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 By Peter Stein    Sports    September 24, 2017 

Milton glad to be aboard Wildcat ship

CLOVIS — Only a select group of people know what it's like to be a running back, gliding in the open field like a gazelle, ball cradled in one arm, defenders pursuing in vain, nothing between him...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    September 24, 2017 

After delay, Clovis manages tie with Manzano

CLOVIS — Tom Petty once sang "Waiting is the hardest part." Perhaps his inspiration came from powering through a two-hour lightning delay at a high school soccer game like the one that stretched...

 

Clovis girls soccer team ties Eldorado

CLOVIS — After Tuesday night's game against Eldorado, Clovis girls soccer coach Traci Sievers told her team they would be doing a recovery run the following day, anticipating they would be sore. For good reason. The Wildcats did a lot of running,...

 

H.S. Football: Clovis heads into bye week at 3-1

Autumn and football are often synonymous with each other. But the Clovis football team will spend Friday, the first official day of autumn, off the field. It is the Wildcats’ bye week, time to rest, regroup and ready themselves to try for a state c...

 

Clovis football team routs Rockets

CLOVIS — Like flies at a picnic, those pesky Clovis turnovers just won't go away. But the Wildcats' football team feasted on Goddard anyway Friday night at Leon Williams Stadium. Unlike a week earli...

 

Cats seek to rebound

CLOVIS — The Clovis High football team needed to approach its preparation for tonight's home game against Goddard with some selective amnesia. There was, after all, part of last Friday's 34-31...

 

Clovis survives five-set battle with Roswell

CLOVIS — The Clovis volleyball team has learned a lot about itself over the past three weeks, and Thursday night against Roswell, the Wildcats learned some more. Thursday’s lesson was how the...

 

'Cats ready to face defending 6A champs

CLOVIS — Road sweet road? The Clovis football team can only hope so, because that’s where the Wildcats are headed tonight for the first time this season. After opening with back-to-back home games, and holding serve in those games by going 2-0,...

 

Clovis recovers from early miscues, tops Carlsbad

CLOVIS — The Clovis High football team gained separation in the second half Friday night, pulling away from Carlsbad for a 34-14 win at Leon Williams Stadium. But, Wildcat coaches and players agreed...

 

Cats focused on job

CLOVIS — Life goes on. You hear it dozens of times, but it seems a bit more poignant when it hits home. Monday's tragedy at the Clovis-Carver Library has certainly hit home in the city of Clovis. A...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    August 31, 2017

ENMU football team ready to open season

PORTALES — After the Eastern New Mexico University football team went through a short, light practice at Greyhound Stadium Wednesday afternoon, new head coach Kelley Lee discussed some details: buses leaving the next day for the training room or th...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    August 27, 2017

Wildcats' D came up big vs. Hobbs

CLOVIS — Casual observers of Friday night's Hobbs-Clovis football game might have looked at the score and thought 24 points was a bit much to give up, noting only the big plays that were surrendered...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    August 26, 2017

Clovis roars to opening-night win

CLOVIS — With clear skies, there was little chance of lightning delaying Clovis High's football opener against Hobbs Friday night. But the Wildcats brought the lightning and the thunder anyway. The...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    August 25, 2017

H.S. FOOTBALL: Clovis set to kick off against Hobbs

CLOVIS — The storyline for tonight's Clovis High football season opener should not be titled 'Calvin and Hobbs'. Yes, Cal Fullerton is making his head coaching debut for the Wildcats when they play...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    August 23, 2017

Clovis starts strong with sweep of Palo Duro

CLOVIS — The Clovis High volleyball team can only hope Tuesday's season opener was a microcosm of its season overall. The Wildcats started fast against Palo Duro at Rock Staubus Gymnasium, gained...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    August 20, 2017

Lightning ends Cats' scrimmage

ROSWELL — One of the Clovis football team’s toughest adversaries in Friday night’s three-team scrimmage was lightning. Two lightning sightings affected the scrimmage at Roswell’s Wool Bowl. The first occurred roughly 45 minutes in, causing a...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    August 20, 2017

Clovis ready to dig in for 2017

CLOVIS — Ruth Chavez is all dug in. Now it’s time for her Wildcats to dive in. Chavez, Portales’ head volleyball coach for 15 years, is settled into the same role at Clovis after her original plans to retire only spanned one year because she...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    August 18, 2017

H.S. FOOTBALL: Clovis, Portales scrimmage Friday night

High school football scrimmages are almost like playing with house money. They don’t count in the standings, don’t cost teams much barring injury, but they are among the most valuable matchups of the season. Coaches get opportunities to see...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    August 17, 2017

H.S. soccer: Portales girls hungry for success

PORTALES — The Portales girls soccer team would like to forget most of last season. But not how it ended. Reeling from a 10-game losing streak, the Lady Rams went into their last game against Ruidoso, played with heart, and came away with a...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    August 16, 2017

H.S. SOCCER: Clovis boys open with shutout

CLOVIS — Three things made the Clovis boys soccer team happy about Tuesday's season opener against Lovington at Clovis High School's Leon Williams Stadium. First was the outcome, which favored...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    August 12, 2017

ENMU grabs juco pair from Laredo

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team will head into battle next spring with two new weapons in its arsenal. Pitcher Leslie Reyes and second baseman Karina Moreno, both of Laredo Community College, committed Thursday to pitch f...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    August 8, 2017

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Clovis starting anew

CLOVIS — The first day of Clovis High School volleyball tryouts brought much of the old and much of the new for coach Ruth Chavez. First, the old: Chavez spent 29 seasons coaching the Portales...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    August 6, 2017

Wildcats finish up first week

CLOVIS — Another mid-summer milestone came and went for the Clovis football team Friday as the Wildcats completed their first week of practice. Friday's warm and sunny weather was a stark contrast...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    August 1, 2017

Clovis football practice begins

CLOVIS — A good name for Monday morning's football practice would be "Purple Rain" because of the wet weather and Clovis' predominant team color. Actually, "first day of practice" should do just...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    July 28, 2017

Greyhound football squad picked for fourth

ODESSA, Texas — Preseason football polls don't run draw plays, throw play-action passes or make stubborn goal-line stands. But they do give respect, at least for those selected favorably. Plenty of...

 

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