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Wilhoit playing for South All-Stars
ALBUQUERQUE — Dora’s Tyler Wilhoit will play for the South squad in tonight’s Class 1A-2A New Mexico High School Coaches Association boys basketball all-star game, scheduled for The Pit on the campus of the University of New Mexico.

Wilhoit has been a mainstay for three years for Dora, and helped the Coyotes post an 18-10 record in 2005-06.
Tipoff is set for 5 p.m. The Class 4A-5A boys all-star game will follow at 7 p.m.

Clovis hosts women’s state tourney
CLOVIS — The Clovis Softball Association will play host to a USSSA women’s state slow-pitch tournament on Saturday and Sunday at Guy Leeder Complex.

A total of 28 teams are competing — 15 in Class D and 13 in Class E — with 18 of the teams from Clovis. A Class C division was planned, but had only two entries, tournament director Roger Jackson said.

Play begins at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, with the final games that day set for 9:30 p.m. Championship games in both divisions are at 12:30 p.m. Sunday with second games, if necessary, at 1:30 p.m.

Greenwalt back with WNBA’s Storm
Clovis High graduate Cisti Greenwalt, who played four games for the WNBA’s Seattle Storm earlier this summer before being traded and then cut, has signed a seven-day contract with the Storm.

The 6-foot-5 Greenwalt, who led Clovis to back-to-back large-school state titles in 1999 and 2000, was signed on Tuesday to replace center Janell Burse, who is out of the lineup with a shoulder injury. According to the Seattle Times, Greenwalt was signed under the WNBA’s “hardship” rule, which allows a team to exceed the player limit if the roster falls to nine or less due to injury.

Greenwalt was traded to the expansion Chicago Sky in late June along with a second-round draft choice, but the Sky did not have a need for a post player and promptly cut her.

Greenwalt, the Big 12’s all-time leader in blocked shots in her four-year career at Texas Tech, was originally drafted by the Sacramento Monarchs in 2005, but was cut during training camp.

Tour cyclist tests positive for doping
AIGLE, Switzerland — An unidentified cyclist tested positive for doping during the Tour de France, widening the scandal that gripped this year’s race before it began.

The rider’s name, team and nationality will not be released until the testing process is completed, including the analysis of a backup sample, the International Cycling Union said Wednesday.

The sport’s governing body did say, however, that the rider’s team and national federation were notified, as well as national and world anti-doping authorities. USA Cycling has not been contacted by UCI, spokesman Andy Lee said. U.S. Anti-Doping Agency spokeswoman Carla O’Connell said that group had no comment.