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 By Peter Stein    Sports    February 18, 2018 

Bear-ly a contest: Clovis routs La Cueva

CLOVIS — Since we're about two hours from Roswell, here's a conspiracy theory. The Clovis boys basketball team that was playing crisp, confident, winning basketball in late December was abducted by...

 

Clovis basketball capsules - Feb. 17

Clovis girls (15-10, 6-3) at La Cueva (13-10, 6-3) 6:30 p.m. today, La Cueva High School, Albuquerque Last time out: In their last regular-season home game against Sandia Tuesday night, the Lady...

 

Texico girls complete 6-0 run through district

TEXICO — Prior to Friday night's Tucumcari-Texico girls basketball game, the laptop tasked with playing the national anthem malfunctioned and churned out what sounded like hoe-down music, followed...

 

Clovis girls top Sandia

CLOVIS — Next stop, second place? The Clovis girls basketball team certainly hopes so. Tuesday’s reward for a 51-39 home win over Sandia was at least third place in District 2-6A, and the Lady...

 

Clovis basketball preview capsules

GIRLS Sandia (8-14, 4-4) at Clovis (14-10, 5-3), 7 p.m. Last time out: Despite a sluggish start, the Lady Wildcats dominated Santa Fe throughout Saturday night's home game, leading 14-4 after one quarter, 23-12 at halftime, 35-16 after three, and 44-...

 

Clovis pulls away early, tops Santa Fe 44-26

CLOVIS — No, it wasn't the Clovis High girls' basketball team's most picturesque victory. But then, any district win in February can be considered a masterpiece. Though too often during Saturday...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    February 7, 2018

Manzano tops Clovis boys, 80-73

CLOVIS — Clovis’ boys basketball team has seen this movie before and hasn’t liked the ending yet. The coaching staff comes up with a strong plot, the players make it an interesting narrative...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    February 4, 2018

Eldorado makes short work of Clovis boys

CLOVIS — Despite losing to Eldorado 68-44 Saturday night at Rock Staubus Gymnasium, Clovis' boys basketball team did have its opportunities. The Wildcats had chances to draw closer, especially in...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    February 3, 2018

Clovis basketball capsules - Feb. 3

BOYS Eldorado (17-2, 5-0) Clovis (8-12, 0-5) at Rock Staubus Gymnasium, 6:30 p.m. Last time out: The Wildcats were close for a while against La Cueva up in Albuquerque Tuesday night, but the Bears gra...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    January 31, 2018

Clovis girls dominate second quarter in win over La Cueva

CLOVIS — Clovis’ girls basketball team must have been exhausted after Tuesday night’s game, having to try and beat La Cueva’s press all night. If the Lady Wildcats were indeed tired, it was...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    January 30, 2018

Clovis grad Nichele Hyman working her way back with UTRGV

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — Oh no, not again. Nichele Hyman was essentially thinking it on Nov. 1 after suffering her third concussion during a controlled scrimmage of the University of Texas Rio Grande...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    January 30, 2018

Basketball preview capsules

GIRLS La Cueva (10-8, 3-1) at Clovis (11-9, 2-2), Rock Staubus Gymnasium, 7 p.m. Last time out: When Clovis visited Sandia on Saturday night, the Lady Matadors' freshman duo of Autumn Gonzales and...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    January 28, 2018

Sandia tops hard-luck Clovis boys

CLOVIS — Clovis High's boys basketball team certainly didn't expect this — an 0-4 start in District 2-6A play. But, that's where the Wildcats stood after Saturday night's heartbreaking 39-38 loss...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    January 26, 2018

Dawson getting accustomed to being "G" man

NBA scouts and executives were impressed. So were other GLeague coaches. They were at the GLeague Showcase in Mississauga, Ontario earlier this month wondering who the guy was from the Greensboro...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    January 24, 2018

Clovis grad Piepkorn taking over Grady baseball program

GRADY - Jared Piepkorn has always been ready for anything, so why not coaching high school baseball? He's moved around with his military father, played on a Norwegian national baseball team as a...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    January 24, 2018

Santa Fe stuns Clovis

CLOVIS — Santa Fe High’s boys basketball team is nicknamed the Demons. Fitting, because Tuesday night against Clovis, they played like a team possessed. Santa Fe erased an early 8-0 deficit, then...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    January 23, 2018

Texico boys staying level-headed

TEXICO — Texico High’s boys basketball team isn’t using the "U" word. Not yet. Yes, the 3A Wolverines are currently undefeated, sitting at 19-0 after Saturday’s 72-59 home win over 4A Ruidoso. But, chatter about an undefeated season? No way....

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    January 23, 2018

Clovis basketball preview capsules

GIRLS Clovis (10-8, 1-1) at Santa Fe (9-9, 0-2), at Santa Fe High School, 7 p.m. Last time out: The Lady Wildcats bagged their first District 2-6A victory by rolling past struggling Manzano 45-22 at The Rock on Saturday. The Lady Demons also played...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    January 23, 2018

Portales basketball preview capsules

GIRLS Portales (18-2, 1-0) at Ruidoso (6-13, 0-0), Ruidoso High School, 5:30 p.m. Last time out: 18-0? No problem for the Lady Rams, who hosted a Moriarty team with that record and still came out with a decisive 47-30 win in their district opener. Th...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    January 21, 2018

Clovis girls rout Monarchs

CLOVIS — The other night, LeBron James said that he and the Cleveland Cavaliers were in “Strugglesville.” Saturday, though the Clovis girls basketball team had its own struggles — mostly...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    January 21, 2018

Texico boys improve to 19-0, top Ruidoso 72-59

TEXICO — Nineteen up, nineteen down. No, that's not as easy for the Texico High boys basketball team as it may sound — though the Wolverines might make it look that way sometimes. But they were...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    January 20, 2018

Clovis basketball capsules, Jan. 20

Manzano (4-11, 0-1) at Clovis girls (9-8, 0-1) 6:30 p.m., Rock Staubus Gymnasium Last time out: Clovis suffered a 45-42 home loss at the hands of Eldorado, a result that became official when senior...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    January 19, 2018

Portales basketball capsules - Jan. 19

Moriarty at Portales Boys 7 p.m., Ram Athletic Center Records: Moriarty 12-6, 0-1; Portales 9-7, 0-0 Last time out: Both teams endured double-digit losses in their most recent games. Portales wrapped...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    January 17, 2018

Eldorado edges Clovis girls

CLOVIS — The old phrase ‘close but no cigar’ has seemed to haunt Clovis High girls' basketball team this season. And Tuesday night, the stogie proved elusive once again in the Lady Wildcats’...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    January 16, 2018

Clovis' hoop teams start off district play vs. Eldorado

With the team bus engine barely warm after Friday night's road loss to Cleveland, Clovis girls basketball head coach Jeff Reed was ready to look ahead. All the way to Tuesday, when the Lady Wildcats...

 

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