Zias clinch LSC tournament berth

CNJ staff Coaches Mark Ribaudo of Eastern New Mexico University and Don Carthel of West Texas A&M have seen the “Wagon Wheel” rivalry from both sides. Ribaudo spent five seasons as an assistant at WT and has now been at ENMU for 15 years, the last seven as head coach. Carthel played for and graduated […]

Despite loss, Greyhounds earn LSC tournament berth

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eastern senior guard Alan Branch keeps the ball despite West Texas senior guard Joe Mincey’s best efforts during the first half. Dave Wagner PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s men survived a brutal eight-day stretch to win four games in a row. Saturday night against rival West Texas A&M, the […]

Hounds seek LSC tourney berth

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CNJ staff: Tony Bullocks Senior first baseman Mitch Wolfe hit .360 with a team-leading six home runs and 41 RBIs for ENMU in the 2010 season. Dave Wagner PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team has battled to the final weekend in each of the last three seasons trying to make the Lone Star […]

Hounds clinch berth in LSC tourney

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CNJ correspondent: Heather Bumguardner ENMU’s Jereme Johnson is safe at second due to a dropped ball during the first game of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference doubleheader at Greyhound Field. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — Clayton Young went to high school in Canyon, Texas. He considered playing for the hometown Buffaloes, but decided […]

Hounds seeking tourney berth

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — If the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team is going to make it to the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament for the first time, the Greyhounds will need a good April. With four four-game conference series remaining, the Hounds (17-17, 10-14 LSC) are tied for eighth with […]

Mustangs seeking playoff berth

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer With four of their six rivals in the Lone Star Conference South Division ranked in the top 25 nationally, virtually every game is a major challenge for the Eastern New Mexico University football team. That’s what helps make last week’s 38-35 loss at Texas A&M-Kingsville a little hard to […]

Fort Sumner earns berth

CNJ staff MELROSE — Kaylynn Johnson and Rachel Chavez scored 10 points each and Fort Sumner beat Melrose when it counted the most — with a state tournament berth on the line. The third-seeded Vixens hit 10-of-14 free throws in the final four minutes of the fourth quarter Wednesday and beat the second-seeded Lady Buffs […]

Tie prevents Hounds from clinching berth

CNJ staff JOPLIN, Mo. — A win over Missouri Southern on Sunday would have clinched the first Southwest Soccer Conference postseason tournament berth in the three-year history of the Eastern New Mexico University men’s program. As it is, the Greyhounds and Lions battled to a 1-1 tie. That leaves ENMU (4-9-3, 1-4-2) on the doorstep […]

PREP ROUNDUP: Fillies, Lady Blue to have playoff in Clovis

CNJ staff Game of the night The Bovina Fillies forced a one-game playoff for the Texas District 3-1A girls No. 2 playoff berth on Tuesday night with a 51-38 victory over the Lady Blue in Bovina. Jessica Bachicha, a 5-7 junior forward, led a balanced attack for Bovina (18-10, 5-3) with 15 points. The teams […]

Clovis hosts Eldorado in crucial series

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Alamogordo’s Steven Hobbins scrambles back to the bag as Clovis first baseman Ryan Denton snags the throw from catcher Mark Replogle in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader. CNJ photo by Rick White By Dave Wagner Clovis High’s District 4-5A baseball series this weekend against Eldorado at Bell Park boils down to a best-of-three playoff. […]