Zias upend Abilene Christian


Emilie Rodman searches for a way around the lock of Abilene Christian’s Sophia Kindred during Saturday’s match at Greyhound Arena. Photo by Kevin Wilson By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Already assured a spot in the Lone Star Conference tournament, the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team picked up a shot of confidence Saturday in its […]

Zias clinch spot in LSC volleyball tournament

CNJ STAFF PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team clinched its 11th Lone Star Conference tournament berth in the last 13 years Friday night with a 30-28, 31-29, 30-19 Lone Star Conference South Division win over Angelo State at Greyhound Arena. ENMU (14-14, 6-3 South) can do no worse than tie for the […]

Texico junior fills in nicely

Dave Wagner TEXICO’S FIVE-GAME WIN over Estancia gave the Lady Spikers the top seed in this week’s District 6-2A volleyball tournament and the right to host the championship match on Saturday. It also assured the Lady Spikers (16-5) of a regional berth next week. Texico (16-5) dominated games one and three of the one-game playoff, […]

Lady Cats clinch 2nd in 4-5A volleyball


Clovis senior Monique Walker hammers the ball past a Manzano defender. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Eric Butler While the Clovis High volleyball team may have a stumbling block in district rival Eldorado, another 4-5A squad from Albuquerque has even has a more difficult time with the Lady Wildcats. And Saturday was not the […]

Zias reach .500 mark in volleyball

CNJ STAFF STEPHENVILLE, Texas — It’s been a long climb to the .500 mark for the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team. The Zias finally made it Saturday — and also put themselves in an improved position in the Lone Star Conference South Division race — with a 30-26, 37-35, 30-26 victory over Tarleton State. […]

Lady Spikers eye tie for title


Texico sophomore Isabel Serrano hits past the block attempt of Tucumcari’s Amber Martin during Tuesday’s District 6-2A match in Texico. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Rick White TEXICO — Texico moved within a game of forcing a playoff for the District 6-2A regular-season title Tuesday in less-than-convincing fashion. Lori Richardson hammered seven kills and Sissy […]

Lady Cats sweep Carlsbad

CNJ staffLady Cats sweep CARLSBAD — Monique Walker collected 14 kills and seven blocks and Alissa McDowell added five kills and five aces as Clovis beat Carlsbad 25-20, 25-13, 25-15 on Tuesday in a District 4-5A match.

ENMU spikers sweep past Wayland

CNJ STAFF PLAINVIEW, Texas — Junior Anna Bellum compiled 17 kills, seven digs and three aces Tuesday night to lead Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team past Wayland Baptist 30-21, 30-27, 31-29. The Zias (9-12) had a balanced attack on offense that included 11 kills from Emilie Rodman and 10 from Grace George. Portales sophomore […]

Lady Cats blitz outmanned Hobbs


Clovis seniors Tara Ray, left, and Alissa McDowell attempt to block a Hobbs shot during a District 4-5A contest Tuesday night at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner Clovis dominated Hobbs the first time the teams met in District 4-5A play — and the Lady Eagles were are full strength then. […]

Zias knock off Angelo State

CNJ STAFF The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team bounced back for three-game sweep with a 30-24, 23-30, 28-30, 30-19, 15-11 win over Angelo State in a Lone Star Conference South Division match Saturday at San Angelo, Texas. Junior Anna Bellum collected 14 kills, 17 digs and four aces for the Zias (8-12, 3-2 South). […]