Curry County Cats look to finish perfect preseason

CNJ staff The Curry County Cats will face a tough test Saturday night as they try to finish a perfect preseason. The semi-pro Cats are heading to Midland, Texas, to face the West Texas Drillers in a 7 p.m. (CST) exhibition contest at Grande Communications Stadium. The Cats won their first two games comfortably, 50-0 […]

Preseason LSC polls released

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s football team has been picked for seventh place in the Lone Star Conference’s preseason poll in what is now a nine-team league for the sport. Despite the relatively low projection, the Greyhounds received one first-place vote in balloting by LSC football coaches and sports information directors, […]

Hounds 10th in LSC preseason baseball poll

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University has been tabbed for 10th place in the 13-team Lone Star Conference baseball race in a poll of LSC coaches and sports information directors and various media. Meantime, the ENMU softball squad was chosen for eighth place in the eight-team LSC South Division. Two-time defending champion […]

Hounds seventh, Zias eighth in LSC preseason poll

Freedom New Mexico RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s men were picked for seventh place and the women for eighth this season in the Lone Star Conference South preseason basketball polls, released by the conference office. Midwestern State, the defending South champion and coming off a 31-3 season, is favored to win its fourth […]

First NFL cutdown today

Tuesday is the first of two cut-down days this week for NFL teams. Clovis native Hank Baskett, who rejoined the Eagles after spending a season with the Indianapolis Colts, is competing with five receivers for the final two receiver spots on the Philadelphia roster. He has one catch for 5 yards in two preseason games. […]

Press release: Hounds’ Mitchell garners third preseason honor

PORTALES, N.M.— Senior cornerback Rodney Mitchell (Sarasota, Fla./Palmetto HS/NMMI) from the Eastern New Mexico University football team has been selected Preseason Second Team D2Football.com All-American. The honor marked the third preseason All-American selection for Mitchell, after being named by The Sporting News and Lindy’s Sports. Mitchell was one of two Lone Star Conference defensive backs […]

Preseason prep coaches polls

New Mexico High School Coaches AssociationFootballPreseasonClass 5A1. La Cueva2. Mayfield3. Las Cruces4. Clovis5. Manzano6. Eldorado7. Rio Rancho8. Sandia9. Rio Rancho Cleveland10. Cibola Class 4A1. Belen2. Goddard3. Aztec4. Artesia5. St. Pius X6. Farmington7. Valencia8. Moriarty9. (tie) Del Norte9. (tie) Kirtland Central Class 3A1. Lovington2. Raton3. St. Michael’s4. Socorro5. Silver City6. Portales7. Hatch Valley8. Albuquerque9. Hot Springs10. […]

ENMUs Mitchell preseason All-American choice

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University cornerback Rodney Mitchell has been selected an NCAA Division II preseason All-American by The Sporting News and Lindy’s Sports. Mitchell, from Sarasota, Fla., will be a senior at ENMU this fall. He was one of two Lone Star Conference players chosen for Sporting News and Lindy’s Sports […]

ENMU’s Johnson preseason All-America

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University senior outfielder Jereme Johnson has been selected a preseason All-America by Collegiate Baseball. Last year, the Roswell High graduate earned the school’s first All-America selection in baseball, garnering honorable mention status on the Daktronics All-America squad. while earning first-team All-Lone Star Conference honors. He set ENMU single-season […]

LSC polls released

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — If Eastern New Mexico University’s football and volleyball teams have strong seasons in 2009, it will come as a surprise to most of those voting in the Lone Star Conference’s preseason polls. ENMU, which hasn’t won a division game since 2006, was picked for seventh in the seven-team LSC South […]

LSC releases baseball, softball polls

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University has been picked 10th in the 12-team Lone Star Conference in baseball and fifth in the seven-team LSC South Division in softball in preseason polls released by the conference office. The polls were voted on by coaches, sports information directors and various media representatives. The LSC […]

ENMU spikers tabbed for 13th

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team was chosen for last place this season in the Lone Star Conference’s new 13-team, one-conference format. Voters in the preseason poll included LSC head coaches and sports information directors, plus members of the media. West Texas A&M, which went 10-0 in the South Division […]

Zias earn No. 5 spot in South preseason softball poll

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team has been chosen for fifth place out of seven teams in the Lone Star Conference South Division’s preseason poll, released Tuesday by the conference office. Defending champion Abilene Christian earned 14 of 18 first-place votes and racked up 122 points to 105 for […]

Hounds picked fifth in LSC South baseball

RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University was pegged for fifth place this season in the six-team Lone Star Conference South Division baseball poll, released on Tuesday by the conference office. Abilene Christian, ranked 17th in Collegiate Baseball NCAA Division II preseason poll, received nine of 14 first-place votes and 79 points to edge out […]

Hounds fifth, Zias seventh in LSC preseason basketball polls

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer First-year Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Linden Weese doesn’t know where the Zias will finish in the Lone Star Conference South Division — but he’s pretty sure in won’t be at the bottom. The Zias were picked to finish seventh in the eight-team division in the league’s […]

Hounds have something to prove

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File photoQuarterback Michael Benton set Eastern New Mexico University season records for rushing yards and touchdowns last year. By Dave Wagner: CNJ Sports Writer o Hounds QB says being picked last in preseason poll will serve as motivation. If junior quarterback Michael Benton has anything to say about it, the Eastern New Mexico University football […]

Cats preparing for scrimmage with Cruces

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Junior Diondre Hunter warms up with the rest of the Clovis High varsity football team on Friday. The Wildcats are preparing for a preseason scrimmage on Friday against Las Cruces High at Tularosa. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High’s football coaches weren’t too sure they liked what they […]

ENMU baseball picked fifth, softball sixth in LSC poll

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University was picked for fifth place in baseball and seventh place in softball in Lone Star Conference South Division preseason polls released by the conference office. The baseball team, which finished 26-27 under 15th-year coach Phil Clabaugh in 2004, finished ahead of only West Texas A&M in […]

Greyhounds need offense in homestand

By Dave Wagner: CNJ staff writer Shawn Scanlan and the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team are desperately searching for their offense. Somewhere last week between Portales and Weatherford, Okla., it was apparently misplaced. The Greyhounds managed only 85 points in Lone Star Conference road crossover losses to Southwestern Oklahoma and Cameron, including a […]

Hounds top pick in LSC preseason hoop poll

Freedom Newspapers RICHARDSON, Texas — Two-time defending champion Eastern New Mexico University has earned the top spot in the Lone Star Conference South Division men’s preseason basketball poll, released last week by the conference office. The Greyhounds received 10 of 18 first-place votes in balloting by coaches, sports information directors and media representatives. Texas A&M-Kingsville […]