Abilene Christian tops Zias

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson ENMU freshman Patricia Malouff, right, dives for a loose ball, but is beaten to it by Abilene Christian Alex Guiton in the second half of Wednesday’s Lone Star Conference South Division game at Greyhound Arena. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — Between Abilene Christian’s size and Eastern New […]

Cold Zias fall to Tarleton

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU sophomore Stephanie Bailey is surrounded by a trio of Tarleton State defenders as she goes up for a shot in Wednesday’s Lone Star Conference South Division women’s matchup at Greyhound Arena. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — It’s been a tough learning curve for the youth-dominated Eastern […]

Wildcats run away from Zias

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Senior forward Ashlee Barr and sophomore forward Jody Meyer combined for 27 points and 17 rebounds off the bench Tuesday night and Abilene Christian rolled to a 91-61 Lone Star Conference South Division victory over Eastern New Mexico University. Barr finished with 14 points and nine rebounds in 23 minutes […]

Telecommuting can produce distractions

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist This is a column about telecommuting. You know … working at home. It’s an art that involves conning your boss into thinking you can be productive in the comfort of your own living room or kitchen table. Many ethical questions arise when it comes to working at home. For example, […]

Greyhounds get unusually easy win

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Freedom New Mexico photo: Karl Terry ENMU junior guard Marquis Ruffin works the baseline against Southeastern Oklahoma freshman Will Robinson Saturday at Greyhound Arena. By Dave Wagner: CNJ staff writer It’s not supposed to be this easy, and on most nights it won’t happen that way. Still, for one afternoon, the Eastern New Mexico University […]

Zias notch conference crossover win

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Freedom New Mexico photo: Karl Terry Zias freshman Patricia Malouff drives the lane during Saturday’s Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game against Southeastern Oklahoma at Greyhound Arena. By Dave Wagner: CNJ staff writer A switch from man-to-man to a 2-3 zone worked wonders Saturday for the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team. Southeastern Oklahoma […]

Hounds edge Tigers

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU junior Jamaal McCoy goes up for a shot over East Central’s Ian Adams on Thursday at Greyhound Arena. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Senior guard Justin Redman-Trotter converted a backcourt steal into a layup with five seconds left Thursday night, capping Eastern New Mexico University’s rally […]

Hounds claim third win

Freedom New Mexico LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Junior guard Marquis Ruffin scored a season-best 19 points and Eastern New Mexico University overcame a 10-point, first-half deficit to beat New Mexico Highlands 80-65 Monday night in men’s college basketball. ENMU (3-7), which snapped a six-game losing streak, had only seven players in uniform. But all seven […]

Zias set 3-point record in loss

Freedom New Mexico EDMOND, Okla. — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team was hot on Saturday. The Zias just couldn’t keep Central Oklahoma out of the paint. ENMU erased a 14-point deficit to take a nine-point lead late in the first half, but the Bronchos responded with a 28-10 run after the intermission […]

Hounds fall in final seconds

CNJ staff EDMOND, Okla. — After battling back from an early 22-point deficit, the last eight seconds were a little too long Saturday for the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team. The Greyhounds trailed the entire way until the final 3 1/2 minutes, then held a two-point lead in the closing seconds. But Central […]

Colorado Mines notches victory over Hounds

Freedom New Mexico GOLDEN, Colo. — Junior guard Kyle Pape scored 17 points and Colorado School of Mines got 46 points from its bench Friday night to pull away to a 77-60 victory over Eastern New Mexico University’s men. Mines (2-1) shot 58 percent from the field, including 11-of-17 from 3-point range, and took the […]

Zias record first win

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Karl Terry, Freedom New Mexico Zias freshman Til-Lois Fifer (42) tries to get a shot past the defense of New Mexico Highlands’ Andrea Salas on Tuesday at Greyhound Arena. The Zias beat NMHU in the home opener. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Leading by 20 at halftime, Eastern New Mexico University’s women […]

Zias coach expects growing pains with young squad

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Megan Kabrick hits a jumper during practice Tuesday at Greyhound Arena. The Zias open their season today in Fort Lewis (Colo.) Tournament. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — With a 17-player roster that includes 12 freshmen, second-year Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball […]

Clovis band takes honors

CNJ Staff Clovis High’s marching band won the Tumbleweed Classic for the sixth time in seven years Saturday at Denver City, Texas. The Wildcats band took home the following honors: • Grand champion • Best in Class 5A • Best drum major • Best percussion • Best color guard The band’s show was titled, “Holiday […]

Financial tools key to success

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Guest columnist Managing a business’ finances can be a huge undertaking. It can be a daunting task to connect how an increase in advertisement will impact sales, and most importantly, how the increase will affect the balance sheet. There are financial tools available to help decide how to raise wages or change […]

UT-Brownsville holds off Zias’ upset bid

CNJ staff CNJ STAFF PORTALES — Things just aren’t going that well this season for the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team. The Zias never trailed in beating Texas-Brownsville in the first game Saturday, but dropped two tight games to the Scorpions after that and lost 26-30, 30-27, 30-21, 32-30 at Greyhound Arena. The setback […]

Mother still one of the true greats

By Grant McGee: Local columnist My mom is the greatest mom there ever was and I love her just a whole lot. Well, I know there are lots of folks who think their mom is the best. I’m not exactly happy about where my mom is. She’s 88 years old and spends her days in […]

Girls state capsules

CNJ staff Class 3A Portales 41, Ruidoso 34 ALBUQUERQUE — The Portales Lady Rams knew they could beat District 4-3A rival Ruidoso — heck, they’d already done it three times this season by double-figure margins. The fourth one, in a Class 3A state quarterfinal game on Tuesday at The Pit, came a little harder before […]

Clayton survives Texico’s late burst

CNJ staff TEXICO — In a see-saw matchup that went down to the final seconds, third-seeded Clayton outlasted Texico 62-59 on Saturday in the boys District 6-2A tournament championship. Tanner Beckner scored 18 points for the Yellowjackets (17-13), while John Fernandez added 17. Meantime, junior Courtland Luscombe took game honors with 29 for the Wolverines […]

Zias roar from behind to win

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — The lid was on the basket early, but Eastern New Mexico University’s women relied on defense and rebounding to carry them Thursday night. The Zias missed 18 of their first 19 shots from the field and fell behind 9-0 and 11-2, but they recovered to take an […]