Hounds split with ACU

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson ENMU first baseman Ryan Pruitt gets the tag down on Abilene Christian catcher Jordan Schmitt in a fourth-inning rundown in the first game of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader at Greyhound Field. CNJ staff PORTALES — Abilene Christian senior Matt Sullivan kept Eastern New Mexico University at bay for […]

ACU rallies past Zias

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Senior center Audra Lively-Maxwell scored 24 points and grabbed 17 rebounds Tuesday night and Abilene Christian rallied from a 12-point deficit early in the second half to beat Eastern New Mexico University 73-65 in the Lone Star Conference South Division women’s opener for both teams. Junior forward Jamie Meyer added […]

Hounds win seesaw game from Abilene Christian

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Sophomore quarterback Michael Benton rushed for 106 yards and two touchdowns and threw for another score Saturday to help lift Eastern New Mexico University past Abilene Christian 33-30 in the Lone Star Conference South Division opener for both teams. ENMU (3-2) erased deficits of 16-7 and 22-14, then held on […]

Late 8-0 run gives Eastern road win in Abilene

Freedom Newspapers ABILENE, Texas — Jolen Montoya’s jumper with 1:02 left put Eastern New Mexico University ahead for good and kicked off a game-ending 8-0 run that gave the Greyhounds an 85-77 Lone Star Conference South Division men’s victory over Abilene Christian Thursday night. Senior forward Jamaal Hunnicutt posted a double-double with 20 points and […]

Greyhounds earn first LSC South win

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Greyhound guard Jolen Montoya scores on a first-half layup in Thursday’s game against Abilene Christian at Greyhound Arena. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan was in a pretty forgiving mood Thursday night, even in regards to little things like giving up […]

Hounds’ goal now Lone Star Tournament

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Hard-hit by personnel losses, Eastern New Mexico University’s hopes of winning a third consecutive Lone Star Conference South Division men’s basketball title are all but out the window. The Greyhounds (7-12, 0-4 South) hope to begin to mount a run for a top-four finish in the seven-team South […]

Zias fall in LSC semis

Freedom Newspapers LAWTON, Okla. — Abilene Christian rallied from a one-game deficit for a 26-30, 33-31, 30-23, 30-17 win over Eastern New Mexico University on Friday in the semifinals of the Lone Star Conference volleyball tournament. ACU (27-7), the LSC South Division regular-season champion, advanced to Saturday night’s finals against North champion and host Cameron […]

College volleyball: Zias beat ACU

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University took a big step Thursday toward winning the Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball championship after an 0-2 start. Coming up big on the big points, ENMU edged South-leading Abilene Christian 30-28, 25-30, 32-30, 30-28 Thursday night before an announced crowd of 1,147 at […]

College volleyball: ACU outlasts Zias

Freedom Newspapers ABILENE, Texas — Michelle Bernhardt led a strong hitting attack by Abilene Christian and the Wildcats outlasted Eastern New Mexico University 30-27, 25-30, 30-18, 27-30, 15-6 Saturday in a Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball match. Bernhardt led five players in double figures in kills for ACU (16-5, 2-0 South) with 25, while […]

Hounds end 5-game skid against ACU

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers LACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University ended a five-year losing streak against Abilene Christian Saturday night with a 28-21 Lone Star Conference South Division victory at Greyhound Stadium. Junior running back Jason Tezeno scored the deciding touchdown on an 11-yard run in the first minute of the fourth quarter, […]

Hounds face confident ‘Cats

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Abilene Christian football coach Gary Gaines figured his team was about due against Tarleton State. After all, the Wildcats had lost six in a row against the Texans going into last week’s matchup in Stephenville, Texas, including all four since Gaines had been at the school. But ACU ended the […]

Hounds eliminated from postseason chase

CNJ STAFF ABILENE, Texas — Any slim hopes the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team had of making the Lone Star Conference tournament went by the wayside quickly against Abilene Christian. ACU catcher J-Bob Thomas drew a tie-breaking, bases-loaded walk in a five-run eighth as Abilene Christian beat Eastern New Mexico University 10-6 to complete […]

Zias end 10-game skid

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Maegan Rhoten hurler a three-hitter and right fielder Kyleigh Harris drove in the winning run Monday as Eastern New Mexico snapped a 10-game losing streak. Harris’ singled capped a two-run fifth inning as Eastern beat Abilene Christian 3-2 in the opener of a Lone Star Conference South doubleheader. Heather Cochran […]

Hounds can’t salvage finale with ACU

By Dave Wagner PORTALES — After watching his team get swept in a three-game series at home by Abilene Christian, Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh said he’s disappointed but not discouraged. The Greyhounds, who lost to the Wildcats 8-3 and 10-3 on Friday, had Saturday’s series finale in hand much of the […]

Nebraska junior leads ENMU to strong finish

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Eastern junior Karrisa Huskey led the Zias with a fifth-place finish. Freedom Newspapers photo by Kevin Wilson. Dave Wagner PORTALES — Karissa Huskey had just finished running the race of her life, and she looked like she was ready to go again. Huskey placed fifth overall with a time of 23:44.6 over 6 kilometers to […]

Abilene Christian foils Hounds again

CNJ STAFF ABILENE, Texas — Abilene Christian did it to the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds again. Senior running back Richard Whitaker capped a nine-play, 80-yard drive with his second touchdown of the night Saturday, an 8-yard run which put the Wildcats in front for good with 6:47 left en route to a 24-14 victory […]

No. 19 Hounds wary of ACU

Dave Wagner o Abilene Christian has beaten the 19th-ranked and unbeaten Greyhounds four-straight times. By Dave Wagner CNJ SPORTS WRITER dave_wagner@link.freedom.com Gary Gaines has had a tough time against most teams in his three-plus seasons as the Abilene Christian football coach. But even though the Wildcats are 3-0 against ENMU in that time — and […]