Seniors Blackmon, Hilburn named to all-state team

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — Two record-setting Clovis seniors were named to this year’s Associated Press Class 5A All-State team announced Saturday. Senior Brittany Blackmon leaves Clovis as the school’s all-time leading scorer with more than 1,500 points while senior Aimee Hilburn finished with a school record for assists with almost 500 and third […]

Gallup brings end to Lady Cats’ run

Clovis High senior Aimee Hilburn picks up instructions from coach Miles Watters during a timeout in Thursday’s Class 5A girls state semifinal game against Gallup at The Pit in Albuquerque. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Rick White: CNJ managing editor ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis’ girls ran into a mountain-size roadblock in their bid to repeat […]

STATE TOURNAMENT: Gallup upends Lady Cats in 5A semifinals

By Pete Herrera: The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Mayfield guard Madisen Spence had the ball in her hands and Saturday afternoon on her mind. With Mayfield locked in a basket-for-basket struggle with Sandia in the fourth quarter Thursday, Spence took an inbounds pass with five seconds left, drove down the right side of the lane […]

Portales gains berth in finals

Gallup senior Cherelle Rosales attempts to drive around Portales senior Ashleah Richards during the fourth quarter of Thursday’s Plateau Holiday Classic semifinal game. (CNJ staff photo: Andrew Chavez) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Portales Lady Rams have knocked off one Class 5A giant, and now another one awaits. Senior post Morgan Hill scored […]

Clovis avoids upset

Fort Sumner’s Tobea Patterson is fouled by Magdalena’s Kayla Armstrong, No. 32, and two other players as she drives to the basket during the second half of their Class 1A quarterfinal game in Bernalillo. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Sophomore Tori Northcutt’s layup with five seconds left pushed Clovis past Gallup 44-40 […]

Clovis avoids upset bid by Gallup

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Sophomore Tori Northcutt’s layup with five seconds left pushed Clovis past Gallup 44-40 on Tuesday in the first round of the Class 5A girls state tournament at The Pit. Brittany Blackmon scored 15 points and Aimee Hilburn added 10 as the second-seed Lady Wildcats (28-0) avoided the first-round upset. Valerie Kast […]