Abilene Christian shuts out Hounds

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Abilene Christian University’s Tony Harp (20) intercepts a pass intended for Eastern New Mexico University’s J.T Thompson (17) at the end of the second quarter at Greyhound Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — The Eastern New Mexico University football team could get precious little going Saturday […]

Hounds open South play against Wildcats

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ENMU linebacker Royal Bell closes in on Central Oklahoma quarterback Ryan O’Hara as he unloads a pass during last week’s game at Greyhound Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer It’s been a while since Abilene Christian has found itself in national NCAA Division II rankings, and second-year coach Chris […]

Division-leading Wildcats top ENMU

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ENMU’S Jessie Macknicki goes to the deck trying to scoop up a dig during the Zias’ Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball match against Abilene Christian on Thursday at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — For most of the first game, the Eastern New Mexico University […]

Rain, rain, don’t delay, we need you here today

Helena Rodriguez Local Columnist Being a weather forecaster is the most boring job this time of year. Today’s forecast: Hot and dry. Tomorrow, hot and dry, and this weekend, hot and dry with a snowball’s chance of rain. Yeah we’ve had a few sprinkles here and there, even a little thunder to tease us, but […]

Hounds split with Wildcats

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ENMU pitcher Evan Courteau makes a pickoff throw to first during Saturday’s game against Abilene Christian. (PNT photo: Karl Terry) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Derrick Kennedy delivered a two-out, two-run double and Justin Gee followed with a two-run single in the bottom of the seventh, lifting the Eastern New Mexico University baseball […]

Zias happy with split against division-leading Wildcats

Freedom Newspapers ABILENE, Texas — Armando Quiroz wanted to be greedy, but in the end he was more than satisfied. His Eastern New Mexico University softball team earned a second consecutive split with Lone Star Conference South Division-leading Abilene Christian on Saturday, losing 5-1 and winning 6-2. The results keep the Zias (27-13, 8-4 South) […]

Zias rally for split with Abilene Christian

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University scored three times in the top of the seventh, capped by Tina Whitt’s sacrifice fly, and beat Abilene Christian 7-6 to earn a split of a Lone Star Conference South softball doubleheader. The division-leading Wildcats (28-8, 10-2 South) rode a three-run fourth to win the opener […]

Streaking Zias face crucial LSC contest

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team has won seven in a row and 15 of its last 17. That hot streak is about to be put to the test. The Lone Star Conference’s top hitting teams collide when the Zias (26-12, 6-2 South) visit first-place Abilene Christian (27-8, 9-1) for four […]

Wood, Gladys

Gladys Alverna Wood, 101, of Portales, died Sunday, March 5, 2006, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born Aug. 14, 1904, on a farm near Abilene, Kan., to Samuel Aaron and Laura Ellen Kopenhaver Romberger. She graduated from Abilene High School in 1924. She enjoyed playing the piano, singing and participating in […]

Rice, Mary “Gussie”

Mary Augusta “Gussie” Rice, 98, died Friday, March 3, 2006, at Sears Nursing Home, Abilene, Texas. She was born Sept. 29, 1907, in Marcelina, Texas, to Leonard and Ella Smith Houck. After graduating from high school in County Line, Texas, she married Lawrence Rice. She lived in Texas until 1950 when her family moved to […]

Zias fall to Abilene Christian

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ENMU freshman Lindsey Wood tries a layup during Saturday’s 85-76 loss against Abilene Christian at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — Senior night didn’t go exactly as Tiana Bryant would have liked. Then again, her entire season has been less than storybook. Bryant, Eastern New Mexico […]

Estorga, Benita

Benita Estorga, 90, of Portales, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born April 1, 1915, in Karnes County, Texas, to Tomasa and Francisco Lopez. She grew up near Beeville, Texas. In 1950, she moved to Brownfield, Texas, where she worked as an aide at the hospital. In 1958, […]

Leal, Christopher

Christopher Leal, 36, of Abilene, Texas, died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, Texas. He was born Jan. 21, 1969, in Friona to Benita (Lopez) and Joe Leal. He attended Portales public schools since the third grade and graduated from Portales High School in 1986. He moved to Abilene in 1999 […]

Hounds start slow, fall at Abilene Christian

CNJ STAFF ABILENE, Texas — Cameron Holson’s 3-pointer after just 16 seconds kicked off a game-opening 17-5 run that included five 3-pointers, and Abilene Christian held off Eastern New Mexico University 82-73 on Saturday in Lone Star Conference South Division men’s basketball. Senior guard Demarquez Rembert scored 33 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and senior […]

Zias drop division game on road

CNJ STAFF ABILENE, Texas — Sophomore guard Alex Guiton led five Abilene Christian players in double figures with 20 points on Saturday as the Wildcats posted an 83-63 Lone Star Conference South Division women’s victory over Eastern New Mexico University. Senior guard Kierstan Barbee added 14 points and team highs of 16 rebounds and six […]

ENMU tries to sustain win streak

By Dave Wagner: CNJ staff writer For the first time this season, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team has put together back-to-back strong outings. Now, coach Shawn Scanlan is anxious to see if the Greyhounds can continue playing well on the road. ENMU (6-9), coming off convincing home wins last weekend over East […]

Dunlap, Jackie

Jackie Dunlap, 72, of Fort Phantom Lake, Texas, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005, at his residence. He was born May 12, 1933, in Dunlap to Robert Cecil Dunlap and Hyla Vee Arnold Dunlap. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955 in the Korean War. He was a repairman for Mountain Bell Telephone […]

Heat gets best of Hounds

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Running in abnormal heat, Eastern New Mexico University didn’t qualify anyone for the NCAA Division II national cross country meet in Saturday’s South Central Regional, hosted by Abilene Christian. Kenyan freshman Felix Boit, ENMU’s top hope of qualifying, was in 12th place with about 100 meters left in the 10-kilometer […]

Abilene Christian sweeps ENMU

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Senior Lindsey Martin went over the 5,000 mark for her career in assists Thursday night, and Abilene Christian posted a 30-26, 30-20, 30-17 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball. ACU (15-3, 4-0 South) maintained its hold on the division lead while extending its […]

Hounds win seesaw game from Abilene Christian

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Sophomore quarterback Michael Benton rushed for 106 yards and two touchdowns and threw for another score Saturday to help lift Eastern New Mexico University past Abilene Christian 33-30 in the Lone Star Conference South Division opener for both teams. ENMU (3-2) erased deficits of 16-7 and 22-14, then held on […]