No. 6 Mustangs thump Hounds

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Senior guards Craig Green and Jason Ebie scored 22 and 20 points, respectively, and sixth-ranked Midwestern State dominated from the outset Saturday night in a 76-57 Lone Star Conference South Division men’s victory over Eastern New Mexico University. The Mustangs, coming off a 10-point upset loss on Wednesday at […]

Zias rally to nip Midwestern State

WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Junior forward Til-Lois Fifer scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and hit the deciding two free throws with 50 seconds left as Eastern New Mexico University’s women rallied from a 10-point deficit with six minutes left to beat Midwestern State 51-49 in a Lone Star Conference South Division clash Saturday […]

2/13 ENMU/MSU men’s, women’s basketball capsules

CNJ staff MenENMU (8-14, 3-5 Lone Star Conference South) at Midwestern State (21-2, 6-2), 7 p.m. (MST) today at Wichita Falls, Texas.Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9.Last outing: Both teams lost on Wednesday, the Greyhounds to Tarleton State 73-48 and the Mustangs at West Texas A&M 68-58.Notes: Midwestern State is ranked No. 6 this week in NCAA Division […]

ENMU falls short at Kingsville

Freedom New Mexico KINGSVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University has still never won at Texas A&M-Kingsville, but the Greyhounds are certainly getting closer. Junior running back Fred Winborn rushed for 263 yards and three touchdowns, but the Javelinas had to hold on at the end Saturday night to beat the Greyhounds 38-31 in a […]

Ex-Portales resident going strong at 107

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Wichita Falls Times Record News: Claire Kowalick Effie Caffee lived on her own until she recently broke her hip sweeping, but plans on moving back to her house in Burkburnett as soon as possible. By Ann Work: Wichita Falls Times Record News WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Optimistic, check. Nonsmoker, check. Socially active, check. Effie Caffee, […]

Mustangs down Zias in three

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Midwestern State erased an early 4-3 deficit with seven consecutive points in the first set and the Mustangs went on to a 25-14, 25-9, 25-14 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in Lone Star Conference volleyball. Miranda Byrd had eight kills and Lauren Bayer added seven kills and five […]

A view from under the pew: amos falls in a hole

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ religion columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. amos falls in a hole i don t know how it isup there in the human realm […]

Midwestern routs Hounds

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Guards Nolan Richardson and Craig Green combined for 43 points and Midwestern State shot 61 percent from the field Saturday night in an 83-44 Lone Star Conference South Division men’s rout of Eastern New Mexico University. The Mustangs (14-5, 3-1 South), winning for the 11th time in their last […]

Late Mustangs run tops Zias

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Freshman forward Cierra Thompson’s layup with 12:01 left broke the game’s final tie and kicked off a 12-0 run that lifted Midwestern State to a 66-58 Lone Star Conference South Division women’s victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday night. The Mustangs (7-11, 2-2 South) put four players […]

Zia rally falls short

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Zia guard Tori Northcutt drives the baseline against Tarleton State’s Sonya Sundberg in the second half of Tuesday’s Lone Star Conference game at Greyhound Arena. Northcutt had 10 points in the 68-63 defeat. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Ronnie Hearne was breathing a sigh of relief Wednesday […]

Moseley falls to fourth

CNJ staff LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Cassie Moseley of Farwell knocked over a barrel in Tuesday’s sixth round of barrel racing competition in the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, causing her to drop from first to fourth place. With a five-second penalty, Moseley posted a time of 19.03 seconds on Tuesday. Her overall score with four […]

Midwestern State rolls past Hounds

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Balls were flying through the air — 101 in all — in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division clash between Eastern New Mexico University and Midwestern State. The homestandings Mustangs defintely had the better of it. Midwestern State sophomore Zack Eskridge threw for six touchdowns — all to different […]

Zias late comeback falls short

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team waited just a little too long to get going on Sunday. Trailing 2-0, sophomore defender Christie Nylaan scored on a header with just over 1 1/2 minutes left, but Midwestern State goalkeeper Heather Primavera made a sliding, one-on-one stop of a […]

ENMU’s comeback falls short

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson ENMU freshman receiver Jacob Drinkard scans the field after shaking off Texas A&M-Kingsville defensive back Eric John en route to a 15-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South game at Greyhound Stadium. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico […]

Hounds, Zias lose

Freedom New Mexico WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Redshirt freshman Craig Sutherland scored two goals — including one less than three minutes into the game — as Midwestern State beat Eastern New Mexico University 3-0 Sunday in a matchup of the Southwest Soccer Conference’s top two teams. Midwestern State, ranked second in NCAA Division II and […]

ENMU beats Bronchos, falls to WBU

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Coming off a four-game Lone Star Conference weekend series against Central Oklahoma, the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team had a quick turnaround Monday against Wayland Baptist. The Pioneers, ranked 11th in the NAIA, got two home runs each from second baseman Brett Cook and shortstop Vinny Blancamano and rolled […]

Storm recovery joint effort

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Courtesy photo: Jerry Priest Jerry and James Priest’s house in south Clovis — built in 1923 — was destroyed in the tornado. By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico The first anniversary of the March 23, 2007, tornado that struck eastern New Mexico with such destructive force falls on Easter Sunday. For some people involved in […]

Discerning danger second nature to animals

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist During the recent 12 or so inches of snow that blanketed our area, I was surprised by the reaction of our Westie terrier. We let her fur grow in winter, and she normally loves cold weather, but when I took her out in this storm, she bounced into it, turned […]

Day Trip: Sitting Bull Falls

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Courtesy photoThe cave located in Sitting Bull Falls has been shaped through thousands of years. Sitting Bull Falls offers adventure and exploration. With its 150-foot waterfall, a cave to explore and pools of water, it’s a cool place for visitors looking to beat this summer’s heat. With the recent re-opening of Lincoln National Forest, Sitting […]

Clovis murder investigation dramatized on radio

By Don McAlavy: Curry historian A crime solved in 1941 by Jack Hull, veteran Clovis newspaper reporter and editor, was dramatized at 8 p.m. MST on Nov. 2, 1941, on the national NBC radio program “The Big Story,” sponsored by the Pall Mall Cigarette Co. The story was called to the attention of the program […]