Mustangs finish off sweep in extra innings

CMI staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Mallory Mooney’s one-out RBI double in the bottom of the ninth on Saturday gave Midwestern State a 6-5 win over Eastern New Mexico University and a sweep of their Lone Star Conference softball doubleheader. The Mustangs (12-10, 2-1 LSC) also took the series after ENMU won Friday’s opener 6-3. […]

Hounds finish off 3-1 weekend; Zias fall in finale

CNJ staff HOBBS — Junior right fielder Sam Hedrick went 3-for-3 with a double and three RBIs and junior left-hander Daniel Sterling pitched five effective innings Sunday to give Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team a 12-4 victory over host University of the Southwest to complete play in the Mustangs’ three-team, double-round-robin weekend affair. The […]

Curry County Cats look to finish perfect preseason

CNJ staff The Curry County Cats will face a tough test Saturday night as they try to finish a perfect preseason. The semi-pro Cats are heading to Midland, Texas, to face the West Texas Drillers in a 7 p.m. (CST) exhibition contest at Grande Communications Stadium. The Cats won their first two games comfortably, 50-0 […]

Texico’s Cooper twins sign with Zias

Dave Wagner After they finish their four years at Texico High School in the spring, twins Jordyn and Jaylyn Cooper are planning to be together for the next four as well. The Coopers, who verbally committed to Eastern New Mexico University for basketball during the summer, signed their letters of intent with the school earlier […]

Hounds hope to finish on positive note

Dave Wagner It’s been a rough season for the Eastern New Mexico University football team. Four consecutive games against NCAA Division II top 20 teams produced a four-game losing streak, then the Greyhounds couldn’t get their mojo going last Saturday and absorbed a 60-28 Lone Star Conference thumping at previously winless Texas A&M-Commerce. The Hounds […]

Hounds need top two finish to advance to nationals

Dave Wagner PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team has climbed one mountain. Today, they go for an even bigger one. The Greyhounds, who ended Abilene Christian’s 20-year run as Lone Star Conference champions two weeks ago, will try to earn one of two NCAA Division II national berths from the […]

Base construction under way

Cannon Connections: Alisa Boswell Construction on this aircraft maintenance hangar began in 2010 and will be completed the second quarter of 2012. It was the first project for the southeast development on Cannon Air Force Base and was built at 38,000 square feet to house two C-130 aircrafts. Alisa Boswell Big construction projects have been […]

ENMU men finish fifth in Western Texas College rodeo

CNJ staff SNYDER, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s men finished fifth over the weekend in the Western Texas College rodeo. Sophomore Billy Good of Portales and freshman Pecos Thomas of Plainview, Texas, finished second in the avarage in team roping afer winning the first go with a time of 5.5 seconds and taking second […]

Mother remembered for work ethic

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Courtesy photo Opal Yell Kevin Wilson You finish your education when you’re young, you have a family when you get older. Opal Yell didn’t take the ordinary path. But then again, her daughters have realized she was no ordinary mother. Yell, a mother and former business owner in Texico, died Dec. 24, 2010. Born Oct. […]

Hounds finish season on strong note

Dave Wagner PORTALES — While the season didn’t turn out quite the way Eastern New Mexico University coach Mark Ribaudo and his team hoped, the Greyhounds ended it with one of their better performances in some time. Ribaudo credited his team’s discipline in part for Saturday’s 35-10 Lone Star Conference crossover drubbing of Tarleton State […]

Residents share weight loss successes

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Maurine Thomas, co-leader of the Clovis chapter of Taking Off Pounds Sensibly, eyes her weight during the group’s weekly weigh in. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Kimmie Davis has done it all. She got married, raised a family, went back to school to finish her degree. She did boy […]

Persistence pushes retiree to finish degree

Courtesy photo Bob Elliott, a former Air Force aircraft maintenance technician, graduated with his doctorate May 8 at Texas Tech University. Working from a tent while deployed or at home late into the night, a now-retired Cannon Air Force Base airman has earned three college degrees, including a doctorate. Bob Elliott, a 25-year veteran who […]

Zias finish above .500 for season

CNJ staff GOODWELL, Okla. — Junior Kristen Cruickshank had three hits and pitched her third shutout of the season Tuesday as Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team completed a season-ending doubleheader sweep of Oklahoma Panhandle State with a 3-0 win. The Zias, who stranded 24 runners in the two games, had to go nine innings […]

TexAnns finish sweep of Zias

CNJ staff PORTALES — A series dominated by Tarleton State’s offense ended with an exclamation point on Saturday. TexAnns designated player Brittnee Rice clubbed her second and third homers of the game in a 12-run seventh inning and Tarleton State held on against a five-run Eastern New Mexico University comeback for a 15-10 win, completing […]

ENMU women finish eighth

CNJ staff RANGER, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s women placed eighth over the weekend in their spring rodeo opener, the Ranger College Rodeo. Junior Kacey Kobza finished fifth in goat tying, earning fourth in the first go and fifth in the second go. She also took sixth in breakaway roping. ENMU’s men finished 11th […]

ENMU squads finish seventh, ninth

CNJ staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University finished seventh out of nine teams in men’s competition and ninth out of 12 in women’s standings Saturday in the Lone Star Conference cross country championships, hosted by Texas A&M-Kingsville. Abilene Christian took five of the top six individual spots and ran away with its 18th […]

ENMU squads finish seventh at Texas Tech

Freedom New Mexico LUBBOCK — Sophomore Logan Robertson and freshman Yared Gamiz led Eastern New Mexico’s cross country squads to seventh-place team finishes Friday in the Texas Tech Jackrabbit Open. Robertson finished 43rd in a field of 109 men’s runners, posting a time of 28 minutes, 11.32 seconds over eight kilometers. Senior Derek Henio and […]

Reames has successful finish

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Kellie Collier hustles her horse to the second barrel during the 9-12 barrel racing event Saturday in the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals at Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. Collier’s time was 10.962 seconds. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Aspyn Reames was hoping for a big finish in […]

Quinones hoping Zias will have strong finish

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — The 2008 softball season hasn’t been what Eastern New Mexico University’s Rebecca Quinones and her teammates had envisioned. Quinones, a 5-foot-2 sophomore second baseman from Gilbert, Ariz., has personally done all right. She’s posted a .361 batting average and leads the Zias in doubles (17) and RBIs […]

Fairgrounds hosts first Trade Days

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Cousins Leslie Vannatta, left, and McKinzie Davis, 5, browse some jewelery Saturday during Curry County Trade Days at the Curry County Fairgrounds. Davis said she “wanted some bling.” By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer The finish wasn’t perfect for Lee Chaffee, but the price was. A California native, and a […]