Buffs prevail over ENMU

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M broke a tie with four goals in a span of just over 19 minutes in the second half and handed Eastern New Mexico University a 5-3 loss on Friday in a Southwest Soccer Conference match. WT (11-1, 4-1 SSC), ranked No. 22 in NCAA Division II, took […]

Hounds test unbeaten Buffs

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Freedom New Mexico: Kevin Wilson Jason Walker stiff-arms Angelo State defensive back Terrell Lee on a third-quarter run in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division game at Greyhound Stadium. The Greyhounds face West Texas A&M today in Canyon. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Mark Ribaudo thinks this year’s West Texas A&M football team is […]

Division-leading Lady Buffs defeat Zias

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent PORTALES — The West Texas A&M volleyball team came in with a seven-match winning streak while Eastern New Mexico University was on an eight-match skid. Recent form held true Tuesday night in Greyhound Arena, as the Lady Buffs took a 30-20, 30-21, 27-30, 30-14 victory over the Zias in a […]

Zias upend Lady Buffs

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson ENMU freshman forward Hannah Dozier, left, gets the kick past West Texas A&M goalkeeper Sarah Pipkin for the go-ahead score in the second half of Sunday’s 2-1 win. CNJ staff PORTALES — Freshman forward Hannah Dozier had a goal and an assist on Sunday as the Eastern New Mexico University […]

Zias notch pair of wins at WT

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Junior Nicole Dickson took a shutout into the seventh and finished with a seven-hitter as Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team completed a Lone Star Conference South Division sweep of West Texas A&M on Sunday with a 6-2 victory. The Zias (20-17, 5-7 South) put together a pair of four-run […]

Lady Buffs, Vixens set to meet again

CNJ staff Fort Sumner and Melrose will get a quick rematch of Friday’s double-overtime thriller, only this time the stakes will be a little higher. Fort Sumner held off Floyd 34-31 while Melrose cruised past Dora 49-15 on Monday in District 3-1A girls tournament openers, each on the winner’s home floor. Wednesday night, the third-seeded […]

WT trounces Zias

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Senior Heather Brown of ENMU shoots over West Texas A&M sophomore Courtney Lee in the Zias 85-65 loss at Greyhound Arena. Brown scored 10 points in Eastern’s second loss in three games. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Linden Weese knew his Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball […]

Melrose advances in 3-1A district tourney

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Melrose freshman Kelley Wagley sets the ball to a teammate during the third game of Tuesday’s District 3-1A volleyball tournament match against Dora at Melrose. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers MELROSE — The fourth-seeded Melrose Lady Buffaloes are headed to the second round of the District 3-1A tournament after beating […]

Lady Buffs sweep Zias

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — The West Texas A&M Lady Buffs got 16 kills and four aces from senior outside hitter Jessica Scherr Tuesday night and cruised to their 19th consecutive victory, a 30-16, 30-21, 30-21 Lone Star Conference South Division decision over Eastern New Mexico University. WT (24-3, 6-0 South), ranked 23rd in NCAA […]

Hounds gear for rival WT

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Tonight’s “Wagon Wheel” game between Lone Star Conference South Division rivals Eastern New Mexico University and West Texas A&M might be a bit more emotional than usual for WT coach Don Carthel. After all, Carthel was on the other side of the rivalry as ENMU’s coach from 1985-91. He […]

Division-leading WT knocks off Zias

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ENMU outside hitter Marcie LeGrand (1) tries to tip the ball over the block of West Texas A&M’s Kelly Culley during Tuesday’s Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball match at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — About all you would need to know about Eastern New […]

Zias bow to Lady Buffs

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Sarit Shenar posted a hat trick in the second half on Saturday to lead unbeaten West Texas A&M to a 4-1 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in a Lone Star Conference women’s soccer match. Shenar, a senior forward from Rehovot, Israel, scored the last three goals for the Lady […]

Shorthanded Lady Buffs turn back CCS

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CCS sophomore Jennifer Schaap high to block a Melrose kill attempt during Thursday’s match at the CCS gym. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Team chemistry can make or break success in any sport. First-year Melrose volleyball coach Sonja Moyer said most of her players have been playing together since […]

Hounds misfire late, bow in OT to Buffs

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ENMU center Mikal Monette gets off a shot in traffic in the first half of Monday’s Lone Star Conference South game against West Texas A&M at Greyhound Arena. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — With a shot to win at the end of regulation and the end overtime, the […]

Buffs start fast to cruise past Hounds

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Forward Patrick Culver and guard Damien Lolar each scored 23 points Monday night, and West Texas A&M opened an early lead en route to a 93-81 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in a Lone Star Conference South Division men’s basketball game. The win was the 400th in 19 seasons […]

Lady Buffs roll past Zias in South opener

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Center Keisha Monroe led four West Texas A&M players in double figures Friday with 21 points as the 15th-ranked Lady Buffs defeated Eastern New Mexico University 76-44 in the Lone Star Conference South Division women’s opener for both teams. WT (9-1) held the Zias (6-5) to 19 percent shooting for […]

Santa Rosa downs Lady Buffs in semifinals

By Eric Butler: Freedom Newspapers SANTA ROSA — Patient ball-control on offense and hard-nosed, ball-hawking on defense was the formula Melrose hoped would lead to victory on Friday. In the semifinals of the Lady Lion Classic in Santa Rosa, scores of 6-4 after one quarter and 17-10 after another were firm indications that the Lady […]

Melrose romps to easy win in quarterfinals

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer MELROSE — Carlos Ruiz was back in action Friday night and provided the Melrose Buffaloes with a big lift. Not that they needed a whole lot. The top-ranked and top-seeded Buffs opened defense of their state six-man title with a 48-0 quarterfinal victory over Roy-Wagon Mound. Melrose (10-0) advances […]

Buffs host Longhorns in playoffs

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The formations look the same, Melrose coach Dickie Roybal said, even if the personnel — and the team name — have changed. The defending six-man state champion and top-seeded Buffaloes begin their title defense at 7 p.m. today contest against Roy-Wagon Mound at Melrose. Roybal noted the last time […]

Lady Buffs turn back Zias in four

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Zia junior middle blocker Grace George rises to try to block a kill attempt from West Texas A&M outside hitter Jessica Scherr in the third game of Tuesday’s match at Greyhound Arena. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — After an 0-6 start this season, the Eastern New Mexico University […]