Lady Cats look to build on first win

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Clovis High School girls soccer head coach Larry Jones stops his watch as eighth grader Victoria Adams finishes a 2 3/4-mile run during Wednesday’s practice. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner It was a while coming, but the Clovis High girls soccer team finally got over the hump last weekend. The Lady Wildcats picked […]

Cats right their ship with dominating performance

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Roswell’s Anthony Urban is tackled by Clovis’ Jason Burns during the second half of Saturday’s game in Roswell. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner ROSWELL — Much like last year, when Clovis High began the football season with a lackluster loss to Las Cruces Mayfield, the Wildcats were searching for answers after dropping this […]

Zias pick up program’s first win

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Freshman midfielder Anna Funk scored a pair of goals Saturday as Eastern New Mexico University’s first-year women’s soccer program claimed its first win by blanking Wayland Baptist 4-0. Funk scored an unassisted goal near the end of the first half to put the Zias (1-2) in front. She added another […]

Lady Cats record first win

Eric Butler ROSWELL — A lopsided loss in the fifth-place game failed to put a damper on a day that included Clovis’ first win of the soccer season. The Wildcats defeated Las Vegas Robertson 4-2 on Saturday in the consolation semifinals, which also gave first-year coach Larry Jones his first win. Freshman Jordan Garrett scored […]

Mustangs hope to mount run for playoffs

By Eric Butler When Bovina takes the field Friday night against Texico, Wolverines coach Mike Prokop will see a familiar face across the field. From the time he was a quarterback at Clovis High in the mid-1970s — when Prokop was a Wildcats offensive lineman — through 16 years of serving as an assistant coach, […]

Turtle race enchants children

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Darrian Davis, 2, left, and his sister, Skylar Davis, 9, both of Clovis, watch their turtles crawl around after Saturday’s turtle race at the Curry County Fair. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Janet Bresenham Three-year-old Glen Southard jumped up and down and shouted, “Go, go, go, go, go!” as he watched his turtle crawl toward […]

State 9-10 tournament begins tonight

By Dave Wagner It’s been a couple of weeks since the Clovis American League All-Stars have played a game, but coach Hector Vasquez says his squad has made good use of the downtime. American will host the eight-team, double-elimination 9-10-year-old Little League state tournament beginning tonight. Two games are scheduled for both American’s home field, […]

Clovis shines in youth state slow-pitch

By Dave Wagner You could have almost called it the Clovis Invitational. Clovis-based teams came home with five championships in six divisions last weekend in the New Mexico USSSA youth slow-pitch state softball tournament in Alamogordo. In addition, the area took three second-place finishes, a third and a fourth. Overall, 17 of the 48 teams […]

American holds on late in Minor League tournament

By Dave Wagner Clovis American finished the District 3 Minor League All-Star tournament unbeaten — barely. American built a six-run lead and held off a furious last-ditch rally by Clovis Zia for an 11-10 win Thursday night at Dickensen Field. American (3-0) advanced to state competition which it will host beginning July 25. The American […]

American rallies for win

By Kevin Wilson PORTALES — With a 2 for 4 night, three RBIs and the go-ahead single, Iszac Valdez showed that the American All-Star pitchers weren’t causing him any trouble. Later on, strep throat was trouble for the Roosevelt catcher, and the ruling that ensued helped pave the way for an unusual 17-15 win for […]