Zias, UTPB split doubleheader

CNJ staff ODESSA, Texas — Senior Cassie Beene delivered a two-out, go-ahead RBI double in the sixth inning Wednesday, lifting Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team past Texas-Permian Basin 3-2 for a split of their doubleheader. The Falcons took the opener 2-1 as Desiree Valero pitched a four-hitter and came within a two-out error in […]

Cowboys deal ENMU first loss

CNJ staff ODESSA, Texas — Designated hitter Jordan Chavez and left fielder Erik Scott each drove in two runs in a five-run eighth as New Mexico Higlands beat Eastern New Mexico University 8-1 on Saturday in the Texas-Permian Basin Classic. The game, with a 9:30 p.m. (MST) start, was the only one played on Saturday. […]

Hounds open season with pair of wins

CNJ staff ODESSA, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team opened its season on Friday in the Texas-Permian Basin tournament with a couple of firsts — beating the host Falcons and Incarnate Word, both for the first time in the program’s history. Junior left fielder Luis Quinones and junior third baseman Daniel Binz each […]

Greyhounds rout Texas Permian-Basin

Freedom New Mexico ODESSA, Texas — Five players scored a goal apiece and freshman goalkeeper Matt Malak had a shutout going until the final five minutes Sunday as Eastern New Mexico University’s men routed Texas-Permian Basin 5-1 in the second half of a men’s-and-women’s soccer doubleheader. The host Falcons scored in the fifth minute in […]

Zias 7th, Hounds 9th at Odessa rodeo

Freedom New Mexico ODESSA, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s women finished seventh out of 11 teams while the men were ninth out of 14 over the weekend in the Odessa College rodeo. The Zias finished with 90 points while the Greyhounds had 135. Howard College was first in men’s competition followed by Texas Tech, […]

Zias drop pair at UT-Permian Basin

Freedom New Mexico ODESSA, Texas — Tieifa Dueberry squeezed home a pair of runs, including the game-winner in the bottom of the seventh inning, and host Texas-Permian Basin edged Eastern New Mexico University 4-3 on Saturday in the Falcons’ softball triangular. Earlier, the Zias dropped a 10-2 decision to East Central. They beat Permian Basin […]

Zias gain split at UT-Permian Basin

Freedom New Mexico Freedom New Mexico ODESSA, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University scored twice on a two-out error in the bottom of the ninth inning on Friday to pull out a 6-5 win over host Texas-Permian Basin in the Falcons’ triangular. Earlier, ENMU (3-9) was shut out by East Central 4-0. The Zias play […]

ENMU shellacked twice in UTPB event

CNJ staff ODESSA, Texas — Suffice it to say, Saturday was a long day for the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team. After Wayland Baptist routed ENMU 11-1, host Texas-Permian Basin followed with a 10-0 shellacking of the Greyhounds in the Falcons’ preseason tournament. Felix Cardenas (1-0) struck out three and allowed three hits in […]

Hounds manage split in UTPB event

CNJ staff ODESSA, Texas — Junior third baseman Jose Campos capped a four-run, eighth-inning rally with a two-out, two-run single and Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team held on for an 8-6 win over Colorado School of Mines on Friday, earning a first-day split in the season-opening Texas-Permian Basin tournament. ENMU (1-1) lost to New […]

Texas man gets life for 1993 shooting

CNJ staff An Odessa, Texas, man was sentenced to life in prison Friday for a 1993 shooting of a Portales man. Arnoldo Navarette, 40, was also given a three-year sentence in connection to a 1993 shooting that killed Reynaldo Ornelas Sr. and injured a bystander. Navarette was found guilty by a jury Sept. 30 of […]

Late goal lifts Hounds past UTPB

CNJ staff ODESSA, Texas — Without a win since entering the NCAA Division II rankings two weeks ago for the first time in school history, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team was getting hungry. Sophomore defender Michael Stewart scored his first goal of the season with 8:56 left, heading a corner kick from […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Maguire wins 400th with Zias

CNJ staff ODESSA, Texas — Junior middle blocker Kristen Beck compiled a season-best 18 kills as the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team salvaged its finale in a weekend tournament hosted by Texas-Permian Basin, beating Oklahoma Panhandle State 25-19, 25-20, 23-25, 25-22 for coach Mike Maguire’s 400th career win in the program. Maguire returned to […]

Zia’s drop two games in Texas tournament

ODESSA, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team dropped its first two matches in a weekend tournament hosted by Texas-Permian Basin, losing to Fort Hays State 25-18, 27-29, 25-21, 25-19 and to the host Lady Falcons 21-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-18. ENMU (7-9) had defeated both teams earlier in the season. The Zias take […]

Zias split at Permian Basin

CNJ staff ODESSA, Texas — Freshman Amanda Lale’s two-run homer in the top of the eighth inning Tuesday lifted Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team to a 5-4 victory over Texas-Permian Basin in the first game of a softball doubleheader. The Falcons, though, rallied to win the nightcap 7-4, scoring four unearned runs in the […]

ENMU’s Terry second in calf roping

CNJ staff ODESSA, Texas — Eastern New Mexico Univeristy senior Payton Terry of Dora placed second in calf roping in the first go, short go and average over the weekend in the Odessa College Rodeo. Terry had times of a8.5 seconds in the first go and 8.8 in the short go for an overall tiime […]

UT-Permian Basin blanks Hounds

CNJ staff ODESSA, Texas — Marcelo Andres scored on a rebound shot midway through the first half and Texas-Permian Basin went on to a 2-0 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in men’s soccer on Tuesday. Junior goalkeeper Josh Bussen stopped the initial shot by the Falcon’s Brandon Pepper, but Andres converted the deflection to […]

ENMU teams take second

CNJ staff ODESSA, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s cross country teams ended a layoff from competition of just over three weeks Saturday with second-place team finishes in the UT-Permian Basin Invitational. Sophomore Logan Robertson led the men, finishing fifth with a time of 28 minutes 41.83 seconds for eight kilometers, while freshman Yarid Gamez […]

ENMU rodeo athletes make mark

Freedom New Mexico ODESSA, TEXAS — Two Eastern New Mexico University cowboys and a cowgirl made their mark over the weekend in the Odessa Rodeo. Greyhounds senior Jared Green registered a third place finish in bareback riding with 138 points, moving into second place in the region in the bareback riding event. “Jared continued to […]

Filmmakers take liberties with locations

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The new TV show “Heroes” debuted recently. The show featured scenes supposedly from around the world. The viewer knew this because the location was printed at the bottom of the screen: “Tokyo,” “New York,” and “Odessa, Texas.” “That’s not Odessa,” I yelled at the TV. This type of behavior usually […]

Fails, Randolph “Randy”

Randolph Warren “Randy” Fails, 80, of Odessa, Texas, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006 at Avalon Place. He was born April 27, 1925 in Portales. He served in the U.S. Navy for more three years during World War II. He was married to Lillie Owens for 18 years. He held many jobs after the Navy. Family […]