CHS’ Tweedy named district co-player of year

CNJ staff Senior Annie Tweedy has been chosen the District 4-5A softball co-player of the year for the 2005 season in voting by district coaches on Sunday. Tweedy was a first-team choice at third base and an honorable mention selection as a catcher for the Lady Wildcats, who were 13-13 overall and 3-9 in district […]

Lady Cats finish on positive note

CNJ STAFF HOBBS — Senior Julie Surina, pitching her third game of the series, tossed a two-hit shutout to and sophomore left fielder Jordan Garrett went 4-for-4 with a triple and a homer to lead the Clovis High softball team past Hobbs 7-0 in the finale of their District 4-5A series on Saturday. The Lady […]

Lady Cats drop Friday twin bill to Cibola

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Clovis High School’s Laura Wood is congratulated after scoring on a inside -the-park homerun by teammate Cynthia Lucio during the first game of a doubleheader against Cibola Friday at the Lady Wildcats Softball Complex. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner Late Friday night, after her team dropped a District 4-5A doubleheader to Cibola, first-year […]

Cavegirls sweep Clovis

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Clovis sophomore Cynthia Lucio is tagged out at home by Carlsbad’s Tianna Rodriguez during the first game of a double header Friday at the Lady Wildcat Softball Complex in Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Senior Annie Tweedy barreled up the baseline, trying to beat out a ball that ricocheted […]

Surina leads Lady Cats to tourney title

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Clovis’ Jordan Garrett is congratulated by teammates after hitting an inside-the-park home run in Saturday’s tourney championship against Hobbs. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Clovis coach Brandi Thomas said on an average season, the team has three no-hitters. Senior Julie Surina is doing her best to make sure the team […]

Lady Cats aiming for first postseason berth

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Clovis head coach Brandi Thomas talks to her team before hitting the field for fielding drills Friday at the Lady Wildcats Softball Complex. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Big sticks bring attention to the diamond, but first-year Clovis softball coach Brandi Thomas is hoping that the little things — things like […]

Cavegirls shut down Lady Cats

CNJ STAFF CARLSBAD — The Carlsbad Cavegirls took their unusual position atop the District 4-5A softball standings Friday night. The Cavegirls beat Clovis High 3-0 in a competitive first game, then rode a five-inning perfect game from Carolyn Garcia to a 6-0 victory in Game 2. The nightcap was called in the bottom of the […]

Lady Cats lose in consolation finals

By Eric Butler RIO RANCHO — A troubled start on Saturday put Clovis in an early hole against Anthony Gadsden. And though the Lady Wildcats rallied to tie the Panthers, Gadsden held on for a 5-4 win. The loss kept Clovis (9-5) from grabbing the consolation championship trophy in the 16-team Kristin Griego Memorial softball […]

Lady Cats take pair of one-run wins at Roswell

CNJ STAFF ROSWELL — Senior catcher Alicia Odom hit a pair of inside-the-park home runs Tuesday night to rally the Clovis High softball team past Roswell High 3-2 for a sweep of their doubleheader. The Lady Wildcats (4-1) won the first game 8-7, scoring five runs in the top of the sixth to erase a […]

Lady Cats finally get bats going

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Clovis junior Laura Wood knocks down a pickoff throw during Saturday’s third-place game against Perryton, Texas. CNJ staff photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner Annie Tweedy finally got some help in the hitting department. The Clovis High junior capped a 7-for-10 weekend, including a pair of home runs, with three hits and three RBI […]