Central Oklahoma snaps Zia soccer streak

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Zia midfielder Cara Howell tries to get some space against Central Oklahoma’s Angie Rundle in the second half of Sunday’s game. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — Central Oklahoma crashed the net, and steamrolled a pair of Eastern New Mexico streaks in the process. Katleyn Cropp scored off […]

District 3 Little League all-star tournaments

9-10 year olds Tuesday Roosevelt at Quay, 7 p.m.. Clovis Zia at Clovis American, 7 p.m. 10-11 year olds Monday Roosevelt at Clovis Zia, 7 p.m. 11-12 year olds Monday Clovis American at Roosevelt, 7 p.m., Rotary Park,

Zia women’s soccer program adds seven players

CNJ Staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University has signed seven women’s soccer players to national letters of intent for the 2009 season. according to a release from the school. The signees include freshmen forwards Brittany Bustos of Albuquerque (St. Pius) and Brook Serrano of Los Lunas, midfielders Desiree Dominguez of Alamogordo and Abigail Tarin […]

Zia rally falls short

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Zia guard Tori Northcutt drives the baseline against Tarleton State’s Sonya Sundberg in the second half of Tuesday’s Lone Star Conference game at Greyhound Arena. Northcutt had 10 points in the 68-63 defeat. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Ronnie Hearne was breathing a sigh of relief Wednesday […]

Balanced Zia squad holds off Southwestern Oklahoma State

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CNJ Staff Photo: Kevin Wilson Zia guard Tori Northcutt strips a loose ball from Southwestern Oklahoma State’s Tobey Beer in the second half of Monday’s game at Greyhound Arena. Northcutt had six steals in Eastern New Mexico’s 59-53 victory. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer When Cat Clay wasn’t knocking down big shots, her teammates […]

Miners end Zia winning streak

Freedom New Mexico EL PASO, Texas — Texas-El Paso scored the first eight points and never looked back Monday night, overwhelming Eastern New Mexico University 87-44 in women’s basketball. The Division I Miners (4-3) proved too tough on the defensive end for the Zias (5-2), who had scored 91 or more points four times this […]

ENMU squads hope to be dark horse contenders

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Freedom New Mexico: Mickey Winfield Eastern New Mexico University junior center Donovan Schultz is one of 14 new players on the Greyhound roster this season. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhound and Zia basketball teams began practice Wednesday afternoon, and both teams had an extra bounce in their steps […]

Portales resident objects to politically altered Zia

At least one Portales resident objects to the Roosevelt County field office of the Democratic party displaying an altered New Mexico Zia symbol used to promote Barack Obama. A sign on the front door of the office on Thursday displayed the Zia symbol with Obama’s official campaign art in the middle circle. “I think it’s […]

Zia forward extends goal record

CNJ Staff PORTALES — Junior forward Samantha Lawrence continued to add to her school single-season goals record, knocking in her 13th of the season Sunday to lift the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team past East Central 2-1 in a Lone Star Conference match at the ENMU pitch. East Central (4-5-1, 0-2-1 LSC) scored […]

Zia rallies to gain 9-10 Little League finals

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Zia outfielder Joseph Flores returns the ball to the infield after making a catch during Wednesday’s 9-10 District 3 Little League game against Roosevelt County at Beachum Field. CNJ staff The Zia All-Stars rallied for five runs in the top of the sixth to force extra innings, then scored eight […]

Clovis Zia tops Roosevelt

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Zia outfielder Joseph Flores returns the ball to the infield after making a catch during Wednesday’s 9-10 District 3 Little League game against Roosevelt County at Beachum Field. Freedom New Mexico CLOVIS — The Zia All-Stars rallied for five runs in the top of the sixth to force extra innings, […]

American 11-12s hold off Zia

CNJ staff Jarron Hill went 2-for-3 and John Meyers struck out 13 in 5 2/3 innings Tuesday night to lift American past Zia 8-5 in a first-round game of the District 3 Little League 11-12 tournament at Dickenson Field. American led 8-0 before Zia rallied for five runs in the top of the fifth, capped […]

Zia gets past Quay

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry American’s Rafael Maldonado takes a cut during first-round action of the 9-10 District 3 Little League tournament Monday in Portales. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Zia All-Stars rallied late, scoring three runs in the bottom of the fifth Monday night to edge Quay County 6-3 in the opening […]

Zia students celebrate Arbor Day

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Fourth-graders Heather Yen, from left, Destannee Vongsaphay and Anthony Mejia clap after the City of Clovis Parks and Recreation department planted a tree in Zia Elementary’s playground in celebration of Arbor Day. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer “Bad,” 56 fourth-grade voices raised in unison to answer a New Mexico […]

American Red Cross

Zia Service Center of the American Red Cross needs volunteers for its disaster action team (training provided), office/administrative volunteers, and health and safety volunteers (training provided). Nicole Thompson, 763-4129 or thompsonn@usa.redcross.org

CHS Marching Band wins Zia contest

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The odds seemed stacked against the Clovis High School band this year at the Zia Marching Band Fiesta in Albuquerque. Not only did the band include freshmen for the first time, but its routine included more maneuvers and complex songs than in previous years. But the CHS Wildcat Marching […]

Local teams eliminated in Little League tourneys

CNJ Staff LOS LUNAS — The Clovis American All-Stars got off to a fast start Tuesday, but were blanked by Albuquerque Petroglyph after the first inning in absorbing a 10-4 losers bracket loss in the state 13-14 Little League tournament. American, which went 1-2 in the double-elimination event, got a leadoff triple from Jake Lopez […]

Area teams fall in state LL openers

Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis Zia League All-Stars got off to a slow start Saturday and couldn’t recover in a 13-3 loss to Los Alamos in the first-round of the double-elimination state Little League 11-12 tournament. Zia returns to action in an 11:30 a.m. elimination game today. Joe Shelley accounted for all the scoring […]

Zia 11-12s rally to notch title

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Members of the Clovis Zia All-Stars celebrate their District 3 championship Saturday night at Beachum Field. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Leave it to the girl on the team to save the day. Trailing 4-3 and down to its final out, Zia’s Niki Cordova blasted a first-pitch, three-run double […]

American takes 9-10 tournament

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Freedom Newspapers: Mickey Winfield Zia pitcher Keaton Greenwalt delivers to the plate during the second inning of Friday’s District 3 Little League 9-10 year old championship game against American at Dickenson Field. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers The Clovis American All-Stars shook off a 7-6 loss to Zia Thursday, returning the favor on Friday night […]