Hobbs rolls past CHS girls in soccer

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Clovis sophomore Racquel DeLeon traps a ball. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Eric Butler Hobbs coach Cricket Lopez said it wasn’t necessarily her team’s intention to hang another 10-0 loss on the struggling Clovis girls soccer squad going into Tuesday’s contest. Instead, the Lady Eagles were content on gathering a smaller win and working on […]

Clovis youth overcomes heart problems as an infant

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Charles LaVere, 11, right, said he decided to play soccer after seeing a newspaper ad. He’s also a Cub Scout. Photo by Eric Kluth. Eric Butler Charles LaVere appears to be a normal 11-year-old soccer-playing kid, showing no signs of major heart surgery before he was even old enough to walk. He lies on the […]

Cats play Eldorado tough in loss

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Eldorado’s Matthew Witkowski jumps between Clovis defenders Chris Janousek (left) and Kiko Valez. Photo by Rick White. CNJ STAFF The Clovis boys soccer team did something no other team has been able to do this season — score against Eldorado in district play. It wasn’t nearly enough though, as the third-ranked Eagles broke the game […]

CHS spikers post sweep

CNJ STAFF ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis Lady Wildcats improved to 13-2 overall (3-1 District 4-5A) with a 25-13, 25-17, 26-24 win over Manzano on Saturday. The Lady Cats dominated the first game, but had to play from behind for a while in the second game and won a seesaw battle in the third to close […]

Eastern to add men’s soccer

By Dave Wagner EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY made it official on Monday when president Steven Gamble announced that the school will add men’s soccer as a varsity sport for the 2004-05 school year. “We have made an effort in the past couple of years to add sports that are of interest to student-athletes in our […]

Transition to soccer smooth for Roberts

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This is Clovis senior goalkeeper Dewayne Roberts’ first year in net for the wildcats after running cross country last year. Photo by Eric Kluth By Eric Butler Former cross country runner Dewayne Roberts had plenty of experience in the net before he became the Clovis High boys soccer team goalkeeper this season. Sure, if you […]

Zias fall in soccer

CNJ STAFF ALBUQUERQUE — Northern Colorado got three goals in a span of less than six minutes early in the first half and went on to beat Eastern New Mexico University 5-1 on Sunday in a women’s soccer match played at the University of New Mexico. Kady Hydrick scored unassisted for the Bears (3-3-1) in […]

ENMU looking for respect

By Kevin Wilson PORTALES — The Zia soccer team is looking to earn respect in the Lone Star Conference this year, one practice and one song at a time. Members of the inaugural Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team are preparing for a 15-game regular season, starting Aug. 30 against College of the Southwest […]

First-year Clovis coach no rookie

By Eric Butler Larry Jones Jr. has coached soccer before — just not at the high school level. He has coached girls before — just not at the high school level. He’ll get his chance to do both this fall after being named the girls soccer coach at Clovis High. Jones succeeds Tamara Spradlin, who […]

Zias prep for first soccer season

By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s venture into women’s soccer is on course, and then some. Coach Travis McCorkle has signed 21 prospects, and said he may add one or two more players. The Zias are the 10th women’s soccer program in the Lone Star Conference. They are scheduled to begin practice […]