Judge to make Isler decision by Friday

CNJ staff A federal judge is expected to decide later this week if J.D. Isler can continue coaching the Clovis Wildcat boys varsity basketball team. A hearing at U.S. District Court in Albuquerque Wednesday lasted more than six hours and the judge announced she hoped to reach a decision by Friday, according to Clovis senior […]

Isler files for injunction to stop suspension

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CNJ file photo Clovis High School boy’s basketball coach J.D. Isler has filed a petition in district court asking for an injunction to stop his suspension. By Sharna Johnson A meeting with an incoming varsity basketball player was not improper and Clovis High School’s head-coach is asking for court intervention in his suspension, according to […]

Defending runnerup Cats look to fill holes

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer When practice begins Monday for the Clovis High football team, the Wildcats will have a lot of positions to fill. Only a handful of starters return for the Cats, defending Class 5A state runnersup, on both sides of the ball. Still, assistant coach Darren Kelley says there is potential […]

Feb. 1 – Littlejohn wants to play

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Lady Cat assistant coach Joshua Littlejohn’s son, Jude Littlejohn, wandered onto the court during half time. The fifteen-month-old boy wanted to play with the Artesia junior varsity girls who were practicing shots at the net.

Team looks to fill holes

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CnJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis High School cross-country coach Mark Bussen leads the varsity boys team during practice Wednesday afternoon at Ned Houk Park. The team opens the season with the Clovis Invitational, set for 3 p.m. Friday at Ned Houk Park. By Dave Wagner: CNJ Sports Writer The Clovis High girls got close […]

Cats have questions up front

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CNJ staff photo: Rick White Clovis senior Matthew Martinez (74) is in the running for the starting right guard spot. The Wildcats will likely field five new starters on the line. By Rick White: CNJ managing editor The Clovis Wildcats’ biggest question heading into the season will likely take a while to answer. The Wildcats […]

Cats’ Phillips in transition

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis football coach Eric Roanhaus directs the play to go through the “2” hole as quarterback Josh Potocki, left, hands off to Manuel Robles during Monday’s practice at CHS. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Derrick Phillips is transitioning from defense to offense this season, but he doesn’t think the […]

Student Profile: Garrett

Jordan Garrett is a graduate of Clovis High School. She is the daughter of Danny and Kathy Garrett. What’s so great about your favorite sport? Softball has so many positives. I love the adrenaline rush it offers but also the friendships and teamwork associated with it. What do you envision your life being like in […]

Cats begin summer baseball slate

CNJ staff The Clovis High baseball team begins its month-long summer season today with a 4 p.m. West Texas Baseball League doubleheader against Shallowater at Bell Park. The Wildcats host the eight-team Clovis Invitational on Friday and Saturday, then settles into a Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday routine which runs through June 30. CHS coach Shane Shallenberger said his […]

Cats earn desired Pit stop

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Making the state tournament in Albuquerque is something they’ve been dreaming of since they picked up a basketball. For Clovis seniors Michael Lewis and Cody Thornsbury, it’s taken four years to reach the pinnacle of high school basketball in New Mexico. Others, such as freshman Jaye Crockett, didn’t have […]

Jan. 22, 1969

Clovis High’s varsity was preparing to open its district basketball season later in the week. The team’s leading scorer was Lewis Thomas, who also led the team in rebounds. … Tom Lee had joined the staff at Bell Real Estate, 1808 W. 21st. … Sherwood Mortuary promoted itself as “Clovis’ only 100 percent home owned […]

CHS BASKETBALL: Cats to face Taos again

CNJ staff For the second consecutive day, the weather has impacted Clovis High’s Purple Pepper Shootout. Taos was slated to meet Roswell High at 6 p.m. and Canyon, Texas, was slated to take on the Wildcats at 7:30 p.m. Canyon and Roswell could not make the trip because of road conditions, so the Cats (14-1) […]

Coaches, AD back new plan

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Clovis athletic director Brian Stacy and several high school coaches are in favor of an administration proposal to put all ninth-graders in one location. Stacy said the number of academic casualties among athletes making the transition to 10th grade is high — many never regain their eligibility — plus […]

Dec. 14, 2006 Student Profile

Jayme Nauman, a senior at Clovis High School, was named the Clovis High School Teen of the Week. He is the son of Mitch and Jolene Nauman. What is your favorite show, past or present? “Friends.” Even the re-runs are fun to watch. What is so great about your favorite sport? Soccer is a team […]

Clovis places second at District 4-5A meet

CNJ STAFF CARLSBAD — The team scores in Friday’s District 4-5A cross country meet look almost like carbon copies. Host Carlsbad finished first, Clovis High was second and Hobbs third in all four divisions — boys and girls varsity and junior varsity. And the team totals were nearly identical. In both the varsity boys and […]

CHS: Freshmen to lead cross country at Carlsbad Invitational

By Greg Price: CNJ Sports Writer Surrounding the football field at Leon Williams Stadium is an oval, asphalt track where the Clovis cross country teams are now running 200-meter sprints, ranging from times of 28 to 40 seconds. The arena is typically filled to the brim with Clovis football supporters on Friday nights in the […]

CHS CROSS COUNTRY: Ruidoso Invitational results

CNJ staff Ruidoso Invitational Thursday All races 3 miles Varsity boys Team standings: 1. Odessa 78; 2. Clovis 97; 3. Cobre 102; 4. Artesia 136; 5. Silver 141; 6. Gadsden 151; 7. Ruidoso 174; 8. Hobbs 196; 9. Alamogordo 224; 10. Las Cruces High 282; 11. Mayfield 312; 12. Las Vegas Robertson 224; 13. Roswell […]

CHS hosts cross country invitational

CNJ staff Clovis High cross country coach Mark Bussen would like to see his teams ready to go for today’s Clovis Invitational at Ned Houk Park. To that end, he cut back on workouts this week for the Wildcats and Lady Wildcats. “I’ve rested the kids a little,” Bussen said. “We’ve been working hard for […]

Plainview meet proves difficult for CHS harriers

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — The Plainview Invitational cross country meet was a lot tougher than Clovis High coach Mark Bussen remembered last time he was there. Despite last-place finishes by all four of his teams, Bussen said he wasn’t that displeased with the way the Wildcats and Lady Wildcats ran in the otherwise-all-Texas event. […]

CHS GIRLS SOCCER: Lady Cats manage tie with Artesia

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Clovis freshman Danielle Valdez (21) attempts to move the ball around Artesia junior Stacey Poe during Friday’s pool play match in the Clovis Invitational girls soccer tournament at Yucca Soccer Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) Freedom Newspapers Clovis High’s girls will have to wait until this morning to find out whether they’ll play for […]