Zias peaking at right time?

Dave Wagner NOW THAT LONE STAR Conference South Division play is here, is the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team ready to take off? The Zias were 5-10 heading into matches against Tarleton State and Texas A&M-Kingsville over the weekend at Greyhound Arena, but defeated both teams in three games. Now they host six-time South […]

Struggling ECU battles Greyhounds

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Kenneth Odie tries to move past Eric Hodgest during Thursday’s Eastern New Mexico University football practice. Photo by Kevin Wilson By Dave Wagner This hasn’t been the kind of year Dennis Darnell expected. In the spring, the East Central football coach thought the Ada, Okla.-based Tigers were looking at a decent season. By the start […]

von Colln, Amanda

Amanda von Colln Services: Have been held. Mrs. Amanda von Colln, 98, of Clovis, died Thursday, July 17, 2003, in Clovis. She was born July 26, 1904 in Brake, Germany, to Heinrich and Martha Ihmels. She arrived in America in October of 1928. She married Gerhard von Colln on Nov. 29, 1929, in Sterling, Ill. […]

Hounds ride stifling defense

CNJ staff TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Quarterback Steven Hinson passed for two touchdowns and ran for a third as Eastern New Mexico University wore out Northeastern State University, 24-10, on Saturday in a Lone Star Conference Crossover game at Doc Wadley Stadium. About 3,500 fans watched as the Greyhounds ran their record to 3-0, while dropping […]

Banged up Hounds hit road

Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University’s football team had an easy time with Northeastern State in 2002, rolling to a 46-14 victory at Blackwater Draw. Coach Bud Elliott doesn’t expect that type of game when the teams collide at 1 p.m. (MDT) Saturday on the Redmen’s home field in Tahlequah, Okla. ENMU owns a 2-0 […]

Highlands coach following in NFL dad’s footsteps

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Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson/Theo Watson latches onto Brandon Harper during Thursday night’s Greyhound football practice at Portales High School. Dave Wagner John Fassel knew he was stepping into a tough situation this season as New Mexico Highlands head football coach. The Cowboys entered the 2003 campaign with a 12-game losing streak, and didn’t figure to […]

ENMU player preparing for first sermon

By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Eric Mims will have a short night on Saturday. The Eastern New Mexico University senior is slated to start at cornerback when the Greyhounds host New Mexico Highlands at 6 p.m. in their football home opener at Greyhound Stadium. He will then return to his home town of Amarillo to […]

Hounds face unfamiliar foe on road

Dave Wagner Not only are the Eastern New Mexico University and Adams State College football teams facing the unknowns of a new season when they clash in a 1 p.m. kickoff on Saturday at Alamosa, Colo., they’re also looking at relatively unfamiliar opponents. Coaches Bud Elliott of ENMU and Wayne McGinn of Adams State both […]

Eastern hangs playoff hopes on defense

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Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson/Corey White applies a stiffarm to Kwame Darko on a punt return during Saturday’s Eastern New Mexico University football scrimmage. Dave Wagner PORTALES — If the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds are to end a 20-year playoff drought, they will rely heavily on a veteran defense and an offense that has some […]

Battle is on at free safety position for ENMU

By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Ty Touchstone and Jonathon Solis were interested bystanders in Eastern New Mexico University’s football scrimmage on Saturday morning, but they won’t be on the sidelines for long. Solis started at free safety two years ago as a junior but suffered a broken leg during a preseason scrimmage in 2002 and […]

Hounds welcome 135

By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Veteran Eastern New Mexico University football coach Bud Elliott still looks forward to the start of practice each fall. A broken hip sustained during spring practice when he couldn’t avoid a collision on a play which spilled over the sideline has slowed Elliott a bit, but coaching football helps keep […]