Lady Wolverines, Vixens prepare to defend crowns

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Senior Brooke Bailey passes the ball to a teammate during Texico volleyball practice on Friday. The Lady Wolverines are preparing to defend the Class 2A state championship they won last November. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent The last time a group of athletes like this came through, Texico volleyball coach […]

ENMU players named hitters of the week

CNJ Staff Greyhound baseball second baseman Mike McDuffie and Zia softball first baseman Anna Hershkowitz have each been selected as the Lone Star Conference South Division’s hitter of the week in their sport. McDuffie hit .474 last week with two homers, three doubles, seven RBIs and a .947 slugging percentage. The senior also scored seven […]

Zias sign outside hitter in volleyball

CNJ staff PORTALES — Outside hitter Veronica Valdez-Kent of Canyon, Texas, has signed a national letter of intent to play volleyball for new Eastern New Mexico University coach Kim Falkenhagen. Valdez-Kent helped her team reach the Texas Class 3A volleyball championship in each of the past two seasons, including winning the title in 2005. She […]

Greyhounds split with West Texas

CNJ Staff CANYON, Texas — Sophomore Evan Orsak pitched a two-hitter, helping the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds to win 3-2 and earned a Lone Star Conference South split with rival West Texas A&M. West Texas won the opener, 7-4. With a 3-0 lead in the nightcap, Orsak (3-2) gave up a two-run homer to […]

Lady Rams’ star fights off injury

By Dave Wagner CNJ SPORTS WRITER ALBUQUERQUE — Apparently, Bethany Self makes an appreciable difference in the Portales Lady Rams’ lineup. Held out of Wednesday’s pool play after sustaining a strained right MCL in last week’s District 4-3A tournament championship loss to Ruidoso, the 6-foot-1 junior outside hitter returned with a vengeance on Thursday. After […]

Lady Chaps defeat Zias in four games

CNJ staff LUBBOCK — Mike Maguire’s 20-year tenure as Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball coach went out quietly on Tuesday night. The Zias finished the season on a 15-match losing streak, falling to Lubbock Christian 30-14, 30-20, 29-31, 30-19. The Lady Chaps (18-19) jumped in front early in each of the three games they won […]

Rambelles outlast ENMU

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Cristina Doris compiled 20 kills and 17 digs and Angelo State rallied from a 2-1 deficit in games to edge Eastern New Mexico University 30-28, 25-30, 28-30, 30-24, 17-15 in a Lone Star Conference South Division matchup on Thursday night. Adrienne Taylor added 15 kills, 12 digs and three […]

Kingsville beats Zias in five again

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ENMU junior outside hitter Jessie Macknicki (left) collected 19 kills and 24 digs on Thursday night, but the Zias dropped a five-game Lone Star Conference South match to Texas A&M-Kingsville at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — For the moment, at least, Texas A&M-Kingsville seems to […]

Lady Buffs sweep Zias

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — The West Texas A&M Lady Buffs got 16 kills and four aces from senior outside hitter Jessica Scherr Tuesday night and cruised to their 19th consecutive victory, a 30-16, 30-21, 30-21 Lone Star Conference South Division decision over Eastern New Mexico University. WT (24-3, 6-0 South), ranked 23rd in NCAA […]

CHS VOLLEYBALL; Lady Cats go five games to win district opener

CNJ staff HOBBS — The Clovis Lady Wildcats opened their District 4-5A volleyball schedule on Thursday night with a 25-15, 15-25, 25-12, 21-25, 15-9 victory over Hobbs. Clovis (9-8, 1-0 district) had four leaders in each statistical category. Senior hitter Siobhan Flatow had 10 kills, while senior setter Britni Montague provided 32 assists. Senior libero […]