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 […]

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 […]

Elliott respected by LSC coaching peers

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Former Eastern New Mexico University football coach Harold “Bud” Elliott made a lasting impression on many of his colleagues around the Lone Star Conference. Elliott, ENMU’s football coach from 1994-2004, died early Tuesday at the age of 73 in Lubbock from heart and kidney failure. West Texas A&M’s Don […]

Carthel makes big splash in return to LSC

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer When Don Carthel left the coaching ranks in 1991 after seven seasons at Eastern New Mexico University, it probably should have been obvious that it wasn’t out of his blood. His heart has never left the Lone Star Conference, either. A native of Dimmitt, Texas, and a resident of […]

ENMU, WT set for division showdown

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Don’t look now, but the two hottest teams in the Lone Star Conference are about to square off. And it’s not exactly the teams you would expect. Eastern New Mexico University invades Canyon, Texas, for a 5 p.m. (MDT) kickoff today to meet rival West Texas A&M with the […]

Carthel looking to turn around West Texas A&M football

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Former Eastern New Mexico University football coach Don Carthel has returned to the Lone Star Conference. Carthel was introduced Wednesday as the new head coach at West Texas A&M University to succeed Ronnie Jones, who resigned last week after a university investigation concluded that he used state and school resources […]

Clovis alum suiting up for Dusters

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Mike Thomas couldn’t pass up a chance to play closer to home. The 1994 Clovis graduate signed to play nose guard and center for the Amarillo Dusters in the Arena Football League 2. “I miss everyone down there and hopefully the people of Clovis will come watch us play,” […]

Carthel, Bill W.

Bill W. Carthel Services: Have been held. Bill W. Carthel, 78, of Friona, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, in Amarillo. He was born on July 7, 1926, in Floyd County, Texas, to Wayne and Ruth Golden Carthel. He was a Parmer County resident since 1957, coming from Dimmitt, Texas. He was a farmer/rancher and was […]

Former ENMU coach returning to sidelines

By Dave Wagner It’s been nearly 13 years since Don Carthel walked away from his last head football coaching position. The Friona native spent seven seasons (1985-91) at the helm of Eastern New Mexico University, compiling a 44-28-1 record with the Greyhounds. But with his two children growing up, he wanted to spend more time […]

Poynor, Frank

Frank Poynor Services: Have been held. Frank Poynor, 72, of Granbury, Texas, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2003, in Granbury. He was born on July 19, 1931, in Malverne, Ark., to Robert and Maedelle Daniel Poynor. He married Margie Gregg on May 20, 1952, in Littlefield, Texas. He was in numerous civic organizations and clubs; family […]