Zias rally to sweep Cowgirls

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By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonine.com The Zia softball team had timely hitting Wednesday, using a pair of comebacks to sweep New Mexico Highlands at Zia Field. Eastern New Mexico University (8-3) scored three in the ninth to edge the visiting Cowgirls 9-8, then used a three-run sixth to hold off NMHU 5-4. The Zias […]

Southwest strikes early, beats Greyhounds

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Greyhound second baseman Matthew Burks fields a chopper for the second out of the sixth inning of the Greyhounds’ Wednesday night game against the University of the Southwest. The visiting Mustangs defeated ENMU 8-1.

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team came home looking to get well in Wednesday’s mid-week non-conference outing against university of the Southwest. Instead, it was the Hobbs-based Mustangs who left town feeling better about themselves. Leadoff man Trey Alcachupas had four hits and senior right-hander C.J. Romero […]

Commerce holds off Greyhounds

Staff report Eastern New Mexico guard John Gilliam tried his best to give his team their first Lone Star Conference win scoring 27 points, but it wasn’t enough as Texas A&M Commerce had four players score in double figures to take an 86-80 win Wednesday night at Greyhound Arena. Eastern was down early, but took […]

Clovis basketball capsules

BOYS Clovis at Carlsbad When: 7 p.m. today in a District 4-6A game Records: Clovis 5-20 (1-4 district), Carlsbad 18-5 (4-1) Last meeting: Feb. 3, the Cavemen pulled out a 51-50 victory over the Wildcats at The Rock. Last time out: Clovis lost at home to Alamogordo 76-60 while the Cavemen edged Hobbs 66-63 at […]

Fishing report — Feb. 19

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northwest Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was slow for […]

Zias outlast Lions

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ENMU junior guard Sarah Stinnett takes the ball to the basket in Tuesday’s Lone Star Conference women’s basketball game at Greyhound Arena. Stinnett finished with 17 points, including the game-winning free throws with 1.2 seconds left in the Zias’ 81-79 victory.

Staff report PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s women had already qualified for the eight-team Lone Star Conference postseason tournament, coming up in early March in Allen, Texas. The Zias took a step toward improving their position on Tuesday night, pulling out an 81-79 win over Texas A&M-Commerce at Greyhound Arena on junior guard Sarah […]

Tuesday area prep roundup — Feb. 17

SUMMARIES Boys District 4-3A Texico 69, Dexter 24 Texico (14-9, 4-1) — Justin Rucker 15, Rodrick Dean 6, Tanner Dickerman 4, Brandon Karger 20, Juan Estrada 4, Braden Fraze 11, Mason Golden 6, Nathan Phipps 3. Totals 25 16-24 69. Dexter (4-21, 0-4) — Brandon Silvas 4, Carlos Bejarano 6, David Morales 4, Adelberto Caro […]

UTPB set to join LSC in 2016

Staff report RICHARDSON, Texas — The Lone Star Conference will grow to 10 fulltime members after league officials announced last week that Texas-Permian Basin has accepted an invitation to join the league in the fall of 2016. “We are extremely pleased to have a program with great athletic and academic traditions in UTPB joining the […]

ENMU men’s basketball capsule — Feb. 18

Texas A&M-Commerce at ENMU • When: 7:30 p.m. today in a Lone Star Conference game at Greyhound Arena • Records: ENMU 7-17 (0-11 LSC), Texas A&M-Commerce 18-6 (6-4) • Last meeting: The Lions pulled away in the second half for a 91-67 win over the Greyhounds on Jan. 21 at Commerce, Texas. • Last time […]

State prep basketball rankings — Feb. 16

Maxpreps.com BOYS Class 6A 1. Hobbs 23-2; 2. Rio Rancho Cleveland 22-2; 3. Albuquerque High 18-4; 4. Rio Rancho 19-6; 5. Carlsbad 18-5; 6. Valley 15-8; 7. Volcano Vista 15-8; 8. Cibola 12-10; 9. West Mesa 14-8; 10. Sandia 14-9. 22. Clovis 5-20. Class 5A 1. Centennial 19-4; 2. Gallup 23-1; 3. Roswell High 20-3; […]

Cats, Lady Cats set for tennis opener

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Senior Breanna Smith teamed with fellow senior Shaylee Warner as one of two Clovis High girls teams to reach then-Class 5A state tennis doubles competition last spring. Clovis squads open the 2015 season this weekend in the Carlsbad Invitational.

Staff report Brenna Silveira is looking to put a stamp on the Clovis High tennis program in her first year  as coach. Silveira, replacing Siobahn Liles at the helm, has followed the program for a few years. This is her first try as a coach, however. “We’re trying some new things,” she said Monday as […]

Monday area prep summary — Feb. 16

Girls Texas Class 3A playoffs Bi-district At Floydada Muleshoe 47, Childress 44 Muleshoe (14-13) — Sadie Sudduth 19, Sydnee Sudduth 4, Yvonne Diaz 3, Daniela Diaz 7, Shanice Rojas 2, Conley Niblett 12. Totals 17 11-21 47. Childress (21-6) — Lindsey Bishop 2, Janae Latimer 19, Kendra Spangler 18, Ashleigh Adams 4, Bailey Lambert 1. […]

ENMU women’s basketball capsule — Feb. 17

ENMU vs. Texas A&M-Commerce, vs. Texas Woman’s • When: 6 p.m. today vs. Texas A&M-Commerce and Thursday vs. Texas Woman’s in Lone Star Conference games at Greyhound Arena. • Records: ENMU 8-14 (4-8 LSC), Texas A&M-Commerce 13-9 (7-5), Texas Woman’s 13-11 (6-7) • Last meetings: The Zias lost on back-to-back nights (Jan. 21-22) at Commerce […]

Home run in seventh beats Zias

Staff report LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Junior Austin Wilkerson led off the top of the seventh with a go-ahead home run, and Central Washington held on for a 6-5 win over Eastern New Mexico University on Sunday in the Zias’ finale of the Desert Stinger Classic softball tournament. ENMU (5-3), which went 3-2 in the […]

Highlands takes series from Hounds

Staff report LAS VEGAS, N.M. — After a good start to the series, things got pretty rough for Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team over the weekend. The Greyhounds beat New Mexico Highlands 13-4 in Friday’s opener, and scored 30 runs over the final three games of the series. But they lost them all, including […]

Saturday area prep roundup — Feb. 14

SUMMARIES Boys Non-district Springer 87, Fort Sumner 53 Fort Sumner (4-15) — Brett Marshall 4, Brant West 10, Andreas Soliz 3, Hunter Sparks 10, Garrett Hisel 26. Totals 17 15-23 53. Springer (17-5) — Uriel Urquijio 11, Bryan Romero 3, Anthony Romero 23, Estevan Romero 25, Isaiah Garcia 16, Chris Casias 5, Zac Sanchez 4. […]

Zias freshman off to 5-0 start

Staff report LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Eastern New Mexico University freshman Aja Secheslingloff is certainly setting a torrid pace early in the season. The left-handed pitcher improved to 5-0 with a pair of wins in the Desert Stinger Classic on Saturday, including a 15-3 victory over Texas-Permian Basin. That makes her the first pitcher in […]

Hounds’ struggles continue in loss to MSU

Staff report WICHITA FALLS, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s struggles on offense continued on Saturday. The Greyhounds got off to an exceptionally slow start, falling behind 28-5 about 12 minutes into the game, rallying briefly and then struggling in a 64-42 Lone Star Conference loss to Midwestern State. Senior guard Bretson McNeal […]

Pitching struggles as Hounds drop pair

Staff report LAS VEGAS, N.M. — After getting a strong pitching performance from senior right-hander Cody Pope in Friday’s series opener, things went south for Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team on Saturday. The Greyhounds hit enough, scoring 22 runs on 28 hits in a pair of seven-inning games, but New Mexico Highlands joined the […]

Midwestern State runs roughshod over Zias

Staff report WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Coming off a tough loss to Lone Star Conference-leading West Texas A&M on Wednesday, Midwestern State’s women weren’t about to let Eastern New Mexico University sneak up on them. The Mustangs, ranked 14th in NCAA Division II, rolled to a 19-2 lead in the first six minutes on Saturday […]