Lady Rams visit Clovis tonight

By Mickey Winfield Freedom newspapers PORTALES — While the Portales Lady Rams play their final pre-district tuneup tonight, their Clovis counterparts are glad to be back on the court. Portales (8-7), riding a three-game winning streak, visits Rock Staubus Gym for a 7:30 p.m. tipoff against the Lady Wildcats. Meantime, Clovis (8-5) had a scheduled […]

Clovis defeats La Cueva

By Jesse Wolfersberger ALBUQUERQUE — As his team approached the state tournament, Clovis coach Miles Watters preached to his starters that early fouls were bad news. In the Lady Wildcats’ first game in Albuquerque, they got in foul trouble again. It didn’t cost them the game, but it helped to give them a scare. The […]

Clovis girls rout Portales

By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — If defense wins championships, the Clovis Lady Wildcats played a first half worthy of a ring. Clovis held the visiting Portales Lady Rams to 10 first-half points en route to a 51-30 win Tuesday at Rock Staubus Gym. It was the Lady Cats’ third win in three tries […]

Lady Rams lose to Clovis in tourney finals

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — The Clovis Lady Wildcats went to their big guns Friday night to nail down the third annual Plateau Holiday Classic championship. Seniors Aimee Hilburn (17 points), Brittany Blackmon (15) and Tori Quintana (9) combined for all but four of Clovis’ points in a hard-fought 45-34 victory over Portales […]

Clovis streak snapped at 36

Freedom Newspapers LEVELLAND, Texas — For most of the game Tuesday night, the Clovis High girls’ 36-game winning streak seemed safe. Clovis’ lead stayed seven to 11 points from early in the second quarter until the final minute. However, Levelland rallied late, tying the game on a desperation 3-pointer from just short of halfcourt by […]

Portales prepares to test Clovis

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Clovis High girls basketball coach Miles Watters expects the Lady Wildcats to get their first test of the season tonight. The defending Class 5A state champions, winners of 31 in a row and 39 of their last 40, travel south for a 7 p.m. contest against rival Portales, the defending […]

Players believe in acting

By Ryan Lengerich CLOVIS — Allison Cochran approached the free-throw line Tuesday afternoon and calmly sank two shots. The 19-year-old Eastern New Mexico University freshman made countless shots in her four-year basketball career at Melrose High School. But this time, the lane was crowded not just by basketball players, but actresses. Cochran landed a roster […]

Watters somewhat declawed as Lady Cats coach

By Rick White ALBUQUERQUE — His salt-and-pepper hair isn’t the only thing that has changed about Miles Watters as he’s grown older. The differences are subtle as the hundreds of shades of white paint, but they’re there. His passion game still burns as hot as the mid-afternoon sun and he accepts nothing less than perfection […]

Clovis sings song of victory

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By Rick White ALBUQUERQUE — As Gallup reached the bottom of the ramp leading to the floor at the The Pit for pregame warmups, Gallup players started singing: “Na, na, na, na, hey, hey, hey, goodbye.” Typically an end-of-the-game crowd sendoff to the losing team, the barb was directed at the Clovis Lady Wildcats, who […]

Lady Rams lose third to Clovis

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By Kevin Wilson CLOVIS — 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. Sophomore guard Tori Quintana had a game-high 16 points and seven assists, and the Lady ‘Cats took advantage of poor Portales shooting in the […]