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 […]

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 […]

Zias stun sixth-ranked Lady Buffs

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Zias midfielder andrea Elizonodo heads a West Texas A&M pass in front of the ENMU goal in the first half of Saturday’s contest. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — So far this season, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team hadn’t given an indication of beating a […]