Prehistoric peek

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Eastern New Mexico University anthropology graduate students Harlan McCaffery, left, and Stacey Bennett work together to gather yucca leaves at the Blackwater Draw site. Bennett will be teaching open house attendees how to make sandals out of leaves. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico The world-renowned Blackwater Draw between Clovis […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Teachers at Mickey D’s, UW’s new digs and Tiger’s first big win

Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday morning briefing. Video of the Day Joking around: A blind dinosaur Fries with that? Today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., 30 teachers and staff from Yucca Middle School will work McDonald’s at 14th and Mitchell for a percentage of the profits. The fundraiser will benefit the school. Warning: […]

Zias lose to Texas Woman’s in five

CNJ staff DENTON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team got close to breaking its losing streak on Saturday, but the Zias faded after forcing a fifth game. Junior middle blocker Kandis Schroeder compiled 24 kills and freshman outside hitter Alyson Harlan added 16 kills, 13 digs and nine aces as Texas Woman’s outlasted […]

Zias fall twice on first day of tourney

Freedom Newspapers SEARCY, Ark. — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team had chances on Friday against quality opponents, but came up short both times in a tournament hosted by Harding University. The Zias (2-9) saw their losing streak reach seven with setbacks to Henderson State (Ark.) 30-21, 35-33, 33-31 and to Missouri Southern 30-19, […]

Zias drop pair of matches

CNJ staff DURANGO, Colo. — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team finished off a winless weekend in a tournament hosted by Fort Lewis, losing on Saturday to Colorado State-Pueblo in a 24-30, 32-30, 30-28, 30-28 squeaker before falling 30-15, 30-17, 30-16 to Ashland (Ohio), the eighth-ranked team in NCAA Division II. Taren Frazier led […]

Zias’ Macknicki named to All-LSC South second team in volleyball

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University junior outside hitter Jessie Macknicki has been named to the All-Lone Star Conference South Division second-team in volleyball, released on Wednesday by the league office. Macknicki, a junior from Palmer, Alaska, who transferred to ENMU this year from Southwestern Oregon Community College, was the Zias’ only […]

Lady Chaps defeat Zias in four games

CNJ staff LUBBOCK — Mike Maguire’s 20-year tenure as Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball coach went out quietly on Tuesday night. The Zias finished the season on a 15-match losing streak, falling to Lubbock Christian 30-14, 30-20, 29-31, 30-19. The Lady Chaps (18-19) jumped in front early in each of the three games they won […]

Rambelles outlast ENMU

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Cristina Doris compiled 20 kills and 17 digs and Angelo State rallied from a 2-1 deficit in games to edge Eastern New Mexico University 30-28, 25-30, 28-30, 30-24, 17-15 in a Lone Star Conference South Division matchup on Thursday night. Adrienne Taylor added 15 kills, 12 digs and three […]

Lady Chaps topple Zias

CNJ staff PORTALES — Lubbock Christian spoiled Mike Maguire’s final home match as Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball coach Tuesday night, posting a 30-24, 30-25, 30-21 non-conference victory over the Zias at Greyhound Arena. Maguire has announced that he will end his 20-year run as Zias coach at the conclusion of this season while remaining […]

Antelopes blast ENMU in WT event

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Tonya Booth and Dana Edington had nine kills each and Grand Canyon made short work of Eastern New Mexico University on Friday, rouoting the Zias 30-17, 30-15, 30-13 on the opening day of a tournament being hosted by West Texas A&M. While the Antelopes (10-10) compiled 39 kills with only […]

Kingsville hangs on to edge Zias

CNJ staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s rally fell short and the Zias dropped a 30-10, 30-19, 22-30, 26-30, 15-9 decision to Texas A&M-Kingsville Thursday night in Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball. It was the second consecutive time the Zias (6-14, 1-3 South) mounted a rally from a 2-0 deficit to force […]

Eastern’s slide continues

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Southeastern Oklahoma kept the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team reeling on Saturday, sending the Zias to a 30-15, 25-30, 30-27, 30-23 setback in West Texas A&M’s Lady Buff Classic. After getting dominated in the first game, the Zias got five kills each from junior outside hitters Jessie Macknicki and […]

Permian Basin tops Zias in five again

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — If nothing else, Texas-Permian Basin proved Thursday’s 3-2 volleyball win over Eastern New Mexico University was no fluke. The Lady Falcons (4-7) beat ENMU in five games again on Friday in the Lady Buff Invitational, hosted by West Texas A&M. This time, they had to come from a 2-1 deficit, […]

ENMU splits pair of volleyball matches

CNJ staff LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Juniors Jessie macknicki and Randi Egley combined for 29 kills on Friday, helkping the Eastern New Mexico Univesity volleyball team defeated Chadron State 30-27, 26-30, 30-23, 31-29 in the Colorado Christian tournament. The Zias, opening their season in the tournament, were beaten in four games later on Friday by Upper […]

Zias fall in LSC semis

Freedom Newspapers LAWTON, Okla. — Abilene Christian rallied from a one-game deficit for a 26-30, 33-31, 30-23, 30-17 win over Eastern New Mexico University on Friday in the semifinals of the Lone Star Conference volleyball tournament. ACU (27-7), the LSC South Division regular-season champion, advanced to Saturday night’s finals against North champion and host Cameron […]

College volleyball: ACU outlasts Zias

Freedom Newspapers ABILENE, Texas — Michelle Bernhardt led a strong hitting attack by Abilene Christian and the Wildcats outlasted Eastern New Mexico University 30-27, 25-30, 30-18, 27-30, 15-6 Saturday in a Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball match. Bernhardt led five players in double figures in kills for ACU (16-5, 2-0 South) with 25, while […]

Zias upend Abilene Christian

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Emilie Rodman searches for a way around the lock of Abilene Christian’s Sophia Kindred during Saturday’s match at Greyhound Arena. Photo by Kevin Wilson By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Already assured a spot in the Lone Star Conference tournament, the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team picked up a shot of confidence Saturday in its […]

Lady Buffs roll to three-game win over ENMU

CNJ STAFF CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M extended a couple of long winning streaks and gave coach Tony Graystone his school record 160th career victory Tuesday night as the Lady Buffaloes defeated Eastern New Mexico University 30-20, 30-25, 31-29 in Lone Star Conference South Division action. The win kept the Lady Buffs (24-6, 7-1 […]

Zias reach .500 mark in volleyball

CNJ STAFF STEPHENVILLE, Texas — It’s been a long climb to the .500 mark for the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team. The Zias finally made it Saturday — and also put themselves in an improved position in the Lone Star Conference South Division race — with a 30-26, 37-35, 30-26 victory over Tarleton State. […]

ENMU spikers sweep past Wayland

CNJ STAFF PLAINVIEW, Texas — Junior Anna Bellum compiled 17 kills, seven digs and three aces Tuesday night to lead Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team past Wayland Baptist 30-21, 30-27, 31-29. The Zias (9-12) had a balanced attack on offense that included 11 kills from Emilie Rodman and 10 from Grace George. Portales sophomore […]