Hounds win regional meet, qualify for NCAA Division II nationals

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team is headed for the NCAA Division II nationals for the first time. The Greyhounds punched their ticket to the Nov. 19 event in Spokane, Wash., edging out East Central 53-59 for team honors in Saturday’s South Central Region meet, hosted […]

Ex-CHS standouts helping college teams

Kevin Wilson Three years after helping Clovis reach the Class 5A boys state championship game, a pair of ex-Wildcats standouts are trying to replicate that success on the college level. Jaden Isler is handling point guard duties for NCAA Division III tournament-bound McMurry University in Abilene, Texas, while Hill’s outside game has helped Fort Worth-based […]

Press release: Poku invited to NCAA Division II Cactus Bowl

PORTALES, N.M.— The Eastern New Mexico University football team received great news this week, as career touchdown reception leader Jessie Poku (Sr., WR, Murphy, Texas/Richardson HS) has been invited to participate in the 2011 Cactus Bowl, which will be played on Friday, January 7, at 6 p.m. MST, at Javelina Stadium in Kingsville, Texas. Poku […]

ENMU men’s soccer ranked 17th in NCAA Division II poll

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo ENMU senior forward Emerson Rodrigues heads the ball away in a battle with West Texas A&M Nicki Nielsen during a match on Sept. 17 at the ENMU pitch. The Greyhounds made their first appearance in the NCAA Division II national poll this week with a No. 17 ranking. CNJ staff […]

ENMU junior qualifies for NCAA meet

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University junior Daniel Draper was accepted as one of 16 participants in the javelin throw during the NCAA Division II Track and Field Championships. It is the second-straight time, and third in four years, that the ENMU men’s team has sent a participant to the championships. This year’s events […]

Hounds’ Draper earns provisional NCAA qualification

CNJ staff TEMPE, Ariz. — Eastern New Mexico University junior Daniel Draper earned a provisional qualifying mark for the NCAA Division II track championship in javelin in Arizona State’s Sun Devil Open on Saturday, placing second in the event with a throw of 199 feet, 4 inches. ENMU sophomore Bill Squire, meantime, improved on his […]

Hounds football recruit profiles

Freedom New Mexico PORTALES, N.M.- After assaulting the team and NCAA record book in the 2009 season, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo has announced the signing of 19 new Greyhounds to National Letters of Intent, to bolster the ENMU lineup for the 2010 season as Eastern makes the transition to the Lone […]

Press release: Hounds sign 19 recruits

PORTALES, N.M.- After assaulting the team and NCAA record book in the 2009 season, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo has announced the signing of 19 new Greyhounds to National Letters of Intent, to bolster the ENMU lineup for the 2010 season as Eastern makes the transition to the Lone Star Conference North […]

Greyhounds seek first win at Southwestern Oklahoma

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Freedom New Mexico correspondent photo: Zhongming Jiang Eastern New Mexico University center Andrew Ellis, left, battles for position with tackle Justin Ward during Thursday afternoon’s practice. The Greyhounds seek their first win of the season Saturday against Southwestern Oklahoma at Weatherford, Okl By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The old football adage goes that three […]

ENMU’s Harris places 14th in NCAA Division II triple jump

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University junior Kyle Harris placed 14th in NCAA Division II national triple jump track and field competition on Saturday night at Angelo State University. Harris went 45-7 1/4 inches, bettering his mark of 45-0 1/2 in the 2007 national meet in Charlotte, N.C. Harris, from Altamonte […]

Greyhounds to be web-cast Saturday

CNJ Staff Eastern New Mexico University’s Lone Star Conference South Division football opener at Abilene Christian on Saturday is scheduled to be webcast on the CSTV/Division II website. The Greyhounds are off to a 4-0 start while the Wildcats, preseason South Division favorites, are ranked No. 17 in NCAA Division II and stand 3-1. This […]

NCAA wrong in limiting event coverage

By Freedom Newspapers The National Collegiate Athletic Association is applying 20th-century thinking to 21st-century news events, tossing the constitutional right of a free press as it tossed a reporter from the press box at a college baseball tournament. The offense? Blogging. The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Ky., reported one of its sports reporters, Brian Bennett, was […]

ENMU tracksters post qualifying marks

CNJ staff LAS CRUCES — Three Eastern New Mexico University athletes earned provisional qualifying marks for NCAA Division II track and field competition on Saturday in the New Mexico State Spring Classic. Senior Zach Gerleve threw an even 200 feet to win in javelin, while runnerup Logan Capps also surpassed the qualifying standard with a […]

ENMU grads to match wits in NCAA tourney game

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Creighton’s Dana Altman and Nevada’s Mark Fox have more in common than leading their teams to the NCAA tournament. They both played basketball for the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds. Their teams will collide in the first round of the South Regional on Friday in New Orleans. Nevada […]

ENMU FOOTBALL NOTES: Hounds, Buffs play one for all time

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer MARK RIBAUDO HAS seen quite a few Wagon Wheel games between Eastern New Mexico University and West Texas A&M — from both sides, as a WT assistant in the mid-1990s and as an assistant and, now, head coach at ENMU. Nothing tops Saturday’s 52-51 overtime battle at Canyon, Texas, […]

Zias face familiar foe at regionals

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — In preparing for the program’s first trip to NCAA Division II postseason competition, at least the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team has an idea of what to expect from its opponent. The Zias (24-8), seeded fifth, take on fourth seed Mesa State (22-9) in a 4 p.m. […]

Ex-CHS star falls short in Olympic trials

CNJ STAFF SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Former Clovis High track star Ryan Tolbert-Jackson failed to qualify for the 400-meter hurdle finals Saturday at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials. Tolbert-Jackson, the 1997 NCAA outdoor champion in the 400 hurdles at Vanderbilt, finished sixth in her heat and 11th over among the 16 semifinalist with a […]

Rebounding Hounds host Angelo State

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Freshman Landon Morton reaches for a pass during Thursday’s Eastern New Mexico University practice at Ram Field. Photo by Kevin Wilson. Dave Wagner After having a 4-0 start spoiled by Abilene Christian for the fourth time in five years, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Bud Elliott wonders if confidence is a problem for his […]

Former CHS standouts playing at WT

By Dave Wagner All it took was a phone call to extend the college career of former Clovis High golf standout Jimmy Jameson. During his two years at New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs, Jameson rarely played in tournaments at one of the nation’s stronger junior college programs. But he knew he didn’t want to […]