ENMU at New Mexico Highlands capsule

ENMU (3-6) at New Mexico Highlands (5-2), 7 p.m. at Las Vegas, N.M. Radio: none. Last outing: The Zias overcame a 16-point deficit with less than 16 minutes left to beat Southwestern Oklahoma 73-70 on Monday and complete the sweep of a two-game Lone Star Conference crossover road trip. Notes: The Cowgirls, who upended the […]

Zias get past Highlands, end losing streak

CNJ staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Eastern New Mexico University trailed in all four games, but the Zias were able to rally Tuesday night for a 25-22, 16-25, 26-24, 25-18 victory over New Mexico Highlands in a battle of struggling volleyball programs. The Zias (6-22) had lost eight in a row and 13 of their […]

Zias sweep Highlands

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Freedom correspondent: Carrie Pendleton Kristen Cruickshank pitched a two-hitter in the opener. Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Junior Kristen Cruickshank pitched a two-hitter in the opener and went 3-for-4 at the plate in both games as the Eastern New Mexico University softball team got back on the winning track by sweeping New Mexico Highlands 9-1 […]

Zias split with Highlands

CNJ Staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Eastern New Mexico University’s bats were held silent in the opener of a doubleheader Wednesday at New Mexico Highlands, but not in the second game. Pitcher Kristen Cruickshank and left fielder

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Zias hope to string two wins together hosting Highlands

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico There’s nothing like a win to get a team feeling better about itself. Eastern New Mexico University’s women snapped a four-game slide with a 58-52 Lone Star Conference crossover win on Sunday at Ada, Okla., and now will try to build on it in a 6 p.m. contest against […]

New Mexico Highlands beats Zias

CNJ staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Ashley Murray collected 11 kills and Kristina Petty added 10 kills and four aces Tuesday night as New Mexico Highlands posted a 25-12, 25-17, 25-17 victory over Eastern New Mexico University. The Zias (4-11) were competitive in the middle game, but Highlands (5-5) dominated the first and third sets […]

Highlands blows out Hounds

CNJ Staff PORTALES — New Mexico Highlands scored two runs in the first without benefit of a hit, built a 12-0 lead by the third inning and rolled to a 13-3 win over Eastern New Mexico on Tuesday night in a non-league baseball game at Greyhound Field. Second baseman Clay Lucas drove in four runs […]

Hounds rally for win at Highlands

CNJ staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — It had been a while since the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team managed to beat New Mexico Highlands, and on Wednesday it looked like more of the same. The Cowboys jumped out to a 6-0 lead through two innings, but the Greyhounds got three RBIs each from Seth […]

Cruickshank throws no-hitter for Zias

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Sophomore Kristen Cruickshank threw what is believed to be the fourth no-hitter in Eastern New Mexico University softball history Saturday as the Zias blanked New Mexico Highlands 9-0 in the Bronze Bracket championship game of West Texas A&M’s Lady Buff Classic. ENMU (13-8) beat defending NAIA champion Oklahoma City University […]

Hounds claim third win

Freedom New Mexico LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Junior guard Marquis Ruffin scored a season-best 19 points and Eastern New Mexico University overcame a 10-point, first-half deficit to beat New Mexico Highlands 80-65 Monday night in men’s college basketball. ENMU (3-7), which snapped a six-game losing streak, had only seven players in uniform. But all seven […]

Zias rout Highlands to snap losing skid

Freedom New Mexico LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Eastern New Mexico University closed out the first half with a 27-6 surge and the Zias went on to end a five-game losing streak with an 81-58 victory over winless New Mexico Highlands Monday night in women’s college basketball. Freshman guard Samantha Matta scored 14 points and freshman […]

Zias snap losing skid at home

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Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry Zias freshman outside hitter Veronica Valdez keeps her eyes on the ball following a dig during action Wednesday at Greyhound Arena. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Jessie Macknicki led a balanced attack as Eastern New Mexico University turned back in-state rival New Mexico Highlands in five games Wednesday at […]

Dozier scores twice in Eastern win

Hannah Dozier scored twice, leading Eastern New Mexico University past New Mexico Highlands 2-1 in a women’s soccer match Friday in Portales. Both of Dozier’s goals came in the second half as ENMU (1-2) picked up its first win of the season. Adrianna Calderon scored in the final minute for Highlands (1-2). Stephanie Sanchez recored […]

ENMU spikers win two in Lady Buff Classic

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team bounced back from a pair of losses on Friday, beating New Mexico Highlands 26-30, 30-18, 30-27, 30-16 and Oklahoma Panhandle State 28-30, 30-25, 30-15, 30-26 to wrap up their schedule in the season-opening West Texas A&M’s Lady Buff Classic. The Zias struggled early […]

Red-hot Cowboys down ENMU

CNJ staff PORTALES — Maybe the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team should have played New Mexico Highlands early in the season. The Greyhounds fared much better against the Cowboys than in their earlier clash, but the result was the same — an 11-7 loss on Tuesday night at Greyhound Field. Two weeks earlier, Highlands […]

Highlands crushes Hounds

CNJ staff LAS VEGAS, N.M — New Mexico Highlands had a run on the board before getting a hit on Tuesday against Eastern New Mexico University. That was certainly bad news for the Greyhounds. Once they started raking, the Cowboys pounded out 26 hits and rolled to a 24-5 rout in a non-conference clash. All […]

Highlands rallies for series split

CNJ staff PORTALES — Coming off two eight-inning losses on Saturday, it would’ve been hard to blame New Mexico Highlands’ softball team for feeling snake-bit when Michelle Anderson’s two-run homer in the seventh forced an extra frame again on Sunday. The Cowgirls recovered, though, scoring three times in the eighth for a 10-7 win over […]

Zias post 8-inning victories

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ENMU’s Michelle Anderson swings at a pitch in Saturday’s second game of a softball doubleheader against New Mexico Highlands at Zia Softball Field. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico Zia softball team finished with a flurry of offense to complete a doubleheader sweep of New […]

College update: Point guard finds her voice

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer New Mexico Highlands point guard Chelo McElrath has always had a quiet, introverted demeanor. After two years at Clarendon Junior College in Clarendon, Texas, the 2003 Clovis High graduate went to Highlands and walked on at the Division II school in Las Vegas. It was at Highlands where McElrath […]