Yucca students Washington bound

By Ryan Lengerich Two Yucca Junior High students have been selected for an elite leadership conference in Washington set for March. Tyler Fontenot, 13, and Zach Zurzolo,12, will attend the Junior National Young Leaders Conference in the nation’s capital along with 200 middle school students from around the country. The seventh-graders will tour historic landmarks, […]

Hounds rout undermanned Panhandle St.

By Kevin Wilson PORTALES — The Oklahoma Panhandle State Aggies capped off a 2003 they’d like to forget, and the Greyhounds got the start on a three-game homestand they wanted. Jamaal Hunnicutt and Travazz Buckley had 17 apiece to lead four in double figures, and Eastern New Mexico University never trailed in a 92-52 rout […]

ENMU basketball capsule

CNJ STAFF Men Eastern New Mexico (4-3) vs. Incarnate Word (6-1) When: 6:30 p.m. (MST) Saturday Where: O’Connor High School, San Antonio Radio: none Notes: Saturday’s game will be played off-campus because of midyear graduation ceremonies scheduled for UIW’s McDermott Center. … The teams met on Nov. 18 in Portales, with ENMU posting a 76-62 […]

Cops and Courts 11/23

One of two Carlsbad police officers hospitalized after a shootout is a former Portales officer. Officer Eric Jameson, with Portales PD in 2001 and 2002, suffered multiple gunshot wounds in Thursday night’s confrontation with a suspect he was chasing. Another officer, Susan Kym Redman, was in critical condition on Saturday morning. The man they were […]

Liars deserve frogs in their briefcases

Clyde Davis It had been unseasonably warm in western Pennsylvania the autumn of our seventh-grade year. And by the time our church’s fall mission conference rolled around in early November, we still had not had a freeze. That is important in this story, as is the briefcase, and the fact that the speaker who came […]

Zia freshman earns All-LSC soccer honor

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University freshman forward Megan Dozier has been chosen to the All-Lone Star Conference women’s soccer first team. Dozier, from Midland, Texas, led the first-year Zias program in goals (6), points (13) and shot attempts (38). Other ENMU players honored include freshman midfielder Anna Funk of Amarillo, second […]

ENMU notebook

Dave Wagner FOURTH-YEAR EASTERN New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan is wary of putting much emphasis on Saturday night’s 106-58 exhibition blowout of the New Mexico All-Stars at Greyhound Arena. The competition, he said, will get a lot better. “We wanted to try to get the most out of every trip down the […]

Zias clinch spot in LSC volleyball tournament

CNJ STAFF PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team clinched its 11th Lone Star Conference tournament berth in the last 13 years Friday night with a 30-28, 31-29, 30-19 Lone Star Conference South Division win over Angelo State at Greyhound Arena. ENMU (14-14, 6-3 South) can do no worse than tie for the […]

Nebraska junior leads ENMU to strong finish

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Eastern junior Karrisa Huskey led the Zias with a fifth-place finish. Freedom Newspapers photo by Kevin Wilson. Dave Wagner PORTALES — Karissa Huskey had just finished running the race of her life, and she looked like she was ready to go again. Huskey placed fifth overall with a time of 23:44.6 over 6 kilometers to […]

ENMU sets modest goals for conference cross country meet

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University second-year cross country coach Greg LaSage knows that the Abilene Christians of the world are out of range in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference cross country meet, set for Portales Country Club. What he’s looking for is improvement over last year, when the Greyhounds finished eighth out of […]