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 […]

Zias drop pair in tournament

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — Reliever Monica Cavazos worked around a pair of one-out walks in the bottom of the seventh to nail down a save as Texas A&M International held off Eastern New Mexico University 5-4 on Friday in the St. Mary’s Division II College Classic softball tournament. ENMU (1-3), which split a pair […]

Officials hope to expand Melrose range

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File photo The state, working with the Department of Defense, has set aside $5 million towards the expansion of the approximate 66,000-acre Melrose Air Force Range in northwestern Roosevelt County. Kevin Wilson Representatives from the State Land Office and the state military base planning commission held a pair of informational meetings Thursday on what they […]

Greyhounds up 28-0 at halftime of season opener

Going into halftime, Eastern New Mexico University holds a 28-0 lead on New Mexico Highlands in a windy season opener at Greyhound Stadium. The Greyhounds took advantage early with a pair of interceptions on the first two pass attempts Cowboys quarterback Emmanuel Lewis. Both led to touchdowns for a 16-0 lead 5:15 in the game. […]

Seconds matter in team roping

Julie Bryant In team roping, seconds can mean thousands of dollars to be won, or lost, and that was the case for more than 200 team ropers who made their way on Saturday to the Curry County Event Center to compete in the United States Team Roping Championships Southwest Regionals. Among them was a pair […]

Zias add pair for softball

CNJ staff PORTALES — Outfielder-third baseman Katie Whitten of Riverside, Calif., and pitcher Alberta Medina of Las Cruces have signed letters of intent to play softball next season at Eastern New Mexico University. Whitten, a transfer from Midland (Texas) College, helped the Lady Chaps to a 42-17 record last year and a runnerup finish in […]

Hyenas may get new enclosure at zoo

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Getti, a 3-year-old hyena at Hillcrest Park Zoo, had to be separated from Sere his intended mate because when the pair began fighting, keepers feared they might hurt or kill each other. Sharna Johnson Stephanie Nutter is on a mission to bring a pair of hyenas back to earth. In-between […]

Zias split pair at Texas Woman’s

CNJ staff DENTON, Texas — Melissa Alderette and Kate Medrano each had three hits and right fielder Tessa Fioritti hit her first home run of the season Friday, lifting Eastern New Mexico University past Texas Woman’s 11-8 in the opener of a Lone Star Conference South Division softball doubleheader. The Pioneers came back for a […]

Hounds drop pair at Incarnate Word

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Eastern New Mexico’s bats came alive a little too late Friday in a Lone Star Conference doubleheader loss at Incarnate Word. Trailing 13-3 after five innings in the second game, ENMU scored eight runs over the next three innings — and left the potential tying runs in the […]

Zias drop pair in West Texas A&M triangular

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Washburn scored three runs in each of the final two innings Saturday to deal Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team an 8-7 loss on the second day of the West Texas A&M triangular. The Zias (3-15) also lost to sixth WT 15-2 as the Lady Buffs first baseman Kim LeComte […]

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 drop pair in late innings at St. Mary’s Classic

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — After opening its season with a pair of losses in the St. Mary’s Classic on Saturday, Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team dropped to 0-4 on Sunday as Texas A&M-Kingsville and St. Mary’s put together two-run rallies in their final at-bats. ENMU erased a 4-0, first-inning deficit against Kingsville, tying […]

Ex-members question committee roles

Sharna Johnson Just a month after they were created, a pair of county committees have been downsized, with members resigning while questioning their roles. Six committee members walked out of a Thursday meeting, and another sent a letter of resignation Friday. An eighth, Wayland Thomas, a retired journalist on the citizen’s jail committee, said Saturday […]

Hail damage claims through roof

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Juan Flores, left, and Manuel Morales of R.G. Construction apply shingles to a new home Monday on Springwood Drive. As 2010 gets ready to bid its farewell, hail damage from a pair of June storms is hanging around some houses like the Griswolds’ cousin Eddie. The storm caused millions of […]

Host families, ballpark schedules on baseball meeting agenda

Kevin Wilson The Pecos League has found a pair of home ballparks in Clovis. They’re hoping their players can find some homes as well. Host families, ballpark schedules and numerous other issues will be discussed 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Parks and Recreation Department building at 500 Sycamore. The Pioneers will play the 2011 season […]

Curry County youths make sales at state fair

Freedom New Mexico A pair of Curry County natives sold grand champion animals at the New Mexico State Fair’s Junior Livestock Sale, held Friday. A grand champion lamb, shown by Garrett Foote was purchased by the New Mexico Junior Livestock Foundation for $3,000, while a grand champion goat shown by Madison Belcher was purchased by […]

Pair returns to Baptist Children’s Home as house parents

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Tara Naranjo trains Sundae at the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home. She and her husband, Mark, work at the home, where both were members of the horse drill team as youth and where Mark grew up from age 12. Argen Duncan In a corral at the New Mexico Baptist Children’s […]

Freshman pair claims college title

A new horse. The notion that freshmen don’t win national championships. Just details to Chance Kiehne and Michael Trujillo. They had a calf to rope. The pair finished their goal Saturday night, taking second in the short round and earning enough points to claim first place in team roping at the College National Finals Rodeo […]

Tres Amigas will pair with Viridity Energy

The Associated Press CLOVIS — The company that hopes to connect United States power grids at a site in eastern New Mexico has announced an operations agreement to build and run the site. The Tres Amigas company is pairing with Viridity Energy, Inc., on the project. The proposed Tres Amigas SuperStation in Clovis, announced last […]

Zias drop pair of one-run games

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Zias pitcher Kimberly Crouse fouls off a pitch in the 11th inning of Saturday’s opener. Crouse had 16 strikeouts in the 5-4 setback to Texas Woman’s. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team dropped a Lone Star Conference South Division doubleheader to Texas […]