Clovis runners sign with Eastern

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Clovis senior Megan Willis, right, seen here running with Clovis sophomore Tori Northcutt in 2004, signed Wednesday to run cross country at Eastern New Mexico University. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer After a one-year hiatus, Melissa Clark and Megan Willis will be back together running cross country. Clark, a 2004 […]

Large turnout expected at expo

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers More than 450 exhibitors of farm, ranch and dairy products and services are expected for the 13th annual New Mexico Ag Expo Feb. 22-23 in Portales. Pat Willis of the Roosevelt Chamber of Commerce and an event organizer said once again there will be vendors from the west Texas and […]

Prep x-country: Lady Cats third

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis senior Megan Willis took sixth as the girls cross country team placed third at the Sandia Invitational Saturday morning. Willis finished the 5K race in 25:12. Behind her in 10th was Monica Soto with a time of 26:15. One spot behind her with a time of 26:30 was Tori Northcutt. […]

Summer work makes times fall

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The Clovis High School girls cross country team runs downhill as the boys team runs uphill during practice Wednesday at Ned Houk Park. (Staff photo by Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Despite winning nearly all of their meets last year, few coaches thought the Clovis boys cross country team could continue that […]

Pinckney, Willis score nine points each in all-star game

By Eric Butler ALBUQUERQUE — While most of the attention for Thursday’s North/South big school all-star basketball game was going to University of New Mexico and New Mexico State recruits, a pair of Clovis players found The Pit floor in Albuquerque much to their liking, too. However, the efforts of Justin Pinckney and Bud Willis, […]

Willis, Pinckney ready for all-star game

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Clovis High grads Justin Pinckney (left) and Bud Willis will play for the South in tonight’s New Mexico Coaches Association Class 4A-5A all-star basketball game in Albuquerque. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner Clovis High grads Justin Pinckney and Bud Willis will be off to college soon, but first they’ll take part in the […]

Clovis senior signs with New Mexico Junior College

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Clovis senior Bud Willis is known for his passing more than his scoring. File photo. By Rick White Slick-passing Clovis senior point guard Bud Willis is following in the footsteps of his coach and mentor. Willis, a three-year letterwinner for the Wildcats under coach J.D. Isler, signed a national letter of intent Tuesday to play […]

Hobbs eliminates Wildcats in OT

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Clovis senior Bud Willis finished with 22 points in Friday’s 96-90 overtime loss at Hobbs. Photo courtesy of the Hobbs News-Sun. CNJ staff HOBBS — Ervin Youmans scored 26 points and substitute Matt Davis had a back-breaking three-point play late in overtime as Hobbs outlasted foul-plagued Clovis 96-90 in the semifinals of the District 4-5A […]

Cats stun Hobbs

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Mike Floyd drives past Clovis’ John Props during Friday’s game in Hobbs. Hobbs News-Sun photo by Cody Gideon. CNJ staff HOBBS — John Props said he’s made some buzzer-beaters this season — just not at the end of games with the outcome on the line. Props’ 3-point shot with two seconds left Friday night sent […]

Cats relegated to third

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Clovis junior John Props drives past Manzano senior Jordan Parks as he tries to get to the baseline during the fourth quarter of Friday’s game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner Eldorado guard Tyrone Crawford dropped an unexpected bomb on the Clovis High Wildcats Saturday night. After being virtually non-exsistent […]