Cass already ranks among Wildcat greats

Early in the 2012 Clovis High football campaign, one radio announcer found himself accidentally referring to Wildcats' running back Kamal Cass as Brian Mead — a former CHS standout from a few years earlier. But as Cass' game-by-game racked up yardage, eventually breaking the CHS single season record, fans and coaches alike began comparing him […]

Buffs, Broncos split in Floyd

FLOYD — Tabitha Ornelas scored 21 points to lead three in double figures, as Floyd took over in the second half for a 65-43 victory over Melrose. Floyd (8-2), which also got 14 from Tessa Null and 12 from Jasmine Gomez, turned a 29-28 halftime lead into a double-figure advantage with a 15-6 third quarter […]

Portales basketball capsules: Dec. 20

Boys Portales (1-2) at Clovis (3-2) 7:30 p.m. On the air: KSEL FM 105.9. Last time out: The Rams have been idle since a 78-47 rout of Friona on Friday. Clovis split a back-to-back in Albuquerque last weekend, beating Manzano 53-51 and losing 84-70 against Sandia. Last meeting: Clovis defeated Portales 55-43 last season. Clovis […]

Clovis boys basketball capsule: Dec. 20

Clovis (3-2) vs. Portales (1-2), Espanola Valley (9-2) 7:30 p.m. Friday, 6 p.m. Saturday On the air: KCLV-AM 1240, KTQM-99.9 Last time out: The Rams have been idle since a 78-47 rout of Friona on Friday. The Sundevils defeated Kirtland Central 55-47 no Saturday for their sixth-straight victory. Clovis split a back-to-back in Albuquerque last […]

Clovis girls capsule: Dec. 20

Canyon (15-0) at Clovis (7-1) 6 p.m. Friday On the air: KCLV-FM 99.1 Last time out: Clovis defeated host Rio Rancho 40-25 Saturday in the third-place game of the Mel Otero Invitational. The Eagles defeated Lubbock Cooper 42-35 on the road last Friday. Last meeting: 2010, 57-40 Canyon. The Eagles have won the last five […]

Clovis pushes past Lovington 63-39

There wasn't much of a game Tuesday night between Clovis and Lovington. Clovis coach Jeff Reed didn't feel it was enough of a practice, either. Either way, the battle of the Wildcats clearly went to 5A Clovis, which never trailed in a 63-39 win over defending Class 3A champion Lovington. CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson […]

Shorthanded Clovis pushes past Dallas Spruce

Shorthanded or not, Wildcat coach Matt King said, Clovis basketball has to be the norm. That was what happened Saturday night, as the Wildcats earned a split in the Chris Bosh South Dallas Hoopfest with a 63-38 victory over Dallas Spruce. Drew Cole and John Dawson each had 11 to lead the Wildcats (2-1), who […]

Short-handed Cats drop first of two in Dallas

DALLAS — A big night by senior guard John Dawson wasn't enough for Clovis High's boys on Friday night in the Chris Bosh Hoopfest. Dawson poured in eight 3-pointers and 31 points, but the Wildcats fell behind 27-13 after one quarter and absorbed a 64-53 loss at the hands of Dallas Lincoln. CHS is slated […]

Friday area prep basketball capsules – Dec. 7

Boys Farwell Invitational Consolation semifinals Grady 66, Amarillo Flames 36 Amarillo Flames — Ian Aldred 7, Jack Truelock 4, Collin Judd 10, Dawson Jones 2, Dven Wright 2, Chris Cavitt 11. Totals 12 6-8 36. Grady (3-3) — Adam Lunsford 14, Koby Valentine 7, Trenton Jones 13, Ryan Bone 8, Trenton Lee 1, Jordan Provencio […]

Roswell overpowers Rams in season opener

The Roswell Coyotes are going to be quite a force in Class 4A when sophomore Alex Olesinski is on the floor. Turns out they're a pretty good team, and a good measuring stick for the Portales Rams, even when Olesinski's on the bench. CMI Correspondnet: Joshua Lucero Portales junior Zach Blaeser pushes past Roswell Coyote […]

Lady Cats roll into Gallup finals

GALLUP — The Clovis Lady Wildcats are back to defend their title in the Gallup Invitational — and they're not taking prisoners, either. Sophomore Danni Williams scored 23 points — her third in a row above 20 — and the Lady Cats rolled past Winslow, Ariz. 72-48, setting up a rematch with host Gallup in […]

Thursday area prep tournaments, summaries – Dec. 6

Tournaments All Time MST Boys Farwell Invitational Thursday's quarterfinals Vega 53, Amarillo Flames 36 Friona 66, Lubbock Christ the King 42 Texico 76, Anton 33 Farwell 73, Grady 19 Friday's semifinals Consolation Christ the King vs. Anton, 10 a.m. Amarillo Flames vs. Grady, 1 p.m. Championship Friona vs. Texico, 4 p.m. Vega vs. Farwell, 7 […]

Clovis-Dallas Lincoln boys preview capsule

Clovis (1-0) at Dallas Lincoln (2-3) • When: 8:30 p.m. (CST) today • On the air: KCLV-AM 1240, KTQM-99.9 • Last time out: Clovis defeated Rio Rancho 70-68 on the road Saturday in its season opener. The Tigers lost to Arlington Seguin 52-49 Friday. • Dallas Lincoln players to watch: G Derrick Neal, Jr., 5-9, […]

Williams pours in 27 in Lady Cats’ romp

GALLUP — Clovis High's girls got to save up a lot of energy in Thursday's quarterfinal round of the Gallup Invitational. Sophomore Danni Williams scored 27 points — including the first 16 of the game — and the Lady Wildcats waltzed to a 61-16 win over Kirtland Central. The Lady Cats (2-0) face Winslow, Ariz., […]

Area prep basketball tournaments

All Time MST Gallup Invitational Girls Thursday's quarterfinals Winslow (Ariz.) vs. St. Pius, 1 p.m. Clovis vs. Kirtland Central, 2:30 p.m. Wingate vs. Miyamura, 6 p.m. Rio Rancho Cleveland vs. Gallup, 7:30 p.m. Friday's semifinals Consolation Winslow-St. Pius loser vs. Clovis-Kirtland Central loser, 1 p.m. Wingate-Miyamura loser vs. Cleveland-Gallup loser, 2:30 or 7:30 p.m. Championship […]

CHS girls basketball capsule

What: Clovis (1-0) vs. Kirtland Central (2-3) When: 2:30 p.m. today in the quarterfinals of the John Lomasney Gallup Invitational. Last meeting: 2011, the Lady Wildcats blistered then-Class 4A second-ranked Kirtland Central 77-36 in a semifinal round game at Gallup. Last outing: Clovis opened its season on Tuesday with a 50-46 overtime win at Amarillo […]

Lady Cats notch OT win in opener

AMARILLO — Hopefully, not every game will be as big a struggle as Tuesday's opener was for Clovis High's girls. The Lady Wildcats fell behind early, caught up in the middle and finally pulled away in overtime with the help of an early 3-point play by sophomore post Shelby Jones to beat Amarillo Palo Duro […]

Tuesday area prep summaries – Dec. 4

Boys Farwell 81, Lubb. Christ the King 25 Farwell (7-1) — Austin Mason 22, Kolten Morris 14, Collin Christian 12, Ruben Gutierrez 12, Curt Langford 8, Luis Galvan 5, J.J. Herrera 4, Bretton Stancell 2, Manuel Galvan 2. Totals 37 2-5 81. Lubbock Christ the King — Mendoza 8, Cortez 6, To 4, Moreno 4, […]

Saturday prep boys roundup – Dec. 1

TEXICO — The Farwell Steers claimed the boys championship on Saturday night in the finals of the Citizens Bank Border Shootout, beating the host Wolverines in the finals. No details were available on the game at press time. With the win, the Steers improve to 6-1 for the season while handing Texico its first loss […]

Saturday prep girls roundup – Dec. 1

TEXICO — The Friona Squaws held Texico to nine first-half points Saturday night and claimed a 39-27 victory over the Lady Wolverines for the girls championship of the Citizens Bank Border Shootout. Maddie Murphree had three 3-pointers en route to 18 points for the Squaws (5-4). Friona outscored Texico 14-6 in the second period for […]