CHS’ Tweedy named district co-player of year

CNJ staff Senior Annie Tweedy has been chosen the District 4-5A softball co-player of the year for the 2005 season in voting by district coaches on Sunday. Tweedy was a first-team choice at third base and an honorable mention selection as a catcher for the Lady Wildcats, who were 13-13 overall and 3-9 in district […]

Lady Cats finish on positive note

CNJ STAFF HOBBS — Senior Julie Surina, pitching her third game of the series, tossed a two-hit shutout to and sophomore left fielder Jordan Garrett went 4-for-4 with a triple and a homer to lead the Clovis High softball team past Hobbs 7-0 in the finale of their District 4-5A series on Saturday. The Lady […]

Lady Cats drop Friday twin bill to Cibola

Clovis High School’s Laura Wood is congratulated after scoring on a inside -the-park homerun by teammate Cynthia Lucio during the first game of a doubleheader against Cibola Friday at the Lady Wildcats Softball Complex. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner Late Friday night, after her team dropped a District 4-5A doubleheader to Cibola, first-year […]

Cavegirls sweep Clovis

Clovis sophomore Cynthia Lucio is tagged out at home by Carlsbad’s Tianna Rodriguez during the first game of a double header Friday at the Lady Wildcat Softball Complex in Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Senior Annie Tweedy barreled up the baseline, trying to beat out a ball that ricocheted […]

Surina leads Lady Cats to tourney title

Clovis’ Jordan Garrett is congratulated by teammates after hitting an inside-the-park home run in Saturday’s tourney championship against Hobbs. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Clovis coach Brandi Thomas said on an average season, the team has three no-hitters. Senior Julie Surina is doing her best to make sure the team […]

Lady Cats aiming for first postseason berth

Clovis head coach Brandi Thomas talks to her team before hitting the field for fielding drills Friday at the Lady Wildcats Softball Complex. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Big sticks bring attention to the diamond, but first-year Clovis softball coach Brandi Thomas is hoping that the little things — things like […]

Cavegirls shut down Lady Cats

CNJ STAFF CARLSBAD — The Carlsbad Cavegirls took their unusual position atop the District 4-5A softball standings Friday night. The Cavegirls beat Clovis High 3-0 in a competitive first game, then rode a five-inning perfect game from Carolyn Garcia to a 6-0 victory in Game 2. The nightcap was called in the bottom of the […]

Lady Cats lose in consolation finals

By Eric Butler RIO RANCHO — A troubled start on Saturday put Clovis in an early hole against Anthony Gadsden. And though the Lady Wildcats rallied to tie the Panthers, Gadsden held on for a 5-4 win. The loss kept Clovis (9-5) from grabbing the consolation championship trophy in the 16-team Kristin Griego Memorial softball […]

Lady Cats take pair of one-run wins at Roswell

CNJ STAFF ROSWELL — Senior catcher Alicia Odom hit a pair of inside-the-park home runs Tuesday night to rally the Clovis High softball team past Roswell High 3-2 for a sweep of their doubleheader. The Lady Wildcats (4-1) won the first game 8-7, scoring five runs in the top of the sixth to erase a […]

Lady Cats finally get bats going

Clovis junior Laura Wood knocks down a pickoff throw during Saturday’s third-place game against Perryton, Texas. CNJ staff photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner Annie Tweedy finally got some help in the hitting department. The Clovis High junior capped a 7-for-10 weekend, including a pair of home runs, with three hits and three RBI […]

Lady Cats end season on high note

Freedom Newspapers HOBBS — The Clovis High softball team was in championship form this weekend. Unfortunately, the Lady Wildcats had already been eliminated from postseason competition. Pitchers Paige Adare and Annie Tweedy tossed shutouts on Friday as the Lady Cats rolled to a 6-0, 11-0 doubleheader sweep of the Hobbs Lady Eagles. On Saturday, Clovis […]