St. Mary’s beats Zias in three

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — St. Mary’s pulled out two close games late and posted a three-game sweep of Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday in a tournament hosted by West Texas A&M. The Rattlers (17-11) held off the Zias late in each game to win 30-23, 33-31, 33-31 behind 25 kills from Samantha Weber. […]

Antelopes blast ENMU in WT event

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Tonya Booth and Dana Edington had nine kills each and Grand Canyon made short work of Eastern New Mexico University on Friday, rouoting the Zias 30-17, 30-15, 30-13 on the opening day of a tournament being hosted by West Texas A&M. While the Antelopes (10-10) compiled 39 kills with only […]

Division-leading WT knocks off Zias

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ENMU outside hitter Marcie LeGrand (1) tries to tip the ball over the block of West Texas A&M’s Kelly Culley during Tuesday’s Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball match at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — About all you would need to know about Eastern New […]

Texico subdues Estancia

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Sophomore Jarysse Harris of Texico goes for a kill against Estancia sophomore Victoria Barner on Thursday at Texico. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent TEXICO — As the Texico players came back into the gym for Game 5 of a showdown between the top two teams in Class 2A, one Lady […]

Kingsville hangs on to edge Zias

CNJ staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s rally fell short and the Zias dropped a 30-10, 30-19, 22-30, 26-30, 15-9 decision to Texas A&M-Kingsville Thursday night in Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball. It was the second consecutive time the Zias (6-14, 1-3 South) mounted a rally from a 2-0 deficit to force […]

Division-leading Wildcats top ENMU

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ENMU’S Jessie Macknicki goes to the deck trying to scoop up a dig during the Zias’ Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball match against Abilene Christian on Thursday at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — For most of the first game, the Eastern New Mexico University […]

Zias go five games to beat Permian Basin

CNJ staff ODESSA, Texas — The third time proved to be the charm for the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team. Junior outside hitter Jessie Macknicki had 20 kills as the Zias beat Texas-Permian Basin 27-30, 30-28, 30-25, 26-30, 16-14. ENMU (5-12) had lost two previous five game matches with the Falcons (7-14), and had […]

CHS VOLLEYBALL: Lady Cats can’t stop Goddard

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Clovis freshman Antiesha Brown hits around the block of Roswell Goddard’s Laura Fry (10) and Jamie Edgett during Thursday’s match at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Nobody celebrates a kill shot quite like Clovis’ Siobhan Flatow. But even her fist-pumping was noticeably muted after she hit one […]

Zias break losing streak with win over Pioneers

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ENMU junior Randi Egley (6) collected 18 kills and 13 digs in the Zias’ four-game win over Wayland Baptist on Monday night at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Whatever Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team did Monday night, junior Randi Egley hopes the Zias can […]

CHS VOLLEYBALL: Monterey sweeps past Lady Cats

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Lubbock Monterey’s Danielle Ratliff (11) slips a kill past the block attempt by Clovis’ Britni Montague (9) and Jasmine McDonald during Tuesday’s match at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Despite a three-game sweep of Clovis High on Tuesday night, first-year Lubbock Monterey volleyball coach Mandy Moffitt […]

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 […]

Eastern’s slide continues

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Southeastern Oklahoma kept the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team reeling on Saturday, sending the Zias to a 30-15, 25-30, 30-27, 30-23 setback in West Texas A&M’s Lady Buff Classic. After getting dominated in the first game, the Zias got five kills each from junior outside hitters Jessie Macknicki and […]

CHS VOLLEYBALL: Lady Cats topl Santa Fe High in three

CNJ staff SANTA FE — Junior Jasmine McDonald and sophomore Lainey Flatow recorded 10 kills apiece Thursday night as the Clovis High volleyball team downed Santa Fe High 25-14, 25-20, 25-17. Siobhan Flatow added seven kills and Haleigh Marshall collected five for the Lady Wildcats (6-4), who led virtually all the way against the Lady […]

Lady Cats down Roswell High in 4

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Clovis High setter Britni Montague (9) blocks an attack by Roswell High’s Anika Jones during Thursday’s match at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer For a time, Roswell High’s Kimberly Ingram threatened to take over Thursday’s match against Clovis High. The 5-foot-9 senior outside hitter had eight […]

Eastern volleyball goes 2-2 on weekend

CNJ Staff LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Eastern New Mexico University defeated host Colorado Christian 30-27, 30-19, 30-23 late Saturday night to finish 2-2 in the Cougars’ season-opening volleyball tournament. Junior outside hitter Jessie Macknicki recorded 14 kills and 14 digs for the Zias, while junior outside hitter Kari Adkins added 11 kills. Sophomore libero Kara Killian […]

Clovis figures out Tatum to win invitational

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Clovis High setter Britni Montague, left, sets the ball for middle hitter Lainey Flatow against Tatum during Saturday’s championship match of the Clovis Invitational volleyball tournament at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Twenty-seven times last year, little Tatum dominated volleyball match after match with experience, solid defense […]

Portales finishes third at invite

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Portales junior Jordan Roehl spikes the ball past Tatum’s Beatriz Castro in a semifinal match on Saturday in the Clovis Invitational volleyball tournament at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Success or disappointment? For the Portales volleyball players, a third-place finish at the 16-team Wildcat Invitational was a […]

ENMU splits pair of volleyball matches

CNJ staff LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Juniors Jessie macknicki and Randi Egley combined for 29 kills on Friday, helkping the Eastern New Mexico Univesity volleyball team defeated Chadron State 30-27, 26-30, 30-23, 31-29 in the Colorado Christian tournament. The Zias, opening their season in the tournament, were beaten in four games later on Friday by Upper […]

Lady Rams capture fourth 3A title in six years

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Tested, but never bested. That’s how the Portales Lady Rams ended the Class 3A tournament this year, holding on Saturday for a 14-25, 25-18, 25-19, 21-25, 16-14 victory over third-seeded Pojoaque for the school’s sixth Class 3A volleyball title and fourth in six seasons. Megan Kabrick had a […]

Lady Wolverines move into semis in 2A state meet

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — The Texico Lady Wolverines cruised into the semifinals of the Class 2A state volleyball tournament, repeating a regional finals win over Eunice by thumping the Lady Cardinals 25-5, 25-19, 25-21 on Thursday at Cibola High School. Texico (19-5) will play Tularosa (21-1), a 25-22, 25-13, 25-23 quarterfinal winner Thursday over Sandia […]