignites Hounds’ rally

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Making just his second pitching appearance and first start, Eastern New Mexico junior Micah Bernhardt got off to an inauspicious start — he walked the first two hitters and plunked the next two. New Mexico Highlands took advantage for a five-run first, but Bernhardt settled down over the […]

Texas transfer goes from JV to top boys seed for Clovis

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Clovis High School senior Michael Adams returns the ball during practice Wednesday at the high school. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Jason Goolsby probably didn’t fully realize the implications when his family moved to Clovis just before his senior year of high school. Last year in Lubbock, Goolsby was a decidedly […]

Clovis singles search for dates

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Bill Guild, 56, has a theory he’s come to trust when it comes to dating. Instincts, he says, you have to trust your instincts. “One thing I’ve learned is if your not getting good vibrations from someone move on right then and there. You can’t change people. People don’t […]

Zia edges American in 11-year-old LL finals

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Clovis American’s Jorge Maldonado slides into home before the tag of Clovis Zia pitcher Phillip Martinez on a wild pitch during the second inning of Wednesday’s District 3 11-year-old tournament finals at Dickenson Field. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner The Zia All-Stars produced four consecutive two-out singles for three runs in the bottom […]

CHS’ Gallegos earns 5A state tennis berth

CNJ STAFF HOBBS — Clovis High junior Patricia Gallegos didn’t get the District 4-5A tennis championship she was looking for, but she will represent the Lady Wildcats in Class 5A state singles for the second consecutive year. Gallegos, seeded No. 1, lost to fifth-seeded Amy Pennell of Hobbs 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 in a three-hour semifinal […]

Gallegos gunning for another trip to state

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Clovis senior Patrick Jones will play in the singles bracket this weekend at the District 4-5A tournament in Hobbs. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner When Clovis High junior Patricia Gallegos begins play Friday in the two-day District 4-5A meet at Hobbs, she’ll go in with high expectations as the tournament’s No. 1 […]

CHS netters turn back Cavegirls

CNJ STAFF CARLSBAD — Patricia Gallegos and Andrea Curry won singles matches and teamed up for a victory at No. 1 doubles Saturday, leading the Clovis High girls tennis team past Carlsbad 5-4 in a District 4-5A dual. Gallegos beat Caitlin Allen 6-2, 6-3 at No. 1 singles while Curry got past Janessa Elkins 6-2, […]

Clovis fourth in Levelland tennis

CNJ STAFF Lobo Invitational Friday, Saturday at Levelland Team standings (combined boys and girls): 1. Levelland 124; 2. Dumas 110; 3. Plainview 82; 4. Clovis 66; 5. Colorado City 30; 6. (tie) Brownfield and Seminole 20; 8. SPCHEA 16; 9. Lamesa 4; 10. Hereford 2; 11. Shallowater 0. Clovis results Boys No. 1 singles (Jared […]

Clovis looking for net gains

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Clovis freshman Kayla Schaap works on her volley game. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Dave Wagner Patricia Gallegos figures her task of trying to get to the Class 5A state tennis tournament should be a little easier this year. After all, the Clovis High junior has qualified each of the past two seasons — […]

American bows late

By Dave Wagner Pitcher Ryan Padilla delivered a tie-breaking RBI single with two outs in the fifth inning Tuesday night as Albuquerque Eastdale North defeated Clovis American 5-1 in the winners bracket final of the state 9-10 Little League baseball tournament at Dickenson Field. Eastdale North advances to Wednesday’s championship round of the tournament, while […]

Gallegos qualifies for state

By Dave Wagner Patricia Gallegos was happy about qualifying for Class 5A state singles tennis competition, and at the same time she felt sadness. That’s what having to beat a teammate — and your doubles partner, no less — does to you in what amounts to a winner-take-all scenario. The Clovis High sophomore rallied from […]

Tournament test of nerves

By Eric Butler There will be plenty of poker faces Friday during the seeding meeting prior to this weekend’s District 4-5A tennis tournament at the CHS tennis courts. Trying to find the best route to the state tournament for their players — and wary of what the other teams will do with knowledge of their […]

Portales sweeps Clovis again

CNJ Staff Portales repeated its earlier sweep of Clovis High in tennis Monday, winning the boys match 9-0 and the girls dual 7-2 in a makeup of an earlier rainout at the CHS courts. Both Clovis teams ended their dual schedules with records of 2-5. “The kids definitely played better than last time,” CHS tennis […]

Eastern drubbed in tennis

Freedom Newspapers TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Northeastern State, ranked 14th in NCAA Division II, beat Eastern New Mexico University 5-0 Friday in semifinal round play of the Central Regional tennis tournament. The Lady Reds (21-3) were slated to meet Drury on Saturday for the right to advance to national competition next week at Altamonte Springs, Fla. […]