Friday morning briefing: Healthy money, calling all cowgirls and a poem

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Healthy money New Mexico Sen. Jeff Bingaman says La Casa de Buena Salud in Portales has been awarded a $342,095 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help deliver health care services to the community. Cowgirls call The Cowgirls Rodeo […]

Zias outlast Cowgirls in five sets

lu0nbe-lu0n8i112enmuhigh4500.jpg

FNM correspondent: Joshua Lucero ENMU’s Jessica King tries for a kill during the Zias’ match against New Mexico Highlands on Tuesday night at Greyhound Arena. The Zias pulled out a 25-17, 25-22, 24-26, 22-25, 20-18 win over the Cowgirls, erasing four consecutive match points in the fifth set to keep it alive. CNJ staff PORTALES […]

Cowgirls end Zias’ winning streak at five

CNJ staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Junior middle blocker Sarah Dirmeyer had 24 kills and freshman outside hitter Darian Mullen and sophomore outside hitter Ashley Nugent both compiled double-doubles as New Mexico Highlands edged Eastern New Mexico University 25-15, 13-25, 25-21, 21-25, 15-11 Saturday in the Cowgirls’ invitational tournament, ending the Zias’ longest winning streak […]

Inventions target aging cowgirls

By Glenda Price: State columnist Have you been receiving “special offers” for hearing testing and hearing aids in the mail lately? I sure have, and that’s not all. I’m getting offers for long-term care and life insurance for myself and my animals along with special equipment for arthritic hands and fingers. I wonder if those […]

Zias split with Cowgirls

l19e8g-422enmuvshighlandweb.jpg

ENMU sophomore Samantha Davis fields a ground ball in the infield on Wednesday as the Zia split a doubleheader with New Mexico Highlands. The Zia won the first game 1-0, but dropped the nightcap 11-6. CNJ staff Kimberly Crouse pitched a four-hit shutout, and sophomore Melissa Williams’ bases-loaded walk was the difference in Eastern New […]

Zias close out Cowgirls

LAS VEGAS, N.M. — The Eastern New Mexico University Zias scored the last 10 points of the game to beat New Mexico Highlands 85-76 Thursday in a non-conference game. Cat Clay led a huge effort off the bench with a team-high 15 points as the Zias (4-6) won their third straight game. Ashley Logan led […]

ENMU at New Mexico Highlands capsule

ENMU (3-6) at New Mexico Highlands (5-2), 7 p.m. at Las Vegas, N.M. Radio: none. Last outing: The Zias overcame a 16-point deficit with less than 16 minutes left to beat Southwestern Oklahoma 73-70 on Monday and complete the sweep of a two-game Lone Star Conference crossover road trip. Notes: The Cowgirls, who upended the […]

Zias rope Cowgirls

kc2a8h-1218ziaweb.jpg

Freedom New Mexico: Mickey Winfield Eastern New Mexico University sophomore guard Cat Clay drives to the basket in the first half of Wednesday night’s game against New Mexico Highlands. The Zias won 79-64, winning their second straight game. By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico It won’t be a long break, but sophomore forward Til-Lois Fifer […]

Cowgirls notch 3-game sweep against ENMU

CNJ staff PORTALES — Senior outside hitter Ashley Murray had 13 kills Tuesday night to help New Mexico Highlands beat Eastern New Mexico University 25-21, 25-23, 25-17 in non-conference volleyball at Greyhound Arena. The Cowgirls (7-10) led most of the way. They opened a five-point margin midway through the first game, then weathered a rally […]

Zias take two from Cowgirls

CNJ staff LAS