Javs beat Hounds in South opener

CNJ staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — Texas A&M-Kingsville went on an 18-7 run over the final 5 1/2 minutes of the first half and defeated Eastern New Mexico University 74-65 Wednesday night in the Lone Star Conference South Division men’s opener for both teams. Senior center Stephen Story came off the bench for 15 points to […]

Hounds pull to .500 on hoops season

CNJ staff CASA BLANCA, N.M. — Senior guard Justin Redman-Trotter bounced back from an off-night in Thursday’s season opener at Emporia State to compile team highs of 25 points, nine rebounds and five assists Saturday, helping Eastern New Mexico University beat Western New Mexico 78-72. The game was the second half of a doubleheader played […]

Cats get win, tie at Levelland

CNJ staff LEVELLAND, Texas — Outfielder Jordan Jacobs went 6-for-7 as the Clovis Wildcats earned a tie and a win in West Texas Baseball League action Tuesday night. The Cats settled for an 8-8 tie in the opener, then won the nightcap 10-5 in six innings. Both games ended early on the WTBL’s 2-hour time […]

Split enough to give Rams district title

CNJ staff RUIDOSO — Portales needed a split to win the District 4-3A title. After coming up on the short end of a 43-run slugfest in the opener, the Rams rode the steady pitching of senior right-hander Phillip Danbom to a 13-5 win over Ruidoso Friday in the nightcap to wrap up the district title. […]

Clovis splits softball twin bill with Portales

CNJ Staff CLOVIS — Each team won by a run in the seventh inning, but the reactions were a little different. Portales scored in the top of the seventh to take Thursday’s opener 4-3 at Lady Wildcat Complex, but Clovis rebounded from an early 3-0 deficit and scored the game-winner on Lorena Garza’s RBI single […]

Zias bounce back for split with Abilene Christian

CNJ staff PORTALES — Give the Eastern New Mexico University softball team credit for bouncing back. Abilene Christian rode a nine-run seventh inning to beat the Zias 17-8 the first game of their Lone Star Conference South Division doubleheader at Zia Softball Field. ENMU rallied behind five RBIs from freshman second baseman Rebecca Quinones and […]

CHS SOFTBALL: Carlsbad sweeps Lady Cats

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Freshman Lynnae Logan pitched both games for Clovis in Saturday’s District 4-5A softball doubleheader at Carlsbad. (Carlsbad Current-Argus photo: Jeff Keller) CNJ staff CARLSBAD — Carlsbad jumped on Clovis High’s girls early and the Cavegirls rolled to a 7-0, 12-2 District 4-5A doubleheader sweep on Saturday. Allie Carrigan went six innings for Carlsbad in the […]

Greyhounds split with West Texas

CNJ Staff CANYON, Texas — Sophomore Evan Orsak pitched a two-hitter, helping the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds to win 3-2 and earned a Lone Star Conference South split with rival West Texas A&M. West Texas won the opener, 7-4. With a 3-0 lead in the nightcap, Orsak (3-2) gave up a two-run homer to […]

CHS BASEBALL: Bulldogs hand Cats two losses

CNJ staff ARTESIA — Clovis High baseball coach Shane Shallenberger knew the Wildcats were facing a quality opponent in unbeaten Artesia on Saturday. He just wishes his team hadn’t helped the Bulldogs so much. The Wildcats committed 11 errors in the doubleheader and that, combined with 10 hits for extra bases by Artesia, proved to […]

Hounds bounce back for split with Northeastern State

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — After losing the opener of a four-game series with Northeastern State 26-3 on Friday at Greyhound Field, Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh acknowledged there were positives the rest of the weekend. Still, the fact the Greyhounds dropped three of the contests to the Redmen […]

Zias notch win over Panhandle in opener

CNJ staff GOODWELL, Okla. — Senior guard Heather Brown kicked off an 8-0 run by hitting a tie-breaking 3-pointer with eight minutes left Saturday night as Eastern New Mexico University’s women defeated Oklahoma Panhandle State 64-57 in their season opener. Brown finished with a team-best 12 points for the Zias, while Elizabeth Richards and Ashley […]

Zias win home volleyball opener

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ENMU freshman Megan Kazakoff, left, and junior Vicki Charvat try to block Oklahoma Panhandle State’s Catherine Clay in Tuesday’s volleyball matchup at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University volleyball coach Mike Maguire said the Zias made a statement in Tuesday’s home opener against […]

Zia earns LSC weekly honor

CNJ Staff Eastern New Mexico University junior volleyball player Jessie Macknicki has been selected as the Lone Star Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week for her efforts at the Colorado Christian Tournament last weekend. Macknicki helped ENMU post a 2-2 record on the weekend, with 71 kills and 45 digs. She posted a .231 hitting […]

Melrose’s opener at Tatum postponed by rain

CNJ staff TATUM — Heavy rain and lightning forced the postponement of Friday’s Melrose-Tatum football game, the 8-man season opener for both teams. Melrose coach Dickie Roybal said the Buffaloes made the trip to Tatum and were warming up when the inclement weather struck. The teams will attempt to make up the game a 6 […]

Cats, Trojans collide in season opener

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Clovis High senior Brian Mead breaks though a hole during the Wildcats’ practice on Thursday afternoon. The Wildcats open the season today with a 7 p.m. contest against Mayfield at Leon Williams Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer When the Clovis High football team takes on Mayfield in the […]

Zias fall short of postseason

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Eastern New Mexico University catcher Tina Whitt (left) and pitcher Rosemary Moreno discuss the situation during the first game of the Zias’ Lone Star Conference South Division softball twin bill Saturday against Angelo State. (PNT photo: Karl Terry) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Disappointed not to make the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament, […]

Angelo State pounds Hounds

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — What started out as a promising weekend went downhill quickly for the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team. Angelo State bounced back from a 15-1 loss in Friday’s series opener to take the final three games of the Lone Star Conference South Division-opening series for both teams, crushing the Greyhounds 24-6 […]

Zias rally for split with Abilene Christian

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University scored three times in the top of the seventh, capped by Tina Whitt’s sacrifice fly, and beat Abilene Christian 7-6 to earn a split of a Lone Star Conference South softball doubleheader. The division-leading Wildcats (28-8, 10-2 South) rode a three-run fourth to win the opener […]

Zias senior has career day at plate

Freedom Newspapers ALAMOSA, Colo. — You never know who’s going to do damage when it comes to the Eastern New Mexico University softball team. Senior Courtney McClasky, batting ninth in the first game and eighth in the nightcap, went 5-for-7 with four home runs and 11 RBI on Tuesday as the red-hot Zias downed Adams […]

Cameron completes sweep of Hounds

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Eastern New Mexico University freshman Casey Bigham legs out a single in the seventh inning of Saturday’s second game against Cameron at Greyhound Field. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s bats remained silent again on Saturday. In fact, the Greyhounds came dangerously close to getting shut out three […]