ACU slips past Hounds

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Junior guard Kendall Durant scored 17 points to lead four Abilene Christian players in double figures Saturday and the Wildcats pulled away late for a 79-68 Lone Star Conference men’s victory over Eastern New Mexico University. Senior guard Reggie Nelson scored a career-high 35 points, but no one else reached […]

ACU beats Zias for 22nd time in row

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — No matter the records, there’s something about seeing those Abilene Christian uniforms that seems to do in Eastern New Mexico University’s women. With the Wildcats struggling to stay out of the Lone Star Conference cellar and ENMU fighting to make the conference’s postseason tournament, ACU erased an early 3-0 deficit […]

ENMU/ACU basketball capsules — Feb. 11

Men ENMU (13-9, 6-7 Lone Star Conference at Abilene Christian (10-13, 2-11) • When: 3 p.m. (MST) Saturday at Abilene, Texas. • Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. • Last time out: The Hounds lost on Wednesday at Angelo State 70-62. The Wildcats were beaten on Wednesday at West Texas A&M 57-49. • Last meeting: ENMU downed the […]

ACU hires Ribaudo to coach special teams

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Former Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo has been named special teams coach at Lone Star Conference rival Abilene Christian. New Wildcats coach Ken Collums made the announcement on Saturday as he begins to build a staff. Collums, ACU’s offensive co-ordinator for the previous six years, was promoted […]

Hounds notch win over ACU

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FNM correspondent: Joshua Lucero ENMU’s Devone Davis maneuvers around Abilene Christian’s Kendall Durant for a layup during Saturday’s Lone Star Conference game at Greyhound Arena. CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s men went on a 30-9 run over a 13-minute stretch spanning halftime and it was enough to propel the Greyhounds a 68-59 […]

ACU tops Zias in double OT

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FNM correspondent: Joshua Lucero ENMU senior Precious Herrin attempts to block a shot by Abilene Christian’s Paige Parliament during Saturday’s Lone Star Conference women’s matchup at Greyhound Arena. ACU edged the Zias 92-85 in double overtime. Dave Wagner PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s women gave a game effort Saturday night. They finally ran out […]

ENMU/ACU basketball capsules — Dec. 17

CNJ staff Men Abilene Christian (5-4, 0-2 Lone Star Conference) at ENMU (8-3, 1-2) When: 7:30 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena. Radio: KSEL-AM 1450 Last time out: ACU dropped a 61-58 decision at home on Tuesday to West Texas A&M. The Greyhounds beat Angelo State 71-62 on Thursday night at Clovis High School. Last year: […]

Zias fall to ACU in three

CNJ staff PORTALES — Neely Borger collected 12 kills and eight block assists Saturday night as Abilene Christian cruised to a 25-20, 25-17, 25-16 Lone Star Conference volleyball victory over Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Arena. ACU (17-12, 11-6 LSC) led most of the way, although the Zias (5-22, 1-17) made the first set […]

No. 10 ACU storms past Hounds

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Joshua Lucero: FNM correspondent ACU Wildcat Taylor Gabriel dives for the catch in the end zone but the ball is deflected by ENMU Greyhound Keith Davis during the second half of the Greyhounds game against Abilene Christian University Wildcats Saturday afternoon at Greyhound stadium Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University’s killer stretch […]

ACU sweeps twin bill, takes series from Hounds

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Left fielder J.R. Roland hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the bottom of the eighth and Abilene Christian completed a Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader sweep of Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday with an 8-4 win. The Wildcats pulled away in the seven-inning opener, breaking a 1-1 tie with […]

Hounds win series opener from ACU

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Second baseman Daniel Patching led a 12-hit attack with three hits and senior right-hander Anthony Smith earned a four-inning save Friday night as Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team defeated Abilene Christian 10-5 in the opener of a three-game Lone Star Conference series. Alex Schultz, Joe Huwer and Mitch Wolfe […]

ACU downs Zias behind 31 from freshman guard

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Freshman guard Mack Lankford scored 31 points and Abilene Christian led from start to finish Saturday en route to an 89-76 Lone Star Conference South Division women’s victory over Eastern New Mexico University. Lankford poured in 10-of-19 shots from the field, including 6-of-11 from 3-point range, as the Wildcats (7-11, […]

ACU thumps Hounds

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo ENMU running back Tony Valenzuela avoids a tackle by Abilene Christian’s Darrien Williams during the second quarter of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference crossover game at Greyhound Stadium. Valenzuela rushed for 105 yards on 20 carries. Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Not many football games are decided by the opening coin […]

LSC South previews: Finding QB key for ACU

By Nick Eatman: lonestarconference.org Entering his sixth season as head coach, Chris Thomsen has several talking points to get excited about this year. Not only did the Wildcats return to the playoffs last year with a 9-4 record, which included eight straight wins to open the year and a No. 1 ranking at one time […]

ACU rallies to beat Zias

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Shortstop Andi Anti delivered a tie-breaking, two-run double to left-center with two out, capping a three-run fifth which lifted Abilene Christian past Eastern New Mexico University 4-2 on Sunday in the finale of their three-game Lone Star Conference softball series. The Wildcats (21-28, 5-9 South) took the series two games […]

Zias gain split with ACU

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Senior right-hander Kimberly Crouse continued her strong finish to the season Saturday, pitching Eastern New Mexico University past Abilene Christian 3-2 in the opener of a Lone Star Conference softball doubleheader. The Wildcats won the nightcap 8-0, called in the bottom of the sixth on the eight-run rule. The teams […]

ACU takes three games from Hounds

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — The first “tripleheader” in Eastern New Mexico University baseball history — actually, a doubleheader plus the completion of a game suspended after three batters on Friday night — didn’t go too well for the Greyhounds. ENMU, which won Friday’s seven-inning Lone Star Conference series opener at Abilene Christian 4-3 with […]

Hounds, ACU look to play tripleheader

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University baseball team is in for a long day today at Abilene Christian — the teams will try to complete a four-game Lone Star Conference series with a tripleheader. The teams are scheduled to play 25 innings. Saturday’s game, postponed by rain, will start at 9 […]

ACU improves playoff hopes at Zias’ expense

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Fighting for one of four South Division spots in the upcoming Lone Star Conference women’s basketball tournament, Abilene Christian wasn’t about to give Eastern New Mexico University a chance Tuesday night. The Wildcats got 3-pointers from Jamie Meyer and Kat Kundmueller in an opening 12-0 salvo and led by double […]

Hounds face No. 2 ACU

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU senior wide receiver caught five passes for 73 yards in last week’s 76-56 win over Texas A&M-Commerce at Greyhound Stadium. Tonight, the Greyhounds open Lone Star Conference SouthDivision play when they travel to face No. 2-ranked Abilene Chris By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Division II’s top-ranked offense clashes […]