Zias salvage split on senior’s 2-hitter

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ENMU senior Natasha Lindsey fires a pitch plateward during the Zias’ first game against Texas Woman’s on Friday. (Freedom Newspaper: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Texas Woman’s pitching held the potent Eastern New Mexico University offense well in check on Friday. Despite that, the Zias found a way to get a key Lone […]

Truth exposes fallibility of death penalty

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist “You will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” — John 8:32 It’s too late for the truth to be of any help to Ruben Cantu. He was executed by the state of Texas 13 years ago after being convicted in a 1984 robbery and murder that […]

Reyna, Leonora

Leonora Reyna, 56, of Clovis, died Saturday, March 25, 2006, in Clovis. She was born Dec. 26, 1949, in Littlefield, Texas, to Severiano and Lucia Rodriguez. Family members said she was a homemaker and enjoyed shopping, and her greatest love was being a mom and grandmother. They said she will be missed. She was preceded […]

Zias use long ball to notch sweep over Lady Buffs

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ENMU shortstop Jessica Nocas took a pitch off the batting helmet during the second game of Friday’s doubleheader against West Texas A&M at Zia Softball Field. (Freedom Newspapers: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Apparently, Kelsey Kubik’s teammates weren’t that impressed when her second-inning line drive skimmed the right-center field fence […]

Zias notch shutout of TexAnns to gain doubleheader split

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Sophomore left fielder Christina Helland hit a two-run homer in the first inning — her third home run of the series — and senior right-hander Rosemary Moreno pitched a five-hitter to lead Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team to a 3-0 win over Tarleton State on Saturday and a split […]

Zias win twice in WT softball invite

CNJ staff AMARILLO — Eastern New Mexico University got complete-game pitching efforts from Rosemary Moreno and Natasha Lindsey and posted a pair of wins on Friday in the West Texas A&M Invitational softball tournament. The Zias (6-3) scored six runs in the bottom of the first in a 9-3 victory over Colorado State-Pueblo, then notched […]

Baca, Mary G.

Mary Guadalupe Baca, 66, of Clovis, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2005, at her home. She was born on Jan. 20, 1939, in Dilia, to Antonio and Nicanora Garcia Baca. She was a homemaker and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Family members said she loved to sew and cook. She was preceded […]

Moreno, Alan

Alan Loya Moreno, 1, of Clovis, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born Feb. 4, 2004, to Delta Lourdes Loya Moreno in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Augustine Loya Duran. Survivors include his mother, Delta Loya Moreno of Clovis; brother, Jade […]

Blood test clears driver in fatality

CNJ staff Alcohol does not appear to have been a contributing factor in the November death of a Clovis toddler killed when he was backed over by a neighbor’s van, Clovis Police Lt. James Schoeffel said on Wednesday. Martin Molina Saldana, 30, was backing out of his driveway and ran over 1-year-old Alan Loya-Moreno on […]

Toddler dies after being hit by van

Andy Jackson: CNJ Staff Writer * Driver says he didn’t see 20-month-old boy in street while leaving his driveway. Martin Molina Saldana said he “looked out both mirrors” before backing out of his driveway on Sunday afternoon. He said he never saw 20-month-old Alan Loya-Moreno in the street. The boy was hit by Saldana’s vehicle […]