Hounds’ bats break losing streak

Freedom Newspapers EDMOND, Okla. — After scoring just 23 runs on 63 hits during a 10-game losing streak, Eastern New Mexico University’s bats came to life again on Sunday. The Greyhounds pounded out 15 hits — including two doubles and two homers by designated hitter Kelton Hayes — and broke the streak with an 18-10 […]

Bronchos extend ENMU’s losing streak to 10

CNJ staff EDMOND, Okla. — Central Oklahoma is usually not a good place for a baseball team to try to break out of a slump. Eastern New Mexico University’s Greyhounds dropped a tight 4-3 decision in the opener, then were routed by the Bronchos 9-1 in the second game to see their losing streak stretch […]

Foxes tame stubborn Bronchos

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Ryan Fikany shoots a short-range shot in the first half of Thursday’s Region A semifinal at Logan. The Foxes defeated Grady 65-59. (Courtesy photo: Scot Stinnett) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent LOGAN — Because Fort Sumner had won the previous two meetings by an average of 27.5 points, it seemed pretty obvious what the Foxes […]

SATURDAY PREP BASKETBALL

CNJ staff Top performers Boys * Will Genitski, Clovis Christian, scored 18 points, but the Eagles lost at Logan 71-53. The Longhorns, who got 23 points from guard Josh Franco, clinched the District 4-1A regular-season championship with the victory. * Colt Grau, Grady, scored 17 points in the Bronchos’ 64-45 District 4-1A win at San […]

Grady’s lone senior comes back from knee injury

By Jesse Wolfersberger Heather Blackburn, Grady’s lone senior, has words of wisdom for her younger teammates on life and basketball. “I tell them not to take anything for granted,” she said. “Because tomorrow it could be gone.” Blackburn, a 5-foot-6 guard, learned that lesson the hard way. Two minutes into last season’s season-opener, she went […]

Bronchos keep Hounds reeling

CNJ staff EDMOND, Okla. — Central Oklahoma’s Aundrae Grayson hit a 3-pointer on the game’s first possession Saturday and the Bronchos never looked back in an 88-69 Lone Star Conference men’s crossover victory over Eastern New Mexico University. Anthony Brown finished with 21 points and eight rebounds for Central Oklahoma, which improved to 5-0 at […]

Late-game run propels Grady

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Grady’s Brittany Bailey drives to the basket past Cliff’s Kaya Mayberry during the first half of a Class 1A quarterfinal game Tuesday in Bernalillo. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers BERNALILLO — The Grady Lady Bronchos are back in the state Class 1A semifinals — and facing a familiar foe. Senior Jennifer […]

Grady cruises into state

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Grady senior Brittany Bailey releases a shot past Desert Academy senior Georgia Jenkins during the first quarter of their Class 1A Region B game Friday in Grady. Grady defeated Desert Academy 75-25. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer GRADY — Grady’s energy never stopped out on the court. Desert Academy found […]

Hounds swept on diamond

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh isn’t as concerned about losses as he is that his team plays the way it has to if it hopes to be successful. The Greyhounds went toe-to-toe with Central Oklahoma over the weekend, outhitting the Bronchos 41-34 and putting themselves […]

Teamwork promotes winning in Grady

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Senior Jarrod Lindsey could experience his first winning season at Grady. The Bronchos are 13-8. (CNJ staff photo) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer In the 1990s, a conversation about Class 1A boys basketball in New Mexico usually started with Grady. From 1993 to 1998 the Bronchos advanced to every state championship game but one […]