Zia moves on to finals

Dave Wagner Seven runs in the first inning can make any coach look pretty good — even a rookie. Zia League coach Tony Johnson, 18, looked like a genius when his team jumped on Clovis American for a seven-spot in the top of the first Saturday. Zia cruised to a 15-3 win in the winners […]

American holds on late in Minor League tournament

By Dave Wagner Clovis American finished the District 3 Minor League All-Star tournament unbeaten — barely. American built a six-run lead and held off a furious last-ditch rally by Clovis Zia for an 11-10 win Thursday night at Dickensen Field. American (3-0) advanced to state competition which it will host beginning July 25. The American […]

Zia edges past Quay County

By Dave Wagner The Clovis Zia League All-Stars advanced to the finals of the Tri-County League Minor League All-Star tournament Wednesday night by edging Quay County 5-4 at Beachum Field. Zia will meet undefeated Clovis American at 7 p.m. tonight in the double elimination tournament. Third baseman Phillip Martinez lined a two-run double to left-center […]

Zia ousts Roosevelt County

Kevin Wilson PORTALES — Quran Wiggins pitched a complete-game three-hitter, and Clovis Zia took advantage of Roosevelt County errors for a surprisingly easy 7-2 victory on Tuesday in a losers’ bracket game of the 9-10-year-old Tri-County Minor League all-star tournament at Rotary Park. Zia will play tonight against Quay County in a 7 p.m. game […]

American rallies for win

By Kevin Wilson PORTALES — With a 2 for 4 night, three RBIs and the go-ahead single, Iszac Valdez showed that the American All-Star pitchers weren’t causing him any trouble. Later on, strep throat was trouble for the Roosevelt catcher, and the ruling that ensued helped pave the way for an unusual 17-15 win for […]