Zias drop Highlands

Freedom Newspapers LAS VEGAS, N. M. — Senior guard Heather Brown hit five 3-pointers and finished with 21 points Monday to lead the Eastern New Mexico University Zias a 75-56 win over New Mexico Highlands. It was Zias fifth win in six games. The Zias (7-2) pulled away early in the second-half as Brown hit […]

Portales grad Kabrick gives Zias boost

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Megan Kabrick was all set to move away from home and play college volleyball at Angelo State when she suddenly had a change of heart. A four-year standout in volleyball and basketball at Portales High School, Kabrick signed to play at Angelo in November of 2005. She […]

Roanhaus leads big turnaround at Robertson

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Las Vegas Robertson football coach Chad Roanhaus, a Clovis High grad and son of longtime Wildcats coach Eric Roanhaus, celebrates during last week’s Class 3A semifinal win over Socorro. Courtesy photo: Santa Fe New Mexican By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer When he first accepted the job as Las Vegas Robertson’s football coach, Chad Roanhaus […]

Hounds and Zias take road trips

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer It’s early to begin Lone Star Conference South Division play, but that’s what the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team is about to do. The Zias (2-0) will be in Canyon, Texas, to meet Adams State at 1 p.m. (MST) today before facing division rival West Texas A&M […]

Hounds top Cowboys for first victory

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ENMU senior Mikal Monette and New Mexico Highlands freshman David Omogham battle for a rebound during the first half of Tuesday night’s game at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University senior forward Mikal Monette said a win is a win. Monette scored 14 […]

ENMU spikers drop ninth in row

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ENMU freshman Megan Kazakoff (left) and a teammate try to block the attack of New Mexico Highland’s Audra Williams on Tuesday at Greyhound Arena. (Freedom Newspapers photo: Karl Terry) CNJ staff PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team is having one of those years where going to a fifth game has proven to […]

ENMU women’s soccer team blanks Highlands

CNJ staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Freshman forward Samantha Lawrence scored on a rebound of senior forward Megan Dozier’s shot in the 78th minute on Tuesday, lifting the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team past New Mexico Highlands 1-0. The Zias (4-4), who snapped a three-match losing streak, won despite Highlands’ 18-5 advantage in […]

Hounds continue to struggle

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s struggles continued Tuesday night. The Greyhounds carried a 2-1 lead into the sixth inning, but New Mexico Highlands scored four runs without hitting a ball out of the infield and the Cowboys went on to an 8-3 victory at Greyhound Field. Highlands improved to 21-14 with its […]

Highlands pounds Hounds

Freedom Newspapers LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Junior first baseman Antonio Siqueiros belted a first-inning grand slam and New Mexico Highlands never looked back in a 17-5 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Tuesday. Highlands (16-13) had five innings of three or more runs and collected 19 hits against five ENMU pitchers in handing the […]

Roanhaus family prepares for big Saturday

By Pete Herrera: The Associated Press Chad Roanhaus had it all figured out. He’d go to college, get a degree in finance and make a lot of money. Then his roots and his pedigree stepped in. Roanhaus majored in finance with a minor in accounting at New Mexico Highlands, but he’s never used his degree […]

ENMU men win Highlands meet

CNJ staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — If nothing else, coach Joel McMullen says, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team is showing it’s not an easy touch for strong opponents running at less than full strength. The Greyhounds edged defending NCAA Division II runnerup Adams State 43-44 on Saturday for the team championship […]

Zias hold on to beat Colorado Christian

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Zia forward Megan Dozier tries to beat Colorado Christian goalkeeper Allison Cox in the first half of Friday’s game. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Anna Funck said she felt pretty good going into Friday’s match against Colorado Christian. Good thing for the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team, […]

Highlands cruises past Hounds

CNJ STAFF LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Center fielder Rich Janeway went 5-for-5 and drove in four runs, backing the seven-hit pitching of left-hander Lucas Spagnuolo as New Mexico Highlands rolled over Eastern New Mexico University 10-1 in non-league baseball on Tuesday. Janeway hit three singles, a double and a solo homer in raising his batting […]

College soccer: Fluke goal helps Zias beat Highlands

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University Zias women’s soccer team was determined not to let anything spoil their debut on their new field. With just a bit of help from New Mexico Highlands, and a late insurance goal, the Zias posted a 2-0 win on Sunday to keep their […]

Zias win another in five games

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Once again, the Eastern New Mexico University Zias showed they know what to do in the abbreviated fifth game of a volleyball match. ENMU won for the 10th time in 11 fifth games over the past two seasons — including 3-0 this year — by edging New Mexico […]

Highlands hammers Hounds

CNJ STAFF LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Brian Fryer was a one-man wrecking crew. The senior center fielder went 4-for-4 with a triple, a homer and four runs batted in as New Mexico Highlands routed Eastern New Mexico University 9-1 on Tuesday in college baseball. Fryer raised his season’s batting average to .492, driving in single […]

Walks, errors doom Hounds

CNJ staff PORTALES — Second baseman Zach Dominguez doubled home two runs to cap a four-run fourth inning, lifting New Mexico Highlands to an 8-4 victory over Eastern New Mexico University Tuesday in non-conference baseball game at Greyhound Field. The outburst gave the Cowboys (24-18) a 6-2 lead and they stayed in control from there […]

Walks costly for Hounds at Highlands

CNJ staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Less than 24 hours after committing 10 errors in a game, the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team turned in an errorless performance Wednesday afternoon against New Mexico Highlands. Unfortunately for the Greyhounds, freshman pitchers Josh Stephenson and Keith Balderaz struggled with control — 10 walks, three hit batsmen […]

Hounds beat NMHU on squeeze bunt

CNJ STAFF PORTALES — Joey Aguilar’s one-out, bases-loaded squeeze bunt drove in Mark Wallace with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth Tuesday night as Eastern New Mexico University edged New Mexico Highlands 7-6 in a non-conference baseball game at Greyhound Field. The Greyhounds (7-11), avenging an 18-9 loss to Highlands at home […]

Hounds have mound meltdown

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Greyhound junior Josh Kuchta fires a pitch during the seventh inning of Eastern New Mexico’s Monday game against New Mexico Highlands. Freedom Newspapers photo by Kevin Wilson. CNJ staff Portales — The only thing worse than Eastern New Mexico’s fielding was its pitching. New Mexico Highlands and West Texas A&M combined for 46 runs and […]