Hounds playing exhibition at UTEP

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University will visit the University of Texas-El Paso for an exhibition contest Nov. 3 at the Don Haskins Center. The Miners defeated the Greyhounds 80-76 in last year’s exhibition meeting. UTEP advanced to the National Invitational Tournament last season.

Miners hand Curry County Cats 32-6 loss

CNJ staff RIO RANCHO — In their final regular-season game Sunday, the Curry County Cats took one on the chin. The Farmington-based Four-Corners Miners scored a touchdown in each quarter and handed the Cats a 32-6 loss in a game played at Rio Rancho High School. Farmington (7-1) was the winner of the New Mexico […]

Miners cruise past Zias 79-48

CNJ STAFF EL PASO — Texas-El Paso scored the game’s first seven points and never looked back en route to a 79-48 victory over Eastern New Mexico University’s women on Saturday night. The Division I Miners (2-1), members of Conference USA, put 10 players between four and 12 points, led by forward Anete Steinberga and […]

Miners outlast Hounds for 80-76 victory

CNJ staff EL PASO, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team nearly pulled off an impressive upset Saturday night, albeit in a preseason exhibition. ENMU led most of the first half, including an eight-point margin with under five minutes left, before Texas-El Paso rallied for an 80-76 victory before nearly 7,000 fans. […]

Miners end Zia winning streak

Freedom New Mexico EL PASO, Texas — Texas-El Paso scored the first eight points and never looked back Monday night, overwhelming Eastern New Mexico University 87-44 in women’s basketball. The Division I Miners (4-3) proved too tough on the defensive end for the Zias (5-2), who had scored 91 or more points four times this […]

Tragedy teaches lessons

By Anita Doberman: Columnist Families whose loved ones are in professions where there is a concrete possibility of losing their lives expect those in charge to live up to their responsibilities and do their best to ensure the safety of their employees, be it military personnel – active duty, retired, veterans — police officers, firefighters, […]

Miners shut out ENMU

CNJ staff EL PASO, Texas — Cortney Casey scored two goals and Ashleigh Decker had two assists Friday night as Texas-El Paso shut out Eastern New Mexico University 4-0 in a women’s soccer match. The Division I Miners (3-1) scored twice in each half in posting their third shutout of the season. ENMU goalkeeper Stephanie […]

No so ‘Glory Road': ENMU officials say basketball movie contains inaccuracies

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Ronald Oram (34 in white) and Joe Allen (24) were two of the five black players on the 1966 Eastern New Mexico University team. (Courtesy photo: B.B. Lees) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer The Disney movie “Glory Road” paints an inaccurate picture of 1966 Eastern New Mexico University, school officials said on Wednesday. The […]

Only one miner survives

TALLMANSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — In a stunning and heartbreaking reversal, family members were told early Wednesday that 12 of 13 trapped coal miners were dead — three hours after they began celebrating the news that they were alive. The sole survivor, Randal McCloy, was in critical condition with a collapsed lung and dehydration but no […]

UTEP tops Zias

Freedom Newspapers EL PASO, Texas — Texas-El Paso relied on 46 points from its bench to defeat Eastern New Mexico University 91-72 on Sunday in a women’s exhibition basketball matchup. The Miners led 37-32 late in the first half, but went on an 8-3 run to begin the second half for a 13-point advantage and […]

Zias fall to Miners in exhibition

CNJ STAFF EL PASO, Texas — The University of Texas-El Paso ran off an 18-2 spurt over the first nine-plus minutes of the second half Sunday and defeated Eastern New Mexico University 70-55 in a women’s basketball exhibition game. Marta Dydek came off the bench for 20 points and guard Vaida Zagurskyte scored all but […]