McMurry eliminated

CNJ staff BELTON, Texas — Felix Friedt scored a career-high 35 points, and the Whitworth Pirates eliminated McMurry with a 90-79 victory in the opening round of the Division III men’s basketball tournament Friday at Mary-Hardin Baylor University. The Pirates defeated Trinity 64-53 on Saturday, also in Belton, to advance to the Sweet 16. McMurry, […]

Trio reunited at McMurry

Kevin Wilson The band is back together, somewhat, and it’s making a Friday swing through Portales. In the closest thing they’ll have to a homecoming, Clovis High guards Jaden Isler and Bryce Hill, and former Wildcat coach J.D. Isler, lead McMurry University in a 7 p.m. Friday neutral site game at Greyhound Arena against Northern […]

Isler leaving Clovis to take over at McMurry

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J.D. Isler has made a verbal commitment to McMurry University in Abilene, Texas, where his son, Jaden Isler, is getting set for his senior season. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer After 10 seasons, Clovis High will be looking for a new boys basketball coach. J.D. Isler has made a verbal commitment to McMurry University […]

Melrose native hired to coach McMurry women’s basketball

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Her dream growing up was to coach basketball, but former Melrose High standout Veronica Snow has been away from it for six years while teaching at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene and working on her doctorate in sports management. Recently, though, the 1982 Melrose graduate accepted the women’s head coaching position […]

ENMU tennis team snaps losing streak

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s tennis team defeated McMurry 8-1 on Friday, snapping an eight-match losing streak in what was the Zias’ final outing of the spring. Earlier Friday, the Zias (4-13, 0-9 Lone Star Conference) dropped a 9-0 league verdict to Abilene Christian, ranked sixth in NCAA Division […]

COLLEGE UPDATE: Ex-CHS point guard helping McMurry

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer McMurry University junior point guard Bud Willis did more than hone his basketball skills at Clovis High School. Under the tutelage of Wildcats coach J. D. Isler, Willis also learned his true calling in life was coaching. “When I see him coach, he teaches you how to play ball, […]