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 By Peter Stein    Sports    June 2, 2018

Four Wildcats named to 6A all-state baseball team

CLOVIS - The Clovis baseball team had a memorable season. 23 victories to tie a school record. Hosting a home series in the first round of state tournament play. A trip to Albuquerque for the state...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 30, 2018

Local teams show well at flag tourney

You know the names. If not, you will. Football names. Track and field names. Soccer, basketball. Among the eight area teams that ventured down to Roswell over the Memorial Day weekend for the 21st... Full story

 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 26, 2018

Cats come home for benefit

CLOVIS — The title of a novel by Thomas Wolfe says, "You can't go home again." That may be generally true. But Thursday night, a group of former Clovis High girls basketball players did indeed...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 23, 2018

Nine locals selected to North-South

It's not over yet. High school varsity baseball season ended in Albuquerque a week and a half ago, but all-star games are still to be played at the Bob Ogas North/South All-Star Baseball Classic next...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 20, 2018

Clovis girls alumni hoops game set

CLOVIS — High school reunions aren't quite as big an event as they used to be, what with Facebook and all the other social media that allows people to reconnect by pressing a button on their...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 19, 2018

Elida tabs Durham to replace Isler as girls coach, AD

CLOVIS — Some are hard to replace, but nobody’s irreplaceable. Jaden Isler guided the Elida girls basketball team to four consecutive state championships, compiled a 93-18 record during that span, and was named the USA Today’s New Mexico Girls...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 15, 2018

Mother of all weekends

ALBUQUERQUE — Mother's Day weekend marked the end of the spring season, the end of the 2017-18 high school season. Local baseball, softball, and track and field teams descended on Albuquerque for...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 13, 2018

Clovis boys take third in 6A track

ALBUQUERQUE — The math isn't difficult. Fifteen teams competed in this weekend's Class 6A state track and field meet at the University of New Mexico. Only three were coming away from the UNM...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 12, 2018

Hope Christian eliminates Portales in 4A semifinals

ALBUQUERQUE – The Portales baseball team jumped out to a great start against Hope Christian in Friday's Class 4A semifinal. And then ... oh boy. At the University of New Mexico's Santa Ana Star...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 12, 2018

Triple triumph for Texico

ALBUQUERQUE — Winning championships never gets hum-drum, never gets blasé. So although the Texico baseball team's 5-0 victory over Estancia in Friday's Class 3A championship game at Isotopes Park... Full story

 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 11, 2018

Carlsbad clobbers Clovis in 6A quarters

ALBUQUERQUE - The University of New Mexico's Santa Ana Star Field is an impressive baseball facility, with shiny artificial turf, even major-league-style organ music playing between pitches. But that'...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 10, 2018

Wildcat philosophy: Every point matters

CLOVIS — If anyone knows the importance of depth at a state meet, it's Clovis boys track and field coach Mark Sena. As a Fort Sumner High School athlete, Sena competed in the shot put and took...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 9, 2018

Clovis ready for heat of state tournament

CLOVIS — The sweltering temperatures for Tuesday's full practice at Bell Park were of the you-ain't-seen-nothing-yet variety for the Clovis High baseball team. It was in the 90s Tuesday, but about... Full story

 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 6, 2018

Wildcats advance in baseball playoffs

CLOVIS — Small ball proved a recipe for success Saturday as the Clovis Wildcats advanced in the Class 6A baseball playoffs, tying a school record for wins in the process. Slowly, but surely, the... Full story

 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 5, 2018

Clovis baseball team takes Game 1

CLOVIS — On Friday night, Clovis took the first step along the way to a Class 6A championship, and that step couldn't have gone better for the Wildcats. The 'Cats run-ruled Manzano 10-0 in five... Full story

 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 4, 2018

Clovis, Portales to open first-round games tonight

CLOVIS — Things so far have gone mostly well for the Clovis baseball team. But now, there’s jewelry on the line. Class 6A championship rings are the reward if fourth-seeded Clovis is successful in its state title quest, which begins tonight at... Full story

 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 4, 2018

Wildcats ready for 2-6A meet

ALBUQUERQUE — Today’s District 2-6A track and field meet in Albuquerque offers more than just a chance for the Clovis boys team to repeat as district champions. For both the Clovis boys and girls, the meet is kind of like the best of both...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 2, 2018

Cats hope to score tennis upset

CLOVIS — Off Louisiana Boulevard and Interstate 40 in Albuquerque is the Jerry Cline Tennis Center, a shining 18-court facility. It will be the Clovis boys tennis team's destination on Friday for... Full story

 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 1, 2018

CHS softball season concludes

CLOVIS - The bottom of the sixth inning in Game 2 of Monday's Clovis softball season finale seems a microcosm of the Lady Wildcats' season overall. The fight was there, even if the results weren't. Cl...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    April 28, 2018

Wildcats, Bears set for 2-6A showdown

CLOVIS - The numbers say it all - eight and zero. As in 8-0, the District 2-6A records of both the Clovis and La Cueva baseball teams. They'll each head into today's regular-season-ending...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    April 28, 2018

Texico goes to 21-2

TEXICO — Call it a football score, call it lopsided, call it a rout. Just make sure you call it a dominant team playing good baseball as the regular season winds down. Texico took care of District 5-3A rival Clayton, 22-3, at Texico Field on...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    April 27, 2018

Cats heading down final stretch

CLOVIS - Today's Ross Black Relays in Lovington are about opportunity. They will be the Clovis track and field team's last opportunity to attack a regular-season meet, the Wildcats' last opportunity...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    April 26, 2018

Clovis sweeps Sandia to extend winning streak to 12

CLOVIS — A scoreless-inning streak ended, but a chance at a district title and No. 1 state tournament seed did not. Clovis’ baseball team rallied in the sixth inning for a 2-1 victory over Sandia... Full story

 By Peter Stein    Sports    April 21, 2018

Texico, Estancia split in battle of 3A elite

TEXICO - After inclement weather interrupted the first game of Friday's Estancia-Texico baseball doubleheader, the skies lightened, the sun came out and the wind died down considerably for the...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    April 20, 2018

Clash of baseball titans: Texico vs. Estancia

TEXICO — File it under "h," maybe under "c." But file it somewhere under the "how cool is that" file. The answer is "pretty cool" whenever a team ranked No. 1 in the state plays one ranked No. 2 in the regular season. It will happen today ... Full story


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