Regis gets past Hounds

CNJ staff DENVER — Freshman forward Nathan Kafer assisted on the first goal, then punched in the game-winner early in the second half on Sunday to give Regis a 2-1 men’s soccer victory over Eastern New Mexico University. The Rangers (1-1) scored nearly 13 minutes into the contest with Kafer picking up a rebound and […]

June 30, 1933

J.N. Cook grocery, 511 W. Seventh, was selling bread for 4 cents per loaf. … Piggly Wiggly had Kellogg’s Rice Krispies for 9 cents per package. … Clovis Fruit Market, Fourth and Pile, had watermelon for 2 cents per pound. … Clovis fight fans were looking forward to a July 4 card that included Clovis’ […]

Zias sign sister of leading scorer to letter of intent

CNJ staff PORTALES — The Dozier era in the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer program is not over just yet. Megan Dozier has led the Zias on the field in the program’s first four seasons and is the top scorer in Zias history. Now her younger sister, Hannah, will try to carry the torch. […]

Jan. 24, 1952

Local square dancers were looking forward to a jamboree set for the La Vista. Dancers from across the region were expected to participate, with the Shirley Brothers orchestra providing the music. … Armanda Martinez, 17, was a novice welterweight contender in the upcoming regional Golden Gloves competition. … Highland Food Mart at 252 Commerce Way […]

East Central rallies for win over Zias

CNJ staff ADA, Okla. — East Central overcame an 11-point halftime deficit with the help of 50 percent shooting in the second half to edge Eastern New Mexico University 70-68 on Thursday in a Lone Star Conference women’s crossover basketball game. Junior forward Lacey Goldwire scored 20 points while junior center Jastin Flenory added 18 […]

Missed free throws costly as Hounds fall in tourney

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Western State’s Justin Avalos dribbles by Eastern New Mexico University’s Dwight Collins during the first half of Friday’s semifinal matchup in the Harry Miller/ENMU Shootout at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) CNJ staff Western State sophomore forward Steve Barrow converted two free throws with one minute left and Eastern New Mexico University’s men […]

Zias pick up five signees

CNJ staff PORTALES — Samantha Matta, a 5-foot-7 guard from Roswell High, has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at Eastern New Mexico University for next season. Matta averaged 16.8 points and around three steals and three assists last season for the Lady Coyotes, who went 15-14 and lost in the quarterfinals […]

ENMU soccer players honored

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Senior forward Megan Dozier and junior goalkeeper Leif Craddock have been accorded first-team status in All-Lone Star Conference (women) and All-Southwest Soccer Conference (men) first-team selections announced by the league office. Dozier, one of four original members of the ENMU women’s squad, holds every school record on offense, including career […]

ENMU basketball teams start practice Sunday

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Preseason conditioning is behind them, and the Eastern New Mexico University basketball teams are ready for the start of practice on Sunday at Greyhound Arena. First-year women’s coach Linden Weese said the public is welcome to his squad’s opening workout, scheduled for 1:30-3:30 p.m. Seventh-year men’s coach […]

ENMU rally falls short against Regis

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers Two first-half goals by Regis proved to be the difference Friday, and the Rangers held on for a 2-1 non-conference victory over Eastern New Mexico in men’s soccer at the ENMU pitch. Both teams battled sustained winds of 30 mph during the match, with gusts up to 50 mph. ENMU […]

CHS BOYS SOCCER: Cats improve to 10-2-1 with shutout win

CNJ staff ROSWELL — Clovis junior forward Luis Esparza tallied three assists and one goal in the Wildcats 5-0 route over Roswell Goddard Saturday afternoon. Clovis coach Shaun Gill said the Cats dictated the pace of the game in both halves. The Wildcats scored three first-half goals, with Esparza scoring the second and assisting on […]

Zias bow to Lady Buffs

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Sarit Shenar posted a hat trick in the second half on Saturday to lead unbeaten West Texas A&M to a 4-1 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in a Lone Star Conference women’s soccer match. Shenar, a senior forward from Rehovot, Israel, scored the last three goals for the Lady […]

Five years later, truth about 9/11 still evades U.S.

By Freedom Newspapers The commemorations and endless coverage Monday highlighted an interesting fact. Five years on, America still has not come to terms with the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Despite the attacks being televised and despite a moment of stirring unity, life has returned to a “new normal” involving inconvenience but little sacrifice, […]

ENMU women’s soccer team blanks Highlands

CNJ staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Freshman forward Samantha Lawrence scored on a rebound of senior forward Megan Dozier’s shot in the 78th minute on Tuesday, lifting the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team past New Mexico Highlands 1-0. The Zias (4-4), who snapped a three-match losing streak, won despite Highlands’ 18-5 advantage in […]

ENMU women improve to 2-0 in soccer

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s improved to 2-0 on Saturday with a 2-0 victory over NAIA member Embry-Riddle at the ENMU soccer pitch. Senior forward Megan Dozier broke a scorless tie, taking a through pass from Kara Henderson and punching in her second goal of the season with 26 1/2 […]

Teacher looks forward to new challenge

By Bryant Million: Freedom Newspapers Sandy Belden will be a new kindergarten teacher at Brown Early Development Center in Portales this upcoming school year. Having taught first grade at La Casita Elementary School in Clovis for the past two years, Belden said she is looking forward to teaching at Brown. She and her family live […]

Airmen’s center to go forward

CNJ Staff Plans to build a new airmen’s center at Cannon Air Force Base will move forward now that the Pentagon has announced that the base will be home to an Air Force Special Operations wing, according to a press release from the offices of Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., and Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. The […]

Zias’ coach taking measured approach to job

CNJ staff PORTALES — Linden Weese is going slowly in his new job as Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach. The longtime assistant to Marsha Sharp at Texas Tech admits he’s still trying to sort things out a bit at the Division II and Lone Star Conference level. “I think we’ve had a good […]

Hounds optimistic about basketball signees

CNJ staff CLOVIS — Sixth-year Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan feels pretty good about the team that’s in place for next season. Eastern signed four players, all junior college transfers, to national letters of intent. “I think we’re in good shape right now,” said Scanlan, who last season led the Greyhounds […]

4/2 Letters to the editor

State Democratic Party looking forward The New Mexico Democratic Party is an optimistic and inclusive organization that takes its inspiration from hundreds of thousands of state Democrats, but several beliefs stand out. We believe the 55,000 new jobs created since Democrats took over the state government are a step forward. We believe Gov. Richardson’s continuing […]