CHS BASEBALL: Eagles sweep Cats

CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Hobbs shortstop Kyle Cranfill forces Clovis High’s Cade Wheeler at second and throws to first to complete a double play during Tuesday’s District 4-5A doubleheade at Bell Park. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer At times Tuesday, Clovis’ pitching was good enough to be competitive. The Wildcats simply couldn’t overcome […]

Baskett enjoys giving back

CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Hank Baskett watches his putt on the 10th hole during Saturday’s Tee’d Off About Child Abuse charity golf tournament. The annual tournament was the first held since Baskett took over running the event, which benefits the Oasis Children’s Advocacy Cen By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer When the National Football […]

CHS BASEBALL: Hobbs takes advantage of Cats’ miscues

CNJ staff HOBBS — One bad inning cost Clovis High a game Tuesday night. The Wildcats committed four errors, leading to four unearned runs in a five-run second, and Hobbs went on to a 5-2 victory in the first game of a District 4-5A baseball doubleheader. The Eagles then had two big innings in the […]

CHS SOFTBALL: Lady Cats, Hobbs split

Clovis’ Nicole Anaya tags out Hobbs’ Stevie Dennis at second base at the end of a rundown in the first inning of Tuesday’s District 4-5A softball doubleheader at Lady Wildcat Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis High softball team pulled one out of the fire in the […]

Lady Wolverines in finals

Texico’s Faith Martin drives to the basket past Navajo Prep defender Nicole Crisp in a Class 2A semifinal game at Rio Rancho High School Wednesday. Martin had 17 points and 6 rebounds in the game as Texico won 42-30. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer RIO RANCHO — Style points […]

Lady Eagles striving to build up program

In her fifth year on the varsity, Clovis Christian senior guard Sidnee Pool hopes she has played a part in building some stability in the girls basketball program. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Clovis Christian senior guard Sidnee Pool remembers when the Lady Eagles faced seemingly endless losing streaks […]

CHS GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Cats face tourney-hungry Hobbs

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High’s seed is probably not much in question for the start of next week’s Class 5A state tournament — the Lady Wildcats should easily be in the top eight and get a first-round home game. Hobbs, on the other hand, has a bit more to play for tonight, […]

Grady weathers Lady Eagles’ rally

CNJ staff GRADY — Katarina Grau scored 17 points and Grady fought off a second-half Clovis Christian rallying, beating the Eagles 45-43 Friday in the District 4-1A tournament title game. Mandy Rush added nine points for the Lady Bronchos (13-10), who will host a first-round game next week in the Class 1A state tournament. Jennifer […]

CHS BOYS BASKETBALL: Hobbs slips past Cats in OT

Clovis senior Cody Thornsbury bears down on the Hobbs defense during Friday’s District 4-5A tournament championship game in Hobbs. (Hobbs News Sun: Timothy Rios) CNJ staff HOBBS — The third time wasn’t quite the charm for the Clovis High boys basketball team Friday night. Junior forward Jeff Taylor poured in 36 points and Hobbs pulled […]

Cats hope to relieve pain from losses

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Clovis’ Bryce Hill will make it clear that the Wildcats’ two losses this season to District 4-5A rival Hobbs have hurt. The Cats (22-4) hope to relieve their pain today when they travel to Hobbs (25-1) for a shot at the district tournament championship in a 7 p.m. clash. […]

CCS earns semifinals with win

House’s Ronnie Eldridge, right, tries to block a shot attempt by Clovis Christian’s Will Genitski during Tuesday’s District 4-1A tournament game at the CCS gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Coach Randy McBroom said his Clovis Christian boys have had trouble putting together consistent games through the regular season, […]

Lady Eagles post win over Grady

Clovis Christian’s Kelsey Massey drives to the basket against Payton Provencio of Grady during Thursday’s girls matchup at the CCS gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer This time, the Clovis Christian girls kept their composure and beat Grady for the first time in school history. As a result of […]

Baskett honored at ceremony

CNJ staff Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver and former Clovis High standout Hank Baskett had his No. 18 Wildcats football jersey retired during halftime of the Carlsbad-Clovis boys basketball game Tuesday night, with a packed Rock Staubus Gym cheering on his achievements. A proclamation declaring Tuesday “Hank Baskett Day” from Clovis Mayor David Lansford was read […]

Thursday’s prep capsules

Clovis Christian’s Jennifer Schaap, right, pulls down a rebound over Shelby McElroy during Thursday’s District 4-1A girls matchup at the CCS gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) CNJ staff Boys * Clovis Christian overcame a shaky start, eventually putting all 12 players on the roster into the scoring column Thursday night in a 74-61 District […]

Monday prep basketball capsules

Boys * It was a quite a night for Clovis Christian coach Randy McBroom. First, he was coaching against his father, Rick, for the first time when the Eagles hosted the Portales junior varsity on Monday night. Then, before the game, he proposed to his girlfriend, Ashley Tanner, in front of the crowd at the […]

Thursday prep capsules

Girls * Clovis Christian played House even-up until overtime, when the Lady Eagles lost three players to fouls and dropped a 53-44 decision in a District 4-1A matchup. Jennifer Schaap scored 20 points, Jocelyn Swann added 17 and Sidnee Pool scored 10 for the Lady Eagles (8-8, 0-2 district), but all three were lost to […]

Lady Cats fall to Canyon

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — The third time didn’t prove to be the charm for the Clovis High girls basketball team. The Lady Wildcats came into Tuesday’s game against Canyon with consecutive wins over the Lady Eagles in each of the last two seasons. But they couldn’t make it three straight on Tuesday, falling 57-47. […]

CHS GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Cats set to face Canyon

CNJ staff The Clovis High girls have done something few teams have done against Canyon and longtime coach Joe Lombard over the years — post a winning streak. The Lady Wildcats beat Canyon 48-38 on the road two years ago, then edged the Lady Eagles 49-45 last season at Rock Staubus Gym. They’ll try to […]

Baskett joins rookie elite

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Hank Baskett celebrates a touchdown catch in the Eagles 24-17 victory over the Atlanta Falcons Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Jason Getz) CNJ staff PHILADELPHIA — Not only did Clovis’ Hank Baskett turn in his best performance of the year in Philadelphia’s 24-17 victory over the […]

Baskett playoff-bound

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver and Clovis native Hank Baskett celebrates after tight end Matt Schobel scored the first touchdown in Monday’s 23-7 win over the Dallas Cowboys at Texas Stadium. (CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisle) By Rick White: CNJ Managing Editor IRVING, Texas — Hank Baskett had 32 text messages waiting for him when he […]