Zias turn back NM Highlands

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Zia freshman Grace George blocks a kill attempt by Highlands outside hitter Audra Williams in the first game of Tuesday’s match at Greyhound Arena. Photo by Kevin Wilson By Kevin Wilson PORTALES — Anna Bellum led three Eastern New Mexico University players in double figures with 22 kills, and the Zias staved off a late […]

Zia netters struggling to mesh

Freedom Newspapers Most of the Eastern New Mexico University Zia volleyball players never competed together before this year, and despite their individual abilities to spike, bump and set they haven’t been able to put together many solid team performances. The team’s only two returning players — junior Margie Goble and senior Anya Mack — are […]

Banged up Hounds hit road

Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University’s football team had an easy time with Northeastern State in 2002, rolling to a 46-14 victory at Blackwater Draw. Coach Bud Elliott doesn’t expect that type of game when the teams collide at 1 p.m. (MDT) Saturday on the Redmen’s home field in Tahlequah, Okla. ENMU owns a 2-0 […]

ENMU special teams have been just that

Dave Wagner Senior Eric Mims didn’t have to rush home Saturday night after all to give his first sermon on Sunday in his father’s church in Amarillo. The starting cornerback for the ENMU football team suffered a dislocated shoulder in practice on Thursday and is expected to be out four weeks, coach Bud Elliott said. […]

Greyhounds dominant in home opener

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ENMU safety Ty Touchstone wraps up Highlands running back Andrew Garst during Saturday’s game at Greyhound Stadium. Photo by Kevin Wilson By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University made sure there would be no suspense this time. Junior quarterback Steven Hinson ran for three touchdowns and threw for another one Saturday night […]

Highlands coach following in NFL dad’s footsteps

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Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson/Theo Watson latches onto Brandon Harper during Thursday night’s Greyhound football practice at Portales High School. Dave Wagner John Fassel knew he was stepping into a tough situation this season as New Mexico Highlands head football coach. The Cowboys entered the 2003 campaign with a 12-game losing streak, and didn’t figure to […]

Volleyball summaries

CNJ staff Prep summaries Tuesday Texico 3, Floyd 0 Texico 25 25 25 Floyd 15 17 22 Kills: Texico, Lori Richardson 11, Ashley Kidd 9, Erika Autrey 5. Blocks: Kidd 5, Ashley Littlejohn 4, Autrey 3. Aces: Texico, Littlejohn 9, Kidd 5. Aces: Texico, Seneca Turner 22. Records: Texico 2-0, Floyd 0-2. Dora 3, Grady […]