Pioneers whip Zias

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s women had matchup problems Thursday night. Big time. Concerned with Texas Woman’s inside game, led by 6-foot junior post Renee Renz, the Zias opted for a 2-3 zone defense. The Pioneers, shooting just under 30 percent for the season from long range, torched […]

July 17, 1947

Louise Massey, NBC singing star, was scheduled to be in Clovis as one of the features for the Western Music Jamboree. … Nearly 200 people were scheduled to attend the Chamber of Commerce dinner at the Hotel Clovis ballroom. … The Clovis Pioneers baseball team was defeated by the Pampa (Texas) Oilers, 7-4, at Bell […]

Pioneers hand ENMU seventh loss in row

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Catcher B.J. Myers launched a go-ahead, three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth on Monday and Wayland Baptist rallied past Eastern New Mexico University 11-8 in a non-conference baseball game. The Pioneers (21-25) hit four home runs and pounded out 15 hits in sweeping the two-game season series from […]

CHS grad Davis sets strikeout mark for Wayland Baptist

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Clovis High grad Darren Davis broke Wayland Baptist’s school single-season strikeout record on Thursday, fanning seven hitters in pitching the Pioneers t o a 17-3 Sooner Athletic Conference win over Southern Nazarene. Davis raised his total for the season to 100, five better than the previous mark of 95 set […]

Zias avoid sweep at Texas Woman’s

CNJ staff DENTON, Texas — Finally, after scoring only two runs on 19 hits — two doubles and 17 singles — Eastern New Mexico University’s bats broke out on Saturday. It almost wasn’t enough. The Zias, who had already dropped the first three games of their Lone Star Conference South Division series with Texas Woman’s, […]

CHS grad Davis solid for Pioneers

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Clovis High graduate Darren Davis is in his second season at Wayland Baptist University, and has been one of the Pioneers’ top pitchers this season. Davis is 3-5 with a 4.79 earned run average in 11 appearances, including 10 starts. He has six complete games and two shutouts, including a […]

Zias bail one out

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ENMU’s Missy Kirkland goes up for a shot against Texas Woman’s defenders at Greyhound Arena on Thursday night. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — For as many close games as have gone against them in Lone Star Conference South Division play, Eastern New Mexico University’s women got one […]

Zias remain winless in LSC

CNJ staff DENTON, Texas — So close, and yet so far. Eastern New Mexico University’s women continued to struggle to get over the top in Lone Star Conference South Division play Thursday night, falling in overtime to Texas Woman’s 85-79. Freshman guard Jessica Durr sent the game into overtime with a last-second basket and the […]

Zias break losing streak with win over Pioneers

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ENMU junior Randi Egley (6) collected 18 kills and 13 digs in the Zias’ four-game win over Wayland Baptist on Monday night at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Whatever Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team did Monday night, junior Randi Egley hopes the Zias can […]

Pioneers keep Zias’ bats quiet

CNJ staff For a second straight day, Texas Woman’s held Eastern New Mexico University’s bats in check, and gained a spot in the standings with a 6-2, 4-3 sweep Saturday at Zia Softball Field. The Zias came into the weekend with 50 home runs and a .364 batting average in their first 45 games of […]

Zias salvage split on senior’s 2-hitter

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ENMU senior Natasha Lindsey fires a pitch plateward during the Zias’ first game against Texas Woman’s on Friday. (Freedom Newspaper: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Texas Woman’s pitching held the potent Eastern New Mexico University offense well in check on Friday. Despite that, the Zias found a way to get a key Lone […]

Hounds edge Wayland Baptist, improve to 8-1

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Tim Crafton’s two-run single highlighted a seven-run eighth and Eastern New Mexico University rallied for a 15-14 victory over Wayland Baptist on Tuesday. Jeff Roemer (2-0), the fifth of seven ENMU pitchers, picked up the win despite giving up four runs in the seventh which put the Pioneers in front […]

Zias drop heartbreaker to Pioneers in OT

CNJ staff DENTON, Texas — Things certainly aren’t going favorably of late for the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team. Coach Dan Buzard says it’s not for lack of effort. The Zias overcame a five-point deficit with a 17-5 run to end the half and led virtually all the way in the second half. […]

Zias falter late against Pioneers

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Zias guard Missy Kirkland shoots a baseline jumper over Texas Woman’s Whitney Bracey during the second half of Saturday’s game at Greyhound Arena. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Texas Woman’s Margaret Wimbish had a quiet first half — only one shot. The 6-foot-1 junior post made plenty of […]

Zias split against Texas Woman’s

Freedom Newspapers DENTON, Texas — Junior Natasha Lindsey pitched a three-hitter and first baseman Elizabeth Whipkey drove in three runs as Eastern New Mexico University beat Texas Woman’s 4-0 Saturday to earn a split of a Lone Star Conference South softball doubleheader. The Zias lost a 1-0 heartbreaker in the opener when the Pioneers pushed […]

Sweep pushes Zia win streak to eight

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Junior Lindsay Schiely and sophomore Grace George combined for 23 kills and just two hitting errors Tuesday night, and Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team ran its winning streak to eight matches by pounding winless Wayland Baptist 30-18, 32-30, 30-15 at Greyhound Arena. Schiely had 14 kills and George added nine, […]

Texas Woman’s sweeps struggling Zias

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ENMU catcher Liz Navarro can’t handle the relay as Texas Woman’s Sarah White scores during the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader at Zia Softball Field. Photo by Kevin Wilson By Dave Wagner PORTALES — After losing extra-inning openers in back-to-back four-game division series at home against Angelo State and Texas Woman’s, both weekends took a […]

Zias face surprising Texas Woman’s

Dave Wagner A month or so ago, it looked like neither the Eastern New Mexico University nor Texas Woman’s volleyball teams were postseason contenders. Both recovered, though, making it to the Lone Star Conference tournament with strong October runs. The Zias, seeded third from the South Division, and the Pioneers, the North’s No. 2 seed, […]

ENMU survives Pioneers

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Anna Bellum tries to get a kill past Wayland Baptist’s Keitha Tyler during the first game of Tuesday’s match at Greyhound Arena. Photo by Kevin Wilson By Dave Wagner PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team won Tuesday night, but coach Mike Maguire wasn’t impressed. Seemingly on their way to an easy victory […]

Zias pick up program’s first win

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Freshman midfielder Anna Funk scored a pair of goals Saturday as Eastern New Mexico University’s first-year women’s soccer program claimed its first win by blanking Wayland Baptist 4-0. Funk scored an unassisted goal near the end of the first half to put the Zias (1-2) in front. She added another […]