Cats trounce Valley

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CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth/Clovis senior Shea Chase rips through a while in the Valley High line during Saturday’s game at Milne Stadium in Albuquerque. Mike Linn ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis Wildcat linemen flattened the Valley Viking defense like hash browns in a late-night diner, allowing running backs to shoot through gaping lanes more fit […]

Cats striving for better execution, effort

Rick White An unwanted pattern is developing for the Clovis Wildcats: Fall behind early and the Wildcats fall apart. It happened in their season-opening 32-7 loss to Mayfield and again last week in a 33-13 loss to Highland. “We get down on ourselves a little too easy,” Clovis senior offensive lineman Philip Salazar said. “We […]

Area football capsules

Complied by Dave Wagner and Eric Butler All Times MDT Eunice (1-1) at Ft. Sumner (2-0) When: 7 p.m. Friday Last week: Eunice lost at home to New Mexico Military Institute 49-14. Fort Sumner won at Capitan 32-10. Last meeting: 2002, Fort Sumner routed the Cardinals 60-0 at Eunice en route to its second consecutive […]

Wildcats home at last

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CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth/Clovis senior Jeff Epps is stopped as he tries to find a hole to run through during Thursday’s practice at Leon Williams Stadium. Rick White Forget homecoming — something most coaches would like to do anyway. The Clovis Wildcats are just excited about playing at home again. A five-game road trip […]

LSC takes hit in first full week

Dave Wagner It was a tough first full week for Lone Star Conference football teams. The LSC went just 2-9 against outside competition, including Eastern New Mexico University’s come-from-behind 18-17 win at Adams State. The only other winner was Central Oklahoma, which roared to a 21-0 lead on its first three possessions and routed Mesa […]

El Paso native finds calling in teaching

Cheryl Cunningham Editor’s note: Cheryl Cunningham, 40, is a fifth-grade teacher at Cameo Elementary School in Clovis. She lives in Friona with her husband Joe and their three dogs, Goose, Buddy and Betsy. The El Paso native teaches language arts and social studies. With a degree in business management, I am the untraditional, back-door teacher. […]

Cats rout Roswell

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CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth/Clovis cornerback Angelo Sandoval tackles Roswell’s receiver Derrick Evans during the second quarter of Saturday’s game in Roswell. Clovis won 43-0. Dave Wagner ROSWELL — John Props made quite a splash in his first varsity start for the Clovis High Wildcats. So did Alex Everett. Props, filling in at quarterback for […]

Think carefully on armed pilots

Freedom Newspapers After the hijackings of four airliners as the opening act of the terrorist attacks on the United States nearly two years ago, air safety and thwarting further hijackings were a priority for nearly all Americans. From the lofty halls of Congress to the person on the street, folks voiced the opinion that “we” […]

Time to face reality of Iraqi situation

STEVE CHAPMAN Back when the occupation of Iraq was expected to consist of a victory parade and a glorious flowering of democracy, the Bush administration was content to handle the job alone. But this week, it finally acknowledged that the only thing worse than being mired in a catastrophe is being mired there all by […]

Wildcats seek redemption in Roswell

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CNJ staff photo: Erick Kluth/Clovis junior Chris Phillips tries to shake free of senior strong safety Carlos Gallo during Thursday’s practice at the high school. By Rick White Clovis had enough worries this week without having to replace its starting quarterback. Coaches learned earlier this week senior Ryan Denton will likely not play again this […]