Zias’ Klafka leaves for South Plains College

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Dustin Klafka, who as acting head coach last season led the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team to a 13-14 record, has accepted an assistant coaching position at a junior college in his hometown of Levelland, Texas. An ENMU graduate, Klafka stepped in last year while head coach […]

Zias sign eight players

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball co-coaches Dustin Klafka and Dan Buzard are reshaping the Zias for the 2005-06 season. Klafka, who filled in as acting head coach last season with Buzard sidelined by a cancerous brain tumor, said most of the team’s recruits are in place […]

Zias name Buzard, Klafka basketball co-coaches

By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Dan Buzard and Dustin Klafka have been named Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball co-coaches for the 2005-06 school year, ENMU athletic director Mike Maguire said Wednesday. Buzard was a longtime Zias assistant before taking over the program when Wayne Moore retired after the 2001-02 season. He coached the Zias […]

Zias end year with rout of Kingsville

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Heather Brown looks for room on the baseline as she is guarded by Texas A&M Kingsville’s Dely’la Hoodye in the second half of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division game. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — It wasn’t pretty, but the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team went out […]

Hounds need late charge to make playoffs

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — With four games left in the regular season, Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan and acting women’s coach Dustin Klafka aren’t particularly concerned with making the Lone Star Conference tournament. Both ENMU squads have a chance, but they have their work cut out trying to […]

Zias fall at home

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Tia Doss spins around Angelo State’s Christina Johnson to get better positioning in the second half of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division game at Greyhound Arena. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Senior center Natalja Tsurbakova scored 20 points while adding 11 rebounds and four assists as Angelo State led from […]

Last year’s leading scorer out for Zias

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — On the eve of the start of the Lone Star Conference South Division women’s race, Eastern New Mexico University acting head coach Dustin Klafka said Monday that senior guard Laci Lee will miss the remainder of the season with a foot injury. Lee, a four-year regular, has missed […]

Late 3-pointer does in Zias

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ENMU’s Tia Doss drives down the lane in the second half Thursday against Central Oklahoma. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Freshman forward Lacie Allen hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 14 seconds left, lifting Central Oklahoma to a 54-52 victory over Eastern New Mexico University […]

Hounds coach remains concerned about defense

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Shawn Scanlan figures his Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team has its work cut out this weekend. The Greyhounds (4-7), coming off consecutive solid outings, face a contrast of styles when they host Central Oklahoma tonight and Northeastern State on Saturday in Lone Star Conference crossover games at Greyhound […]

Greyhounds hope to rebound after difficult start to season

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspaper PORTALES — It’s hardly desperation time for the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team, but coach Shawn Scanlan would like to see the Greyhounds get on track pretty soon. After winning back-to-back Lone Star Conference South Division titles, ENMU has battled injuries and a fairly challenging early schedule during […]