Zias split, but lose ground in playoff push

Freedom Newspapers KINGSVILLE, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team earned another split on Saturday. The problem is the Zias will now need more than that next weekend to make the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament. Senior shortstop Jessica Nocas’ three-run double capped a five-run second, and the Zias made it stand up […]

Zias earn twin bill split at Kingsville

CNJ staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s Rosemary Moreno fired her seventh shutout and earned her 19th complete game of the season on Friday, pitching the Zias to a 6-0 win over Texas A&M-Kingsville in the opener of a Lone Star Conference South Division softball doubleheader. The Javelinas came back to win the […]

ENMU men seeking LSC tourney berth

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Despite a couple of disappointing losses last week, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team is still in contention for a Lone Star Conference tournament berth. The Greyhounds (9-14, 3-5 LSC South) open their final homestand of the season with a 7:30 p.m. matchup today against […]

Hot-shooting Kingsville rolls past Hounds

CNJ staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — Texas A&M-Kingsville took the lead for good with a 10-0 run midway through the first half Thursday night and the Javelinas went on to rout Eastern New Mexico University 91-76 in a Lone Star Conference South Division men’s basketball matchup. Senior guard Remi Yusuf scored 17 of his game-high 28 […]

Zias fall into tie for South cellar

CNJ staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — Senior forward Kaipresha Price’s layup with 1:23 left Thursday night lifted Texas A&M-Kingsville past Eastern New Mexico University 60-58 in a Lone Star Conference South Division women’s matchup. Freshman guard Jasmine June scored 21 points and grabbed a game-high nine rebounds as the Javelinas (5-17, 1-8 South) snapped a six-game […]

Hounds control postseason destiny

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The fate of the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team is still in their hands heading down the stretch. A four-team race appears to be brewing for the South Division’s final two spots in the Lone Star Conference’s postseason tournament, and the Hounds face each of the other […]

Hounds eye rematch with WT

CNJ staff PORTALES — Shawn Scanlan hopes his Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team has its defensive problems straightened out. Scanlan noted the Greyhounds gave up 20 layups or dunks in a 93-81 Lone Star Conference South Division loss to rival West Texas A&M Monday at Canyon, Texas. ENMU (9-12, 3-3 South) put together […]

Hounds ride defense to win over Kingsville

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Greyhound senior guard Jolen Montoya drives past Texas A&M-Kingsville post Juan Launaze in the first half of Thursday’s Lone Star Conference South Division game at Greyhound Arena. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan got the defensive effort he wanted to […]

Zias get first division win

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Zia forward Megan Ratliff drives past a Texas A&M-Kingsville defender in the second half of Thursday’s Lone Star Conference South Division game at Greyhound Arena. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s women led all the way Thursday night, but it turned into anything except an […]

Defense major concern for Hounds, Zias

By Dave Wagner: CNJ staff writer As they prepare for Lone Star Conference South Division games tonight against Texas A&M-Kingsville at Greyhound Arena, Eastern New Mexico University men’s coach Shawn Scanlan and women’s coach Dan Buzard have a similar concern. Defense. Buzard wasn’t happy with the way the Zias played defense in their last outing, […]

Hounds selected for Division II all-star game

CNJ staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — Seniors Derrick Hunter and Corey White have been chosen to represent Eastern New Mexico University on the West squad in the 2006 Cactus Bowl all-star football game on Jan. 6 at Texas A&M-Kingsville. Hunter led the Greyhounds in receiving in each of his four seasons and finished his career with […]

SPORTS BRIEFS: Foxes awarded forfeit

CNJ staff FORT SUMNER — The Fort Sumner Foxes were awarded a forfeit in tonight’s game at Springer when the Red Devils asked out of the game due to lack of numbers. Fort Sumner (8-2), ranked No. 1 in Class 1A, was already assured a berth in the state playoffs beginning next week. Seeding for […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Hounds fall to Javelinas

CNJ staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — Junior defensive back Blair Anderson returned an Eastern New Mexico University fumble 21 yards for a third-quarter touchdown, giving Texas A&M-Kingsville the lead for good Saturday night as the Javelinas defeated Eastern New Mexico University 26-14 in a Lone Star Conference South Division football game. The 21st-ranked Javelinas (6-2, 2-2 […]

ENMU faces angry Javelinas

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Told of Texas A&M-Kingsville’s shocking 41-14 loss at Midwestern State last Saturday moments after his own team’s setback against Tarleton State, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo cringed. Kingsville doesn’t lose often — and rarely are the Javelinas embarrassed. With that in mind, Ribaudo knows the Greyhounds […]

Hounds look to end ‘jinx’ at Kingsville

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer WHEN TARLETON STATE BEAT Eastern New Mexico University 34-27 on Saturday, it was the program’s first win at Blackwater Draw in six tries. This week, the Greyhounds travel to Texas A&M-Kingsville — a place they’ve never won (0-10). So could another “jinx” come to an end? “There’s a difference, […]

ENMU falls to Kingsville in five games

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Kristi Britain tips a ball over the net in the third game of the Zias’ match against Texas A&M-Kingsville on Saturday at Greyhound Arena. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — The Zias could contain Shaday Smith only so long. The Texas A&M Kingsville sophomore had a game high 25 […]

Misplayed pop fly gives Zias win over Kingsville

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Zia catcher Tina Whitt tags out Texas A&M-Kingsville’s Kristen Healy at home plate in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Texas A&M-Kingsville softball coach Jake Schumann wasn’t particularly happy with a split on Friday. Eastern New Mexico University head coach Amber Daniel thought […]

Hounds gain weekend sweep

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Trevor Davis had already thrown more than 100 pitches through eight innings, but he figured he had enough left to finish the job. Davis wiggled out of a first-and-third, none-out jam in the top of the ninth and pitched Eastern New Mexico University past Texas A&M-Kingsville 4-3 in […]

Reserve forward does in Hounds in season finale

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Irshaun Pinckney takes a long jumper in the first half of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division game. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Reserve forward Chris White scored a career-high 24 points Saturday night to lead Texas A&M-Kingsville to an 82-73 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in a […]

Zias end year with rout of Kingsville

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Heather Brown looks for room on the baseline as she is guarded by Texas A&M Kingsville’s Dely’la Hoodye in the second half of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division game. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — It wasn’t pretty, but the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team went out […]