Shooting targets U.S. congresswoman, kills 6

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A gunman nearly unloaded a semiautomatic weapon at a busy supermarket Saturday during a public gathering for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, wounding the Democrat and killing Arizona’s chief federal judge and five others in an attempted assassination that left Americans questioning whether divisive politics had pushed the suspect over the edge. The […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Zias thump Permian Basin

CNJ staff Sophomore outside hitter Amber Durand and junior middle blockers Jessica King and Kristen Beck combined for 34 kills Tuesday night as Eastern New Mexico defeated Texas-Permian Basin 25-18, 25-17, 25-18 in a non-conference volleyball match at Greyhound Arena. The Zias (7-7) trailed only briefly early in each game before quickly taking control and […]

Southwestern tops Zias

Freedom New Mexico It looked like a match that Eastern New Mexico University, mired in a long Lone Star Conference losing streak, could win. Unfortunately for the Zias, Southwestern Oklahoma was having none of it. The Mustangs, mired in their own seven-match losing streak, fought off ENMU challenges in each of the first two games […]

Death penalty outdated, kills innocent people

Freedom New Mexico It’s time for another review of the death penalty, and the growing evidence that we can’t do it well enough to justify continued use. Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland has delayed two planned executions pending a new review of the process. The order comes after Strickland ordered a halt to another killing on […]

Streptococcus infection kills two in Curry County

CNJ staff Two Curry County residents are dead and another is hospitalized from an infection of “invasive group A Streptococcus,” according to a press release from the New Mexico Department of Health sent late Wednesday. The department says they have no evidence that the cases are linked. All three cases were discovered Dec. 31 through […]

Newman downs Zias in five

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Zia outside hitter Nicole Vanderploeg fields an attack in the second game of Thursday’s match against Newman at Greyhound Arena. The host Zias were defeated in five games by the Jets. Freedom New Mexico Angie Bennett got three of her match-high 15 kills in the deciding fifth set, and the […]

Plane crash kills 5 in Santa Rosa

The Associated Press SANTA ROSA — Federal investigators are trying to determine what caused the crash of a single-engine airplane shortly after taking off from Santa Rosa’s airport, killing all five people aboard. The Cessna 206 took off Sunday from the Route 66 Airport around 1 p.m. and crashed almost immediately, said Roland Herwig, a […]

Zias can’t hold on in fifth game of finale

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Trying to escape the Lone Star Conference cellar Thursday night, the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team came up short. ENMU bolted to a 7-0 lead in a decisive fifth game, but the Zias couldn’t hang on and lost to Southeastern Oklahoma 30-26, 23-30, 30-24, 28-30, 16-14. […]

Cameron posts sweep over Zias

LAWTON, Okla. — Fernando Queiroz, a 5-foot-10 outside hitter from Belo Horizonte, Brazil, compiled 14 kills, nine digs and three aces Thursday night to help Cameron hand Eastern New Mexico University a 30-14, 31-29, 30-13 Lone Star Conference volleyball loss. Freshman middle blocker Ruth Johnson added 12 kills for the Aggies (12-13, 5-4 LSC), who […]

Zias put end to losing streak with sweep

CNJ staff PORTALES — It’s been a long time coming for the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team. Mired in a skid which had seen them lose 14 in a row and 19 of their last 20, the Zias got off to a fast start Friday night and went on to a 30-19, 30-23, 30-19 […]

Southwestern overhauls Zias late

Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Southwestern Oklahoma got 22 kills and 12 digs from senior middle blocker Kasandra Gurtner and 18 kills and five block solos from junior middle blocker Kacia Sandburg Thursday night and the Bulldogs rallied past Eastern New Mexico University 30-17, 26-30, 24-30, 30-18, 15-12 in a Lone Star Conference volleyball match […]

Zias lose to Texas Woman’s in five

CNJ staff DENTON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team got close to breaking its losing streak on Saturday, but the Zias faded after forcing a fifth game. Junior middle blocker Kandis Schroeder compiled 24 kills and freshman outside hitter Alyson Harlan added 16 kills, 13 digs and nine aces as Texas Woman’s outlasted […]

Commerce sweeps past Zias

CNJ staff COMMERCE, Texas — Senior middle blocker Colleen Favaro posted a double-double with 16 kills and 13 digs Thursday night as Texas A&M-Commerce kept Eastern New Mexico University reeling with a 30-17, 30-26, 30-21 Lone Star Conference volleyball sweep. The loss was the 12th in a row and 17th in 18 matches for the […]

UT-Brownsville holds off Zias’ upset bid

CNJ staff CNJ STAFF PORTALES — Things just aren’t going that well this season for the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team. The Zias never trailed in beating Texas-Brownsville in the first game Saturday, but dropped two tight games to the Scorpions after that and lost 26-30, 30-27, 30-21, 32-30 at Greyhound Arena. The setback […]

Kingsville sweeps Zias

CNJ Staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — Adina Gray and Sha Tramble combined for 30 kills Saturday as Texas A&M-Kingsville defeated Eastern New Mexico Univeristy 30-21, 30-25, 30-25 in Lone Star Conference volleyball. Gray had 14 kills and eight digs while Tramble compiled 14 kills, nine digs and three aces for the Javelinas (5-5, 1-1 LSC). Kingsville’s […]

TexAnns deal Zias setback in South play

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Missy Castro had 12 kills and Emily Richardson added 11 as Tarleton State opened Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball play Thursday night with a 30-21, 30-25, 30-21 win over Eastern New Mexico University. The TexAnns (6-7, 1-0 South) pulled away late in the second game while dominating the Zias […]

Zia volleyballers struggles continue

CNJ staff SEARCY, Ark. — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team dropped its final two matches in the Harding Classic on Saturday, falling to Washburn 30-21, 30-18, 30-17 and to the host Lady Bison 30-27, 30-28, 30-23. The Zias (3-11) went 0-4 for the weekend against teams which entered their matches against ENMU with […]

Zias fall twice on first day of tourney

Freedom Newspapers SEARCY, Ark. — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team had chances on Friday against quality opponents, but came up short both times in a tournament hosted by Harding University. The Zias (2-9) saw their losing streak reach seven with setbacks to Henderson State (Ark.) 30-21, 35-33, 33-31 and to Missouri Southern 30-19, […]

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 […]

Zias drop pair of matches

CNJ staff DURANGO, Colo. — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team finished off a winless weekend in a tournament hosted by Fort Lewis, losing on Saturday to Colorado State-Pueblo in a 24-30, 32-30, 30-28, 30-28 squeaker before falling 30-15, 30-17, 30-16 to Ashland (Ohio), the eighth-ranked team in NCAA Division II. Taren Frazier led […]