Texas Tech practice report: Day 5

By Britton Drown: Texas Tech Athletics Communications Just two days after strapping on shoulder pads for the first time in fall camp, Texas Tech switched to full pads on Wednesday morning for their first full-contact practice. The practice marked the first time the Red Raiders unveiled their new, full Under Armour uniform combinations. The offense […]

ENMU backups look to give defensive help

Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — With several holes to fill on defense from last season, Eastern New Mexico University’s football team is hoping help may come from within. Defensive tackle Stephen Smith and strong safety Jason Serda, both from Albuquerque, may be able to plug a couple of those holes. Both players saw some duty […]

Press release: Carrier LSC South defensive player of week

RICHARDSON, TEXAS — Junior forward Max Carrier (Canyon Lake, Calif./Irvine Valley CC) from the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team has been selected as the Lone Star Conference South Division Defensive Player of the Week for his outstanding performance last week. The Greyhounds and Carrier picked up a crucial win over 16th-ranked University of […]

Press release: Jefferson selected as the LSC South defensive player of week

Jefferson (Sr., F, Fort Worth, Texas/ North Crowley HS/Tyler JC) from the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team has been selected as the Lone Star Conference South Division’s Men’s Defensive Player of the Week, for his outstanding performances against Angelo State and Abilene Christian, last week. Jefferson is the second Greyhound to receive weekly […]

Press release: Herrin LSC South Defensive Player of the Week

RICHARDSON, TEXAS —Precious Herrin (Shreveport, La./Southwood HS/Jacksonville College) from the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team has been selected as the Lone Star Conference South Division Defensive Player of the Week for her outstanding play during the Zias’ road trip to Texas Woman’s and Texas A&M-Commerce.Herrin’s selection marks the first time this season a […]

Hounds land 11 on all-LSCNorth first team

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico had 11 first-team selections and two individual award winners recognized Wednesday when the annual Lone Star Conference North Division football awards were announced by LSC officials. ENMU had the most first-teamers with five offensive and six defensive selections including Co-Offensive Back of the Year Wes Wood and Defensive Back […]

Getting to know …

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Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University senior defensive end Matthew Kalisch. • Hometown: Killeen, Texas • High school: Harker Heights • Favorite NFL team: Dallas Cowboys • Favorite NFL player: Brian Urlacher • What do you hope to be doing in five years? Serving my country as an army officer. • Biggest off-field accomplishment […]

Cadets, airmen take part in Operation Air Force

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez U.S. Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps cadet Kaithlyn Radius, helps repair a roof at the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home in Portales on July 19 as part of Operation Air Force. By 2nd Lt. Raymond Gobberg: 27th SOW Public Affairs Nineteen Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps […]

Earl’s on the defensive

Have you visited Earl’s cartoon world? Today he has some explaining to do to the game warden. Earl’s world

Hounds hope to prove preseason poll wrong

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer he Eastern New Mexico University football team is hoping to prove the pundits wrong. Picked for last place in the seven-team Lone Star Conference South Division, players began checking in on Saturday for Monday’s first practice session. ENMU opens the season Aug. 25 against NAIA member Bacone College at […]

South wins defensive battle in 3A contest

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent LAS VEGAS, N.M. — It was an offensive standstill or a defensive slugfest, depending on the point of view, but for the South, the result was just fine. The South earned a 7-6 victory in the New Mexico High School Coaches Association Class 3A all-star game, claiming its fifth triumph […]

Hounds hope recruits can bolster defense

CNJ staff PORTALES — Shawn Scanlan is hoping his Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team can get back to its defensive roots next season. Scanlan said the Greyhounds won back-to-back Lone Star Conference South Division titles in 2003 and 2004 primarily because of defense. That element has been lacking since then, he said, and […]

Hounds add local flavor in recruiting

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer In their second wave of recruting, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo has added local flavor. The third-year Greyhounds coach said around 52 freshmen are expected to report for practice Aug. 5. All told, about 130 players will be on hand for the start of drills. Among […]

A-AA all-stars named

CNJ staff Eight players from Texico and Fort Sumner were selected to play in the New Mexico High School Coaches Association North/South Senior All-Star football game this summer. Fort Sumner’s Tell Montoya, Shawn Perkins and Vincent Sena were selected as defensive lineman on the Class 1A North team along with Josh Pachecoat at linebacker and […]

Hounds expect big recruiting class

CNJ staff PORTALES — If everything falls into place next week on national signing day, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo says he’ll be one happy man. The third-year coach said Tuesday the Greyhounds have 16 verbal commitments from high school prospects for next season, and he’s hoping to add more in the […]

Lady Cats rip Gadsden

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Clovis High’s Brittany Johnson gets defensive pressure from Gadsden’s Alma Gallegos during Thursday’s first-round game in the Plateau Holiday Classic at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer There wasn’t much doubt Thursday night about whether or not Clovis High would advance to the semifinals of the Plateau […]

Rams rout NMMI, clinch district

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Portales senior Zach Vigil brings down ENMMI Junior Mandela Thomas while junior Alejandro Chavez, left, tries to set up a block in the first half of Friday night game at Greyhound Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — The Portales Rams did what they had to do to […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Cats looking for third consecutive trip to 5A finals

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Senior Brian Mead (28) scored 21 touchdowns last season in helping the Clovis High football team reach the Class 5A state championship game last season. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Two years ago, the Clovis High football team started its season on an ominous note with a 35-0 loss […]

Cats preparing for scrimmage with Cruces

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Junior Diondre Hunter warms up with the rest of the Clovis High varsity football team on Friday. The Wildcats are preparing for a preseason scrimmage on Friday against Las Cruces High at Tularosa. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High’s football coaches weren’t too sure they liked what they […]

ENMU linebackers expect solid year

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Junior Tony Johnson, left and senior Jeremy Mullins listen to assistant coach Todd Wallis Thursday on the first day of Eastern New Mexico University football practice. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Jeremy Mullins and Tony Johnson were part of an Eastern New Mexico University defense which struggled […]