Newcomers join Zia and Hound rodeo teams

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor With the start of their season just two weeks away, Eastern New Mexico University’s rodeo teams are hard at work. This year that work is happening under the watchful eye of first-year coach Albert Flinn. He says he likes what he sees for the most part. “(The mens) team […]

Zia volleyball, soccer falls on the road

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANTONIO — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team hung close with its opponents Saturday, but the Zias were unable to break through in the season-opening St. Mary’s/Texas MedClinic Invitational. The Zias (0-4) led in all four games against Missouri Southern, but dropped a 27-25, 22-25, 30-28, 25-18 decision to the […]

Fresh start on horizon for Zia Soccer

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico For the first time since the program’s inception in 2003, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team has a new head coach. Ray Nause replaces Travis McCorkle, who took the job at Lone Star Conference rival Angelo State earlier this summer. With it, say the players, come some […]

Zia basketball signs five players

Freedom New Mexico Five players have signed national letters of intent to play women’s basketball at Eastern New Mexico University in the 2008-09 season. They include guards Chelsea Nichols of Lazbuddie, Alex Ortiz of El Paso and Karen Grant of Lubbock, and forwards Kassie Daugherty of Bridgeport, Texas, and Celeste Belizario of Amarillo. “Overall, it’s […]

Zia first baseman providing consistency

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico After two seasons in junior college in her home town of Scottsdale, Ariz., Anna Hershkowitz didn’t know where she would go to continue playing softball. She just knew she wanted to play somewhere else. In the fall of 2006, Hershkowitz came sight-unseen to Eastern New Mexico University. After a […]

Zia softball snaps nine-game skid

Freedom New Mexico GOODWELL, Okla. — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team stepped outside Lone Star Conference South Division play Wednesday, and it was just what the doctor ordered. The Zias snapped a nine-game losing streak — all within the division — with a 7-3, 5-1 sweep of Oklahoma Panhandle State.Sophomore second baseman Rebecca […]

Zia softball game postponed

Eastern New Mexico University’s softball doubleheader against College of the Southwest at Zia Softball Field was postponed Tuesday due to cold weather, and rescheduled for noon today. The Zias (2-3) picked up their second consecutive win in the season-opening St. Mary’s Classic on Sunday in San Antonio, edging Texas A&M-International 4-3 on sophomore second baseman […]

November 16, 1993

• A grand jury report given to the Roosevelt County Commissioners during their regular meeting gave the Roosevelt County Detention Center a clean bill of health. • Eastern New Mexico University Zia volleyball player Jennifer Goble was selected as the Lone Star Conference player of the week for the second time. • A 1969 GMC with […]

Cordova bats Zia past Roosevelt County

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — 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 to the center field fence in the top of the sixth to lift the Clovis squad past Roosevelt County 6-4 […]

Roosevelt defeats Zia in semifinal

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PNT Staff Report Roosevelt County overcame a two-run deficit and home run taken away on appeal Thursday to defeat Clovis Zia 5-3 in the 11- and 12-year-old semifinal of the District 3 Little League tournament. The two teams battle again at 7 p.m. Saturday on Zia’s home field. “It took ‘em awhile to get pumped […]

Roosevelt County’s season ends at Zia

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Clovis Zia used an eight-run second inning to grab the lead and hold on for an 11-9 win against the Roosevelt County All-Stars in the 9-10 year old District 3 Little League semifinals Wednesday night at Zia Field. “Our backs were against the wall and we had to come […]

Roosevelt Zaps Zia 15-0

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The Roosevelt County 10-11 year old All-Stars are headed to the New Mexico state championship tournament in Taos later this month after beating the Clovis Zia All-Stars 15-0 in four innings in the District 3 championship game Tuesday night at Portales’ Rotary Park. “Today we hit the ball well,” […]

Roosevelt routs Quay

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PNT Staff Report The rain, wind and lightning didn’t seem to be an issue for the Roosevelt County 9- and 10-year-old Little League All-Stars Monday evening as the Roosevelt County boys threw a two-hitter in shutting out the Quay County All-Stars 10-0 in four innings. “They all played good,” Roosevelt County All-Stars coach Carleton Casey […]

Zia beats Roosevelt All-Stars

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer As Collin Guthas stepped to the plate in the bottom of the sixth inning, a fan yelled, “Just get on base Collin, that’s where you’re most dangerous.” The fan was right, as Collin’s feet helped the Clovis Zia All-Stars in a come-from-behind 9-8 victory over the Roosevelt County All-Stars […]

Coaching news tops Portales’ spring sports

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Editor’s Note: This is the first in a three-part series about the year in sports locally. The birth of a new sports year in Roosevelt County began with the death of a local coaching legend, followed by the announcement of a new Zia basketball coach and a tennis state […]

Roosevelt slips by Clovis Zia

Dave Wagner: Freedom Writer CLOVIS — Clovis Zia clawed its way back from a slow start Thursday night. Still, as the visiting team on its home field, it couldn’t hold off Roosevelt County, which pushed over the winning run in the bottom of the sixth for a 9-8 victory in the championship game of the […]

Roosevelt rebounds to beat Zia

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By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer The second match-up between the 9-and 10-year-old Roosevelt County All-stars and Clovis Zias produced a different outcome than the first with Roosevelt County coming out on top with an 11-1 win last night at Rotary Park in Portales. The Zia’s struck first, stealing home in the top of the […]

Clovis Zia edges Roosevelt in wild district title game

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers First, the Roosevelt County All-Stars had the game in hand. Then, it was Clovis Zia. Then Roosevelt County. Zia struck the final blow, however, rallying on Peyton Lott’s two-run, inside-the-park home run in the bottom of the sixth for a 16-15 victory on Saturday night in the 9-10 division winners […]

Area recycling struggles

By Marlena Hartz The city of Clovis eschews all but aluminum and tin recycling because of cost issues, but one local grassroots recycling program has generated thousands of dollars for charity, and others hope to do the same. Six years ago, Clovis resident Trudi Ford purchased an old cotton trailer from a local farmer with […]

Cannon receives Green Zia award

Col. John Posner, 27th Fighter Wing commander, speaks with New Mexico Lt. Governor Diane Denish and New Mexico Secretary of the Environment Department Ron Curry at the Green Zia award ceremony held at the governor’s mansion in Santa Fe. Airman Thomas Trower Cannon has done it again. The base added to the highly decorated walls […]