Urban, “Voice of the Wildcats,” dies at 71

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CNJ file photo John Urban laughs as he tries on a Clovis Wildcats hat during a 2004 Kiwanis club meeting. Urban died Wednesday morning at 71. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The “Voice of the Wildcats” fell silent Wednesday. John Urban, the longtime public address announcer for Wildcat football games, died Wednesday at Plains […]

Baskett to bring Eagles to Clovis

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer One surefire way to fill up Rock Staubus Gymnasium is to have a basketball game between the Clovis Wildcats and the Hobbs Eagles. Charity organizers seek a similar audience Saturday when a different Eagles squad comes into town — the Philadelphia Eagles, led by Clovis native Hank Baskett III. […]

March 13 – Push

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis’ Danni Williams, 11, gave the refs her opinion on a call during the Wildcats state semifinal game at The Pit. “Push,” she shouted with the rest of the purple draped Wildcat fans around her. Williams loves basketball, she said, and has been playing since she was three.

Gotta love those Wildcats (supporters)

Here’s something Doug McGregor loves about Clovis: “What I love about Clovis is the generosity of the citizens,” he wrote in an e-mail. “Also the dedication and support the town folks give the Clovis Wildcats. There is not a booster club in the entire state that goes the extra mile for the athletes, whether they […]

Feb. 28 – Line up

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Lady Wildcats Cheyenne Avila chats with teammate Sharea Kuchta Tuesday during softball practice at Lady Wildcats field.

Hot-shooting Wildcats dominate Greyhounds

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Freedom New Mexico photo: Mickey Winfield Greyhound junior guard Marquis Ruffin puts up a shot against Abilene Christian defender Stephen Musa Wednesday. ACU won 84-60. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Abilene Christian was hot. The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds were not. The result was the Greyhounds’ eighth straight loss. ACU shot […]

Feb. 13, 2008 ENMU capsules

Men What: Abilene Christian (15-6, 2-4) at ENMU (6-16, 0-7) When: 7:30 p.m. today in a Lone Star Conference South Division game. Where: Greyhound Arena. Radio: KSEL-FM 95.3 On the Net: www.enmusports.com Notes: While ENMU has dropped seven in a row, the Wildcats come in on a four-game losing streak which has dropped them out […]

Jan. 28 – Make a call

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis senior Layne Strebeck gives the referee his opinion on a call made during the Wildcats game against the Rio Rancho Rams Saturday night at the Rock.

Wildcats run away from Zias

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Senior forward Ashlee Barr and sophomore forward Jody Meyer combined for 27 points and 17 rebounds off the bench Tuesday night and Abilene Christian rolled to a 91-61 Lone Star Conference South Division victory over Eastern New Mexico University. Barr finished with 14 points and nine rebounds in 23 minutes […]

Behind the scene

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Layne Strebeck and his mother, Selena, are both involved in all things Wildcat’s football. Strebeck, a senior at Clovis High School, plays as defensive and tight end on the team, while his mother shoots photographs and organizes dinners. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Bonnie Mendoza hasn’t tackled anybody or […]