Roosevelt edges Zia

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Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry Clovis Zia’s Tyler Romero squares up to bunt during semifinal action Thursday of the District 3 Little League playoffs at Rotary Park in Portales. Roosevelt County won the game 5-3. Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Roosevelt County overcame a two-run deficit and home run taken away on appeal Thursday to defeat Clovis […]

Zia holds on for 9-10 title

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks Roosevelt County’s Peyton Casey takes home on a passed ball while Zia’s Eli Cordova, left, tries to make a tag in the first inning of the 9- and 10-year-old championship game. Zia defeated Roosevelt 11-9. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers Clovis Zia used an eight-run second inning to grab the […]

Roosevelt wins 10-11 crown

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Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry Zia pitcher Aycell Villalobos fires one to the plate during the third inning of Tuesday’s District 3 Little League 10-11 year old championship game at Portales. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The Roosevelt County 10-11 year old All-Stars are headed to the New Mexico state championship tournament in Taos […]

American 9-10s advance to finals

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson American’s Antonio Hicks slides in safely with a fourth-inning run on a wild pitch as Zia pitcher Dayton Anson covers the plate during Monday’s District 3 Little League 9-10 all-star matchup at Dickenson Field. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The American All-Stars erupted late and ran away to a […]

Zia rallies to defeat Roosevelt

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Freedom Newspapers: Mickey Winfield Clovis Zia All-Stars catcher Collin Guthas takes a swing in the second inning of Zia’s first round Majors Division 3 Tournament against the Roosevelt County All-Stars Thursday night in Portales. Clovis Zia won 9-8. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — As Collin Guthas stepped to the plate in the bottom […]

Gifted and Talented students exhibit projects

Students from the Zia and Highland Gifted and Talented Program exhibited their independent projects at the student showcase at Zia Elementary School at the end of the school year, according to a schools news release. Students chose their topics of study and also decided on one product or more about which to share their information, […]

Zias sign Houston spiker

CNJ Staff The Zia volleyball team has announced the signing of setter/right side hitter Karen McIntyre from Houston to play for the team in the 2007 season. McIntyre helped J. Frank Dobie High School finish as the District 22-5A runnerup in her junior and senior seasons, and was named as the district’s most improved player […]

March 10, 1986

Clovis school officials reported an outbreak of conjunctivitis, more commonly known as pinkeye. Careful hand washing was suggested as the best form of prevention. … Mel Mapes, principal of Zia Elementary School, was preparing for an overnight Halley’s Comet program. … Ealy Furniture at 601 Main was offering a free Polaroid camera with the purchase […]

Education digest: Students chosen for all-state choir

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer The following Clovis junior high school students were selected through auditions to the 2007 Junior High School All-State Choir: Courtney Dawkins, Tara DeWitt, Sarah Fulmer, Cecilia Harris, Dahlia Moore, Mariah Sparks, Morgan Kilgore, Eric Collins, Ean Guthals, Tad Treft and Kaylee Ortiz. Calendar Tonight: The Zia Elementary School winter […]

Roosevelt nips Zia for 9-10 title

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Zia’s Bruce Lamb slides into third base with a second-inning triple during Thursday’s District 3 Little League 9-10 division championship game against Roosevelt County at Beachum Field. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis Zia clawed its way back from a slow start Thursday night. Still, as the visiting team […]

Roosevelt downs Zia to force ‘if’ game

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By Paula Cronic: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The second match-up between Roosevelt County and Clovis Zia in the New Mexico District 3 9-10 division tournament produced a different outcome than the first as Roosevelt County cruised to an 11-1 win on Tuesday night at Rotary Park. Roosevelt thus forced a second game for the championship […]

Zia rallies late to nip American

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American’s Ethan Dennie jumps on home play after belting a two-run, first-inning homer on Monday in a District 3 Little League 11-12 division game against Zia at Dickenson Field. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis Zia All-Stars proved Monday night that, as Yogi Berra once said, it’s never […]

Zia strikes final blow against Roosevelt

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Jeramiah Beaman of Clovis Zia slides safely past Roosevelt County catcher Jarret Faust during Saturday’s 9-10-year-old Little League All-Star game in Portales. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — First, the Roosevelt County All-Stars had the game in hand. Then, it was Clovis Zia. Then Roosevelt County. Zia struck the […]

Local speller ready for break

By Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers Lucas Donaldson says he is all spelled out. The Zia Elementary student traveled to Washington, D.C., to compete in the 79th Scripps National Spelling Bee. Unfortunately, Lucas Donaldson was eliminated in the second round by the word “ronquil.” Donaldson called the event nerve-racking and said he calmed himself during the […]

Local speller eyes spot on TV

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Lucas Donaldson is traveling more than 1,500 miles to spell words most people can’t pronounce. The Zia Elementary student, who begins sixth grade in the fall, will compete in the 79th Scripps National Spelling Bee beginning today in Washington, D.C. Donaldson said he would be studying late Tuesday in […]

Education digest 3-23

CNJ staff Clovis student selected for forum Audrey Gill, a student of Lincoln-Jackson Arts Academy, has been selected to attend the People to People Ambassador Program World Leadership Forum, according to a People to People press release. The Portales resident will examine the characteristics of American leadership during times of national challenge and prosperity, the […]

Area recycling options sparse

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Aluminum cans line the bottom of an old cotton trailer that sits in the parking lot of Zia Elementary school. Six years ago, Clovis resident Trudi Ford purchased the trailer with grant money. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The city of Clovis eschews all but aluminum and tin recycling because […]

1/8 Local Roundup

Candidacy deadline 5 p.m. Tuesday Parties interested in running for office in the March 7 Clovis municipal election must declare their candidacy in the city clerk’s office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to City Clerk Leighann Melancon Four City Commission seats and a judge’s position are up for election in Clovis. The […]

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 […]

American beats Zia to take 13-14 crown

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Ryan Malone hit a go-ahead, two-run double in the bottom of the fifth and American went on to a 12-7 win over Zia Monday night for the championship in the 13-14 District 3 Little League all-star tournament at Brady Field. American finished the double-elimination tournament unbeaten, and advances to […]