TexAnns hold off Zias’ comeback

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CNJ correspondent: Joshua Lucero ENMU senior guard Kiara Tate goes for a lay-up over Tarleton State’s Shanae Lowrance during Wednesday night’s Lone Star Conference women’s game at Greyhound Arena. Tate tied a school record with 40 points, but the Zias lost to the TexAnns 78-70. CNJ staff PORTALES — Tarleton State went 8-for-8 from the […]

TexAnns beat Zias in four

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FNM correspondent: Joshua Lucero Tarleton State’s Nikki McNorton sends one of her team-high 14 kills off the block attempt of ENMU’s Bree Lucero during Thursday night’s Lone Star Conference volleyball match at Greyhound Arena. CNJ staff PORTALES — Nikki McNorton had 14 kills and nine total blocks (three solos) Thursday night as Tarleton State pulled […]

TexAnns take two from Zias

CNJ staff Arianna Rodriguez went 3-for-4 with a double and a home run and Tarleton State beat Eastern New Mexico University 6-1 in the nightcap to complete sweep of Friday’s Lone Star Conference South softball doubleheader at Zia Field. Tarleton State beat ENMU 5-1 in the opener. Samantha Swanda and Katie Smith combined to limit […]

Division-leading TexAnns cruise past Zias

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Tarleton State’s women scored the game’s first 17 points Saturday and never looked back in routing Eastern New Mexico University 97-58 in Lone Star Conference South Division action. The TexAnns (19-2, 9-0 South) extended their winning streak to nine games and now have the best 21-game start in the program’s […]

Zias fall to TexAnns in four

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Irelis Ilarraza had 16 kills and three block solos Saturday and Tarleton State fended off a solid challenge from Eastern New Mexico to beat the Zias 19-25, 25-22, 25-19, 25-23 in Lone Star Conference volleyball play. The TexAnns (21-8, 7-5) coming off a five-set loss to LSC-leading West Texas A&M […]

TexAnns complete series sweep of ENMU

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Tarleton State erased a three-run deficit with five runs in the fifth, capped by Julie Norris’ three-run homer, and the TexAnns held on for a 5-4 win Saturday over Eastern New Mexico University and a sweep of their three-game Lone Star Conference South Divisin softball series. It was the sixth […]

No. 24 TexAnns overpower Zias

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Eastern forward Celeste Belizario goes for a jump shot over Tarleton State center JoAnne Jones during the first half. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Brittnie Haley and JoAnne Jones dominated near the basket to lead Tarleton State to a 64-50 win over Eastern New Mexico University Zias on Wednesday. […]

TexAnns finish sweep of Zias

CNJ staff PORTALES — A series dominated by Tarleton State’s offense ended with an exclamation point on Saturday. TexAnns designated player Brittnee Rice clubbed her second and third homers of the game in a 12-run seventh inning and Tarleton State held on against a five-run Eastern New Mexico University comeback for a 15-10 win, completing […]

TexAnns rough up Zias

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks ENMU’s Laura Thompson is tagged out by Tarleton State catcher April Gonzalez as she tries to score on an infield grounder during the first game of Friday’s Lone Star Conference South Division doubleheader at Zia Softball Field. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s softball […]

TexAnns keep Zias reeling in South play

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Tarleton State punched over the game’s only runs in the bottom of the fifth and the TexAnns kept Eastern New Mexico University struggling in Lone Star Conference South Division play Friday with a 2-0 victory. Brooke Saulters (4-6) pitched a four-hit shutout for Tarleton (10-14, 2-2 South), which handed the […]

Tarleton State subdues Zias

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Sophomore center JoAnne Jones scored a career-high 19 points Thursday night, leading four Tarleton State players in double figures as the TexAnns pulled away late for a 79-64 Lone Star Conference South Division women’s victory over Eastern New Mexico University. Juniors D’Anna Dingler (15 points, 10 rebounds) and Krystal Cole […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

TexAnns edge Zias on buzzer-beater

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — For a brief moment, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team had its first Lone Star Conference South Division victory in sight. Then, just like that, Tarleton State took it away. ENMU senior Heather Brown’s basket gave the Zias a one-point lead with just over six seconds left Saturday […]

TexAnns post win over Zias

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Zias volleyball coach Mike Maguire remained in his seat, staring at the court, nearly 10 minutes after his Eastern New Mexico University squad’s Lone Star Conference South Division match against Tarleton State on Saturday afternoon at Greyhound Arena. Maguire seemed to be lost in his thoughts, and at […]

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 […]

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 […]

TexAnns rout sluggish Zias

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Eastern New Mexico University’s Rosalyn Elliott dives over Tarleton State’s Kimberly Smith during a battle for a loose ball during the first half of Wednesday’s game in Portales. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Guard Katie Crawford led a balanced attack with 14 points and Tarleton State overcame […]

Zias make short work of TexAnns

Freedom Newspapers STEPHENVILLE, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team cruised to a 30-21, 30-27, 30-26 Lone Star Conference South Division victory over Tarleton State Thursday night. The Zias (22-7, 6-3 South), who close the regular season on Saturday with a division match at Texas A&M-Kingsville, had already clinched one of the division’s […]