Zias fall into tie for South cellar

CNJ staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — Senior forward Kaipresha Price’s layup with 1:23 left Thursday night lifted Texas A&M-Kingsville past Eastern New Mexico University 60-58 in a Lone Star Conference South Division women’s matchup. Freshman guard Jasmine June scored 21 points and grabbed a game-high nine rebounds as the Javelinas (5-17, 1-8 South) snapped a six-game […]

Zias’ upset bid falls just short against WT

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Zias guard Heather Brown puts up a shot attempt against West Texas A&M’s Alicia Saunders in the first half of Monday’s Lone-Star Conference South game at Greyhound Arena. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Already playing shorthanded much of this season, Eastern New Mexico University’s women learned on Sunday […]

Slow-starting Zias fall at Angelo State

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Angelo State opened a 13-2 lead in less than five minutes and the Rambelles went on to an 82-65 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Thursday in a Lone Star Conference South Division women’s game. All five Angelo starters scored in double figures, led by sophomore forward Kandra […]

Central Oklahoma rallies past Zias

CNJ staff EDMOND, Okla. — Meghan Craig scored 20 points and Central Oklahoma rallied from a 14-point, first-half deficit to beat Eastern New Mexico University 84-69 in Lone Star Conference women’s crossover action on Saturday, handing the Zias their sixth consecutive loss. Lindsey Wilson added 18 points and nine rebounds and reserve Mallory Marcus scored […]

Zias lose first of two in Alaska

CNJ STAFF ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Poor shooting in the second half led to the Eastern New Mexico Zias falling 64-59 to Alaska Anchorage on Monday night. The Zias (6-3) held a 32-31 lead at the half, but shot 8-of-26 in the second and let the lead slip away. Center Rebecca Kielpinski scored a game-high 26 […]

St. Edward’s spurts past Zias

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Eastern New Mexico University’s Erika Cook drives the baseline during the second half of Saturday’s game against St. Edward’s at Greyhound Arena in Portales. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — With her team down 10 points, St. Edward’s women’s coach Jennifer White issued a challenge. Her team responded […]

Zias need solid play from pair of friends

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Whether it’s on the basketball court or in a conversation, Tiana Bryant knows exactly where Heather Brown is, and vice versa. With three players — Rochelle Vance, Elizabeth Richards and Riikka Lehtonen — suffering season-ending ACL injuries within a week of each other — the Brown/Bryant familiarity is […]

Zias hold on at Cameron

Freedom Newspapers LAWTON, Okla. — Tiana Bryant posted a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds and sparked a late 8-0 run that gave Eastern New Mexico University enough of a cushion to survive in a 66-65 win Saturday in a Lone Star Conference crossover game at Cameron University. Bryant also had a pair of […]

Lady Bulldogs deal Zias first loss of season

CNJ staff WEATHERFORD, Okla. — The fast start came to an abrupt end Thursday night for the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team. The Zias shot only 25 percent, including 5-of-27 from 3-point range, and absorbed a 73-46 shellacking at the hands of Southwestern Oklahoma in a Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game. Senior […]

Zias cruise past Western with four players in double figures

CNJ staff SILVER CITY — Senior post Tiana Bryant had a double-double and Eastern New Mexico University put four players in double figures in rolling to a season-opening 87-61 victory over Western New Mexico Tuesday night. Senior forward Riikka Lehtonen went 6-for-7 from the field en route to a team-high 17 points for the Zias, […]

Happenstance often a factor when it comes to naming businesses

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A.C. Bryant, left, gets a refill of coffee as he sits at the Foxy Drive-In Friday with Gerald Clancy. Bryant is the original owner of the Foxy Drive-In, which has been in Clovis since 1956. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers When people create a business, it’s not much of a stretch […]

County fair attracts competitors in categories such as livestock, fine art

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Penny Bryant will enter her “Carousel with Horses” in the Counted Cross-stitch category and “Garden Fairy” in the Adults Crafts category in the Curry County Fair, which starts Monday and runs through Aug. 20. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Thousands of tiny, colorful stitches combine to create the image of […]

King , Wilda

Wilda King Services: Have been held. Wilda Nell “Todd” King, 79, of Clovis, died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at her home. She was born on May 22, 1925, in Nowata, Okla., to Byrd and Bessie Nell Wiggins. She married Weldon King on May 24, 1955, in San Antonio Texas. They have been the owners of […]

Bryant, Wayford

Wayford Bryant Services: Have been held. Wayford Ray Bryant, 50, of Winslow, Ariz., died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005, in Winslow, Ariz. He was born on June 6, 1954, in Clovis. He was employed by the ATSF Railway as a locomotive engineer and later as a road foreman of engines, a terminal manager, and as a […]

King, Weldon Olen

Weldon Olen King Services: Have been held. Weldon Olen King, 74, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, at his home in Clovis. He was born on July 21, 1930, in Peister, Texas, to Olen and Beatrice Hill King. He married Wilda Wiggins on May 24, 1955, in San Antonio. He has been the owner […]

Pair wins school-board spots

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Roy Woodard casts his vote Tuesday at Yucca Junior High School in District 1 for the school board election. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Attorney R. Max Best and business owner Lola Bryant were elected to four-year terms on the Clovis school board Tuesday. A mill levy to fund […]

Brown leads Zias to win

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Eastern New Mexico University junior Tia Doss leans into Midwestern State University senior Adrian Fincher as she makes a move to the basket during the second half of their game Saturday at Greyhound Arena in Portales. Doss was called for an offensiv By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Sophomore guard Heather Brown scored a […]

Kelly, Fern

Fern Kelly Services: Have been held. Fern Kelly, 92, of Clovis, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004, in Clovis. She was born on Feb. 17, 1917, in Tyrone, Okla., to Mr. and Mrs. R.S. Harrell. She lived in the tri-state area of Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas all her life. She was preceded in death by […]

County school board slots open

CNJ staff Today is the only day for New Mexico residents to declare candidacy for school board elections. Residents residing in Curry County must declare candidacy from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Curry County Courthouse on Main Street in Clovis. The election will take place Feb. 1. The following positions are up for […]

Sanchez, Carmen

Carmen Sanchez Services: Have been held. Mrs. Carmen B. Sanchez, 74, of Clovis, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2004, in Lubbock. She was born on Dec. 1, 1930, in Tularosa, to Jose and Venancia Brusuelas. She married Henry Sanchez on Sept. 4, 1954, in Tularosa. She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers, […]