Zias record first win

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Karl Terry, Freedom New Mexico Zias freshman Til-Lois Fifer (42) tries to get a shot past the defense of New Mexico Highlands’ Andrea Salas on Tuesday at Greyhound Arena. The Zias beat NMHU in the home opener. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Leading by 20 at halftime, Eastern New Mexico University’s women […]

Cowgirls post win over Zias

CNJ staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — New Mexico Highlands rallied from a seven-point deficit to win a decisive third game Tuesday night and the Cowgirls went on to a 30-26, 20-30, 34-32, 30-15 over Eastern New Mexico University. Junior outside hitter Ashley Murray had 20 kills and senior outside hitter Jasmine Morris added 19 for […]

Lady Eagles need five games to turn back House

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Junior Cristen Wofford was excited about the possibility of a sweep when her Clovis Christian volleyball team won the first two games against House in Friday’s District 4-1A tournament championship match at the CCS gym. She and the Lady Eagles probably should’ve known better. The Cowgirls rallied to take […]

ENMU spikers drop ninth in row

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ENMU freshman Megan Kazakoff (left) and a teammate try to block the attack of New Mexico Highland’s Audra Williams on Tuesday at Greyhound Arena. (Freedom Newspapers photo: Karl Terry) CNJ staff PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team is having one of those years where going to a fifth game has proven to […]

CCS teams sweep past House

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Clovis Christian’s Sam Barnett is fouled by House’s Sara Lee as she drives to the basket during the first half of Thursday’s District 4-1A girls matchup at CCS. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis Christian’s basketball teams got on the board in District 4-1A in a big way Thursday […]

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 […]

Clovis Christian topples House

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Clovis Christian School’s Brielle Mares hits the ball past House’s Kimberly Lyons. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer In a match filled with long rallies and lots of dinks and digs, a scrappy and motivated Clovis Christian squad outshined House at home Tuesday night in its first ever district tournament match. […]

Grady buries cold-shooting Cowgirls

By Eric Butler ALBUQUERQUE — A fairly easy victory with the next day to practice and shop. It’s not usually that good at the state basketball tournament, but the beginning of the Class 1A girls tourney for the Grady Lady Bronchos on Tuesday was everything the doctor ordered for a nice, stress-free visit. And the […]

Zias turn back NM Highlands

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Zia freshman Grace George blocks a kill attempt by Highlands outside hitter Audra Williams in the first game of Tuesday’s match at Greyhound Arena. Photo by Kevin Wilson By Kevin Wilson PORTALES — Anna Bellum led three Eastern New Mexico University players in double figures with 22 kills, and the Zias staved off a late […]