Winning season still possible for Hounds

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — It was soon apparent in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference crossover game against fourth-ranked Abilene Christian that the Eastern New Mexico University football team was in a bit over its head. The Wildcats, with designs on a possible national championship, elected to take a brisk west wind […]

ACU thumps Hounds

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo ENMU running back Tony Valenzuela avoids a tackle by Abilene Christian’s Darrien Williams during the second quarter of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference crossover game at Greyhound Stadium. Valenzuela rushed for 105 yards on 20 carries. Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Not many football games are decided by the opening coin […]

Hounds entertain No. 4-ranked Abilene Christian

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Tony Valenzuela looks to make a block for ENMU kick returner Arvin Jackson during the Greyhounds’ game against Central Oklahoma two weeks ago. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Mark Ribaudo has no illusions about playing Abilene Christian. The Eastern New Mexico University football coach acknowledges the Greyhounds will have […]

ENMU’s ball control puts Bronchos away

Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Saturday’s 49-31 Lone Star Conference North Division win over Central Oklahoma at Greyhound Stadium provided Eastern New Mexico University’s defense with something it hasn’t had often had this season — rest on the sidelines. The Greyhounds (3-3, 2-1 North), averaging around 23 minutes a game in time of possession, controlled […]

Hounds defeat Central Oklahoma

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico ENMU wide receiver Chase Kyser is brought to the ground by two Central Oklahoma defenders, including Randy Stanley (15), after a short pass reception during Saturday’s Lone Star Conference North football game at Greyhound Stadium. Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University’s football team played close to a […]

Blackwater Draw sacred ground for me

Clyde Davis This is to mention all of the people, by name, who gathered at Juanito’s on Thursday night to celebrate Don David’s birthday. Just kidding. Those are people who are perpetually concerned that their names will turn up in this column. The fact that Don David is now 35 is not the subject of […]

Hounds unable to overcome mistakes

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Eastern New Mexico University receiver Jessie Poku gets his hands on Midwestern State kick returner Trey Wolfe during the first quarter of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference crossover game at Greyhound Stadium. Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Coach Mark Ribaudo knows the Eastern New Mexico University offense will make mistakes. After […]

Freshmen may help Hounds

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Freshman Greg Scott of San Antonio is trying to break into a crowded field of wide receivers at ENMU By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University freshman wide receiver Greg Scott was used to running a no-huddle offense in high school at San Antonio Stevens. After about […]

Silver squad posts victory at Green and Silver Game

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Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Green running back Troy Harris pulls a gang of Silver tacklers with him on a run during Saturday’s Green and Silver Game at Greyhound Stadium. By Karl Terry: FNM Correspondent BLACKWATER DRAW — With the NFL draft winding down and April waning, football fans got […]

Defense forced to watch

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson ENMU receiver Tyler Finch makes the diving catch for a touchdown in the first half of Saturday’s scrimmage at Greyhound Stadium. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer BLACKWATER DRAW — The Greyhounds coaching staff didn’t like the sight of the offense scoring at will Saturday morning. So they made the […]