Fifth-ranked Tarleton State rallies over ENMU

CNJ staff TARLETON, Texas — Despite being shorthanded by a combination of injuries and suspensions, Eastern New Mexico University looked early on like it might pull off one of the biggest upsets of the Lone Star Conference season. But Tarleton State, ranked fifth in the nation, responded with a 41-20 second half and held off […]

Hounds face fourth consecutive ranked foe

Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University’s football team has run into a buzzsaw this month, to say the least, and it ends today with a 2 p.m. Lone Star Conference kickoff against eighth-ranked Midwestern State at Greyhound Stadium. ENMU (2-7, 1-4 LSC) has faced Abilene Christian, Northwest Missouri State and West Texas A&M in its […]

ENMU faces huge challenge in NW Missouri State

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Abilene Christian, ranked 10th in NCAA Division II, was a huge challenge for the Eastern New Mexico University football team last week. West Texas A&M next week and Midwestern State after that, both ranked, fall into the same category. Today’s clash against Northwest Missouri State, though, figures to be […]

ENMU cross country teams ranked in region

Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team has moved up one notch to second place this week in the NCAA Division II South Central Region poll, while the women’s team made its first appearance in the rankings at No. 10. The Greyhounds, orignally eighth in the university division of Saturday’s […]

Hounds ranked in D-II cross country

CNJ staff PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team has earned its first ranking in the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association poll, coming in at No. 14. The Greyhounds, ranked a program-best third this week in the South Central Region, is the only Lone Star Conference […]

Top-ranked Storm beats Clovis 49-14

Cole Gautsche threw four touchdowns passes as top-ranked Cleveland beat Clovis 49-14 Friday at Leon Williams Stadium. Clovis (2-2) scored on Jonathan Johnson’s 6-yard run three minutes into the game and Kamal Cass’ 61-yard run in the final two minutes of the fourth. In between, the Storm (4-0) scored seven una TDs, including Romell Jordan’s […]

ENMU basketball capsules — Jan. 19

Men ENMU (7-7, 2-0 Lone Star Conference South) at Midwestern State (13-3, 1-1) When: 7 p.m. (MST) today at Wichita Falls, Texas Last time out: ENMU won at then 19th-ranked West Texas A&M 73-70 on Saturday, its first road win over the Buffaloes since 2004. The Mustangs, who had been ranked 23rd but dropped out […]

Hounds upset Buffaloes

Freedom New Mexico Stefan Mirabal scored five of his career-high 20 points in a pivotal second-half run, and Eastern New Mexico University upset 19th-ranked West Texas A&M 73-70 to grab the early advantage in Lone Star Conference South Division play. The Greyhounds (7-7, 2-0), who picked up their first win in Canyon since they won […]

Hounds entertain No. 4-ranked Abilene Christian

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Tony Valenzuela looks to make a block for ENMU kick returner Arvin Jackson during the Greyhounds’ game against Central Oklahoma two weeks ago. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Mark Ribaudo has no illusions about playing Abilene Christian. The Eastern New Mexico University football coach acknowledges the Greyhounds will have […]

Hounds tie Incarnate Word in match of ranked teams

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Eastern midfielder Danillo Santos beats an Incarnate Word to the ball during the first half. Dave Wagner In a match where it looked like one goal might win it, Eastern New Mexico University’s men rallied twice in the late going. Freshman forward Andy Wilkinson headed in a crossing pass by […]

ENMU men’s soccer ranked 17th in NCAA Division II poll

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo ENMU senior forward Emerson Rodrigues heads the ball away in a battle with West Texas A&M Nicki Nielsen during a match on Sept. 17 at the ENMU pitch. The Greyhounds made their first appearance in the NCAA Division II national poll this week with a No. 17 ranking. CNJ staff […]

Commission votes to steer grant application towards median

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson County commissioners voted Tuesday to apply for a grant to beautify medians between Cannon Air Force Base and Clovis. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County Commissioners ranked a median project from Clovis to Cannon Air Force Base as a top priority for grant money during a Tuesday meeting […]

Air Force football team ranked second nationally in academic performance

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — The U.S. Air Force Academy football team here has the second-highest multi-year Academic Progress Rate of any team in the Football Bowl Subdivision, according the a report issued June 9 by NCAA officials. The APR provides a real-time look at a team’s academic success each semester by tracking the […]

Zias push nationally-ranked WT in three-game series

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks ENMU’s Kassandra Sanchez takes a pitch during Monday’s action against West Texas A&M University at Zia Field. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — It may not be much consolation, but Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team has shown at times that it can be competitive. Mired in last […]

Second-ranked Angelo State sweeps Zias

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU left fielder Josette Aguirre shorthops a ball attempting a shoestring catch during the first game of Friday’s Lone Star Conference South Division softball doubleheader against Angelo State at Zia Field. CNJ staff PORTALES — Angelo State’s Kacie Easley, Kaycee Taylor and Alix Dean hit consecutive home runs in the […]

Curry, Roosevelt among healthiest counties in state

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Roosevelt and Curry counties are ranked among the 10 healthiest in the state. The University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released the results of their nationwide study of counties’ health Wednesday. The study included factors such as individual behavior, quality of and access […]

Hounds, Zias face difficult tests in return to action

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Freedom New Mexico: Kevin Wilson Zias freshman guard Sorrel Huntington, who has started the last three games for Eastern New Mexico, scored a season-high 10 points in the Zias’ 69-68 win Dec. 21 against Texas Woman’s. By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Saturday will easily be one of the most challenging days in the history […]

School board selects architect to design new middle school

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education selected an Albuquerque architectural firm Tuesday to design a new $30 million middle school. The request, presented by Deputy Superintendent of Operations Joel Shirley, ranked 13 architects responding to a bid. Fanning Bard Tatum Architects, based in Albuquerque, was ranked number one. […]

Fifth-ranked Lady Buffs sweep Zias

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — On paper, it was the Lone Star Conference’s biggest mismatch. Fifth-ranked West Texas A&M made sure there was no major upset in Thursday’s Lone Star Conference and regular-season finale against Eastern New Mexico, beating the Zias 25-13, 25-14, 25-18. With the win, WT (31-3, 13-0 LSC) extended its winning streak […]

Hounds take on 17th-ranked Midwestern State

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer With two games left in the season, Eastern New Mexico’s offense is either the most prolific in the program’s history, with 4,556 yards gained through Division II’s top passing offense, or close, with 18 points needed to break the school season record of 339. “The obvious thing is they […]