Clovis Christian forfeited two volleyball games Thursday after discovering it had scheduled too many games, school officials said.
Principal Ivan Godwin said athletic director Greg Darden notified him of the error Wednesday night. He said CCS officials met with district and New Mexico Activities Association officials Thursday morning to report the problem.
Teams are limited to 20 regular-season matches. CCS has played 22, which by state bylaws means the Lady Eagles forfeited it last two games — district wins over Grady and House that would have given them the district title.
Clovis Christian (12-10 overall, 7-3 district) can finish no worse than a tie for second in the District 4-1A standings with Logan. District leader Grady and Logan played their final district games Thursday.
“The girls are disappointed obvious because they wanted to finish first,” Godwin said. “This has nothing to do with the athletes at Clovis Christian School. They knew nothing about this.”
The district tournament starts Monday.
Godwin said former athletic director and volleyball coach Michelle Wallis was responsible for the team’s schedule.
Wallis resigned Sept. 22 as the athletic director, Godwin said. She was relieved of her coach duties Oct. 8, Godwin said.
He said Wallis took a job with Clovis Municipal Schools but would not comment on why she is no longer the coach.
Wallis did not return a call seeking comment.