Baseball league seeking host homes for players


CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Andrew Dunn, commissioner of the Pecos League, answers questions during a Wednesday meeting at the Clovis Parks and Recreation Department. The Clovis Pioneers will start play in May as part of the Pecos League. Kevin Wilson A few dozen Pioneers are going to need a home. That was the message […]

Remembering the Pioneers

David Stevens It’s too early to tell if Clovis will be selected as the Pecos League’s seventh team next summer, but it certainly has the resume for professional baseball, hosting the Clovis Pioneers in the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s. Clovis mostly played in the West Texas-New Mexico League, enjoying brief Major League affiliations with the […]

Pioneers edge Hounds in 15 innings

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Wayland Baptist’s Pedro Gomez hit a two-out, run-scoring single to left in the bottom of the 15th inning Tuesday night, lifting the Pioneers to a 16-15 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in a marathon game lasting 5 1/2 hours. The Pioneers (36-11) overcame 7-0 and 14-7 deficits, tying the […]

Hounds, Pioneers split pair


Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks ENMU’s Jeremy Johnson retreats safety to first base as Wayland Baptist first baseman Josh Lucas gets ready to apply a tag on a pickoff play during the first game of Friday’s doubleheader at Greyhound Field. CNJ staff PORTALES — After seeing the opener slip away late, Eastern New Mexico University’s […]

Pioneers turn back Zias

CNJ staff PORTALES — Sharon Schaffner had 10 kills and two block assists and Katelyn Osborne added six kills and three total blocks Saturday as Texas Woman’s kept Eastern New Mexico University winless in Lone Star Conference volleyball with a 25-20, 25-18, 25-17 victory at Greyhound Arena. The Pioneers (15-8, 4-2 LSC) led most of […]

Zias notch win over Dustdevils, lose to Pioneers

CNJ staff DENTON, Texas — Sophomore Veronica Valdez had 18 kills and nine digs Saturday as the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team rallied from a one-game deficit to beat Texas A&M-International 17-25, 25-16, 25-18, 25-23. The Zias then faced Lone Star Conference rival and host Texas Woman’s in a non-conference match and absorbed a […]

Zias notch win over Pioneers


CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks ENMU second baseman Rebecca Quinones covers first base on a sacrifice bunt by Texas Woman’s Hayley Siebman during Friday’s Lone Star Conference South Division game at Zia Softball Field. The Zias won 9-1. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University pitcher Kristen Cruickshank was a […]

Texas Woman’s posts win over Zias

CNJ staff DENTON, Texas — Texas Woman’s held Eastern New Mexico University to one field goal over the first 16 1/2 minutes of the second half Thursday and the Pioneers pulled away to a 65-48 Lone Star Conference South Division women’s victory. Freshman point guard Tiandrea Dixon scored 15 points and dished out six assists […]