Hounds face tough challenge in Texans

By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Technically, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team has one Lone Star Conference crossover game remaining before beginning its South Division schedule next week. But as far as coach Shawn Scanlan is concerned, the Greyhounds essentially start defense of their division crown tonight when they entertain defending North co-champion […]

Hounds look to rebound

By Dave Wagner The Eastern New Mexico University basketball teams were on their way to a perfect weekend in Oklahoma, but Southwestern Oklahoma’s Cer Edwards spoiled the party. Edwards drained a 3-pointer with four seconds left on Saturday, giving SWOSU a 51-49 win over the Greyhounds in a Lone Star Conference men’s crossover game. The […]

Clovis soccer players getting kicks indoors

By Eric Butler They practice in junior high gymnasiums and a barn north of Clovis. As strange as it may sound, it makes perfect sense for eight Clovis soccer teams that just wrapped up the fall season of indoor soccer in Amarillo. The season began in the first weekend of November for teams ranging in […]

Hounds, Zias hit road

CNJ staff CNJ STAFF Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball teams return to the road this weekend against challenging opponents. The men travel to Las Cruces for a 7:05 p.m. tipoff on Saturday against Division I New Mexico State. The women face host and Lone Star Conference South Division rival West Texas A&M at 5 p.m. […]

Texas Woman’s eliminates Zias in LSC tourney

Dave Wagner CANYON, Texas — In a relatively even match, service problems were costly to the Eastern New Mexico University Zias Thursday night. ENMU had 13 service errors — many at critical times — and just three aces in dropping a 30-25, 30-26, 25-30, 30-26 decision to Texas Woman’s in a Lone Star Conference tournament […]

Javs QB impresses Elliott

ENMU notebook SINCE BUD ELLIOTT WAS unable to achieve the 200th win of his 36-year college coaching career against longtime conference power Texas A&M-Kingsville, getting it this week against rival West Texas A&M would be almost as satisfying. Elliott said Eastern New Mexico played pretty well in Saturday’s 44-26 Lone Star Conference South Division loss […]

Hundreds of cats, thousands of cats…

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A cat trapped Saturday morning by Clovis Animal Control Officer Martin Martinez waits to be transferred to a cage at the Clovis Animal Shelter. CNJ photo: Eric Kluth By Ben Kessler Like the man going to St. Ives in the nursery rhyme — whose cats each had “seven kits” — Clovis may soon be overrun […]

Zias in position to clinch postseason berth

CNJ STAFF PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team begins a regular-season-ending, three-match homestand with a key 7 p.m. Lone Star Conference South Division clash on Friday against Angelo State at Greyhound Arena. ENMU (13-14, 5-3 South) can clinch an LSC tournament berth by beating the Rambelles (10-18, 3-3), who earlier this season […]

Hounds face tough task at Kingsville

Dave Wagner Weekly news & notes about Eastern New Mexico THE EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY football team has lost its two toughest tests of the season — 24-14 decisions on the road against Abilene Christian and Midwestern State. To stay in contention for an NCAA Division II playoff berth, the Greyhounds must win at fifth-ranked […]

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. […]

Hounds faces Midwestern in battle of playoff-caliber teams

Dave Wagner Will this be the year the Eastern New Mexico University football team breaks through to earn an NCAA Division II playoff berth? The Greyhounds are about to get a good indication of where they stand. Saturday’s 6 p.m. (MDT) matchup against Midwestern State in Wichita Falls, Texas, will go a long way toward […]

LSC takes hit in first full week

Dave Wagner It was a tough first full week for Lone Star Conference football teams. The LSC went just 2-9 against outside competition, including Eastern New Mexico University’s come-from-behind 18-17 win at Adams State. The only other winner was Central Oklahoma, which roared to a 21-0 lead on its first three possessions and routed Mesa […]

Zias battling injury bug

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Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson/Sophomore Adrienne Sena returns a serve during Wednesday’s Zia volleyball practice at Greyhound Arena. By Dave Wagner PORTALES — A young Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball squad got even younger with injuries to their only two returning starters. Senior outside hitters Margie Goble, who spent her first three seasons as ENMU’s setter, […]

State workers plan rally for Friday

By Gary Mitchell PORTALES — A small group of pro-union state workers brought their cause to the area Wednesday evening at the Portales Public Library, urging fellow workers to join and add clout to its collective bargaining process. A bill signed into law by Gov. Bill Richardson in March will put aside the current system […]

Bodybuilding detective

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Clovis Police Detective David Yoakum poses with his trophies and 28 cartons representing 504 eggs he ate while training for the Mid-USA/New Mexico State Bodybuilding Championships July 12 in Albuquerque. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner Clovis Police Detective David Yoakum has always enjoyed weightlifting and working out to stay in shape. But he […]

Clovis softball team one big family

By Rick White Softball has become a family affair for Lookouts coach Arthur Gallegos. Twelve of the 14 players on the 14 & under softball team are related to Gallegos. Some are cousins, some are nieces and two are his daughters. Together, they give new meaning to relative success. Gallegos wouldn’t have it any other […]

AAU tournament kicks off

By Dave Wagner Basketballs will fill the air this weekend as 42 teams converge on Clovis for the New Mexico state AAU girls basketball tournament. Play begins early this afternoon with games in six age divisions — 17-and-under, 14U, 13U, 12U, 11U and 10U — scheduled for Clovis High’s Rock Staubus Gym, as well as […]

Former CHS standouts playing at WT

By Dave Wagner All it took was a phone call to extend the college career of former Clovis High golf standout Jimmy Jameson. During his two years at New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs, Jameson rarely played in tournaments at one of the nation’s stronger junior college programs. But he knew he didn’t want to […]

Eastern drubbed in tennis

Freedom Newspapers TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Northeastern State, ranked 14th in NCAA Division II, beat Eastern New Mexico University 5-0 Friday in semifinal round play of the Central Regional tennis tournament. The Lady Reds (21-3) were slated to meet Drury on Saturday for the right to advance to national competition next week at Altamonte Springs, Fla. […]

Reuther, Angela

 Angela Christine Reuther Services: Have been held. Angela Christine Reuther, 23, a resident of Fort Sumner, died Wednesday, April 30, 2003, in an automobile accident on Highway 104 in San Miguel County. She was born Sept. 14, 1979 in Tacoma, Wash. She attended schools in Anchorage, Alaska; Flagstaff and Camp Verde, Ariz., where she participated […]