Lady Cats clip Eagles

Clovis freshman Tori Northcutt drives past Eldorado’s Kristen Johnson during Saturday’s District 4-5A tournament title game. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner Sophomore post Brittany Blackmon was unstoppable Saturday night. Blackmon poured in a season-best 30 points on 13-of-15 field goal shooting as Clovis High’s girls claimed the District 4-5A girls tournament championship […]

Lady Cats earn share of 4-5A title

Clovis sophomore Tori Quintana looks to pass the ball around Hobbs Lezlie Varner during the second quarter of Friday’s game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Clovis defeated Hobbs 52-36. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Rick White Jessica Hohn’s smile said it all. After 2 1/2 years of frustration and close calls, Hohn and the Clovis […]

Quintana, Helen “Elena”

Helen “Elena” Quintana Services: Have been held. Helen “Elena” Quintana, 65, of Levelland, Texas, died Monday, Jan. 26, 2004, in Levelland. She was born on March 5, 1938, in Anton Chico. She married Luis Quintana on Dec. 26, 1957, in Morton, Texas. She lived in Levelland for 12 years, moving there from Baileyboro, Texas. Family […]

Lady Cats keep pace in 4-5A

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis set up a first-place showdown with nemesis Hobbs with a pair of easy wins in the Duke City. Aimee Hilburn scored 17 of her game-high 19 points in the first half and Tori Quintana added four 3-pointers and 14 points as the Lady Wildcats rode a big second quarter to […]

Halftime speech triggers Lady Cats’ rout

Clovis senior Jessica Hohn and Carlsbad’s Tyrie Davis battle for a loose ball after a Clovis free throw attempt during the second half of Tuesday’s game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. Rick White Freshman Tori Northcutt got the message and so did the rest of her teammates. “He definitely put a […]

Lady Cats outgun Eldorado

Clovis senior Tyisha Brown, driving to the basket against Eldorado’s Megan Hines, finished with a season-high 10 points off the bench. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. Rick White Aimee Hilburn did a little bit of everything on the court, including helping a teammate reinsert a loose contact lens. Fouled on the play that jarred her […]

Monk, Nada

Nada Monk Services: Have been held. Nada Elaine Shirley Monk, 43, of Quintana, Texas, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003, at Brazosport Memorial Hospital. A family member said she really loved her family, friends and animals, especially horses. Survivors include her husband, Gary W. Monk of Quintana; a son, Dustan Dakota of Quintana; three brothers, Delbert […]

Unselfish Lady Cats win 9th straight

Clovis sophomore Aimee Hilburn drives to the hole. CNJ staff photo Rick White. By Rick White Tori Quintana dribbles the ball across the top of the key, patiently waiting like a lioness to pounce on prey until teammate Brittany Blackmon seals her defender down low. A feathery no-look lob pass. An easy two points. Aimee […]

Lady Cats complete sweep of Portales

Clovis’ Jessica Hohn rips the ball away from Portales’ Roni Gomez during the second half of Tuesday’s game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Photo by Eric Kluth By Kevin Wilson In a matchup between the Portales guards and the Clovis posts, it was a Clovis guard that helped make Tuesday’s game not much of a contest. […]

Clovis High point guards share passion for game

By Rick White Playing point guard is as demanding as a boss having a bad day. They’re expected to handle the ball, be a coach on the floor, get teammates involved and score when needed. Being a vocal leader on and off the court and a go-between for the coach and the rest of the […]

Lady Cats end skid

Clovis sophomore Aimee Hilburn releases a shot over Frendship’s Jennifer Pena during the first half. Hilburn led the Lady Cats with 15 points. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Rick White In a day and age where free-throw shooting is a lost art, Clovis painted a Picasso. Playing its fourth game in five days, Clovis […]

Lady Cats ride young guns past Portales

Clovis’ Aimee Hilburn battles a Portales defender for a loose ball during the second half of Saturday’s game in Portales. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Kevin Wilson Youth edged out experience Saturday at Portales, as Clovis won the first battle in what could be a season-long war. Sophomore Aimee Hilburn had a game-high 22 […]

Sophomores settle in for Lady Cats

Jessica Russell slips past Roxanne Luera for layup last week during Clovis’ practice. Russell is one of four sophomores playing a prominent role for the Lady Wildcats. CNJ staff photo by Eric Kluth. Rick White It took a while for sophomores Tori Quintana and Brittany Blackmon to find their comfort zone in last week’s season-opener. […]

Lady Cats beat Lovington

CNJ STAFF LOVINGTON — Clovis coach Miles Watters was pleased with the effort. The execution, he said, will come. Sophomore point guard Tori Quintana led a balanced attack with 17 points and senior post Monique Walker added 12 as the Lady Wildcats opened their season Tuesday with a 59-43 win over Lovington. “I think the […]

Clovis 14s eye nationals

By Dave Wagner Most of the players on Regina Downing’s Clovis Lady Wildcats 14-and-under basketball team are fresh off a two-day camp in Las Cruces held last week. They’re busy getting ready for an even longer trip — national AAU competition at Clarksville, Tenn. The 11-member squad, many of whom are playing in AAU nationals […]