Northeastern State pulls away late from Zias

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ENMU’s Elizabeth Richards applies defensive pressure Northeastern State’s Jezzal Quintana during Thursday night’s Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — This isn’t supposed to be the way Northeastern State’s women win basketball games. A team that usually relies on defense […]

Northeastern State turns back Hounds

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Tristan Largent takes a 3-point shot over the outstretched arm of Northeastern State sophomore Ben Rovenstine in the second half of Thursday’s Lone Star Conference crossover game at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Northeastern State wasn’t having much luck getting second chances with its admittedly-poor […]

ENMU teams set to host North foes

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer It hasn’t been that long — 2003 — since Northeastern State won an NCAA Division II men’s basketball championship. The Redmen have fallen on hard times the past couple of seasons, going 8-19 last year and are off to a 3-7 started this year. Still. Eastern New Mexico University […]

Hounds play Northeastern to standoff

CNJ staff TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team got close to another Southwest Soccer Conference upset on Friday. This time, though, the Greyhounds salvaged a draw. Trailing 2-0, Northeastern State rallied for two goals in the final 12 minutes of regulation and the teams then played through two 10-minute overtimes […]

Zias shut out Northeastern State

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — With the wind blowing briskly in their faces, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team figured if it could just make it to halftime things could turn in their favor. The Zias played Northeastern State to a scoreless draw in the opening stanza, then used the […]

ENMU blown out by Northeastern in opener

CNJ staff TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Junior running back Erick Hatchett and junior wide receiver Jarrett Byers scored three touchdowns apiece and Northeastern State ran away to a 42-7 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Thursday in a Lone Star Conference crossover football game. The Redmen (1-1), winners in only five games over John Horner’s […]

Hounds take on Redmen

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer If Northeastern State has an advantage against Eastern New Mexico University in today’s game in Tahlequah, Okla., it’s that the Redmen have already played this season. While ENMU opens its campaign with a rare Thursday night game, Northeastern lost at Arkansas Tech 33-32 in its opener last week. Second-year […]

ENMU baseball team sweeps Northeastern State

CNJ staff TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University rode the hot hitting of second baseman Mike McDuffie and stellar relief work by sophomore right-handers Charlie Ward and Keith Balderaz to a sweep of Northeastern State in a Lone Star Conference crossover doubleheader Saturday at Rousey Field. The Greyhounds won the opener 7-6 and scored […]

Redmen hold on for split with Hounds

CNJ staff TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Junior second baseman Mike McDuffie’s second home run of the game, a two-run shot in the sixth, put Eastern New Mexico University ahead for good and the Greyhounds went on to beat Northeastern State 12-9 on Friday in the first game of a Lone Star Conference baseball crossover doubleheader. Northeastern […]

Effecient Redmen down Hounds

CNJ staff CNJ staff TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Northeastern State overcame an early deficit with a 12-0 run to end the first half en route to a 65-54 win over Eastern New Mexico University in a men’s Lone Star Conference crossover game Thursday at Dobbins Field House. Bret Rubin scored 16 points off the bench for […]

Lady Reds stymie Zias

CNJ staff TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Katrina Webb led a balanced attack with 18 points and added nine rebounds, helping Northeastern State overcome an eight-point halftime deficit and beat Eastern New Mexico University 64-54 Thursday in a Lone Star Conference crossover game. Charlotte and Bobbi Jo Truelove added 12 points each for Northeastern (9-3), which shot […]

Zias play to tie, still seeking tourney berth

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ENMU junior Megan Dozier tries to avoid Southwestern Oklahoma goalkeeper Lindsey Crook while going for a rebound on a penalty shot in the second half of Sunday’s Lone Star Conference match. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team inability to put the […]

Zias in hunt for LSC soccer tourney berth

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — With two weeks left in the Lone Star Conference’s regular season, Eastern New Mexico University’s women have their eyes squarely on an LSC postseason tournament berth. ENMU (10-5, 3-2 LSC) is tied for third in the 10-team league with four matches left. The Zias will need at […]

ENMU men continue to struggle on offense

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team has been able to keep opponents close most of the season. It’s finding enough offense that has been the problem. Northeastern State handed the Greyhounds their fourth consecutive setback, all by one goal, when junior forward Ludinei Picelli Filho […]

Clovis native takes job at West Texas

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer At 26, Clovis native and 1997 Grady High graduate Justin Ashley has already worked under some successful college basketball coaches. He hopes to continue his progression at West Texas A&M University in Canyon. Ashley has been hired to replace Russell Vanlandingham as an assistant to Buffaloes head coach Rick […]

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 lose two in Portales

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico Hounds lost both their weekend soccer games at home, falling on Friday to Northeastern State 3-0 and Missouri Southern 2-1 Saturday. The Zias, however, defeated Northeastern 3-1 Friday. For the Hounds, Missouri Southern got the game-winner on an ENMU own-goal just over two minutes into the second […]

Lone Star Tournament scores

CNJ STAFF All Times MST Men At Stephenville, Texas Friday’s semifinals Northeastern State 80, Southwestern Oklahoma 71, OT Tarleton State 89, Texas A&M-Kingsville 85 Saturday’s final Northeastern State (19-10) vs. Tarleton State (26-3), 7 p.m. Women At Canyon, Texas Friday’s semifinals Northeastern State 66, Abilene Christian 65 Angelo State 65, West Texas A&M 59 Saturday’s […]

LSC North champs end shorthanded Zias’ season

CNJ STAFF TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — A successful season for Eastern New Mexico University’s women came down to a crashing end Tuesday night, as Northeastern State routed the shorthanded Zias 77-46 Tuesday night at Jack Dobbins Fieldhouse. Leslie Warner had a game-high 20 points to lead four in double figures for Northeastern State, the Lone Star […]

Battered Zias hit road again

By Rick White Eastern New Mexico Zias coach Dan Buzard is not a big fan of the Lone Star Conference basketball tournament format. The Zias, who returned from a two-game road trip late Saturday night, were back on the bus less than 36 hours later heading to Tahlequah, Okla., the northern-most post in the LSC. […]