Texans prove too big for Greyhounds

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU freshman defensive back Charles Allen, right, forces Tarleton State receiver Shamarr Prentice out of bounds during the first half of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division game at Greyhound Stadium. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — Going into Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division clash against […]

Hounds get another challenge

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson ENMU quarterback Michael Benton talks with running back Tim Hammett on the sidelines during the team’s Oct. 6 homecoming game at Greyhound Stadium against Angelo State. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — The challenge for the Eastern New Mexico University football team was already significant. This week, facing […]

Hounds, Zias picked down near cellar in South polls

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Tarleton State’s men and West Texas A&M’s women are projected to win Lone Star Conference South Division basketball titles in polls released last week by the conference office. Eastern New Mexico University was tabbed sixth in the seven-team men’s South race and seventh in the eight-team women’s poll. Tarleton State, […]

TexAnns deal Zias setback in South play

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Missy Castro had 12 kills and Emily Richardson added 11 as Tarleton State opened Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball play Thursday night with a 30-21, 30-25, 30-21 win over Eastern New Mexico University. The TexAnns (6-7, 1-0 South) pulled away late in the second game while dominating the Zias […]

Texans’ pitching stops Hounds

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Phil Clabaugh acknowledged there were good things about Sunday’s Lone Star Conference South Division baseball doubleheader, like solid starting pitching from Evan Courteau and Justin Sergeant. Still, his Eastern New Mexico University baseball team didn’t get what it needed — wins — if the Greyhounds hope to […]

Hounds erase 5-0 deficit to complete sweep of Texans

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University baseball team kept its postseason hopes alive, rallying in both games for a 16-12, 8-5 Lone Star Conference South Division sweep of Tarleton State on Saturday at Greyhound Field. ENMU (19-24, 4-4 South) overcame a 5-0 deficit to win the second game, scoring […]

Zias earn LSC split with Tarleton State

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University junior Valerie Villela went 4-for-8 from the plate and scored two runs as the Zias split a Saturday Lone Star Conference South doubleheader with Tarleton State at Zia Softball Field. The Zias (13-16, 2-6 LSC South) won the first game 3-1. Tarleton State, as the TexAnns […]

Hounds rally past Tarleton

CNJ staff PORTALES — Junior guard Justin Redman-Trotter’s 3-pointer with nine seconds left — his only field goal of the night — forced overtime and Eastern New Mexico University’s men never trailed in the extra session in upending Tarleton State 77-74 on Saturday at Greyhound Arena in a Lone Star Conference South Division clash. The […]

Zias defeat Tarleton State in finale

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Eastern New Mexico University senior guard Missy Kirkland drives to the basket against Tarleton State’s D’Anna Dingler in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division women’s game at Greyhound Arena. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Roni Gomez knows she’s never going to be a big scorer, but she realizes […]

Tarleton rallies past Hounds

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Shawn Scanlan and the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team will try to keep their lead in the Lone Star Conference South Division when they host West Texas A&M at 7 p.m. Monday in Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Senior forward John Davis scored 32 points and […]

Hounds endure long day at Tarleton

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Things didn’t start out well for Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday, and they only got worse. The Greyhounds fumbled the ball away on their first play from scrimmage against Tarleton State — one of three fumbles they lost in the game. On their second possession, junior quarterback Michael Benton […]

Texans picking up steam

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Don’t look now, but someone is quietly sneaking up the Lone Star Conference South Division football ladder. After earning the favorite’s nod in the South’s preseason poll and a No. 25 national ranking, Tarleton State promptly went out and dropped its first three games. The Texans, though, have followed […]

Tarleton State defeats Zias

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Tarleton State got 12 kills from sophomore outside hitter Missy Davis-Castro and 10 from senior middle blocker Julie Hamilton on Thursday night in handing Eastern New Mexico University a 30-25, 26-30, 30-16, 30-14 Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball loss. The match was the South opener for the Zias (4-12 […]

LSC preseason polls: League does recount on football

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — The Lone Star Conference has taken a recount. After releasing its annual football poll in mid-July showing defending West Texas A&M as the South Division favorite with 88 points, a recheck showed the Buffaloes with 78 points and thus coming in third behind Tarleton State (86) and Texas A&M-Kingsville (80). […]

Hounds offense explodes, but Texans force split

Freedom Newspapers STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Since winning 16 of its first 20 games, it’s been either feast or famine for the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team. After scoring just six runs in a Lone Star Conference South Division doubleheader loss to Tarleton State on Friday, the Greyhounds erupted for 22 hits in a 22-5 […]

Zias notch shutout of TexAnns to gain doubleheader split

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Sophomore left fielder Christina Helland hit a two-run homer in the first inning — her third home run of the series — and senior right-hander Rosemary Moreno pitched a five-hitter to lead Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team to a 3-0 win over Tarleton State on Saturday and a split […]

Zias rally for split against Tarleton State in South opener

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Senior shortstopl Jessica Nocas belted a three-run homer and senior pitcher Rosemary Moreno scattered 10 Tarleton State hits Friday to lift Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team past the TexAnns 7-4 for a split of their Lone Star Conference South Division-opening doubleheader. Tarleton pounded out 16 hits, including four by […]

Tarleton loss puts Hounds in must-win situation

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University is down to its last chance to qualify for the Lone Star Conference tournament. Riding a dominant inside game, Tarleton State beat Eastern 81-64 Thursday in a Lone Star Conference South men’s, putting the Greyhounds in a must win situation in Saturday’s season finale at Midwestern […]

TexAnns beat Zias, stay on track for title

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Junior Katie Crawford led a balanced attack with a game-high 22 points as Tarleton State set up a showdown for the Lone Star Conference South title by beating Eastern New Mexico University 90-62 Thursday on Senior Night. If Tarleton State beats South leader West Texas A&M on Saturday in Canyon […]

Hounds need win to make LSC tourney

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer With a little help from rival West Texas A&M Wednesday night, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team could have clinched a berth in next week’s Lone Star Conference tournament. It didn’t happen. Midwestern State stayed on ENMU’s heels by edging the Buffaloes 82-79 at Wichita Falls, meaning […]