Zias drop hoops opener

CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Zia guard Tori Northcutt takes a jumper as New Mexico Highlands defender Ashley Logan tries to close her out defensively in the second half of Monday’s game at Greyhound Arena. Northcutt had 14 points, but the Cowgirls defeated the Zias 89-85. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — With […]

Hounds drop opener at CSU-Pubelo

Freedom New Mexico CNJ STAFF PUEBLO, Colo. — Colorado State-Pueblo took advantage of four interceptions — including one by free safety Sutton Richmond in the final moments — and the Thunderwolves held on for a season-opening 28-23 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday night. The start of the game was delayed about an […]

Zias drop final two matches at Omaha

CNJ staff OMAHA, Neb. — Facing top 10 competition in both matches, the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team managed to win one game Saturday in wrapping up play in a two-day event hosted by Nebraska-Omaha. The Zias (0-4), who dropped a pair of matches on Friday, lost to third-ranked Emporia State 25-11, 25-14, 25-13 […]

Zias drop pair

CNJ staff OMAHA, Neb. — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team dropped season-opening matches to Dallas Baptist 25-18, 25-21, 25-19 and to North Albabama 19–25, 25-18, 25-14, 25-15 in a tournament hosted to Nebraska-Omaha. The Zias complete play in the event today with matches against Emporia State at 9:45 a.m. and Truman State at […]

GM plans to drop 1,100 dealerships

Staff and wire reports General Motors on Friday told about 1,100 of its dealers — one in five — they would be dropped by late next year, adding to the economic pain radiating from the beleaguered Detroit automakers to cities and towns across the country. Clovis GM dealership owner Bryce Bender said he did not […]

Zias drop two at WT

Freedom New Mexico CANYON, Texas — First baseman Kaitlyn Witte hit a three-run, go-ahead homer, helping spoil a record-setting Friday night for Kristen Cruickshank in West Texas A&M’s 6-3 win over Eastern New Mexico University in the second game of Friday’s doubleheader. Kim Lecomte hit a two-run homer to invoke an eight-run mercy rule in […]

Hounds drop pair to Aggies

CNJ staff PORTALES — Cameron pitcher Brad Bichel didn’t need much run support Friday, but got more than enough. When the Aggies pitching struggled in the second game, they turned to the long ball to pull away. Bichel pitched a seven-inning six-hitter in the opener as Cameron (13-4, 7-3 LSC) rolled to a 9-1 Lone […]

Greyhounds drop eighth straight

CNJ Staff CANYON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds scored 21 points in the first 10 minutes of the second half, which was six more points than they scored in the entire first half. The result was a 69-47 Lone Star Conference South loss Wednesday at rival West Texas A&M, the Hounds’ eighth […]

Greyhounds drop nailbiter in crossover game

CNJ staff DURANT, Okla. — A slow start warmed up a little in the second half Saturday for Eastern New Mexico University’s men, but not enough to get them over the top. Southeastern Oklahoma ended a 26-game losing streak dating back almost a year, edging the Greyhounds 44-42 in a Lone Star Conference crossover game. […]

Gas price drop brings relief

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The drop in fuel prices over the last month haven’t just been good for consumers, it’s good for gas companies too. When fuel prices are high, gas companies have to pay more just like regular consumers. April Rutter, office manager for C&S Fuel in Portales, said it’s a relief […]

Lowered gas prices keep mischief at bay

Freedom New Mexico If there is anything resembling a silver lining in the current financial crisis, it is that the worldwide price of oil has fallen to around $70 a barrel, about half what it was some three months ago. Gasoline prices, which always lag behind oil prices, have begun to drop as well. This […]

Residents wary of price drop

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Master Sgt. Ed Hugo said his friends used to laugh at him for driving a four-cylinder car, but when the gas prices went up and he was getting 37 miles per gallon, it was his turn to laugh. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Master Sgt. Ed Hugo said his […]

Politicians aren’t miracle makers

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Any time I run across some piece of writing that contains the assertions that the world, especially the United States, has been in the grips of market fundamentalism or the doctrine of laissez-faire capitalism, I tend to drop everything and pen a firm response. It’s a lie, nothing […]

Zias drop South opener

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team entered Lone Star Conference South Division play on a bit of a roll Thursday night, but the Zias couldn’t keep it going. Abilene Christian had its hands full with ENMU most of the way, but the Wildcats rallied from an 18-13 deficit late in […]

Hounds drop soccer opener to Hilltoppers

CNJ staff PORTALES — St. Edward’s got a goal each from four players Friday and spoiled the season opener for the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team, beating the Greyhounds 4-0 at the ENMU pitch. Patrick Miller and Dustin Cherry scored in the first half for the Hilltoppers (2-0), while Robert Georglefski and Jorge […]

Greyhounds drop opener at Southern Nazarene

CNJ Staff BETHANY, Okla. — Junior running back Brandon Smith capped a 92-yard drive with a go-ahead 1-yard touchdown plunge in the final minute of the half, giving Southern Nazarene the lead for good Saturday night in a storm-delayed 16-9 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in the season opener for both teams. The game […]

N.M. guard, reserve to demonstrate skills

CNJ Staff New Mexico National Guard soldiers and airmen, along with local Navy and Marine reservists, will conduct a demonstration Saturday for more than 60 current and potential state employers. The event is scheduled from 9-11 a.m. at the Melrose Bombing Range. The event will include a demonstration of F-16 close air support, a parachute […]

Zias drop pair of tilts at Kingsville

CNJ staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — Texas A&M-Kingsville got run-scoring singles from Cassie Anderson and Meisha Patterson in the bottom of the third, and pitchers Jessika Cantu and Morgan Seals made the lead stand up in a 2-1 Lone Star Conference South Division softball victory Friday over Eastern New Mexico University. The Javelinas (9-10, 2-0 South) […]

Zias drop two games in tourney

CNJ staff AMARILLO — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team got solid pitching but its offense was held in check Friday as the Zias dropped two games in pool play of West Texas A&M’s Lady Buff Classic. Nebraska-Kearney, playing its season opener, got a fifth-inning home run from third baseman Cassie Keck and shutout […]

Jan. 6 Shopping with Tonya

Playskool Busy Ball Popper Description: Brightly colored toy that features air-powered drop and take play. Cost: $19.99 Where to purchase: Any store that carries Playskool brand toys or www.hasbro.com. Who would enjoy this gift: Boys or girls ages 9 months to 4 years.