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Reader submitted: Marching band first runner up at Tumbleweed Classic Starting with a 7:30 a.m. rehearsal, the Clovis Wildcat marching band began its day last Saturday. It was a long day of music, marching and extreme tension all combined. At 10 p.m., almost 15 hours later, the results of the Tumbleweed Classic held in Denver […]

Education feature: CHS principal touts program as road toward success

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis High School Principal Wayne Marshall has a display of memorabilia from his 20 years working in schools proudly displayed in his office. He plans to add to it while at CHS. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer As Wayne Marshall and his wife took their seats high in the […]

Education digest: CHS band finishes third in tourney

CHS band finishes third in band tourney The Clovis Wildcat Band finished third in a Tournament of Bands competition in Las Cruces this past weekend. The band scored 91.15 and competed against 32 high school marching bands from New Mexico and Texas. The score is the highest the Wildcat Band has received in the Tournament […]

Many residents are Texas Tech fans

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer Clovis football fans not only bleed Wildcat purple, but also a little Texas Tech scarlet and black mixed in. Well, maybe a lot. Dee Madrid, who owns Sports Connection on Prince Street, said she sold out of Texas Tech merchandise before the game. “I was bombarded Saturday,” Madrid said. […]

Baskett, Eagles draw Wildcat fans

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Hank Baskett III started off Jocks at the Rock with a hug for Jaden Isler. The event brought Philadelphia Eagles and Clovis alumni onto the basketball court at The Rock to raise money for Oasis Children’s Advocacy Center. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Hank Baskett couldn’t bring Clovis to […]

Good way to track the track team

Can’t get enough Clovis Lady Wildcat track and field?

5A title game fan-tastic

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CNJ Staff Photo: Rick White Clovis student manager Dominique Smalls consoles Clovis senior Derrick Phillips after Mayfield beat Clovis 49-48 in double overtime Friday in the Class 5A state championship game at Leon Williams Stadium. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico In a game with more drama and twists than a murder mystery, someone had […]

Nov. 22, 1934

The Clovis High School Wildcat football team and 150 fans and students were scheduled to leave the following day via train to Carlsbad where the Wildcats were playing Bowie High of El Paso, Texas. … “The St. Louis Kid,” featuring James Cagney, was showing at the Lyceum Theatre with an adult admission of 20 cents. […]

Aug. 25, 1961

The Clovis News-Journal reported that an eclipse of the moon would be visible starting at 6:35 p.m. … Zale’s, located at 310 Main, offered a complete watch overhaul for $5.95 in an advertisement. … Lettermen returning to help the Clovis High Wildcat backfield were fullback Leon Balch, halfback Billy Robinson and halfback Jimmy Reynolds.

Wildcat Relays moved

CNJ Staff Wildcat Relays moved Due to weather concerns, the Wildcat Relays have been rescheduled for Saturday. Clovis High track coach Darren Kelly said field events will begin at noon, and running events will start at 2 p.m.

Letters to the Editor: Wildcat marching band deserves praise

We would like to take this opportunity to say congratulations to the Clovis High School Wildcat Marching Band. We attended the Tumbleweed Classic competition on Saturday in Denver City, Texas. The performance by Clovis was breathtaking and beautiful. The hard work these young people put into their performance was obvious and in our opinion they […]

Cats’ Robles stars in Wildcat Relays

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Clovis’ Diondre Hunter, left, hands off to Manuel Robles for the third leg of the 800-meter relay Thursday at the Wildcat Relays at Leon Williams Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondant In track, making up the stagger means breaching the distance between yourself and a runner placed in front of […]

State notebook: Wildcats stall after TD

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Mayfield quarterback David Bustillos celebrates a 77-yard, fourth-quarter touchdown pass that gave he Trojans a 17-7 lead. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer In the regular season, the Wildcats were only down at halftime twice, against La Cueva and Hobbs, and came back to win both games. On Saturday, Clovis came […]

Bradley talks politics

David Arkin: CNJ correspondent Former Lt. Gov. Walter Bradley last week responded to a variety of issues and topics during an interview in Albuquerque. Vice President Bill Richardson? “I don’t see it. But it’s a distinct possibility. I don’t think the timing is right for him. That could change though. There are things going on […]

Competitive field set for Wildcat Relays

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Clovis senior Ben Teconchuk reaches back for the baton from sophomore John Tranchida as the two practice their sprint relay handoffs Thursday at the high school. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner Darrel Ray thinks his Clovis High girls track team is one athlete short of contending for the team championship in today’s Wildcat […]

Former CHS quarterback suffers fatal heart attack

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By Glen Seeber Clovis’ fleet-footed quarterback from the unbeaten 1973 championship team died Friday after suffering a heart attack, a family member said. Mark Anthony Trujillo Sr., 47, of Clovis “was an excellent leader as a quarterback,” recalled Mike Prokop, who played football with him that season. “That sucker could scoot,” said Randy Adrian, another […]

Cats beat Manzano, clinch playoff berth

By Mike Linn ALBUQUERQUE — Saturday night’s Clovis Wildcat victory came down to three feet. Not three feet meaning one yard, but two feet with break-away speed and razor-sharp, stop-and-go cutting ability and another foot with strength and accuracy. Clovis kicker Jason Seefeld’s four field goals and Wildcat running back Phillip Williams’ ability to dance, […]

Win is music to ears of Wildcat band

By Jack King The Clovis High School Wildcat band beat 32 other high school bands from five states to win the Zia Marching Festival in Albuquerque on Saturday night, head band director Bill Allred said. The University of New Mexico, the festival’s sponsor, invites bands from New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and Texas to attend […]

Clovis’ wildcat now behind glass

By Don McAlavy Starting at 10 a.m. today, the Clovis-Carver Public Library will display Bobby Wildcat for two weeks before he is taken back to Clovis High School. Our 53-year-old stuffed-and-mounted CHS mascot is now in his own new glass case, courtesy of the CHS Class of 1953, which met in Clovis last weekend. When […]

Wildcat fever is back

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Clovis High School junior class president Gabriel Bryant, 16, adds a piece of wood to a pile Thrusday, a few hours before the school’s annual bonfire. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth Rick White Like most boys his age, Stefan Smith dreamed of being a Clovis Wildcat. He attended every game he could, and listened to […]