Hounds drop season finale

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JOSHUA LUCERO: PNT correspondent ENMU Senior, Darian Dale gains a few yards for the Greyhounds as Texas A&M’s Angelo Looney comes in fast for the tackle during the 2nd quarter of the Greyhounds last game of the season against Texas A&M Kingsvilles Javelinas Saturday afternoon at Greyhound stadium. Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — It was […]

No. 8 Mustangs subdue Hounds 57-34

Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — As it has done before this season, Eastern New Mexico University’s potent offense was able to match scores with a talented foe early. Facing their fourth consecutive ranked opponent, the Greyhounds did some good things Saturday against eighth-ranked Midwestern State, especially when they had the ball, but the Mustangs simply […]

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 […]

Hounds’ rally falls short

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Joshua Lucero: FNM correspondent Tarleton State’s Clifton Rhodes jumps to catch a pass as ENMU cornerback Keith Davis moves in to tackle him during the first quarter of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference football game at Greyhound Stadium. Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Tarleton State football coach Cary Fowler sounded like his team had just lost. […]

Greyhounds suffer overtime loss to N.M. Highlands in opener

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks The Greyhound offensive line makes a big hole for junior quarterback Wesley Wood to run though on a sneak in the first quarter against New Mexico Highlands University. BLACKWATER DRAW – On a night of high winds, higher penalty counts and a big lead matched by an equally large comeback, […]

Van of Enchantment stopping at Blackwater Draw

CNJ staff The New Mexico Van of Enchantment mobile museum will be at the Eastern New Mexico University Blackwater Draw archaeological site July 30-31, according to a news release. The van is free with admission to the site. The van will be at the site from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. The Van […]

Texas discovery sparks debate on Clovis culture

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Alisa Boswell: Freedom New Mexico Many artifacts of the Clovis culture have been excavated from the Blackwater Draw site and are now kept on site and in the Miles Anthropological Museum at Eastern New Mexico University. The Clovis culture has been identified as the oldest North American culture, but artifacts which outdate the culture may […]

Day trip: Blackwater Draw Museum

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Courtesy photo Blackwater Draw Museum is located on Highway 70 between Clovis and Portales. Blackwater Draw Museum • Location: 42987 Highway 70, about 7 miles northeast of Portales and 8 miles south of Clovis • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Exhibits featuring pre-historic artifacts, a “touch and feel” table; picnic and camping […]

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 […]

Hounds rebuild secondary

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson ENMU running back Corey Thomas gets past defenders Curtis Jackson, left, and Sau Fauhala during the team’s scrimmage on Saturday morning at Greyhound Stadium. Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — With talented cornerbacks Rodney Mitchell and Tavius Bigelow and safety Tillman Stevens gone to graduation, Eastern New Mexico University will have […]

Hounds in need of first road win

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CNJ staff photo: Rick White ENMU senior linebacker Nathan Uland returns a fumble during the first-quarter of Saturday’s game against Southeastern Oklahoma. The Hounds forced three turnovers in a 55-20 win. Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — With any success on the road, the Eastern New Mexico University football team would be playing for an outright […]

Hounds beat Southeastern, stay alive in North

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Freedom New Mexico: Rick White Bracy McCoy (92) and Malcom Butters (64) pressure Southeastern Oklahoma quarterback Logan Turner. McCoy was credited with one of ENMU’s seven sacks in the game when Turner was flagged for intentional grounding. Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico’s “NASCAR” offense was rolling in the first half Saturday. The […]

Southeastern Oklahoma used to tight contests

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU running back Tony Valenzuela, shown being tackled by Abilene Christian cornerback James Williams, rushed for 105 yards on 20 carries last week against the Wildcats. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer If nothing else, the Southeastern Oklahoma football team is battle-tested. The Savage Storm, playing its sixth consecutive Lone […]

Winning season still possible for Hounds

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — It was soon apparent in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference crossover game against fourth-ranked Abilene Christian that the Eastern New Mexico University football team was in a bit over its head. The Wildcats, with designs on a possible national championship, elected to take a brisk west wind […]

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 […]

ENMU’s ball control puts Bronchos away

Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Saturday’s 49-31 Lone Star Conference North Division win over Central Oklahoma at Greyhound Stadium provided Eastern New Mexico University’s defense with something it hasn’t had often had this season — rest on the sidelines. The Greyhounds (3-3, 2-1 North), averaging around 23 minutes a game in time of possession, controlled […]

Hounds defeat Central Oklahoma

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico ENMU wide receiver Chase Kyser is brought to the ground by two Central Oklahoma defenders, including Randy Stanley (15), after a short pass reception during Saturday’s Lone Star Conference North football game at Greyhound Stadium. Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University’s football team played close to a […]

Blackwater Draw sacred ground for me

Clyde Davis This is to mention all of the people, by name, who gathered at Juanito’s on Thursday night to celebrate Don David’s birthday. Just kidding. Those are people who are perpetually concerned that their names will turn up in this column. The fact that Don David is now 35 is not the subject of […]

Hounds unable to overcome mistakes

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Eastern New Mexico University receiver Jessie Poku gets his hands on Midwestern State kick returner Trey Wolfe during the first quarter of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference crossover game at Greyhound Stadium. Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Coach Mark Ribaudo knows the Eastern New Mexico University offense will make mistakes. After […]

Freshmen may help Hounds

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Freshman Greg Scott of San Antonio is trying to break into a crowded field of wide receivers at ENMU By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University freshman wide receiver Greg Scott was used to running a no-huddle offense in high school at San Antonio Stevens. After about […]