Hounds blank Fort Hays State

By Larry Booker: FNM correspondent It wasn’t necessarily pretty, but the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team notched another win on Friday at the ENMU pitch. Junior defender Michael Stewart provided the only goal with a header off a Julian Roberts corner kick midway through the second half, and the Greyhounds hung on for […]

Tech’s Hays retiring

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — A college baseball coaching legend who grew up on the dusty plains of Roosevelt County is ending his 38-year career in Lubbock. Larry Hays is the fourth-winningest coach in NCAA baseball history with a record of 1,509-860 after 16 years coaching Lubbock Christian and 22 years as […]

Dora native Hays leaves coaching behind

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer A college baseball coaching legend who grew up on the dusty plains of Roosevelt County is ending his 38-year career in Lubbock. Larry Hays is the fourth winningest coach in NCAA baseball history with a career record of 1,509-860 after 16 years coaching Lubbock Christian and 22 years as […]

Education Digest: Sandia teacher earns music award

CNJ staff Bamby Hays of Clovis was selected to receive the John Batcheller Award for Excellence in Teaching Elementary School Music at the 2008 New Mexico Music Educators Association all-state convention, according to the Clovis Municipal Schools’ music department August newsletter. Hays teaches at Sandia Elementary. Clovis’ Wayne Anderson will be receiving the School Administrator […]

Seefeld hopes to settle on position

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer As he prepares for his final season of college baseball, 2004 Clovis High grad Jason Seefeld is hoping he’s finally found a position. Primarily a shortstop and relief pitcher with the Wildcats, Seefeld was used mainly as part of a designated hitter platoon as a freshman at the University […]

COLLEGE UPDATE: Seefeld glad to be back in area

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer It wasn’t the mild climate, the bustling campus life, or the baseball team for that matter. For Clovis High grad Jason Seefeld, leaving the University of Arizona was all about returning to his roots. After a productive freshman year at the Pac-10 school in which he batted above .300 […]

Washburn’s size too much for Hounds

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — No matter how much talent a team has, sometimes a lack of size can counter its abilities. Eastern New Mexico University’s men kept the pressure on all night on Saturday, but Washburn’s size was too much for the Greyhounds as the Ichabods won 63-55 in the third-place […]

Mission of God, not money, drives man

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William Hay spent six months in Liberia teaching the word of God by showing the movie, “The Passion of Christ.” (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The walls of the First Baptist Church auditorium are lined with white butcher paper bearing thousands of dots. The blue, circular stickers represent the 11,022 […]

Petty, Clella

Clella Petty, 71, of Clovis, died Wednesday, March 29, 2006, at her home. Born June 20, 1934, in Clovis to A.C. and Bess Hays, she lived in Clovis all her life. She married Charles F. Petty on Dec. 24, 1950, in Clovis. She worked for many years at Queens & Teens. She was active in […]

Former Clovis standout transfers to Texas Tech

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Former Clovis High baseball standout Jason Seefeld will ply his trade closer to home this year. The 2004 CHS graduate spent last season as a part-time designated hitter at the University of Arizona, but has transferred to Texas Tech. Seefeld, who hit .316 in 57 at-bats at Arizona last […]

Skinner, Wilma

Wilma Skinner Services: Have been held. Wilma Skinner, 88, of Portales, died Saturday, April 23, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born March 31, 1917, in Pauls Valley, Okla., to Maggie and William Herbert Hays. Her family moved from Oklahoma when she was a girl, but she maintained a special feeling […]

Burns Sr., Rodney W.

Rodney Wayne Burns Sr. Services: Have been held. Rodney Wayne Burns Sr., 69, of Clovis, died Monday, April 18, 2005, at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis. He was born Feb. 9, 1936, in Clovis, to Matt and Elva Burns. He married Diane Curry Hays in 1983. He graduated from Clovis High School in 1954 and […]

No. 8 Fort Hays knocks off Greyhounds

CNJ STAFF LIBERAL, Kan. — Fort Hays State jumped on Eastern New Mexico University starter Jimmy Wells early and took advantage of four Greyhounds errors for a 9-3 victory Thursday afternoon. The Hays, Kan.-based Tigers (21-5), ranked eighth this week in NCAA Division II, extended their winning streak to nine games in a contest played […]

Pelzel, Mary

Mary Pelzel Services: Have been held. Mary A. Pelzel, 84, of Hays, Kan., died Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at Hays Medical Center in Hays. She was born Jan. 1, 1919, in Catherine, Kan., to Fred and Margaret Dinkel Schmidt. She married Alphonse Pelzel. She worked in housekeeping at a university in Hays. She was a […]